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Huntington School Briefs

A retirement party for Jefferson Primary School Principal Margaret H. Evers is planned for Thursday, May 31 from 5-9 p.m. at the Huntington Yacht Club.

Tickets are on sale for $45, which includes dinner and a gift. Those who cannot attend are welcome to contribute $10 (cash only) toward a gift. Call Joanne Taormina or Pattye Sweeney at Jefferson at 673-2070 for more information. To secure a seat send payment by Friday, May 4 to Barbara Cooke or Vicki Peskin at Jefferson.

Dinner will consist of a choice of salad and entrée, including marinated skirt steak, chicken marsala, free range chicken, grilled salmon or pasta with vegetables and chicken. Cake and fruit will be served for dessert. There will be a cash bar.

The Huntington Yacht Club is located at 95 East Shore Drive in Huntington.

HHS Spring College Fair

The Huntington High School spring college fair is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium. Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors and their parents are invited to attend. (Walt Whitman High School students and parents will also be in attendance.)

"Admission representatives from over 100 colleges and universities, as well as branches of the Armed Forces will be available to answer questions regarding admission criteria, SATs and ACTs, scholarships and financial aid, high school preparation, the college essay and more," said Bernadette Walsh, Huntington's college counselor.

Contact Mrs. Walsh at 673-2131 or bwalsh@hufsd.edu for more information.

SCWA to Raze Building

The Suffolk County Water Authority has notified the Huntington School District that it intends to raze one of two buildings it owns on Spring Road. "One property is used as a local office for our construction crews and a second property on which a vacant building is located," wrote Jeffrey W. Szabo, SCWA chief executive officer in a letter to local residents.

"Since we no longer have a need for the vacant officer, we have attempted to solicit interest from the Town of Huntington, as well as from private entities, but to no avail," Mr. Szabo wrote. "As such, we have decided to raze the building and landscape the property so your neighborhood is not blighted by a deteriorating building."

The SCWA building is located west of 5.5 vacant acres of land the district has owned on Spring Road since the 1930's when it purchased the tract with an eye toward building an elementary school to feed into Robert K. Toaz Junior High School.

Teacher Retirement Party

A retirement party for longtime J. Taylor Finley Middle School special education teacher and former Huntington High School golf coach Sue Jeno is planned for June 14 at The Harbor Club in Halesite. More details will be released soon.

SCOPE Contract Approved

Huntington School Board members renewed an agreement with SCOPE Education Services to provide a before and after school child care program during the 2012/13 school year. The program is self-sustaining and is a service to district parents. SCOPE will be charged a $900 facility fee.

Western Suffolk BOCES BOE Meeting

The Western Suffolk BOCES Board of Education will hold a public meeting in the large conference room of the organization's administrative offices at 507 Deer Park Road in Dix Hills on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. BOCES trustees will conduct a regular meeting followed by an annual meeting at 8 p.m.

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