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Patriotism was in focus at Barnum Woods Elementary School in East Meadow as students donning red, white and blue stood with their parents on the school’s front lawn for its annual Flag Day ceremony … more
“I think it’s my responsibility, as an educator, to teach children about cultures outside of their own,” said Janice Oldak, who is retiring after 32 years of teaching art at Barnum Woods … more
Emily Carman, Kaitlyn Surless, Stefanie Botman and Hailey Schiller, all graduating seniors in the East Meadow School District, stood out as volunteers, role models and scholars to the East Meadow … more
Students in Toni Ann Pelo’s first-grade class at Barnum Woods Elementary School, in East Meadow, collected 355 pairs of shoes for charity during the school’s annual shoe drive. In honor of … more
Some student athletes in the East Meadow School District claim that when they hit the field — in their case, natural grass — they are at a distinct disadvantage. All of the district fields are … more
Members of the Nassau County Bar Association have been mentoring students at eight schools across Nassau County for the past 24 years, teaching them about a wide array of topics and offering a role … more
If you had asked Christian Cang-Cuesta, East Meadow High School’s Valedictorian, before he spoke with the Herald, he would probably say he wasn’t looking forward to an interview. “I quite … more
EJ Cumbo entered the East Coast Conference baseball tournament on a team-high 14-game hitting streak. He also reached postseason within striking distance of the program record for batting average and … more
Becoming valedictorian was about more than grades for Jonathan Melkun. It was about topping his class at W.T. Clarke High School while learning to be a father figure to his little brother. Melkun … more
Residents approved the East Meadow School District and library budgets after a May 21 vote tallied 1,654 in favor and 516 against. The Board of Education will be getting two new additions, Jodi … more
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