1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

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


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 Class of 2017 Elections will be May 27th in social studies classes.
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Congratulations to our Students of the Month for April:

Grade 9: Gerson Reyes
Grade 10: Dana Schwab
Grade 11: Nicole Galarza
Grade 12: Allison Scymcyk


Calhoun Baseball field dedication May 9th 11AM

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 Pre-Prom meeting Thursday, May 7th at 7pm in the auditorium.

Prom Contract

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Sophomores The Time Is Now
To Order Your 2017 Class Ring!
Parent/Student Order Night - 5/26 7-9pm in E. Café
"In-School" Order Date - 5/19, 5/27
Late Orders - 5/28 10:30 am - 1pm E. Café Hall
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 Calhoun Colts MS Fundraisers May 16th and May 26th

Take A Step Toward A Cure Join Team Calhoun Colts Care
Multiple Sclerosis Walk 2015

Human Foosball Tournament

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Photos from our St. Baldrick's Event

Congratulations to our Cultural Arts Foundation Winners:
Lydia Librizzi - Orchestra
Caitlin Coleman: Band
Courtney Georgalas - Photography
Elizabeth Earle - Vocal Music
Robert Gallo - Drama
Danielle Rowe- Visual Arts



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Current News

Baseball Field Renamed at Calhoun

The varsity baseball field diamond was renamed after dedicated coach, mentor and Calhoun teacher Joe Corea in an emotional ceremony held on May 9.

During the dedication, district Director of Physical Education and Athletics Saul Lerner spoke passionately about Mr. Corea’s qualities as a teacher, colleague and friend, as did Calhoun’s Athletic Director June Spruyt. Principal Nicole Hollings read a touching tribute to the retired teacher and coach written by David Seinfeld, the district’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Calhoun varsity baseball coach Art Canestro spoke briefly as well, thanking Mr. Corea for his mentorship and guidance.

The event culminated with words of gratitude from Mr. Corea, who attended the dedication with his family. He was presented with a plaque replica of the metal sign to be hung above the backstop of the newly named field. A second sign indicating Joe Corea Field was also mounted above the scoreboard in center field.

Advanced Science Researchers Showcase At Calhoun


Calhoun Holds Lunch with Global Flavor

Calhoun High School held its annual International Luncheon, organized by the district’s English as a New Language students.

To honor, inform and celebrate the diverse cultures of each student in the ENL program, students make presentations, supply music from their native countries, decorate the faculty lounge with festive national colors and prepare food that best represents their culture.

This year, attendees got to fly the friendly skies at Calhoun, as the students decorated the space in a travel theme. Visitors filled out a passport and were urged to tape it to a large global map based on their country of origin or ancestry. Flight attendants, skycaps, security and pilots mingled with students representing countries such as Guatemala, Japan, South Korea, El Salvador, Russia, India, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

Several teachers and staff members also volunteered their time to prepare traditional foods of their ancestry. The International Luncheon is dedicated to celebrating cultural diversity, while enjoying delicious food and fellowship.  

District Holds Relay for Life at Calhoun HS


Hundreds gathered to march around the track at Calhoun High School on April 24 as Bellmore-Merrick kicked off its first Relay for Life event.

Despite the unseasonably cold temperatures, the event brought warmth and hope as it helped raise more than $75,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The opening ceremony of the 12-hour overnight event featured remarks from the Relay for Life student committee and an impassioned speech from Calhoun 10th-grader Holden Smith, who recently fought and beat Hodgkin’s lymphoma. From there, survivors, including Smith, gathered on the track and took the ceremonial first lap behind a Relay for Life banner before they were joined by family members, caregivers and participants.

The event was the brainchild of students Adam Myers, Michael Jean and Matthew Koffler. In honor of Calhoun teacher Doug Smestad, who is currently battling liver cancer, this core group of students, known as “Smestad’s Knights,” approached district administrators last year and began the planning stage. Relay advisor Wendy Simson worked with Relay for Life specialist Sarah Sobel on getting the event off the ground. During the opening ceremony, Sobel presented Myers, Jean, Koffler and Christine Collins with certificates for their outstanding service in organizing the relay.

Highlights of the evening included a soaring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by student Alaina Anderson, a performance by Calhoun alumnus and former “American Idol” contestant Robbie Rosen, live performances from the bands “Wait for It” and “Calhoun’s Crescendo,” and the luminaria ceremony of candle-lit lanterns lined up along the track.


District Inducts Hundreds Into National Honor Society

All three high schools in the district held their National Honor Society induction ceremony on April 22, swearing in more than 400 new students district-wide.

At Mepham, 135 students were inducted in a ceremony that included candle-lighting for the four qualities of membership: Service, Character, Scholarship and Leadership. The four officers of the Mepham National Honor Society, President Anand Bradley, Vice President Jenna Frisolone, Secretary Jessica Bortolussi and Treasurer Sara Miller conducted the ceremony. The evening also featured comments from Mepham’s Principal Michael Harrington and the honorary induction of English teacher Ed Grosskruez.

At John F. Kennedy, 123 students were inducted in a ceremony opened by student Reid Bachman, along with the candle lighting remarks from Sam Moser and Sara Harris. The evening also featured guest speaker and English teacher Steven Mastromarino and a musical performance of “Se Tu Ma’mi” from student Julianna Codispoti. Principal Lorraine Poppe delivered the induction address, while Mastromarino and mathematics teacher Daniel Vessely presented the credentials to each new inductee.

At Calhoun, student David Braunstein and advisor Julie Rosslee gave a welcoming address before inducting 153 students. Co-presidents Jared Del Orfano and Louis Lin; Vice-President Sanjida Chowdhury, Secretary Jamie Solomon and Treasurer Nicole Fegan handled the honors of lighting the ceremonial candles and inducting the new members. The ceremony also featured inspiring remarks from Principal Nicole Hollings.

All combined, 410 students were inducted into the National Honor Society, a fraternity that demands and rewards excellence in academic scholarship as well as leadership, character and public service.