The following are some links of interest. The Oceanside Education Foundation has no responsibility for these web sites and provides them solely for your investigation. If there are additional sites you think would be appropriate for this page, please contact us!
The editor has visited each of these sites-- the comments are mine alone. If you have comments or reviews you would like added-- send them along!! (By the way, although it seems that I find most of the sites here "wonderful" and "interesting", please know that I have rejected many sites--especially the historical ones-- if I found them anything less than worthwhile. And no, the editor has not received a single penny in payola or bribes!)
School & Education Links
Home page of the Oceanside Union Free School District, filled with information about the current students and educators of Oceanside.
Home page of the Special Education PTA. Excellent site for parents, students and teachers. Not just for Special Ed.-- well-organized, informative site.
Great site created for the Class of 1960-- wonderful photos of Oceanside in 1960, lots of cool stuff!! Well worth the look!
Very elegant site dedicated to the Class of 1970. Reunion photos and more!
This is a forum open to all graduates of Oceanside Senior High School containing message boards, a regularly scheduled chatroom on Sunday nights at 8:30 (Eastern time) and links to individual class websites.
Site of the N.Y. State Department of Education. Includes current news, contacts within State Ed., program information & much more.
Federal site with scholarship information, research and statistics, news on the national front, and many other features.
Well-maintained, information filled site containing everything you ever wanted to know about soccer in Oceanside.
Rich, complete site contains information with schedules, standings, membership, etc.
Organized, informative site, filled with game summaries and other interesting and useful material. The place for local youth football.
Brownie Troop 2201
Girls U-12 Soccer Travel Team site
Information-rich site, a great place to go for health-related questions & information about our local hospital.
Site filled with information and research resources. Great place to start any research project.
Kiwanis' site includes some photos and listings of past events & officers, as well as current and upcoming events.
Web site for the Terrace Hose Fire Company, with membership & upcoming event information.
Long Island History
Newsday's take on Oceanside's History, from their Long Island History site.
Unofficial site containing the history of the Long Island Railroad. Fun and informative.
Site containing links and research methods for those researching Long Island's history. High school level and above site, rich with text and links. A must for serious students and investigators.
Rich site full of information about Long Island landmarks, and the procedures for new landmarking. Interesting detail on programs and tours.
Home page for the citizen's group dedicated to the museums and preserves of Nassau & Suffolk Counties. Informative site with events, programs, and more
Not for genealogists only! Whether you are looking for your roots, or just interested in our local history, this no-frills site is a must-see. A history-packed site, filled with resources for the interested browser or serious student.
A collection of clear, very interesting historical maps of Long Island, dating back to the 17th Century, with an emphasis on the mapping of Long Island, 1873. "Oceanside" appears on maps of Hempstead South, Rockville Centre and Pearsall's Corner (remember Oceanside was Christian Hook and Parsonage Corner back then). Note the naming of property owners, but not streets!
Read old newspapers, see what happened in 1679 when Mr. Spratt claimed Mr. Shephard owed him money for the purchase of "one cloak, £3, two bottles of rum, ten yards of Ozenbrigs and one hat"; find out which of our neighbors supported the British and had to flee to Nova Scotia in 1776. Fun, interesting and quirky.
Well-constructed, informative site of our neighbors - remember that much of early history centered on the town of Hempstead-- this site gives insight as well as information.
Site of the Historical Society of our neighbors to the South--once part of our school district. Not much historical detail on the site, but it does contain postings of remembrances and gives you contacts to the Society.
Very informative site-- filled with first-hand accounts of life in early Baldwin. Many items overlap with Oceanside (such as the trolley, the Jamaica-Merrick Plank Road, and many others). Nice site, well worth the look.
New York State History
Interesting New York history site. Contains resources for teachers and students (and all history buffs). Extensive links to historical societies, extensive resources for research. Site to contain the Encyclopedia of NY State history in 2002.
United States History
A delicious, interesting, rich site. Its main focus is primary source material from 18th Century America-- all displayed digitally. A unique array of original newspapers, maps and writings come to life on your screen just as they appeared to our forebears more than 200 years ago. Original movies, articles, message boards & much more! How about trying their interactive crossword puzzle? Simply a must.
It bills itself as the most comprehensive U.S. government & political site on the web, and it may very well be. The textbook is by pay only, but there is so much free material you won't miss it. Historical documents are transcribed here-- the Declaration of Independence, war proclamations, every inaugral address, speeches, songs-- on & on. Tests for students, material for teachers. A treasure trove. Researchers-- start here. Curious about American history? Dip in here, but be prepared to be sucked in for a bit!
If you are a history buff, this is it, especially for world and national history. Links to the National History Day web site, including the annual contests.
The home page for the National Archives research resources in Washington, D.C. Excellent research site. Access the Archives main page for glossy pictures, etc.
A simply wonderful site filled with history, music, photographs and lots of fun stuff-- designed for kids, but well worth an adult's visit. A dip into American history, brought to us by the Librarian of Congress
Well-organized site, the perfect starting point for Native American research, and fun, too!
No, not the game. A wonderful site, though, dedicated to this landmark American adventure. Kid and adult friendly.
The Valley of the Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War. Multimedia, complete with newspapers, letters, diaries, animation -amazing, amazing.
An extensive, well-documented history of the White House & the people who have lived in it. A very detailed, but easily readable, history of the U.S. weaves throughout. Great source for teachers & students. The Learning Center is set up in grade-appropriate groups. A must-see!!
Site of the Independence Hall Association of Philadelphis, this site connects with fun and informative sites on Ben Franklin, the Revolutionary Congresses, Valley Forge, Betsy Ross & much more. Contains virtual tours of many historical sites. Fun--take a look!
Commercial site with nice century-based overviews, plus in depth outlines/articles on specific topics. I found it to be a bit too cluttered for my taste, but it is information rich and a good source for students. Just watch the casino ads.
Central site, good starting point for research on the Civil War. Built-in links lead you by category to primary and secondary source material. Maintained by the Assistant Director, Distance Education and Independent Study, of the University of Tennessee.
Virtual tours are the key component. Site puts the artifacts in historical perspective. The Star Spangled Banner, thomas Edison, the Sweat Shops, Thomas Jefferson's wines...How can you resist?
Covers U.S. history mainly in timeline format. Contains a nice "in their own words" section, and reviews of many U.S. history-related movies (though it's thumbs-down for most!)
Global & General History
Good, basic site. Initially it only covered the Civil War, but now it includes WWII, Vietnam & World history. Uneven at points, a bit wordy in others. Still an overall good site.
If they have your topic, it's a home run! It is the web site for the TV channel, so there are lots of commercials & ads-- but can be an excellent resource. Best- recordings of speeches. Worst-- lots of clicking, a bit too cluttered for my taste.
Home page of the President of the United States, the site is filled with history, virtual tours, and much more.
Informative site on the Federal Courts, including current topics and the history of the Court
Home page of the senior Senator from New York
Home page of the junior Senator from New York
Home page of Congressman King, Representative for the area including Oceanside
Home page of Congresswoman McCarthy, Representative for the area including the portion of Rockville Centre in the Oceanside School District
New York State
Home page of the Governor of New York, entranceway to the administrative agencies of New York
Home page for the New York State Court system, with information, directions, forms and much more
Home page of the State Senator representing Oceanside, and the official responsible for the Schoolhouse Green major funding grant
Home page of the Assemblyman representing the south end of Oceanside
Home page of the Assemblyman representing the north end of Oceanside
Home page of the County Executive, with access to the administrative agencies of the County
Home page of the County Legislator for the western portion of Oceanside
Home page of the County Legislator for the northern portion of Oceanside
Home page of the County Legislator for the southern portion of Oceanside
Town of Hempstead
Home page of the Town Supervisor, with access to the administrative agencies of the Town
Home page of the Town of Hempstead Councilman representing Oceanside
Village of Rockville Centre
Home page of the mayor of Rockville Centre, with access to all village services (remember that about 20% of RVC is in the Oceanside School District!)