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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 4):

Monday/Wednesday:
English, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health, Math, Reading, World Languages

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

In the News


National Honor Society Supports Winthrop Children's Hospital

The National Honor Society made a donation to the Winthrop Children's Hospital Cancer Center for Kids.  The students raised $2,500.00 through two intramural fundraisers in Dodgeball and European Handball, which students of all grades participated. Pictured below is Ashley Carlo (left), manager from the Cancer Center for Kids who visited Bethpage High School to accept the donation.  Also pictured are the students from the winning team of our European Handball fundraiser.  Special thanks to the National Honor Society, all of our student participants in the intramural fundraisers, and Mr. Fazio for coordinating the efforts!

 

 

Italian Club Pasta Cook Off

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, the Italian Club held their 2nd Annual Pasta Cook Off. The judges, Mr. Clark, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Spence, Mr. Healy, Mrs. Falcone, Yolanda Caso, and Mr. Santiago, along with numerous Bethpage students and faculty, all had the opportunity to feast upon homemade pasta dishes cooked by Italian club members. The club collected funds to donate to the Bethany House of Long Island. The winners of the cook off were:
   -- 1st Prize: AJ Vita
   -- 2nd Prize: Natalie Rich, Julia Bradley, and Sam Goldman
   -- 3rd Prize: Anthony Ippolito and Peter Arrabito

Buon appetito!

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Congratulations Clayton!

Congratulations to Bethpage High School senior Clayton Santiago who was victorious in the Division 1 Boys 800 meter during the Nassau County State Qualifiers on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at North Shore.  The victory qualified Clayton for the outdoor state championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on June 8 & 9.  Earlier this school year, Clayton ran in both the cross country and indoor track state championships. Bethpage Schools wishes Clayton all the best at the upcoming outdoor state championships and all of his future endeavors!

 

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Amazing Artistry 

Bethpage High School Art Show was on display in the lobby of the high school on Thursday, May 28, 2018. Congratulations to the students and teachers who both brought the beautiful presentations of effort, passion, and imagination to fruition.

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Italian Club Visits "Eataly"

On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Italian Club spent the afternoon in Manhattan visiting and exploring the Italian marketplace, Eataly. The idea of Eataly is to celebrate Italian biodiversity and offer high quality food to all. Everyone was able to shop and learn, all while relishing in the tasty foods. Students applied their language skills to read labels, decipher menus, and order in the target language!

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International Science & Engineering Fair

This past week in Pittsburgh, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories were awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for $4 million in prizes at the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF). Intel ISEF united these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talents on an international stage, where doctoral level scientists reviewed and judged their work.

Bethpage High School's Smiti Shah placed 3rd in her category of Environmental Engineering, with her study titled "Solar Powered Nanotech Water Filtration Device with Personal Robotic Transport System." She will be presenting her study at this year's Bethpage Research Symposium in the Bethpage High School Auditorium on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Bethpage Schools would like to congratulate Smiti on this extraordinary accomplishment and wishes her success as she continues her studies at Duke University after graduation! 

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National College Decision Day

Bethpage High School celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2018 on National College Decision Day.  On May 1, 2018, high school seniors wore the colors of the college that they have committed to attend in the Fall. Congratulations to all of the seniors on this major milestone. Bethpage Schools wishes the Class of 2018 success in all of their future endeavors!

 

 

Art Club Makes Portraits for The Memory Project

The Bethpage High School Art Club members joined The Memory Project's, Portraits of Kindness mission to make art for children in Puerto Rico who were recently affected by Hurricane Maria. The Art students who made portraits included Ashley Ro, Michelle Zheng, Camila DaSilva, Marlyn Ortiz, Saray Ortiz, Amari Harper, Francesca Vangi, and Alyssa Dacosta. The portraits were delivered to the children on Friday, May 18, 2018. The Art Club members enjoyed creating art that would put a smile on a young child's face, especially those who lost all of their personal belongings and are still going through hard times in Puerto Rico. Members were looking forward to using their artistic talents to provide happiness and to share their love of art with others.

The Memory Project is a non-profit organization that provides photos of children from all over the world who face substantial challenges in their life such as neglect, abuse, loss, violence, and poverty. The Memory Project have now created more than 100,000 portraits for children in 43 countries.

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Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced 

Bethpage High School’s Class of 2018 will be led by valedictorian Smiti Shah and salutatorian Gillian O’Boyle.

With a long list of awards and recognitions, Smiti has earned the honor of valedictorian this year. As captain of the Regal Eagle robotics team, she has played an integral role in what has been the team’s best season yet and earned the 2018 Fred Breithut Award (MVP Award) at a recent competition. In addition to robotics, she is past-president of the New York Academy of Sciences Junior Academy, which is an outreach program that represents more than 700 international students. Among Smiti’s list of accolades is being named an AP Scholar with Distinction, a National Merit Commended Student and a Regeneron STS semifinalist. She also placed first at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, earning a spot to represent Long Island at the international competition. Smiti plans to attend Duke University to study electrical and computer engineering with a minor in finance. While there, she hopes to continue pursuing her water filtration research, as well as additional women-in-STEM initiatives.

Graduating with more than 60 college credits, Gillian O’Boyle is an active and accomplished member of the high school community. Not only has she earned designation as an AP Scholar with Distinction, but she has also been named an All-County basketball player and an All-Class and Scholar-Athlete in soccer. Gillian served as captain of the school’s varsity lacrosse and varsity basketball teams and as senator for the senior class. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Student Civic Club, Spanish Club and Athletes Helping Athletes. In her spare time, she volunteers as an assistant coach for CYO volleyball and a seventh-grade PAL lacrosse team. Gillian will be attending Molloy College’s Honors Program for nursing on a full tuition scholarship for academics.

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Regal Eagles Finish Successful Season

Bethpage High School congratulates its Regal Eagles Robotics Team, including advisors Eric Kay and Dan Zabell, on recently finishing a highly successful 10th season.

After earning several awards at the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Hofstra University – including team captain Smiti Shah being voted as MVP by the judges and teammate Morgan Heller receiving the Dean's List Award – the team earned the opportunity to attend the World Championships in Detroit this April.

At the competition, the team placed first in their division and third in a round robin tournament. More than 400 teams worldwide competed in the World Championship event. 

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Drawing and Painting Classes Visit the Guggenheim Museum

On Friday, April 27, 2018, Ms. Stagliano's Drawing and Painting classes explored the Guggenheim Museum and later sketched in the Conservatory Gardens at Central Park. Painting students learned about the history of the Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and analyzed the conceptual installations of contemporary artist, Danh Vo. Students also studied the late 19th Century and early 20th Century paintings of Vasily Kadinsky, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Paul Gaugin, Paul Cezanne, Edouard Vuillard, and Edouard Manet. Thanks to Ms. D'Amico for joining us on the artistic journey throughout New York City!

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Regal Eagles Soar to New Heights at FIRST World Championships

Bethpage High School Robotics, Regal Eagles Team #2869 participated at the FIRST World Championships in Detroit, Michigan from April 26, 2018 through April 28, 2018.  The students earned the right to participate in the FIRST World Championships by earning the Engineering Inspiration Award at the School Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI) regional earlier in the month with NASA generously funding their registration costs.

After their qualification matches, the Regal Eagles were members of top-seeded alliance in the Tesla Sub-Division Playoffs and joined forces with OP Robotics (Stoney Creek, Ontario) and Theory 6 Robotics (Mississauga, Ontario).  Their alliance rolled through the best-of-three formatted quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals in their division to a 6-1 record and won the Tesla Sub-Division!  From there, the Regal Eagles and their alliance partners played in the Einstein round-robin style tournament against the other five sub-division winners.  After the round-robin tournament, the Regal Eagles and their alliance partners finished 3rd (among 405 participating teams from around the globe)This marked the first time since 2002 that any Long Island robotics team has participated into the Einstein round-robin tournament at FIRST World Championships (East Islip).

While in the Motor City, Regal Eagles participated in a tour of the Ford Rouge Factory, where the students learned about the history of Ford Motor Company, watched an actual assembly line in progress, and learned about the innovative features in the Ford F-150.  For their team-building exercise, the Regal Eagles split up into two teams to tackle the challenges of an Escape Room. In a thrilling finish, both teams were successful and managed to 'escape the room' in under the allotted 60 minutes!

Congratulations to the Regal Eagles on this remarkable accomplishment!  Special thanks to mentors/coaches Mr. Zabell and Mr. Kay, the parents/guardians for their unwavering support, Ms. Popkin for assisting with planning every detail of the travel itinerary, and Mr. Clark for traveling to meet the team in Detroit to support them throughout the event!

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Tesla Sub-Division Playoffs

Einstein Round Robin Playoffs

 

"Best in Town" Photograph Contest Finalists

Bethpage High School students Anna Hughes, Bridget Michie, and Megan Russo were finalists in Senator Kemp Hannon's "Best in Town" Photography Contest.  Their artwork was spectacular!  Congratulations to Anna, Bridget, and Megan on their accomplishment!

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Successful Science Fair

Congratulations to Savannah Boncic (Grade 9) who placed FIRST in her Behavioral Category at LISC Jr. Division!  In addition, Savannah was one of only ten students nominated to move onto the State Congress Fair and represent Long Island students that will compete against students across New York State!  The State Congress Fair will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Buffalo, New York.

 

Lifeguards Honored in Bethpage

At the April 24 meeting of the Board of Education, the Board and district administration honored three lifeguards and their instructor, Jeff Hack, for their service. 

Thirteen current and former students who have completed their lifeguard certification training serve as lifeguards for the swimming pool at Bethpage High School as part of the many year-round programs for students and the community. During a recent program, the three lifeguards on duty tested their training skills when a real-life situation unfolded. Each of those on duty handled themselves so calmly and professionally that many on site didn’t know a situation had occurred. 

For their exemplary service, graduates Miguel Almanzar and Lorenzo Cusumano, together with current senior Monique Souza and Hack, were honored.

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Varsity Softball Supports Autism Awareness

On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Bethpage Varsity Softball Team hosted its first Autism Awareness Game.  The Golden Eagles played a league game against East Rockaway at home for this special day.  The honorary first pitch was thrown by Coach Tierney's student, Jack Hopper!  He did such a fantastic job!  The Golden Eagles defeated East Rockaway 6-5, in a thrilling eleven inning game!  Sophomore pitcher, Sofia Sozio had twenty strikeouts in the game!  It was a great team win and the girls raised money for a great cause!

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Yes2Math Conference

On Friday, April 20, 2018, Mrs. Garvey and mathematics students from Bethpage High School attended the Yes2Math Conference at Nassau Community College. Students attended workshops where they learned about cybersecurity, how data is used to make decisions in baseball, patterns in SAT results, and marathon training.  Congratulations to the many student contest winners!

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Fashion Trip to Macy's NYC

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Ms. Stagliano's Fashion Design class toured Macy's Department Store in Herald Square, Manhattan during their Spring Flower Show.  Fashion students observed the creative window displays constructed out of real flowers. Students learned about Rowland Hussey Macy, the beginning of R.H. Macy & Co. in 1858 and how it became the "World's Largest Store". They learned different marketing strategies used to attract customers and increase sales. Fashion students also discovered current spring trends and rode the original wooden escalators throughout the tour. Special thanks to Ms. Indenbaum for joining us on this special trip!  It was a great day in New York City!

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PetPair's Presence in NYC

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Ms. Mole's Virtual Enterprise Class, PetPair, went to the 2018 Youth Business Summit at Pier 92 in New York City. At this event, students from PetPair had the opportunity to sell their products to students from all around the world. The students created business deals with other companies from Florida, California, Tennessee, Bermuda, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Bulgaria, and many more! Our students dressed as business professionals and conducted themselves in a very mature manner all day long. They even experienced what it feels like to be in traffic in New York City during the rush hour commute! Overall, it was a very exciting experience and successful day for PetPair who made many, many sales. These students are going to be assets one day in the business field and any organization would be lucky to have them!  Thanks to Ms. Mole for organizing this great learning experience!

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French Club Cooking School

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the Bethpage High School French Club attended A La Carte Cooking School, where everyone took part in making and eating a five-course French meal, including a Nicoise salad, goucheres (a kind of cheese puff), pissaladiere (a type of French onion pizza-tart), herb poulet (chicken), and crepes with Nutella.  Tres, tres delicieux!

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Varsity Kickline Wins NDA National Championship 

Bethpage High School’s varsity kickline team, Golden Girls and Co., has accomplished a first in school history by competing in all four final rounds of the 2018 National Dance Alliance High School National Championship and earning first place in the small varsity kick division. They also won the Innovative Choreography Award for their kick routine.   

Leading up to nationals, which were held in Orlando, Florida in early March, the team submitted a video of their routine that qualified them for the competition. In January, Golden Girls and Co. scored highly at the NDA Regional Competition at Walt Whitman High School, taking home first place in kick, second in pom, and third in both jazz and team performance. 

“We’ve been hoping for this [win] since we were on JV,” said senior Gabby McGlynn. “Not a lot of seniors get to say they won nationals, and it feels like fate that we got to be those seniors to lead the team there.” 

Senior Francesca Conte, one of the team’s captains, recalled the hard work, determination and perseverance she put forth in pushing her team along the way to nationals. “We had two minutes to prove ourselves,” she said. “You have to put it out there and leave it all on the floor.” 

The team continued its winning streak at the Nassau Scholastic Kickline Championships at Nassau Community College, where they won the Grand Championship in the kick category and earned second place in pom and jazz, and fourth in team performance. The Grand Championship award is given to the team that has the highest cumulative score from three previous Scholastic competitions in a specific category.   

“From the beginning of the year, the team’s goal was to make it to the finals in all four categories at nationals,” said coach Ashley Ioveno. “We wanted them to set goals, work to achieve them, push themselves, and reap the benefits of hard work.”

The district congratulates the team and Coaches Ioveno and Jeanna Martino for a remarkable season and an NDA National Championship title.  
 

 

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Remarkable Season for Varsity Ice Hockey Team   

The district congratulates the Bethpage High School Golden Eagles varsity ice hockey team on an outstanding season. 

The Golden Eagles, under the guidance of coaches Jeff Schmier and Rich Dzurus earned first place in the Nassau County High School Hockey League Michelino East Conference, earning a bid to compete in the New York State Ice Hockey Tournament, to be held in Jamestown, NY. The last time the team earned a first-place county win was in 2004.  

In the county championship, the Golden Eagles evened the best-of-three county finals against the Long Beach High School Marines, causing the game to go into a decisive 10-minute mini-game that ended in a 2-0 defeat for Bethpage. 

“This is the most amazing team I’ve ever coached,” said Schmier. “These players gave it their all, from the beginning of September to the end of March. They always persevered, put in hard work and competed together as a family.” 

Team captains Kevin Drucker, Gavin Hulser and Spyro Markoulis commended their teammates for their tenacious attitude, reiterating the team’s motto of “huge saves and big hits.”   

 

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Regal Eagles Recognized & World Championships Bound!

The Bethpage High School Robotics Team, Regal Eagles, competed at the School Business Partnerships of Long Island Regional from April 9, 2018 through April 11, 2018.  Their robot had a solid performance and the team earned several highly regarded recognitions. 

Team Captain Smiti Shah was awarded the 2018 Fred Breithut Award, which recognizes an individual for outstanding performance in the FIRST Robotics Program on Long Island.  Morgan Heller was the recipient of the 2018 Dean's List Award for her work increasing awareness of FIRST and its mission, while achieving personal technical expertise and accomplishment. The Regal Eagles were recipients of the Regional Engineering Inspiration Award that recognizes a team that advances respect and appreciation for engineering within a team's school organization and greater community.  By earning this award, the Regal Eagles have earned the right to participate at World Championships later this month in Detroit, Michigan!  NASA will generously fund the registration fee for the Regal Eagles to participate in this event!

Congratulations to all of the Regal Eagles!  Special thanks to team mentors/coaches, Mr. Zabell, Mr. Kay, and all of the parents for their ongoing support!

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Senior Signs Letter of Intent   

Surrounded by proud family members, school district administrators, and his coach, Bethpage High School senior Michael Lane signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at St. Joseph’s College Patchogue. 

In his volleyball career, Michael has earned All-County and All-Tournament titles and made it to the county finals with his team. Along with taking Advanced Placement and college-level courses, he is a member of Athletes Helping Athletes, Student Civic, and the National and Foreign Language Honor Societies. He also runs spring track. In addition to playing volleyball, he intends to study accounting at St. Joseph’s College.

The district congratulates Michael and wishes him success in his academic and athletic pursuits in college. 

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Bethpage High School Junior Named National Hispanic Scholar 

Thomas Bachmeier, a junior at Bethpage High School, has been named a 2017 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.
 
Established in 1983 through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the NHRP honors about 5,000, or 2.5 percent, of the highest-scoring students from over 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Qualifications for recognition are based on critical reading, mathematics, and writing scores on the PSAT/NMSQT and a minimum GPA of 3.5. 

Although there is no financial reward, Scholars receive a certificate and the NHRP sends a list of all recognized students to subscribing colleges and universities.

Thomas excels academically and athletically and gives back to his community. In school, he is a member of the National Honor Society, sits on the honor roll, and is enrolled in numerous college-level and Advanced Placement courses. On the field, is a multi-sport athlete, competing on the varsity football, wrestling, and winter track teams. He also volunteers at his local fire department.  

The district congratulates Thomas on this exceptional award and wishes him a successful senior year.   

 

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Varsity Kickline Recognized by Town of Oyster Bay

The Bethpage Golden Girls and Company Varsity Kickline team was invited to the Town of Oyster Bay Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 to be honored for their achievements at the NDA Dance Nationals. The Town Supervisor spoke highly of the team and the efforts made leading up to this momentous event. Each team member received an individual Certificate of Achievement and Bethpage High School was presented with an Official Citation. 

The team attended the NDA Dance Nationals a few weeks ago where they made finals in all four of their competition routines and won the National Championship in the Small Varsity Kick Division! The team also took home the Innovation Choreography Award for their kick routine!

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La Festa Italiana

On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Italian Club along with Ms. Sagarese and Ms. Calio celebrated the 46th Annual Festa Italiana. With the help of Ms. Jill-Rito and many parent volunteers, the Bethpage High School Auxiliary Gymnasium was transformed into an Italian haven, offering a variety of regional dishes, delicious desserts, and some photo booth fun with Italian props and accessories! Over 300 students, faculty, staff, and administrators enjoyed the day and experienced "la dolce vita".

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Bethpage High School Masquers' Guild Presents "The Wedding Singer"

Join us back in 1985 New Jersey when professional wedding singer, Robbie Hart gets his heart broken by the woman he loves. Now he's all alone, living in his grandma's basement, and ruining others' weddings.  How will Robbie bounce back? Come find out and enjoy big hair, bright colors, and rockin' tunes as the Bethpage High School Masquers' Guild performs the hit musical comedy, "The Wedding Singer" on Thursday, March 22; Friday, March 23; and Saturday, March 24 at 7:00 PM at the Bethpage High School Center for the Performing Arts.  Tickets are $5.00 for students/senior citizens; $10.00 for adults and can be purchased at the door.

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Kickline National Champions!

This past weekend, the Bethpage Varsity Golden Girls and Company Kickline team competed at the NDA Nationals in Orlando, Florida. The competition lasted three days and at the end, the Bethpage team placed in all four of their performance routines -- the first time in the history of the school's program! The weekend concluded with the team earning:

   -- 17th in Jazz
   -- 9th in Team Performance
   -- 6th in Pom Division
   -- Champions in Small Varsity Kick
   -- Most Innovative Choreography Award

Congratulations to the entire team on a job well done! Special congratulations to team seniors; Captain Francesca Conte; Captain Julianna Griffin; Officer Gabby McGlynn; and Officer Heather Palmer.  We wish these seniors best of luck on all of their future endeavors.  Special thanks to Coach Martino for her support and guidance!

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Golden Eagle at Track State Championships

Clayton Santiago has qualified for State Championships, which will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Clayton will be competing in the 1000-meter event, in which he has gone undefeated against Nassau County competitors this school year.  Congratulations to Clayton on his achievements, as well as to Coach Posch and Coach Ravener for their support.  Bethpage Schools wishes Clayton continued success at the State Championships and his future endeavors!

 

Artists Acknowledged!

Congratulations to AP Art students Ashley Ro and Katelyn Stork for being featured in the Advanced Visions 14 Exhibit at CW Post! The exhibit includes AP artists of excellence from across Long Island, focusing on concept, form, and method in art-making!

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Bethpage High School French Students Celebrate Mardi Gras 

In observance of the Carnival season, Ronny Ciarniello’s French classes at Bethpage High School recently celebrated Mardi Gras.

The students prepared for Fat Tuesday by learning about its history and traditions, as well as exploring the celebrations held in various French-speaking countries and New Orleans. 

On Feb. 13, the students received beads in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold. Donning their colorful necklaces, they enjoyed a variety of French cuisines in the auxiliary gymnasium, which had been decorated for the festive occasion with masquerade masks, banners and centerpieces. 




Golden Eagles Represented at LISEF 2018

Students from Bethpage High School recently competed at the 2018 Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF).  

   -- Ujala Dar (Grade 10) - The Effect of Sintered Sodium Polyacrylate on Water Filtration
   -- Bhavika Garg (Grade 11) - Examining TLR-4 Deficient Murine Macrophage Cell Lines By Measuring Inflammatory Cytokines: A Path Towards Improved Treatment of Infectious Diseases
   -- Candace Haney (Grade 12) -  The Effect of Landfill Conditions on the Styrofoam Consumption of Mealworms
   -- Shreyasi Saha (Grade 12) - The Effect of Harsh Conditions on the Growth of Specific Healing Plants: Aloe barbadensis and Phyllanthus emblica
   -- Smiti Shah (Grade 12) - Solar Powered Nanotech Water Filtration Device with Personal Robotic Transport System

All of the students put forward an amazing effort at the competition and represented Bethpage High School proudly!  Smiti's study was one of the projects selected by the LISEF judges to move onto Day 2 of LISEF, which will take place on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Congratulations to all of the students on all of their hard work and their advisor, Mr. Pollatos for his guidance and support!


 

Mardi Gras Celebration

Students in French classes and in French Club at Bethpage High School held their annual Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Students were treated to a variety of different international foods, including crepes with Nutella, croissants, quiches, and an assortment of dessert options! The celebration even featured music, courtesy of DJ Anderson Zabala.  Special thanks to Madame Ciarniello for organizing the celebration and to Monsieur Ciarniello for his support!

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Regal Eagle Rampage at LIU Post

Congratulations to the Bethpage High School Robotics Team, Regal Eagles, for their incredible ability to construct a mock setup of this year's FIRST Robotics Competition field in order for twelve Long Island teams to practice for their upcoming FIRST Regional Competition. Students and their advisors, Mr. Zabell, Mr. Kay, and additional parent mentors, built a wooden replica of this year's challenging set. Teams from across Long Island were invited to attend. Thanks to the students, teachers, and parents who helped to make this happen!  Special thanks to Long Island University for generously lending us the Pratt Recreation Center for the day! The Regal Eagles will next compete at the FIRST Hudson Valley Regional on March 22-25 and the School Business Partnerships of Long Island Regional on April 8-11.

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Bethpage High School Recognized By NYSED As A Reward School

Bethpage High School has been named a Reward School by the New York State Education Department for demonstrating an exemplary standard of high academic achievement during the 2016-17 school year.

The SED identifies Reward Schools as those ranking among the top 20 percent of schools in English language arts and mathematics assessment performance, having a graduation rate above 80 percent, and obtaining the most progress and/or highest achievement in the state without significant gaps in student achievement.

Bethpage High School is among 155 schools statewide and one of only 24 schools on Long Island to earn this distinction from Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia. 

“We are proud that Bethpage High School is ranked among the highest performing schools in Nassau County, which is certainly a reflection of the high level of instruction taking place in our K-12 classrooms,” said Superintendent of Schools Terrence Clark. “However, we are even more pleased that we are able to balance academic success with our programs in art, music, drama, athletics, 21st-century learning and technology. The students, parents, faculty, staff and Board of Education really do work together to provide an engaging learning environment.” 

Bethpage High School will receive a certificate of recognition from Elia to commemorate this achievement.  

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Bethpage HS Girls Volleyball Teams Recognized For Sportsmanship 

The Bethpage High School girls junior and varsity volleyball teams received the Nassau County Volleyball Officials Association Sportsmanship Award. This honor recognizes student-athletes who encourage players on and off the court and help teammates improve their skills for the betterment of the team. These Golden Eagles have also been seen complimenting other teams, regardless of the result of the game.

The district congratulates the junior and varsity girls volleyball teams for demonstrating exceptional character and excellence on the court. 

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Bethpage High School Senior Received NFF & College Hall Of Fame Jay Fiedler Top Scholar-Athlete Award

Bethpage High School senior and quarterback Jason Seiter received the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Nassau County Chapter Jay Fiedler Top Scholar-Athlete Award at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Dec. 6. He was also inducted into the NFF’s “Golden 11” team for Nassau County. 

Jason received this recognition for his excellent academic standing and outstanding ability as a football player, and for demonstrating strong leadership and citizenship on and off the field.  

Alongside this prestigious award, Jason became a Golden 11 member for demonstrating a continued dedication to both academics and athletics, maintaining Scholar-Athlete status and attaining All-County accolades. Golden 11 inductees are also good citizens in their school and respected members of the local community. Only one student-athlete from each school can be nominated, and selections are made by a committee of coaches from each conference. 

A three-sport athlete, Jason also plays basketball and lacrosse. He is a member of student civic, Athletes Helping Athletes, and the Spanish and National honor societies, and is enrolled in Advanced Placement and college-level courses.

The district congratulates Jason on his athletic prowess and academic success for earning this remarkable distinction.   

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Bethpage High School Senior Named NCGSCA Goalie Of The Year

Bethpage High School senior Veronica Scruggs was recognized as the Conference AB Goalkeeper of the Year and earned All-County status for the 2017 season from the Nassau County Girls Soccer Coaches Association. 

Having finished the season with 164 saves, Veronica is also the Nassau County leader for most goals saved. 

The district commends Veronica on this outstanding athletic accomplishment.

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Bethpage High School Students Sign Letters Of Intent

Five Bethpage High School seniors pledged to continue their athletic pursuits in college by signing National Letters of Intent during the school’s Commitment Day for athletes on Dec. 7. Proud parents, siblings, coaches and school administrators surrounded each of these students, celebrating the athletic accomplishments that had earned them selection to college teams.

The district congratulates the following seniors: 
Kelly Hughes – LIU Post, lacrosse
Bill Murphy – Misericordia University, volleyball 
Ryan O’Neill – New York Institute of Technology, lacrosse
Joe Poggio – Mercy College, lacrosse
Max Vera – SUNY Purchase, baseball 



 


Bethpage High School Kickline Shines!

The Bethpage Varsity Golden Girls and Company competed at the NDA Regional Championship on Saturday, January 20, 2018 held at Walt Whitman High School. The team placed in all of their divisions finishing the day with the following awards:

   -- Regional Champions in Small Kick
   -- 2nd in Medium Pom
   -- 3rd in Small Jazz
   -- 3rd in Medium Team Performance

Congratulations to the entire team on a job well done!

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Bethpage High School All-County Student-Musicians

Seven Bethpage High School students were invited to perform in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County Festivals at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in January.

This year’s performers included juniors Madison Buttice (soprano), Will Katartzis (tenor), Josephine Kim (viola) and AJ Vita (guitar); sophomores Doreen Dong (violin) and Katelyn Harold (soprano); and freshman Joyce Choi (flute).   
   
These student-musicians received this honor based on their performances at the New York State School Music Association Solo Evaluation Festival and teacher recommendations.

The district congratulates these students on their musical achievements.

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Visiting the Lighthouse

Bethpage High School and John F. Kennedy Middle School students that attended this trip had a rare treat! Two of the light keepers (retired Navy engineers) were onsite and gave the students a tour of not only the lighthouse, but also the basement and actual lens house. In the basement, the engineers explained how they rigged all of the automated systems that regulate both the interval and rotation of the twin spotlights. Up in the lens house, the keepers demonstrated how they maintain the electrical systems that keep the light operating smoothly. The top of this structure provided clear, breathtaking views of Fire Island. 

The students were shown how shipwrecked passengers were rescued in the old days utilizing a makeshift pulley system, delivered by cannon! They also learned how a Fresnel lens amplified an oil lamp into a beam that could shine out into the ocean. This technology was state-of-the-art prior to electric lights. The four ton, first order Fresnel lens was recovered from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and is now proudly on display in its own building. 

Special thanks to Mr. Portuese and Mr. Carroll for organizing this great experience! 

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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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