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Gingerbread house? How about a gingerbread village?!?!

Gingerbread house?  How about a gingerbread village?!?!

Sofia Pierno, Junior High Staff Writer

December 21, 2019

Junior High Staff Writer, Sofia Pierno writes about a recent visit to a Gingerbread Village.

New Kids On The Block

New Kids On The Block

Sophia Perno and Hannah Sanders, Junior High Staff Writers

December 16, 2019

Floral Park Memorial's Class of 2025 has much to be excited about. These first few months have been about getting use to life after elementary school, and crossing the bridge into 7th grade. We asked many of our classmates questions about the transition to find out how they were adjusted to life in...

Welcome to FPM

Welcome to FPM

Zachary Velez, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017

What a way to begin junior high school?  It has only been one week of school for me and my classmates, and it has already been awesome. So many students, when asked about their initial impressions, agree that they were happy with the new school environment. About three out of every four 7th grad...

Do Kids Read Enough?

Do Kids Read Enough?

Jennifer Venus, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017

Student discusses the struggle to encourage young people to read

Survival Reading

Survival Reading

Jennifer Venus, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017

Nine years later, the series is still a hit with teenagers

Evaluating The New iPad Initiative

Evaluating The New iPad Initiative

Andrew Pavlovic, Staff Writer and Newspaper Treasurer

December 12, 2016

The 7th graders have now had the new iPads for about three months. It is an exciting time to be a student in the Sewanhaka District. The benefits include less bulk and smaller backpacks (we hope) and greater connectivity. But of course, with any new technology, there will still be some problems, like...

Leadership University Comes to FPM

Leadership University Comes to FPM

Andrew Pavlovic, Staff Writer and Newspaper Treasurer

December 5, 2016

Floral Park graduates give their time to help develop future leaders

Life Lesson For Mrs. Morra’s Health Class

Life Lesson For Mrs. Morra’s Health Class

Megan Malherb, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Students provide encouragement for peer suffering from a rare medical condition

Everyone Gets An IPad

Everyone Gets An IPad

Paean Mukherjee, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016

On the night of Wednesday, September 7, administrators and teachers at Floral Park Memorial returned to school for an historic occasion. The school distributed iPads to each of the current seventh grade students. The message from the district was clear. Sewanhaka intends to best prepare its students...

Advice For Incoming 7th Graders

Advice For Incoming 7th Graders

Darlenys Sanchez, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016

Welcome to FPM, the class of 2022! Seventh grade, your first year in a school where you have multiple teachers and classes on both the first and second floors. All of you running in the halls, hyperventilating because you do not want to be late. Your bookbags appear to weigh 700 pounds because you...

7th Grade Officer Elections

October 29, 2015

Watch the campaign speech of each student running for an officer position in the Class of 2021 ...

Mrs. Francis’ 8th Graders Discuss Common Core and Immigration

Mrs. Francis’ 8th Graders Discuss Common Core and Immigration

Danielle Ashbahian, Staff Writer

June 23, 2015

If a politician wants to see how the common core learning standards are being implemented in schools, he or she should come observe Mrs. Francis' 8th grade social studies class. One of the primary goals of common core is to develop student-centered lessons that require the participants to think critically...