La Festa Italiana

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On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the Italian Club along with Mrs. Sagarese and Ms. Calio celebrated the 45th annual Festa Italiana. With the help of Ms. Jill-Rito and many parent volunteers, the Bethpage High School Auxiliary Gym was transformed into an Italian haven, offering a variety of regional dishes, delicious desserts, and photo-booth fun with Italian props and accessories. Over 300 students, faculty, staff, and administrators enjoyed the day and experienced "la dolce vita."

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Once Upon A Mattress

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The Bethpage High School Masquers' Guild presents their spring musical, "Once Upon A Mattress."  The performances will be on March 23, March 24, & March 25 at 7:00 PM at the Bethpage High School Center for the Performing Arts.

If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and the Pea", you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic, and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you will never look at fairy tales quite the same way again!

Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $10 for Adults; $5 for Children, Students, and Seniors.

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.

Long Island Recorder Festival

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On Saturday, March 18, 2017, thirty-three Bethpage students from Central Boulevard, Charles Campagne, and Kramer Lane Elementary Schools performed at the SCMEA Long Island Recorder Festival. Led by Mr. O'Connor, Mr. Wibben, and Ms. Kovacs, our students joined over 150 students from across New York City and Long Island in a fun-filled day of recorder, culminating in a concert that afternoon for their families, friends, and the Long Island community.

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Trivia Challenge

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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.


Astronomy & STEM Night

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Elementary students and their families came out on a chilly Friday evening to Astronomy Night featuring stargazing, starry night planetarium show, and carnival.  Mars and the moon as well as deep space nebula and spring constellations were visible in crystal clear skies.  The Starnival games created and hosted by JFK members of the Astronomy Club were fun for all ages.  The planetarium show shared images and stories of the spring night sky with our youngest astronomers and our more advanced engineers designed and tested model lunar landers. New this year were the Night at the STEM Museum exhibits which included a robotics demonstration and a 3-D printer demonstration as well as many interactive STEM experiences.  Students programmed Bee Bot and Milo robots, tried to beat the black hole simulator and learned some fundamental STEM concepts during tabletop activities including Cool Copters, Tumbling Towers, Launchers, Balancing Butterflies and Bridges.  Special thanks to the Project Astro astronomers, the Astronomy Night Committee, the BHS and JFK Robotics Clubs, the Astronomy Club, the JFK Tech and Science departments and all the students, faculty and administrators who supported this special event!

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Dodgeball for Cure

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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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Coca-Cola Scholar

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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

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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

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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!!

High Rankings for District

The district is proud to have had several high rankings included in the 2017 listing on Niche.com.

Not only was Charles Campagne ranked No. 98 in New York with an overall A+ rating for public elementary schools and JFK Middle School ranked No. 43 for Best Middle School in New York State, but Bethpage High School was ranked No. 74 on the list of Best Public High Schools. The 2017 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality and high school ratings.

In addition, among the more than 8,000 school districts Niche.com ranks each year, the district as a whole ranked #48 in the entire state. Rankings are based on statistics, as well as millions of opinions from students and parents. Included in this ranking is that Bethpage was ranked at #8 of 582 school districts for safety and #38 as one of the best places to teach in New York.


Seuss Meets STEM

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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

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Builders Celebrate Valentines

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Penguin Parents

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First-grade students in Mrs. Seewald, Ms. Schmidt and Ms. Meehan's classes at Kramer Lane served as penguin parents for the day. Each child brought in a hard boiled egg and designed a carrier which would keep their egg free of cracks. The children were responsible for carrying their egg everywhere as they went throughout the day with the hopes of not cracking it. The objective of this experiment was for the children to experience the difficult task a penguin has when trying to keep their egg safe and warm in the harshest of weather. Thankfully, most students were successful in maintaining their "crack free" eggs.

STEAMing for Valentines

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Allison Robb’s fifth-graders mentored Erin Austin’s first-graders in a series of STEAM-related stations centered around Valentine’s Day at Central Boulevard School. Stations included students working together to make: heart houses out of marshmallows and toothpicks; valentine-themed slime; heart shapes out of Legos; boats that can hold the most candy hearts; and frozen baking soda hearts that react with vinegar.

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.

Dental Health

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In honor of Dental Health Month, dental hygienists from Vitagliano Orthodontics visited students at Charles Campagne Elementary School .
Students learned about the important of brushing and flossing their teeth and why it’s important to visit the dentist every six months. For their participation, each student received a toothbrush, toothpaste and informational booklet to bring home.

Celebrating Young Authors

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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.

Athletes Helping Athletes

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Student-athletes in the Bethpage High School’s Athletes Helping Athletes program serve as positive mentors and role models to fifth- and sixth-grade students throughout the district. Several times throughout the year, the high school athletes visit their younger counterparts and work with them to foster sportsmanship, civility and healthy choices through interactive workshops and exercises. Members of Athletes Helping Athletes are pictured with students during a workshop at Kramer Lane Elementary School.

All-County Musicians

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Nine Bethpage High School students were selected to participate in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County Music Festivals that were held in January. The district congratulates the following students on this outstanding musical accomplishment: Andrei Aziz, Madison Buttice, Dana Chan, Keana Lee, Emily Liang, Michelle Luo, Adina Rahman, Carly Sesti and AJ Vita.

Kickline Champs!

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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!!!!

Honors Musicians

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Congratulations to Emily Liang, Keana Lee, Michelle Luo and Carly Sesti who have been accepted into the 2017 National Association for Music Education’s All-Eastern Honor Choir and Orchestra. Their acceptance was based on their perfect score of 100 at the New York State School Music Association All-State Festival last spring, in addition to their state ranking which is done by the NYSSMA judges. The students will represent the music department and perform in Atlantic City as part of this prestigious ensemble in April.

BHS Virtual Enterprise

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 STEAM

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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TGIF for JFK

JFK held its first TGIF of the year and it was an energetic success with over 450 students attending!  Everyone had a great time playing basketball, dodgeball, ping pong, board games, swimming, watching movies and eating over 60 pizzas!  Thanks to all the teachers and staff who volunteered to join us on a great Friday night!

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TOBAY Beach

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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.

French Club Car Wash

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On Sept. 17, the French Club held its annual car wash. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a lot of fun. We raised over $400 which will help fund the club's trips.  Thanks to everyone who participated and to Madame Ciarniello! 

21st C to Sands Point Preserve

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21st Century students spent a beautiful afternoon at the Sands Point Preserve.  They were able to tour Hempstead House, see Castle Gould and then walk the grounds with a staff biologist!  It was all terrific!  Thanks to staff members Leah and Eric for being our guides.

21st C: Nassau Museum of Art

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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!