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1260 Meadowbrook Rd
Merrick, NY 11566
 
   
Principal:
Susan Ellinghaus
                                  


Main Office:
992-1082


“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

- Anne Frank

 

 

MAP takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

 

The Meadowbrook Alternative Program (MAP) promotes Honor, Excellence, Respect, and Optimism in students who have had difficulties succeeding in traditional high school settings.

MAP students succeed through their engagement in a rigorous academic program consisting of  personalized classroom, real world, and service learning experience delivered in the context of a nurturing and challenging learning community.

The Guidance Department at the Meadowbrook Alternative Program is committed to serving the Bellmore-Merrick community by helping foster and support the Academic, Social, Emotional and Career Development of all students.


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MAP Heads to the MET

MAP Heads to the MET photo
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On Oct. 27, students from the Meadowbrook Alternative Program’s AP Euro and AP Literature classes went to the Met Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to experience a taste of Medieval Europe firsthand. 

The tour guide introduced students to the famous Unicorn Tapestries, the Gothic Chapel, the Herb Garden (where students were allowed to taste samples), and the various cloisters situated around the museum. 

Staff members Tiffany Rzempoluch, Lisa Patwell and Laura Sheridan then sent them on a scavenger hunt to find and analyze certain objects of historical value, covering areas such as art, church life and education.
 

Bellmore-Merrick Students Reach High Notes With NYSSMA All-State Selections

Bellmore-Merrick Students Reach High Notes With NYSSMA All-State Selections photo
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Several students in the CHSD were recently named All-State and All-State Alternates by the New York State School Music Association.

They will travel to Rochester, New York to participate in the four-day NYSSMA All-State Music Festival that begins on Nov. 30.

All-State designees include Mepham High School’s Adriana Guarascio (All-State Symphonic OrchestraCalhoun High School’s Julia Bremer (All-State Mixed Choir), Maria Fazio (All-State Mixed Choir), Doug Gallo (All-State Vocal Alternate) and Ben Shaposhniko (All-State Symphonic Orchestra and All-State Jazz Ensemble Alternate) and Kennedy High School’s Samantha Crichton (All-State Treble Choir), John Duroseau (All-State Mixed Choir) and Kristina Miller (All-State Treble Choir).

“In addition to making numerous musical and vocal contributions to their respective high school communities, many of these students also study and perform privately, chasing competitive personal goals and realizing prestigious performance opportunities,” said Cheryl Fontana, director of fine and performing arts and adult education.

Each year in late August, young musicians throughout the state receive the exciting notification that they have been selected to participate in the festival. The All-State selection process begins during the previous school year. To be considered for All-State, students must first be recommended by their music director and perform a Level 6 audition piece at the spring NYSSMA festival receiving a score of 98 or higher.

Student Reps Report Monthly School News To Board

Student reps report monthly school news to board photo
Student representatives from the four high schools in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District addressed the school board at its Oct. 4 meeting, updating the community on their respective schools’ accomplishments and activities.

Personal quips, achievements and upcoming events were included in each round up. They will continue to act as a board liaison throughout the school year at future board meetings.

Reporting from the dais each month will be Daniel O’Keefe from Sanford H. Calhoun, Rachel Katz from John F. Kennedy, Jordan Ladd from the Meadowbrook Alternative Program and Gina Connors from Wellington C. Mepham High School.

 “This is an opportunity for them to tell us what they’re proud of about their school and it’s a portion of our monthly board meetings that I look forward greatly,” said John DeTommaso, superintendent of schools.