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Hockey Alumni Game

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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.

Environmental Testing

Mr. Clark discussed results of environmental testing within the Bethpage School District at the May 30 Board of Education meeting.  As everyone knows, the school district initiated environmental tests on its own.  We shared them recently with the Department of Environmental Conservation.  All documents related to environmental testing will be posted to the link below and update periodically.

Posting of all documents related to plume/air quality in Bethpage.

 

Young Writers Conference

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BHS students, Anastasia Castelli, Bhavika Garg, and Emily Cohen(not pictured), attended the Young Writer's Conference at Champlain College over this past Memorial Day weekend in which they participated in workshops and craft sessions taught by college professors and published writers.  They needed to submit sample pieces in order to be accepted into the program. 

In addition, Anastasia Castelli and Matt Mandolese both submitted short stories and were accepted to Adelphi University's weeklong summer writing course taught by college professors and graduate students.

We recognize these students for not only their writing abilities but also their willingness to share their talents with others, and ultimately to hone their skills.  We look forward to seeing future poetry and short stories from all of these writers. 

Relay for Life

Once again the Bethpage community came together to support the fight against cancer.  For the 11th year in a row, BHS hosted Relay for Life.  In that time the residents of Bethpage have raised over $1 million.  Congratulations to everyone!  Special thanks to  Lenny O'Donnell and Jen Payne for again organizing such a great event!

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Honoring Shanaz & Anthony

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Shanaz Deen and Anthony Hernandez represented Bethpage at the County breakfast for Valedictorians and Salutatorians!  Their proud parents were there to watch and Mr. Spence and Mr. Clark were honored to be there as well.  Shanaz will be attending Princeton University and Anthony will be attending Molloy.  Congratulations to them!

Marine Fitness- Tops in Nation

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Congratulations to the Marine Fitness Team for an outstanding season!  Everyone was impressive during the year in the various competitions including the one hosted at BHS.  Then in the national competition in California, the team really excelled.  The Girls were FIRST in the nation and took spots 1-5 and 7 in the individual rankings.  The Boys were SECOND in the nation and took places 2 and 6 in the individual rankings!  All very impressive!  Congratulations to all the members of the team and to Coaches Como and Rut!

 

 

Maritime Festival

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Once again the Maritime Festival provided all the district’s 3rd graders with a close encounter of the marine kind!  The high school seniors did an outstanding job of welcoming and educating the elementary students.  Mrs. Rankin thrilled the children with her underwater videos and close up observations of the smaller creatures in the sea.  Mr. Hack demonstrated all the equipment used in SCUBA diving and performed an actual dive in the pool retrieving items thrown into the pool by the visitors.  This year we had a big fish fry and the seniors got to feast on the fish from the dissection station.  Many thanks to Mrs. Yale, Mr. Carroll, the custodial staff, buildings and grounds, the students of the ACE program and all the people who help make this possible.

BHS Joins AIDS Walk

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The members of Students United for Tolerance and participants in the 21st Century Scholars program raised $1,790 and participated in the AIDS Walk NYC on Sunday May 21st, 2017.  Our Bethpage team of 33 students and 3 teachers walked over 6 miles through Central Park in support of people living with HIV/AIDS and to protect public health for everyone. The Walk was a beautiful experience for all.  Ms. Bertolotti and the Tolerance Club are grateful to all who walked, donated and supported our team.  Special thanks to Mr. Levy and Mrs. Gagliardi for joining us!

Long Island Special Olympics

The Long Island Special Olympics held an outstanding competition in Bethpage with 600 athletes being assisted by over 90 coaches and 500 volunteers!  It was an amazing day for everyone!  Lots of memories were made!  Thanks to everyone who participated and thanks to the corporate sponsors as well as the Town of Oyster Bay for partnering with the Bethpage Schools!  We are already looking forward to next year!

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Explorers Support Special Olympics

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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!

Senior Citizen Prom

BHS Student Council hosted the 27th Annual Senior Citizen Prom and everyone had a great time celebrating the Under the Stars theme!  There was lots of good music, dancing and food as students waited on their guests and served them a full course meal!  Congratulations to everyone who attended and thanks to all the students who volunteered their time.  Special thanks to the teachers- Ms. Way and her husband Mr. Long (our key chef!), Ms. Sestak, Ms. Comunale  and Ms. Feyrer.  Everyone said they cannot wait until next year's prom!

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Junior Banquet 2017

Congratulations to the Junior Class Officers for staging a great Junior Banquet!  A good time was had by all!  Congratulations to Ms.Molé and Mr. Russo for being great advisors!

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Photo Contest Winners

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Congratulations to the local winners of Senator Hannon's Photo Contest!  Thanks to Senator Hannon for organizing the event and to Mr. DeStefano for his guidance in our participation!  The winners were:

First Place: Hunter Bedard
Honorable Mention: Emily McGlynn
Honorable Mention: Polina Jimenez

Recognition of Excellence

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Bethpage held its annual Recognition of Excellence Dinner where BHS Seniors chosen by the faculty choose an elementary, middle and high school teacher who impacted their lives.  It was a great evening for the students and their parents and for the teachers honored!  Thanks to the BHS Jazz Ensemble for making it such a classy event under the direction of Mr. Stehlik!  The students spoke with incredible poise and were very impressive!

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Robotics in Rockland

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This year the BHS Robotics Team took on two competitions.  The first was in Rockland County and the next will be at Hofstra.  The robot looked to be in great shape during the meet!  Good luck to the team and to advisors Mr. Zabell and Mr. Kay!

Kickline at NDA

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The Bethpage Varsity "Golden Girls" Kickline traveled to Orlando, Florida this past weekend to compete in the NDA National Dance Competition.  The girls had a great time in Florida earning three top ten scores.  They ended their season with the following awards:

4th place in Small Varsity Kick

6th place in Large Varsity Team Performance

9th place in Medium Varsity Pom

Special recognition to the team Seniors: Captain Kimberly Foley, Captain Julie Grzybowski, Lauren Kerwin, Captain Nicole Malatestinic, Bryanna Portaro, Kayla Schnabel and Jackie Verdi.  The team wishes their 7 amazing Seniors the best of luck in the future.