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Sources: Deadly teen shooting in Hempstead was gang-related  News 12 Long Island

Wednesday's double shooting in Hempstead that left one 16-year-old dead and another injured was gang-related, sources tell News 12 Long Island.



CRISIS AT HEMPSTEAD HIGH  MetroFocus

With a graduation rate of only 37%, Hempstead High School on Long Island is one of the worst performing schools in the nation. Why? Find out.



Opinion: Make-believe at Hempstead schools  Newsday

Latest student performance report glosses over deep district challenges.



Latest Hempstead School Official Arrest Adds To District's Woes  Long Island Press

Besides the Hempstead school district's 37 percent graduation rate, crumbling schools, gang violence, and embattled superintendent, another vexing problem is ...



Island Park to Stop Sending Students to West Hempstead High School  NBC New York

After almost 50 years of sending recent middle school graduates to West Hempstead High, officials of the Island Park School District announced that, due to ...



State-Appointed Monitor: Struggling Hempstead School District Beginning To Make Progress  CBS New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A report is out sizing up a long-struggling school district. The Hempstead district has been under the watch of a state ...



Enduring Struggles in Hempstead School District  Long Island Press

The multitude of complex problems plaguing the Hempstead School District have made headlines across the region. From persistent rumors of a state takeover ...



Island Park to stop sending kids to West Hempstead High School  liherald.com

Island Park school officials announced in a July 11 letter to parents that starting with the 2019-20 school year, they will stop offering Island Park's middle school ...



Will State Take Over Troubled Hempstead Schools?  Long Island Press

Despite persistent struggles with declining graduation rates, violence, alleged corruption, and overall school board turmoil, the verdict is still out on whether the ...



Editorial: Hempstead schools are on the brink  Newsday

As Hempstead sadly keeps proving, it needs all the help it can get to make the grade.



Viral Video Catches Long Island Teacher On The Phone During Class  CBS New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A troubling video is making the rounds on social media. It appears to a show a teacher slacking off in class at a school in ...



Hempstead valedictorian: 'We are not a statistic'  Newsday

Class valedictorian Stephanie Chevez implored Hempstead High School's Class of 2018, which is primarily black and Latino, to recognize the power of its ...



Experts: Damaged school might not reopen until March  Newsday

The Hempstead school district's Prospect School may not be fully operational until March, according to experts coordinating the renovations and repairs since ...



State Will Not Take Over Long-Struggling Hempstead Schools  The New York Times

New York education commissioner MaryEllen Elia accepted a district improvement plan she had ordered, but said it left 'critical issues' unaddressed.



West Hempstead High School senior shares project on zoonotic diseases  Long Island Herald

Growing up, West Hempstead High School senior Mary Penson often visited her father, Dr. Harry Penson, at his veterinarian office. It was interesting, she said, ...



School board takes action against superintendent  Newsday

The Hempstead school board voted unanimously Tuesday to take steps toward seeking Superintendent Shimon Waronker's dismissal, the latest twist in a ...



New football field highlights renovations at West Hempstead High School  Long Island Herald

The newly installed artificial-turf football field at West Hempstead High School is the first of several completed renovations. In addition to the football field, the ...



Schools chief lauds 'noteworthy' Hempstead work  Newsday

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia spent Friday in meetings with school board members and administrators, her first visit to the struggling system ...



West Hempstead schools take part in Red Ribbon Week  Long Island Herald

Staff and students throughout the West Hempstead Union Free School District participated in several activities and lessons to honor Red Ribbon Week, which ...



Parents: Asbestos being removed from school while students are in building  News 12 Long Island

Parents say they're concerned about asbestos removal at a West Hempstead elementary school that's happening while students are in the building.



Longtime educator begins new chapter as West Hempstead High School's principal  liherald

With 27 years of experience in education, James DeTommaso has developed not only a love of teaching, but also a passion for leadership. He was officially ...



West Hempstead High School senior recognized as a National Merit Commended Student  liherald.com

West Hempstead High School senior Theodore Kim was recently recognized as a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.



Homecoming festivities in West Hempstead  liherald.com

School spirit was on full display at West Hempstead High School's Homecoming parade during the first weekend of fall on Sept. 22. From members of the Board ...



Hempstead Schools Draw State Review, Again  Long Island Press

School board president Maribel Touré, left, and acting superintendent Regina Armstrong debate issues before the school board. (Photo by Bob Giglione).



STEM connection with West Hempstead High School alumni  Long Island Herald

With alumni home for Thanksgiving break, West Hempstead High School extended a welcome to recent graduates for a STEM Major Alumni Day panel and ...



Cops: HS principal hurt in student fight; 2 arrested  Newsday

The principal at Hempstead High School was injured Friday while breaking up a fight between students, and two students were arrested, village police said.



West Hempstead High School's class of 2018  liherald.com

West Hempstead High School's graduating class received their diplomas, which marked the end of their years in the school district at the Tilles Center at C.W. ...



A 'superhero' in West Hempstead  liherald

West Hempstead resident Lauren Lee has been an attorney for 31 years, but no matter how busy her schedule may be, finding time to be a part of her children's ...



West Hempstead High School Key Club feeds local families  Long Island Herald

For the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, the West Hempstead High School Key Club accepted donations of turkeys and other food items and gift cards as part ...



West Hempstead Celebrates Homecoming On New Field  Malverne, NY Patch

The new turf field at West Hempstead High School was the site of this year's homecoming celebrations as the varsity football team hosted Friends Academy on ...



In District Known for Failure, Will the State Finally Step In?  The New York Times

When it comes to educational dysfunction, the Hempstead school district in Nassau County on Long Island is in a class by itself. For almost 30 years, the district ...



West Hempstead High School hosts music festival  liherald.com

For the first time in six years, West Hempstead High School hosted the Zone 13 New York State School Music Association Festival on April 17 and 18. Roughly ...



Fall festival fun for schools in West Hempstead  Long Island Herald

The spirit of fall was in full effect on Oct. 26 as the Chestnut Street School in the West Hempstead Union Free School District hosted a day of activities.



Signs of improvement at Hempstead High School  Long Island Report

Posted by LIR staff on Monday, February 13, 2017 ·. Last year, New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia confirmed that Hempstead High School ...



West Hempstead School District says farewell to Mr. Escobar  liherald.com

Throughout his life, West Hempstead High School Principal Alvaro Escobar said that he has prided himself on consistency. “Every day, I would just get up, put on ...



West Hempstead students shine at science expo  liherald.com

Students from West Hempstead Middle School and West Hempstead High School took part in the district's Science Expo on Jan. 10, showcasing projects they ...



West Hempstead Board Of Ed Appoints New Superintendent  Patch.com

West Hempstead Appoints New Superintendent - Malverne-Lynbrook, NY - Daniel Rehman will take over for Patricia Sullivan-Kriss, who is retiring, effecrtive ...



Dixon Place Presents OUTRAGE, For One Night Event  Broadway World

A brand new one man show about the state of our trouble nation comes this spring to Dixon Place for a one night only event. Inspired by and adapted from real ...



School board fires two, hires back HS principal  Newsday

The Hempstead school board, in a flurry of personnel changes, has fired Deputy Superintendent Varleton McDonald and Hempstead High School Principal ...



CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff Unveils 37%, A Deep Dive Into A Struggling School District  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS2 on Tuesday unveiled 37%, a special report that was a year in the making. It's titled after the graduation rate at Hempstead ...



Streams, lakes and ponds surrounding West Hempstead  liherald.com

In 1643, the area that makes up the West Hempstead community was purchased from the Massapequa and featured lush pastureland, arable soil and plentiful ...



West Hempstead school district  Newsday

VOTING7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at West Hempstead Middle School.THE BUDGETThe district proposes a $61122822 school budget for 2018-19, a 1.97 percent ...



2 new Hempstead school board members sworn in  Newsday

The Hempstead school board swore in two new members and appointed new leadership on Monday night, changes that will likely affect the dynamics of the ...



State issues audit to Hempstead HS after low graduation rates  News 12 Long Island

A state audit has been issued to Hempstead High School after a low number of students graduated last year.



High school classroom closed for asbestos remediation  Newsday

District leader says “slight asbestos” was found in pipework above the music room, and no students or staff members were exposed.



Editorial: Hempstead schools are in crisis  Newsday

On Monday, the state Education Department issued a devastating report on the Hempstead school district. It said the school board was the “most significant ...



West Hempstead HS Principal Retiring  Patch.com

From the West Hempstead Union Free School District: After serving the West Hempstead community for nearly 18 years, West Hempstead High School Principal ...



Activist: LI's 'Unknown gem' ripe for apartments  Newsday

THE SCOOP West Hempstead, with a variety of mass transportation options and recreational opportunities, is something of an unknown gem, says 51-year ...



Residents sue district over trustee’s removal  Newsday

The four plaintiffs, in action brought in state Supreme Court in Mineola, say $405000 was misspent on proceedings against LaMont Johnson, who later was ...



Officials: 1 shot near high school  Newsday

A teenager was shot just outside the Hempstead High School campus Monday evening, prompting school staff to hustle students in after-school programs inside ...



Hispanic Heritage Month at West Hempstead High School  liherald.com

The auditorium at West Hempstead High School was filled with music and dance on Oct. 12 as the Phyllis Rose Dance Company performed to help celebrate ...



Long Island valedictorians: Amityville to Hempstead  Newsday

Meet some of Long Island's 2018 valedictorians, arranged in alphabetical order by school. To report errors, please call 631-843-4813.



Siblings attend Hempstead prom in place of late brother  News 12 Long Island

An 8-year-old girl and her older brother attended Hempstead High School's prom Tuesday night in honor of their brother, who was killed in 2015.



Board votes to place schools chief on leave  Newsday

Shimon Waronker, the embattled superintendent of the Hempstead school district, was placed on administrative leave late Tuesday night by the district's school ...



West Hempstead's progress-pursuing duo  Long Island Herald

West Hempstead High School's valedictorian and salutatorian, Shadman Syed and Lee Boodoo, would no doubt agree with the words of author and ...



Summer programs in Nassau aim to keep students sharp  Newsday

Many school districts across Long Island powered through the summer, with scores of students taking part in special reading programs, art academies and ...



Cops: Gunfire near school board meeting  Newsday

Gunshots rang out at two locations outside Hempstead High School Thursday night just before a school board meeting was about to start on campus, authorities ...



District: Weather-related closures at 3 schools  Newsday

The Hempstead school district was forced to close three schools Tuesday because of weather-related emergencies, and one of them — Prospect School — will ...



Cops probe threat to high school after lockdown  Newsday

Hempstead High School was locked down on Wednesday due to an unspecified threat, a hoax that is being investigated, the police said.“They did receive a ...



Schools chief challenges Hempstead board majority  Newsday

Shimon Waronker, in frank “open letter” to the community, says his efforts to overhaul the low-performing system have been thwarted.



Hempstead Teacher Accused Of Buying Computers With District Money, Reselling Them For Profit  CBS New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A high school theatre teacher on Long Island is the subject of high drama this week. As CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reported, ...



West Hempstead native remains hopeful for a new, healthy heart  liherald

West Hempstead native Jessica Venditto says her motto remains, “Every day is a great day,” even though most days are a battle to stay alive. Venditto was born ...



CBS2 Exclusive: State Education Commissioner Warns Hempstead School Board To Shape Up Or Risk Dismissal  CBS New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An incredibly sad story got worse Thursday night for children in the Hempstead School District on Long Island. The fight ...



Long Island's 2008 valedictorians 10 years later  Newsday

Newsday caught up with some of Long Island's high school valedictorians from 2008. Here's what they've been up to, and the advice they have for today's ...



Hempstead school board accepts report’s findings  Newsday

The Hempstead School Board Wednesday night unanimously accepted the recommendations of a state-appointed consultant who had blamed entrenched ...



West Hempstead Announces Its Top Scholars  Patch.com

West Hempstead Announces Its Top Scholars - Malverne-Lynbrook, NY - Meet the brightest students of the class of 2018.



Athlete and coach honored in West Hempstead  liherald.com

On April 17, the West Hempstead School District Board of Education, along with Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss and visitors, congratulated a special ...



Group raises security concerns after Hempstead HS brawl  News 12 Long Island

A student brawl caught on camera at Hempstead High School is raising concerns about security at the school. Cellphone video shows students pushing and ...



School, street to be renamed for civil rights pioneer  Newsday

Joseph A. McNeil has been called a civil rights pioneer for his role as a founding member of the Greensboro Four, who led the 1960 sit-in at a segregated lunch ...



Students at Cornwell Avenue School in West Hempstead team for its Thanksgiving drive  Long Island Herald

Students at Cornwell Avenue School in West Hempstead are helping 20 local families enjoy Thanksgiving this year, with the school's Girls on the Run group and ...



West Hempstead native shares cross-country wheelchair journey in film  liherald.com

Five years ago, West Hempstead native Suheil Aghabi completed a 3,100-mile, 100-day cross-country trip in his wheelchair, which was documented by a film ...



Asbestos Found in Long Island High School Classroom  NBC New York

A small amount of asbestos was discovered in a classroom in a Long Island high school, officials say. Hempstead's acting superintendent says a letter was ...



Officials: Gang member pleads guilty in shooting  Newsday

A member of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Central Islip to attempted murder and illegal use of a weapon in a 2014 attack in ...



CBS2 Investigates: Reported Administrative Chaos At Hempstead High School  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It's almost time for kids to go back to school, and for one Long Island school district it is the moment of truth. Hempstead High ...



Knicks’ Steve Mills guided by his LI legendary father  Newsday

Ollie Mills taught and coached basketball at Hempstead High, and impacted many lives.



Town IDA approves projects for a second time  Newsday

The Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency voted Thursday to re-approve two projects in Hempstead Village in light of a village trustee's concerns.



Hempstead schools: Under the state spotlight  Newsday

Forty administrators from the state Education Department in Albany journeyed to Long Island in December 2004 with a singular purpose — to tour the ...



Celebrating West Hempstead High School class of 2017  liherald.com

West Hempstead High School's graduating class received their diplomas and marked the official end of their years in the school district at the Tilles Center at ...



Judge rejects schools chief’s bid to return to work  Newsday

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected an effort by the embattled superintendent of the Hempstead school district, Shimon Waronker, to immediately resume his ...



West Hempstead projects slight increase in new budget  liherald.com

Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss proposed a 2018-19 budget that contained a slight increase over the current spending plan at the West Hempstead Union ...



Ex-police, fire chief who battled gangs dies  Newsday

James Russo, a former police and fire chief in Hempstead Village who fought gangs and a burgeoning crack epidemic during his nearly four decades as a cop, ...



School board gets look at improvement plan  Newsday

The five members of the Hempstead school board got their first glimpse of a plan administrators hope will put the district on solid footing and satisfy a ...



Hempstead student earns full QuestBridge scholarship  Newsday

A Hempstead High School senior is the school's first to receive a full college scholarship as a QuestBridge Scholar.Travis Nelson, 17, was among 767 students ...



West Hempstead High School seniors create a 'Force for Change'  liherald.com

In honor of the new Star Wars movie, “Star Wars — The Last Jedi,” West Hempstead High School seniors held a community *service* event, “Force for Change” to ...



LI salutatorians 2018: Hauppauge to Patchogue-Medford  Newsday

Meet Long Island's 2018 salutatorians, arranged in alphabetical order by school from Hauppauge to Patchogue-Medford.



Why are students at Hempstead High School getting a blank sheet for a schedule?  WABC-TV

HEMPSTEAD (WABC) -- Students at Hempstead High School are frustrated after receiving a blank sheet for a schedule. "I'm trying to graduate, so this is really ...



Hempstead High School prom 2016  Newsday

Hempstead High School held its 2016 prom on June 9, 2016. Share your prom photos on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #NDProms or email them to ...



CBS2 Exclusive: Hempstead High School, Other LI Schools Must Improve Or Face Takeover  CBS Local

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Failing schools across New York are about to be put to the test with new rules that pave the way for an outsider takeover.



Hempstead schools dispute set to return to court  Newsday

A federal judge pushed to next week the Hempstead school district case involving Shimon Waronker, the superintendent placed on administrative leave by the ...



Dobie: What I saw at Hempstead High one morning  Newsday

Stephen Strachan stands in a hallway in Hempstead High School. He's a commanding figure, and not just because he's 6-foot-4. He has presence, and right ...



West Hempstead students remember Parkland shooting victims through its protest against gun violence  Long Island Herald

As expected, hundreds of students from across Nassau County took part in Wednesday's planned National School Walkout to remember the 17 victims of the ...



West Hempstead Footballer Is Unsung Hero  Patch.com

West Hempstead Footballer Is Unsung Hero - Malverne-Lynbrook, NY - He was honored for his work ethic and his commitment to the game.



Teens in West Hempstead take ownership  liherald.com

For most high school students, January marks a return to classes and schoolwork after winter break. For students at West Hempstead High School and 65 other ...



Black History Month: Meet LI's hidden figures  Newsday

"The field of local history has been working very hard to correct itself to include once-marginal people such as women and African-Americans. We have a long ...



Putting Down Roots in West Hempstead, N.Y.  New York Times

When Kathleen and Stephen Dunne look back on the purchase of their home in West Hempstead, N.Y., just a couple of weeks before they were married in 1990, ...



District voters to consider $46.8M bond issue  Newsday

The Hempstead school board voted unanimously Thursday night to seek voters' authorization of a $46.8 million bond issue to demolish the aged Marguerite G.



Nassau HS Athletic HOF grows  liherald.com

The Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame will hold its 2018 induction ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Crest Hollow County Club.



Downgrade to upgrade for West Hempstead sixth-graders?  liherald

With student enrollment declining, the West Hempstead Union Free School District is proposing grade level restructuring. Plans to remove the sixth grade from ...



Meet The West Hempstead Valedictorian And Salutatorian  Patch.com

West Hempstead High School has named Nathaniel Vaduthala and Tina Tudisco the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class of 2017.



Papers: Teacher made $2,000 in computer theft  Newsday

A Hempstead High School theater teacher facing a grand larceny charge in connection with more than $140000 in computer equipment she ordered told police ...



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