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Varsity Hockey Nets First Place!

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The Bethpage Varsity Ice Hockey team clinched first place in the Michelino East Conference of the Nassau County High School Hockey League with a 6-0 shutout over Massapequa on Monday, January 15, 2018. The win secured their bid for the New York State Tournament in Jamestown in March, where they will compete in the small school division. Led by senior captains, Gavin Hulser (C) and Will Dixon (D), alternate captain Kevin Drucker (D) and two-time league MVP goaltender Spyro Markoulis, the Golden Eagles aspire to sweep their final remaining games as they head into the county playoffs.

Catch the Golden Eagles final home games on Tuesday, January 23, 2018; 4:00 PM versus Cold Spring Harbor and Senior Night on Tuesday, January 30, 2018; 8:15 PM versus Glen Cove. The semifinal playoff game will take place on Sunday, February 11, 2018; 7:15 PM at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Rink in Bethpage. 

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Gymnasts for a Cause

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Bethpage Gymnasts spent their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day giving back by participating in an event with gymnasts from around Long Island to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.  Thanks to all who participated along with Coach Kim Rhatigan!

Visiting the Lighthouse

The High School and Middle School students that attended this trip had a rare treat.  Two of the light keepers (retired Navy engineers) were on site and gave us a tour of not only the lighthouse but the basement and the actual lens house.  In the basement the engineers explained how they rigged all the automated systems that regulate both the interval and rotation of the twin spotlights.  Up in the lens house the keepers demonstrated how they maintain the electrical systems that keep the light operating smoothly.  The top of this structure provided clear breathtaking views of Fire Island.

Our students were shown how ship wrecked passengers were rescued in the old days utilizing a makeshift pulley system, delivered by cannon!  They also learned how a Fresnel lens amplified an oil lamp into a beam that could shine out into the ocean.  This technology was state of the art prior to electric lights.  The four ton, 1st order Fresnel lens was recovered from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and is now proudly on display in its own building.

Thanks to Mr. Portuese and Mr. Carroll for making this happen!

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Senior Smiti Shah Named a 2018 Regeneron STS Scholar

Bethpage High School Senior Smiti Shah Named a 2018 Regeneron STS Scholar
Congratulations to Bethpage High School senior Smiti Shah for being recognized as a scholar in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search. This program is considered to be the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition for high school students. 

According to its website, the Regeneron STS is a program of the Society for Science and the Public that recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the U.S. who are creating the ideas and solutions to solve our most urgent challenges.

The district congratulates Smiti for achieving this honorable distinction and wishes her tremendous success as she finishes her senior year and pursues her interests in college.

Binghamton A Cappella Singers

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The Binghamton University A Cappella group performed a 21st Century concert at Bethpage HS for students and families from across Bethpage and Long Island.  They were mesmerizing and everyone enjoyed the performance!  Thanks to all the singers for sharing their talent and creativity!

Mr. Wibben at Barclays Center

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Kramer Lane Music Teacher recently sang the national anthem at the Islander Game at the Barclays Center!  Mr. Wibben has become a regular singer there and always gives a powerful performance!  We are very proud of him!

Writers' share Their Work

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Students across the district completed their first Writing Workshop unit, composing narratives from Todd Parr stories in Kindergarten to memoirs in fifth grade. The final stage in the process, “Publishing,” is celebrated in a variety of ways. Pictured are CBS Kindgarten children sharing their Todd Parr creations, first and second graders reading their Real World writing and personal narratives to each other, CBS third graders’ Writing Museum, featuring their Small Moment narratives, and CBS fifth graders participating Fireside Memoirs.  Congratulations to the students and teachers for all their hard work going all the way from the first stage “Immersion” to the final stage “Publishing.”

BHS TV Visits News 12

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On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, students enrolled in the Television News Production class had the opportunity to visit the News 12 Studios in Woodbury! Accompanied by Mr. Malossi and Mr. Choi, the students got a tour of the studio and got a close look at the various equipment and technology used during their broadcast. Students met meteorologist Rich Hoffman who spoke to the students about his rigorous work schedule and how each of the students can create broadcasts from their own home using their smartphones and televisions. Then, the students met senior designers in the graphics department who shared how they create the graphics used during the broadcast and the legality of using images found online. The tour ended with our guide, Leslie, sharing suggestions about a course of studies for students interested in broadcasting.  Special thanks to News 12 for hosting us this morning!

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Cracking The Code

Across the district, students in grades 3-5 practiced their computer science skills by participating in an Hour of Code on Dec. 6.

According to its website, Hour of Code is a global movement presented by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org that reaches millions of students in more than 180 countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. 

David Schneider, the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Technology, and Andrew Choi, Director of Technology, broadcast live to each third-, fourth- and fifth-grade elementary classroom from the Bethpage High School television studio, where they explained the purpose of the Hour of Code and described the coding students would be doing.

Using their school-issued Chromebooks, students logged on to Code.org to complete missions in Minecraft, programming characters with coding blocks to move through mazes. 



Cracking The Code

Across the district, students in grades 3-5 practiced their computer science skills by participating in an Hour of Code on Dec. 6.

According to its website, Hour of Code is a global movement presented by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org that reaches millions of students in more than 180 countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. 

David Schneider, the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Technology, and Andrew Choi, Director of Technology, broadcast live to each third-, fourth- and fifth-grade elementary classroom from the Bethpage High School television studio, where they explained the purpose of the Hour of Code and described the coding students would be doing.

Using their school-issued Chromebooks, students logged on to Code.org to complete missions in Minecraft, programming characters with coding blocks to move through mazes. 



Cracking The Code

Across the district, students in grades 3-5 practiced their computer science skills by participating in an Hour of Code on Dec. 6.

According to its website, Hour of Code is a global movement presented by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org that reaches millions of students in more than 180 countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. 

David Schneider, the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Technology, and Andrew Choi, Director of Technology, broadcast live to each third-, fourth- and fifth-grade elementary classroom from the Bethpage High School television studio, where they explained the purpose of the Hour of Code and described the coding students would be doing.

Using their school-issued Chromebooks, students logged on to Code.org to complete missions in Minecraft, programming characters with coding blocks to move through mazes. 

Cracking The Code

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Across the district, students in grades 3-5 practiced their computer science skills by participating in an Hour of Code on Dec. 6. 

According to its website, Hour of Code is a global movement presented by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org that reaches millions of students in more than 180 countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. 

David Schneider, the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Technology, and Andrew Choi, Director of Technology, broadcast live to each third-, fourth- and fifth-grade elementary classroom from the Bethpage High School television studio, where they explained the purpose of the Hour of Code and described the coding students would be doing.

Using their school-issued Chromebooks, students logged on to Code.org to complete missions in Minecraft, programming characters with coding blocks to move through mazes. 

Bethpage HS Runner Breaks School Record

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Bethpage High School senior Clayton Santiago recently broke the school’s 5K record at Bethpage State Park, which qualified him for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships. Clayton is the first Bethpage student since 2005 to qualify for the state championship.  
 
Shedding seven seconds off the previously held Bethpage High School record, Clayton made school history with a time of 16 minutes, 24 seconds and placed among the top 50 of 150 runners at the state level competition. He also received the 2017 NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Award.

A well-rounded student, Clayton is enrolled in honors and Advanced Placement courses, runs winter and spring track, is a member of the marine fitness and marine science clubs, and volunteers for the Bethpage P.A.L track program. 

The district congratulates Clayton on breaking the school record and qualifying for states.   

Bethpage Board of Education Appoints Michael Spence to Administrative Team

During the Dec. 19 business meeting of the Bethpage UFSD Board of Education, the Board unanimously appointed Bethpage High School Principal Michael Spence as the district’s next Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, effective July 1, 2018. 

With more than 24 years of educational experience in the district, Mr. Spence brings a magnitude of knowledge to his new role. During his nine-year tenure as principal, Bethpage High School has been recognized as one of the finest high schools in the country by Newsweek and has been consistently designated as a Reward School by the New York State Education Department based on its outstanding academic performance and high student achievement.   

As principal, Mr. Spence has expanded academic course offerings and addressed student interest in the fields of business and engineering. He has also established connections with local colleges and universities, including the University at Albany, Farmingdale State College, SUNY Old Westbury, LIU Post, Syracuse University, Hofstra University and Molloy College, for students to earn college credits prior to graduation. Advanced Placement courses in computer science, physics and Italian have been added to the curriculum, as has the opportunity for students to enroll in Virtual Enterprise and Principles of Engineering courses. In addition, a television production studio was created at the high school for students to explore broadcast journalism. 

Along with these additions, Mr. Spence initiated programs including the creation of collaborative classrooms, AP Capstone, senior seminar, the College Fair, Challenge Day, CPR/AED training for all seniors, the freshmen health advisory, the Academic Center, on-site admissions and more. He has also overseen the implementation of Chromebooks at the high school to further student learning and academic success. 

Mr. Spence holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Hamilton College, a Master of Arts in social studies/education from Adelphi University and a professional diploma in administration from LIU Post. 

“My focus will be to continue to bring enriching experiences and opportunities to Bethpage students,” said Mr. Spence of his new position. “I look forward to working with the Board of Education, incoming Superintendent of Schools [David] Schneider and the educational community as we pursue the goal of success for all students.”   

“We are pleased to announce Michael Spence as our next Assistant Superintendent for Instruction,” said Board of Education President Michael Kelly. “He has had a long, distinguished career at Bethpage and we are excited that he will be joining our central administrative team. His knowledge and leadership will ensure that our district continues to build upon our past successes.”

Charles Campagne Students Construct Cornhusk Dolls

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Under the guidance of Nassau BOCES instructors, second-graders at Charles Campagne Elementary School learned about the history and craftsmanship of early American settlers during the Colonial Era by making their own cornhusk dolls.

Naturalists Bette Bass and Mary Watros explained how early settlers utilized resources from the land to survive, describing how they made clothing, fashioned pots and utensils, and built their homes. 

Working in pairs, the students created cornhusk dolls, a common toy from the era. After tying string around layers of cornhusk to construct a head, body and limbs, they dressed the dolls in fabric, creating ponchos, shirts and dresses.   



ACE Impresses Board

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Students in the ASPIRE, Academy and ACE programs gave a great presentation to the Board of Education about their programs.  They were very impressive!  Each student talked about their favorite classes or events.  Their teachers were VERY proud!  Thanks to all the students and their teachers who came out to support them!

ACE Holiday Spirit

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The BHS ACE students got everyone in the holiday spirit with a concert that celebrated the season!  Thanks to Mr. Gallagher for organizing the event.  There was some real talent on display!  Happy Holidays to all!

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America (Featuring Boy Scout Troop 46)

Several students and staff members participated in laying wreaths at the headstones of servicemen and women who are buried at Pinelawn National Cemetary as a part of National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 16, 2017. National Wreaths Across America Day has been established in order to Remember, Honor, and Teach as well as recognize the service and sacrifices made by our brave servicemen and women whom have given all in order to preserve the freedoms and way of life that we as Americans possess as citizens of the United States. 45,000 wreaths were laid by more than 600 volunteers at Pinelawn. When a wreath is placed at a veteran's grave, the veteran's name is spoken aloud, and they are thanked for their service and sacrifice. This ceremony had been repeated throughout the United States as millions of wreaths were placed by thousands of volunteers at veteran's graves. Bethpage students, Simeon Kim, Joseph McDonald, and David Yorke who are members of Boy Scout Troop 46 braved the cold and snow to participate. Ms. Schroeder and Mr. Franchi also had the privilege of laying wreaths.  It is refreshing that our veterans are remembered and not forgotten on this important day.

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Porquoi at Kramer

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We had some great storytellers at Kramer Lane as Grade 4 authors read their Pourquoi stories to friends, teachers, and staff.  These stories were like fairy tales that explain natural phenomenon.  A great job by all these talented authors!

Honors for Mr. Benjamin

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Congratulations to Mr. James Benjamin for being honored as an Everyday Hero by the Bethpage-Central Park Kiwanis Club!  Mr. Benjamin received the award to recognize his quick action to act as a first responder to assist community members involved in a local automobile accident in 2017 in addition to his years of helping students in his role as a guidance counselor at Bethpage High School.  He was surrounded by his family.  Thanks to the Kiwanis Club for making the award possible and congratulations to all the other recipients- Frank Ceglio and the Bethpage Junior Fire Fighters, John Coumatos, George Hudak, Francis Meehan, and Laura Smith.

They all make Bethpage a great community!

Charles Campagne Students Learn About Traffic Safety from Otto the Auto

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Kindergartners and second-graders at Charles Campagne Elementary School learned about traffic safety from Otto the Auto.

According to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education program, Otto is a three-foot-tall, remote-controlled talking vehicle that can blink his eyes, turn on his headlights and spin in circles to teach young students about automobile safety. Otto educates students about the importance of wearing a seat belt, looking both ways before crossing a street and being vigilant when walking in parking lots. 

Through this presentation, students learned how to keep themselves and others safe when a parent is driving. 



Parent Night Out

A great time was had by all at our first ever Parents Night Out event!  Parents were welcome to donate to the BHS Girl's Softball team and drop their child off at BHS for a night of fun activities as organized by Ms. Tierney and several other colleagues.  It was a fantastic evening- full of fun and smiling faces!

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Read To Achieve

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Third-grade students from all three elementary schools attended the annual Read to Achieve assembly at Bethpage High School, which was geared toward strengthening their interest in reading and reiterating its importance in their academic careers.

Kicking off the annual celebration, district administrators and several varsity team captains shared their favorite books and discussed why reading is essential to achieving academic success. Team captains also explained that one must perform well academically in order to be on a sports team. Students then enjoyed a performance from the varsity kickline team and cheerleaders.

Concluding the program, the third-graders assembled into groups to participate in basketball challenges with a high school varsity team captain.

A special thank-you to the Lions Club for donating dictionaries to every third-grader for the fifth consecutive year. Lions Club President George Hannau was on site at the Read to Achieve event for the distribution of the dictionary/almanacs. The Dictionary Project provides an opportunity for students to expand their vocabulary while aiding teachers in their goal of helping them to finish the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers. 



Hearing from Hockey Heroes

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NHL players Brock Nelson and Scott Mayfield of the New York Islanders recently paid a visit to students at Central Boulevard Elementary School to speak about their careers and the importance of school.

Donning Islanders attire and holding welcoming signs, students and staff gathered in the school’s all-purpose room, where Nelson and Mayfield discussed their experiences in the NHL and the importance of receiving an education and making healthy choices. Following, students were able to ask the players questions about their careers, including how they became interested in the sport, the differences between college and professional hockey, and any injuries they have endured. 

The hockey professionals concluded the presentation by posing for pictures with students and staff and autographing hats and jerseys. 

The district extends its gratitude to physical education teachers Patrick Braglia and Nicole Agovino for giving Central Boulevard this unique opportunity by submitting an application that highlighted the school’s community service, teamwork and Islanders pride.

A Night Under The Stars

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It was a cosmic experience for elementary school students in the district as they strengthened their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills during the district’s 15th annual Astronomy Night.

Held at John F. Kennedy Middle School, students and their family members engaged in fun activities organized by members of the middle school’s and high school’s astronomy clubs. They made catapults, constructed towers out of recyclable materials, created light-up name tags, programmed robots to move across a grid and even had an opportunity to drive the robot built by the high school’s robotics team in the gymnasium.    

The event also invited attendees out to the school’s soccer field, where they could view the night sky through telescopes.   



Badminton Battle At JFK

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Students and staff of John F. Kennedy Middle School took to the badminton court on Nov. 3 to raise more than $500 for the Special Olympics.

From Oct. 26 through Nov. 1, students could purchase raffle tickets during their lunch periods to join the badminton tournament. At the end of the purchasing period, those with winning ticket numbers could ask a JFK teacher or faculty member to be on their team. 

On the day of the tournament, a total of 23 participants, dressed in matching uniforms, enjoyed an afternoon of friendly competition, exercise and community involvement.  
The district extends its gratitude to physical education teacher Alyssa Kildare for organizing the tournament.

ACE Celebrates Thanksgiving!

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We just wanted to thank Mrs. Vollmuth and the students in the ACE Program for having us for the Thanksgiving feast. It was such a great time and the students enjoyed it and the food was delicious. Good job to all!

Students Mark The Spot For Healthy Choices

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In observance of National Red Ribbon Week, elementary students in the district learned about making healthy choices from members of both the middle school and high school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions club.

SADD members visited Central Boulevard, Charles Campagne and Kramer Lane classrooms, where they educated fourth- and fifth-graders about avoiding the signs of bad habits and how to make healthy decisions with a game of bingo. Every student received a bingo card containing a healthy habit and characteristic in each box. The young students were awarded a red ribbon sticker, pencil and bingo chip for lining up five answers in a row. 



Celebrating Thanksgiving at BHS

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The Bethpage High School Student Civic Key Club held its Annual Thanksgiving Feast with donations of food and money to assist families in our local area.  Arranged by Mr. Lynch with assistance from the Kiwanis Club of Bethpage and lots of teachers and students, the night was a tremendous success!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Read to Achieve

Bethpage held its annual Read to Achieve program where all the third graders in the district come up to Bethpage High School to listen to our Scholar-Athlete Captains talk about the importance of sportsmanship, doing well in school and READING!  After a demonstration by the Kickline and the Cheerleaders and a visit by the Eagle himself, the third graders got to shoot hoops with the Captains!  It was a great day.  Thanks to everyone involved!

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Charles Campagne Celebrates Thanksgiving

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Charles Campagne Second Graders along with their teachers celebrated Thanksgiving with a great presentation about the history of the holiday and then an arts and crafts project.  It was a great event!  Thanks to everyone!

Kramer Lane Celebrates Thanksgiving

Kramer Lane first graders celebrated at their annual Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 17, 2017. Students performed several songs under the direction of music teacher Mr. Wibben and ended the show with a traditional folk dance. After the show, both students and family guests enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving feast with all of the trimmings. A wonderful time was had by all!!! A special thank you to the Kramer Lane first grade teachers Mrs. Seewald, Ms. Meehan, and Ms. Schmidt and Mr. Wibben for all of their work and dedication to such a special event. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Food Drive

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BHS students asssited the Lions Club with their annual food drive.  65 boxes of food were sent to local families to provide them with a Thanksgiving dinner.  The Lions were very impressed with the student volunteers!  Thanks to all!

CBS Golf

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Students love the 18 hole golf course set up in the Central Blvd. Gym by Mrs. Agovino and Mr. Braglia!  Students went from hole to hole on the challenging course with some good talent being displayed!  

Jazz Band Entertains

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On November 2nd, the Bethpage High School Jazz Combo performed at the Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities(ACLD) annual Enviable Life Ball held at the Garden City Hotel. The group was well received and the students were proud to be a part of this positive and uplifting event.

BHS Goes Sailing

The last sail of the season was taken by Bethpage High School and Middle School students yesterday.  The 40 foot ship built in 1883 (the oldest oyster sloop in America) carried our students from the harbor to the mouth of the Long Island Sound.  Participants experienced raising the sails and dredging the bottom for local marine life.  They also learned about President Theodore Roosevelt and some of the fascinating history of Oyster Bay.  Thanks to Mr. Portuese and Mr. Carroll for making this happen!

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Virtual Enterprise Scores Big

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Students in the Virtual Business Enterprise competed at LIU Post and did very well in their presentation on Pet Pair, the high tech dog collar!  Marco Cunha made a presentation that wowed the audience.  He presented the hard work that was invested by all his classmates.  BHS took third place Congratulations to the team and Ms. Mole!

JFK Celebrates Halloween!

JFK held its Annual Halloween Party with lots of great costumes, music and dancing!  Over 400 students came to the party along with lots of teachers and staff who were dressed as board games!  A great time was had by all!

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PTSA Safe Halloween

It was a goulish Halloween with lots of candy, costumes and fun activities!  Thanks to the PTSA for once again sponsoring a great evening!  Thanks to the parents, the teachers, the staff, the student volunteers and the custodians for all their help!  It was a fun evening!

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JFK Pep Rally

Congratulations to JFK on a very successful Pep Rally!  All the teams participated and presented posters and cards to the athletes from Special Olympics!  Talent was displayed by many JFK signers as well as byZiggy Cohen on unicyle and Caio DaSilva in Martial Arts! A surprise visit from the Bethpage Eagle made everything more special!  Thanks to all the teachers, coaches, students, staff and administrators for making it such a great event!

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Bethpage Hall of Fame

Bethpage held its annual Hall of Fame Ceremony and inducted some prestigious alumni and staff members,  Inductees this year included Colinel Tim Cloonan, FDNY Captain Brian Hickey, Novelist Barbara Keiler, Principal Dr. Antoinette MacLeod, Salutatorian Rosalie Walsh Niemczyk, U.S. Intelligence Analyst Frank Procida and Teacher/Coach Al Blau and the 1968-69 Wrestling Team.  Congratulations to everyone!  Thanks to Nassau County Legislators Rose Walker and Laura Schaefer for attending and presenting citations for the new Hall of Famers!  And thanks to all the students who assisted with the evening!

Go Golden Eagles!

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Homecoming Parade

Bethpage had a fantastic Homecoming Parade with some great weather!  Congratulations to all the participants from all the classes and all the PAL groups!  Thanks to Colonel Tim Cloonan- Class of 1958- for coming back and being a part of the parade!  Col. Cloonan will be inducted into the Bethpage Hall of Fame this evening!

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Texas Comes to Bethpage

On a beautiful evening a little bit of Texas came to Bethpage as we celebrated Country Night!  Mr. Wibben organized the entire evening and it was a great event that included food, dancing, music, dunk tank, mechanical bull and the Fire Department!  Thanks to all the teachers and staff who assisted.  Special thanks to the teachers who agreed to be dunked- Ms. Huerta-Strongin, Ms. O'Brien, Mrs. Caliguri and Mr. Choi!  Thanks to Texas Roadhouse and BullI BBQ for donating the delicious food!  We could not have done it without Classic Country which donated the band, the DJ and the dancers who showed us the moves!  We are always grateful to the Bethpage Fire Department and they came out with trucks and the Safety House that kids could explore.  Thanks to Jump Around Party Rentals for donating the mechanical bull, Creative Games Inc. for donating the face painting and dunk tank and Twinkle Town Entertainment for donating the bounce house!

And thanks to Mr. Lisa and the custodial crew for all their hard work preparing the event and then cleaning up after us so BHS could be ready for Homecoming on Saturday!

It was a great night!  Thanks Mr. Wibben for organizing the event.  We raised a lot of money that will go to assist our friends in Dickinson!  The Bethpage Congress of Teachers donated $1,000 for the cause!  How generous of them!  The BHS Girls' Soccer Team helped to pack up all the supplies along with the Rufrano family!  Thanks to all!

Click here to see pictures of all the events related to Dickinson!

Marching Band Festival

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On Tuesday, October 17th, the Bethpage High School marching band, varsity kickline, and JV kickline participated in the 55th annual Newsday Band Festival. To see their performance, visit https://www.newsday.com/services/programs/marching-bands/bethpage-high-school-newsday-marching-band-festival-2017-1.14521196

Update on Environmental Issues

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Gardening at JFK

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On October 10, the JFK Kiwanis Builders Club, and advisor, Mrs. Ciarniello,  helped plant the back garden of JFK,  just outside the gym. Twenty members showed up to dig holes, arrange plants, and clean up this garden. Now,  when people attend games on the field, they will see a new and lovely garden. A special shout out to Mrs. Dircks, the PTA person who arranged this activity for the club, by obtaining the plants, and bringing gloves and garden shovels. The kids worked hard, had fun and within a half hour, everything was finished. 

Autism Walk

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Thanks to all the Bethpage teachers, families, students and athletes who came out to support the Long Island Autism Walk!  A great time was had by all for a great cause!

Girls Soccer Collects for Dickinson

The Varsity Girls' Soccer team spent their Saturday morning collecting and boxing supplies for the families in Dickinson Texas who were hard hit by Hurricane Harvey.  Dickinson is outside Houston and many families lost everything.  Thanks to everyone in the Bethpage community who made donations to assist the families!  Dickinson School officials were deeply appreciative for the donations.  In addition to a large amount of school supplies and toiletries, our schools raised over $3,000 that was sent to Dickinson.  Special shout out to the Rufrano family that was there to assist!  Thanks, Bethpage!

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Keeping Our Beaches Clean

Beach Clean-Up 2017

Last Saturday Mr. Portuese with the help of Ms. Gatanas supervised the Marine Science Club as they participated in the Town of Oyster Bay Beach Clean-Up.  Our students worked hard to rid a mile stretch of Center Island of plastic bottles, soda cans and other miscellaneous trash.  One of the more interesting finds was a 1950’s vintage upper half of a boat engine.  We theorize that it was from a boat that sank years ago and was washed ashore by Superstorm Sandy’s surge.  It was covered by sand as the waters retreated.  Wind erosion over the years exposed the motor enough to be seen.  Our students dug the rest of it up so that it could be removed.  The weather wasn’t the greatest but the BBQ was!  Samples of local marine life were collected for our classroom tank.

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French Club Car Wash

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On Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 10AM to 3PM, the Bethpage High School French Club and JFK Middle School French classes, along with teacher, Madame Ciarniello, held a very successful car wash to help raise money for the JFK trip to Quebec and the BHS trip to the city. Our superintendent, Mr. Terry Clark, surprised us with a visit, as did the Bethpage Fire Department. How exciting it was to see the fire truck coming down the street and pull into the parking lot! Washing the fire truck was quite an undertaking.  It was our best turn turnout ever- 25 students attended, and we raised over six hundred dollars! Everyone worked hard, some people went home drenched, but we all had a great time!

BHS Band is Ready!

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Mr. Stehlik took the band up to Monticello, NY for band camp on September 8th to September 10th. The kids had a lot of fun learning the music and the show, sitting around the camp fire singing and laughing, and making new friendships. A great time was had by all! A special thank you to the faculty chaperones Ms. Kovacs, Mrs. Sinisi, Mr. Coscette, Mr. Wibben, and Mr. Neuman, and our parent chaperones Mr. Virgil, Mr. Schmidt, and Mrs. Daniel. 

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