Uniondale Man Arrested for Crossing Guard Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Uniondale man has been arrested for allegedly hitting a female crossing guard who was helping schoolchildren cross a street in Hempstead and fleeing the scene last month, Nassau County police said.Kenechukwu Okoli was charged Tuesday with assault and leaving the scene of an accident.Police said the 59-year-old hit the Hempstead village police crossing guard in the leg while driving a Mercedes Benz northbound on Henry Street shortly before 8 a.m. Nov. 20.The victim, who was knocked to the ground, was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated for contusions to her knee and hip.Okoli will be arraigned Jan. 78 at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

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St. Lawrence registration open

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — St. Lawrence School in Lawrenceburg, Indiana is now enrolling new and current students in preschool through 8th grade for the 2018-2019 academic year. The easy enrollment process begins online here or call 812-537-3690.At St. Lawrence, the staff’s dedication to a Catholic education is apparent in each class, subject, and activity. The school’s goal is to help each student find their unique strengths, build on those strengths, and obtain academic and personal success while exploring and nurturing their relationship with God.“Our staff is an incredibly dedicated group of teachers who are constantly working to improve their craft,” says Principal Mike Odar. “They are always looking at new and engaging ways to get the most spiritual and academic growth out each student. Making use of technology, tracking data, and differentiating instruction is what our teachers are always working at to help push our students. That being said, our staff is connected to St. Lawrence’s family atmosphere. Over 50 percent of our staff has students that either go or graduated from St. Lawrence. That sense of pride and family is carried over to every student!”Although test scores don’t tell the whole story, St. Lawrence School is proud of its students’ exceptional performance on the ISTEP exam. In the 2016-2017 school year, St. Lawrence had 66.2 percent of students pass both the English/language arts and mathematics portions of the ISTEP. The figure was the best of any school or corporation in Dearborn County. An amazing 87.3 percent of St. Lawrence students passed the English/language arts section – again the best in the county.The school also offers many extracurricular activities, including athletics, a robotics team, scouts, archery club, service club, and drama club. Principal Odar says the goal is to create a solid Christian citizen for the 21st century.“I am extremely proud that our students and staff were awarded an A grade for the 2016-2017 school year.  We will not settle for that, as we are continuing to push our students to even greater heights.  Our students are able to take three years of Spanish, participate in robotics, archery, sing in a school musical, be on our basketball and cheerleading teams, and the junior high students can specialize in art, choir, journalism, or music. We recognize that there is more to learning than test scores, and are finding ways to have our students take ownership in their education,” Odar says.Affording a quality, private education at St. Lawrence is easier than you may think. The Indiana School Choice Scholarship program can provide up to 90 percent of tuition costs for a family. You can learn more about the Indiana Choice Scholarship program and its income guidelines at www.doe.in.gov/choice.“Our school offers multiple avenues for financial assistance. SGO’s, School Choice Scholarships, and assistance provided from our parishioners can help make the cost of attending more feasible for those in need. The biggest thing I would recommend is to ask. You might be surprised at what we can do to help,” says Odar.Do you have questions or would like to receive a tour of St. Lawrence School? Contact Principal Mike Odar at (812) 537-3690 or [email protected]last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: RAPHOE BOXING CLUB CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

first_imgRaphoe NotesRaphoe Family Resource Centre Afterschool Programme Time TableTuesday: 3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm 5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pmWednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.00pmComputer Club 3.00- 5.00 p.m. (7 – 12 years olds) Homework Support 5.30 – 6.30 p.m.Youth Café 7.00-9.00pmThursday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.00pmCommunity Consultation: Following a successful site visit by the Family Support Agency the Family Resource Centre has been invited to submit a strategic work plan for the period 2014-2016. As part of developing the work plan we will be carrying out a consultation, in survey format, with young people, families and the wider community to hear what the main issues of concern are in the area. We would welcome your support with the consultation, which will take place over the next few weeks.Counselling Services:The Family Resource Centre is pleased to announce that funding has been accessed from the Family Support Agency’s Scheme of Grants for Marriage, Child and Bereavement Counselling Services to continue with the Counselling Service provided at the Centre.The service which is free and confidential is by appointment only by telephoning 086 3601718. RAPHOE WALKING GROUP:The Raphoe Walking Group meets every Thursday at 10.30am in the Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome. This is a brilliant opportunity to get fit (ter) and meet new people in your Community.Little Smiles with Big DreamsLittle Smile’s is a local parent and toddler group that meets in the Family Resource Centre on Wednesday morning from 10.30 -12 noon. The group is also open to grandparents/ Aunts/Uncles and childminders. This is a great opportunity for pre-school children to meet other children, enjoy messy play, story time and music. Light lunch is provides.RAPHOE BOXING CLUBThe Raphoe Club has now reopened after the Summer break and training takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. when all new and former members will be very welcome alongClub boxers will be in action at the Donegal Novice Championship that will be staged in the Letterkenny Club-house on Saturday 5th October and club boxers will take part in the Donegal Open Championships to take place in the Buncrana Youth Club on Sunday 3rd November.Details of the clubs “25 years of boxing in Raphoe” will appear in the local press in the coming weeks as the club will stage a presentation, dinner and dance in Jacksons Hotel Saturday 16th November and anyone wishing to place an advertisement in the souvenir programme can contact Gary Mc Cullagh, 087 6620824 or Peter O’ Donnell 087 7703116The Raphoe club will celebrate 25years of boxing on Saturday 16th November with a dinner, presentation, and dance in Jackson’s Hotel and more details will appear in the local press in the coming weeks.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE BOXING CLUB CELEBRATES 25 YEARS was last modified: August 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Raphoe Community noteslast_img read more

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