Education News

P.S. 24

In observance of Random Acts of Kindness Week, students, parents and staff members who feel they were treated kindly by someone are writing about their experiences and posting their descriptions on a bulletin board in the main lobby.

 

P.S. 81

Preregistration for kindergarten will continue through Friday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each day. For information regarding which documents to bring, contact the school at 718-796-8965.

 

Horace Mann School

The Scholastic Art and Writing Contest/Alliance for Young Artists and Writers has awarded “gold keys” to senior Elizabeth Weingold and junior Colin Mark for their original plays. The HM students were among only 375 winners out of 108,000 submissions. Weingold’s one-act play, “Mazel Tov,” was performed last week at Horace Mann’s Black Box Theatre.

 

Kinneret Day School

At last week’s annual fifth-grade Invention Convention, students displayed their innovative projects and described the challenges of creating them. Tomer  Poole-Dayan’s “Laundry Made Easy” contraption is able to transfer laundry from a hamper into a basket, eliminating the need for human handling. “Who wants to touch dirty laundry?” asked the inventor. Deborah Haimowitz’s “Adjustable Spin Art Bowl,” a battery-operated device that spins around, creates unique designs as paint is added. Jessica Gruboy’s “Top Pot” prevents plants from being knocked over. Elinor Poole-Dayan’s “E-Z Brush” includes a cloth placed over the bristles, making it easy to remove any captured hair. Katarina Berezovsky’s “Magical Tubes” comprise a three-in-one container for shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

 

College of Mount Saint Vincent

The community is invited to attend a free seminar on “Olympic Games: World Impact” next Thursday, February 23, at 4 p.m. in Science Hall, room 101. The event launches the college’s Center for International Studies spring calendar. Visiting Instructor Jonathan Rosenberg of the department of business and economics will present a brief history of the Olympics with an emphasis on how the games affect the world in the areas of sports, business, politics, and society.

 

Manhattan College

The keynote address at the college’s May commencement will be Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of New York since 2009.  Dolan will formally be elevated to cardinal on February 18 by Pope Benedict XVI. He will receive an honorary doctorate during the ceremony. During his tenure as archbishop, Dolan has guided the diocese in the Catholic faith and teachings.  His fellow bishops elected him president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2010, and he served as chair of Catholic Relief Services from 2009 to 2010. College During his tenure as archbishop, Dolan has guided the diocese in the Catholic faith and teachings.  His fellow bishops elected him to president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2010, and he served as chair of Catholic Relief Services from 2009 to 2010. College President Dr. Brennan O’Donnell said, “We are honored and delighted that Cardinal Dolan will be with us to celebrate this great day in the life of the college. He has a deep affection for and appreciation of the work of Catholic education at all levels and has been a wise counselor and pastor to the Colleges and Universities in his diocese. His becoming an honorary alumnus of Manhattan College represents the continuance of a great history of faithful, collaborative work between the college and the Church in New York City.”

 

Local Scholars

The State University of New York at New Paltz has announced that the following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester: Sabrina Berfas, a communication studies major; Melissa Nolan, a communication media major; Lori-Anne Wallen, a sociology major; Angie Alva, a childhood education major; Daniel Berger, a music major; Justin Blau Edelstein, a possible communication media major; Krystal Lindsay, an early childhood education major; Justin Pando, a communication studies major; Andrew Sanchez, a possible finance major; Tyler Stevens, a communication studies major; and Nicole Whyne, who has not declared a major. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must achieve a GPA of at least 3.3 while taking a full-time course load.  SUNY New Paltz, located ninety miles from New York City, enrolls 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers an extraordinary number of majors in the areas of business, liberal arts and sciences, engineering, fine and performing arts, and education.

Sienna College in Loudonville, New York, has announced that Laura Urena, a social work major, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester. To achieve this distinction, students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.5. Siena College is a Franciscan Catholic institution that advances the ideals of a liberal arts education. It enrolls 3,000 undergraduates in more than 1,200 program combinations from 27 majors and 47 minor and certificate programs on its 176-acre campus located two miles north of Albany. Students engage in a highly personalized education and are challenged in a way that prepares them for a lifetime of extraordinary achievement.

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