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Congratulations to our Students of the Month for March:

Grade 9: Noah Marchuck

Grade 10: Jaime Teves

Grade 11: Delaney Accomando

Grade 12: Giana Kapoosuzian

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Bellmore-Merrick Seniors Earn High Honors at Music Festival

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Two seniors in the district participated in the 2017 National Association for Music Education All-Eastern Festival and Concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey early April, earning high honors.

Skylar Berkley of Kennedy was selected as second chair clarinet with the Honors Orchestra and Julia Losner of Calhoun High School was selected as a Soprano II in the Honors Treble Chorus.

“Both of these ensembles are comprised of top student musicians from high schools across the northeast,” said Cheryl Fontana, the district’s director of the fine and performing arts. “This is such an incredible accomplishment for these two young ladies; the entire district is extremely proud.”

The intense three-day rehearsal period culminated with a live performance at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom in the historic Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, April 8. They were advised by music directors Wally Avellaneda and Sanford Sardo, respectively.

Calhoun Wind Ensemble Earns Best in Class at Festival

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The Calhoun High School Wind Ensemble recently returned home from a successful and exciting competition weekend at Disney World in Florida.
The 69-member band took the Best in Class award in the Festival Disney Concert Band in the Triple A (school size) division.  

“This is the first time the wind ensemble has won their division in their seven visits dating back to 2005,” said Band Director Edward Tumminelli. The CCVB (Calhoun Colts Varsity Band) placed second overall, out of 14 high school concert bands (all school sizes).  

They performed the highly demanding 15-minute suite from “Mass,” by Leonard Bernstein. Performance ensembles from the entire country travel to Orlando to compete in the Festival Disney national music competition.


Calhoun Celebrates Culture and Diversity Through Cuisine

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English as a New Language learners and the International Buddy Club transformed Calhoun High School faculty room into an elegant red carpet event celebrating the rich diversity of the school.

Students and faculty enjoyed foods from different countries donated by families and staff members. English as a New Language teachers and International Buddy Club advisers, Heather Glick and Mae Angeles worked together with students and club members to organize and create activities, decorations and a festive atmosphere of inclusion and cultural awareness.

The event had special visitors from central administration, middle school students, as well as Calhoun’s very own past and present students.

“We are so proud of the work that these students do,” said ENL Department Chair Enrique Montes. “This is an opportunity for them to celebrate their heritage and acknowledge that diversity makes our building a very special place.”  
In addition to the wonderful food, students participated in a scavenger hunt that encouraged them to converse with other people and find common traits. Students also prepared a video montage highlighting the difficulties that newcomers face and the importance of acceptance and tolerance.

Calhoun Senior Uses CPR Training to Save Grandmother


While in the Calhoun High School gym assisting at her sister’s basketball game on March 19, senior Zahrah Ibrahim heard her mother calling out for help. Her grandmother was going in and out of consciousness.
Ibrahim recalled the CPR/AED refresher she’d received in her high school physical education class a few weeks prior and began performing life-saving maneuvers.

“At first I almost froze because it was my own grandmother, but then my dad prompted me and I started right up,” Ibrahim said. “I couldn’t feel a pulse, so I kept performing the compressions until the ambulance arrived.”

Her grandmother came to and was transported to a local hospital. She is now home recuperating.

“If it weren’t for the school training, I wouldn’t have been able to save my grandmother,” Ibrahim added.

She first took the course in middle school when it was administered throughout the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. The course is financially funded by Forever 9 - The Robbie Levine Foundation, which was founded in 2005 in memory of 9-year-old Robbie Levine of Merrick, who died of sudden cardiac arrest at his little league practice. The foundation raises awareness of the need for AEDs in youth sports.

While it is a new New York State Education Department mandate that high schools expose their students to AED training and hands-on CPR administration, the district has been implementing this over the past three years.

Italian Students Win Poetry Awards


On March 24, students from the central high school district participated in the American Association of Teachers of Italian’s annual poetry recitation contest at SUNY Old Westbury.

These select Bellmore-Merrick students competed against more than 225 students from all over Long Island as they recited classic Italian poems in front of peers, teachers and professors. Each student not only memorized up to 30 lines of a classic Italian poem, but also effectively introduced and interpreted it.

“The students who demonstrated their mastery of pronunciation, intonation, interpretation, poise and memorization were awarded for their accomplished performances,” said World Languages Chairperson Enrique Montes. “All competitors were commended for their efforts and determination as they spent a day immersed in Italian.”

Senior Rebecca Unz of Calhoun High School received the top prize in her category for her poignant rendition of an excerpt from Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy.” Melissa Mjeshtri of Kennedy High School was also awarded first place among a large group of freshmen from all over Long Island.

Winners were as follows:

Calhoun High School – senior Rebecca Unz – first place; senior Jonathan Kessler - third place; junior Lauren Ameruoso - honorable mention; junior James Caracciolo - honorable mention; junior Sara Grossman- honorable mention and junior Kyle Pilotti- honorable mention
Kennedy High School – freshman Melissa Mjeshtri - first place
Wellington C. Mepham High School – junior Rebecca Scotto - honorable mention