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 December:

Grade 9: Lily Conlon

Grade 10: Senya Huda

Grade 11: Franco Iampieri

Grade 12: Ben Adelberg

Our Staff members of the Month are paraprofessionals Ms. Bey and Mr. Mcguire.

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Congratulations to our Students of the Month for November:

Grade 9: Danielle Finelli

Grade 10: Xavier Custodio

Grade 11: Jake Gedacht

Grade 12: Michael Losak

Our Staff Member of the Month was Ms. Ritaccio, English teacher.

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Current News

Central Seniors Chosen as 2017 Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalists

Two seniors were recently selected as Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalists.

Sara Samir from Calhoun High School and Maximilian Bazil from Kennedy High School were honored for their contributions to the community and the science field.

After the applicant pool was whittled down from 86,000 applicants, 1,914 students were chosen from across the country.

They are currently submitting their semifinalist applications to be reviewed in January.

After the review, 250 semifinalists will advance as regional finalists with 150 becoming Coca-Cola Scholars. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation exists to better the world through investment in exceptional high school students who are dedicated to leadership, service and action that positively affect others.

Calhoun Girls Basketball Hosts Youth Clinic

 Girls Basketball Hosts Youth Clinic
During the holiday break, the Calhoun High School girls varsity and junior varsity basketball teams held a basketball skills clinic for fourth- to eighth-grade girls in the Merrick and North Merrick communities.
Nearly 60 girls attended and learned various skills, performed drills and built confidence.

The next clinic will be held on Jan. 21, 2017, from 9-11 am. Sign ups are at the door for $20 per child. Grades 4 and 5 will attend between 9-10 a.m. and grades 6, 7 and 8 can attend between 10 and 11 a.m.

Two Students Advance After Calhoun Poetry Contest

Calhoun Poetry Contest
Two Calhoun High Scholl students will advance after competing in school’s Poetry Out Loud competition, held on Dec. 13.

The top two winners were freshman Lisa Jose, who recited “Famous” and earned first place, and junior Zachary Neiger, who recited “Jabberwocky” and earned second place.

Jose and Neiger have qualified to move on to the regional competition on Feb. 3, 2017 at Nassau Community College.
“We know they will represent Calhoun well,” said Kim Serpe, district English chairperson.

Calhoun, MAMS Buddy Club Decorates Gingerbread Houses

Decorating Gingerbread Houses
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Members of the International Buddy Club from Calhoun High School joined the newly formed junior version of the International Buddy Club at Merrick Avenue Middle School on Dec. 16 to celebrate the holidays by decorating gingerbread houses.  

Students from various nations, ages and backgrounds came together for this fun-filled cultural activity.

“It was an engaging experience for the middle schoolers to socialize and interact with their high school counterparts,” said Richard Aceste, assistant principal at Merrick Avenue Middle School.

Calhoun’s Breakfast Club Spreads Holiday Cheer

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Members of the Calhoun High School Breakfast Club recently spread holiday cheer for those at the Jewel Quinn Senior Center.

On Dec. 7, the students arrived at the center, which shares a campus with the district’s administration building to sing holiday carols, made edible crafts, create holiday cards for veterans and more.

“We wanted to do something to give back to the community,” said club officer Emily Haldas.

The families of Breakfast Club members donated supplies, including an edible snowman craft, which was quite popular with the senior center members.

“This is a service learning opportunity for our students to share joy and laughter together with the elderly,” said special education teacher and club adviser Wendy Simson.
The Breakfast Club is a social and diverse club that includes both general education and special needs students that promotes positive and personal interactions.

“We plan on returning in the future to celebrate other holidays here, so that more members of the Breakfast Club have this experience as well,” said club officer Kate Andrews, who helped plan the holiday-themed event.