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John F. Kennedy Middle School


500 Broadway,
Bethpage, NY 11714

PRINCIPAL: Mr. Kevin Fullerton


DEANS: Mary Padalino and Jill Bennardo

Main Office:
516-644-4200 (Phone)
516-937-0540 (Fax)


In the News

Passionately Pink

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, students and staff at John F. Kennedy Middle School supported breast cancer research by wearing pink. Many faculty members also made donations that will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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On Friday, October 6, 2017, students and staff of John F. Kennedy Middle School took over Bethpage High School for the start of the annual TGIF recreational night. Over 350 students attended and had a great time singing karaoke, playing basketball, swimming, watching movies, playing board games, and eating pizza!  A great time was had by all who attended!

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Book Talks

Weekly "Book Talks" are happening at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Mrs. Muller and Ms. Maloney's Grade 7 English class. As part of their ORB (outside reading book) project, students present their books to the class and explain the plot, characters, and events in their book. Every week at "Book Talk", students update the class on what they have read. Students enjoy hearing about new books from their classmates! And as with every good "Book Talk", snacks and beverages are served!

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Save the Baby Eagle

Grade 6 students recently visited the John F. Kennedy Library Media Center with their literature workshop teachers, Ms. Forgione and Ms. McNally, to learn about the Library Media Center through a "breakout/escape the room" style lesson. Students were shown a video from a "birdnapper" who had stolen the library mascot eagle's baby. The students were charged with solving clues and puzzles in order to gain access to a locked box and the final hint which would allow for the baby's rescue. The activities all centered on information intended to familiarize students with the library media center like reading a map of the room and finding books on the shelves. The students were very enthusiastic and determined to save the eaglet! Special thanks to our fantastic library media specialist, Ms. Phillips, for organizing this creative lesson!

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Project Adventure

On Thursday, October 5, 2017 and Friday, October 6, 2017, 7th grade students from John F. Kennedy Middle School visited Project Adventure in Glen Head. The students spent the day participating in a series of team building activities. A great time was had by all who participated!

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Caring Cups Fundraiser

Students in Mr. Levy's Period 6 Academy class held a "Caring Cups" fundraiser.  The fundraiser is scheduled on select days throughout the month of October and November.  Students prepare beverages and hand-deliver them with all proceeds donated to Hurricane Harvey relief.  Wonderful job to Mr. Levy and his students!


Preamble Challenge 2017

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the winners of this year's Preamble Challenge enjoyed a pizza party with Mr. Fullerton and Mr. Jantz. A great time was had by all. The Preamble Challenge 2017 winners were:

 -- Grade 6: Sean Hothan
 -- Grade 7: Georgia Karaisarides
 -- Grade 8: Aurrel Bhatia& Peter Georgatos

Good luck next year!

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21st Century MakerFaire New York

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, students from John F. Kennedy Middle School and Grade 5 students across the district's elementary schools accompanied Mr. Zabell and Mr. Choi to the 8th Annual MakerFaire New York held at the New York Hall of Science.  A MakerFaire is "an all ages gathering of technology enthusiasts, artists, authors, crafters, do-it-yourselfers, educators, engineers, exhibitors, hobbyists, science clubs, students, and tinkerers."  At the MakerFaire, the students got to see various exhibits, ask questions to the exhibitors, and engage in hands-on activities.  We hope that the students left with seeing firsthand the many innovative creations that were at one point an idea and see how it has developed and they too, can be "makers"!

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"All In" on Character Education

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, John F. Kennedy Middle School was visited by Mr. Gian Paul Gonzalez for the second time. Mr. Gonzalez shared his message of leadership, commitment, and determination with the Grade 8 students.  John F. Kennedy looks forward to Mr. Gonzalez's next visit to Bethpage!

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Youth Ambassador Leader

John F. Kennedy Middle School student Santina Lonardo participated in the elite Ambassador Leadership Summit at Harvard University in July 2017.  After being nominated by Ms. Green in seventh grade, Santina participated in the exclusive summer program for middle school and high school students representing all fifty states and several countries! The program, which focuses on leadership development, community service, global awareness, and college preparation, provided Santina with a comprehensive and interactive learning experience that introduced her to new friends and provided strategies for becoming a more active and engaged member of the Bethpage community.  During the Summit, Santina created a community action plan that focused on partnering with the Long Island Cares Foundation as a way to bridge the gap between needy families and school sports teams in Bethpage. Congratulations to Santina for participating in the program! 

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