Celebrating the Pride of Bethpage

Celebrating the Pride of Bethpage photo

The district celebrated the accolades of staff members and students during a Board of Education meeting on May 28, which was preceded by a tenure reception.

Ten staff members were honored in the high school courtyard for receiving tenure. Superintendent David Schneider congratulated them for their dedication in making Bethpage a special district and reaching this career milestone.

“We are a family in Bethpage and these individuals showcase the commitment to continue to make our district special,” said Mr. Schneider. “Congratulations to all of the honorees for putting in the hard work to be recommended for tenure.”

The district congratulates Renee Balvin, Ashley Blatus, Carmelo Carbone, Andrew Choi, Kayleen Gonyon, Rosemarie Hale, Zachary Levy, Christine McGuire, Danielle Mole and Julianne Tierney for earning tenure. 

The Board of Education meeting followed in the high school’s small theatre, where the athletics department’s Captains’ Club was recognized along with students enrolled in the AP Art Studio course.

Art department chairperson Elena Cardo introduced a slide show that featured the work, accomplishments and future educational plans of students in the course. She also invited the Board of Education members and meeting attendees to view the gallery of work stationed in the main lobby.

Next, Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health John Franchi welcomed into the theatre the Captains’ Club, a group comprised of the captains for all 30 of the high school’s varsity athletic teams. Each student came to the front to announce the team they represented and share individual and team accomplishments from the past school year.  They were then presented with certificates of excellence by Mr. Schneider and Mr. Franchi. The seniors on hand also shared the college they will attend this fall.

The district congratulates all of the evening’s recognitions and thanks all individuals for representing Bethpage with pride!