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Class of 1978 Reconnects For 40th Reunion

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The Bethpage High School Class of 1978 returned to campus on Aug. 10 to take a walk down memory lane as part of the 40th reunion weekend.

“It was a thrill to meet these Golden Eagle alumni and show them how their school has changed and yet remained the same,” said Superintendent of Schools David Schneider. “Their faces were beaming with pride as we walked through the entire campus, with many of them returning for the first time in several years.”
The alumni walked the halls and toured the pool, auditorium, courtyard and football field while observing many other facility upgrades. Most importantly, they reconnected with former classmates, near and far.

“I hope they enjoyed their reunion weekend and continue to remember their time growing up in Bethpage fondly,” Schneider added.  
 

Maritime Festival at BHS

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This year’s Maritime Festival is dedicated to our longtime friend and educator Sue Rankin.  Mrs. Rankin has onboard from the very first year, teaching the third grader’s all about the marine food web and the vital role of plankton.  This Maritime Festival was her last, she’s retiring in June and we wish her great happiness.  Mrs. Rankin’s energy, creativeness and love of all things related to the sea will be missed.  A special thanks to all the building and grounds, custodial, clerical and teaching staff who help make this event possible every year.

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Valedictorian/Salutatorian Breakfast

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Bethpage was honored to be represented at the Nassau County celebration of academic excellence by 2018 BHS Valedictorian Smiti Shah and BHS Salutatorian Gillian O'Boyle.  All the valedictorians and salutatorians in the county were present.  Mr. Spence and Mr. Clark were proud to stand alongside Smiti and Gillian and their parents!  Congratulations to both and thanks for being such fine students!

BHS Supports AIDS Walk

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Our 21st Century Scholars trip to the AIDS Walk NYC was a huge success!  29 students, accompanied by Ms. Bertolotti, Mrs. Gagliardi and Ms. Prager, walked 6.2 miles in and around Central Park and raised $1,650 for this worthy cause!  Thank you to all of our caring supporters.  Great job to all!

Special Olympics Success in Bethpage

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Bethpage School District successfully hosted the Long Island Special Olympics North Division with the help of over 400 volunteers!  While we would have preferred better weather, the day was still a great success for the athletes who still came out to compete and persevere!  The spirit of the day was fantastic and everyone had a great time!  Thanks to the volunteers, the corporate sponsors, the Town of Oyster Bay and special guests TOBAY Supervisor Joe Saladino and Nassau County Legislators Rose Walker and Laura Schaefer.  Congratulations to all the athletes for showing us how to compete with such grace!

Click here for a video made by the JFK Eagles Eye students and advisor Zach Levy.

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