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Opinion: Make-believe at Hempstead schools  Newsday

Latest student performance report glosses over deep district challenges.



A 'superhero' in West Hempstead  liherald.com

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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

The New York State Education Department said Thursday that it would not take control of Hempstead School District on Long Island, which has been troubled for ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Indian-Americans in tri-state blaze a trail in 2018  newsindiatimes.com

Indian-Americans in the tri-state area can take pride in a number of firsts in 2018. Beginning with the first Indian-Americans taking over as Attorney General and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



State review reveals data dysfunction at LI HS  Newsday

Hundreds of Hempstead High School students were inaccurately counted as making satisfactory progress with their coursework in the 2016-17 year, according ...



Damaged Prospect School in Hempstead may not reopen until March, experts say  Newsday

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



Charges A Sign of Hempstead School District Power Struggle  Long Island Press

In the latest news to rock Hempstead Public Schools, its board of education voted recently to bring charges against former Superintendent Shimon Waronker, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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. ...



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 ...



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).



West Hempstead High School hosts music festival  Long Island Herald

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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Hempstead school board votes for more charges against superintendent  Newsday

The Hempstead school board has added to its lengthy list of charges against Superintendent Shimon Waronker, an attorney for the district said Tuesday — the ...



West Hempstead High School senior recognized as a National Merit Commended Student  Long Island Herald

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



District seeks classrooms after lightning strike  Newsday

Repairs from a lightning strike at Prospect School in Hempstead are expected to continue past the first day of classes, leaving approximately 600 kindergarten ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hispanic Heritage Month at West Hempstead High School  Long Island Herald

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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



LI's 2008 valedictorians: Where are they now?  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 ...



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 ...



West Hempstead School District's restructuring plan approved  liherald.com

After months of public discussion, the West Hempstead Union Free School District Board of Education unanimously approved a restructuring plan at its Jan.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Athlete and coach honored in West Hempstead  Long Island Herald

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



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 ...



Students at Cornwell Avenue School in West Hempstead team for its Thanksgiving drive  liherald.com

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 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 ...



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 ...



Plumbing, heating issues close 3 Hempstead schools  News 12 Long Island

Three Hempstead High Schools were closed Tuesday due to plumbing and heating issues, much to the surprise of some students who arrived there earlier this ...



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

The New York City educator brought into the Hempstead district seven months ago to turn around Long Island's most troubled system is going public with ...



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 ...



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, ...



Malverne, West Hempstead schools receive state aid boost  Long Island Herald

Malverne and West Hempstead schools are among the districts that will reap the rewards of a nearly $1 billion increase to school aid seen in the final 2018-19 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Malverne, West Hempstead residents say no to county executive's speed-camera plan  Long Island Herald

On social media, Malverne and West Hempstead residents reacted negatively to a plan that could return speed cameras to Nassau County school districts that ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hempstead school district: In turmoil and 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 ...



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 ...



Lawyer for schools chief criticizes board’s action  Newsday

The attorney for Hempstead's embattled schools chief Shimon Waronker on Wednesday challenged the legitimacy of the decision by three board trustees to ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Downgrade to upgrade for West Hempstead sixth-graders?  liherald.com

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



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 ...



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

Cellphone video of a brawl at Hempstead High School shows students pushing and shoving and school security breaking it up.



West Hempstead School District budget passed  Long Island Herald

Residents in the West Hempstead School District voted to support the 2018-19 budget on Tuesday, by a vote of 1089 to 863. In addition, trustees Tony ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

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 ...



Knicks’ Steve Mills guided by his LI legendary father  Newsday

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



Project to remove trees at Hempstead Lake State Park raise concerns  liherald.com

The Governor's Office of Storm Recovery hosted an environmental review hearing at the Rockville Centre Public Library last week on a proposed $35 million ...



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.



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, ...



Performers, judges set for West Hempstead's Got Talent  liherald.com

Whether it's through music, comedy or theater, the West Hempstead Community Support Association hopes to highlight resident talent of all ages while ...



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.



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 ...



Officials: ‘Struggling’ school shows progress  Newsday

School officials Thursday said they are pleased that Hempstead High School has cleared a hurdle that could help lift it out of receivership status, but they ...



Table tennis star from West Hempstead wins third singles title at nationals  Long Island Herald

One of more than 800 players ranging in age from 9 to 80, West Hempstead teen Estee Ackerman competed in the U.S. National Table Tennis Championships ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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

Students at Hempstead High School are frustrated after receiving a blank sheet for a schedule. "I'm trying to graduate, so this is really bad for me," says student ...



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.



West Hempstead's beloved civic leader Rosalie Norton moving on  liherald.com

After nearly a quarter-century as head of the West Hempstead Community Support Association, Rosalie Norton is stepping down as the civc group's president.



School district hopes for high marks from state  Newsday

The Hempstead school district hopes to receive a positive evaluation from the state on its efforts to improve academic achievement after two of its schools were ...



Legislator Bynoe, Center for Science Teaching and Learning present STEM scholarships in Lakeview and Westbury  liherald.com

Nassau County Legislator Siela Bynoe presented $1,500 college scholarships to three STEM scholars at the Tanglewood Preserve in Lakeview on Aug. 12.



Nassau HS sports Hall of Fame grows  liherald

The Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame, soon to be located at the new Nassau Coliseum, recently announced its third class of inductees, led by ...



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