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Bethpage High School

10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714

PRINCIPAL: Mr. Nicholas Jantz

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

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

Extra Help (Quarter 1):

Monday/Wednesday:
Art, Business, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies

Tuesday/Thursday:
English, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health, Math, Reading, World Languages

In the News


Bethpage Takes 4th Place in National Philosophy Essay Competition

Congratulations to Sami Ahmed whose essay took 4th Place in the National Kids Philosophy Slam essay competition. Plato would be very proud! The Kids Philosophy Slam was created by John Davis to provide a powerful opportunity to help students grapple with life's big issues. Each year, a different question is chosen that requires students to think about a major philosophical idea that is relevant in their lives and in society. This year's essay topic was "love or hate, which has a greater impact on society"? The winning essays, including Sami's submission can be found on the National Kids Philosophy Slam website. 

Any student who is interested in entering the 2020 Kids Philosophy Slam essay competition should see Ms. Way for details.

 

Ms. D'Alleva Among 17th Assembly District's 'Woman of Distinction'

On September 7, 2019, Ms. Donna D'Alleva was among eleven other women in the New York State 17th Assembly District to be recognized as a 'Woman of Distinction'. Ms. D'Alleva has been a science educator at Bethpage High School for 23 years and prepared hundreds of students for academic success.  Part of her nomination read,

"Countless hours of extra help, preparation, and genuine dedication to our youth are just some of her qualities recognized by students, staff, administrators, and parents. We are truly honored to have a woman of distinction educating our children."

Bethpage Schools congratulates Ms. D'Alleva on her well-deserved recognition.

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Students Among National Merit Scholarship Honorees 

Senior Eirini Drosos was recently named a semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship program. 

Eirini is one of 16,000 semifinalists that have been chosen to compete for a finalist spot. From there, 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million will be awarded. Students around the nation qualified by taking last year’s PSAT/NMSQT test.

An active member of the high school community, Eirini is a member of the pep band, swim team, ethics team and the philosophy club. Additionally, she is the treasurer of the senior class. Outside of school she volunteers at a local animal shelter.

In addition to Eirini being named a semifinalist, five students were named Commended Students in the program. The district congratulates Rahul Busri, Michael D’Avanzo, Doreen Dong, Matthew Fantry and Jessica Kneller for their recognitions.

National Merit Finalists will be named later this year, and winners of scholarships will comprise about half of the finalists.

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Bethpage Educational Foundation Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

The District is excited to announce eight inductees for the 2019 Hall of Fame, which will be unveiled during a dinner sponsored by the Bethpage Educational Foundation. The ceremony will be held on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the high school’s gymnasium. 

This year’s class includes five district alumni, two retired teachers and a Board of Education trustee. The honorees are Susan Mittermeier Brooks, Class of 1968; Linda Candela, retired high school art teacher and chairperson; Dr. Alex Carbo, Class of 1990; John De Guardi, retired high school art teacher and chairperson; Thomas Frost, Jr., Class of 1996; Michael Kelly, Board of Education President; Tom Rousakis, Class of 1989; and Colonel Glenn Water, Class of 1984.

All community members are invited to attend the event. The cost to attend is $75 and all proceeds go to the Bethpage Educational Foundation. The foundation supports the district’s schools with scholarships, programs and enhancements. 

Past honorees have included journalists, novelists, generals, artists, first responders, former staff members and local politicians and civic leaders. The full list can be viewed at www.bethapge.ws/HOF. For more information about the ceremony, call 516-644-4001. 

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Golden Eagles Fly into New School Year 

The District welcomed students for the start of the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 4 as they begin and continue their educational paths.

Each building’s principal led the welcoming committee as students arrived during the morning drop off. Families at Kramer Lane were treated to a visit from the Golden Eagles mascot during arrival to help inspire a great start to the year.

“I am looking forward to the best year yet,” said Superintendent of Schools David Schneider.

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Bethpage Ready for New School Year

The Bethpage Union Free School District put the final touches on preparation for the 2019-20 school year during the annual Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 3.

Superintendent of Schools David Schneider welcomed back staff members as they entered the Bethpage High School auditorium. Mr. Schneider updated the audience on various district news and the exciting educational programs starting this year throughout the district.

Following Mr. Schneider’s message, administrators and teachers returned to their respective buildings for faculty and department meetings for the remainder of the day.

The district is looking forward to another exciting year!

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Getting Familiar with New Surroundings

The District welcomed students and parents to become familiar with their new buildings on Aug. 27 and 28 during a trio of orientations.

With the new school year set to begin, administrators welcomed students to Bethpage High School, Kramer Lane Elementary School and John F. Kennedy Middle School for information sessions. 

Students entering the ninth grade were afforded the opportunity to tour the hallways of the high school thanks to student council members who led the way. The same student council representatives led groups of freshmen with the Sandy Hook Promise Start with Hello program. The program, according to its website, enables students to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun and impactful way by encouraging them to take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion, and to identify and help others who are showing signs of social isolation.

Principal Kerri McCarthy hosted new kindergarten students and parents for a “cruise” of the hallways, classrooms, library and cafeteria of Kramer Lane in addition to a bus ride. As each student completed the sessions of the day, they received a sticker to input into their Kramer Lane passport. Information sessions included the process of lunch, riding a school bus and becoming familiar with the classroom setting.

JFK began the process of welcoming sixth graders into the building with an ice cream social along with buddies from the eighth grade on Aug. 27. Students and parents returned on Aug. 28 for informational sessions and a building tour.

The district looks forward to welcoming all students back for an exciting 2019-20 school year!

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Golden Eagles Earn Placement on Wall 

The District and community gathered on July 21 for a ceremony to welcome the sixth group of inductees into the Bethpage Athletic Wall of Fame.

This year’s class included 1978 graduate Fran Brown along with former coaches Samuel Prioleau, Harry Settino, Jr. and Donna Weikman.

Fran Brown was a four-sport athlete and represented the Golden Eagles in field hockey, volleyball, basketball and softball. She was part of many league and divisional championships in volleyball, basketball and softball in addition to being captain and the most valuable player of the county champion field hockey team. She went on to play volleyball at Slippery Rock University. 

Samuel Prioleau was a beloved teacher, mentor and coach in Bethpage for 35 years. He holds one of the highest winning percentages on Long Island as a baseball coach and led the Golden Eagles to a county championship. Under his guidance, the junior varsity football team achieved many undefeated seasons. As a mentor, he encouraged students to fight for what they believed in and made them believe they could accomplish anything.

Harry Settino, Jr., had a positive impact on many student athletes during his 23 years in Bethpage. He was a “jack of all trades” by coaching varsity football, varsity baseball, girls’ varsity track and field and boys’ varsity bowling. He also went on to officiate basketball and baseball in addition to being a Nassau County lifeguard supervisor.

Donna Weikman was a symbol of excellence for the Bethpage girls’ bowling program for 43 years with 400 compiled wins, 21 conference championships and two county championships. She began her career in Bethpage in 1969 as a physical education and health teacher in addition to her role as a coach. Donna coached the field hockey team for 17 years that included five division championships, six conference championships and three county championships. She also led the badminton team for 28 years with a total of 312 wins and 11 conference championships. 

“We are very proud to welcome these four inductees into the Bethpage Athletic Wall of Fame,” said Superintendent of Schools David Schneider. “They are proud Golden Eagles.”

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Distinguished Scholar Athletes in Bethpage 

Bethpage High School is one of 35 schools in the state to be recently named a New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. 2018-19 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction Award winner.

Bethpage earned the School of Distinction status by having 100% of its 28 varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award. The purpose of the awards is to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide honor. The number of recognitions by NYSPHSAA is the highest total since the award was established since 2002-03. 

The district congratulates the entire athletic department for this prestigious honor and academic success. 

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Board of Education Completes Reorganization Meeting

The district and Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting on July 9.
Superintendent of Schools David Schneider was sworn in for his second year, and re-elected Board members John Lonardo, Christina Scelta and Marie Swierkowski took oaths of office for three-year terms through June 30, 2022.

Behind nominations and unanimous elections, Michael Kelly and Sandra Watson were elected as Board president and vice president, respectively. This will be Kelly’s ninth straight term as president and 10th consecutive year that Watson will serve as vice president.

The district looks forward to another exciting year with the Board of Education.

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A SHIELD of honor

Bethpage High School junior Alexandra Midgette was recently announced as a recipient of the Nassau County District Attorney’s SHIELD Award.

SHIELD stands for service, honesty, integrity, excellence, leadership and duty. The award was created by District Attorney Madeline Singas and is presented to a student who shows outstanding strength of character, commitment to self-growth and the spirit and initiative to bring about a positive change in their community. 

The district congratulates Alexandra on this honor and for being an example for other Golden Eagles. 

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Summer Assignments for 2019-20

Summer Assignments for Advanced Placement, Grade 9 Pre-AP, and Philosophy courses are now available.  They can be accessed by selecting "AP Summer Assignments 2019-20" in the left menu or by clicking on the link below.

AP Summer Assignments 2019-20

 

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