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Keeping Our Beaches Clean

Beach Clean-Up 2017

Last Saturday Mr. Portuese with the help of Ms. Gatanas supervised the Marine Science Club as they participated in the Town of Oyster Bay Beach Clean-Up.  Our students worked hard to rid a mile stretch of Center Island of plastic bottles, soda cans and other miscellaneous trash.  One of the more interesting finds was a 1950’s vintage upper half of a boat engine.  We theorize that it was from a boat that sank years ago and was washed ashore by Superstorm Sandy’s surge.  It was covered by sand as the waters retreated.  Wind erosion over the years exposed the motor enough to be seen.  Our students dug the rest of it up so that it could be removed.  The weather wasn’t the greatest but the BBQ was!  Samples of local marine life were collected for our classroom tank.

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BHS Band is Ready!


Mr. Stehlik took the band up to Monticello, NY for band camp on September 8th to September 10th. The kids had a lot of fun learning the music and the show, sitting around the camp fire singing and laughing, and making new friendships. A great time was had by all! A special thank you to the faculty chaperones Ms. Kovacs, Mrs. Sinisi, Mr. Coscette, Mr. Wibben, and Mr. Neuman, and our parent chaperones Mr. Virgil, Mr. Schmidt, and Mrs. Daniel. 

2017 Inductees to Hall of Fame

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The Bethpage Hall of Fame has announced its inductees for 2017:

Colonel Timothy Cloonan
Bethpage High School Class of 1958

FDNY Captain Brian Hickey
Bethpage High School Class of 1972

Novelist Barbara Keiler
Bethpage High School Class of 1970

Dr. Antoinette MacLeod
Bethpage High School Principal 1986-2003

Dr. Charles Melone
Bethpage High School Class of 1960

Salutatorian/Teacher Rosalie Walsh Niemczyk
Bethpage High School Class of 1956

U.S. Intelligence Senior Analyst Frank Procida
Bethpage High School Class of 1993

Teacher/Coach Al Blau and the 1968-69 Wrestling Team

The dinner in their honor will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 7PM at Bethpage High School.  All community members are invited.  The cost to attend is $75 and all proceeds go to the Bethpage Educational Foundation which supports our schools with scholarships, programs and enhancements.  

Past honorees have included journalists, novelists, generals, artists, first responders, former staff members and local politicians/civic leaders.  We have many distinguished alumni.  You can see all the past inductees at

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Athletic Wall of Fame

Congratulations to Debbie Dorsch and the late Joe Disanza for being honored at the Annual Wall of Fame ceremony!  Debbie was a four sport athlete who was a member of several championship teams and was often MVP!  Joe was the beloved Athletic Director and before that a teacher and coach.  It was a very nice ceremony that was followed up the next day by the Annual Howie Vogts Golf Tournament that raised funds for scholarships for Bethpage students.  Great job to John Coumatos and Bobby Zuk for all the arrangements!

Robots School the Board of Ed

The Bethpage Robotics Team- the Regal Eagles- came in one evening during the summer to demonstrate their fantastic robot to the Bethpage Board of Education.  The students talked about their remarkable year and then did a hands-on demonstration, allowing audience members to drive the robot.  The students along with advisors Mr. Zabell and Mr. Kay all had a great year!

Hockey Alumni Game


Bethpage Varsity Hockey Team held their annual Alumni Game on June 17 at the Bethpage Ice Rink.  We had 40 alumni come down and play, our oldest player from the hockey team was from 1988, but our oldest alumni was from 1983.

Explorers Support Special Olympics

The BHS Explorers Club set their minds to raise funds for the upcoming Long Island Special Olympics.  Collecting change in the high school cafeterias, they raised over $77 to support the games!  Many of the students will be joining us as athletes on that day.  Thanks to their advisor Ms. Srsic for always being there for them.  The students came over and talked to Mr. Clark and Mr. Schneider about the games and how excited they are!