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Bethpage High School Launches ‘Engineers Helping Engineers’ Program

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Engineering and STEM students from Bethpage High School launched an “Engineers Helping Engineers” program for the district’s elementary school students from May 24-26.

The high school students, who are also members of the Robotics Club, visited Charles Campagne Elementary School, Kramer Lane Elementary School and Central Boulevard Elementary School to speak with fifth graders about STEM, engineering and robotics programs that are available at John F. Kennedy Middle School and the high school. Additionally, the group enaged with the students in STEM challenge.

The Bethpage School District thanks district Director of Science Chris Pollatos and Director of Technology Andrew Choi for launching a new, innovative STEM program.

Date Added: 5/27/2022

New York Jets Tackle Bullying at Central Boulevard

The New York Jets Tackle Bullying Program reached out to Central Boulevard Elementary School for our antibullying efforts. A representative from the Jets' program, as well as former football player, Tony Richardson, and a member of the Bethpage Federal Credit Union visited Central Boulevard on Friday, May 6, 2022 to honor our efforts in bully prevention and proactively encouraging students to be upstanders.  Our fourth and fifth grade students were invited to this fun and informative presentation.  Our Central Boulevard Buddies Program were recognized as official JETS Upstanders and were given a signed football from Tony Richardson.  It was a great day for all involved.  Special thanks to our Bethpage Social Work Department for organizing this event with the New York Jets!

Success at Long Island Science Congress Awards

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Bethpage High School had three students receive recognition for their outstanding research at the Long Island Science Congress Awards Ceremony.

  • Jayden Hsu (Grade 9) - The Effect of Sports Drinks on Bone Density - Honors Distinction
  • Khushi Gujral (Grade 9) - Most Effective Treatment for Sciatica - Honors Distinction & Recipient of the Robert Nelson Memorial Award for Grade 9
  • Matthew Burgin (Grade 10) - The Effects of Wetland Filtration on the Nitrogen Contents of the Great South Bay - High Honors Distinction, Recipient of the Green Plant Awards, & Recipient of the Robert Nelson Memorial Award for Grade 10

Congratulations to all participants at the Long Island Science Congress on all of their hard work and incredible research! We are proud of your accomplishments and look forward to watching you grow as researchers!

Celebrating Greek Gods and Goddesses at John F. Kennedy Middle School

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On May 23, sixth graders in Ms. Monica Klein’s social studies classes at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage celebrated Greek gods and goddesses during their 14th annual Zeus Retires Debates.

In this event, the Greek god, Zeus, king of all gods (played by Ms. Klein’s father, Mr. Morselli), is retiring from Mount Olympus and not naming his successor. The other gods and goddesses must vie for the position by persuading Zeus of their abilities to lead Mount Olympus with a one-minute speech. For the last two weeks, students have been researching their strengths, and they each found a quote which directly related to their god. They also researched their weaknesses and turned them into strengths to defend themselves during the debates.

"I'm so proud of them all,” Ms. Klein said. “They worked their fingers to the bones."

All participants received a pin of excellence from Zeus. Zeus will also join students for a pizza party in town at Pappardelle’s on June 1. The Bethpage School District congratulates the winners from each class in this year’s Zeus Retires Debates:

Period 2- Nicole Garner (Aphrodite)
Period 3- Madison Catania (Hera)
Period 5- Maddie Kenney (Aphrodite)
Period 6- Syon Khashu (Hephaestus)
Period 9- Kristin Patlias (Hera)

To watch the 14th Annual Zeus Retires Debates, please click on the link of the respective period below.

Period 2
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Period 5
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Period 9

Date Added: 5/25/2022

Professor Kessler Visits Bethpage High School's College English Students

For two days, Long Island University's Professor Franki Kessler worked closely with our College English students in the prestigious Long Island University High School Scholars Program. As part of the program, students interacted with Professor Kessler as she led them through the importance of relating their readings to various real-life situations. Students showcased their writing and participated in sharing some of their own words directly with the professor and their peers. And, to thank her for the 2021-2022 visits with our students, the Bethpage High School News interviewed Professor Kessler about her time as a college instructor.  We appreciate Professor Kessler helping our students reach their goals as accomplished writers and confident public speakers.