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Mepham’s Alexandra D’Amato named essay contest winner

Mepham’s Alexandra D’Amato named essay contest winner photo
Alexandra D’Amato, a student at Mepham High School had recent success in the Intellectual Freedom Committee 13th annual “Freedom to Read” contest sponsored by the Nassau County Library Association. 

The students had to select a character from a book or movie that they admire and D’Amato chose Liz Murray from “Breaking Night,” her summer reading book.

She was recognized on May 18 for her essay and named a winner in the 13- to 15-year old group.
 

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Calhoun Clubs Collaborate to Perform ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Calhoun Clubs Collaborate to Perform ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Photo

The Express Yourself drama club at Calhoun High School pulled off a theatrical performance of “Sleeping Beauty,” accompanied members of the school’s On Tour Company.

“Together the kids put on a great show that was very much enjoyed by students, staff and parents,” said special education teacher Wendy Simson.
Members of the singing group Crescendo also contributed with an a capella rendition of “I Hope You Dance.”

Sophomore Makayla Stapler, a first-year member of Express Yourself, said she “loved being part of a great group and worked very hard to put the show together.”

"I loved working with my buddy in the show and I had an amazing time performing,” added 10th-grader Adrian Cabreja. “It was one of the best shows ever."

Express Yourself is a drama club that helps students in the district’s special education Prep for Life program improve socialization skills and provides a form of therapy.





Bellmore-Merrick CHSD Relay for Life Event Raises Nearly $64,000

Bellmore-Merrick CHSD Relay for Life Event Raises Nearly $64,000 Photo
The school district came together with community members to fundraise for the district’s annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event.

The grassroots event, held overnight on May 12-13 at Calhoun High School, allows students and other participants to walk all night to commemorate those who have lost, survived or are currently fighting a battle against cancer.

“Whether it was a fundraiser, organizing a fundraiser, helping out during the night, being an adult supervisor, serving food, supporting a survivor or caretaker, getting raffles…every part of the event is accomplished because of a host of students, staff and parents that make it happen,” said Principal Nicole Hollings.

The event raised nearly $64,000.




Calhoun Girls Track and Field Named Back-to-Back Division Champions

Calhoun Girls Track and Field Named Back-to-Back Division Champions Photo
On May 15, the young women of the district’s Calhoun High School track and field team rivaled interdistrict squad from Mepham High School to compete in the Division IIA championships.

Calhoun's division has a reputation throughout the county as being by far the toughest to win and this year was no exception, explained coach Joseph Migliano.

“The girls would face off with Mepham and Manhasset, amongst the rest of the division,” he said. “On a day that saw winds up to 25mph, Calhoun knew that they were going to have to be on their A-game to overcome, due to their youth and size.”

Freshman Elizabeth Tuzzolo started the meet strong, running the 400m hurdles and placing fourth overall.

"Elizabeth is a shining star as far as freshmen go in the county,” Migliano continued. “Her work ethic and dedication is going to take her very far in this sport.”

The rest of the team were just as successful. In the 100m dash, senior Cristin Rodriguez took first and freshman Lisa Jose placed fourth. Rodriguez once again placed first this time in the 100m high hurdles. Teammates junior Paige Sfiroudis and senior Dana Brown won second and fourth, respectively. Calhoun picked up 22 points from this race, Migliano explained.

In long jump, Sfiroudis was first and junior Katie Goodman was third. Sfiroudis also came in first in triple, while Rodriguez placed in the high jump.

"Cristin Rodriguez is truly that special athlete, that myself and the team are going to miss greatly, she's irreplaceable," said Migliano.

Junior Katie Corona won the 800m — a race that she was seeded fourth going in with three Manhasset girls above her but she upset them all to become division champion and added 10 points to the team, Migliano explained.

Rodriguez scored 30 points for Calhoun that day, while Sfiroudis was named MVP for Calhoun.

“Paige is a special girl that had a tremendous day,” Migliano said. “It wasn't long ago that she was only a stand out volleyball player, now she is a serious force in the track and field world. Not only is she a leader and one of the best jumpers in Nassau, but she is also currently ranked seventh in the state for long jump. Being a junior, the sky is really the limit for Paige and her potential."

The throwers, Jamie Campanelli, Julissa McLeod, Victoria Unz and Madison Padro, also placed in shotput and discus.

Calhoun was able to upset Manhasset and take the championship by a score of 136-118; and go on to win the Division Championship for the second consecutive year.


Merrick Avenue MS Students Cook Up Fun on Trip

Merrick Avenue MS Students Cook Up Fun on Trip Photo
Denise Schleith’s eighth-grade French class from Merrick Avenue Middle School revisited the food unit of the curriculum with a trip to A la Carte Cooking School in Lynbrook.  

Students learned about French cuisine and different cooking techniques. They also worked in small groups to make a French meal, which included appetizers, entrée and dessert.


Calhoun DECA Teams Qualify For International Conference

Calhoun DECA Teams Qualify For International Conference Photo

Distributive Education Club of America, or DECA as it is commonly known, brings the real working world into the classroom. The Calhoun High School DECA students recently competed in a state competition that is organized by New York’s DECA chapter.

During the event, high school students throughout New York State tested their ability to think on their feet, to devise marketing plans, pitch promotional strategies, and to publicly speak or interview before a board of qualified corporate judges.

The following Calhoun DECA students placed at the state level which qualified them to then compete at the International Career Development Conference held in Anaheim, California:

•    Devon Bayer – 2nd place – Advertising Campaign Event

•    Olivia Levy – 3rd place – Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling Event

•    Sara Samir – 5th place – Start-Up Business Plan

•    Gillian Stapler – 3rd lace – Business Growth Plan

•    Julia Olidapo and Jessica Zhang – 5th place – Business Law & Ethics Team Decision Making Event

 

Merrick Avenue Students Receive Cultural Arts Awards

Merrick Avenue Students Receive Cultural Arts Awards Photo
Five students form Merrick Avenue Middle School were recently chosen to receive Cultural Arts awards.

They include: Tara Fusillo - Instrumental Music /Orchestra, Elyssa Brandl - Visual Arts, Luke Stabile - Instrumental Music/Band, Isabelle Oliver - Vocal Music and Mia Renna – Photography.

Calhoun’s Faith Maldonado Earns Second Place in Writing Contest

Calhoun’s Faith Maldonado Earns Second Place in Writing Contest Photo
Calhoun High School sophomore Faith Maldonado was selected as the second-place winner of the Kenneth F. Gambone Writing Contest.
 
Maldonado was nominated by her English teacher, Dawn Boland, to participate in the contest back in March. She submitted an entry about the theme “We are more alike than different” and was selected by the English department as one of four Calhoun representatives.
 
After submitting a second entry about a topic of her choice, Maldonado was selected by the Long Island Language Arts Council as the second-place winner out of all of the 10th-grade entries from Nassau and Suffolk counties.  

She has been invited by LILAC to be honored for her efforts at their spring luncheon during which she will read her submission, “Internalized Hatred and Other Handbag Accessories of a Teenage Girl.”

Mepham Softball Team Tops Division II Championship

Mepham Softball Team Tops Division II Championship Photo
The young women of Mepham’s softball team capped off a 13-2 season record by clinching the division II championships.

Senior catcher Samantha Arcese was awarded All-County Honorable Mention.
“She did an amazing job calling the games,” said coach Jen Greco. “She has true talent for and understanding of the sport. She is arguably one of the best catchers in the conference. She had at least one pick off each game, with multiple pick offs in several games.”

Junior third baseman Kara Castaldo was also awarded All-County – for the second year in a row.

“Kara has been playing on the varsity level for three years now. She had her first homerun this season, and didn’t stop there,” added Greco. “She ended the season with a batting average of .462 and two homeruns and 22 RBIs.”
    
Junior shortstop and All-County honoree Kelsey Vandewater batting average .467, 10 doubles, 13 RBIs and 23 runs scored. Senior Stephanie Burns, who pitches and plays centerfield, was named All-Conference. She saw 31 strikeouts with 27.1 innings played.

Freshman right fielder Brianna Morse earned All-County Honorable Mention. In her second year playing for Mepham, she hit her first homerun this year and led the team with a .587 batting average, 26 RBIs, 7 doubles and four triples.

“She is a player that can be put anywhere in the field and she will always make the play,” Greco said.

Greco considers junior second baseman Kerri Donlon the most improved player this year.

“Her bat came alive this season,” she added. “She had a .524 batting average, with nine RBIs and 11 runs scored. I’m looking forward to see what she can produce next year.”

Greco touts the team’s supportive nature, work ethic and team spirit as their key to success.

“They were always there to cheer the other on and lift them up when needed,” she added. “I truly believe this is what helped the girls to be so successful this year, on top of the natural talent that they all possess.”

Budget Passes – A Message from the Superintendent of Schools John DeTommaso

On behalf of myself, the Board of Education and the entire Bellmore-Merrick educational community, we wish to thank the residents who participated in the 2017-18 budget vote and trustee election.

We appreciate your support every day, but especially today as the district’s budget passed by a vote of 3,019 to 1,157! Additionally, we appreciate the approval of Proposition #2, which passed by a vote of 3,183 to 917. This allows the district to expend money from the capital reserve fund.

Congratulations to board of education members who were elected or re-elected.

As always, the entire staff in the BMCHSD will continue to strive for excellence both inside and outside of the classroom to help our students maximize their educational experience and opportunities.

Middle Schoolers Earn Gold on National World Language Exams

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Several middle school students in the district earned gold medal status on the recent national world language exams. 

At Merrick Avenue Middle School, Michelle Serban earned Oro (gold) on the National Spanish Exam. Serban, who is in Erin Yaltzindeg’s class, will receive a monetary award at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese ceremony in June. 

“This year, each teacher in the World Language Department selected students to participate in the national contests for French, Italian and Spanish,” said World Languages Chairperson Rosa Kaplan.
 
Grand Avenue also had several gold medal winners including Melissa Steinhaus’ Italian contest gold winner, Jake Arlia, was the lone winner for his category. He earned a monetary prize and a free two-week language course in Italy. 

Richard Zawislak’s French gold winner was Gina Millheiser-Benson. Sean Doherty and Ms. Marie McDonnell are also proud of their gold medal winners Phillip Barbera, Julia Collins, Eimaan Kahn and Stamatia Papzis. 

“To earn the prestigious gold medal recognition, students must place in the 95th or higher percentile on the exam,” added World Languages Chairperson Renee Fallon.

Mepham’s Girls Badminton Nabs Conference IV Championship

 Mepham’s Girls Badminton Nabs Conference IV Championship Photo
Mepham High School’s girls varsity badminton team was recently named Conference IV champions — their first conference championship since 2008.
With a 10-2 overall record, and 8-2 in conference play, they earned the championship game win on May 9 against Baldwin High School.

The Pirates had a school record 10 all-conference selections, which included seniors Amber Benevento, Amanda Navarro, Daniela Mathieu and Mishal Atiq.

Theyhad great senior leadership throughout the year, which included captains Hannah Bienstock, Kristina Schwab and Christina Gargano.

"These three girls have been members of this program ever since they were freshman and they have the character, work ethic and leadership that I look for when making the captain selections,” said coach Dan Ortiz.

Hannah Bienstock, who was an all-conference selection this year, led the team from the third singles positions with an individual record of 9-2.

"She put in the time during the off-season and was determined to get better each and every day and it was evident by her play this year," Ortiz added.

Junior Anna Kamelhar, who was the team's first singles player, elevated her play dramatically as she transitioned from a doubles player to a singles player.

“It is a tough slot to be positioned in as she is matched up against the other team’s best player every time out,” he said. “She is such a crafty player and she has worked tremendously hard this year and I couldn’t be more proud of her play this season.”

Newcomer, Jill Geller, shook up the conference with her relentless play from the second singles position, finishing the year with an outstanding 12-1 overall record.

“She is someone that every younger player should try to emulate. Her intensity and work ethic during practice and gameplay is unmatched,” according to Ortiz. “She wears other players down with her strong shot and has the ability to capitalize when they make mistakes near the net.”

Sophomore players, Erika Lilli and Nicole Vaccariello, both thrived in their first season on the varsity as teammates.

“Making the transition from junior varsity to varsity is tough to do in any sport but to do so with the success they had is quite the accomplishment,” added Ortiz. “A 9 -2 overall record, an All-Conference selection and winning the deciding match to win the conference championship is a tough act to follow, but I can’t wait to see what they produce next year.”

Six players on the team; Mishal Atiq, Daniela Mathieu, Amber Benevento, Amanda Navarro, Hannah Bienstock and Jill Geller, were selected to compete in Nassau's individual and doubles county tournament on May 12, the most selections the team has had in almost 10 years.

“These group of girls have worked so diligently throughout the course of this year and have earned their spot to compete with some of Nassau’s best players in this tournament,” concluded Ortiz.



Mepham Girls Lacrosse Clinch Conference Championship

Mepham Girls Lacrosse Clinch Conference Championship Photo
The Mepham High School girls’ lacrosse team won the Nassau Conference IV Championship on May 8 as they defeated Friends Academy, 11-10.

Senior Maeve Testa had a game high five goals, including the game winner with 34 seconds left. Jamie Maddaluno and Maeve Testa combined to win 14/23 draw controls. Senior goalkeeper Hope Kotowski had eight saves in the win.
 
“I have a talented and experienced group of upperclassmen that are amazing role models both on and off the field for a team laden with underclassmen,” said coach Melissa Rohr. “Back in February when we had our pre-season meeting, one of the things myself along with my assistant coach Briana Rubenstein spoke about at length with the girls was winning a conference championship this year. We tried to plant the seed early, and the girls honestly took it from there. The team truly bought into our message and what we wanted to accomplish as a group from day one and we are so unbelievably proud of them.”

This is the squad’s first conference championship in four years. The team sits with a perfect 9-0 record in conference play, and awaits their playoff seed in the Nassau County Class B playoffs.

Bellmore Girl Scouts Visit Community Cupboard

Bellmore Girl Scouts Visit Community Cupboard Photo
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Girl Scout Troop No. 943 visited the food pantry housed in the district’s administrative building on May 15.

They made a donation, helped to stock the shelves and packaged items for a family that regularly utilizes the community cupboard.

Karin McMahon, a physical education teacher at Mepham, an unnamed Girl Scout troop leader, Darlene Boden, a nurse at the Meadowbrook Alternative Program and Catrina Christensen, a MAP school counselor spoke to Girl Scouts.

Mepham’s Mike Valentino Named to Nassau’s Golden 11 Team

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From the fields of the Bellmore Braves football program, to Mepham High School’s Pirates, senior Mike Valentino has always had a driving passion for the sport.

“I love the family unit aspect of it,” he said. “I just can’t imagine not playing.”

Valentino’s talents both on and off the field are what got him selected to the Golden 11 team.

The Golden 11 is a scholarship given to the 11 players who best embody the behavior expected of student-athletes on and off the field, which includes maintaining scholar-athlete status and attaining All-County accolades. Only one student-athlete can be nominated from each school and selections are made by a committee of coaches from each conference.

“To be acknowledged as a Golden 11 scholar-athlete and to forever be in the NFF Football Hall of Fame is an incredible honor,” said coach Anthony Cracco.

Valentino plans on studying business while playing football at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania. He has been named All-County and All-State in football and is a member of the school’s Athletes Helping Athletes club.

All Golden 11 scholar-athletes were honored at a ceremony in April.

Merrick Avenue MS Students Enjoy Virtual Author Visit

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On May 18, students in Sue Schmidt’s English class at Merrick Avenue Middle School used Skype to speak with Todd Strasser, author of “The Wave.”
This novel is a major title in the eighth-grade literary canon so the opportunity to meet the author was a considerable treat.

“Not only did Strasser provide insight to his work, he also gave students valuable advice that they can easily apply to their own writing,” said Schmidt.

Bravo! Grand Avenue Student Earns Perfect Score on National Italian Exam

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Jake Arlia, a student at Grand Avenue Middle School, recently won first place in this year’s National Italian Exam. He started his study of Italian last year and is currently an eighth-grader in Melissa Steinhaus’ class.

“Jake is an ideal student who is always one to want to know more,” said Steinhaus. “He participates by asking many higher order thinking questions and shows passion for not just the language, but the Italian culture as well.”

Arlia earned a perfect score making him the only first-place winner out of 1, 591 test takers from 16 states, Puerto Rico and other countries.

“I had to study culture and memorize certain things about Italian history, literature, music and more,” explained Arlia. “While it was challenging to grasp certain aspects, I most enjoyed learning about their modern culture as I’ve traveled there twice.”

In recognition of his impressive work, he will receive a $500 prize and a scholarship that will cover tuition and accommodations for a two-week language course in Italy.

In addition, the American Association of Teachers of Italian will contribute a $500 award toward flight expenses.

Math Fair Adds Up to Gold Medal for Calhoun’s Zach Neiger

Math Fair Adds Up to Gold Medal for Calhoun’s Zach Neiger Photo
Calhoun High School junior Zach Neiger’s aptitude for math dates back to a third-grade club, Math Olympiads, where he said he realized he had a knack for numbers.

“Since then I’ve always just wanted to learn more about math,” he said.

The three-year Advanced Science Research student even dedicated his project to the subject, “A Further Exploration of the Properties of Orthodiagonal Quadrilaterals.”

This research earned him a gold medal at the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair on April 28. He was the only student from the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District to compete. Only the top 5 percent of competitors receive one of three level medals: bronze, silver or gold.

Since being named a Long Island Math Scholar in 2016, Neiger has been studying at the invite-only Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students, based at SUNY Old Westbury on Saturdays.

An accomplished cellist, Neiger has also competed at Science Olympiads, the Physics Bowl and Nassau County Math Competition, as well as being on the school’s Math Team.

“He is one of the most brilliant math minds to come through Calhoun, said Christine Boyce, Director of Calhoun’s Advanced Science Research Program. “Zach is a true Renaissance Man, he is tops academically, a major performer in the drama program, and cellist for the orchestra with a personality and sense of humor that are second to none.  It is a true honor to know Zach and I can not wait to see what true benefits he will bring to the world in his very bright future.”

Mepham’s Kamelhar Receives American Chemical Society Award

Mepham’s Kamelhar Receives American Chemical Society Award Photo
Anna Kamelhar, a student in Josephine Parlagreco’s AP Chemistry class, received the American Chemical Society Award for outstanding scholarship in Chemistry at the ACS’ recent award dinner on May 9 at Nassau Community College.

Grand Avenue Trio Places at Top Of LI Science Fairs

Grand Avenue Trio Places at Top Of LI Science Fairs Photo
Grand Avenue Middle School students Timothy Langone, Salianne Chiu and Sidney Wang placed among the top in the Long Island Science Congress and the Broadcom MASTERS Long Island Science and Engineering Fair.  

Langone, a seventh-grader will be moving on to the New York State Science Congress for his project, “Will Soybean Plants Grown in Martian Regolith Germinate and Reach Maturity More Successfully Than if Grown Hydroponically?”  

Chiu and Wang are eighth-graders who were nominated for the national competition for LISEF based on the results of their project, "How Does Aloe Vera and Caffeine Affect the Regeneration Rate of Dugesia tigrina?"

They are all are members of the Students Network of Cooperative Science. In this after-school program, the students spend countless hours under the close supervision of science teacher Tami Cruz.

Kennedy Duo Places in State Business Competition

Kennedy Duo Places in State Business Competition Photo
Linda Jiang and Hugh Cheung of Kennedy High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central School District placed fourth in the New York State Future Business Leaders of America competitions.

Their category, Banking and Financial Systems, required them to complete a 100-question test and later provide and present an impromptu solution to a case study to a panel of judges.

“This is an amazing accomplishment as, not only are they both freshmen and first-time competitors, they competed against high school students of all ages,” said Roseann Damato, the Future Business Leaders of America adviser.
 
This feat earned them a place at the national event in Anaheim, California. Additionally, Hugh placed fifth in the Introduction to Financial Math category.

FBLA is the largest career student organization in the world. FBLA’s state and national awards program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, members compete in events that test their business knowledge and skills. Top winners in each state are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer.



Calhoun Celebrates National Poetry Month

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Calhoun High School students and faculty jumped at the chance to create, perform and listen to poetry throughout the month of April.

The English Department and the library staff created a number of engaging events to help celebrate students’ love of literature and to support creative writers.

The month kicked off with published poet, Billy Lamont, visiting with Ms. Boland’s Creative Writing class for a series of writing workshops and then working with various classes in the library.

Calhoun librarian Kathryn Elefterion created poetry stations in which students could create different types of visual poetry in blocks of time. A few options included blackout poetry, in which students blacked out words in the pages of old books with Sharpies, leaving behind a few words in a brand-new poem; newspaper poems, in which students cut out letters and shapes from magazines and glued them together; and paint chip poems, in which students used the names of the colors to create themed poems. Students surprised themselves with how much fun they had creating poetry in new, different ways.  

Students who wished to read and perform their own original works competed in The Voice: Slam Poetry Style on April 21, a competition in the style of the popular TV show “The Voice.” Thirteen students wrote two original poems, one based on the theme “The Letter Never Delivered,” and performed them without prompts for four teacher coaches, who then selected students for their teams. Several underclassmen took to the Calhoun stage for the first time and dazzled the audience. The event, set up in the Little Theatre, was well-attended by numerous English classes, who ultimately voted Ms. Brill’s team the victor.

Students who wanted to read poetry in a relaxed, less competitive environment had the chance to shine at the Java Room on April 26. Students were encouraged to get up and read their original poems or poetry from published authors before a few classes in an open-mic style setting.
Many English and special education teachers also created poetry mini-units or lessons to celebrate National Poetry Month.

“National Poetry Month is always a tremendous time at Calhoun,” English chairperson Kim Serpe. “Students and teachers maximize the opportunity to celebrate the written and spoken word.”



Calhoun Hosts Cultural Exchange Trip

Calhoun Hosts Cultural Exchange Trip Photo

Two months after nine students were chosen by their peers to represent Calhoun High School in the first leg of a cultural exchange trip to Pascagoula, Mississippi, their southern counterparts traveled north.

Eleven students, along with their teacher and assistant principal, enjoyed a four-day trip that included a welcome party, class shadowing and trip into Manhattan.

On Friday, April 28, both classes met to discuss the differences and similarities between school lives. According to Pascagoula students there is no cell phone usage permitted at school, there are lines directing one-way traffic in the halls and all adults are addressed as “ma’am” or “sir.”

“Culture drives behavior,” stated Assistant Principal Ken Zisel who helped orchestrate this program after several personal trips to the region. “Most of the population is generations of families that grew up in the town of Pascagoula and remained, so folks are well aware of the rules and what is expected.”

Calhoun students spoke highly of the high levels of courtesy and respect they saw in Pascagoula. While their southern friends were surprised to learn of the freedoms Calhoun students are allowed on and off campus, stating this shows a real sign of trust from the staff.

Their curriculum is taught in 90-minute blocks, instead of 40-minute periods like at Calhoun.

“They stick to the schedule and everyone settles down immensely to learn,” said one student from Pascagoula.

The visitors thoroughly enjoyed acclaimed New York fare including pizza and bagels.

Both schools cited a strong sense of community support and commitment to students. And in the end, as Zisel said, “kids are kids no matter where you go.”






Calhoun Girls Track & Field Win School’s First Conference Championship

Calhoun Girls Track & Field Win School’s First Conference Championship Photo
Calhoun High School’s girls track and field have never captured the conference title before. That was until May 1, when they clinched a perfect 13-0 season, earning the school its first such title.

The day started off strong for the ladies as junior captain Paige Sfiroudis captured second place in the 400m hurdles along with the 100m hurdles. She also won the long jump and is currently ranked No. 2 on Long Island and No. 7 in New York State.

“In true leader form, senior captain Cristin Rodriquez would take three first-place finishes on the day; the 100m hurdles, 100m dash and triple jump,” said coach Joseph Migliano.

This was Rodriguez's last chance to compete for a conference title.
"I just wanted to help the team where I could, and earn something special that our school has never achieved,” said Rodriguez who is currently ranked No. 2 in New York State for the 100m hurdles.

The throwers for Calhoun would take first, second and fourth in discus and first, second and fourth in shotput adding some serious points for the team. Those ladies include, Julianne Losquadro, Julissa McCloud, Jamie Campanelli, Madison Padro, Victoria Unz and Jamie Campanelli.

“Not to be outdone by the upperclassmen the freshmen would have a stand out day as well,” added Migliano.

Lisa Jose would drop over a full second to run a 12.9 and take third on the 100m dash along with a 27.7 in the 200m dash to take third.

“She is a very special athlete, the sky is truly the limit with her and I know she's going to have a very bright future in track & field,” he added. “She is without question one of the fastest freshmen in all of Nassau County.”

Jose would also anchor the 4x100m relay to victory. Along with Jose, Calhoun had a freshmen middle distance runner that gets faster each time she steps on the track; Elizabeth Tuzzolo ran another personal best in the 400m dash in a time of 63.6 seconds grabbing her team a well-needed finish in that event. Elizabeth has dropped over five seconds on her time since the beginning of the season and is one of the fastest 400m freshmen in Nassau County.

The Calhoun sprinters wouldn't stop there, the 4x100m team of Mia Advocate, Dana Brown, eighth-grader Kristina Losquadro and Lisa Jose would dominate the relay and put the meet well out of reach for any other team.

This victory was a team effort for Calhoun; the distance team of Katie Corona, Christina Garbarino, Nadya Resnick and Samantha LaTorre made sure that the other teams didn't pick up too many points in the distance races, Migliano explained.

“They were a compliment to the sprinters, throwers, jumpers and the meet couldn't have been won without them,” Migliano added. “This was a very special day for Calhoun; the ladies set a goal at the beginning of the season and they went out each week to meet it.”



Calhoun Students Earn High Honors at Exploravision Competition

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Only the top 10 percent of students in the nation received honorable mention at the ExploraVision competition and 11 Calhoun High School Intro to Research students were among them.

The ExploraVision competition for K-12 students engages the next generation in real world problem-solving with a strong emphasis on STEM. ExploraVision challenges students envision and communicate new technology 20 years in the future through collaborative brainstorming and research of current science and technology.

The following students earned awards at ExploraVision Competition:

The Dolphin Watch: Grace Frohnhofer and Charles Berin
Sight Smart: Brianna Bukata, Dawn Luparello and Sarah Multer
The Smart Cup: Abigail D'Antonio, Gabriella Del Pozzo and Lindsay Roman
LTW Stove: Samantha Latorre, Juliana Tanico and Francesca Ward

Spanish and Cooking Classes Collide at Kennedy

Spanish and Cooking Classes Collide at Kennedy Photo

Members of Franca Fiorentino’s Spanish 3H class at John F. Kennedy High School collaborated on a cross-curricular lesson with Michael DiGiovanni, an instructor with the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program.

Fiorentino’s class worked on a cultural unit that included learning about famous Spanish tapas, small plates of food usually served in Spain. Students visited the culinary arts room to prepare and enjoy challenging tapas recipes.

“It was great to see the students enjoying a meal they prepared,” Fiorentino said.   

DiGiovanni will be visiting the Spanish class next week to discuss Spanish cuisine with the class.

World Language Students Learn Culture Outside of the Classroom

World Language Students Learn Culture Outside of the Classroom Photo
On April 19, seniors from Mepham High School’s College Spanish courses attended the musical “On Your Feet” in Manhattan with their teachers, Cecilia Larrea and Danielle McNeil.

“Students had recently completed a unit of study on immigration. The musical, which highlights Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s journey as Cuban immigrants in search of the American dream, was a wonderful culmination to the unit,” explained World Languages Chairperson Rosa Kaplan.  

After the show, students learned more about how the Estefans have impacted the music industry. They then wrote a cultural comparison to compare the Estefans to another immigrant who has contributed to American society.

In Italian classes, students researched family members that entered the United States through Ellis Island. They were able to view ship manifests that included personal information on their family members; many of whom they did not know. As a culminating activity to the unit, 12th-grade students from Kristen Montuori’s and Andrew Franklin’s Italian classes visited Ellis Island on April 21.  

“Students were guided by an Italian audio tour as they explored the exhibits of the museum and learned about the immigrant experience,” Franklin said. “After the museum, students experienced Italian food and culture at Eataly NYC Downtown, an Italian restaurant and marketplace.”



Bellmore-Merrick’s One Voice, One Message Initiative Packages 20,000 Meals for the Hungry

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All hands were on deck at Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District on April 22 when 100 volunteers, including One Voice, One Message ambassadors, packaged 20,000 meals in coordination with Rise Against Hunger.

Teachers and chairpersons were hauling 50-pound bags of vegetables and grains. Students worked in an assembly line, funneling dehydrated meals and vitamins into bags. Principals acted as couriers from the assembly tables to packaging locations. Administrators were taping up boxes full of meals and stacking them for transport. The superintendent manned a push broom, cleaning up any food spillover.

“They [the ambassadors and the One Voice, One Message Committee] are the most incredible human beings with the largest hearts that serve as outstanding role models,” said Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mara Bollettieri, who is also the co-One Voice, One Message adviser.

Money raised at the March One Voice, One Message Superhero 5K Run paid for the meals.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food to the world’s most vulnerable areas of the world.
“By sending the meals to schools abroad, the children will not only have a hot meal, but will receive an education as well,” added co-One Voice, One Message adviser and social studies chairperson Robyn Einbinder. “Students and staff alike were moved by the impact these meals will have, and thoroughly enjoyed working together throughout the morning.”


 

Bellmore-Merrick Seniors Earn High Honors at Music Festival

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Two seniors in the district participated in the 2017 National Association for Music Education All-Eastern Festival and Concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey early April, earning high honors.

Skylar Berkley of Kennedy was selected as second chair clarinet with the Honors Orchestra and Julia Losner of Calhoun High School was selected as a Soprano II in the Honors Treble Chorus.

“Both of these ensembles are comprised of top student musicians from high schools across the northeast,” said Cheryl Fontana, the district’s director of the fine and performing arts. “This is such an incredible accomplishment for these two young ladies; the entire district is extremely proud.”

The intense three-day rehearsal period culminated with a live performance at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom in the historic Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, April 8. They were advised by music directors Wally Avellaneda and Sanford Sardo, respectively.

Merrick Avenue Clubs Bake to Benefit Autism Speaks

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In honor of Autism Awareness Month, two clubs at Merrick Avenue Middle School joined together to bake up some sweets – and funds – for the organization, Autism Speaks.

Members of the Natural Helpers and SADD clubs held an after-school bake sale to fundraise. Both parents and students donated confectionary creations, helping the clubs to raise nearly $300.

“This day meant so much to us because our brother, Joe, has autism and it was nice for the school to come together and raise awareness," explained brothers John Hopkins and Chris Hopkins. The triplets all attend Merrick Avenue Middle School.

Anyone who made a donation was able to sign their puzzle piece to light up the hallways of Merrick Avenue blue for the month of April.

Calhoun Wind Ensemble Earns Best in Class at Festival

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The Calhoun High School Wind Ensemble recently returned home from a successful and exciting competition weekend at Disney World in Florida.
The 69-member band took the Best in Class award in the Festival Disney Concert Band in the Triple A (school size) division.  

“This is the first time the wind ensemble has won their division in their seven visits dating back to 2005,” said Band Director Edward Tumminelli. The CCVB (Calhoun Colts Varsity Band) placed second overall, out of 14 high school concert bands (all school sizes).  

They performed the highly demanding 15-minute suite from “Mass,” by Leonard Bernstein. Performance ensembles from the entire country travel to Orlando to compete in the Festival Disney national music competition.

 

Calhoun Celebrates Culture and Diversity Through Cuisine

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English as a New Language learners and the International Buddy Club transformed Calhoun High School faculty room into an elegant red carpet event celebrating the rich diversity of the school.

Students and faculty enjoyed foods from different countries donated by families and staff members. English as a New Language teachers and International Buddy Club advisers, Heather Glick and Mae Angeles worked together with students and club members to organize and create activities, decorations and a festive atmosphere of inclusion and cultural awareness.

The event had special visitors from central administration, middle school students, as well as Calhoun’s very own past and present students.

“We are so proud of the work that these students do,” said ENL Department Chair Enrique Montes. “This is an opportunity for them to celebrate their heritage and acknowledge that diversity makes our building a very special place.”  
 
In addition to the wonderful food, students participated in a scavenger hunt that encouraged them to converse with other people and find common traits. Students also prepared a video montage highlighting the difficulties that newcomers face and the importance of acceptance and tolerance.


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MAP Helps Grow Community Cupboard with Garden Use

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After the local Community Parent Center donated a greenhouse to the Meadowbrook Alternative Program, students and staff immediately began investigating how to enhance the courtyard area.

Senior Jordan Ladd, 16, of Merrick wrote and received an $800 grant from Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation to help fund the project.

“We used some of the money to build raised garden beds,” explained Ladd. “The rest will go towards shelving for the greenhouse, gardening tools, seeds and soil.”

The idea is to supply families currently utilizing the district’s Community Cupboard food pantry, housed at the district’s administrative building on Brookside Avenue along with MAP.

“Right now if we can only give them items that are shelf-stable,” Ladd explained. “Fresh fruits and vegetables can be expensive and if you’re already having difficulty buying regular food, that might prevent someone from purchasing healthier options.”

Special education/social studies teacher Tiffany Rzempoluch and physical education/health teacher Karin McMahon have been advising the project. The Community Parent Center offers parenting education, support and resources for parents with children in grades kindergarten through 12.

Broadcasting Program Hosts Prospective Students from Elementary News Club

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On April 5, several students from the News Tech Club at the Old Mill Road School in North Merrick visited the Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting program with their advisor, Deborah Walsh.

The field trip, organized by Walsh and Mepham English Chairperson Mary Donnelly, gave the students an opportunity to tour the Broadcasting studio at Wellington C. Mepham High School where Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting teacher Stuart Stein and technology assistant Matt Russell offered students an interactive preview of an in-studio news broadcast. 

Club members took turns operating the controls and the cameras, serving as anchors, camera operators and directors. The students, who use an iPad and iMovie to create their own news packages for the News Tech Club, learned how to use industry-standard equipment, including BMB’s TriCaster, to produce a live broadcast. Stein and Donnelly answered questions about the Broadcasting program and invited the students to apply for enrollment in 2019 or 2020.

Kennedy Team SPARKs Second Place Win

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A team comprised of advanced science research students from Kennedy High School earned a second place prize at this year’s Northwell Health SPARK Challenge.

The teams that participated by shadowing professionals in different departments of the Health System last fall, competed with career presentations they designed to represent the departments they shadowed.

Teams from the culinary program, the virtual enterprise program and the Advanced Science Research (ASR) program presented at the Northwell SPARK event held in the Cradle of Aviation museum.

Kennedy’s ASR team won second place with their career advertisement poster presentation, representing vocational counselors and professionals at Northwell Health.  

Their prize includes a $4,500 award to be used for a field trip chosen by the 10-member student team and their teacher.

Congratulations to Team “Vocation Nation,” which is comprised of Jennifer Rhakimov, Julia Abrams. Nicole Khouryawad, Oliva Mark, Christopher Ham, Lucas Rosen, Nina Weissbach, Amanda Schleider, Chloe Rome and Brian Zharov.  They were lead by team advisor Barbi Frank.

Bellmore-Merrick World Languages Department Announces Poster Contest Winners

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The Department of World Languages would like to announce the winners of their third annual districtwide contest.
    
Both middle and high school students submitted entries in poem, essay, comic strip and poster categories. This year’s contest focused on the value of learning another language through the theme of “Stay Connected...Learn a Language.”
    
The top three poster finalists from each school were displayed at the district’s administrative building to determine the district-wide favorites. Central administration staff voted for their top choices in both middle school and high school categories.
    
The following students were selected among all finalists: Anastasia Slobodov (Calhoun High School, first place - high school), Skylar Sena (Merrick Avenue Middle School, first place- middle school), Linda Jiang (Kennedy High School, second place - high school), Gary Solorzano - Ruiz (MAMS, second place- middle school), Julia Bremer (Calhoun, third place - high school) and Rachel Gulyaev (Grand Avenue Middle School, third place - middle school).  

“We would like to thank the entire World Languages department for judging and to the faculty, staff and students who submitted votes for the poster contest. We would like to send a special thanks to all our students who participated and the teachers who helped make this event a huge success,” said World Languages co-chairperson Enrique Montes.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

MAMS Science Olympiad Team Nab Wins

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The Merrick Avenue Middle School Science Olympiad team had a blast competing at Kellenberg Memorial High School on Saturday, March 31.
On Monday, April 3 these fearless Olympians were honored at an award ceremony held after school.

Winners include Jasper Seabold and Aiden Short (Fast Facts), Maya Spottiswood and Rebecca Sirof (Crime Busters), Maya Spottiswood and Rebecca Sirof (Disease Detectives), Sharyn Schweitzer and Rebecca Sirof (Optics).

Other participants included Kali Blair, Stefanie Gianuzzi, Ryan Harrington and Anna Varveris.

Mepham Drama Club’s Performance ‘Thoroughly’ Enjoyed

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The Skull and Bones Drama Club of Mepham High School staged “Thoroughly Modern Millie” as its 2017 spring musical production at the end of March.

Winner of the 2002 Best Musical Tony Award, “Millie” is an update of the Universal Pictures film of the same title. New music is by Jeanine Tesori, new lyrics are by Dick Scanlon, and the book is by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlon.

The production was directed by Edward Grosskreuz, an English teacher at Mepham High School; vocal direction by Amanda Cantwell, choral teacher at Grand Avenue Middle School; choreography by Whitney Stone; and conducted by Brian Neiderman, band teacher at Mepham.

The show starred Samantha Pepe as Millie Dillmount, Mike Pioli as Jimmy Smith, Robbie Commisso as Mr. Trevor Graydon, Emily Garone as Miss Dorothy, Samantha Morgan as Mrs. Meers, Alaina Ciorra as Muzzy Van Hossmere, Emily Fontanetta as Hui Mei, Mike Scalisi as Zhen Hao and Melissa Ponton as Miss Flannery. The show was complete with an ensemble of 22 students.







MAMS Math Olympiad Team Earns Fifth Place Trophy

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This year's math team did an excellent job representing Merrick Avenue Middle School at Thursday's Olympiad tournament at Kellenberg High School.
 
Brian Campanelli, Ethan Katsman, Michelle Serban, Jasper Seabold and Benjamin Zhang made us all very proud winning the fifth place team trophy. An extra congratulations to Jasper Seabold for winning fifth place (out of approximately 145 students) in the individual competition.


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MAP Shakespeare Festival Was ‘To Be’

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Participants of Meadowbrook Alternative Program’s Shakespeare Festival took the lead from the famous playwright/poet and were true to “thine own selves.”

“It was a bit different this year in that through a grant we were able to secure green screens and videotape a lot prior to the actual festival,” explained Laura Sheridan, English teacher and event organizer. “This opened us up to people doing voiceovers, working with technology and other aspects that engaged our students.”

Students acted out scenes live onstage, including one with a voiceover from Superintendent of Schools John DeTommaso before watching the previously recorded acting sessions from students and teachers.

“From the live productions to those which were filmed against the green screen; each was spectacular,” said MAP Principal Susan Ellinghaus.
About 30 MAP students got a taste of what to expect a week prior to the festival when they attended “The Comedy of Errors” play in New York City.

“We like to expose them to live theater whenever possible, and we want to get them psyched up for the following week,” Sheridan added. 

 

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Calhoun Senior Uses CPR Training to Save Grandmother

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While in the Calhoun High School gym assisting at her sister’s basketball game on March 19, senior Zahrah Ibrahim heard her mother calling out for help. Her grandmother was going in and out of consciousness.
Ibrahim recalled the CPR/AED refresher she’d received in her high school physical education class a few weeks prior and began performing life-saving maneuvers.

“At first I almost froze because it was my own grandmother, but then my dad prompted me and I started right up,” Ibrahim said. “I couldn’t feel a pulse, so I kept performing the compressions until the ambulance arrived.”
    

Her grandmother came to and was transported to a local hospital. She is now home recuperating.

“If it weren’t for the school training, I wouldn’t have been able to save my grandmother,” Ibrahim added.

She first took the course in middle school when it was administered throughout the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. The course is financially funded by Forever 9 - The Robbie Levine Foundation, which was founded in 2005 in memory of 9-year-old Robbie Levine of Merrick, who died of sudden cardiac arrest at his little league practice. The foundation raises awareness of the need for AEDs in youth sports.

While it is a new New York State Education Department mandate that high schools expose their students to AED training and hands-on CPR administration, the district has been implementing this over the past three years.


Mepham Science Experiment Lands on Magazine Cover

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Alex Cifuentes and Sydney Mason, two sophomores from one of Josephine Parlagreco’s chemistry classes at. Mepham High School wanted to see what would happen if they held the prism lenses over the iPhone camera lens.

The result was a photo they captured when the camera was pointed at a white light; a simple flashlight. It was featured on the cover of the March 2017 edition of Chem 13 News magazine.

Italian Students Win Poetry Awards

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On March 24, students from the central high school district participated in the American Association of Teachers of Italian’s annual poetry recitation contest at SUNY Old Westbury.

These select Bellmore-Merrick students competed against more than 225 students from all over Long Island as they recited classic Italian poems in front of peers, teachers and professors. Each student not only memorized up to 30 lines of a classic Italian poem, but also effectively introduced and interpreted it.

“The students who demonstrated their mastery of pronunciation, intonation, interpretation, poise and memorization were awarded for their accomplished performances,” said World Languages Chairperson Enrique Montes. “All competitors were commended for their efforts and determination as they spent a day immersed in Italian.”

Senior Rebecca Unz of Calhoun High School received the top prize in her category for her poignant rendition of an excerpt from Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy.” Melissa Mjeshtri of Kennedy High School was also awarded first place among a large group of freshmen from all over Long Island.

Winners were as follows:

Calhoun High School – senior Rebecca Unz – first place; senior Jonathan Kessler - third place; junior Lauren Ameruoso - honorable mention; junior James Caracciolo - honorable mention; junior Sara Grossman- honorable mention and junior Kyle Pilotti- honorable mention
Kennedy High School – freshman Melissa Mjeshtri - first place
Wellington C. Mepham High School – junior Rebecca Scotto - honorable mention

‘One Voice, One Message’ Run Feeds Hunger Charity

‘One Voice, One Message’ Run Feeds Hunger Charity 2017

In an effort to once again unite the central high school district and continue its mission of philanthropy and community activism, the “One Voice, One Message” committee held its 5K Superhero Run on March 25.

Hundreds of participants descended on the starting point at Grand Avenue Middle School, enjoying breakfast donated from local businesses, getting faces painted with superhero designs and interacting with various school and community members. 

Elected officials Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads, Assemblyman Dave McDonough and State Sen. John E. Brooks were all on hand to lend their support to the cause.

“The one fantastic thing about the One Voice, One Message program is the recognition that we all have a responsibility to something greater than ourselves,” Rhoads said when he addressed the crowd.

The race was organized by Dr. Joseph Netto, school psychologist at Meadowbrook Alternative Program, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mara Bollettieri and District Social Studies Chairperson Robyn Einbinder. 

“We continue our mission to fight hunger,” said Einbinder. “We began earlier this year by opening the districts Community Cupboard (a food pantry) and then dedicated this year’s Day of Service to providing food and hygiene items to those in need.”

The more than $10,000 raised will benefit Rise Against Hunger, which is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable populations.

Overall winners were Mepham High School students James Moehringer for the men with a race time of 17:24.45 and Carissa Kahn for the women with a race time of 19:43.44.




Mepham Shaves Heads for Childhood Cancer Research

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Mepham High School hosted its seventh Chop Your Lock's for Charity event to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation on March 22, raising $42,000.

“I am so proud of our Participation in Government and Leadership students for their spirit, enthusiasm and hard work in creating an event that not only raised money for such an important cause, but showcased why Mepham is such a special place,” said Kerry Dennis, social studies teacher, kickline coach and St. Baldrick's co-coordinator.

Irish step dancers from the Schade Academy of Irish Dancing kicked off the evening’s festivities. Community members were treated to face painting, games, music, raffle and more.

Team Guiliana G., created for social studies teacher Jacqueline Geller’s cancer surviving 4-year-old daughter, were top fundraisers, earning nearly $6,500 for the cause.

Since 2008, Mepham High School has raised over $250,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds research for childhood cancers.

 

Kennedy Culture Club Travels Around the Globe

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On March 20, members of the Culture Club at Kennedy High School  participated in a cultural gallery.

To prepare for the event, members spent time learning fun and unique facts about different countries involving geography, language, traditional foods, national celebrations and famous sites. 

During the event, students walked around the “cultural gallery” of various countries to ask questions and sample foods from around the world.




Calhoun Team Named LI Region of Virtual Enterprises Business Plan Competition Finalists

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Calhoun High School’s Virtual Enterprise team, Poseidon Pure, were recently named LI Region of Virtual Enterprises Business Plan Competition finalists.

Caleigh Alfarone, Devon Bayer, Rebecca Holtz, Colleen McKenna and Sara Samir were among those chosen.

“These young ladies showed the utmost of professionalism, poise and confidence not only in their presentations but most importantly in their preparation,” said their coach/teacher Peter Palazzo. “They were extremely diligent throughout the entire process and worked seamlessly together as a cohesive unit. Their understanding and mastery of business concepts is evident in what they have accomplished.”
Poseidon Pure created a business/plan as well as the presentation as part of the competition.

“They are a [theoretical] water filtration company,” explained Palazzo. “They offer water filtration products to individuals, families, teams, schools, offices, etc. They also have charitable donations that help improve the life of others exposed to contaminated drinking water.”

The Long Island VE firms will move on to the National Business Plan Competition in New York City on April 3 at Microsoft Technology Center.

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Bellmore-Merrick’s One Voice, One Message Initiative Packages 20,000 Meals for the Hungry

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All hands were on deck at Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District on April 22 when 100 volunteers, including One Voice, One Message ambassadors, packaged 20,000 meals in coordination with Rise Against Hunger.

Teachers and chairpersons were hauling 50-pound bags of vegetables and grains. Students worked in an assembly line, funneling dehydrated meals and vitamins into bags. Principals acted as couriers from the assembly tables to packaging locations. Administrators were taping up boxes full of meals and stacking them for transport. The superintendent manned a push broom, cleaning up any food spillover.

“They [the ambassadors] are the most incredible human beings with the largest hearts that serve as outstanding role models,” said Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mara Bollettieri, who is also the co-One Voice, One Message adviser.

Money raised at the March One Voice, One Message Superhero 5K Run paid for the meals.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food to the world’s most vulnerable areas of the world.
“By sending the meals to schools abroad, the children will not only have a hot meal, but will receive an education as well,” added co-One Voice, One Message adviser and social studies chairperson Robyn Einbinder. “Students and staff alike were moved by the impact these meals will have, and thoroughly enjoyed working together throughout the morning.”

 

Updates Inside

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The district will be placing new information in this section regarding the Capital Projects. Be on the lookout for information as it becomes available. See the links below for our latest updates.

10/24/16 Bond Phase 2 & 3 Update

9/6/16 Bond Phase 2 & 3 Update

8/8/16 Bond Phase 2 & 3 Update

7/27/16 Bond Phase 2 & 3 Update

7/15/16 Bond Update

7/6/16 Bond Update

July 2016 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

6/11/16 - Bond Phase 2 and 3 Update

April 2016 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

4/11/16 - Bond Phase 2 Update

March 2016 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

3/1/16 - Bond Phase 2 Update

February 2016 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

1/5/16 - Bond Phase 2 Update

12/15/15 - Bond Phase 2 Update

December 2015 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

11/15/15 - Bond Phase 2 Update

November 2015 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

10/20/15 - Bond Phase 2 Update

8/25/15 - Bond Phase 2 Update

1/22/15 - Bond Phase 1 Update

12/10/14 - Bond Phase 1 Update

10/29/14 - Bond Phase 1 Update

9/29/14 - Bond Phase 1 Update

8/11/14 - Bond Phase 1 Update

7/14/14 - Bond Phase 1 Update

6/30/14 - Bond Phase 1 Update

July 2014 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

August 2014 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

September 2014 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

October 2014 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

November 2014 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

December 2014 Capital Bond Project Slideshow

Construction Update 6/17/14

Neighbor Letter Re: Construction (Middle School)

Neighbor Letter Re: Construction

6/10/14 - Bond Phase 1 Update

SED Approval - Phase I  - May 6

02/10/14 - Bond Project Update

Capital Project Potential Phasing