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Lupus Donation

Lupus Donation Photo
Freshman Adina Rahman presented a check for $500 to representatives of the Lupus Alliance of LI/Queens. Motivated by family and close friends with the disease, Adina and her mother held a raffle fundraiser during the school’s annual play. Adina is pictured presenting the check with BHS SADD advisor Christine Kennedy to the organization’s Executive Director Patricia D’Accolti and President of the Board of Directors Patrick Geraghty.

Senior Citizen Prom

BHS Student Council hosted the 27th Annual Senior Citizen Prom and everyone had a great time celebrating the Under the Stars theme!  There was lots of good music, dancing and food as students waited on their guests and served them a full course meal!  Congratulations to everyone who attended and thanks to all the students who volunteered their time.  Special thanks to the teachers- Ms. Way and her husband Mr. Long (our key chef!), Ms. Sestak, Ms. Comunale  and Ms. Feyrer.  Everyone said they cannot wait until next year's prom!

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Junior Banquet 2017

Congratulations to the Junior Class Officers for staging a great Junior Banquet!  A good time was had by all!  Congratulations to Ms.Molé and Mr. Russo for being great advisors!

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Supporting Autism Awareness

Congratulations to the Central Boulevard Elementary School faculty and staff who rallied to win the Second Annual Autism Awareness Dodgeball Tournament!  Thanks to the faculty and staff from all of the schools that participated and everyone who attended this event to support and educate others about autism awareness.  A grand total of $2,540 was raised and donated to the Piece by Piece charity that supports autism awareness.  Special thanks to Julianne Tierney for coordinating this successful event!  

Film Festival First

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Congratulations to senior Peter Ingenito who placed first in the documentary category at the Locust Valley Film Festival. He received the honor based upon a video he created at BOCES Barry Tech, titled “Behind the Glasses.” The film also won Best in Show at a film festival held at Five Towns College.

Naval Academy

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Congratulations to senior Daniel Midgette who has been accepted to and will be attending the United States Naval Academy in the fall. With his acceptance, he has committed to four years of schooling plus five years of active duty for the Naval Academy. Daniel decided to attend the Naval Academy after attending their Summer Seminar last year.

Photo Contest Winners


Congratulations to the local winners of Senator Hannon's Photo Contest!  Thanks to Senator Hannon for organizing the event and to Mr. DeStefano for his guidance in our participation!  The winners were:

First Place: Hunter Bedard
Honorable Mention: Emily McGlynn
Honorable Mention: Polina Jimenez

Elementary Robo Eagles

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Kramer Lane Elementary hosted a demonstration by members of the FIRST Lego League for its third- through fifth-grade students. The demo was done by Vinaya and Sridev Raghavan whose son, Ankur, is part of an out-of-district FIRST Lego team, Robo Eagles, with fellow fifth-graders from both Kramer Lane and Central Boulevard schools. The team took their peers through this year’s challenge mat, titled Animal Allies, and showed them how the robot is built and works. Although it is only the team’s first year, they were one of 40 that qualified for the championships and won the Robot Design Award for Strategy and Innovation.

Regal Eagles in the News


The Bethpage High School Robotics Team (Regal Eagles) recently competed in the Hudson Valley Regional at Rockland County Community College and the SBPLI Long Island Regional at Hofstra University.

Altice USA documented the Regal Eagles six-week build season leading up towards their competitions.  It is available at the link below.

At the SBPLI Long Island Regional, the Regal Eagles were recipients of the Regional Chairman's Award, the MOST prestigious award presented at FIRST which is awarded to the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. The Regal Eagles qualified for the FIRST World Championships later this month in St. Louis!

Congratulations to all of the students and team advisors, Mr. Zabell & Mr. Kay!  Special thanks to Altice USA for documenting the Regal Eagles journey this season!


Recognition of Excellence


Bethpage held its annual Recognition of Excellence Dinner where BHS Seniors chosen by the faculty choose an elementary, middle and high school teacher who impacted their lives.  It was a great evening for the students and their parents and for the teachers honored!  Thanks to the BHS Jazz Ensemble for making it such a classy event under the direction of Mr. Stehlik!  The students spoke with incredible poise and were very impressive!

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College-Bound Athletes

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Nine of Bethpage High School’s most distinguished student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. Each of the students donned college gear and signed their Letter of Intent in front of family, coaches and special guests.

Congratulations to the following seniors:

· Michael Blom, lacrosse – Cortland University

· Cormac Foley, soccer – Baruch

· Taylor Hughes, basketball – Alvernia University

· Frank Iacovano, soccer - Baruch

· Gannon Kenney-McGowan, baseball – Stevens Institute of Technology

· Ryan Mendes, soccer - Oneonta

· Camryn Roeller, soccer – Brockport

· Sara Suazo, golf – California University of Pennsylvania

· Carmine Syznal, baseball – Mercy College

Congratulations and best of luck to all of these fine student-athletes.

KL Lip Sync

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Kramer Lane Lip Sync!  It was a tremendous success!  The PTA did an awesome job and there were some very talented students, parents and staff!

Regal Eagles Compete in FIRST Steamworks!


The Bethpage High School Robotics Team (Regal Eagles) competed in their second competition of the year in the SBPLI (School Business Partners of Long Island) FIRST Steamworks Long Island Regional hosted at Hofstra University.  The competition ran from March 30, 2017 through April 1, 2017.

The link below is a video of a match that the Regal Eagles (Team #2869) participated in on March 31, 2017 as a member of the Red Alliance.  VIDEO

At the competition, the Regal Eagles were recipients of the Regional Chairman's Award, the MOST prestigious award presented at FIRST, which is awarded to the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.  The team qualifies for the FIRST World Championships later this month in St. Louis!

Congratulations to all of the Regal Eagles and team advisors, Mr. Zabell & Mr. Kay!

Board Recognition

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At the March 28 Board of Education meeting the district recognized students who represent success across all grade levels. Congratulations to all of those who were honored for their accomplishments.

21st Century Visit to Fire Island Lighthouse

On March 25th twenty Bethpage students made the 170 step climb, up the spiral staircase, to the top of the Fire Island Lighthouse.  This 168 foot lighthouse was commissioned in 1857 to replace the original 74 ft one that was too small.  The views from the top of the mainland and the barrier island were incredible.  Student learned of the history of the area and what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family in the 19th century.  Participants were showed how passengers were rescued off of stranded ships using ropes and pulleys.  Prior to electricity the beam of light emitted from lighthouses was from whale oil lambs.  To magnify the intensity of the oil lamp it was placed inside a Fresnel lens.   The lens concentrated the light into a single beam that was cast out to sea to guide ships.  The workings of the lamp and lens have been preserved and are there to explore.  Thanks to Mr. Portuese and Mr. Carroll for making this all possible!

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ELL Math Night 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Bethpage Schools celebrated their annual "Spring into Math" event with families of English Language Learners. Parents and students engaged in different activities and games that promoted mathematical language and literacy in school and in the home. The focus was on shape recognition, estimation, problem solving, logical thinking, number sense, and fun!

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Robotics in Rockland

This year the BHS Robotics Team took on two competitions.  The first was in Rockland County and the next will be at Hofstra.  The robot looked to be in great shape during the meet!  Good luck to the team and to advisors Mr. Zabell and Mr. Kay!

Builders Bake


The JFK Kiwanis Builders Club, with help from the French classes, held a bake sale on March 16th to help raise money for the families in Bethpage whose house had a fire last month. We want to thank faculty, staff, and students for purchasing the delicious home-baked goods and also for the generous donations to this worthy cause. We are happy to have raised $362!

Creative Constructions

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First-grade students in Ms. Schmidt's class at Kramer Lane used their creativity and problem-solving skills to create a perch for their new friend Harry the Pom Pom. After discussing how buildings are constructed and understanding that the base of a structure is key to holding it up, students were then given specific materials in which to construct their own perch which would hold Harry and allow him to see what is happening in their classroom. This STEM activity allowed for students to plan, revise and test as they built the perfect perch.

Author Visit

On Friday, March 17 author Dan Yaccarino visited with students.

Trivia Challenge

Students at Kramer Lane participated in the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County’s Trivia Challenge event. Trivia Challenge is an academic fundraising event that combines education, philanthropy and fun. In teams of four, participating students take a 100-question Trivia Challenges written test, which covers a wide variety of subjects from academics to popular culture. Students raise money for UCPN by asking their family and friends to sponsor them to take the test. A team of Kramer Lane fourth-graders placed 6th and a team of fifth-graders placed 4th overall.

Dodgeball for Cure

The Dodge for a Cure Dodgeball Tournament raised money to help fight childhood cancer. It was sponsored by the National Honor Society. Students from all grades competed and helped to raise $2,000.00 that was donated to the Winthrop-University Hospital's Children's Cancer Center for Kids. Thanks to the students and Mr. Fazio for making all the arrangements!

All-County Art Show

Congratulations to all the students in grades K-12 from all five Bethpage Schools who had their work displayed at the Annual All-County Art Exhibition!  The level of the work displayed was impressive!  Thanks to all the teachers involved and to Ms. Cardo who is the Co-Chair of the entire event!

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Seventh in Nation

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Congratulations to the Bethpage High School Winter Track Relay Team, which placed seventh in the nation at the Indoor New Balance Nationals for Track & Field on March 10. The team, consisting of Justin Cano, Daniel Midgette, Aidan Pech and Clayton Santiago, placed in the 4x800 category. The team is coached by Michael Posch and assistant coach James Ravener.

Coca-Cola Scholar

Coca-Cola Scholar
Bethpage High School senior Daniel Midgette is one of 150 students nationwide chosen to receive a $20,000 college scholarship. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based award that honors students for their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. In order to qualify for the award, he had to undergo a rigorous application process. Daniel was selected from more than 180,000 students who applied. He will be honored at a ceremony in April in Atlanta, where he will meet the other scholarship winners. Congratulations, Daniel!

Kickline at NDA


The Bethpage Varsity "Golden Girls" Kickline traveled to Orlando, Florida this past weekend to compete in the NDA National Dance Competition.  The girls had a great time in Florida earning three top ten scores.  They ended their season with the following awards:

4th place in Small Varsity Kick

6th place in Large Varsity Team Performance

9th place in Medium Varsity Pom

Special recognition to the team Seniors: Captain Kimberly Foley, Captain Julie Grzybowski, Lauren Kerwin, Captain Nicole Malatestinic, Bryanna Portaro, Kayla Schnabel and Jackie Verdi.  The team wishes their 7 amazing Seniors the best of luck in the future.

National Merit Finalist

Bethpage High School senior Jessica Nardulli has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is one of approximately 15,000 finalists nationwide – representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors – who are continuing in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million. To become a finalist, Jessica had to submit a detailed scholarship application that includes their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. Congratulations!!

Seuss Meets STEM


In honor of Read Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, third-graders at Kramer Lane worked on STEM-themed activities that related to the famous author’s books. Stations were setup to include “Horton Hatches the Egg,” where students created a nest to protect an egg; “Yertle the Turtle,” where students built a teetering turtle tower; and “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,” which allowed students to make hot air balloons. Students enjoyed the unique activities to honor the special day.

Challenger Basketball

The Bethpage Challenger Basketball team had a great game against Seaford!  A HUGE crowd came out to root for our hometown heroes!  Bethpage was well-coached by Mrs. Greco, Mrs. D'Orazio and Mr. Russo with help form Ms. Tierney and Ms. Gonyon.  Thanks to the BHS Cheerleaders and the White Tee's for coming out in such large numbers!  Thanks also to the great referees lead by Gannon Kenny-McGowan who raised $1,265 for the Challenger Team in a Homerun Derby!  The team will put those funds to good use!

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Winter 2017 Newsletter


Builders Celebrate Valentines


On Saturday, Feb. 18, the JFK Kiwanis Builders Club and advisor, Mrs. Ciarniello,  visited the Central Island Nursing Home in Plainview. There, they helped some of the residents play Bingo, and they also enjoyed calling the numbers. Finally, they handed out hand-made Valentine cards, which were happily received by the residents. This was a great experience for Middle School students.

BHS Mardi Gras!


The French Classes held their annual Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 28. In our beautifully decorated room, we served home-made crepes, quiche, French bread pizza, French onion soup, and a variety of international foods. There were also delicious desserts--homemade macaroons, madeleine cookies, Mardi Gras colored cupcakes and many other goodies. All the students wore their new French Club t-shirts, and everyone had a great time.  Thanks to Madame Ciarniello for making it all such a terrific event!

JFK Student Learn Finance


On Monday February 27, 2017, a group of students met with Ms. Maloney and Ms. Okita to learn about creating a budget. Lina Penuela- Rannazzisi, from Bethpage Federal Credit Union came to facilitate this workshop. Each student was given a career and monthly income at random. Through an interactive lesson, students made financial decisions in terms of housing, transportation, clothing, food, and entertainment, while taking into consideration the monthly income they were given. Students were surprised by all the associated costs and how intricate creating a budget can be. The group had a great time and most importantly learned life lessons about making smart choices when it comes to finances. 

Demonstrating DNA

Demonstrating DNA
Fourth- and fifth-grade Argonauts at CBS have been learning about DNA and what is in a cell. To bring their learning to life, students created “baggie cell models” utilizing beans, string, gelatin, water, capsules and a plastic bag. They were asked to compare the parts of a cell to a factory in order to reinforce a cell’s various parts and functions.

Windpower at CBS

Students in Ms. Robb's class learned a great deal about power from wind.  Students designed their own wind turbines and had to lift buckets of cubes.  There were lots of variables (pitch, weight, volume, wind speed) they had to account for and they did a great job explaining it all to Mr. Clark and Mr. Schneider when they stopped by for a lesson.  Ms. Robb did a fantastic job putting together this lesson.

BHS Alumnus Writes for NY Times

Congratulations to former BHS student Zach Wichter for being hired as a journalist for the New York Times!  He is a proud product of Bethpage and a former Journalism student for the Eagles Cry!  He has made BHS and Mr. Malossi very proud.

Click here to read his recent featured article.

Celebrating Young Authors

Kindergarten students from Central Boulevard School attended the Jan. 31 Board of Education meeting to celebrate the completion of their narrative writing projects. As part of a new K-2 writing initiative, students studied the works of author Todd Parr and reflected his style of writing and illustrating in their own work. At the meeting, which was part of the students’ author celebrations, they read their Parr-inspired original works and explained how they went through the seven stages of the writing process.

Kickline Champs!


The Bethpage Golden Girls Varsity Kickline competed at the NDA Regional competition at Walt Whitman high school on January 21st.  The team took home 1st place trophies in all four of their competition routines; jazz, pom, kick and team performance.  They also took home the Superior Showmanship award.  Congratulations to the team on a job well done!   Thanks to Coach Martino for all she does for BHS!!!!

BHS Virtual Enterprise


Students enrolled in the BHS course Virtual Enterprise presented at the regional showcase.  Each team presented their business proposal- including idea, marketing plan, cost and sales projections, risk assessment- to a distinguished panel.  BHS teams Petropolitan and Surge Wear did very well.  Congratulations to the team and to their advisor/teacher, Ms. Molé.  

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Fashion Show

Faculty, staff and students came from around the district for the Annual Fashion Show that combines haute couture with fundraising for bully prevention activities.  Faculty and staff looked pretty awesome dressed in the latest designs and students performed musical numbers.  A special appearance from our friend Sal Valentinetti was a highlight!

Thanks to everyone who participated and to Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Glassman, Mrs. Marcucci and Mrs. Hayes for arranging the evening!

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State of State

BHS students were invited to Governor Cuomo's State of the State address.  The speech in Farmingdale highlighted the Governor's priorities for the upcoming year.  Students were excited to be among the VIP's able to attend!

STEAM Museum at CBS

The STEAM Museum rolled into CBS and students had the hands-on opportunity to work with robots, generators, building blocks and computer tablets while learning about concepts of gravity, force and electrical charges.  It was enlightening for all!

Visiting Bethpage Credit Union

JFK 21st Century students visited Bethpage Federal Credit Union over the holiday break and got a tour of the facilities and the opportunity to meet lots of employees and CEO Wayne Grosse.  Everyone was very kind and talked about their career paths.  Students visited each division of the bank and also visited the vault where they got see what $100,000 in cash looks like!  It was all very interesting and BFCU employees put the students through some mock loan interviews.  Thanks to everyone at BFCU for being such good neighbors and hosts!

Ugly Sweaters Appear at BHS


The BHS faculty and staff came together in an Ugly Sweater Fundraiser to help adopt 36 people from our community.  These families will now have gifts to open and food to help celebrate the holidays.  We are very fortunate to work with a group of people that put the needs of others first and it sure showed during this fundraiser.  Thanks to Ms. Kennedy for organizing the event!  Happy Holidays to all!

40th Anniversary of SEPTA


Forty years ago a group of parents in Bethpage got together to form the Special Education PTA.  It was a pioneering move in a time when all too many students were forgotten.  Times have certainly changed!  Those pioneers came back to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Bethpage SEPTA with current SEPTA officers and our terrific Special Education teachers and administrators.  We were joined by a couple of Board of Education members who were instrumental in making sure we serve all students in our district.

Congratulations to SEPTA on their 40th Anniversary and thanks for always putting children first!

Matt at NYSSMA


Congratulations to Matt Michelson who recently had his musical composition, Forbidden Jungle, performed at the NYSSMA Music Festival.  Matt’s composition was one of only eleven selected in the entire state to be performed!  His composition was reviewed and discussed by the selection committees.  In addition to composing, Matt plays both piano and saxophone.

Congratulations to Matt for his accomplishments! 





Tech Presentation by Alumnus

Bryan Bende, BHS Alumnus Class of 2001, returned to Bethpage to give a very technical presentation at Altice Headquarters.  Bryan's topic was about Data Flow Using Nifi and MiNiFi.  Before a very tech savvy audience of software engineers, Bryan spoke about and demonstrated the software before answering questions from the audience.  Everyone was quite impressed!  Superintendent Clark was there to offer support for someone who worked in Bethpage as a student tech back in the early 2000's.  

Update on Exemptions

A Public Hearing on the issue of Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans and Volunteer Firefighters/Ambulance Workers was held on November 22.  The Board listened that night to public comments and received written letters from the public as well.  The following week the Board discussed the issue in public session.

-Here is the presentation made on November 22.

-Here is the listserv message that explains the Board's decision.

More information and public meetings will be held in the spring as we get closer to the time for a referendum.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in this process.


Jazz Ensemble at ACLD

BHS Jazz Ensemble played the Enviable Life Ball to assist for ACLD.  The affair was held at the Garden City Hotel and the musicians were appreciated for adding a great cultural element to the evening!  Thanks to them and to our fantastic leader Mr. Stehlik!

Honor Society in DC

BHS students in the National Honor Society recently visited Washington D.C. making stops at the Newseum, Udvar Hazy Hangar, Ford's Theater, Mount Vernon, Arlington Cemetery and the D.C. Zoo.  Everyone had a great time and thanks to all our teachers and particularly Mr. Fazio for making all the arrangements.

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Read to Achieve

Third-grade students throughout the district gathered at Bethpage High School to participate in a pep rally intended to bolster their interest in reading and reiterate its importance in their future academic careers, as well as create a mentorship between high school scholar-athletes and elementary schoolers. A tradition for more than a decade, the program included interactive dialogue from many district administrators regarding their favorite books and discussion on why reading is so important on the road to success.

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Porquoi at Kramer Lane

Kramer Lane fourth graders wrote some creative "porquoi?" stories and then read them to listeners who were very interested in how they all turned out!  Great job to all the students and teachers!

Lions Club Food Drive

Bethpage Schools once again assisted the Lions Club with their Annual Food Drive.  Lions gathered an enormous amount of donated food for local families, including some great turkeys!  BHS students from Ms. Way's class volunteered to box of lots of stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetables and soups.  Lots of local families will enjoy Thanksgiving as a result of everyone's hard work!

BHS Thanksgiving

Congratulations to the Student Civic Key Club for a successful Thanksgiving Festival that raised funds and food for Island Harvest!  Over 180 students participated in the event and brought cans and boxes of food.  It was a fun evening and thanks to all the teachers, students, staff and parents who participated and to Mr. Lynch for organizing the event!  Thanks to Kiwanis and Legislator Rose Walker for always being there for us!


CBS students in the classroom of Mrs. Rufrano and Corcoran jumped right into building robots with Milo the Rover kits!  We definitely have some future engineers and computer programmers in the class!

Update on Water Quality Testing

Bethpage Schools continues to monitor water quality in our schools via testing done by our independent environmental consultant J.C. Broderick.  We have two faucets in the district that have tested over the EPA threshold.  They have been turned off since early June.  All other faucets fall below the EPA threshold.

Click here for an explanation of the testing and actions.

Click here for a summary of the Broderick report.

French Club at Madame Tussaud


On Monday, November 7th, the French students along with Madame Ciarniello and Mademoiselle Jakltitch (and special guest, Tony Ciarniello)  went to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Times Square and then to Café Un Deux Trois, a French restaurant on 44th St. Everyone enjoyed posing with the life-like wax figures, which was followed by a delicious French meal, including une mousse au chocolat for dessert.

BHS Spanish Fiesta

Students in BHS Spanish classes all participated in the Annual Spanish Fiesta.  Everyone loved the great dishes from around the world.  Thanks to the students and parents who made so much of the food themselves!  And thanks to our teachers who organized the entire event!  We also appreciate the help of our custodians who cleaned up after us all!  It was a great day!

Public Hearing on Property Tax Exemptions

***Notice of Public Hearing on Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans and Volunteer Firefighters***

The Bethpage Board of Education will be holding a Public Hearing on the issue of property tax exemptions for Veterans and Volunteer Firefighters. The public is welcome to attend and express opinions.

The Public Hearing will be on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:30PM in the Little Theater of Bethpage High School.

Please note that this affects ALL residents and taxpayers. The exemptions are not paid by New York State nor the school district. The exemptions are paid by other residents in Bethpage via property taxes.

If you cannot make it but wish to be heard, you can send a letter to:

Bethpage Board of Education
10 Cherry Ave.
Bethpage, NY 11714

We look forward to hearing everyone's opinion on this issue.

Kramer Lane's Halloween

Teachers at Kramer Lane dressed up as their favorite Emoji. Our students were treated to a Halloween Carnival during recess courtesy of our amazing KL PTA and we had a school wide parade in the afternoon. Teachers, staff, students and parents had a fun filled day!

Halloween at JFK

JFK had an outstanding Halloween Party with almost 500 students attending in some great costumes!  Teachers and Staff also got in the spirit with some imaginative outfits!  Congratulations to everyone!

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21st C- Wicked!

Elementary 21st Century students had a great time seeing the Broadway show Wicked!  Thanks to the teachers for making all the arrangements and spending a Sunday with us!

Campagne Celebrates Halloween

The Campagne faculty really are SUPERHEROES!  Everyone is in the spirit!

PTA Safe Halloween

Congratulations to the Bethpage HS PTA for its tremendous Safe Halloween Party!  Hundreds of younger students came out to celebrate and the PTA was assisted by dozens of clubs and civic organizations and lots and lots of secondary students who wanted to participate in this fun event!  Thanks to everyone who participated and made this a memorable event!

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Choices and Consequences

Thanks to the offices of Nassau DA Singas and the Nassau County Police Department, BHS Juniors were able to attend an assembly on Choices and Consequences.  Thanks to the SADD Club and Ms. Kennedy for making this happen for us.

Soaring Eagles at JFK


On Thursday, October 27, 2016 JFK Middle School hosted their annual “Soaring Eagles Day”. The day was full of character education workshops that were built around inspirational author and speaker Marc Mero’s message. Mr. Mero is a former football and hockey all-star, a four time NYS Boxing champion, a WWE Wrestling Champion and the founder of “Champion of Choices”. The day ended with the annual Pep Rally where the JFK student body cheered for the middle school athletic teams as well as local athletes from the Special Olympics. Overall, it was a fantastic day for the JFK teachers, staff and students. 

Exploring Yoga


On Tuesday 10/25, Gina Califano, yoga, stress-reduction & meditation coach, donated her time to work with our Explorations Club.  Gina led the students through a series of positive thought affirmations, chair and gentle yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxing mediations that students can incorporate into their daily lives.  She was assisted by Marie McGluckin who is a member of Students United for Tolerance.  Thanks to all for a wonderful experience!

Putt Putt at CBS

Bethpage is known for great golf courses and a new one was set up at CBS by Phys Ed teachers Mrs. Agovino and Mr. Braglia.  Students played various holes in Putt Putt format with a Halloween theme!  It was lots of fun for all involved!  For some, just as tough as Bethpage Black!

Red Ribbon Week

Bethpage Schools celebrated Red Ribbon Week with BHS students visiting our elementary schools to discuss topics of importance to children.  Thanks to the Social Workers for setting this up and to Christine Kennedy for making all the arrangements.  

Book Tasting at JFK


Our JFK librarian, Ms. Phillips, held a “book tasting” in the “Library Cafe,” where 8th grade English students sampled various books on the menu. Complete with table settings, a roaring “fire,” and flowers on the table, the library was transformed into a fancy feast for readers. Students enjoyed perusing through Ms. Phillips’ suggestions for each course while “dining” with their classmates. 

Bethpage Hall of Fame

Bethpage held its annual Hall of Fame Dinner and this year honored: Anita Disanza, Joie Tyrrell, Bobby Macholz, Len Mulqueen, Signor Maio, Judith Claire Mitchell and the 1996 Boys Lacrosse Team on the anniversary of their State Championship.  Congratulations to all of them and thanks to all the guests who came out to support the Bethpage Educational Foundation.  Thanks to Rose Walker, Laura Schaefer and County Executive Ed Mangano for joining us for the evening!

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BHS Homecoming

Weather held out for a great BHS Homecoming Parade that included our Marching Band, Cheerleaders, Kickline, Classes and Clubs as well as lots of participants from the PAL and from JFK!  It was very festive!  Special guests included members of the Class of 1956 who are holding their 60th Reunion today!  Congratulations to all!

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On Saturday September 24th members of the Marine Science Club participated in the Town of Oyster Bay Fall Beach Cleanup.  Our students scoured a large section of Center Island beach, along both the Long Island Sound and the harbor.  A myriad of items were collected and catalogued for the "Friends of the Bay" annual survey.

Participants learned about Long Island geography and had a hands on experience collecting samples of local marine life which will be displayed the Club's fish tank.

The volunteers were treated to a BBQ and an opportunity to try their hand at fishing.  All members left with a greater appreciation of beautiful Oyster Bay, a unique and special place so close to home.

21st C: Nassau Museum of Art

21st Century students visited the Nassau County Museum of Art and had a personalized tour of the Feast for the Eyes exhibit that featured works of art centered around the theme of food.  Afterwards they toured the sculpture garden and the forma gardens.  It was a great day!  Thanks to Mr. Jantz and Mr. Clark for taking us!