1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

Assistant Principals:

Mr. Eric Gomez
Mr. Neil Testa
Mr. Ken Zisel


 Attendance: 992-1312, 1353, 1354
 Guidance: 992-1319
 Main Office:

Important Information


February 11th - Collection For Advanced Placement Exam Checks

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Sr. Awards Activity Form, Class of 2015 (Due to Guidance on March 6th)

College Search and Application Process Meeting for Parents
January 15, 2015



Driving in the Safe Lane Program - January 22, 2015 - 7:30pm


Our December Students of the Month are:

Grade 9: Kyle Pilotti
Grade 10: Jessica Wynne
Grade 11: Rachel Leiner
Grade 12: Kevin Flash

January 2015 Testing Schedule

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Final Teen Driver Safety Meeting

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Our November Students of the Month are:

Grade 9: Amanda Kessler
Grade 10: Rebecca Holtz
Grade 11: Andrea Beganskas
Grade 12: Anthony Fitzsimmons
Congratulations to our November Students of the Month! The students were nominated by staff members for their contributions to the Calhoun community.  


We had two honorees at the Nassau County AAPHERD (Physical Education) dinner. Paul Weinberg, a Prep student, and Denise Prussen were honored as outstanding participants in Physical Education. Congratulations!


Students from Calhoun DECA attended the Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce 12th Annual Business Leadership Competition which was held at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue. The competition consisted of close to 500 business students from 16 high schools located across all of Long Island. The competition is designed to give the students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of business and business concepts through presentations in various categories.


Our students competed in categories such as Retail Marketing, Graphic Design, Travel & Tourism, Job Interview and Entrepreneurship to name a few. The students dressed in business attire and did a fantastic job in both their preparation and presentation in their respective events. They provided the judges with an impressive display of intelligence, professionalism and maturity. Mia Tallerico and Sean Delgado took second place in graphic design. Congratulations to Mr. Palazzo and the team!



Late Bus Schedule

2014 Senior Parking Information

Supply List for Teachers 2014-2015

Current News

Prep Students Develop Necessary Computer Skills

On Jan. 16, Prep for the Future students at Calhoun continued the district’s partnership with software company, eVero, with a guided lesson in the school’s computer lab. The goal of the eVero workshop is to better equip special needs students with various computer skills that will benefit them in the workforce.

Led by Jeannine Azan, an eVero business manager and former Calhoun student now employed by eVero, instructor Joseph Malebranche, Calhoun staff guided the students through a series of computerized tasks and assignments.

The lessons were carried out in partnership with the South Oaks Prep for Life program under the direction of Judy Burke.


Calhoun Athletes Make Commitments


Student-athletes at Calhoun High School formally announced their commitment to play collegiate level sports when they enter college in the fall.
In a ceremony held in Calhoun’s auditorium, parents and supporters heard from each of the eight student-athletes as they discussed their future goals and their decision to attend the school.

Assistant Principal Neil Testa emceed the event, introducing each student to the audience. The eight students recognized were:

Jessica Arana Georgetown University Swimming
Allison Boldis University of New Hampshire Soccer
Alyssa Garbarino
Alfred University Soccer
Spencer Kaufman Wagner Lacrosse
Joanna Marmo York College of Penn. Softball
Griffin Miller Dartmouth Lacrosse
Jack Thomann Adelphi University Lacrosse
Emily Turrini West Point Lacrosse


Winter Production Filled with Great Expectations

On-Tour, Calhoun’s drama club, is poised to open its winter production of “Great Expectations” on Friday, Jan. 16.

The play, based on the Charles Dickens classic, follows Pip, who vies for the affections of the cruel Estella after he comes into a small fortune from an anonymous benefactor. The play features all of Dickens’ classic themes: wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil.

Calhoun’s On-Tour cast features Jamie Rosner as adult Pip, Holden Smith as young Pip, Lori Zomback as adult Estella, Brittany Allen as young Estella, and Rachel November as the capricious Miss Havisham. Other cast members include Peter Sideris as Joe Gargery, Elizabeth Earle as Mrs. Joe, Ryan Dzieziech as Mr. Jaggers, Austin Topper as a convict, and Abel Magwitch and Robert Gallo as Herbert, Pip’s loyal friend.

The productions take place Jan. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Calhoun auditorium.

District Hosts SEPTA Transition Fair

SEPTA held its eighth annual Transition Fair for special needs students preparing for life outside of secondary school.

The fair, hosted at Calhoun on Jan. 6, attracted dozens of local and state organizations that specialize in services for special needs adults. Some of these agencies included AHRC, Life’s WORC, Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Ken’s Krew, Tender Care Human Services and SANYS, the self-advocacy organization in New York, to name a few.

The event kicked off with a vocal performance by Express Yourself, Calhoun’s mixed chorus of Prep for the Future students and members of the On-Tour drama club.
Attendees were able to select workshops from a diverse list, including Family Support Services; Special Needs Trust and Legal Guardianship; Medicaid Service Coordination; the ACCES Employment and Training Program and Self-Advocacy advice from members of SANYS. A student workshop also hosted former special needs students who returned to Bellmore-Merrick to relate their experiences outside of high school. The workshop concluded with a fun scavenger hunt of the agency tables with treats provided in the cafeteria afterward.
During the event, Prep for the Future students also manned The Stable, Calhoun’s school store.
“With more than 200 attendees, and more than 50 agencies and speakers taking part, the night was truly a success and the information gained will surely help a great number of families,” said Cheryl Gitlitz, the district’s transition coordinator. “It may have been a very cold and bitter night outside, but the dedicated professionals, Calhoun alumni and parent volunteers allowed every attendee to leave with a very warm and comfortable feeling.”