1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

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


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Congratulations to our Students of the Month for October:

Grade 9: John Seidlewicz

Grade 10: Jackson Katz

Grade 11: Lauren Ameruoso

Grade 12: Gillian Stapler

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Current News

Calhoun’s David Bekore Wins National Writing Award

David Bekore, a senior at Calhoun High School has been named a national winner in the 2016 National Council of Teacher of English (NCTE) Awards in Writing.  

“David is a true leader amongst his peers as a member of the varsity football team, president of the National Honor Society, a student leader within Athletes Helping Athletes, a math team member, a writer for the school newspaper, and a shot-put thrower,” stated Trustee Wendy Gargiulo during the award presentation at the Nov. 2 board of education meeting.

“Outside of school, David’s leadership extends to his youth group where he serves as the co-president of NCSY, recruiting new members, running meetings, organizing and participating in service-based initiatives,” added Kim Serpe, English chairperson.

Judges from NCTE evaluated writing from 533 juniors around the country.  Entries were judged on content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development, and style.  To become a part of the national competition, David first was selected by the English department as a school nominee from over 30 submissions.  David submitted two pieces of writing to be judged by English teachers nationwide.

Calhoun Hosts Thanksgiving Feast Fundraiser

On Nov. 18. Calhoun High School hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner to support families in the local community who are in need.

“The $10 donation admission will help to feed our families on Thanksgiving,” Principal Nicole Hollings said. “The meals were provided by many of our families who offered to cook and members of our National Honor Society volunteered to serve.”

Attendees were treated to performances by Express Yourself and members of On Tour Company. Express Yourself is comprised of students from the district’s Prep for Life program.

“This was the highlight of our evening,” added Hollings. “They are such an incredible group of kids.”

Mepham Student Revitalizes Calhoun Courtyard

Ian Randman, a student at Mepham High School, chose an Eagle Scout project that will be long-lasting both in structure and memory.

Randman renovated the courtyard at the Calhoun High School after his friend and former Calhoun student, Shawn Asman, passed away. Asman and Randman’s sister, Elizabeth, both attended the district’s Prep for Life program and were in a long-term relationship.

 “After his passing, I knew I wanted to dedicate my project to him, and I figured the best way to do that was to have my project include a place he spent a significant portion of his time and was well known,” Randman said.

After fundraising nearly $6,000, Randman and his family and friends worked to build a new gazebo. Remaining funds were donated to the school for maintenance. The work was completed on Oct. 13. Randman also power washed the surrounding patio and built a new bench. A dedication plaque is displayed at the opening of the gazebo.

“The completion of the project brings me happiness as I know Shawn will be getting the recognition he deserves for being such a great guy to everyone he met,” Randman said. “Calhoun students (and classes) will now be able to enjoy the area for years to come, and I hope that students and teachers will understand how much Shawn meant to people for this area to be dedicated to him.”

Dr. Neil Testa, a vice principal at Calhoun, said that students could utilize the area in the warmer months.

“It’s also a future goal of ours to make the area a job site for students in the Prep for Life program and the gazebo was necessary for us to achieve that vision.”

Calhoun’s Jonathan Lloyd Wins Peacemaking Contest

Calhoun High School junior Jonathan Lloyd recently won the high school award in the 26th annual Peacemaking Contest, sponsored by the Community Presbyterian Church of Merrick.  

Charged with the task of writing an essay or story that detailed a personal experience in which he identified “those things that make for peace,” Lloyd wrote about Calhoun experiences that have significantly impacted him such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Relay for Life.  

Mrs. Gould, an elder in the Community Presbyterian Church of Merrick, said that Jonathan’s entry was “touching in the way that he explained how he has been impacted by character-building experiences at school as well as how family values are instilled at home.”

Calhoun Boys Soccer Named Long Island Champions

The Calhoun High School’s boys soccer team in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District clinched the Class AA Long Island Championship on Nov. 6.
In an incredible matchup against Brentwood High School, the Colts prevailed in an overtime win, when Eric Stewart received a pass from Alex Sipos and got it into the goal - their third overtime win in the post-season.

“We are so proud of them and their tremendous accomplishment,” said Principal Nicole Hollings.

After securing a 1-0 win in overtime against Massapequa High School on Nov. 2, the boys clinched the Nassau County Championships.

Coach James Cantley said he was incredibly proud of the group of young men he leads.
“The Calhoun boys soccer team showed its heart and teamwork in a fantastic soccer game against a perennial powerhouse Brentwood,” said Cantley.

 The boys will make their bid for the state championship on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m., at Middletown High School's Feller Field. The roster includes, in number order, Mike Simmons, Matt Advocate, David Futterman, Ryan Elliott, Dylan Jainchill, Joe Thomann, Victor Guimaraes, Jake Gedacht, Eric Stewart, Alex Sipos, James Weinblatt, Mike Harten, Ryan Rosenblum, James King, Christian Vignola, Cole Haile, Will Clarke, Kevin Hannon, Dylan Mulcahy, Sam Vitale, Neal Gil, Ryan Hilke, Shane Sanders and Nick Mangino.