Bethpage High School
10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
|PRINCIPAL: Mr. Michael Spence
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS: Mr. Kevin Healy, Mr. Ralph Tocco
Extra Help (Quarter 4):
English, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health, Math, Reading, World Languages
Art, Business, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies
In the News
On Friday, April 1st fashion and accounting students received a tour of
the Fairytale Fashion and History of Denim exhibition on display at the
Fashion Institute of Technology Museum. This exhibition featured
garments from a variety of well known labels such as Alexander McQueen,
Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Marchesa and Prada. In addition, students learned
about the upcoming fashion trends and marketing tips at Macy's Herald
World Language Honor Society Induction
The Third Annual World Language Honor Society Induction was conducted by the World Language teachers of Bethpage High School on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in the Center for Performing Arts. A total of fifty-two students were inducted into the three Language Honor Societies -- eleven students into the Les Arcs de Triomphe Chapter of La Societe Honoraire de Francais; sixteen students into the Luigi Pirandello Chapter of the Societa Onoraria Italica; and twenty-five students into the Loyola Chapter of Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica. Congratulations to all on their accomplishment!
Explorer's Club Study of Volcanic Eruptions
There has been lots of learning going on for the students in the Explorer's Club. The students meet regularly after school and enjoy a great variety of activities prepared by Mrs. Spears, Ms. D'Alleva, and Mr. Destefano. Recently, the students learned about mountains and volcanoes. They built their own classroom volcano model, painted it, and created "volcanic eruptions" illustrating the flow of lava moving out from the vent. Photo Gallery. Check out the video of the volcanic eruption below.
FIRST Video Content
The Bethpage High School Regal Eagles recently filmed and submitted a video for a contest on how they would create sustainable communities for the future. The grand prize for this contest is a $5,000 grant and if awarded, it will be put towards starting initiatives for women and minorities in STEM. Please support the Regal Eagles by watching their video submission and voting in the link below. You are eligible to vote once every 24 hours through April 24, 2016.
Italian Poetry Contest
On Friday, April 8, 2016, Bethpage High School Juniors, Steven Coyle and Jessica Nardulli accompanied by Ms. Calio, competed in the 15th Annual Long Island Association of Italian Teachers Poetry Contest held at SUNY Old Westbury. Both Steven and Jessica were praised for their excellent effort and will be back next year! Bravi!!
The Bethpage Invitation Coding Competition was held at Bethpage High School on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. In this coding competition, teams of three students had two hours to solve a set of six challenging problems. The problems challenged students to analyze various scenarios, parse and manipulate data, reason mathematically, and exercise their algorithmic skills. Tim Ogden and Sam Sergio led the Bethpage team to victory over Oceanside and Seaford! Congratulations!
Eagle Meets Google
Smiti Shah, a sophomore at Bethpage High School, recently had the opportunity to meet Bill and Melinda Gates. As part of the prestigious, worldwide Junior Academy, Smiti and 49 other students worldwide were selected to participate in the private event. Held in February, the pair answered questions from the students based on the topics in their annual address. Following the 90-minute conversation, students mingled and spoke directly with the Gates. After the event, Smiti was able to arrange a separate meeting with key engineers at Google, who offered guidance and support to the Bethpage High School robotics team.
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Journalism & Broadcast Journalism Students Tour News 12 Long Island Studios
On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, students in Mr. Malossi and Mr. Davis' Journalism and Broadcast Journalism classes visited News 12 Long Island studios in Woodbury. Some highlights of the one hour tour included experiencing the view from the anchor desk, seeing some of the equipment used during the broadcast, getting to see the effect of green-screen or blue-screen technology, visiting the engineering room, and speaking with graphic designers in their work space. News 12's very own meteorologist Rich Hoffman graciously spoke to the students about his experience in television broadcasting and his demanding work schedule. Additional photos from our visit are available at: Photo Gallery
The Italian Club along with Miss Piazza and Ms. Calio recently celebrated the 44th annual Festa Italiana. With the help of Ms. Rito and many parent volunteers, the auxiliary gym was transformed into an Italian haven, offering a variety of regional dishes and delicious desserts. The featured guest this year was Thomas Wharf, who is the defense player and vice-captain of the Long Island Rough Riders. Over 300 students, faculty, staff and administrators enjoyed the day and experienced “la dolce vita.”
BHS TV Featured on News 12 Long Island
Students in Journalism and Broadcast Journalism have participated in creating a daily morning show that is broadcast live during homeroom. The morning show is run by the students under the guidance of Mr. Malossi and Mr. Davis and provides school announcements, upcoming events, weather reports, sports reports, and lunch menu items! The morning show was featured on News 12 Long Island on March 28 and March 29.
BHS TV Featured on News 12 Long Island
LISEF Round 2 and JV LISEF
Congratulations to sophomore Smiti Shah for her Honorable Mention achievement in the Material Science category at LISEF. She was also a recipient of the ASM Materials Education Foundation Award! Freshmen Bhavika Garg, Andrew Tarabokija, Brody Paola, Emily Cohen, Alexandria Olanick, Soham Maiti, and Aamaan Rampurawala also did an outstanding job with their presentations at JV LISEF.
Regal Eagles Visits Google
On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, some students from the Regal Eagle Robotics Team accompanied by the team co-adviser, Mr. Zabell, visited Google Headquarters in New York City for a meeting with some lead engineers. After a brief presentation on the club and what they hope to accomplish in the future, the team got to drive their robot, Scattershot. The team later sat down with the engineers to discuss improvements that could be made on the robot, and some technology that could be implemented on future robots. After discussing the mechanical aspects of the robot, they spoke to Katy Kasmai, founder of Team Exponent, on how to effectively prototype and create high impact teams. The Regal Eagles hope to be able to work closely with some of the highly driven engineers and program managers they met during their visit for future build seasons.
Grease Performing NOW
Catch the Bethpage High School performance of Grease this weekend! March 17-19.
LIU Post Honors Top Art Students
LIU Post recently honored local high school art students in their annual exhibit, “Advanced Visions 12: High School Artists of Excellence”. Of all the participating artists only 3 received awards by Jurors, and one of those recipients was senior Kate Walker. Senior Deanna Lazo received an honorable mention. Bethpage High School was the only school with two award recipients. Both students are currently enrolled in AP Studio Art with Ms. Young.
21st Century Trip
Spanish and Italian students at BHS went to Manhattan after school to discover Gramercy Park and Union Square, and feast on cuisine from Spain and Italy. Italian students went to Eataly to explore the market and relish in all the tasty foods. Spanish students dined at an authentic Spanish restaurant, ordering tapas and paella. Both groups applied their language skills to read labels, decipher menus, and order in the target language. Fun was had by all!
Senior Class Prevails at the 2016 Battle of the Classes!
Congratulations to the Senior Class on winning the 2016 Battle of the Classes. This annual activity is full of fun events that allow students to exhibit their school spirit while engaging in a healthy dose of competition. The four classes and the faculty participated in a number of events including musical chairs, scooter races, an eating competition, and tug of war. The Penny War fundraising event was won by the Juniors and the total amount raised for charity was $1,600. The competition was pretty close most of the night, but the Seniors were able to defeat the Juniors in the final event to take the trophy. The Sophomores came in third, the faculty fame in fourth, and the Freshmen took fifth. A great evening was enjoyed by all!
21st Century Trip to the MoMA
On Saturday, February 27, 2016, 21st Century students joined Ms. D'Alleva and Mr. Destefano for our highly anticipated trip to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Many of us were captivated by the famous and not-so-famous works of art - paintings, sculpture, architecture, photography, electronic media, and much more. Widely considered to be the most influential museum of modern art in the world, MoMA did not disappoint. It was a "picture perfect" day all around!
Teaching Diverse Learners
During the month of February, the Bethpage High School Child Study Workshop students had two guest speakers visit. Dr. Foxworth, Professor of Special Education at SUNY Old Westbury came and introduced us to teaching diverse learners. Dr. Hsu, Chair of Childhood Education and Literacy at SUNY Old Westbury came and introduced us to "What is Literacy?" and techniques to use to teach literacy. Both of their presentations were interesting and helpful. We hope to use these strategies when preparing our own lesson units starting in March. We are incredibly grateful for both Dr. Foxworth and Dr. Hsu's time.
Smiti and Bill Gates
On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, Smiti Shah was one of thirty students internationally that were invited to take part in a truly memorable day. The students first met at The Club Quarters on Wall Street for breakfast and had the opportunity to listen to the President of the New York Academy of Sciences and founder of the Junior Academy, an online course part of a STEM program run by the Global STEM Alliance in which Smiti is currently enrolled. Students then traveled to the YouTube Space in Chelsea Market to have lunch and speak to other students in the Junior Academy. The students then had the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with Bill and Melinda Gates, moderated by John Green. Afterwards, there was a reception in which the students got to meet and have conversations with the aforementioned personalities! The archived Q&A can be HERE. We are extremely proud of Smiti and glad that she got to participate in this event!
Gabby, Madeline, and the Piano Man!
Gabby McGlynn had the unique opportunity to attend a Master Class with Billy Joel! Mr. Joel was trying to draw attention to the Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA), a school dedicated to music, dance, and theatrical arts. He appeared at the Hillwood Theater at the Tilles Center and answered questions from students and sang some songs. He was funny and entertaining. Gabby was chosen by lottery that included the four Bethpage High School students scheduled to attend LIHSA in 2016-17. Madeline Kuhlke currently attends LIHSA for dance and had the great opportunity to go behind-the-scenes to meet him! It was a great event!
On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, students from Bethpage High School joined 507 other students at LISEF. Over 412 projects were represented. Among the students and projects represented from Bethpage High School were:
- Melissa Cao: Role of MINT2 Gene in Neuronal Development and Pathogenesis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
- Lynne Richardson and Ali Ahmadi: The Effect of Time Variables on the pH Levels of Horseshoe Crab Clutches
- Ali Khambati, Jillian Leavey, and Thomas D'Agostino: Comparison of pH Between Long Island North and South Shore Intertidal Regions and its Effect on Artificial Limulus Polyphemus Clutches
- Smiti Shah: The Effect of ZnO Nanoparticles on Raphanus sativus
Smiti qualified to move on and compete in LISEF's 2nd Round on March 10, 2016. Congratulations to all of the students involved!
Italian Trip to NYC
The Italian students from Bethpage High School spent a beautiful day, enjoying the sites and sounds of Manhattan during the holiday season. After indulging in some delicious pastries and espresso from Ferrara Bakery in Little Italy, the students feasted on delectable Italian dishes at Carmine's Restaurant. The trip concluded with a stroll through Midtown to see the Rockefeller Christmas tree along with other famous sites such as Bryant Park, St. Patricks Cathedral, and the spectacular holiday window displays on 5th Avenue.
Bronx Zoo Adventure
On Saturday, November 14th, thirty Bethpage High School students met Ms. D'Alleva, Mr. Destefano, and Ms. Kryoglou for the ride to the Bronx for the 21st Century Bronx Zoo Adventure. We were the first to arrive and the first of the day to begin the zoo hike through America's largest urban zoo - one of the largest metropolitan zoos in the world. We explored nearly all of the park's 265 acres, in which we were able to view more than 600 species of animals, birds, reptiles, and insects hailing from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. A really amazing day with a truly wonderful group!
Since the beginning of this school year the Spanish Club and Ms. Hauschild have been busy planning the 4th annual Spanish Fiesta. ACE students in Mr. Syrett's class were also given an introductory food lesson by Ms. Hauschild to help them when they cooked some spanish dishes and to better experience the upcoming Fiesta. On Monday, November 9th with the help of Mrs. Oak, Ms. Costello, Ms. Piazza, Mr. Rodríguez and many parent volunteers, the cafeteria was transformed into a Latin music and food oasis. Over 500 students, faculty, staff and administrators enjoyed the day. See more student photos on Twitter using #bhsfiesta15.
Challenge Day 2015
We are pleased to announce our annual Challenge Day fundraiser on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Come and cheer on your favorite team as the John F. Kennedy teachers go up against the Bethpage High School teachers in what should prove to be an exciting volleyball game. The game is at Bethpage High School and will start at 6:00 PM in the Gymnasium. Raffles and refreshments will be sold. All proceeds will go towards our Challenge Day Program at Bethpage High School.
Red Ribbon Week
The Bethpage High School SADD Club spent some time in our elementary school classrooms during the month of October. Our students facilitated lessons for Grade 4 and 5 students and helped to teach about healthy choices. Each class created a tree of life that could only keep growing if each leaf had a healthy choice on it. The trees are displayed in each classroom for the students to reflect on.
Character Education Assembly
Grade 9 students at Bethpage High School attended a character education assembly with presenter and retired police officer/actor Paul D. Failla. Drawing on real-life experiences and historic events, Failla employed humor, drama, and role-playing to engage the students in the exploration of topics including destructive decisions, diversity, dignity and respect, values, leadership, profiling, racism, and ridicule.
About thirty 21st-Century students met Ms. D'Alleva, Mr. DeStefano and Mr. Inghilterra at the Loew's threatre in Levittown on Monday afternoon, October 19th, for a very special, private showing of the movie "The Martian”. This movie, starring Matt Damon, depicts one astronaut's determination to survive on Mars, while waiting to be rescued. Scientifically accurate, with lots of action and excellent imagery, this movie poses the question..."Can we survive on the Red Planet?” We'd like to thank movie manager Ben Goodman, assistant manager Stephanie and the rest of the Loew's staff for a great afternoon!
On Sunday Oct. 25, 2015, fifty-seven French, Italian and Spanish language students along with Ms. Hauschild, Ms. Calio, Ms. Piazza and Mr. Rodríguez enjoyed an beautiful afternoon of NYCFC soccer at Yankee Stadium. The game began with a West Point Paratrooper exhibition and a moment of silence for a fallen NYPD officer. The home team came up a bit short in the end but it was still a great game. Thanks to Mr. Schneider for the great seats!
Italian Club Trip
On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, students in the Italian Club spent a beautiful day strolling along Arthur Avenue. The club advisors, Ms. Piazza and Ms. Calio, along with fellow Italian teacher, Ms. Rito, guided the students along this historical area known as the Little Italy of the Bronx. Everyone enjoyed buying fresh mozzarella, hand-made pasta, cannoli filled with delicious cream while you wait, and a variety if authentic Italian items in specialty stores along the strip. Vendors were also impressed to see that our students were up for the challenge of practicing their Italian skills as they searched and paid for their items. We ended our trip with a wonderful meal at Trattoria Zero Otto Nove, enjoying Italian specialties such as pizza margherita, lasagna, gelato, and tartufo. Squisito!