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Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

Assistant Principals:
Dr. Neil Testa, Ed.D.
Mr. Michael Gavalas

Mr. Mark Melkonian

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Congratulations to our Students of the Month for February:

Grade 9: Georgia Koutsouras

Grade 10: Lisa Jose

Grade 11: Senya Huda

Grade 12: Jacob Goldberg


Congratulations to our Students of the Month for January:

Grade 9: Nicholas Barone

Grade 10: Jillian Segermeister

Grade 11: Brenden Rosario

Grade 12: Amelia Seabold


Congratulations to our Students of the Month for December:

Grade 9: Emma Bhansingh

Grade 10: Lindsay Brown

Grade 11: Clarence Vogel

Grade 12: Kevin Sandler


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Current News

Calhoun English Teacher Recognized by the Harvard Club of Long Island

Calhoun English Teacher Recognized by the Harvard Club of Long Island photo
Jason Boland, an English teacher at Calhoun High School, was recently recognized as a distinguished teacher by the Harvard Club of Long Island.
Julia Losner, Calhoun grad and current Harvard University student, nominated Boland for the award.

“For a student to recognize you after they graduate is quite an honor,” said board trustee Wendy Garguilo at the April 9 meeting where Boland was recognized.

A graduate of Calhoun himself, Boland began his educational career at Merrick Avenue Middle School, and then after three years, he continued on to Calhoun High School, where he has been since. He has taught students of all grades, including 11th grade AP English Language.  

A former Herald reporter and editor, Boland has functioned as the Hoofbeats adviser for the last 12 years. He has been invited to speak at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual convention, presenting to more than 200 other advisers and journalism students about, “reinventing your school newspaper.”

An all-year contributor to the Bellmore-Merrick school community, Boland has also functioned as the girls varsity softball coach for the past 15 years and a summer school teacher for the past 20 years.  

Bellmore-Merrick Students Earn Accolades at LISEF

Bellmore-Merrick Students Earn Accolades at LISEF photo
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On March 15, students from across Central High School District competed in the second round of the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

LISEF is the regional science fair for students to present their research in order to be eligible to complete in the national Broadcom MASTERS, which is administered by the Society for Science and the Public.  

Kennedy’s Cameron Levy and Lucas Rosen who presented their Advance Science Research projects in the animal science and mathematics categories. Levy earned third place and Rosen earned honorable mention. He also received a special award. Matthew Klein received a special award from NASA.

Both young scientists were selected to advance to round 2 of LISEF. Rosen also earned first place in the mathematics category at the Long Island Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and was invited to advance to the Regional JSHS competition. Their research teachers are Barbi Frank and Barbara Franklin.

From Calhoun High School, two Calhoun ASR students were invited to participate in round 2. Senior Kyle Pilotti's project won the honor of honorable mention in the category of earth and environmental sciences. Pilotti was also honored by the American Meteorological Society and presented with an award for a student researcher that showed initiative and dedication in the field of meteorology. Sophomore Sonia Sarju also received the honor of honorable mention in the category of earth and environmental science for her project. They work with advisers Christine Boyce and Jennifer Pefanis.

Seven students from Grand Avenue Middle School also competed at LISEF in the middle school division.  

To participate at LISEF, students in sixth-eighth grades must perform a scientific investigation under the guidance of their teachers. The projects receiving a first place award or those scoring within the top 10 percent for each regional fair (based on total number of participating) receive nominations to SSP Broadcom MASTERS.  

Tyler  Bissoondial received first place and a Broadcom MASTER’s nomination for his project. Julianna Rosenthal received second place and Broadcom MASTER’s nomination for her project and Timothy Langone received third place for his project. Gabriella Simal, Sahara Partap and Mackenzie Filosa received third place for their group project. Science teacher, Tami Cruz, was the adviser for this group.

Calhoun Cheer Squad Named Nassau Champs

Calhoun Cheer Squad Named Nassau Champs photo
The Calhoun varsity cheerleaders have been successful this season. The team landed on top as winners at the Nassau County Section 8 Championship for the second year in a row. Undefeated in the Division 1 Co-Ed category they took eighth place in the New York State Championship on March 3 in Syracuse.

“We are so proud of this team and how hard they worked together to accomplish something great this season,” said coach Chrissy Meiselas. “They are an amazing team and a special group of athletes who always think about the team first.”

Calhoun’s Cluboard Aims to Assist Community Cupboard

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As the district’s food pantry, the Community Cupboard expands in both size and service; volunteerism remains a key factor in its continued success.

That’s where Calhoun High School’s newly formed group, the Cluboard comes in.

Sophomore Dahlia Frier, a longtime member of the student ambassador program, said she saw a decline in donations which motivated her to create this club. 

“This was a way for us to get involved in our community and come together,” she added.

The group has hosted a food drive, volunteered and promoted the pantry’s existence and available opportunities. Other fundraising opportunities are in the works such as the upcoming March 19 dine out at Burgrito’s on Merrick Avenue in Merrick.

“Fifty percent of purchases between 4-9 p.m. will be donated to the Community Cupboard,” added sophomore club member Sarah Multer.

“This is an ideal way for our students to support the community and promote civic action for these young leaders,” said club adviser and Assistant Principal Mark Melkonian. “We really wanted this to be a way for students to be able to have a direct impact on their community.”

Serving more than 40 families on a bi-weekly basis, Frier said she is grateful people have an approachable place where they can feel comfortable getting necessary items for their families.
Anyone interested in donating pantry, hygiene, baby or pet items, organizing the pantry or making deliveries to drop off sites can call 516-992-1073.