1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

Assistant Principals:
Mr. Eric Gomez
Dr. Neil Testa, Ed.D.
Mr. Ken Zisel


 Attendance: 992-1312, 1353, 1354
 Guidance: 992-1319
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Important Information

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 27, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
October 28, 12:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Educational Showcase Night for 8th Grade Parents, November 9th

PSAT/NMSQT Information

Class of 2017 Class Ring Information

The Stable is Open!

Calhoun Student Samantha Hernandez is a Rising Star!

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Current News

Students Experience Simulated Impaired/Distracted Driving Consequences

The Community Parent Center and district, in partnership with State Farm Insurance and the Allyson Rosenblatt Memorial Fund, recently sponsored an impaired and distracted driving educational simulator program for students at Calhoun. 
The Arrive Alive Tour used a high-tech simulator and a number of other resources to educate the students about the dangers of drunk driving and texting while driving. The simulator allowed students to experience the potential consequences of drunk and distracted driving in a safe, controlled environment.
In addition to the simulator, New York State Troopers brought the "Seatbelt Convincer" to demonstrate the importance of always wearing a seatbelt. The Seat Belt Convincer is an educational tool that allows riders to experience force, up to five times their body weight, similar to that of a low impact crash.
“We bring this program to Bellmore-Merrick CHSD annually because the risk for motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16 to 19 year olds than any other age group,” said Wendy Tepfer, director of the Community Parent Center.” The Parent Center is committed to helping end these tragedies. If we can save teen lives, then we are doing our job.”
Due to inclement weather, the program scheduled for Mepham was cancelled.  The Community Parent Center and Mepham plan to sponsor this program in spring of 2016.

Calhoun Plays Homecoming Game, ColtFest Rescheduled


Students, parents, alumni and community members turned out for the rescheduled Calhoun Homecoming game Saturday.

Stormy weather cancelled ColtFest, the school’s annual festival held in conjunction with the homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 2, but the game was rescheduled for the following afternoon.

“We would have loved to play the game under the lights, but the weather did not cooperate,” Principal Nicole Hollings explained.  

Rachel Leiner belted out the National Anthem and the varsity cheerleading squad and school mascot, Charlie the Colt were on hand to display some school spirit.

Fellow athletes donned their Colts gear, face paint and more as they cheered on the football team.

The Colts fell to New Hyde Park, 17-7 and are now 1-3 so far this season. ColtFest has been rescheduled for Oct. 31 at noon. The game will begin at 2 p.m., where the school will honor senior students and their parents.

Student Named Rising Latino Star

Calhoun’s Samantha Hernandez has been selected as one of The Hispanic Coalition of New York’s 40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars.

The 40 Under 40 Rising Stars program recognizes members of the Hispanic/Latino community under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and achievements in various areas.

An Advanced Science Research student, Hernandez is studying the affects of bilingualism on the brain during the three-year program.

“I chose to explore the world of bilingualism because it's always been there at my side my whole life,” she said, adding that she plans to study pre-medicine in college.

Christine Boyce, an advanced science research teacher at Calhoun, nominated Hernandez for the award.

“Samantha is the total package,” Boyce said. “She is a stand out student and has a passion for research.”

Hernandez is also a member of the high school’s Key Club, SADD and YUGA programs, as well as writing for the school newspaper. Hernandez and Boyce will travel to Albany on Oct. 11 to accept the award.

Calhoun Named Scholar Athlete School of Distinction

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. recently announced its 2014-15 Scholar Athlete School of Distinction winners and Calhoun was included on the list.

 “We are very proud to be among the schools named as a Scholar Athlete School of Distinction,” said Principal Nicole Hollings. “In addition to the Boys Golf team that was given the Scholar-Athlete Team State Championship Title this past spring, this honor further emphasizes how all of our coaches and athletes value academics as a top priority and supports the role that sports plays in helping our students to maintain focus, drive and determination in all areas of their lives.”

Teams can earn School of Distinction status by having 100 percent of its varsity teams earn a 90.0 percent grade point average or higher. The purpose of the School of Distinction award is to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide honor in addition to the already established Scholar-Athlete Team State Championship title declared annually in each of 32 sports.