Levittown Board Of Education Welcomes Student Liaisons

Press release from Syntax:

Sept. 18, 2020

The Levittown Public Schools Board of Education held its first regular meeting since the start of the new school year on Sept. 16. With social distancing protocols in place, a limited number of community members were welcomed to attend the meeting in-person in the Levittown Memorial Board Room. The meeting was also livestreamed on YouTube.

During the meeting, Todd Winch, assistant superintendent for instruction, introduced this year’s two high school student liaisons to the Levittown community. Division Avenue High School senior Jasmeet Sahota received a warm welcome from the board, along with MacArthur High School senior Taylor Muckle, who will serve as the school’s temporary liaison as of now. Both students will attend each board meeting to report on their respective school’s events and news.

Sahota is a high honor roll student who plays an active role at Division Avenue High School. He

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MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mars, Incorporated announced today the hiring of Dr. Maria Velissariou as the new Global Corporate Research & Development (R&D) Vice President and Chief Science Officer. Dr. Velissariou joins Mars on Sept. 13 and will lead Mars’ enterprise-wide approach to Quality and Food Safety, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs and deliver Mars’ R&D strategy in partnership with its business segments. Dr. Velissariou will report into Jean-Christophe Flatin, President of Innovation, Science, Technology & Mars Edge and will partner with the existing Mars Chief Science Officer and Vice President of Corporate R&D, David Crean, as a transition to his retirement in April 2021.

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Maidstone’s new School of Science and Technology welcomes first cohort of Year 7s

A brand new secondary school in Maidstone opened its doors to its first ever cohort of pupils this morning.

After nearly two years of construction, the School of Science and Technology Maidstone (SST) welcomed 192 Year 7 pupils with a round of applause on the first day of term.

The School of Science and Technology Maidstone welcomed its first ever cohort of Year 7s this morning. Picture: VIAT
The School of Science and Technology Maidstone welcomed its first ever cohort of Year 7s this morning. Picture: VIAT

Part of the Valley Invicta Academies Trust’s (VIAT), the school on New Cut Road will specialise in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects.



VIAT chief executive, Julie Derrick, said: “Seeing our brand new school open for students today was an absolutely fantastic experience for us all.

“Today is the culmination of six years of hard work and dedication, and I am confident that students, parents and staff will now reap the benefits.

“This is a hugely exciting time for the trust

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Aviva Tilles comes to Congregation Beth Israel with more than two decades of experience working in the Jewish world, both as a teacher and administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master’s in Public Administration from Clark University in Worcester, MA.

Aviva’s passion for Jewish education and her involvement with United Synagogue Youth (USY), the youth movement affiliated with Conservative Judaism, can be traced back

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