2005-10-07 / Community

‘Scholar’s Academy’ Opens At MS 180


Region Five’s newest gifted and talented program officially opened its doors on Thursday with a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony at Middle School 180. The program is the culmination of several years of planning for a Rockaway program. Pictured, at the ceremony, Region Five Deputy Superintendent Steven Mittman, Regional Superintendent Kathleen Cashin, Local Instructional Superintendent Rita Giaramita and PS 105 Principal Lori Shapiro.Region Five’s newest gifted and talented program officially opened its doors on Thursday with a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony at Middle School 180. The program is the culmination of several years of planning for a Rockaway program. Pictured, at the ceremony, Region Five Deputy Superintendent Steven Mittman, Regional Superintendent Kathleen Cashin, Local Instructional Superintendent Rita Giaramita and PS 105 Principal Lori Shapiro.A large crowd of parents, teachers and administrators showed up for the ribbon cutting ceremony. A large crowd of parents, teachers and administrators showed up for the ribbon cutting ceremony. George Maniere, the school’s music teacher and a professional Broadway musician, joins his trio in playing for the large crowd.George Maniere, the school’s music teacher and a professional Broadway musician, joins his trio in playing for the large crowd.Joining in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are, from left, Giaramita, Lew Simon, Principal Brian O’Connell, Mittman, Cashin, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and Fred Simmons, a representative of State Senator Malcolm Smith.  Joining in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are, from left, Giaramita, Lew Simon, Principal Brian O’Connell, Mittman, Cashin, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and Fred Simmons, a representative of State Senator Malcolm Smith.

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