West Hempstead and Malverne head back to school


Summer has come to a close for students in West Hempstead and Malverne as they returned to school on Sept. 1 and Sept. 6, respectively.

Students in West Hempstead were greeted by sunshine of the morning of Sept. 1. This school year notably marks the start of the newly formed West Hempstead Secondary School.

The pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Chestnut Street received a warm welcome from administrators and staff. Students settled into their classrooms quickly and participated in several activities to get to know their teachers and one another.

The first day of school for students in Malverne on the other hand was marked by rain, but it did not dampen student’s spirits and excitement for the start of a new year.

A forest of umbrellas sprang up outside of Maurice W. Downing School as parents dropped off their kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students. The children excitedly hurried into school, eager to escape the rain but even more eager to meet their teachers for the first time.