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At the end of each sport season, The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, (NYSPHSAA), honors high school sports teams with members that excel in the classroom and on the athletic field. A scholar athlete is a student who places equal value on maintaining a high academic average and athletic success, and a scholar athlete team is when the majority of the team earns an average grade point average of 90% and above.

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emhs septemberThe 2011/2012 school year is up and running and there are numerous students who have made a strong and positive impression from the first days of school in September.  These students try their hardest and exceed their teachers’ expectations.  Principal John Capozzi presented the Students of the Month with certificates of achievement as well as a coupon for a free dessert at Applebee’s and a free cookie at Panera Bread.  Mr. Capozzi congratulated the students on beginning the year striving for excellence. (click here for complete list of names)

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emhs_fall_2011_001Education advocates and financial experts agree that the state-imposed 2% property tax cap will steadily widen the already yawning gap between low-and high-wealth school districts.

Before we continue, let's clarify one thing. Contrary to what your state legislators, the Governor and the news media have been trumpeting, the 2% tax cap doesn't necessarily mean that your school budget will go up a tidy 2%.

The new state law mandates that school districts can only increase the property tax levy to cover expenses by 2% or by the rate of inflation -- whichever is lowest. But that's not the end of it; there are several exemptions, such as debt-service financing.

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IMAG0013-1The National Achievement Scholarship Program honors academically promising Black American high school students.  The students honored scored in the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 Black Americans who took the 2010 PSAT.  Elmont Memorial High School Seniors, Jahfari Cunningham and Iesha Clement, have been awarded as “Outstanding Participants” for the 2012 National Achievement School Program. 

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"Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine."

Continuous Chest Compression CPR information was prompted by Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby Facebook post.