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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 2020-21
2nd Quarter/4th Quarter:
Monday/Wednesday: English, FACS, Health, Math, Reading, World Languages
   Tuesday/Thursday: Art, Business, Music, Social Studies, Physical Education, Science

3rd Quarter:
Monday/Wednesday: Art, Business, Music, Social Studies, Physical Education, Science
   Tuesday/Thursday: English, FACS, Health, Math, Reading, World Languages



In the News

Italian Club Seasonal Greetings

On December 29, 2020, the Bethpage High School Italian Club advisor Signora Calio and student officers, Jenna DeStefano and Emily Florentz visited the Daleview Nursing Home in Farmingdale to drop off 100 holiday cards created by club members during their December meeting. Due to coronavirus, the holiday cards were not directly distributed by the students to the residents, but simply knowing that the efforts of the club putting a smile on someone's face is priceless! Bravo to the Bethpage High School Italian Club!


World Language Honor Society Induction

Congratulations to all of the students who were inducted into the World Language Honor Society (French, Italian, and Spanish).  Please click the link below honoring all of the inductees!

French: "La Societe Honoraire de Francais"

Italian: "Societa Onoraira Italica"

Bethpage High School World Language Honor Society Induction


Happy Holidays from the BHS Chorus & Chorale and Vocal Versatility 

In the spirit of the holidays, the Bethpage High School Chorus and Chorale and Vocal Versatility recorded two songs.  The chorus and chorale members sang "Once Upon a December" from Anastasia.  The Vocal Versatility Select Choir sang "Fly Me to the Moon."  These tracks were combined with collages created by Bethpage High School freshman and artwork from some of the district's third grade students! Happy Holidays!

BHS Chorus and Chorale Presents "Once Upon a December"

BHS Vocal Versatility Presents "Fly Me to the Moon"


Marine Science Club Fundraiser

Bethpage High School's Marine Science Club held a fundraiser to support the "Adopt a Family" Program, which helps a Bethpage family in need for the holidays.  Through the raffle, the Marine Science Club raised $165.00 for this cause with the raffle prize being a drone!  Congratulations to the winner of the raffle, Bethpage High School's very own Mr. Malossi!  Special thanks to everyone that purchased a raffle ticket to support the Bethpage High School "Adopt a Family" program.  

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Regal Eagles: Video Game Design

FIRST Robotics, in cooperation with Worcester Polytechnic Institute, ran a video game making competition. Participating students were provided one week in November to develop their games.  The Bethpage High School Robotics Team, Regal Eagles, entered two submissions and each was recognized with an award!  

One game tasked players to try to protect their computers against a virus, which won the "Music and Sound Award".  The other game tasked players to try to get out of an escape room, which won the "Judges Award".

Even working "virtually" and "social distancing", the Regal Eagles are still finding ways to ace competitions!  Congratulations to the Regal Eagles and team mentors, Mr. Zabell and Mr. LaSpina.


National Honor Society

On Monday, November 9, 2020 and Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Bethpage High School held induction ceremonies for the newest inductees to the Bethpage Chapter of the National Honor Society. 

Congratulations to all of the student inductees for this prestigious achievement!  Special thanks to Mrs. Sciglibaglio for organizing the induction ceremonies.  An archive broadcast of the induction ceremonies and pictures can be accessed below.

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Archive of the Bethpage High School National Honor Society Induction Ceremony: November 9, 2020

Archive of the Bethpage High School National Honor Society Induction Ceremony: November 17, 2020


Bethpage High School: Virtual Club Fair

Please click on the link below to access Bethpage High School's various virtual club offerings for the 2020-21 school year.  Please reach out to the indicated club advisor if you have any questions!

Bethpage High School: Virtual Club Fair


Resources for College Admissions Process & Virtual College Fairs, Tours, and Visits

Please refer to the links below from the Bethpage High School; Guidance Office for any students and households preparing for the college admissions process.

College Admissions Process

Virtual College Fairs, Tours, and Visits


Bethpage High School's "Smart Restart" for 2020-21

Please refer to the letter from Mr. Jantz, available at the link below, which will provide access to a video about Bethpage High School's "smart restart" as well as some other new procedures for the 2020-21 school year.

Welcome Back, Bethpage High School - Letter from Mr. Jantz

Bethpage High School's "Smart Restart" for 2020-21


Grade 9 Orientation for Students and Parents/Guardians

Please click on the link below for more information on the Grade 9 Orientation for Students (9:00 AM, 9:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:00 PM) and Grade 9 Orientation for Parents (7:00 PM) on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

Grade 9 Orientation for Students and Parents/Guardians

Presentation Slide Deck from Grade 9 Orientation for Parents/Guardians


Bethpage High School 2020 Commemorative Graduation Video & Pictures

Please click on the link below to view a video and pictures commemorating and highlighting the Bethpage High School Class of 2020 Commencement Exercises and Graduation from Saturday, June 27, 2020. 

Congratulations to all of the members of the Bethpage High School Class of 2020. 

Bethpage Schools wishes you continued success in all of your future endeavors.

Bethpage High School 2020 Commemorative Graduation Video

Pictures from Session #1: 9:00 AM

Pictures from Session #2: 10:30 AM

Pictures from Session #3:  12:00 PM

Pictures from Session #4: 1:30 PM

Pictures from Session #5: 3:00 PM


2020 National Center for Women & Information Technology Award

Congratulations to Bethpage High School Grade 11 student Maya Maciel-Seidman for being a recipient of the National Center for Women and Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. Maya was one of forty national award winners out of an applicant pool of over 4,700 from all fifty states and the only winner from New York State!  She was recognized for her academic excellence, leadership, and future goals for women in computing and technology.

Maya received a beautiful trophy from the Aspirations in Computing Team.  She was also acknowledged by New York State with a Certificate of Recognition for her great achievement! 

Bethpage Schools congratulates Maya on this wonderful achievement and wishes her continued success going into her senior year!


Bethpage Gets Down to Business

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A Virtual Enterprise class from Bethpage High School placed in the top of Long Island schools and will advance to the regional round. Their simulated business is called SuperNova, which is a training app for high school athletes. In the four years since the school implemented the Virtual Enterprise course, this is the furthest a class has gone in the competition. 

Virtual Enterprise is the culmination of the curriculum-based business courses at Bethpage High School. The course is available to junior and senior students and allows them to experience every aspect of business in a simulated environment.

During the past several years, Bethpage’s business program has steadily grown to include a wider variety of courses, including accounting, business management, personal finance and marketing. The classes focus on teaching students real-life skills and relating lessons to current events.

High school business teachers Nancy Simpson and Anthony Murray felt there was an opportunity to better prepare students for their futures in business. As veterans of the business world, they applied their skills and wisdom to expand the Bethpage business program, creating a robust list of offerings for students in grades 10-12.

“I think the Virtual Enterprise students’ success exemplifies how our broader business course offerings are fostering a solid foundation for students,” Mr. Murray said. “It’s making them more successful in these competitions.”

Typically, the Virtual Enterprise classes attend large-scale events to market and sell their products and compete with other classes from around the country and world. This year, students have been engaging virtually with thousands of firms to participate in competitions, trade shows and fairs. Recently, Sarah Ali from METAkey placed in the top 10% on Long Island in an elevator pitch competition in which she pitched her class's company in 60 second or less. 

"Virtual Enterprise to me is an enjoyable way to learn about the business industry," Sarah said. "As teenagers in high school, not many classes are offered that set you up for the real world. Virtual Enterprise has been such an amazing experience for me and I hope many students take advantage of this opportunity."


Overall, the three Virtual Enterprise classes placed in six different categories, including human resources, finance and marketing. They will now advance to the national competition in which they will present a video presentation to the judges.

BHS Students Place First in LISEF

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Three students from Bethpage High School were the 2020 Long Island Science and Engineering Fair winners in the Earth and Environmental Engineering category. Maya Maciel-Seidman, Ruchitha Channapatna and Suchitha Channapatna created a robot that measures moisture levels in soil, which can be used to optimize the growth of crops in available farmland.

Maya, Ruchitha and Suchitha’s project was among 400 entries from throughout Long Island. They advanced to the International Science and Engineering Fair, which was held virtually last May. For this year’s fair, the group plans to evolve their moisture-sending robot to also read pH levels of soil.

“This group is beyond impressive,” science research teacher Chris Pollatos said. “Here in Bethpage, we foster a huge movement for STEM and these girls are shining stars of the program.” 

Breaking Barriers in STEM

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Six students from Bethpage High School recently participated in a seminar for young women interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics offered by Hofstra University and the Women’s Summer Program in Computing/Engineering.

Juniors Aurrel Bhatia, Suchitha Channapatnam, Ruchitha Channapatna, Theresa Thulasidas and Ava Zingone and senior Maya Maciel-Seidman engaged with a panel of women about career opportunities in areas related specifically to computer science and engineering. The program offered information for the high school students that their normal curriculum might not cover.

“We are still trying to discover our passions, and what fields we want to go into,” Theresa said. “The W-SPiCE seminar offered some much-needed insight into the workforce.”

The seminar is designed to help students learn in an inclusive environment and to develop leadership and communication skills necessary to enter the workforce with confidence. The sessions focused on specific areas, including environmental and biomedical engineering, and offered an inside look into the reality of being a woman in a male-dominated field.

“I participated in a panel with a local environmental engineering firm and it was very interesting to hear from not just engineers in the field, but female engineers in the field,” Maya said. “The panel was very informative, and I learned a lot about the career opportunities in environmental engineering.”

Each of the young women from Bethpage were inspired by the program, and felt it provided them with important information about the possibilities of their future careers in STEM. 

“Hearing from women in different sectors across the STEM fields was not only educational and insightful, but also extremely empowering,” Aurrel said. “We were able to get an inside look at the roles and responsibilities of the different positions these women hold and be able to have an honest discussion about what it means to be a woman in STEM.”

BHS Coach Named Coach of the Year

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Bethpage High School girls volleyball coach Anne DiPrima was selected as the 2019-20 Northeast Section Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Coaches Association. Anne was specifically nominated by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and was confirmed as the most deserving recipient.

The Northeast Section includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Honorees were selected based upon their performance in the 2019-20 school year, community and school involvement and philosophy of coaching.

“Being recognized among so many worthy recipients is a humbling experience and I am truly thankful for the honor," Anne said. "My reward is knowing that I have encouraged, guided and influenced the girls that I have coached over so many years at Bethpage and it is my pleasure to be a part of their journey in life. I enjoy every minute of it."

BHS Seniors Make College Commitments

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Twelve senior athletes from Bethpage High School recently signed their national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at the collegiate level.

The students who signed their national letters of intent were:

  • Leah Bestany – East Carolina University - lacrosse 
  • Philip D’Aguanno – Adelphi University – baseball 
  • Patrick Dalton – SUNY Cortland – baseball 
  • Colin Hervey – SUNY Brockport – football 
  • Carly Issing – Adelphi University – soccer 
  • Meagan Landers – DeSales University – lacrosse 
  • Brandon Lombardo – SUNY Maritime College – baseball 
  • Ryan Resnick – Mercy College – lacrosse 
  • Zachary Schnabel – St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn – baseball 
  • Isabella Sierra – St. Joseph’s College Long Island – basketball 
  • Ryan Smith – Mercy College – lacrosse 
  • Victoria Vera – Southern Connecticut State University – soccer 

The district congratulates all of the students who have made college commitments and wish them luck in their future endeavors!



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