School News

District 30 water tests reveal traces of lead; Six fountains identified

Six water fountains in District 30 were disconnected on June 15, after preliminary tests indicated that the lead content was above the Environmental Protection Agency’s mandated levels. “As …

Wheeler School celebrates reading with a carnival

Grinning students relished some outdoor time on June 14 at Wheeler Avenue Elementary School’s carnival celebration to mark the completion of the Parents as Reading Partners Program, or …

Garden classroom keeps growing

John Youssef, 12, sprinkled a scoop of pearlite over a raised bed behind the Wheeler Avenue School on June 9 — his birthday. “It improves drainage and aeration,” he said. “That means it …

School News

Kindergarten gardeners get lesson from two masters

Kindergarteners at the James A. Dever Elementary School helped plant shrubs around the district office’s electronic sign on June 10 alongside the Valley Stream Thirteen Education Foundation and two …

School News

Bond work begins this summer in District 13

The District 13 Board of Education awarded bids to three separate contractors on May 24, the last action needed before the first phase of bond-funded renovations begin this summer.

Community News

Village allows sidewalk seating for ‘upscale’ feel

Sidewalk seating at Valley Stream eateries is right around the corner, as restaurant owners apply for permits under the trial program, which began on May 17 and will last through Oct. 31. The move …

School News

The Week Ahead

June 23-29

Nearby things to do in Valley Stream this week.