Welcome to the Fine & Performing Arts webpage
The Arts are an essential part of The Bellmore-Merrick CHSD as they give our students a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. The Arts education in our district not only enhances students' understanding of the world around them, but it also broadens their perspective on traditional academics. Participation in our arts programs enhances self-esteem, builds self-discipline, fosters creativity, and reinforces societal values such as cooperation, commitment, and working towards a common goal.
It is our mission to provide an opportunity for all students to participate in the arts, whether it be through our wide variety of course offerings or involvement in the countless extracurricular activities our schools provide.
Congratulations to Calhoun senior Jack Parr (and his teacher, Mr. Sardo) on his selection to the 2021 National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) All-Eastern Division Mixed Choir!
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SHARE THAT THE FOLLOWING MUSIC STUDENTS
HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR'S
NYSSMA ALL STATE ENSEMBLES:
Tara Fusillo - JFK - String Ensemble
Jordan Novak - Calhoun - Vocal Jazz
Jack Parr - Calhoun - Mixed Chorus
*Jessica Sarubbi -JFK - Vocal alternate
Congrats to these amazing young musicians and their teachers: Mr. Salzer (JFK Orchestra), Mr. Sardo (Calhoun Choral) and Ms. Pincus (JFK Choral)
WHY ARTS EDUCATION?
Director of Fine & Performing Arts and Adult Education
Brookside Administrative Offices
1260 Meadowbrook Rd.
Merrick, NY 11566