Martin Van Buren High School

Star of Queens: Jackie Forrestal, Hillcrest Estates Civic Association
Star of Queens: Jackie Forrestal, Hillcrest Estates Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 7/01/2013 at 9:31AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Jackie Forrestal has been active in the Queens community for years. She is a board member of the Central Queens Historical Association. She also served on the St. Joseph’s Advisory Board until the facility closed in 2004. Forrestal is the corresponding secretary for the Hillcrest Estates Civic Association, while her husband Kevin is [...]

Northeast Queens votes on community project funding
Northeast Queens votes on community project funding
News Melissa Chan 4/11/2013 at 1:17PM

Northeast Queens residents have answered the million dollar question. The 23rd District has voted to repair the Queens County Farm Museum, provide the Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps with emergency equipment, install 20 SMART Boards in Martin Van Buren High School and mount three sets of portable security cameras in the district. A musical stage [...]

Queens Village high school students paint over the past
Queens Village high school students paint over the past
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/03/2013 at 9:24AM

Students at a struggling Queens Village high school are painting over their past, one locker at a time. Historical figures, sprawled across obsolete lockers at Martin Van Buren High School, have become symbolic of the new face of the changing school, students and administration said. “We’re basically trying to paint a picture of a whole [...]

Queens native wins Nobel Prize
Queens native wins Nobel Prize
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/16/2012 at 11:45AM

Alvin Roth, one of the two winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, is a Queens native and graduate of Martin Van Buren High School, the New York Post reported. The Harvard professor, 60, who reportedly has accepted a position at Stanford University, won for his work on how to match different agents, [...]

16 Queens schools face shutdown by state
16 Queens schools face shutdown by state
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 8/31/2012 at 10:45AM

After seven Queens high schools won a nearly yearlong battle with the city to remain open, the institutions — along with 10 other borough schools — find themselves on a state list of schools that need to shape up or shut down. New York state education officials unveiled a list of 123 schools in the [...]

‘Failing’ Van Buren principal replaced
News Melissa Chan 6/29/2012 at 10:02AM

An unpopular principal of a failing Queens Village high school, who local leaders and parents rallied to remove in February, has been replaced, according to the Department of Education. Principal Marilyn Shevell — called an “ineffective leader” by members of the PTA and community — retired from Martin Van Buren High School, education officials said. [...]

Students’ posters aim to erase graffiti
Students’ posters aim to erase graffiti
News Michael Pantelidis 12/21/2011 at 12:14PM

Senator Tony Avella is aiming to erase any thoughts of vandalism from the minds of the students in his district – and paint them a clear anti-graffiti picture. The senator joined representatives from the Bayside Business Association (BBA) and students from across northeast Queens on December 15 for his first annual Anti-Graffiti Poster Contest. “Graffiti [...]

Queens schools score on DOE progress reports
Queens schools score on DOE progress reports
News Melissa Chan 11/01/2011 at 12:01PM

Queens high schools can hang their good report cards on the fridge. This year, according to the Department of Education’s (DOE) annual high school progress report, 19 high schools in Queens received the coveted “A” letter grade, and there were no failing schools in the borough. The annual report awards public high schools letter grades [...]