Bethpage High School
10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
|PRINCIPAL: Mr. Michael Spence
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS: Mr. Kevin Healy, Mr. Ralph Tocco
Extra Help (Quarter 3):
Art, Business, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies
English, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health, Math, Reading,World Languages
In the News
In the JV LISEF competition, six students from Bethpage High School attended. They were Adina Rahman, Rahul Busri, Ujala Dar, Candace Haney, Avery Mack, and Alyssa D'Arrigo. In the category of Environmental Studies, Candace ranked 2nd and Alyssa ranked 4th out of a total of 38 projects.
In LISEF Round 2, Soham Maiti placed 4th in the Math category. Smiti Shah placed 3rd in the Environmental Engineering category out of a total of 28 projects! Congratulations to all of the students that participated on their accomplishments!
La Festa Italiana
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."
Bethpage Competes in the Long Island Ethics Bowl
The 8th Annual Long Island Ethics Bowl took place at Hofstra University on Saturday, February 11, 2017. An Ethics Bowl is a collaborative, yet competitive event, in which two teams are presented with a series of wide-ranging ethical dilemmas and are asked to analyze them; they are then judged on the basis of their analyses. Twenty six teams from fourteen Long Island high schools matched wits over ethical cases whose topics included banning religious clothing, having a baby in order to use it for organ donation, and the use of nudge marketing to entice consumers to buy products. Teams competed in four preliminary rounds and the top four teams went onto the semi-finals in order to ultimately determine the top two teams. The Bethpage team of Andrei Aziz, Marco Cunha, Hajarah Dar, Andrew Sciglibaglio, and Ari Kranias placed 8th while the second team of Jack Lewis, Josh Danziger, Samantha Herman, Katelin Leavey, and Jason Katz placed 16th. Congratulations to all of the students who competed. The Long Island Ethics Bowl is sponsored by the Square Family Foundation. The foundation was founded by Long Island native Gary Squire, an advocate for more philosophical instruction at the pre-college level.
SADD Club Visits The INN
Students in the Bethpage High School SADD Club visited The INN on Thursday, March 9, 2017. They prepared lunch for over 300 guests, sorted clothes and prepared the boutique for the guests to shop, stocked food for the guests to take home for the weekend, and made goodie-bags for them for dinner. They did it all with a smile and the guests were very appreciative!
New Balance Nationals for Winter Track & Field
The Bethpage High School Winter Track & Field team will have student-athletes competing in the 4 x 800 meter relay at the National Championships in New York City on Friday, March 10, 2017. The relay team consists of Aidan Pech, Clayton Santiago, Justin Cano, and Dan Midgette. Congratulations to these student-athletes on their achievement and we wish them the best at the New Balance Nationals! Special thanks to their coaches, Coach Ravener and Coach Posch!
To watch the replay of the New Balance Nationals and our student-athletes competing in the 4 x 800 meter relay, click on the following link: VIDEO.
SPEC Makes Valentine's Day Special!
The members of SPEC (Students Putting an End to Cancer) helped make Valentine's Day extra special by distributing hundreds of red, pink, and white carnations throughout the high school community on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The beautiful flowers were donated by the wonderful staff at Bethpage Florist -- our warmest thanks to them for their generosity! Club members met to sell, tag, and deliver the Valentine's Day greetings. Special recognition to the enthusiastic club officers: Seniors Alyssa D'Arrigo, Emily Guida, Sam Herman, and Lauren Nani for their dedication and hard work! They truly encapsulate the SPEC mission and their efforts are impressive and inspiring!
Golden Eagles at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair
Five students from Bethpage High School proudly represented the school community in this year's Long Island Science and Engineering Fair. The students and their topics were:
- Julie Grzybowki - "The Effect of Biodiversity on Plant Growth and Productivity"
- Anthony Hernandez - "Sindonology: Vehicle for and Against Authenticity of the Turin Shroud"
- Soham Maiti - "The Derivation and Applications of Special Relativity"
- Brian McCarthy - "Robot Assistant: Picking Up Objects for the Vision Impaired"
- Smiti Shah - "Efficient Nano-Based Water Filter: A Novel Application of Biosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles (AgNP) and Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Ink with Applied Electrical Current"
The students competed against more than 400 other Long Island students. Soham and Smiti were selected to move on to LISEF's Round 2 Regional Fair, with the opportunity to compete in this year's international fair!
Congratulations to all of the students on their accomplishments and hard work!
Student Leadership Conference
Bethpage High School students Jason Steier, Gillian O'Boyle, Kelly
Hughes, Irena Tsavaris, Ryan O'Neill, and Jason Seiter attended a
Student Leadership Conference at Hofstra University on February 2nd.
They were accompanied by Mr. Franzke, Ms. Tierney, Principal Spence and
Athletic Director Mr. Franchi.
Gian Paul Gonzalez was an inspiring guest speaker at this event.
2017-18 Course of Studies Guide
The Bethpage High School 2017-18 Course of Studies Guide is now available. Click on the link below to access the guide.
17-18 Course of Studies **Revised: 01-18-17**
Regal Eagles Featured in Altice Connects Coverage of Robotics Invitational
On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the Bethpage High School Robotics Team (Regal Eagles) completed in the Half Hollow Hills Invitational. Altice documented this event with a short video featuring Mr. Dan Zabell, Coach of the Regal Eagles and Smiti Shah, Student Co-Captain of the Regal Eagles. The entire team is looking forward to the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition hosted at Hofstra University in the Spring 2017 and the upcoming build season! Click on the link below to access the video.
Italian Voyage to New York City
On December 2, 2016, the Italian students from Bethpage High School spent a beautiful day enjoying the sights and sounds of Manhattan during the holiday season. After indulging in some delicious pastries and espresso from Ferrara Bakery in Little Italy, the students feasted on delectable Italian cuisine at Carmine's Restaurant. The trip concluded with a stroll through Midtown to see the Rockefeller Christmas tree along with other famous sites such as Bryant Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the spectacular holiday window displays on Fifth Avenue.
Bethpage Black Belt
Congratulations to Bethpage High School junior Ryan Morano for earning his Black Belt in Karate on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Busto's Martial Arts Center in Plainview. Ryan's Black Belt encompassed over nine years of dedicated training. Ryan's parents and several family members attended his Black Belt ceremony. Mr. Fenster and Mr. Levy were also in attendance to support Ryan's accomplishments. One of Ryan's instructors, Russell Cranor, is a graduate of Bethpage High School. In addition to Karate, Ryan is also a member of the Varsity Winter and Spring Track teams as well as a dedicated participant in the High School Weight Training program.
BHS Halloween Costumes Care
On Monday, October 31, 2016, Bethpage High School faculty joined the student body in the Halloween spirit while raising money for charity. This year, the faculty raised over $200 for the Long Island Special Olympics to be hosted here at Bethpage High School on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
Tireless SPEC Club
The members of SPEC have been very busy since the club was revamped in September. In addition to making and mailing dozens of Halloween cards to the children at St. Jude's Research Hospital in Memphis, our club meetings also highlight visits from professions "in the field". On Thursday, November 17, 2016, Ms. Jaime Pacheco spoke to us about the remarkable work of PALS - Patient Airlift Services. Ms. Pacheco explained that PALS helps individuals access the best possible treatment for the best possible outcome. Operating out of Farmingdale's Republic Airport, volunteer pilots donate time, expertise, and aircrafts - with no compensation - to benefit others. There is never a cost to the patient.
Italian Club Trip to Arthur Avenue
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, students in the Italian Club spent a beautiful afternoon strolling along Arthur Avenue. The club advisers, Mrs. Sagarese and Ms. Calio, along with fellow Italian teacher, Ms. Rito, guided the students along this historical area known as "Little Italy" of the Bronx. Everyone enjoyed buying fresh mozzarella, hand-made pasta, cannoli filled with delicious cream while you wait, and a variety of authentic Italian items in specialty stores along the strip. We ended our trip with a wonderful meal at Mario's Italian Restaurant, enjoying Italian specialties such as ravioli con polpette, parmigiana, and pollo al francese. Squisito!
Successful Junior Academy Scientist
Bethpage High School's Smiti Shah has been participating in the online, virtual program called "The Junior Academy". Smiti and her team recently won first place in the International Global Innovation Challenge hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences under the category of Water Sanitation and Hygiene Wearable Technology Development. Working with an international team comprised of students from Macedonia, Scotland, and the United States with a mentor from India, Smiti and her team developed a water filtration device able to purify water consisting of many chemical and biological contaminants. Her team, "AquaeVitae" worked tirelessly over 70 days and well over 300 hours creating this prototype.
Smiti was also invited to speak about her experience at The Junior Academy over the past year and introduce a guest speaker. The archived video presentation can be watched at VIDEO. Specifically, Smiti can be seen at the following time stamps:
-- 00:39 -- 04:09 --> Smiti speaks about her experience in The Junior Academy and introduces Mr. Eric Mortensen
-- 39:11 -- 48:22 --> Team AquaeVitae's Presentation
-- 48:30 -- 50:33 --> Awards Presentation
An article highlighting the Junior Academy International Global Innovation Challenge can be found here: ARTICLE.
Smiti and her team's experience was also published on Elsevier Connect. The article can be found here: ARTICLE.
Smith and Team AquaeVitae were interviewed by the New York Academy of Sciences. The interview can he found here: VIDEO.
Smiti hopes to continue her work with The Junior Academy and continue working to solve these global challenges.
Congratulations to Smiti and Team AquaeVitae on their success and achievements!