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Bethpage High School

10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714

PRINCIPAL: Mr. Michael Spence

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS: Mr. Kevin Healy, Mr. Ralph Tocco

Main Office:
516-644-4100 (Phone)
516-644-4110 (Fax)

Extra Help (Quarter 2):
Monday/Wednesday:
English, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health, Math, Reading, World Languages

Tuesday/Thursday:
Art, Business, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies

 

In the News


Varsity Hockey Nets First Place!

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 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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January 2018 Testing Schedule

Bethpage High School mid-year testing will take place on Monday, January 22, 2018 through Thursday, January 25, 2018.  The  testing schedule is available at the link below.

January 2018 Testing Schedule

 

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.

 


Virtual Enterprise Attends the Long Island Trade Show

On Monday, January 8, 2018, students in Ms. Mole's Virtual Enterprise Class attended the Long Island Trade Show at Farmingdale College. The Chief Executive Officer in addition to the five Vice Presidents of Bethpage High School's company, PetPair, had the opportunity to present their 23-page business plan to a panel of judges. The students were extremely professional and did an awesome job! The Human Resources Department received a Gold Prize for their outstanding work on the creation of an Employee Manual for PetPair.  In addition, the entire class had the opportunity to sell their products to companies from different schools across Long Island. An impressive amount of sales were made, and valuable business connections were established. PetPair is looking forward to the upcoming International Trade Show in New York City!

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Outstanding Physical Education Student Awards

Bethpage High School Seniors, Gillian O'Boyle and Jason Steier, were honored at the Nassau Zone of New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Outstanding Physical Education Student Awards Dinner, held at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Monday, December 11, 2017. This prestigious award recognizes one young woman and one young man in the graduating class who exemplifies outstanding physical performance, scholastic ability, and leadership qualities. 

 

BHS News Visits News 12

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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Bethpage HS Runner Breaks School Record

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.

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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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Sports Marketing Visits the World's Most Famous Arena

On December 4, 2017, Mrs. Syrett's Sports Marketing Class was given an all-access tour of Madison Square Garden. The highlight of the trip and tour was seeing the locker rooms. A legendary venue widely known as the "World's Most Famous Arena", today Madison Square Garden includes some of the most recognized brands in professional sports and the Sports Marketing Class was fortunate enough to get an insider look. Special thanks to Mr. DeStefano, who co-chaperoned the trip and took many of the pictures!

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Italian Club Invades New York City

On Friday, December 8, 2017, Italian Club students at 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 Center Christmas tree along with other famous sites such as Bryant Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the spectacular holiday window displays along Fifth Avenue. 

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Kickline's Award Winning Weekend!

The Bethpage Junior Varsity and Varsity Kickline teams competed at the Nassau Scholastic Competition this past weekend. The Varsity program placed 1st in their Pom division; 2nd in Kick; 4th in Team Performance; and 4th in Jazz. The Junior Varsity program placed 3rd with their Team Performance routine. Congratulations to both teams on a successful weekend!

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The Outsiders

Ms. Cooper and Ms. Syrett invited some lucky John F. Kennedy Middle School students to get a sneak preview of the Bethpage High School Masquers Guild performance of "The Outsiders".  The students were able to ask questions to the student actors and actresses and gain an inside look at the Masquers Guild.

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French Club Visits NYC

The Bethpage High School French Club enjoyed a wonderful trip to New York City under the supervision of Madame Ciarniello and Mr. Choi. They first visited Ripley's Believe it or Not, where students were tasked to look for fun facts related to French. Then, the group visited the Rockefeller Center and saw the Christmas Tree, which was spectacular! Finally, the group ate a scrumptious dinner at Cafe Un Deux Trois, where the chocolate mousse was "tres delicieux"! It was "un voyage fantastique"!

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World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Bethpage High School community congratulates Smiti Shah for being invited to speak at the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the New School University Center in Manhattan.  As the youngest speaker invited, Smiti spoke to the summit's 200 participants about the generational divide in conversations regarding humans and machines.  Please join us in congratulating Smiti for this accomplishment!

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Innovation Technology Roadshow

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, students from Bethpage High School's AP Computer Science class, AP Computer Science Principles class, and the Regal Eagles were invited to the Innovation Technology Roadshow hosted at Altice Headquarters in Bethpage.  Students got to see a demonstration on artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) and where this technology is prevalent in our everyday lives. Students learned of how this technology can impact the farming/agricultural industries. In addition, InfoSys demonstrated how this technology is being used to support the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) to provide game-like simulations as well as data points for each tennis player on the world tour.  Some of the students even got to experiment with the technology first hand! Special thanks to Altice for the invitation!

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Little Lady - Special Persons Dance

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Bethpage Varsity Cheerleading Team hosted the 2nd Annual Little Lady - Special Persons Dance at Bethpage High School. Girls from kindergarten through sixth grade came to the dance accompanied by their special person. They enjoyed an evening of desserts, dancing, and more! All of the little ladies looked absolutely beautiful! Special thanks to everyone who came out for a fun night while supporting the cheerleading team!

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Celebration of Mathematics

On Friday, November 3, 2017, Ms. Garvey and students from Bethpage High School attended the 16th annual Celebration of Mathematics at Queens College. Students took part in interactive workshops about the mathematics involved in card tricks, board games, and deciphering encrypted messages. Some students were able to attend a workshop by a professional billiards trick shot champion! He performed amazing billiards shots and then spoke to the students about the math and physics behind each shot.

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Virtual Enterprise

On Friday, October 27, 2017, Ms. Mole's Virtual Enterprise Class (PetPair) went to the Virtual Enterprise Business & Entrepreneurship  Leadership Conference at LIU Post. At this conference, the students had the opportunity to hear from Alfred Kahn, the CEO of CraneKahn. The students also sat in panel discussions based on their respective departments (Human Resources, Marketing, Sales, Administration, Design & IT, and Accounting/Finance). Lastly, and definitely the most exciting, the students participated in the Elevator Pitch Competition. Marco Cunha was the representative from Bethpage Virtual Enterprise. Marco finished TOP 3 out of nearly 80 schools on Long Island! As a result, Bethpage took home a monetary prize from LIU Post of $250 for their firm. It was a very excited day for PetPair!

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21st Century Sailing aboard a National Historical Landmark

The last sail of the season about The Christeen was taken by Bethpage High School and John F. Kennedy Middle School students. 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 of the ocean for local marine life. They also learned about President Theodore Roosevelt and some of the fascinating history of Oyster Bay.  Special thanks to Mr. Portuese and Mr. Carroll for organizing this trip!

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Dig Pink 2017

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball Teams held a Dig Pink event. They played a game against MacArthur High School to raise money for the Side Out Foundation to support breast cancer awareness. The girls sold t-shirts and baked goods and raised a total of $2,300! Thank you to everyone who supported this great cause! Tougher than Cancer, Stronger Together! 

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Freshman Participate in Character Education Assembly

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, retired police office Paul Failla spoke to the Grade 9 students at Bethpage High School. His entertaining program encouraged students to be people with good character. Officer Failla emphasized the importance of recognizing and appreciating each other's differences. His message of being tolerant, respectful young men and women resonated with our Grade 9 students.

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Kickline Teams Participate in Jones Beach Walk

The Bethpage High School Junior Varsity and Varsity Kickline teams participated in the 2017 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Jones Beach on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Together, the two teams raised over $800 for the American Cancer Society. The team walked in support and memory of many loved ones. They wore shorts to honor the memory of Barbara Donovan.

 

 

Regal Eagles in Ronkonkoma

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Bethpage High School Robotics Team (Regal Eagles) showcased their robot and promoted their overall passion for robotics in general at the 7th Annual Chili Cook Off and Fall Festival in Ronkonkoma. The festival was organized to support people impacted by mental illness and at-risk and homeless veterans. Despite the inclement weather, the event had a nice turnout and the Regal Eagles did a magnificent job to promote robotics and their club.  Special thanks to team advisers, Mr. Zabell and Mr. Kay, team captain Smiti, Aidan, Gianna, Maya, and Michael for their participation in the event!

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21st Century Special Effects Makeup Workshop

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Bethpage High School students learned how to use professional makeup products to create the illusion of an open wound on their arm. Bethpage High School senior, Gabby McGlynn, did an amazing job demonstrating how to create a variety of realistic special effects using liquid latex, synthetic modeling wax, sutures, eye shadow, fake blood, and face paint.

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Italian Club Explores Arthur Avenue

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, students in the Italian Club spent a beautiful afternoon strolling along Arthur Avenue. The club advisors, 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 demonstration and a meal at Mike's Deli. Students learned the history of mozzarella making, and enjoyed samples of hot mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, fresh mozzarella with tomato, roasted scamorza, and fresh ricotta. Students enjoyed other Italian specialties such as prosciutto, mortadella, soppressata, and pesto pasta salad. Squisito!

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Marine Biology Students Visit Fire Island and Sunken Forest 

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Regal Eagles Reign Supreme in the Hudson Valley Rally

Coming off of a banner year in 2016-17, the Bethpage High School Robotics Team, the Regal Eagles (Team #2869) participated in their first off-season competition of the year at the Hudson Valley Rally on Saturday, September 30, 2017 held at the Yonkers Police Athletic League Center.  Based on the FIRST Steamworks framework, the competition matched the Regal Eagles against fourteen other teams.  After a strong string of qualification matches, the Regal Eagles were ranked #2 going into the round-robin style playoffs, and earned a spot in the best-of-three championship matches and served as the alliance captain working with John Dewey High School and Xaverian High School.  The three-team alliance played two strong championship matches, taking the finals 2 games to 0!  The championship marks the first team victory in the history of the Regal Eagles. Congratulations to the Regal Eagles on the all-around team win and to Coach Zabell and Coach Kay!

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Golden Eagles are "All In"

The Golden Eagles welcomed the New York Giants' motivational speaker, Gian Paul Gonzalez to Bethpage High School on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Mr. Gonzalez spent the day in Bethpage to talk to the students and athletes about commitment, leadership, and remembering to thank the people who helped them along the way. He spoke to the students just like he did for the New York Giants and explained the importance of not only being "all in" but staying "all in" for everything you do in life - on and off the field or court. Commitment is key for success.

To demonstrate the importance of connection, Mr. Gonzalez had high school student athletes come up to the stage and hold hands. This created a connection needed to complete a circuit that lit a small light. When any of the people in the circle let go of the hand they were holding, the light went off. In sports, Gonzalez said, "It's not about the wins and losses, it's about the relationship."

After telling an inspirational story about gratitude in the military, Gian Paul Gonzalez asked the students to think about the people in their lives that helped them to get to where they are now and let the students know that those are the people that packed their parachutes. He stressed that it was so important to thank these people while you have the chance. Gonzalez then invited the student athletes to cut pieces of the parachute so they could give them to the people in their life that made an impact.

The students loved this experience with Gian Paul Gonzalez. It was great to listen and learn from such an inspirational and motivational speaker. The Bethpage Golden Eagles are "ALL IN!"

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Statistical Mythbusters

The Statistics classes, taught by Mrs. Garvey and Mrs. Kallmeyer, put their knowledge of experimental design and the scientific method to use as they tried to replicate the experiment that was completed by the MythBusters to see what would happen if Mentos were dropped into a bottle of soda. The classes analyzed the variables, stated a hypothesis, and tested to see if their hypothesis was accurate.

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Sports Marketing Class Welcomes Guest Speaker

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Michael Caruso, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Advantage Sports and Fitness, visited Bethpage High School to speak to Mrs. Syrett's sports marketing students. He spoke to students about his personal background and passion for fitness, athletics, and health and how he turned that passion into a lucrative career as a businessman. Students learned a great deal about what is out there, career-wise, in the field of sports.

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Summer Assignments for 2017-18

Summer Assignments for Advanced Placement, Pre-AP, and Philosophy courses are now available.  They can be accessed by selecting "AP Summer Assignments 2017-18" in the left menu or by clicking on the link below.

AP Summer Assignments 2017-18

 

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