Fosters Family: Why Elmont & Rosedale Are Like Brother & Sister

For those of us growing up in Elmont, the lines between Elmont and Queens have always been blurry. This fact endures today — whether geographically, culturally, socially, or politically — Elmont and Queens undeniably share a great deal in common. We reached out to Bill Florio — a Valley Stream resident, historian, and author —Continue reading “Fosters Family: Why Elmont & Rosedale Are Like Brother & Sister”

Public Allies New York alum: ‘I was born to serve, love, and lead’

Originally posted on PUBLIC ALLIES:
When Karl Valere was growing up on Long Island, he remembers hearing a lot of anti-Haitian sentiment expressed on TV and across the world. His parents, who were born and raised in Haiti, would say to him: “We’re not what they say we are. We’re more than that. We have dignity. We respect ourselves and…

A Message from Elmont Online: What Is the American Dream?

Source: Elmont Online When families move to Elmont, many move with the American Dream in mind. They move to live in fully detached houses with a one or two car garage, 2.5 children, a dog and a white picket fence. It appears to the recently gerrymandered community of Elmont that local politicians and some misguidedContinue reading “A Message from Elmont Online: What Is the American Dream?”

Regents Testing Week 2016 at Elmont Memorial High School

    A Message from Elmont Memorial High School Principal Kevin Dougherty  Dear Parent/Guardian: The following days have been designated as district testing days on our school calendar: Tuesday, January 26th, Wednesday, January 27th, Thursday, January 28th and Friday, January 29th. For the first two days of testing, regular classes will not be in sessionContinue reading “Regents Testing Week 2016 at Elmont Memorial High School”

Elmont Class of 2016 Valedictorian Named Intel Science Talent Search National Finalist

Source: Elmont Memorial High School The [Sewanhaka Central High School] District is thrilled to announce that Elmont Memorial valedictorian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna is a 2016 Intel Science Talent Search finalist. Augusta was recognized for her project, “Rheological Characterization of Attapulgite Nanoclay Modified Cement Slurries for Oil Well Applications,” which she conducted in the Civil Engineering andContinue reading “Elmont Class of 2016 Valedictorian Named Intel Science Talent Search National Finalist”