21st C Visit to Fire Island Lighhouse

On March 25th twenty Bethpage students made the 170 step climb, up the spiral staircase, to the top of the Fire Island Lighthouse.  This 168 foot lighthouse was commissioned in 1857 to replace the original 74 ft one that was too small.  The views from the top of the mainland and the barrier island were incredible.  Student learned of the history of the area and what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family in the 19th century.  Participants were showed how passengers were rescued off of stranded ships using ropes and pulleys.  Prior to electricity the beam of light emitted from lighthouses was from whale oil lambs.  To magnify the intensity of the oil lamp it was placed inside a Fresnel lens.   The lens concentrated the light into a single beam that was cast out to sea to guide ships.  The workings of the lamp and lens have been preserved and are there to explore.  Thanks to Mr. Portuese and Mr. Carroll for making this all possible!

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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!

Dodgeball for Cure

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The Dodge for a Cure Dodgeball Tournament raised money to help fight childhood cancer. It was sponsored by the National Honor Society. Students from all grades competed and helped to raise $2,000.00 that was donated to the Winthrop-University Hospital's Children's Cancer Center for Kids. Thanks to the students and Mr. Fazio for making all the arrangements!

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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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.

National Merit Finalist

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Bethpage High School senior Jessica Nardulli has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is one of approximately 15,000 finalists nationwide – representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors – who are continuing in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million. To become a finalist, Jessica had to submit a detailed scholarship application that includes their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. Congratulations!!

Challenger Basketball

The Bethpage Challenger Basketball team had a great game against Seaford!  A HUGE crowd came out to root for our hometown heroes!  Bethpage was well-coached by Mrs. Greco, Mrs. D'Orazio and Mr. Russo with help form Ms. Tierney and Ms. Gonyon.  Thanks to the BHS Cheerleaders and the White Tee's for coming out in such large numbers!  Thanks also to the great referees lead by Gannon Kenny-McGowan who raised $1,265 for the Challenger Team in a Homerun Derby!  The team will put those funds to good use!

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BHS Mardi Gras!

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The French Classes held their annual Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 28. In our beautifully decorated room, we served home-made crepes, quiche, French bread pizza, French onion soup, and a variety of international foods. There were also delicious desserts--homemade macaroons, madeleine cookies, Mardi Gras colored cupcakes and many other goodies. All the students wore their new French Club t-shirts, and everyone had a great time.  Thanks to Madame Ciarniello for making it all such a terrific event!

BHS Alumnus Writes for NY Times

Congratulations to former BHS student Zach Wichter for being hired as a journalist for the New York Times!  He is a proud product of Bethpage and a former Journalism student for the Eagles Cry!  He has made BHS and Mr. Malossi very proud.

Click here to read his recent featured article.

Athletes Helping Athletes

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Student-athletes in the Bethpage High School’s Athletes Helping Athletes program serve as positive mentors and role models to fifth- and sixth-grade students throughout the district. Several times throughout the year, the high school athletes visit their younger counterparts and work with them to foster sportsmanship, civility and healthy choices through interactive workshops and exercises. Members of Athletes Helping Athletes are pictured with students during a workshop at Kramer Lane Elementary School.

Kickline Champs!

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The Bethpage Golden Girls Varsity Kickline competed at the NDA Regional competition at Walt Whitman high school on January 21st.  The team took home 1st place trophies in all four of their competition routines; jazz, pom, kick and team performance.  They also took home the Superior Showmanship award.  Congratulations to the team on a job well done!   Thanks to Coach Martino for all she does for BHS!!!!

BHS Virtual Enterprise

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Students enrolled in the BHS course Virtual Enterprise presented at the regional showcase.  Each team presented their business proposal- including idea, marketing plan, cost and sales projections, risk assessment- to a distinguished panel.  BHS teams Petropolitan and Surge Wear did very well.  Congratulations to the team and to their advisor/teacher, Ms. Molé.  

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State of State

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BHS students were invited to Governor Cuomo's State of the State address.  The speech in Farmingdale highlighted the Governor's priorities for the upcoming year.  Students were excited to be among the VIP's able to attend!

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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Ugly Sweaters Appear at BHS

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The BHS faculty and staff came together in an Ugly Sweater Fundraiser to help adopt 36 people from our community.  These families will now have gifts to open and food to help celebrate the holidays.  We are very fortunate to work with a group of people that put the needs of others first and it sure showed during this fundraiser.  Thanks to Ms. Kennedy for organizing the event!  Happy Holidays to all!

Matt at NYSSMA

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Congratulations to Matt Michelson who recently had his musical composition, Forbidden Jungle, performed at the NYSSMA Music Festival.  Matt’s composition was one of only eleven selected in the entire state to be performed!  His composition was reviewed and discussed by the selection committees.  In addition to composing, Matt plays both piano and saxophone.

Congratulations to Matt for his accomplishments! 

 

 

 

 

Tech Presentation by Alumnus

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Bryan Bende, BHS Alumnus Class of 2001, returned to Bethpage to give a very technical presentation at Altice Headquarters.  Bryan's topic was about Data Flow Using Nifi and MiNiFi.  Before a very tech savvy audience of software engineers, Bryan spoke about and demonstrated the software before answering questions from the audience.  Everyone was quite impressed!  Superintendent Clark was there to offer support for someone who worked in Bethpage as a student tech back in the early 2000's.  

Honor Society in DC

BHS students in the National Honor Society recently visited Washington D.C. making stops at the Newseum, Udvar Hazy Hangar, Ford's Theater, Mount Vernon, Arlington Cemetery and the D.C. Zoo.  Everyone had a great time and thanks to all our teachers and particularly Mr. Fazio for making all the arrangements.

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Jazz Ensemble at ACLD

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BHS Jazz Ensemble played the Enviable Life Ball to assist for ACLD.  The affair was held at the Garden City Hotel and the musicians were appreciated for adding a great cultural element to the evening!  Thanks to them and to our fantastic leader Mr. Stehlik!

Read to Achieve

Third-grade 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 schoolers. A tradition for more than a decade, the program included interactive dialogue from many district administrators regarding their favorite books and discussion on why reading is so important on the road to success.

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Lions Club Food Drive

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Bethpage Schools once again assisted the Lions Club with their Annual Food Drive.  Lions gathered an enormous amount of donated food for local families, including some great turkeys!  BHS students from Ms. Way's class volunteered to box of lots of stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetables and soups.  Lots of local families will enjoy Thanksgiving as a result of everyone's hard work!

BHS Thanksgiving

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Congratulations to the Student Civic Key Club for a successful Thanksgiving Festival that raised funds and food for Island Harvest!  Over 180 students participated in the event and brought cans and boxes of food.  It was a fun evening and thanks to all the teachers, students, staff and parents who participated and to Mr. Lynch for organizing the event!  Thanks to Kiwanis and Legislator Rose Walker for always being there for us!

French Club at Madame Tussaud

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On Monday, November 7th, the French students along with Madame Ciarniello and Mademoiselle Jakltitch (and special guest, Tony Ciarniello)  went to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Times Square and then to Café Un Deux Trois, a French restaurant on 44th St. Everyone enjoyed posing with the life-like wax figures, which was followed by a delicious French meal, including une mousse au chocolat for dessert.

BHS Spanish Fiesta

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Students in BHS Spanish classes all participated in the Annual Spanish Fiesta.  Everyone loved the great dishes from around the world.  Thanks to the students and parents who made so much of the food themselves!  And thanks to our teachers who organized the entire event!  We also appreciate the help of our custodians who cleaned up after us all!  It was a great day!

Exploring Yoga

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On Tuesday 10/25, Gina Califano, yoga, stress-reduction & meditation coach, donated her time to work with our Explorations Club.  Gina led the students through a series of positive thought affirmations, chair and gentle yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxing mediations that students can incorporate into their daily lives.  She was assisted by Marie McGluckin who is a member of Students United for Tolerance.  Thanks to all for a wonderful experience!

Choices and Consequences

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Thanks to the offices of Nassau DA Singas and the Nassau County Police Department, BHS Juniors were able to attend an assembly on Choices and Consequences.  Thanks to the SADD Club and Ms. Kennedy for making this happen for us.

Red Ribbon Week

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Bethpage Schools celebrated Red Ribbon Week with BHS students visiting our elementary schools to discuss topics of importance to children.  Thanks to the Social Workers for setting this up and to Christine Kennedy for making all the arrangements.  

Bethpage Hall of Fame

Bethpage held its annual Hall of Fame Dinner and this year honored: Anita Disanza, Joie Tyrrell, Bobby Macholz, Len Mulqueen, Signor Maio, Judith Claire Mitchell and the 1996 Boys Lacrosse Team on the anniversary of their State Championship.  Congratulations to all of them and thanks to all the guests who came out to support the Bethpage Educational Foundation.  Thanks to Rose Walker, Laura Schaefer and County Executive Ed Mangano for joining us for the evening!

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BHS Homecoming

Weather held out for a great BHS Homecoming Parade that included our Marching Band, Cheerleaders, Kickline, Classes and Clubs as well as lots of participants from the PAL and from JFK!  It was very festive!  Special guests included members of the Class of 1956 who are holding their 60th Reunion today!  Congratulations to all!

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TOBAY Beach

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On Saturday September 24th members of the Marine Science Club participated in the Town of Oyster Bay Fall Beach Cleanup.  Our students scoured a large section of Center Island beach, along both the Long Island Sound and the harbor.  A myriad of items were collected and catalogued for the "Friends of the Bay" annual survey.

Participants learned about Long Island geography and had a hands on experience collecting samples of local marine life which will be displayed the Club's fish tank.

The volunteers were treated to a BBQ and an opportunity to try their hand at fishing.  All members left with a greater appreciation of beautiful Oyster Bay, a unique and special place so close to home.