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Senior Awards Night Information
"Soup-er" Bowl Food Drive
After the holiday season, food banks across the United States report shortages of food donations for hungry families. As the winter months continue, let’s fight to end the food crisis! Calhoun High School’s Entrepreneur Club is running a “Soup-er” Bowl Food Drive with a "kick-off" on Friday, January 31st and it will run until Friday, February 7th. Collection boxes will be located outside the main office. Please donate any non-perishable food items. All donations will be given to local food shelters. Thank you so much for your help!
Parent Academy Presentation
for Common Core Math - December 3, 2013
Calhoun’s Julia Losner to Attend Summer Intensive for Choral Studies
Julia Losner, a freshman at Sanford H. Calhoun High School, has been accepted to attend the 2014 Summer Intensive at the New York State Summer School of the Arts’ School of Choral Studies.
Co-sponsored by SUNY Fredonia and the New York State School Music Association, the NYSSSA School of Choral Studies gives students daily instruction in choral singing and comprehensive musicianship from a nationally acclaimed choral faculty. Studies include private voice lessons, musical theater and opera, stagecraft and movement, small ensembles and voice recitals.
Julia will perform with the NYSSSA Chorale in the Rosh Recital Hall at the Rockefeller Center for the Arts at SUNY Fredonia and in the amphitheater at the famous Chautauqua Institution. At her audition, Julia sang the traditional art song, “Hey Ho, the Wind and the Rain,” and received a perfect score of 100.
At Calhoun, Julia is a part of the two-time Festival Disney National Champion show choir – Crescendo – as well as a member of the orchestra and chamber orchestra. She is also a member of Key Club. In addition to her talents in voice, Julia is also an accomplished violinist and pianist.
51 Students Entered in All-County Art Exhibition
Demonstrating the district’s commitment to a well-rounded education in academics, athletics and the arts, 51 Bellmore-Merrick students from Calhoun, Kennedy, Mepham, Grand Avenue and Merrick Avenue have been entered into the Art Supervisors Association 10th annual Nassau All-County Art Exhibition, which will take place on March 16 from 12-4 p.m. at the Ruth S. Harley University Center at Adelphi University in Garden City. Prior to the exhibition at 11 a.m., ASA will present scholarships to one outstanding senior from every member high school in a special ceremony. Additionally, one outstanding professional artist-educator will be recognized.
The exhibition, which is free of charge, will honor more than 1,200 students in kindergarten through 12th grade for demonstrating excellence in a range of two-dimensional mediums, including painting, drawing, printmaking, computer graphics and photography. Students, parents, art educators, administrators and community members are encouraged to attend.
In order to be considered for this exhibition, each art educator is limited to nominating three student entries. More than 400 art educators from 200 schools in 45 districts countywide submitted work to this prestigious exhibition.
The following Calhoun students were selected to participate:
Four Students Advance in LISEF
Four students from the district – Sanford H. Calhoun High School’s Aaron Gochman and John F. Kennedy High School’s Beatrice Brown, Rebecca Jellinek and Benjamin November – competed in the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 10 and qualified to continue on in the competition. The second round of competition will take place at the Crest Hollow Country Club on March 13, with those winners qualifying to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles from May 10-16. ISEF brings together students from the international community to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships and scientific field trips.
Aaron’s project was “Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles: An Effortless Path for Staphylococcus aureus to Infect Cells;” Beatrice’s research was called “Irene and Sandy…Oddity or Destiny? An Investigation of Factors Influencing Flooding Risks in the Long Island Area;” Benjamin’s project was titled “Measurement of Leaf Properties to Improve the Parameterization Used by Earth System Models to Estimate the Maximum Capacity of CO2 Uptake in the Attic;” and Rebecca’s project was “The Effects of Barbie Dolls and Their Wardrobes on Body Dissatisfaction.”
Calhoun to Host Head-Shaving Event to Support Childhood Cancer Research
Sanford H. Calhoun High School will be hosting its eighth annual head-shaving event on March 18 from 6-8:30 p.m. to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids battling cancer, raising money to fund research.
This event has been held annually at Calhoun since 2007, during which time more than $360,000 was raised to help fund childhood cancer research and more than 300 girls – and some boys – donated their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Last year, the school raised $66,000, had 207 people shave their heads, 43 girls donate their hair and more than 100 people volunteered their time and effort.
To sign up to participate or donate to the cause, please visit the school’s St. Baldrick’s website at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/calhounhs
or contact Peter Magnuson at 516-992-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Calhoun Kicks Off AFA Teen Chapter with Fundraiser
Members of the Key Club at Sanford H. Calhoun High School sold chocolate roses during lunch periods throughout the week of Feb. 10-14.
The proceeds raised from the Sweets for Your Sweetie fundraiser were donated to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) as a kickoff to the new AFA Teens Chapter. Members of Key Club recently started a new chapter for teens in support of AFA. The mission of the organization is “to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia and to their caregivers and families through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.” Key Club fully supports the mission of the AFA, as it is an organization that contains strong leaders who provide public services for their community. The values and goals the AFA hold are very similar to Key Club’s goals, and are one of the main reasons Key Club is working together with them.