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Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

Assistant Principals:
Dr. Neil Testa, Ed.D.
Mr. Michael Gavalas

Mr. Mark Melkonian

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Letter to Parents - On Site College Admissions

On-Site Calendar 2017


If you're interested in joining the Bellmore-Merrick Rifle Team, you must attend a meeting on Friday, November 3rd @ 2:30 PM in room B168. See you there!

Congratulations to our Students of the Month for September:

Grade 9: Rebecca Sirof

Grade 10: Gabriella Giobardo

Grade 11: Ariel DeJesus

Grade 12: Kevin Connolly

 Congratulations to our Staff Member of the Month - Ms. Piccolo - our technology guru.

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Presentation - Managing the College Application Process

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SAT & ACT Combo Test

Bellmore-Merrick Kaplan Video 2017

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Slideshow from the Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony

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Senior and Underclassman Portrait Schedule 2017

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Current News

Calhoun’s Breakfast Club Hosts Halloween Bash

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Calhoun High School Breakfast Club’s Halloween Bash on Oct. 30 was a monster smash. 

This Breakfast Club mentors students from the district’s Prep for Life program and participates in fun, exciting activities each Monday. 

“At the Halloween party, students painted pumpkins, which were then submitted to the school’s literary pumpkin contest in the library,” said club advisor and teacher Wendy Simpson. “Students also competed in a mummy wrapping. Students were wrapped in toilet paper to look like a mummy.”

Senior board advisers Lily Salmeron and Emily Haldas, who have been a part of this club for the past four years, said they were happy with the turnout.

“It's really great to see so many people come to hang out before and after school,” said Salmeron. 

“We always have such positive attitudes and that really makes the club special,” added Haldas.
This Halloween bash is one of the many events that the club plans to host this year.

High Schools Hold World Language Induction Ceremonies

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The Departments of World Languages at Calhoun, Kennedy and Mepham High Schools held their annual honor society induction ceremonies on Oct. 17.

During the inductions, French, Italian, and Spanish students were honored for their excellence in their studies of a world language. 
The three high school ceremonies featured poetry and musical performances given by Kennedy’s Clyde Feldman, Melissa Mjehshtri, and George Milonas, Calhoun’s Annalisa Lovich, Lauren Ameruoso, Kyle Pilotti and Douglas Gallo, and Mepham students Anna Mouras, Yusuf Hasan, Gavin Dass, Olivia Larocchia and Anil Bradley.

Emcees were Amanda Schleider, Haden Levine and Kiley Coen from Kennedy, Calhoun and Mepham. 

Each induction also included a photo montage that showcased highlights from the students’ language studies. 

A special thank you is extended to Kennedy, Calhoun, and Mepham montage creators Kennedy student Shivani Sharma and teachers Nikole DeLuca and Jodi Langevin, as well as honor society advisors and induction planners Francesca Engelson, Paul Cirino, Nicolina Alfieri, Nikole DeLuca, Alexandra Kefaliakos, Cara Sycoff, Charlotte Hayes, Kristin Montuori and Dona Morales.

Colt Pride Shines Through Homecoming

Colt pride Shines Through Homecoming photo

Colt pride was soaring at the Oct. 13 homecoming festivities at Calhoun High School as the football team came out as victors against New Hyde Park High School.

During the weeklong festivities, the school’s hallways were decorated and students and staff alike donned the grey and blue school colors.

The community was treated to the annual ColtFest and pep rally before the big game, where each sport team was announced and took over the field for their entertaining choreography.

“The sports teams had great routines and I loved how each team supported the other,” said Principal Nicole Hollings. “ColtFest was filled with treats and activities leading up to an absolutely incredible performance. Ed Tumminelli and Eric Vivelo directed the instrumentalists in performing a rousing rendition of the ‘Game of Thrones’ theme and a Green Day song that was just incredible. The sound was thrilling and it set the stage for an outstanding pep rally.”

Gabe Wagner and Lauren Ameruoso, who according to Hollings, “epitomize the spirit of Calhoun,” were crowned homecoming king and queen, respectively.

Calhoun’s Courtney Lange Presents at Science symposium

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Courtney Lange, a senior at Calhoun High School's Advanced Science Research program, was invited to present at the 2017 NYU Health Disparities Symposium, held on Oct. 12 at New York University.  

Lange was the only high school student invited. She assisted with the construction of the poster board and she presented her summer research titled “Designing an online intervention to promote awareness about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among blacks: The Tailored Approach to Sleep Health Education (TASHE) study.”  

Lange’s presentation received the Top Student Paper Award and her research is currently being submitted for publication.

The symposium program included a series of short, engaging talks on current health disparities research and programs. 

Bellmore-Merrick Students Reach High Notes With NYSSMA All-State Selections

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Several students in the CHSD were recently named All-State and All-State Alternates by the New York State School Music Association.

They will travel to Rochester, New York to participate in the four-day NYSSMA All-State Music Festival that begins on Nov. 30.

All-State designees include Mepham High School’s Adriana Guarascio (All-State Symphonic OrchestraCalhoun High School’s Julia Bremer (All-State Mixed Choir), Maria Fazio (All-State Mixed Choir), Doug Gallo (All-State Vocal Alternate) and Ben Shaposhniko (All-State Symphonic Orchestra and All-State Jazz Ensemble Alternate) and Kennedy High School’s Samantha Crichton (All-State Treble Choir), John Duroseau (All-State Mixed Choir) and Kristina Miller (All-State Treble Choir).

“In addition to making numerous musical and vocal contributions to their respective high school communities, many of these students also study and perform privately, chasing competitive personal goals and realizing prestigious performance opportunities,” said Cheryl Fontana, director of fine and performing arts and adult education.

Each year in late August, young musicians throughout the state receive the exciting notification that they have been selected to participate in the festival. The All-State selection process begins during the previous school year. To be considered for All-State, students must first be recommended by their music director and perform a Level 6 audition piece at the spring NYSSMA festival receiving a score of 98 or higher.