Bellmore-Merrick Welcomes Back Students

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Students at all four high schools and two middle schools in the district bounded into buildings and down halls for the first day of the 2018-19 school year on Sept. 4.

Kennedy, Calhoun and Mepham High Schools held ninth grade orientations last week, which included building tours, small group discussions and freshmen soirees. 

“I am especially proud that we had nearly 100 student leaders volunteer to welcome the incoming Class of 2022,” said Principal Gerard Owenburg.

“I look forward to getting to know them throughout their high school careers,” added Calhoun Principal Nicole Hollings. “I hope that they all find an interest about which they can be passionate and that they pursue it.”

Grand Avenue and Merrick Avenue administrators were outside greeting students on the sunny Tuesday morning.

Principal Carlo Conte said he was eager for students’ arrival and ‘seeing the building come to life.’

Merrick Avenue welcomed students with fanfare as black and gold balloons marked the entrance and a “Welcome Back” sign adorned the building’s front lawn. Even the Ram school mascot made an appearance!