Bond ReferendumPhase III Bond Update
The district is very excited about the work that has been completed over the summer on the Phase III portion of the bond referendum.
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies took place in September at Elmont Memorial and Sewanhaka high schools to commemorate the improved facilities at both schools. The ribbon-cutting ceremony at Floral Park Memorial High School will take place in December. The new facility at Elmont Memorial includes art rooms, boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, a gymnasium, a library, a weight room and a wrestling room, as well as a home economics classroom and guidance suites. The school’s auditorium has also been beautifully updated.
At Sewanhaka High School, the new facility features a gymnasium, library, art rooms, music rooms, cafeterias for both students and teachers, a home economics room, and a culinary classroom for students in the district’s culinary program, in addition to the completely renovated auditorium.
“Please accept my appreciation for all of your support and patience in supporting the district’s efforts in the implementation of the Phase III portion of the bond referendum,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Ferrie.
Elmont Memorial High School
Sewanhaka High School
Phase II Bond Update
The summer months at Sewanhaka Central High School District have been filled with anticipation as certain renovations approved as part of the district’s May 2014 bond referendum near fruition.
The repairs, part of Phase II of the district’s capital improvement projects, included roof replacements, asbestos abatement and new stadium fields and tracks at all five high schools. Two new concession stands were installed, one at the Sewanhaka field, the other at H. Frank Carey. H. Frank Carey also received a new elevator.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Ferrie said the completed work is another step in providing the district’s students with the facilities they deserve. He also stressed the importance of the roof replacements and asbestos abatement.
“The asbestos abatement was most critical,” he said. “And although the athletic fields are the most visible project of Phase II, the most important part was the roof installations at all five schools. They will alleviate the leaks that were occurring at each of the buildings.”
Additional improvements include the installation of new carpeting in the library at New Hyde Park Memorial as well as sod in the school’s courtyard.Projects scheduled for the fall of 2015 include the baseball fields at Elmont Memorial, H. Frank Carey and New Hyde Park Memorial and the installation of new gymnasium windows at Sewanhaka High School. Softball fields at Floral Park Memorial and H. Frank Carey and a soccer field at New Hyde Park Memorial will also be installed.