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Solar Powered Cars

At the end of June, Grade 5 students in Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Seidita, and Mrs. Yansick's classes built their own solar cars. Students worked with a partner to build the cars, following multi-step directions and modifying the design as needed to help the cars drive smoothly. On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, students went outside for a test run! At this point, many students found that further modifications were needed. Using scientific reasoning, changes were made to help the cars move smoothly, to travel in straight lines rather than in a circle, and to maximize solar power. After trial and error, the solar cars were a success! Students also held races to see whose cars were the fastest!

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Afternoon Artistry on Display at Charles Campagne

Fourth and fifth grade students at Charles Campagne Elementary School enjoyed their last 21st Century activity with Mrs. Buonaiuto and Mrs. Groom. The students painted an evening sunset!  Marvelous job to all of the student artists!

 

 

High School Musical, Jr.

Students participating in the Elementary Drama Program from Central Boulevard, Charles Campagne, and Kramer Lane performed in High School Musical, Jr. under the direction of Mr. Wibben. In this contemporary musical comedy, a popular high school basketball star (Troy) and a shy, academically gifted newcomer (Gabriella) discover that they share a secret passion for singing. When they sign up together to audition for lead roles in the school musical, it threatens East High's rigid social order and sends their peers into an uproar. A short trailer for High School Musical, Jr. is available at VIDEO. Thanks to Mr. Levy for creating this trailer. Special thanks to Mr. Tom Weber for taking pictures during student rehearsals. They are available at Photo Gallery

 

 

Mystery Place for the Web

Several fifth grade students at Charles Campagne Elementary School participated in a Mystery Places contest through the Journey North website. A few students were selected from each fifth grade class to work with Mrs. Ivers on the project. These students comprised the Mystery Place team.  

Since February, these students have been recording sunrise and sunset times for the ten hidden places around the world with Mrs. Ivers' assistance.  They also used a difficult formula to figure out the longitude of the places and mapped this information.

Starting at the end of March, they began to receive clues about the history, government, and culture of these ten secret places. They used the Internet. encyclopedias, and atlases to solve the mysteries.  

The Mystery Place team corrected solved eight of the ten mysteries! The students were declared bronze medal winners! The children worked very hard and should be proud of themselves for solving so many of the Mystery Places.  

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Our Day at the Opera!

Students from across the district were the guests of the Metropolitan Opera Company at Lincoln Center on Thursday, April 20, 2017, as part of their participation in the 21st Century Activity: The MET: HD Live in Schools. The students were met by Education Department and trip organizer, Dan Marshall and two opera house tour guides.

The students, accompanied by their teacher chaperones (Mrs. McGrath, Ms. Kovacs, Ms. Sinisi, and Mr. Wibben) were divided into two groups; elementary students and middle/high school students, and taken on a tour of this huge facility. They were able to view a few minutes of a rehearsal happening on the huge stage of the 3,800 seat opera house and learned about the almost perfect acoustical properties of the house. They also saw the beautiful crystal chandeliers that hang in the lobby and theater, which were a gift from the Australian government for our country's assistance in World War II. They were then taken by elevator to several different floors underground, where they observed the costume shop, wig-makers, special effects machinery, scenery and lighting production, as well as props and paining. In addition, we visited rehearsal studios and learned about the children's chorus and their assigned dressing rooms. They also loved seeing the doors and the animals come through, when used in productions!

Our guides were very knowledgeable and answered many questions.  As we passed through the various underground tunnels, we even caught a glimpse of internationally known opera star Placido Domingo in a rehearsal. At the conclusion of our tour, we were taken into The Belmont Room, where we met 2004 Bethpage High School graduate Matt Rubin, the current assistant lighting director at the Met. He hold us about his path to his current career and how he often did work in technology during his high school years in Bethpage. A graduate of Hofstra University, he has traveled extensively and worked his way up to his current position. The students and teachers were able to ask him questions and pose for photographs.

Following a delicious lunch in the Lincoln Square area, the students boarded the bus for the trip home filled with information about this American Arts institution and looking forward to future opera experiences! 

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Activities in the Library Media Center

Grade 5 students at Charles Campagne Elementary School participated in various STEAM activities on the United States of America during Library with Ms. Ivers. The students worked on a United States floor jigsaw puzzle as well as an artistic state coloring sheet.  

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ELL Math Night 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Bethpage Schools celebrated their annual "Spring into Math" event with families of English Language Learners. Parents and students engaged in different activities and games that promoted mathematical language and literacy in school and in the home. The focus was on shape recognition, estimation, problem solving, logical thinking, number sense, and fun!

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Long Island Recorder Festival

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, thirty-three Bethpage students from Central Boulevard, Charles Campagne, and Kramer Lane Elementary Schools performed at the SCMEA Long Island Recorder Festival. Led by Mr. O'Connor, Mr. Wibben, and Ms. Kovacs, our students joined over 150 students from across New York City and Long Island in a fun-filled day of recorder, culminating in a concert that afternoon for their families, friends, and the Long Island community.

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Imagination Stations at Charles Campagne

Students in Grade 4 experienced the Charles Campagne Imagination Station, a Makerspace in the school library media center. Librarian Ms. Ivers set up the Imagination Stations for the students to visit. The stations were (1) Code Monkey; (2) Card Creation; (3) Coloring Relaxation; and (4) Learn to Draw. The goal was for the students to create and have fun!

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Author and Illustrator Dan Yaccarino Visits Charles Campagne!

Students at Charles Campagne met Dan Yaccarino on Monday, March 13, 2017. They learned about being an author, illustrator, and TV show producer and creator. Mr. Yaccarino showed students a video of his studio in New York City as well as trailers for many of his books. He inspired students to be authors and illustrators. To prepare for his visit, students created projects in Library with Mrs. Ivers and in Art with Mrs. Hermann. Charles Campagne and the library were decorated with these special projects!

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Astronomy and STEM Night

Elementary students and their families came out on a chilly Friday evening to Astronomy Night featuring stargazing, starry night planetarium show, and carnival. Mars and the moon as well as deep space nebula and spring constellation were visible in crystal clear skies. The Starnival games created and hosted by JFK members of the Astronomy Club were fun for all ages. The planetarium show shared images and stories of the spring night sky with our youngest astronomers and our more advanced engineers designed and tested model lunar landers. New this year were the Night at the STEM Museum exhibits which included a robotics demonstration and a 3-D printer demonstration as well as many interactive STEM experiences. Students programmed Bee Bot and Milo robots, tried to beat the black hole simulator and learned some fundamental STEM concepts during tabletop activities including Cool Copters, Tumbling Towers, Launchers, Balancing Butterflies and Bridges. Special thanks to the Project Astro astronomers, the Astronomy Night Committee, the BHS and JFK Robotics Clubs, the JFK Astronomy Club, the JFK Tech and Science departments, and all the students, faculty, and administrators who supported this special event!

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Reading Day at Charles Campagne

The students at Charles Campagne Elementary School enjoyed celebrating Reading Day with their teachers and classmates. Mrs. Ivers presided over library activities, which included the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activity, Dr. Seuss Building Hat and several other fun and educational activities. Buddy reading, in which an older student reads to a younger student, took place throughout the day. Everyone in the building participated in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time in the halls at the end of the day.

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DogAbility

On Thursday, February 2, 2017, several Grade 4 & 5 students from Charles Campagne visited DogAbility in Hicksville with Ms. Tierney and Ms. Gonyon. The students had the opportunity to work with and learn all about therapy dogs. The students had a great time!

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Earthquake Waves

Mrs. Kelly's Grade 5 class has been studying Earthquakes in Science for the law few weeks. Just recently, the students completed a project where they were able to create their own P-Waves which are the primary waves of an earthquake. They are the fastest moving waves and the first to be identified on a seismograph! The students used everyday household items to complete this activity. After they experimented within their own classroom, the students were then able to pass on their newfound knowledge to Ms. Peters' Grade 3 class. Mrs. Kelly's students were now experts on this topic and were able to share their knowledge about Earthquakes! Ms. Peter's class thoroughly enjoyed learning about Earthquakes as much as Mrs. Kelly's class!

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Brain STEAM Ahead!

The Nassau County Math Teachers Association presents Brain STEAM Ahead! Parents and children will participate in hands-on activities focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The event will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Rushmore Ave School in Carle Place.  Have fun exploring and learning while building bridges, kaleidoscopes, paper airplanes, rockets, and much more!  For additional information, please refer to the flyer:  Brain STEAM Ahead!


Earthquake Study

Students in Mrs. Seidita's Grade 5 class learned about earthquakes. The students studied causes of earthquakes, how they are measured, and their effects. The students read an article by National Geographic titled Safe Houses. The class learned about different areas around the world that are prone to earthquakes. From the article, the students discussed different resources that countries have in order to design homes that can withstand an earthquake. The students used marshmallows and toothpicks to design a structure. The class then tested their structures in a pan of jello. The jello acted as earthquake waves! The groups of students made changes to their structures and re-tested them! The class had a great time learning about earthquakes and engineering!

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21st Century: Learning About the Special Olympics

On Saturday, January 7, 2017, elementary school students from across the district met with Mrs. Tierney and Ms. Tierney to learn about the history and mission of the Special Olympics and a few different types of disabilities. Students also created motivational and encouraging posters to hang up when Bethpage Schools hosts the upcoming Special Olympics on May 20, 2017 and May 21, 2017. A great time was had by all of the participants!

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Trapping Gingerbread Babies

Grade 1 students at Charles Campagne Elementary School spent several Library classes designing and creating safe traps to catch the gingerbread baby. Ms. Ivers shared the story "The Gingerbread Baby" by Jan Brett. The children then used a Library class to work in groups to create a design or blueprint to safely catch the gingerbread baby using supplies such as paper plates, paper cups, paper clips, sticks, and straws. Over the next two weeks with the guidance of Ms. Ivers and their teachers, the children used supplies to build gingerbread baby traps in the Library. The children learned that sometimes designs had to be revised and adjusted. Many gingerbread babies were safely caught!

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21st Century: Scrapbooking

Students at Charles Campagne Elementary School participated in a six week 21st Century scrapbooking program under the direction of Ms. Ivers, Mrs. Groom, and Mrs. Buonaiuto. Students designed and created a 12x12 scrapbook as a holiday gift for someone special. The children enjoyed learning about scrapbooking and being creative and artistic to create their special album. The participants will leave the final class with a wrapped scrapbook as a gift.

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Read to Achieve

Grade 3 students throughout the district gathered at Bethpage High School to participate in a pep rally intended to bolster their interest in reading and reiterate its importance in their future academic careers, as well as create a mentorship between high school scholar athletes and elementary school students. A tradition for more than a decade, the program included interactive dialogue from many district administrators and the scholar athletes regarding their favorite books and a discussion on why reading is so important on the road to success. The students also got the opportunity afterwards to shoot some hoops with the high school scholar athletes!

 

Argonauts Research of Oil Spills

The Argonauts at Charles Campagne Elementary School tried their hand at removing oil from water as they recreated an oil spill. They researched what occurred during the Exxon-Valdez oil spill and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. They also explored the effects on the environment as a result of these disasters. Argonauts designed their own experiments to explore which materials would most effectively remove the oil.

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Book Character Dress Up Day!

Students at Charles Campagne Elementary School participated in the Book Character Dress Up Day on October 31, 2016. This event was planned by the librarian, Ms. Ivers. Children in Grades K-5 came to school dressed as their favorite book character. The Charles Campagne staff also dressed in costumes. Some costumes included: superheroes, witches, sports players, princesses, Pokemon, and much more! As part of the celebration, the students in Grades 3-5 read to the children in Grades K-2 and the ABA classes. It was a great day to share books, costumes, and meet new friends!

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Happy Halloween from Charles Campagne!

The superhero staff at Charles Campagne Elementary School would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween! 

 

"Symbolic" Butterflies Fly to Mexico

The Grade 3 students at Charles Campagne Elementary School are observing the migration of butterflies going south. With the help of Ms. Ivers, the librarian, the children are following the fall migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico. The students are using the Journey North website to learn about butterfly migration. As part of this project, children have participated in a "symbolic" migration of paper butterflies. During Art, Mrs. Hermann worked with the Grade 3 students to create symmetrical paper butterflies. In early October, the paper butterflies began their migration to Mexico. They were mailed to Journey North. From there, they will be sent to the children in Mexico who live near to where the real butterflies migrate. In the Spring, new paper butterflies will "migrate" to us.

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Kindergarten Students Buzz Using Bee Bots to Explore STEM

Kindergarten students at Charles Campagne Elementary School were the first to participate in a NEW initiative across Bethpage Schools designed to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experiences to all elementary school students. Students in Mrs. Bedney and Mrs. Fink's kindergarten classes explored Bee Bots.  A Bee Bot is a tool for teaching estimation, sequencing, and problem solving! Under the direction of Mrs. Marcis, students eagerly and enthusiastically worked alongside Mr. Clark, Superintendent of Schools; Mr. Schneider, Assistant Superintendent; Mrs. Yale, Director of Science; Mr. Titolo, Director of Mathematics; and Mrs. Lindsay-DiFiglia, Principal to program the Bee Bots to turn 90-degrees left or 90-degrees right and move forward or backward. Students practiced programming their Bee Bots to reach a "flower" on a grid. These though-provoking activities are just the first steps in the district's initiative to bring STEM to all Bethpage students!

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Grade 5 Students Perform God Bless America

As a part of the Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony at Charles Campagne Elementary School, the students sang "God Bless America" and performed sign language to go along with the lyrics. 

 

 

Authors' Celebration

The first grade students, teachers, and Mrs. Saltzman celebrated 70 published authors of non-fiction books! Our Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Clark, and Director of English Language Arts, Dr. Hannon, were here to learn new facts from the experts themselves! The childrens' books consisted of a Table of Contents, three chapters, photos with captions, a Parts of a Page, Fun Facts, and a Glossary.  Congratulations to all of our young authors!

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Butterflies Migrate to Charles Campagne

The students of Charles Campagne Elementary School received packages with paper butterflies designed by students from all over the United States, a few from Canada, a few from Mexico, and one from Germany! With the help of our librarian, Mrs. Ivers, the Grade 3 students participated in the fall symbolic migration of the butterflies South by making their own paper butterflies to send to Mexico. In the spring, they received new paper butterflies from students all over the United States who also sent butterflies to Mexico. The symbolic migration mimics the actual migration of the monarch butterflies. Each packet came with a letter written in Spanish from a teacher in Mexico. All of the paper butterflies had messages written to students in Spanish as well.  The students enjoyed looking at these creative and colorful butterflies. They also enjoyed trying to translate the Spanish message into English. Students used the Google Chromebooks and the Journey North website to put our butterflies on the map.

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Learning About Culture through Dance

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, an interactive cultural arts program called "Dance Around the World" came to perform for the students at Charles Campagne. Dance and dance stories from Spain, India, Egypt, Latin America, and North America were woven into a dynamic display of expressive movements, powerful rhythms, and rich colorful costumes. We all had a great time listening and dancing to music from around the globe. In the afternoon, Grade 3 students participated in a dance workshop with the artist, Ramzi El-Edlibi. Ramzi is a graduate of the Lebanese School of Dance and has a degree in Classical Ballet from the Conservatoria de Madrid. He has choreographed, performed, and taught through the United States and in the Middle East, France, Russia, Spain, and Japan! The students had a wonderful time learning the modern Indian dance from Bollywood.

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Maritime Festival

Bethpage High School held its annual Maritime Festival on May 18, 2016 and May 19, 2016 under the direction of Mr. Portuese. All of the Grade 3 students in the district came to Bethpage High School to learn about our ecosystem on Long Island. There were all kinds of workshops including a touch tank, fish painting, scuba diving, making rope, fish dissection, and Gilligan Island miniature golf! Special thanks to all of the Grade 3 students who joined us and to all of the Bethpage High School students who assisted the staff in running the festival! It was a great success!

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Art Contest Winner

Students in Grades 2-5 participated in Senator Marcellino's Earth Day Poster Contest with Mrs. Hermann in Art and Ms. Ivers in the Library. Claire Lim (Grade 2) was the winner of the contest. You can visit Senator Marcellino's page on the New York State Senate website to see Claire's poster as well as the other student entries submitted from Charles Campagne Elementary School. 

Hurricane Preparedness

On May 17, 2016, Charles Campagne fifth grade students participated in a live webinar about hurricanes. The presentation was facilitated by Mrs. Janice Yale, the Director of Science K-12 and featured scientists from the University of Rhode Island and NOAA National Weather Hurricane Center. Students were able to see what the eye of a hurricane looks like, learn how hurricanes are named, and to virtually tour the planes used to fly into hurricanes in order to record scientific data. The classes were also able to ask questions of the scientists and learn how to be better prepared in the event of a hurricane.

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Austim Awareness Month

On Saturday, April 2, 2016 (World Autism Awareness Day), students from Charles Campagne Elementary School and Central Boulevard Elementary School participated in a 21st Century activity to decorate the halls and fence at Charles Campagne for Autism Awareness Month. Students worked hard to make puzzle pieces and put them on every classroom door.  They also decorated the lobby with blue Autism Speaks donation cards.  Students put blue cups on the fence outside of Charles Campagne to make three ribbons in honor of Autism Awareness Month. Ms. Tierney, Mrs. Fishbein, Ms. Gonyon, and Ms. Marvullo would like to thank all of the great participants for all of their hard work. We hope everyone continues to "Light it up Blue" this month!

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Elementary Musicians Perform at the Long Island Recorder Festival

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, select Grade 4 and Grade 5 students from Central Boulevard, Charles Campagne, and Kramer Lane Elementary Schools participated in this year's Long Island Recorder Festival. The students had the opportunity to perform alongside the top recorder players from Nassau and Suffolk County in a concert at Brentwood High School! Mr. Wibben was one of the special guest-conductors! Special thanks to the Bethpage PTA's for providing the students' wonderful matching shirts and to Mrs. Kovacs for chaperoning and helping the day run smoothly!

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Read to Achieve

Bethpage High School welcomed the district's Grade 3 students for the annual Read to Achieve program.  Thanks to all the Bethpage High School sports team captains, who took the time to talk about their favorite books and to Joe Tierney for emphasizing academics in his remarks as emcee.  Thanks also to the Cheerleaders and the Kickline Team who came out to perform.  Students received a backpack with goodies and a Student Dictionary/Almanac compliments of the Lion's Club and Astoria Bank.  All the teachers involved gave a basketball clinic before the Grade 3 students had the opportunity to shoot hoops with the BHS students.  Thank you to Grade 3 teacher, Mr. Arettines for creating the slideshow highlighting the event.

 

Halloween Kindness

Teachers at CCS dressed up as "The Kindness Police" for Halloween. The costumes kept with the school's character education theme of "Choose To Be Kind."

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Memorial Day Parade

Bethpage gathered to honor those who sacrificed so much for our nation. Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Memorial Day Parade!

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Democracy In Action

The Bethpage School District thanks everyone who participated in our annual Democracy in Action program. Our student performers were wonderful and their teachers and parents should be very proud! Thanks to the PTA for organizing the Book Sale and to those who contributed to the Great American Bake Sale (especially Mrs. Marcis). It was a terrific event!

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First Grade Authors

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Aquarium Field Trip

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Mystery Place

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In The Garden

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Guest Artist

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Veteran Essay Contest Winners

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Family Math Day

Bethpage once again hosted the County Family Math Day and over 700 people turned out for a great and exciting event! It was a day of activities demonstrating the importance and fun of math! Great job to all the teachers, students and administrators who volunteered and to Mr. Titolo for organizing the day! Thanks also to our terrific custodial crew for their hard work!

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Students Get Laptops

Bethpage ELL students received laptop computers courtesy of a grant written by Mrs. Mineiro and Ms. De Napoli. Everyone was very enthused and they will go to great use!

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Community Walk

The Fit and Fun initiative kicked off with a Community Walk. It was a great first event attended by almost 300 people! More events can be found on the calendar at: http://www.bethpage.ws/docs/fitness/

Join us as the entire community works together to promote health and wellness

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Raising Money to Fight Leukemia

On April 10, 2014, the Bethpage High School Life Skills class and the Charles Campagne Student council joined forces to sell loom bracelets for a worthy cause.

This project was created by Mrs. Ceccoli, Speech –Language Pathologist and Mrs. Ardezzone, Teacher of Special Education. The project began with the Life Skills students making over three hundred colored loom bracelets that represented different charities and sports teams with the idea of selling them for a charity. The goal was to provide the Life Skills students with practical experiences using cash register skills and communication strategies to successfully interact with customers. Teaching assistants

Mrs. Spears and Mrs. Vezzi also provided support for students during the fundraiser. On Friday April 11, 2014, the Student Council students at Charles Campagne sold the leftover bracelets as the students requested an additional day to complete the fundraising project. The Charles Campagne school community surpassed expectations and generously raised $ 804. Thank you to everyone that supported this successful fundraiser.

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March Music Month

Bethpage Association of Music sponsored a district wide "March is Music In Our School's Month" activity to raise awareness of the importance of Music In Our Schools. Students responded to the theme of "Music Makes Me____". Bethpage Association of Music would like to thank the music departments for their enthusiasm in decorating the halls and raising awareness among the students in this activity. Congratulations to all that participated and to the winners who received a certificate and I Tunes gift card as follows:

BHS: Melissa Unsal, JFK: Hunter Bedard, CCS: Erin Conway, CBS: Cassandra Astarita, KLS: Kimberly Kraeling

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Recognition of Excellence

Bethpage had a special evening as ten graduating seniors chosen by the BHS faculty paid tribute to an elementary, middle and high school teacher who had an impact on them. The ten students were chosen for their all around school spirit and success in school and they did a great job in their speeches. It was a terrific evening for the students and their parents as well as the teachers. We are proud of all of them.

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SEPTA Game Night

A good time was had by all during the Annual SEPTA Game Night! Thanks to all the participants and the volunteers!

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Author Visit

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Lift up Long Island

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Iditarod

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Dr. Seuss' Birthday

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Power Of One

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Acts of Kindness

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Anti Bullying Week

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Second Grade Authors

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Science Fair

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Authors' Celebration

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All County Music

Congratulations to the 39 Bethpage students who participated in the All-County Music Festival at the Tilles Center. It was a fantastic evening!

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St. Jude's Children's Hospital Charity Event

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Gingerbread

First graders attended the Annual Gingerbread House and Train workshop along with their parents and grandparents! Great gingerbread houses and trains were constructed by all! This annual tradition is the hard work of the Campagne staff and everyone looks forward to it! Special thanks this year to the 5th graders who performed under the direction of Mrs.Todor.

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Guest Reader: Dr. Hannon

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Islanders visit Charles Campagne

The Islanders@School visited Charles Campagne on October 29 presenting their Orange & Blue + You Assembly, which teach students the importance of teamwork, a good education and hard work. It was a great presentation that all of the children enjoyed!

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Read to Achieve

Everyone had a great time at our Annual Read to Achieve Day.  All the district's third graders came up to Bethpage High School for a discussion on the importance of reading.  Captains from all the BHS teams spoke about their favorite books and how reading is critical to their academic success.  Mr. Clark, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Spence, Dr. Hannon, Mr. Titolo and Ms. Yale all talked about reading. Mr. Franchi told everyone how proud he was of our Scholar-Athlete teams.  Then we all played a little basketball that highlighted some great local talent!  Thanks to the Kickline and the Cheerleaders for ther performances and to all the third grade teachers who had a great time!  It was a fun day!

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Fourth Graders Attend the 11th Annual PEAK Festival

On Saturday, November 16th, twelve fourth graders, chosen by their music teachers at Central Boulevard and Charles Campagne, attended the 11th Annual All-County PEAK Festival at Freeport High School. The morning was filled with workshops such as Chorus, Hand Chimes, African Drumming, Time for Orff, and Just Dance, where students learned about music making and working together. Bryanna Ackerman, Damon Alarcon, Lauren Andruzzi, Ruchitha Channapatra, Suchitha Channapatra, Santina Lonardo, Brian Lunetto, Gianna Mirabelli, Shane Nikas, Thomas Pelcher, Alyssa Perez, and Sadhika Singh want to thank Ms. Kovacs and Mr. O'Connor for such an unforgettable day!

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"Symbolic" Butterflies Fly to Mexico

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Book Character Dress Up Day

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Fire Safety

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Preamble Challenge

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New Teacher Orientation

Welcome to the newest staff members in Bethpage! An orientation day was organized by Ms. Lavelle and featured a bus tour of Bethpage with Mr. Clark as the tour guide and it included a stop at Cablevision. We wish all our new teachers and teaching assistants the best as they join a terrific faculty and staff!

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Campagne Moves On

Congratulations to our Fifth Graders on their Moving On Ceremony! Everything was terrific and the teachers and Mrs. Cintado are very proud of them! We wish them all the best at JFK! Thanks to Nisha Shah for speaking at our ceremony!

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Nutrition - Magic of 5-a-Day

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PTA Dinner

The Bethpage Council of PTA's held a beautiful dinner for new officers and to honor many people for their long service to the students of Bethpage. The dinner was coordinated by Mrs. Lena Ritchie and Mrs. Carmela Ambrosio. They honored Mrs. Lisa Mastanduno with a special lifetime service award and she was joined by her family. Earlier in the evening Mrs. Mastanduno gave a moving speech about how the entire school community assisted her in raising her children and how grateful she was. She will be missed in PTA! PTA Council also honored retiring Board of Ed members Tom Frost and Joel Dauman for their years of service and then honored Mr. DeTommaso for his dedication to Bethpage. Each PTA honored retirees including Billie Rothberg, Leslie Schreiber, Nanette Girolamo, Maddy Landau, Linda Link and Carol Leonardi. It was a terrific evening. Thanks to Bethpage PTA!

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Strawberries From Our Garden

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Maritime Festival

If you ever plan on putting out grass seed wait until the Maritime festival dates are announced, you'll be sure to have rain! Despite the weather the Maritime Festival docked at Bethpage High School last week. The Forensic Science students put mysteries aside to change gears and become instructors in Marine Science. It was an opportunity for many high school seniors to gain experience as teachers. They did a phenomenal job educating all the district's third graders about the sea life found around our beautiful island. Mr. Hack (aka SCUBA Steve) amazed the visitors in our pool, while Mrs. Rankin and her students taught the third graders all about plankton and the marine food web. A highlight of the day was a 34" stripped bass caught by Mr. Carroll. Hats off to all the high school custodial and maintenance staff that help to make this yearly event such a success.

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Family Math Night

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Democracy in Action

Talented students from around the district showed off their considerable talents in the Annual Democracy in Action showcase. Singers, musicians, dancers and artists were all involved. They were fantastic! Thanks to all the teachers and administrators who assisted in the planning of the event. Thanks to those who contributed to the Great American Bake Sale and thanks also to the PTA for organizing the book sale. It was a wonderful celebration of democracy!

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Argonaut Field Trip to Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center

Prior to our visit educators from the Cold Spring Harbor DNA center visited each of the elementary schools and we explored what DNA was as well as created our own Baggy cells out of gelatin, beans, string, and spaghetti. Each item represented parts of the cell. During our visit to the center, we extracted DNA from bacterial cells and used microscopes to identitfy the genetic mutations of fruit flies. It was an informative and thought provoking, fabulous day!

Our chaperones Mrs. Marcis, Mrs. Caliguri, Mrs. Sedeita and Mrs. McGuire had a great time as well.

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Butterflies

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Mystery Place

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Nutrition Workshop

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Art Show

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VFW Awards Ceremony

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21st Century Iditarod

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Guest Reader

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Author Visit

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Community Reader Day

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Bully Prevention Awareness Week

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Reading Is Everywhere Poster

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Read Across Bethpage Day

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Family Math Day

Thanks to all the teacher, administrator, parent and student volunteers who made Family Math Day such a success! Bethpage was proud to host this event. Congratulations to our Math Director Mr. Titolo for the quality of the event. Thanks to our food service, custodial and security staff!

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Hurricane Sandy Stories

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First Grade Authors

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Science Fair

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Family Math Day

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Challenger Basketball

The Bethpage Challenger Basketball team was treated to a day of training and practice with the Wizards, a professional basketball team that will be playing in Bethpage later this school year. The Wizards were great instructors and we learned a lot! The big home game for the Challenger Team is February 26. Everyone is invited to attend!

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Music Festival

Congratulations to the 47 Bethpage students who participated in the recent Nassau Music Educators Association All County Music Festival held at the Tilles Center. We were proud of our student performers as well as Mr. Eric Kay who was chairperson of the orchestra. Nice going!

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Winter Perfomance

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Authors

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Health Lessons

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Astronomy Night

Bethpage held its 9th Annual Astronomy Night and it was a huge success! Thanks to the students who volunteered to run the workshops and worked side by side with the teachers and administrators! Thanks to Mrs. Yale, Mr. Pollatos, Mr. Zabell and all the teachers who came out. For number ten, we promise to have great weather!

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Read to Achieve

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Student Council Food Drive for Sandy

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2012 Election

Students at Charles Campagne exercised their right to vote for President. At CC, President Obama won more votes than Mitt Romney.

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Safe Halloween

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Bethpage Polo

21st Century students attended a polo match at Bethpage State Park. Everyone had a good time watching the “Sport of Kings.” A beautiful rainbow appeared during the match and students enjoyed the “stomping of the divots” at half-time. The game’s announcer gave a big shout out to the Bethpage students for attending!

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Preamble Challenge

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Moving On Ceremony

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Student Council

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Reflections Winner

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In the Gazebo

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Beekeeper

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Democracy in Action

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Mystery Place

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Recognition of Excellence Dinner

At our Annual Recognition of Excellence Dinner, nine Bethpage High School students chose an elementary, middle and high school teacher who had a positive influence on them. It was a great night as the students spoke with great poise and maturity and the teachers were recognized for their long hours and dedication to assisting children. Thanks to everyone including the BHS Jazz Ensemble for their stellar performance! The parents had much to be proud of on this evening!

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Youth Lacrosse Clinic

Over 250 youngsters came out to participate in the Battle at Bethpage Youth Lacrosse Clinic. Youngsters were treated to small group instruction on lacrosse skills from the talented players of Drexel and UMass. Thanks to all the college players for helping us with our game. Special thanks to Drexel Coach Voelker and UMass Coach Canella for coming out with their teams and talking to the children about athletics and the importance of good school habits. We also appreciate all the BHS athletes who assisted with the event! It was fantastic!

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Author Visit

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Second Grade Authors

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Art Show

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Voice of Democracy

Congratulations to the winners of the VFW Voice of Democracy contest. The students created works on patriotism that were reviewed by the veterans. We congratulate our winners and appreciated the service of all our veterans!

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Charles Campagne Garden

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21st Century: Students Race to the Finish

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Athletes Helping Athletes

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Girl Scouts - 100th Anniversary

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Family Math Day

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Reading Across Bethpage

On March 2, 2012, all the district's schools celebrated the joy of reading in our annual "Read Across Bethpage Day." Students in all five buildings enjoyed a number of fun and exciting activities from author visits to reading with younger classmates to listening to our wonderful guest readers. It was a great day for everyone!

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Science Fair

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Athletes Helping Athletes Vist

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Anti-Bullying

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Read Across Bethpage

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Arts Alive 2012

On Wednesday, January 25th and Thursday, January 26th students from Central Boulevard, Charles Campagne, Kramer Lane, and JFK Middle School attended the annual Arts Alive Conference at the LI Boces Cultural Arts Center in Syosset. Students took classes in dance, musical theater, physical theater, lighting, writing, painting, fashion design, composing, and acting with professionals and educators from NYC and Long Island. All of the students learned a lot about the arts and a wonderful time.

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Student Council - Toy Drive

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Math Club - Pumpkin Muffins

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Metropolitan Opera

On November 19th, students from Central Blvd. Elementary School, Charles Champagne Elementary School, Kramer Lane Elementary School, and JFK Middle School attended the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Program. Accompanying the students for this 21st Century trip were Mrs. McGrath and Ms. Austin. We saw Glass’s Satyagraha at the Westbury UA Theater. For many of the participants it was their first Opera. We were all truly captivated by this performance despite the lack of subtitles. Many audience members complimented the Bethpage students on their spectacular behavior and interest in opera. They were also thrilled to hear that we are the only school district in Long Island that participates in the Metropolitan Opera partnership. Everyone is looking forward to the next Opera, which will be held in December.

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Book Character Dress-Up Day

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Safe Halloween at BHS

Congratulations to the Bethpage PTA for another outstanding Safe Halloween Party! There were over 1,000 people who attended! Thanks to all our volunteers, including all the students, parents and teachers who assisted. Thanks also to our Custodial Crew which had to clean up our big mess! It was a great evening. And a little scary!

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Homecoming

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First Grade Author

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“Symbolic” Butterflies fly to Mexico

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Preamble Winner

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21st Century: Garden

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Remembering 9-11

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Bethpage's Newest Teachers

Congratulations to the new faculty members of the Bethpage School District. They all attended the New Teacher Orientation program where they learned a great deal about our community. Then they took a bus tour narrated by Superintendent Terrence Clark with stops at Cablevision and Northrop-Grumman. The day was arranged by Ms. Lavelle, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and everyone is looking forward to the new school year!

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Bethpage Means Business

21st Century students learned about economics first hand from some of our town’s business leaders. Students visited Cablevision, Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Central Ave. Deli and asked questions about the corporate structure, impact of the recession, major costs of doing business and what was the key to success. Our hosts at each stop were very gracious and provided the students with promotional goods and food! The students were accompanied by Mr. Clark, Mr. DeTommaso, Mrs. Marcis and Mr. Schneider, the new Principal of JFK Middle School. It was a great day!

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Garden' Bounty

Our garden is in full force and now we are getting fresh vegetables!  Tomatoes, scallions, squash, cucumber along with herbs like basil and dill are all now ripe for picking!  Thanks to all our student volunteers for their work along with our custodial staff, Mrs. Cintado and Mrs. Yale!  Special thanks to Chris Stratis, our soon to be Eagle Scout, for making benches and a fountain to accompany our garden!

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Moving On Ceremony

Everyone enjoyed the 5th Grade Moving Up ceremony today.  Congratulations to all our students and thanks to the parents, teachers and staff!  The JFK faculty is really looking forward to having you all at the middle school next year!

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Amanda O'Neill Contest Winner

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Poetry Tea

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Remembering Lexie

The Kramer Lane family remembered our dear friend Lexie Falabella at a ceremony attended by hundreds of people.  A bench in Lexie's honor was dedicated at the front entrance of Kramer Lane.  Lexie was a special person who touched the lives of many people.  On hand were her parents, siblings and grandmother as well as classmates, teachers and Mrs. Costa.  Lexie's family has started the Lexiebean Foundation to assist families and children battling cancer.

It was a fitting tribute to our friend Lexie whom we miss very much.

Argonauts Trip Caumsett State Park

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Laptops for ELL Students

The ELL teachers applied for a grant that provided laptops to all students in the district. Congratulations to Ms. Lishansky and Mrs. Miniero for all their hard work. A ceremony was held to give out the laptops and parents and students were very excited!

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Annie from Charles Campagne

Charles Campagne students performed a terrific produciton of Annie as a 21st Century event.  The musical was perfect with great acting and stage direction.  Thanks to the BHS students for their assistance.  Special thanks to our phenomenal directors- Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Brady and Mrs. Lazaridis.  Everyone put in a lot of work to make this production come alive!

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Relay For Life

The Bethpage community once again came together to raise funds via the annual Relay for Life.  Over $90,000 was raised.  Thousands of people showed up on a beautiful evening and worked to defeat cancer.  There was a special remembrance of our friend Simon Jambrone, BHS Senior who recently passed away.  We all miss him very much.  Congratulations to Judy Wichter and her incredible team that includes Kevin, Lenny, Alicia, Jen and many, many others.  Thanks to all the students and parents who came out to support the cause and thanks to Mr. Healy for his bagpipe performance.  It was a great evening!  Special thanks to Robbie Rosen from American Idol for stopping by and singing the national anthem.

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