JEF Film Festival Fall 2009

October 15, 2009 · Filed Under Events · Comment 

The Jericho Educational Foundation is proud to announce that we will be hosting the Second Annual Student Film Festival.

Event Night
Date: Friday, November 13th, 2009
Time: 7:30pm
Place: The Little Theater at Jericho High School

Jericho Student Film Festival 2008

February 4, 2009 · Filed Under Events · Comment 

The Jericho Educational Foundation held its first student film festival on November 14th, 2008 in the High School Little Theater.

Twenty-three films were entered into competition and another twenty five Media Art students submitted their 1 minute ‘Shadow and Light’ video projects. In total, over 100 students participated in the writing, directing, editing and production of the festival’s films. The community strongly supported the event as turnout was beyond expectations. Family, friends and film lovers packed the house as local merchants and others purchased Sponsor Advertisements which were shown as the audience arrived.

Rebecca Gottesman’s Honor Society students sold candy, water and popcorn before the show and raised money for their cause as well. The theater and hallway were resplendent with red carpet runway and film-themed decorations.

The eight “best in category” winners were chosen by the Film Festival’s esteemed panel of film and arts industry professionals.

Special guest Sean Brogan addressed the audience and spoke about how his introduction to film-making at Jericho led him to be a film major at a local college. Mike Malkush, MS and HS teacher and other technology teachers were instrumental in supporting this fantastic event.

Money raised from the event will go into the JEF’s general fund to be used toward enhancing and enriching the educational excellence of the school district.


JEF Spelling Bee Contest

November 1, 2007 · Filed Under Events · Comments Off 

JEF Congratulates the Spelling Bee Champions: Michael Gladstone, David Weiss, James Gladstone

The JEF hosted its first Spelling Bee contest on November 11th, 2007.

Twenty teams consisting of high school students, parents, faculty and community members battled to be” Best Spellers In Jericho”. The event proved to be a fun-filled evening attended by family, friends, and school faculty.

Judges Dr. Elaine Margharita, Nick Maraventano, Diane Antonucci, Time Keeper Barbara Bauer and Word Caller Dan Salzman kept the event moving along and lively.

The winning team members were David Weiss, James Gladstone and Michael Gladstone.  The JEF presented the winners with a $300 gift certificate to Frank’s Steak House and “BEST SPELLER IN JERICHO” certificate.

Every competing team also received a Tee Shirt, Goodie bag and discount coupons to local businesses.

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JEF Distinguished Educator Award

May 11, 2007 · Filed Under Events · Comments Off 

Jess Rudolph, Jeffrey Ratner, James Stefanich, Martin Weissman, Hank Grishman

The Jericho Educational Foundation held its first Distinguished Educators Award Dinner at the Metropolitan in Glen Cove on May 11, 2007.

The dinner was a resounding success with over 150 guests including local dignitaries to honor Jeffrey Ratner (Principal of Seaman Elementary School) and Martin Weissman (Principal of Jackson Elementary School), for more than ten years of outstanding service as educators and administrators in the Jericho School District.

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