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2016-2017 School Year


At our first HSA meeting of the year on October 6, 2016 we approved our 2016-2017 HSA budget and discussed where our HSA dollars are being put to work in Schreiber, as well as various committee/organization reports.  We also discussed the possibility of creating the ability to sign up for HSA membership online and pay by credit card as a way to increase enrollment.   We successfully achieved this goal, increasing HSA membership throughout the entire school year.  Assistant Principals Mr. Miller and Ms. Torres spoke about Transitions for Students which led to a Q&A about different ways to deal with transitions.

On January 5, 2017, Mr. Reynolds presented his teacher report.  He reported the teacher’s excitement about the Safety and Substance Abuse Task Force’s sponsoring the return of Chris Herren and the fact that the 8th grade students would be attending.  Former NBA player Chris Herren spoke to the Port Washington community about his descent into a world of substance abuse and addiction and his 15-year recovery during a special evening presentation.  In addition, the HSA along with AGATE presented our Recent Schreiber Graduates Panel in which former students spoke about their experience at Schreiber including the classes and activities that prepared them best for college. It was very informative and led to a Q&A with the attendees.

Our final meeting of the school year was on May 3, 2017, with the bulk of the meeting dedicated to recapping the work accomplished throughout the school year by all of our HSA committees, as well as a vote to support the proposed 2017-2018 school budget. Our speakers for the evening were Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Mooney and Assistant Superintendent for Business, Mary Callahan, who walked the group through the proposed school budget.

During the 2016-2017 school year, besides the above-mentioned, the Schreiber HSA funded Cultural Arts performances and materials, feted the Schreiber staff with a Staff Appreciation Luncheon, produced a student directory, subsidized Schreiber clubs, purchased items requested by the Medical Office, donated t-shirts for the entire senior class in an effort to minimize the cliques and unify the Class of 2017 in their class yearbook picture, participated in the successful district clothing and coat drives. Our Gambol committee worked diligently to produce our final effort of the school year – the celebration in honor of our graduating class, Gambol 2017. 


2015-2016 School Year


At our first HSA meeting of the year on October 17, 2015 we highlighted where our HSA dollars are being put to work in Schreiber, as well as various committee/organization reports. We also welcomed representatives from Middle States who questioned attendees about school environment, scheduling, class selection, communication between principal and parents and general thoughts on the school’s off-campus lunch policy/free schedule periods.

On December 16, 2015, along with the Safety and Substance Abuse Task Force, the HSA presented “Blurred Lines: Addressing the Complex Nature of School Responsibility in the Age of Social Media”. The presentation included topics on sexting/sharing of inappropriate images, bullying, engaging in culturally insensitive activity, issues that take place off of school grounds, and the school’s responsibility in any of these acts. Moderated by Stephanie Joannon, the panel included Marjory Fisher (Senior Managing Director of Sexual Misconduct Consulting and Investigations), Attorney Howard Miller and Mr. Pernick. It was an open and interactive presentation that led to many questions and informative answers.

On January 6, 2016, along with committee updates, we presented along with AGATE our Recent Schreiber Graduates Panel in which former students spoke about their experience at Schreiber including the classes and activities that prepared them best for college. It was very informative and led to a lively Q&A with the attendees.

Our final meeting of the school year was on May 4, 2016, with the bulk of the meeting dedicated to recapping the work accomplished throughout the school year by all our HSA committees, as well as a vote to support the school budget. Our speaker for the evening was Assistant Superintendent for Business, Mary Callahan, who walked the group through the proposed school budget.

During the 2015-2016 school year, besides the above-mentioned, the Schreiber HSA funded Cultural Arts performances and materials, feted the Schreiber staff with a Staff Appreciation Luncheon, produced a student directory, subsidized 38 Schreiber clubs, purchased items requested by the Medical Office, donated t-shirts for the entire senior class in an effort to minimize the cliques and unify the Class of 2016 in their class yearbook picture, purchased two sets of bleachers, as well as participated in the successful district clothing and coat drives. Our Gambol committee continues its work to produce our final effort of the school year – the celebration in honor of our graduating class, Gambol 2016.


2014-2015 School Year



2015 WAC Invitational Science Fair by Research Association

On Sunday, April 26th 2015, Schreiber High School hosted approximately 400 research students at the 2015 WAC Lighting Invitational Science Fair. Starting at 7:30 am, the students began arriving from 13 of the most prominent research programs on Long Island including 30 projects from Port Washington. Our district is one of the founding partner members of the Research Association and this is the 20th annual fair. In addition to the students, over 120 research professionals from universities and businesses were guests at Schreiber acting as judges to select the top projects in each of eight categories. The projects are the result of months and years of work in fields ranging from cancer treatments to environmental engineering and management.

(top row to bottom, left to right) Top Row - Emma Feldman, Carolyn Blumberg, Ilana Hill, Katherine Melkonian, Anna Watson, Prithviraj Talukdar, Joseph Pizzuti, Andrew Costenoble, Helen Kogan, Tessa Peierls, Zareen Johnson, Andrew Gruber, Maxwell Silverstein, Dylan Lee, Wyn Stopford, Matthew Johnston, Middle Row – Evan Kaminsky, Sabina Unni, Haley Sambursky, Rachel Kogan, Anna Cohen, John Finkbeiner, Joey Clateman, Rhys Jackson, Hannah Ericsson, Tiger Gao, Zachary Hage, Neil Devas, Annie Kline Bottom Row – Laurie Cannella (WAC), Samantha D’Alonzo, Asena Ulug, Madeline Fagen, Maria Kogan, Allison Winter, David Kaminsky

The day started with welcoming remarks from Schreiber Assistant Principal Dave Miller and Research Association President Richard Kurtz. Mr. Jonathan Reetz of WAC Lighting in Port Washington explained to all attendees the value of authentic research by high school students and the reasons that the company sponsors the event and the many awards. Students presented to a minimum of three judges in an all-day event and many spoke with countless others who visited. Port Washington Assistant Superintedent Dr. Wafa Westervelt and WAC Lighting Vice President Laurie Cannella visited many of the projects throughout the day. Ms. Cannella and the Research Association ended the day by 4pm with Grand Awards including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Merit and Honorable Mention in each category. Additional Special Awards and alumni recognition of retiring Research Association members capped the day.

(top row to bottom, left to right) Top Row - Marla Ezratty (Teacher), Prithviraj Talukdar, Neil Devas, Ilana Hill, Zareen Johnson, Andrew Gruber, Wyn Stopford, Rhys Jackson, Carolyn Blumberg, John Schineller (Teacher) Bottom Row – Laurie Cannella (WAC), John Finkbeiner, Samantha D’Alonzo, David Kaminsky, Madeline Fagen, Sabina Unni, Annie Kline, Tessa Peierls, Joseph Clateman, Zachary Hage

This acknowledgement of great Long Island high school research was possible due to tireless efforts from many volunteers. Scheiber science research teachers Marla Ezratty and John Schineller began the planning more than a year ago and coordinated with all the volunteers. The event was acclaimed the ‘smoothest’ yet in large part due to numerous teacher, student and parent volunteers, security staff, custodial staff, technology staff, and highly efficient local business suppliers. More information and full details on the results for winners are available at www.researchassociation.org.

 


Home of the Vikings

This weekend the Nassau County Wrestling Championships were held. For the first time ever in Schreiber wrestling history, we are sending two wrestlers to the NYS Wrestling championships. They are seniors Sam Godman and Elmer Mendez. The championships are this weekend in Albany and we wish the young men good luck.

Senior Sam Goldman was recognized as the News 12 Scholar Athlete.  Click here to watch Sam's interview with News 12.

There are four track athletes, two boys and two girls, competing in the New York State winter track championships. Neve (neeeeve) Devine, Jenny Aguilar, Peter Kirgis and Aaron Siff-Scherr will represent Port during the first week of March at Cornell University. Good luck to them.

Our boys swim team and girls winter track team were conference champions this winter.

The girls and boys basketball team held special events at their final home games. The boys hosted PYA Night as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer cause. They raised almost $1,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The girls basketball team held a Project Purple Night as part of their PYA Night. If you remember, the Safety and Substance Abuse Task Force brought in former NBA player Chris Herren to tell his story of substance abuse. The Letter Club and 9th grade health classes promoted "Standing Together Against Substance Abuse" as a theme throughout the week culminating in a sea of purple shirts and messages at the game.

Good job by all of them.


 

Schreiber Cross Country Runners Finish Strong With Team Titles and Individual Awards

After the varsity girls won the Division 1B title, they had to battle Division 1A winner Syosset for the conference championship.The boys' varsity team takes the lead against East Meadow with the Conference 1 championship at stake.           Undaunted by rain, cold, mud and 20 mile-per-hour winds, Schreiber’s Cross Country teams finished the season with a strong showing at the Section 8 State Qualifiers at Bethpage State Park on Saturday, November 1st. Their tenacity reaped big rewards. Ninth graders Lucy Hurt and Maddie Jester and 11th grader Peter Kirgis earned the right to represent Schreiber High School at the New York State Public School Cross Country Championships held at SUNY-Canton on Saturday, November 8th.

         

 Coach Jeremy Klaff’s boys’ team was undefeated in the regular season, winning the Division 1B and Conference 1 championships and finishing as the runner-up in the Nassau County Class A championship meet. This is the 10th consecutive year that the boys’ cross country team has won a title, and this year was a bit of a surprise. “Last year we had a talented squad of mostly freshmen and sophomore runners,” said Coach Klaff. “We knew they would mature, but we weren’t favored to go undefeated this year. As the season progressed we started to turn some heads.” The future looks even brighter because the boys’ team also won the freshman and sophomore races at this year’s Nassau Coaches’ Invitational Meet.

         

Coach Nicole Dumpson congratulates runners Maddie Jester and Lucy Hurt after completing the grueling SUNY-Canton course for the New York State Championship Meet.

The girl’s team, coached by Schreiber alum and professional runner Nicole Dumpson, also won first place in Division 1B. The girls finished second in Conference 1 and placed third in a very close Nassau County Class A championship meet. Coach Dumpson notes, “Over the course of the season I have watched the girls squad reap the benefits of their efforts. They have improved tremendously, and they are proud of themselves for their hard work.”Peter Kirgis comes out of the woods and heads to the mud pit at the New York State Championship Meet at SUNY-Canton.

          ACoach Jeremy Klaff and the boys' varsity cross country team are all smiles as they receive their plaques for first place in Division 1B and Conference 1 and second place in Nassau County Class A. long with team titles, Schreiber runners received some impressive individual awards. Boys’ team members Peter Kirgis, Aaron Siff-Scherr, Taro Katayama and Andrew Adelhardt and girls’ team members Lucy Hurt, Maddie Jester and Maria Kogan earned All-County honors. Girls’ team members Charlotte Hyde, Christina Marinelli, Beatriz Chaverria, Jenny Aguiar, Carly Perlmutter and Talia Crowley and boys’ team members Jordan Hurt, Joey Levine and Rory Owens earned All-Conference honors.

 

Senior Jenny Aguiar holds the team's Division 1B championship plaque with her varsity cross country teammates and Coach Nicole Dumpson. (Photo credit: Melissa Kirgis)


Halloween 2014 at Schreiber!

2014 Schreiber Junior Girls; photo credit: Ruth Smith

Photo credit: Ruth Smith

    Photo credit: Ruth Smith

 



2013-2014 School Year



Congratulations to the Class of 2014!



Division Champs Dash to First Place First time in 32 years!

It’s been 32 years since Schreiber High School won the Track and Field Division Championship, but it happened again on May 12th. Now in post-season meets, the Varsity Track Team has had a top-notch season thus far with the Girls and Boys Teams placing 1st at the Division Championship for the first time since 1982. It was a blustery afternoon and the event went well into the evening, but Schreiber runners were not held back by the weather. They repeatedly blew by their competition and at the end of the evening they were awarded 1st Place under the lights at MacArthur High School.

Schreiber Coaches accept 1st place Awards in Division Championship; (L-R) - Girls' Coaches: MacDonald, Patterson & Pope; Boys' Coaches: Dumpson & Donado

At the start of May, on another windy afternoon, Schreiber High School hosted the 96th Annual Port Washington Invitational. Karen Walker, mother of runner Hope Walker and former Schreiber athlete herself kicked off the event with a moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Six schools competed and it was a festive event complete with hamburgers, hotdogs & snacks provided by the parents booster club and the PW Fire Department. The indefatigable Boys and Girls Track and Field teams gave it their all and sprinted in to 2nd Place. Beaming with pride Athletic Director Stephanie Joannon noted how “thrilling it is to have former Schreiber students now coaching our current athletes.” Ms. Joannon was referring to Coach Dumpson, who ran the 800m in the Pentathlon to take the Pentathlon title in 2000 and Coach Donado, who was County Champion in the Shot Put in 2006.  Ruth Tribie, Coach Dumpson’s mother, was on hand for the Invitational and noted that “it’s a beautiful day and this event holds many special memories for us.” Karen Sloan, President of the Board of Education, echoed Ruth’s sentiment and applauded the Schreiber Athletic department for such a well-run and festive annual event that dates all the way back to 1918!

Athletic Director Stephanie Joannon, Ruth Tribie, President of Board of Education Karen Sloan. Photo Credit: Josh WhiteHead Coach Nicole Dumpson with Freshman and Sophomore Boys Varsity Track and Field

 


 

 Points of Pride for Schreiber Sports in 2013-2014

48 varsity and junior varsity sports at Schreiber High School with 1,014 student-athlete participants.

Schreiber High School was named a School of Distinction from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for all 30 varsity teams being named Scholar-Athlete Teams.

For the full details, click here.


Schreiber Staff Appreciation Luncheon - May 1, 2014

 


Chrome Books Expand Classroom Experience

The addition of chrome books in the classroom means, “the school day doesn’t end, ” says Ryan Meloni, Director of Technology, when speaking of the District’s robust plan for Technology at Schreiber. “There are 3 carts of chrome books at Schreiber and we intend to double the number of instructional devices in the classroom or lab every year for the next 2 years.”

 

 

Assistant Principal David Miller concurs that chrome books “expand the borders of the classroom” by enabling students to comment on each others essays from home and receive feedback from the teacher online. Mr. Miller notes that training faculty is key to maximizing the use of technology in the classroom. Two teachers have received extensive instruction thus far; Thom Johnson (Physics) and Michal Cohan (English Literature) and a plan for second tier training is in place. “The faculty are as excited as the kids,” says Mr. Miller. “The addition of chrome books has created a buzz in the building.”

 

Michal Cohan enthusiastically notes that not only are her students eagerly discussing literature at home through online essay commentaries, but that the sheer quantity of work accomplished has increased through use of chrome books as well. "Students can actually write more in one class period and receive critical feedback faster."

 

 

Mr. Meloni’s goal for technology at Schreiber is to provide “quality instruction that will make students both college and career-ready.” Mr. Meloni says that high schools today are all BYOD (bring your own device!) A few weeks ago  he conducted a classroom observation where “ over 50% of the class came in with laptops in addition to their phones. “ “Our infrastructure has to be ready to support 1 to 3 devices per student.” As such, Meloni has a plan to build and, over the summer, to complete a solid support network. The infrastructure development is part of a 7 year plan approved and budgeted by the Board of Education. “By the end of the 3rd year we as a community will have to determine just how much of the school day should be taken up with screen time,” says Ryan Meloni.

 

In the meantime, the students in Mrs. Cohan’s class are having a ball with online Literature learning!

 

  


Bienvenue! Salve! Benvenuti!
Foreign Languages Come Alive at Schreiber!

Have you noticed some festive decorations, delicious smells or the sound of a different kind of chatter while walking through the lobby lately? If so, you’ve been lucky enough to experience some of the cultural events hosted by the Foreign Language Honor Society.  Signora Ferrante, the Society’s Director and Senior Experience Sponsor (in addition to teaching AP Italian) reports that there has been a series of monthly events highlighting achievements, traditions and lifestyles of a particular nation. She says that the main purpose of these cultural events is to expose students and the Schreiber Community to the languages taught in the foreign language department along with their respective cultures. Signora Ferrante credits senior Jackson Shain, with initiating the idea to bring a “slice of Paris to my Long Island high school,” by creating a Parisian Street fair in the lobby.

Jackson collaborated with fellow student musicians and artists to participate in the festivities in the lobby during “National French Week”. He convinced local bakeries and markets to donate items such as cheeses, croissants, baguettes and other French delicacies. He convinced Key Club volunteers to help publicize the event by passing out flyers and by hanging posters with the theme of “The Ten Top Reasons to Study French.”

The Foreign Language Honor Society followed Jackson’s lead and scheduled other events celebrating the other languages taught at Schreiber. As a result, other 12th graders expressed an interest in using these cultural weeks as their Senior Experience. In February, in honor of Chinese New Year, there was a colorful display in the lobby as well as cultural activities that highlighted Chinese Culture.  

In March there was a Latin celebration. Magistra Griffin, a Senior Experience Sponsor and advisor for the Latin Club thought it was wonderful that the study of Latin had expanded beyond the classroom and notes that the enthusiasm was contagious. Students could listen to a speech, see the origin of their horoscope or even take a picture in the head of a Hydra!In April everyone can look forward to an Italian display and in May the year will culminate with Spanish festivities. Signora Ferrante is excited that this new tradition of monthly cultural events has been started and she looks forward to more creativity with each passing year. Bravo!     


 Schreiber Slam 2014!

What is Schreiber Slam? You'll have to ask your student, but here are some pictures so you can see what you missed!

 

 

 

 

  (Photo Credit: Haley Sambursky)


 

 Peer Training Promotes Positive Change

“I will be more aware of acts of bullying and I now feel empowered to act as a leader among the students in our school and stand up to people who bully, " reports Alex Grossman, after his 3rd day of training with A World of Difference Institute. Classmate Ben Landau concurs, “This training made me realize that I can make a difference in the world by standing up for people that are the targets of discrimination and bullying of any kind."

 

Alex and Ben are two of the fifteen 10th graders chosen to participate in an 18 hour training offered by the Anti-Defamation League’s Peer Training Program. The program stems from a belief that the most important influence on the development of the attitudes and behaviors of young people is the attitude and behaviors of their peers. Over the course of the 3 days the students developed communication and facilitation skills and learned strategies to confront bullying behavior.

Assistant Principal David Miller notes that funding for training at A World of Difference Institute, including all materials, came from an anonymous donor following an incident of prejudicial bias some time ago. There was no cost to the school. “The students were completely engrossed in the interactive workshops and role playing and got a lot out of the training,” says Schreiber Social Worker and Advisor Adriana Najera-Pollak.  Ms. Najera-Pollak will manage implementation of the program during the academic year supporting the Peer Leader’s efforts to challenge prejudice and foster respect throughout the student body.

Peer Leader Aliza Herz best summarizes the value of learning how to promote positive change at A World of Difference Institute; “This program has given me the tools to help people in my school and community in a way I couldn't have before."


 

Scenes from Once Upon A Mattress -
the Spring 2014 Schreiber HS Musical Production

 

 (Photo credit: Haley Sambursky)


 

Artifacts of Family Life  Photo credit: Marisa DeMarco 

If you missed the intriguing exhibit of unique dinnerware “Around the Table”, you can get an idea of how it came to be by watching student a mini documentary on the Art department’s website that was produced by student Jonathan Roberts: http://www.portnet.k12.ny.us/domain/81

Instructors Miranda Best, Terri Hall, and Marisa DeMarco worked with visiting artist, Jude Amsel and project coordinator, Sonia Arora of the Gold Coast Arts center to bring this rich and meaningful program to our "Drawing & Painting I" students. This project was generously funded by the PWEF and Port Washington School District. Additionally the AP Studio Art students had their self portraits exhibited as the "dinner party" guests of our site-specific installation. The project was comprised of four workshops from October – December, and exhibited in the Atrium after the workshops completion. Each student created an individualized dinnerware piece that expressed family history and also created an exploration tile that let them understand drawing and glazing techniques prior to developing their final piece. Be sure not to miss the video of this unique and creative project. (by Cathy Adelhardt)

Photo credit: Marisa DeMarco

 

 


Schreiber Students Produce Public Service Videos

The scene opens with actors (actual Schreiber students) texting each other. Ariel Waldman is trying to find her friend Matthew Klemes. “Where are you,” she asks. Their heads are down and they are absorbed in communicating with one another. Ariel and Matt are each progressing down adjacent corridors at Schreiber and trying to meet up after class.  Finally they meet where the hallways join, but are so engrossed with their Smart phones that, BOOM, they crash into one another.  The video then goes to black and this time in the background it’s cars, not bodies, that you hear crashing into one another. 

(Photo taken by Josh White)Will Berger, a junior, (left in photo) and Brian Seo, a senior (right in photo) created this Public Service Advertisement (PSA) in Peter Koch’s TV Production Class. The video makes a powerful statement about safety and texting. It is brilliantly edited to include screen shots of Ariel and Matt’s actual texts as well as footage of the students crashing into one another.

Brian Seo has been in the TV Production Club since it’s inception. He has worked closely with instructor Peter Koch to revamp and reconfigure equipment in the TV studio. “I think the club has really helped me to learn about film production and I will surely pursue media studies in college . . .” Brian believes his passion for film was influenced by his father who is a professor in the Department of Journalism & Broadcasting in University in Korea. Ultimately Brian would like to work either as a film director, a crewmember, or a technician in the TV studio.

Will Berger has been working with film and videos since the 7th grade. He says, “we all do a bit of everything,” referring to his classmates in TV Production 1& 2 as well as the Media Club where 15 to 20 students collaborate on projects every Tuesday afternoon. 

Principal Ira Pernick, is enormously proud of the Schreiber TV Production Studio which continues to grow and evolve. He’s hopeful that soon there will be a continuous loop of videos produced solely by kids appearing on the monitors in the lobby and cafeteria and eventually, on a dedicated website.

Another exciting PSA was produced in conjunction with the Port Washington Police under the direction of Assistant Principal David Miller. Miller, who is in charge of security at Schreiber, wanted an effective means of explaining “lockdown” procedures to the faculty. “I was amazed that with just a brief discussion, Will was able to capture exactly what I wanted to convey.”

The Lockdown PSA starts with step-by-step instructions handed down from the District about what a teacher is to do. Following the list of directions, Mr. Carmody’s chemistry class and the Port Washington police act out the whole procedure. In the video Mr. Carmody’s class demonstrates both the correct and the incorrect actions to take if a lockdown were to occur. The Port Washington police scan the halls for intruders in a “diamond” position with guns drawn. Once again the message is made more explicit and compelling through the use of video.

The Lockdown video is not only a tremendous teaching tool. Ira Pernick calls it the successful product of multiple layers of partnerships; the parents and clubs who made monetary donations for equipment, the classroom instruction, Schreiber administration participation and, of course, the Port Washington police. The Schreiber community can take pride in the sophistication of the school’s TV studio, Peter Koch’s class and the new student produced Public Service Ads. 
(by Cathy Adelhardt)



2013-2014 PWEF Grants at Schreiber 

•        Jazz is Now:  Completed on January 8th!  Schreiber students were treated to a thrilling performance by modern jazz musicians Jon Batiste and the Stay Human Band funded by PWEF in collaboration with the district’s cultural arts committee and Landmark on Main Street.  There was also a workshop for the Schreiber Jazz Band.  Student reactions ranged from “life-changing” to “that made my day!” Schreiber students were also able to attend the evening performance at the Landmark on January 9th.

•        Signs of the Time, Our Relics for the Future: Kris Murphy’ students created photographs to express their thoughts about being a teen in Port Washington and a student at Schreiber. The project included a trip t0 The International Center of Photography, a study of various photographers and reviewing photojournalist blogs about world events. Their exhibit is currently on view at the Port Washington Public Library.

•        US First Robotics Support: Don Schaefer reports that on November 3rd, 15 students went to Central Connecticut State University for the Connecticut BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. After six short weeks of construction the entry the Team made it to the semifinals before losing. Mr. Schaefer was awarded Teacher and Mentor of the Year for his leadership and dedication to Connecticut BEST. Three students participated in the US FIRST Kick-off held at SUNY Stony Brook on January 4th.   Mr. Schaefer also received a Vex Robotics grant which means they can compete at other events.  The next competitions will be held at East Rockaway High School on February 1st, Adelphi University on February 8th and at Hofstra University Arena in Hempstead, NY on March 27th – 29th.  Mr. Schaefer says of the PWEF: “You have allowed me to bring to the children of Paul D. Schreiber High School areas of study that make them think, utilize their mind and hand skills to accomplish a designated task that few would ever attempt.”

•        Utilizing Electric Welding & Cutting in Technology Education: This MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welder and plasma metal cutter has been set up and is currently in operation.  The grantee is Neil Miller and the MIG welder is used by engineering, robotics and automotive technology students (approximately 250 students per year).

•        Polymerase Chain Reaction-A Tool for Genetic Comparison:  Mr. Apicos already successfully used the thermal cycler to compare DNA between living things with his Genetics class. Plans are being made to use it in the forensics class. The other teachers who will use the PCR are Luis Gallego and Marla Ezratty.

•        “Around the Table”: Exploring and Creating the Dining Artifacts of Family Traditions and Stories: Completed on December 12 with an Evening Art Exhibition at Schreiber Atrium  featuring functional and symbolic clay forms in an intergenerational exploration of personal and cultural history.  The exhibit was well attended by students, parents and guests and hosted by Marisa DeMarco, Miranda Best, Terri Hall, Peter Koch

•        The Multicultural Mentors project from Lucy Portugal and Susan Goldstein offers an opportunity for cultural exchange and mentorship for first-time English Language Learners from Manorhaven and Schreiber.   Meeting Dates are Feb 3, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 14.

•        The Celebration of Women project is from Emma Podolsky (student) who will put together an event in March in honor of Women’s History Month. Schreiber students will be informed about current concerns that face women and why feminism is still necessary.

•        TV Studio Camera and Switcher: Schreiber’s newest class and club taught by Peter Koch are up and running!  You’ll see TV studio reporters and camera crews throughout the school and at events giving students hands-on T.V. broadcast training both in front of and behind the camera.

Grant applications for the 2014-2015 school year are available.  The deadline for submission is Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. Go to www.pwef.org for more information.

Part of the display from Kris Murphy's "Signs of the Time, Our Relics for the Future" project, currently on display at the PW Library (Photo credit - Lee Anne Timothy)


The Schreiber Times -- Now Online Photo: Josh White, 10th Grade Schreiber Times Photo Editor

A beehive of creative energy is buzzing everyday of the week in order to capture the essence of student life at Schreiber. The result is an award-winning newspaper produced almost solely by students with final-check-only editing by Club Advisors Evelina Zarkh and Craig Medico. The Schreiber Times, truly the essence of a student-run open forum, is now available online too! Don’t miss it:  TheSchreiberTimes.com.

Please click here to read the full story
(by Cathy Adelhardt).

 

 



Jon Batiste and Stay Human Band Wow Schreiber Students

It was a great way to warm the heart and soften school re-entry from the December holiday…just 3 days back from break, a capacity crowd of 9th-12th grade students were treated to wonderful sounds from New Orleans born, Julliard-trained Jazz rising star, Jon Batiste and the Stay Human band.  Please click here to read the full story. 
By Lee Anne Vetrone-Timothy, co-Chair Schreiber Cultural Arts Committee; Photos by Linda Nutter

 

Schreiber Grads Share Advice & Experiences

On January 9th, 2014 before heading back for the second semester of their freshman year, four Class of 2013 Schreiber grads spoke to a room of over 50 parents and students about their experiences at Schreiber and college. The event was sponsored by AGATE and was a unique opportunity to hear advice on how our high school students can best optimize their learning and extracurricular experiences at Schreiber while preparing for what college is really like. 

For the full story, click here.

Pictured left to right, Drew Feldman (Columbia University), Minah Kim (Columbia University), Hannah Fagen (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Krellenstein (Wesleyan) (Photo by Marivic Restivo)


HEARTS 2014 SCHREIBER GRANT RECIPIENTS

HEARTS has just released their list of 2014 grant recipients and Schreiber has been awarded many. From visiting authors, to musicians, to artists, connecting with English classes, Band musicians, Art students, Photography students, as well as supplementing funding to the Schreiber Drama Productions, and commissioning an original piece of music for Night of 1000 Strings, HEARTS grants will impact many of our Schreiber students.

We thank our Schreiber faculty members for researching and writing such compelling grant applications, and HEARTS for making them happen.

For the full listing of HEARTS grants at Schreiber, click here.

 


 

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER - SCHREIBER FACES GET SCRUFFY FOR A CAUSE

 

 


 FALL 2013 SPORTS WRAP UP

Fall sports have concluded at Schreiber and what a season it was for all! All of our fall teams had outstanding achievements! In brief, look at what our student-athletes accomplished:

Girls Tennis Team - County champions!
Ally Linder and Liz Kallenberg represented Port at the state tournament in doubles.

Boys Volleyball Team - County champions! This was their first county championship since 1999.
Coach Maria Giamanco was named Coach of the Year for the conference.
Senior Kwan Park was named to the All State Team.

Girls Swimming and Diving team - Conference champions!

Boys Cross Country Team - Division champions!

Girls Cross Country Team - Senior Joelle Feinberg represented Port at the State Tournament.

Football Team – Great record finishing the season 7-1!
Coach Jamel Ramsay was named Jets Coach of the Week in October

Girls Soccer Team - Qualified for the playoffs!
Coach Lauren Bishar was named Coach of the Year of the conference.
Senior Michele Lammers was named Player of the Year of the conference.

Boys Soccer Team - Qualified for the playoffs!

Girls Field Hockey - County runner up!

 And last, but certainly not least, Senior Natalie Ledwitz signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division 1 college lacrosse at Old Dominion University next fall. A midday ceremony was held at Schreiber HS attended by Natalie's family, friends and administrators.

 Congratulations to all our Schreiber student-athletes!


Halloween 2013 at Schreiber!



School Administrators Join Parents and Raise Their Glasses for Scholarships

”It is the dedicated parents and teachers that we have here in Port Washington that make our schools such rich academic experiences for our students,” said Superintendent Kathleen Mooney at the AGATE wine and cheese fundraiser on October 18. Please click here to read the full story (by Cathy Adelhardt).

 

Pictured here left to right: Sue Hershkowitz, Co-President of AGATE, Dr. Wafa Westervelt, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Elaine Fenick, Human Resources Administrator, Dr. Kathleen Mooney, Superintendent, Lynn Steinberg, Co-President of AGATE, Christine Vasilev, President, Port Washington Teachers Association, Regina McLean, PEP Teacher and Jeanne Zeh, PEP Teacher. (Photo by Marivic Restivo)

 


 

Slade Donation Wows at 13th PWEF Awards Ceremony

The 13th annual Port Washington Education Foundation Awards (PWEF) were held on Thursday, October 17th at the Slade Performing Arts Center at Schreiber High School.  In addition to the Slade donation to create the Schreiber Media Studies Program, the PWEF was pleased to award 31 educational grants to all seven Port Washington Schools.  Please click here to read the full story (by Lee Anne Vetrone-Timothy).

 

Photo by Kris Murphy

 



Port Washington Boys Cross Country Wins Division Championship


The Schreiber Cross Country team won the Nassau County Division IB championship, finishing the regular season undefeated.  Please click here to read the full story which had been published in Patch.

 

 


 

GO VIKINGS! PEP RALLY - FALL 2013


 


Back to School with Improved Safety Measures

In an effort to increase security, access to the building has changed. No longer can students enter the building any place except through the front doors where security guards are on hand each morning.  Visitors too must follow new safety procedures. With moneys appropriated from last year’s budget a ScholarChip® kiosk that scans all visitors’ licenses has been installed at the front door to the lobby.  Click here to read the full story.               


 



2012-2013 School Year


 

Vikings Victories Spring Sports Recap

Stephanie Joannon, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics  

The spring season saw many of the varsity sports teams meet with unprecedented success.

All Spring varsity sports were named New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Scholar Athlete Teams.  Below are the averages of the teams.   All the fall, winter and spring varsity sports were named as Scholar Athlete Teams which makes Schreiber High School a “School of Distinction” for the 2012-2013 school year.

The girls varsity softball won its first conference championship in 8 years.  The team went undefeated in the conference.  Congratulations to Coach Eric Sutz and assistant coach Patty Borzon for an outstanding season. 

The varsity softball team was named State Champion in the NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Team program.  The team s cumulative GPA of 97.235 was the highest in New York State among all the varsity softball programs.  The NYSPHSAA will give a banner to Schreiber HS which will be displayed proudly in the gymnasium.

The girls badminton team captured its second consecutive county championship.  Congratulations to Coach Dave O’Connor and the girls for this great achievement.

The boys varsity lacrosse team took big strides this season as they defeated Plainview JFK and Syosset en route to the county finals against Massapequa at Hofstra University.  Kudos to Coach Rooney and his team who took the program to a new level  of prominence in the county.

The Schreiber girls lacrosse program ventured outside the lines in fundraisers for cancer awareness.  They held a 16 team tournament benefitting the Headstrong Foundation and held a KEIRAstrong lacrosse event.  A total of $3,000 was raised.

The boys baseball and girls softball and their respective middle school teams held a Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser for the American Cancer Society on a beautiful Saturday in April.  The middle school , junior varsity and varsity teams competed on this day and over $2,000 was raised.  Parents helped to fundraise and it was a great day for everyone.

The varsity baseball and girls lacrosse teams held anti-bullying workshops with the Weber teams this spring.  Coaches and players spoke on strategies for being an “upstander” and ways to stop bullying when they see it.  “Stop Bullying” bracelets were distributed.

The 95th Port Washington Track Invitational was held with over 14 teams entered this year, making it the largest in recent memory.  At press time, the boys track team had placed five runners in Nationals in Greensboro, NC!


Staff Appreciation Luncheon goes Red for Heart Health

Chris Joannou Chair Staff Appreication Luncheon

At the 2013 Staff Appreciation Luncheon held on Thursday May 2nd and themed

Go Red for Heart Health!”, staff and volunteers alike wore red for solidarity and enjoyed heart-healthy foods in a sunny and festive room filled with red balloons, music and laughter.  The eclectic summer menu included exotic salads, delicious grilled meats, gazpachos, smoothies, a yogurt bar, a fresh juice bar and even vegan desserts!  The Korean HSA once again shared many traditional and healthful dishes while informational flyers and stacks and stacks of red apples were available for the taking in the spirit of “keeping the doctor away”!   Twin Pines, a non-profit think tank working to help fight hunger and poverty nationwide, was the beneficiary of the delicious and plentiful leftovers.  We are all looking forward to next year’s event.

Click to access these informative PDF files.  Enjoy!

Know Your Numbers

Heart Health Guide

Heart Health Family Tree

 


 

 

   


The TV studio is a “work in progress that will continue to evolve,” says Mr. Pernick. Ticket sales to a recent 24-hour Radiothon will contribute to the seven computer workstations that will be installed in the TV studio by September. The Radiothon was produced entirely by students who have taken courses in radio production or are now in the Radio Club.  Mr. Pernick says the format for new classes “TV 1” and “TV 2” starting in September will closely follow the successful format of the existing radio courses.

Peter Koch, who received his Masters Degree in Communications Arts at NYIT and currently teaches Digital Photography, Video Production and Web Design, and who formerly worked for FOX TV, has been instrumental in bringing the TV studio to life. Mr. Koch envisions a classroom set-up where students will rotate through different stations during the semester to learn the functions at the control booth and the functions behind and in front of the camera. “It’s a teacher’s dream to have a Principal that’s behind you and shares your vision.” He adds, “students need a place to create and stream their work”, noting that technology has gotten less expensive which enabled Schreiber to afford the new sophisticated equipment. Mr. Koch ultimately looks forward to having a “Schreiber network” a collaboration between students involved in radio, TV and The Schreiber Times.

In the meantime, take a peek at the impressive TV studio underway at Schreiber and get ready to hear “lights, camera, action” next fall.

 

 

 


Visiting Artists Broaden Horizons at Schreiber,

 

   Lee Anne Vetrone-Timothy


Photos taken by Linda J. Nutter

 

In honor of Black History Month in February, the Schreiber Cultural Arts Committee (co-chairs, Lee Anne Vetrone-Timothy and Helen DiGiovanni) produced two exceptional programs - spoken word artists, The Mayhem Poets and New York artist and educator, Robin J. Miller. Both programs were designed to expand and enrich perspective, inviting students and staff to think outside of the proverbial box and view the world in a new way. Both programs received rave reviews!

 

The Mayhem Poets, a trio of theatrically trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos performed to a packed Schreiber Auditorium of 9th through 12th grade students. The performance seamlessly blended raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improvisation and stand up comedy, all while sharing gut-wrenching truths. Schreiber Times reporter Minah Kim shared, Through their spoken word poetry interlaced with rapping, beat boxing, and motions, the Poets covered topics ranging from first loves to environmental preservation to multi-racial identities.” The Poets did not disappoint…perhaps a budding poet or two was in the crowd that day! (www.mayhempoets.com)

African American Heritage Artist, Robin J. Miller visited students in Advanced Painting, Drawing & Painting and Studio Art classes. While her presentation focused on the Harlem Renaissance, she also shared some of her personal family history and experiences as an African American woman growing up during the Civil Rights Movement. Her presentation was dynamic, engaging, historical, and vibrant, incorporating performance, music, poetry, and visual arts imagery through instruction. Says Ethan Bookstein, 10th grade Advanced Painting student, "Mrs. Miller's recent presentation was like none other! She was fun, witty, engaging, and of course, very informative about her work. Overall, it was wonderful!" The visit culminated with students creating their own historical works. Appreciation and thanks to art teachers, Marisa DeMarco and Kris Murphy for their interest in bringing this program to Schreiber. (www.robinjoycemiller.com)

 

 

2013-2014 PWEF Grants at Schreiber

 

·        Jazz is Now:  Completed on January 8th!  Schreiber students were treated to a thrilling performance by modern jazz musicians Jon Batiste and the Stay Human Band funded by PWEF in collaboration with the district’s cultural arts committee and Landmark on Main Street.  There was also a workshop for the Schreiber Jazz Band.  Student reactions ranged from “life-changing” to “that made my day!” Schreiber students were also able to attend the evening performance at the Landmark on January 9th.

·        Signs of the Time, Our Relics for the Future: Kris Murphy’ students created photographs to express their thoughts about being a teen in Port Washington and a student at Schreiber. The project included a trip t0 The International Center of Photography, a study of various photographers and reviewing photojournalist blogs about world events. Their exhibit is currently on view at the Port Washington Public Library.

·        US First Robotics Support; Don Schaefer reports that on November 3rd, 15 students went to Central Connecticut State University for the Connecticut BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. After six short weeks of construction the entry the Team made it to the semifinals before losing. Mr. Schaefer was awarded Teacher and Mentor of the Year for his leadership and dedication to Connecticut BEST. Three students participated in the US FIRST Kick-off held at SUNY Stony Brook on January 4th.   Mr. Schaefer also received a Vex Robotics grant which means they can compete at other events.  The next competitions will be held at East Rockaway High School on February 1st, Adelphi University on February 8th and at Hofstra University Arena in Hempstead, NY on March 27th – 29th.  Mr. Schaefer says of the PWEF: “You have allowed me to bring to the children of Paul D. Schreiber High School areas of study that make them think, utilize their mind and hand skills to accomplish a designated task that few would ever attempt.”

·        Utilizing Electric Welding & Cutting in Technology Education: This MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welder and plasma metal cutter has been set up and is currently in operation.  The grantee is Neil Miller and the MIG welder is used by engineering, robotics and automotive technology students (approximately 250 students per year).

·        Polymerase Chain Reaction-A Tool for Genetic Comparison:  Mr. Apicos already successfully used the thermal cycler to compare DNA between living things with his Genetics class. Plans are being made to use it in the forensics class. The other teachers who will use the PCR are Luis Gallego and Marla Ezratty.

·        “Around the Table”: Exploring and Creating the Dining Artifacts of Family Traditions and Stories: Completed on December 12 with an Evening Art Exhibition at Schreiber Atrium  featuring functional and symbolic clay forms in an intergenerational exploration of personal and cultural history.  The exhibit was well attended by students, parents and guests and hosted by Marisa DeMarco, Miranda Best, Terri Hall, Peter Koch

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The Multicultural Mentors project from Lucy Portugal and Susan Goldstein offers an opportunity for cultural exchange and mentorship for first-time English Language Learners from Manorhaven and Schreiber.   Meeting Dates are Feb 3, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 14.

·        The Celebration of Women project is from Emma Podolsky (student) who will put together an event in March in honor of Women’s History Month. Schreiber students will be informed about current concerns that face women and why feminism is still necessary.

·        TV Studio Camera and Switcher: Schreiber’s newest class and club taught by Peter Koch are up and running!  You’ll see TV studio reporters and camera crews throughout the school and at events giving students hands-on T.V. broadcast training both in front of and behind the camera.

 

Grant applications for the 2014-2015 school year are available. The deadline for submission is Thursday, April 3rd, 2014.