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So Winter Storm Juno turned out to be a bit of a let down – nowhere near the state of emergency forecasters initially predicted – but kids in New York are still having their first snow day of the 2014-2015 school year. That means most parents are wondering how on earth they’ll entertain those stir-crazy…

Education Photo by Michael Louis
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Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all public schools are closed tomorrow, January 27, due to the potentially “record-breaking” blizzard headed our way. Tomorrow’s high school Regents have been rescheduled for Thursday. Rescheduled Regents are Global History and Geography, Integrated Algebra, Writing (special education), and Mathematics (special education). As for today, all after-school activities…

Police & Fire Photo By Erica Sherman
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Edward R. Murrow High School at 1600 Avenue L in Midwood has been under a full lock down since approximately 12:30pm after at least one unauthorized person gained entry to the building, Sheepshead Bites has learned. [Update (2:49pm): The lock down has been lifted.] Teachers were ordered to shelter in their classrooms, locking the doors and…

Education The photo of Ramirez and the former student, which has made rounds in the school. (via Daily News)
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A teacher at Origins High School, one of the new schools located at the former Sheepshead Bay High School (3000 Avenue X), was removed from the classroom and sent to the infamous “rubber rooms” after a photo surfaced showing a former student kissing him on the cheek. An Instagram photo shows physical education teacher John Ramirez looking…

Education Hooray for Kindergarten! Good times... Source: SFA Union City / Flickr
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Just a reminder that enrollment for public school kindergarten seats starts today, Wednesday, January 7, and runs through Friday, February 13. Applications and details about how to fill them out and where to submit them can be found here. Eligible students for the September 2015 start of the school year are those who turn five…

News & Features
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Thursday, December 25 is Christmas, and if you’re headed out of town, here’s hoping your travels are safe and easy despite the crummy weather. If you’re sticking around the neighborhood, note that Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, is not an official city holiday, so all city government offices, including courts, are open. Here’s some information you might need…

Education scarf-flier
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Brrr! It sure is getting cold out there! While the rest of us bundle up, not all of the neediest in the city’s school system have the means to get a helpful hat or a solid pair of gloves. To help them out, Councilman Chaim Deutsch has launched a hat, scarf and glove drive to…

Education lecteds and principals ps11 national blue ribbon school awards
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Sheepshead Bay’s PS 254 (Dag Hammarskjold) and Clinton Hill’s PS 11 (Purvis J. Behan) schools’ 2014 National Blue Ribbon School Award wins were honored on November 20 with a ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall. School principals Alonta Wrighton (bottom left) and Linda Alhonote (bottom right), as well as Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Assemblyman Walter Mosley, and Council members…

News & Features
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Thursday, November 27 is Thanksgiving, and if you’re headed out of town, here’s hoping your travels are safe and easy despite the crummy weather. If you’re sticking around the neighborhood, here’s some information you might need to know: Government Offices, Parking, And Sanitation Government offices, post offices, public libraries, courts, and the Department of Motor…

Education
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I don’t know why anybody would want to send their kid to Stuyvesant when Sheepshead Bay High School is in their own backyard, but, hey, if you’re one of those parents then the deadline for that opportunity is coming up. Students applying to high school for the 2015-2016 school year can register for the Specialized High Schools…

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