Builders Bake

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The JFK Kiwanis Builders Club, with help from the French classes, held a bake sale on March 16th to help raise money for the families in Bethpage whose house had a fire last month. We want to thank faculty, staff, and students for purchasing the delicious home-baked goods and also for the generous donations to this worthy cause. We are happy to have raised $362!

All-County Art Show

Congratulations to all the students in grades K-12 from all five Bethpage Schools who had their work displayed at the Annual All-County Art Exhibition!  The level of the work displayed was impressive!  Thanks to all the teachers involved and to Ms. Cardo who is the Co-Chair of the entire event!

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Builders Celebrate Valentines

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On Saturday, Feb. 18, the JFK Kiwanis Builders Club and advisor, Mrs. Ciarniello,  visited the Central Island Nursing Home in Plainview. There, they helped some of the residents play Bingo, and they also enjoyed calling the numbers. Finally, they handed out hand-made Valentine cards, which were happily received by the residents. This was a great experience for Middle School students.

JFK Student Learn Finance

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On Monday February 27, 2017, a group of students met with Ms. Maloney and Ms. Okita to learn about creating a budget. Lina Penuela- Rannazzisi, from Bethpage Federal Credit Union came to facilitate this workshop. Each student was given a career and monthly income at random. Through an interactive lesson, students made financial decisions in terms of housing, transportation, clothing, food, and entertainment, while taking into consideration the monthly income they were given. Students were surprised by all the associated costs and how intricate creating a budget can be. The group had a great time and most importantly learned life lessons about making smart choices when it comes to finances. 

Fashion Show

Faculty, staff and students came from around the district for the Annual Fashion Show that combines haute couture with fundraising for bully prevention activities.  Faculty and staff looked pretty awesome dressed in the latest designs and students performed musical numbers.  A special appearance from our friend Sal Valentinetti was a highlight!

Thanks to everyone who participated and to Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Glassman, Mrs. Marcucci and Mrs. Hayes for arranging the evening!

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Visiting Bethpage Credit Union

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JFK 21st Century students visited Bethpage Federal Credit Union over the holiday break and got a tour of the facilities and the opportunity to meet lots of employees and CEO Wayne Grosse.  Everyone was very kind and talked about their career paths.  Students visited each division of the bank and also visited the vault where they got see what $100,000 in cash looks like!  It was all very interesting and BFCU employees put the students through some mock loan interviews.  Thanks to everyone at BFCU for being such good neighbors and hosts!

Halloween at JFK

JFK had an outstanding Halloween Party with almost 500 students attending in some great costumes!  Teachers and Staff also got in the spirit with some imaginative outfits!  Congratulations to everyone!

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Soaring Eagles at JFK

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On Thursday, October 27, 2016 JFK Middle School hosted their annual “Soaring Eagles Day”. The day was full of character education workshops that were built around inspirational author and speaker Marc Mero’s message. Mr. Mero is a former football and hockey all-star, a four time NYS Boxing champion, a WWE Wrestling Champion and the founder of “Champion of Choices”. The day ended with the annual Pep Rally where the JFK student body cheered for the middle school athletic teams as well as local athletes from the Special Olympics. Overall, it was a fantastic day for the JFK teachers, staff and students. 

Book Tasting at JFK

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Our JFK librarian, Ms. Phillips, held a “book tasting” in the “Library Cafe,” where 8th grade English students sampled various books on the menu. Complete with table settings, a roaring “fire,” and flowers on the table, the library was transformed into a fancy feast for readers. Students enjoyed perusing through Ms. Phillips’ suggestions for each course while “dining” with their classmates. 

TGIF for JFK

JFK held its first TGIF of the year and it was an energetic success with over 450 students attending!  Everyone had a great time playing basketball, dodgeball, ping pong, board games, swimming, watching movies and eating over 60 pizzas!  Thanks to all the teachers and staff who volunteered to join us on a great Friday night!

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21st C to Sands Point Preserve

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21st Century students spent a beautiful afternoon at the Sands Point Preserve.  They were able to tour Hempstead House, see Castle Gould and then walk the grounds with a staff biologist!  It was all terrific!  Thanks to staff members Leah and Eric for being our guides.