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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 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


Student Athletes Make College Commitments

On Dec. 11, eight Bethpage High School seniors declared their commitments for the fall of 2019 by signing National Letter of Intent to continue athletic careers at the collegiate level.

Joined by Superintendent of School David Schneider, Director of Athletics John Franchi and Principal Nicholas Jantz as well as their coaches, parents and siblings, the seniors made their future paths in college athletics official.

The seniors signing fall NLIs were:
• Brandon Bestany – McDaniel College, men’s lacrosse
• Madison Buttice – SUNY Purchase, women’s lacrosse
• Richard Gennero – Molloy College, baseball
• Alex Keener – St. Joseph’s University, men’s lacrosse
• Kevin Leon – SUNY Geneseo, men’s lacrosse
• Nicholas Leung – SUNY Old Westbury, men’s lacrosse
• Amanda O’Neill – Long Island University, women’s lacrosse
• Peter Schimmel – St. Thomas Aquinas, baseball

“We are super proud of our student-athletes as these eight seniors sign their National Letter of Intent to continue athletic careers in college,” said Mr. Schneider.

 

Stick It to Cancer Fundraiser

The Bethpage Hockey Team participated in the 2018 Long Island Holiday Sports Hero Video Challenge.  Please click on the link below to support their fundraiser, Stick It to Cancer.  You can vote ONE TIME EVERY DAY through Tuesday, December 18, 2018.  The Bethpage Hockey Team can be awarded funds to support their cause to support Cohen's Children's Research Hospital.

The Benefit Hockey Game, Oceanside vs. Bethpage, will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Town of Oyster Bay Bethpage Rink.  A raffle auction will be held at the game.

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Varsity Kickline Places First!

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, the Varsity Golden Girls and Company Kickline competed in their first local competition at Nassau Community College. The team danced in four categories (jazz, team performance, pom, and kick) and placed with each routine! The team ended the day in 3rd for jazz; 2nd for kick; and 1st for both team performance and pom!

Congratulations to the Varsity Golden Girls and Company and a special congratulations to team seniors: Gracie Carney, Giavanna Novelli, and Madeline Schmidt! 

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Aspiring Veterinarian Off to Quick Start

Junior Alexander Dupree has turned his love for animals into a potential career at the beginning of this school year. He enrolled in the BOCES Veterinarian Science program at Barry Tech, where he was recently named Student of the Quarter.

Alexander earned this honor as an acknowledgement of being the top student in the class in terms of participation, grades and excellence. The Veterinarian Science program’s curriculum is dedicated to building upon the connections between animal health and well-being as well as environmental and ecosystem health. Students such as Alexander have been able to get a head start on a possible and exciting career path. 

“The course gives myself and other students hands-on experience,” said Alexander. “We get to run our own veterinarian clinic every Tuesday that assists us in gaining real life experience while still being students.”

The district congratulates Alexander on being named Student of the Quarter at BOCES and look forward to future milestones.

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Students hit the right tune in All-County Selections

A total of 23 students from Bethpage High School and John F. Kennedy Middle School have been selected to perform in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County Festivals this upcoming January.

Students were selected based on their NYSSMA scores from last spring and represent the individuals who achieved the highest marks. All the concerts will take place at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of LIU Post throughout the second and third weeks of January.

The JFK students set to perform include Joey Baskhker, Sara Bashker, Gayatri Bhat-Viola, John Dong, Haley Flaherty, Olivia Flaherty, Ashley Garner, Sophia Gianfrancesco, Jack Looney, Nicholas Morgan, Leo Miller, Ryan O’Connell and Lauren Zabrowski.

Representing the high school are Madison Buttice, Joyce Choi, Samir Gupte, William Katartzis, Soham Maiti, Valenni Passsaro, Emanuella Tsourous and AJ Vita.

In addition to the All-County achievements, students from both schools were also chosen to participate in the Long Island String Festival Association performances this winter. High school students Suchitha Channapatana, Doreen Dong and Soham Maiti and JFK students Thomas Cuzzo and Svetlana Mughnetyan will take the spotlight at this event. 

The district congratulates all of these talented musicians for their hard work and opportunity to showcase their abilities at the festivals!

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Student Spotlight Bright at Board Meeting

The Board of Education meeting on Nov. 27 was a time to recognize and honor the exceptional accomplishments being achieved by students from Bethpage High School.

The Board and entire district salute these exceptional students and wish them continued success!

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Tradition of Read to Achieve Continues at Bethpage

Third-grade students from all three elementary schools in the Bethpage Union Free District gathered in the gymnasium at Bethpage High School on Nov. 20 for the annual Read to Achieve program. The annual program is geared towards stressing the importance of reading and sparking the interest of young students with fun activities.

Superintendent of Schools David Schneider opened the event by thanking all who helped coordinate this year’s assembly, including the senior leaders, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Michael Spence, fellow administrators and Plainview-Bethpage Lions Club President George Hannau. Schneider followed by walking around to see the unique and creative books the third-graders brought with them.

Senior leaders split up and guided eight to ten third-graders throughout the gym floor, and each group held interactive dialogues regarding the books brought in. As discussions started to conclude, each student wrote the title of their book, the name of their favorite character and that character’s special traits on paper. The pages were glued to their respective group’s poster boards, which were then hung together on the gymnasium wall to show the variety of characters that interest students.

To conclude the event, the senior leaders introduced themselves as well as illustrations of their favorite pieces of literature. Each attendee received a gift bags containing a dictionary/almanac for their participation, compliments of the Lions Club.

The district thanks all of those that put together this enriching event every year, particularly the Lions Club and President Hannau, for supporting reading and showing why it is important on the road to success.

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Bethpage Thrills in “Clue: On Stage”

The Bethpage High School Masquers’ Guild put on several riveting performances of “Clue: On Stage” at the Bethpage Center for Performing Arts from Nov. 15-17. Audiences comprised of administrators, students and community members attended and applauded the first show of the year.

Directed by Ms. Ilana Strongin, the guild debuted the play during a dress rehearsal for JFK Middle School students and select community members on Nov. 14. Official opening night for the public was held on Nov. 15, and was followed by two more performances over the next two days. 

The play is based on the cult classic film and the popular board game. With the theater taking the setting of a dark and stormy night, the show played to a madcap comedy that kept the audience guessing until the final twist.

The district congratulates the entire cast and crew for their outstanding performances. The entire community looks forward to the guild’s next performance of “Bye Bye Birdie” in March!

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French Club Unlocks Gulliver's Gate

The Bethpage High School French Club had "un voyage fantastique en ville de New York" on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Their first stop was "Gulliver's Gate," an exhibition of famous cities from all around the world all in miniature model size! The attention to detail was amazing! Students loved seeing La Tour Eiffel, L'Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and the Champs Elysees! Their second stop was the French restaurant, Cafe Un, Deux, Trois, where the students enjoyed many French foods, such as chicken cordon bleu, steak-frites, crepes, and escargot. Don't forget the delicious desserts including creme brulee, sorbet, and mousse au chocolat! Absolument delicieux!  Special thanks to Madame Ciarniello for organizing this experience!

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Proactive Superintendent’s Day

The District gathered on Nov. 6 for it’s fall Superintendent’s Conference Day, during which the various staff departments participated in presentations, workshops and activities to continue proactive learning and development as educators.

Staff members from the high school and JFK middle school along with Superintendent of School David Schneider attended morning sessions that focused on dynamic issues, led by Lauren Marra and Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD. Marra, a behaviorist who specializes on the topic of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, presented on proactive discipline approaches with students. Dr. Romie is a renowned neurologist that stressed the importance and techniques of mindfulness in education for both students and faculty. 

The afternoon was a time of collaboration as departments at both secondary schools traveled to the Island Trees School District and met with educators in their corresponding building and subject areas. They had opportunities to share ideas and broaden their instructional practices.

At the elementary level, faculty members from Kramer Lane, Charles Campagne and Central Boulevard broke into grade-specific groups to gain training in STEM and other pertinent topics. Led by district administrators and teachers, the STEM workshop demonstrated assorted grade-specific lessons and activities. The journeys session covered content requested by teachers and also provided time for them to discuss and navigate digital tools.

Other aspects of the day included CPR training for nurses and building monitors and the Hofstra Mental Health Conference, which was attended by guidance counselors and social workers. 

The district thanks Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Michael Spence and all that helped to coordinate and facilitate an educational day for district educators.

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Bethpage High School Masquers' Guild Presents "Clue: On Stage"

Come see the Bethpage High School Masquers' Guild perform the High School edition of "Clue: On Stage"! You may be familiar with the movie or board game version of the classic story. Tickets are $8.00 each. The show runs three nights: Thursday, November 15, 2018; Friday, November 16, 2018; Saturday, November 17, 2018; at 7:00 PM at the Bethpage Center for the Performing Arts (at Bethpage High School). 

Tickets are available for purchase at the door or from Mrs. Marino ahead of time.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Strongin (ihuertastrongin@bethpage.ws) or Mrs. Marino (mmarino@bethpage.ws).

 

 

Bethpage Takes Top Spots in Philosophy Essay Competition

Congratulations to Valenni Passaro, Adina Rahman, and Erica Marciante whose essays took 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place in the National Kids Philosophy Slam Essay Competition. Plato would be extremely 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 society. This year's essay topic was "truth or deceit, which has a greater impact on society"? The winning essays can be found at the link below. Any Bethpage High School student who is interested in entering the 2019 Kids Philosophy Slam Essay Competition should see Ms. Way for details.

2018 Kids Philosophy Slam National Award Winners

 

Varsity Cheerleaders Host 3rd Annual Dance

On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Bethpage High School Varsity Cheerleaders hosted the 3rd Annual Little Lady-Special Person Dance. The dance was held in the Bethpage High School Gymnasium and was a huge hit this year with close to 400 guests in attendance! Little ladies from Grades K-6 attended the dance with their special guests, including mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and more! They enjoyed a night of music, dancing, pizza, and snacks! Thanks to everyone who came out to support the cheerleaders!

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Diffusion Lab

Students in Ms. Pepetti's Living Environment classes at Bethpage High School performed some hands-on learning during their laboratory experiment, "Diffusion Through a Membrane".  The students were very excited to pose with their artificial cells!

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French Club's Safe Halloween

The Bethpage High School French Club took part in Safe Halloween with the theme of Rataouille! The French Club members dressed up as chefs, rats, and servers and played some fun games with the visiting children. It was a busy evening, but a lot of fun!

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Happy Halloween from Bethpage High School

Staff members at Bethpage High School got into the Halloween Spirit!  Please enjoy the pictures available in the link below! Happy Halloween!

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Jazz Combo Volunteers at the ACLD Benefit Dinner

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the Bethpage High School Jazz Combo, comprised of AJ Vita, Jessica O'Keefe, Soham Maiti, and Andrew Sciglibaglio, performed at the Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities (ACLD) Annual Benefit Dinner at the Garden City Hotel. The students were extremely proud and honored to be able to volunteer their time and talent for an important cause.

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Newsday Band Festival

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the Bethpage High School Marching Band, Varsity Kickline, and Junior Varsity Kickline took part in the 56th Annual Newsday Marching Band Festival at Mitchell Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale, New York. The Newsday Band Festival takes place over three nights where marching bands from both Nassau and Suffolk County get to showcase their dedication, hard work, and talent. Special thanks to our chaperones for ensuring that the night ran smoothly, our drum majors, Jessica O'Keefe, John Schmidt, Sophia Suazo, and AJ Vita for leading such a talented group of musicians, and our kickline captains, Gracie Carney and Gia Novelli for helping to put together another dazzling performance!

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Italian Club Visits Arthur Avenue

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, students in the Bethpage High School Italian Club spent the afternoon strolling along Arthur Avenue. The club advisors, Mrs. Sagarese and Ms. Calio, guided the students along the 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. Vendors were also impressed to see that our students were up for the challenge of practicing their Italian skills as they searched and paid for their items. The group ended their trip with a wonderful meal at Trattoria Zero Otto Nove, enjoying Italian specialties such as pizza margherita, lasagna, gelato, and tartufo. Squisuto!

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Bethpage Kickline Makes Strides in the Fight Against Cancer

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, the Varsity and Junior Varsity Kickline teams participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach. The teams walked with hundreds of others in support of those who have battled and are still battling cancer. In addition, the teams raised $825.00 for the American Cancer Society.  Fantastic job to the Bethpage Kickline programs!

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AP Environmental Students Visit Marine Nature Study Center 

Students in Mrs. Sciglibaglio's AP Environmental classes performed a field study at the Marine Nature Study in Oceanside, New York. During the trip, they learned about the history and significance of the marsh system to Long Island, studied the marsh food web, tested the water quality, did a transect survey of the marsh plant species, and cast nets to collect and survey the marine species. Students were able to connect their classroom learning in an authentic setting.

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Regal Eagles: Defending Champions at the Hudson Valley Rally

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 29, 2018 at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering.  The competition was based on the FIRST Power Up game, pitting the Regal Eagles against fifteen other teams. The Regal Eagles were ranked #3 going into the playoff matches and won their semi-finals matches, 2 games to 0.  In the finals, the Regal Eagles worked alongside Stuyvesant High School and Townsend Harris High School.  After dropping the first match of the best-of-three finals, the three-team alliance successfully completed their comeback, taking both of the remaining matches to prevail in the finals, 2 games to 1!  The Regal Eagles successfully defended their championship, having won this off-season competition in 2017-18.  Congratulations to the Regal Eagles on the victory and to Coach Zabell and Coach Kay!

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21st Century: Oyster Bay Beach Clean Up

Members of the Marine Science Club along with other environmentally concerned students from Bethpage High School and John F. Kennedy Middle School helped to rid our beaches of trash.  The students were greeted by Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor, Joe Saladino, who boarded the school bus to personally thank them for their good work. Participants were treated to a hot dog cookout and had the opportunity to try their hand at fishing while the charcoal heated up! Local specimen were collected for the Marine Club's saltwater tank.

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French Club Car Wash

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the Bethpage High School French Club held its annual car wash to raise money for their trips. Everyone did a fantastic job and the weather was cooperative!  There was even a surprise visit from Madame Ciarniello's "grand-fils" (grandson) and some adorable puppies! Thank you to everyone who came out to support the French Club!

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Band Camp 2018

Bethpage High School's band students participated in Band Camp in Monticello, New York. The band came together and learned an amazing show that will be showcased during halftime at all of the football games. Special thanks to Mr. Stehlik for planning the weekend's logistics and to our drum majors, Jess O'Keefe, John Schmidt, Sophia Suazo, and AJ Vita for directing an amazing show! Also, thanks to our chaperones, Mr. Wibben, Mrs. Sinisi, Mrs. Marino, Mr. Pollatos, Mr. Sciacca, Mrs. Kallmeyer, Mr. Neuman, Mrs. Agnesini, and Mr. Schmidt for helping to make things run smoothly!

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Summer Assignments for 2018-19

Summer Assignments for Advanced Placement, Pre-AP, and Philosophy courses are now available.  They can be accessed by selecting "AP Summer Assignments 2018-19" in the left menu or by clicking on the link below.

Summer Assignments for 2018-19

 

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