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  • Floral Park Memorial Gets Ready For A New (and different) School Year

Will Professional Sports Return?

Houston Astros star third baseman Alex Bregman helps give food for the needy

Alison Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2020

Mr. Simone:  Hi Alison. I feel like I’ve been saying this over and over again, but I certainly hope that you and your family are still safe and healthy during this challenging time. I know you are at least well enough to keep up the mocking of my Houston Astros as you sent me the article about Alex ...

The Sports World On Hold

The Sports World On Hold

Alison Goldberg, Editor-in-chief

April 2, 2020

Mr. Simone: Hi Alison. First, I hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this very difficult time. This really is unprecedented. So much attention, and justifiably so, is being devoted exclusively to the health crisis and economic impact of the coronavirus on our country, and the world. But...

Dancing Their Way (Almost) To The Top

Dancing Their Way (Almost) To The Top

Brianna Criscitelli, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Floral Park Memorial finishes second in the yearly District Sports Night event

County Finals, Here We Come

County Finals, Here We Come

March 5, 2020

Behind a suffocating defense, the Floral Park Lady Knights' basketball team cruised past Bellmore JFK, 46-25, to advance to the county finals

Another Game, Another Victory for Lady Knights

Another Game, Another Victory for Lady Knights

February 23, 2020

The Floral Park Memorial girls' basketball team kicked off the post-season with an impressive victory against surprising Valley Stream Central, 49-38

Social Studies Department Gets A New Leader

Social Studies Department Gets A New Leader

Jake Torres, Junior High Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

If you get the opportunity to talk to the new chairperson of Floral Park Memorial's Social Studies Department, Dr. Matthew Schwartz, you will be very impressed with the depth of his knowledge. Dr. Schwartz is capable of carrying on a discussion on global history, presidential politics, the New York Yankees...

Power! Unlimited Power!

Power! Unlimited Power!

Sukhsimran Singh, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Talented FPM science students show their skills at worldwide robotics competition

Full STEAM Ahead: Art and Science Explored at the Nassau County Museum of Art

December 23, 2019

Talented art students from Ms. Glasser’s Illustration and Design, and Studio Art classes attended a field trip to the Nassau County Museum of Art to see Energy: The Power of Art. For this lively interactive exhibit, NCMA collaborated with Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Tesla Museum to...

Holiday Door Decor On Display

Holiday Door Decor On Display

Christine Tepe, Senior Photographer

December 20, 2019

In order to get students and staff into the holiday spirit, the administrative team at Floral Park Memorial once again arranged for teachers to decorate their classroom and office doors. Participants were not allowed to damage the doors or obstruct their use. This year's winning display was completed...

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...

Worth The Wait?

Worth The Wait?

Alison Goldberg and Mr. Simone, Co-Editor in Chief/Advisor

December 11, 2019

There was an arrogance in the halls of Floral Park Memorial this morning. Anyone who encountered a New York Yankees fan could see it a mile away. They finally got their man. Gerrit Cole, the ace nearly everyone thought would sign with one of his hometown California teams, is heading to the Bronx. And...

Champion World Problem Solvers

Champion World Problem Solvers

Kathleen McInnis, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

If the leading negotiators in the world would like some advice on how to address some of the more critical issues confronting societies today, they may want to spend some time with Mrs. Francis and the members of the Floral Park Memorial Model United Nations club. On November 21, 15 students traveled to Willi...