Bethpage High School
10 Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
|PRINCIPAL: Mr. Michael Spence
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS: Mr. Kevin Healy, Mr. Ralph Tocco
Extra Help (Quarter 3):
Art, Business, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies
English, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health, Math, Reading, World Languages
In the News
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!