BOARD NOTES - NS SCHOOL BOARD REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 10, 2013
September 29 -- Under sunny skies and with perfect early fall temperatures, maroon and white, and horned Viking helmets abounded as the North Shore School District celebrated its annual Homecoming on Saturday. The day kicked off at 10 am with a parade that made its way along a mile long route from Glenwood Landing School to the High School. . . . READ MORE
SEA CLIFF SCHOOL CELEBRATES BEGINNING OF SCHOOL YEAR WITH ITS ANNUAL CARNIVAL
On Friday, September 20, Sea Cliff students, parents, and faculty gathered at the Carpenter Avenue Field for the annual Sea Cliff PCA Carnival. Students enjoyed games, rides, and blow-up slides, as well as plenty good food. Principal and good sport Chris Zublionis volunteered himself to be the
Photo and article by Shelly Newman
North Shore Schools, Glen Head, NY, September 4, 2013 - The North Shore School District is proud to announce that Frankie and Maddy Conklin, ninth and tenth graders respectively, competed over the summer at the USA Field Hockey Showcase and were chosen to represent New York in the USA Field Hockey National Tournament. . . .
Sept. 6 -- Dozens of volunteers from the North Shore Lacrosse Club spent the last weekend of August refurbishing the two lacrosse fields at Glenwood Landing School that had been beaten up by the wear and tear of nearly year round use. READ MORE
August 20 -- Last week’s cool weather is giving way to higher temperatures this week - just in time for the start of summer practices for the North Shore High School Football team. READ MORE
CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES INSIDE NORTH SHORE SCHOOLS TELEVISION AND RECORDING STUDIO
Story be Shelly Newman
North Shore Schools Public Relations Director
August 7, 2013 – This summer, dedicated North Shore students and alumni participating in the LI Studies (LIS) Program continued construction inside of the new Victorian TV and Recording Studio located at the front entrance of the North Shore High School campus under the direction of Technology teacher Bruce Fichtman. Student workers included Eric Borchert, AJ Cavaliere, Ken Daly, Bryan Goetz, Rob Lerch, Andrew Poddoubnyi, and Emmanuel Varveris.
Mr. Fichtman said, “I was so impressed this summer by the students’ work ethic and eagerness to make the building look absolutely perfect. In the heat of the summer, students diligently worked on a number of projects including:
-Finished installation of all sheetrock and insulation
- Taped and spackled all the sheetrock seams
- Began priming interior walls with paint
- Installed wooden jambs in interior openings
- Installed a concrete (mud) floor in the foyer and bathroom
(supervised by Ernie Di Vincenzo, former Board of Ed. President)
- Installed subway white wall tiles in the bathroom
- Installed a mosaic pattern of floor tiles in the foyer and bathroom
- Began assembling duct work for geothermal cooling and heating system ·
- Stained and polyurethaned interior doors of building
The tremendous task of building the Victorian TV and Recording Studio began in 2008. It is a collaboration among volunteer community members and North Shore students in the LI Studies (LIS) Program, just one of five interdisciplinary humanities courses offered to seniors at North Shore High School. It is the first building at the North Shore School District that will be heated and cooled using geothermal energy.
Several school districts have visited North Shore to observe senior programs which have been recognized as Programs of Excellence by the New York State Council of Teachers of English. This project is funded by generous grants from the Viking Foundation.
Mr. Fichtman added, “During the years of construction, we have been fortunate to have the supervision and insight provided by residents of the district who are experts of their respective trades. Our community members have worked alongside our kids and have been fantastic mentors and teachers. It has been a lifelong learning experience for all involved in the building of the studio.”
In the upcoming school year, the focus will continue to be on the interior construction of the building with projects including: installation of the geothermal heating and cooling system, painting of all interior ceilings and walls, installation of countertops and wooden floor in the studio, hallways, editing room and control rooms, and wainscoting of the studio,
foyer and hallways. The estimated time of completion is for the 2014-15 school year.
Article by Shelly Newman
Information provided by Bruce Fichtman
Photos by Bruce Fichtman and
Pictured are the North Shore High School alumni and students participating in the LI Studies (LIS) Program working on the new Victorian TV and Recording Studio located at the front entrance of the North Shore High School campus under the
direction of Technology teacher Bruce Fichtman. Students and alumni included Eric Borchert, AJ
Cavaliere, Ken Daly, Bryan Goetz, Rob Lerch, Andrew Poddoubnyi, and Emmanuel Varveris.
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