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Sanford H. Calhoun High School

1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

  Assistant Principals:
  Mr. Anthony DeMartinis
  Mr. Michael Gavalas
  Mr. Mark Melkonian

 Attendance: 992-1312, 1353, 1354
 Guidance: 992-1319
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Important Information

Annual Calhoun Girls Basketball Youth Clinic

Annual Calhoun Girls Basketball Youth Clinic

 Important January Testing and Busing Information

Exam and Bus Schedule - January 2020
Letter to Parents - January 2020

On Tour Application Information

The On Tour application process will be online. All students that complete an online application by January 6th may participate in an interview/workshop. There are no individual interview/workshop times, and all students should report to Calhoun at 3:15 on the school's designated time as per the attached timeline.

Application Timeline Memo
On Tour Application Checklist

8th Grade Open House

Kaplan Info Letter for Parents

Stop & Shop Letter 

On Site Admissions for 12th Graders    

Attendance Policy

AP Registration Letter

Principal's Welcome Letter

Senior Parking Letter

Senior Parking Contract

Managing the College Application Process



New Student Information System - Infinite Campus

Current News

Kennedy, Calhoun Come Together for Cross-Curricular Lesson

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Teachers from Kennedy and Calhoun high schools in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District developed an interdisciplinary lesson on the Founding of Israel after the Holocaust and the Israeli culinary tradition on Jan. 6.

Mike DiGiovanni, a culinary arts and hospitality instructor at Kennedy, and Dr. David Goldberg, a social studies teacher at Calhoun, joined forces to present this cross-curricular lesson and discussion.

“My Voices of the Past students presented on the nation’s founding after World War II then these students worked collaboratively with the Kennedy kids to do some of the final prep for the meal,” explained Goldberg.

“While the CHAMP (Culinary and Hospitality Applied Management Program) students at Kennedy prepped some of the meal ahead of time, students were able to work together and learn even more,” explained DiGiovanni.

Daniel Goldstein, a Calhoun Class of 2015 graduate and former Voices of the Past student, joined the lesson as well. He is a sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces who spoke to students along with a current Kennedy student who is Israeli. 

“[Goldstein] shared a lot of insight about his experiences and also the Middle East generally,” explained Goldberg. 

 “The most substantial outcome for students was to be able to see how cultures develop over time and how critical turning points in history can lead to substantial changes in the global landscape,” Goldberg added. “In addition, it provided students with an important chance to see cross-curricular connections and engage in conversation with an individual who saw firsthand the complexity of today's global politics.”

Calhoun’s Environmental Club Hosts Thrift Shop

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The newly created Environmental Club at Calhoun High School used their early meetings as brainstorming sessions where students laid out many goals for this year, including a thrift shop set up on Dec. 19-20, where students could donate old Calhoun gear to be sold and therefore repurposed.

“Upon these goals are improving recycling in our school, doing community and beach clean ups, planting trees, and purchasing non-plastic utensils for students to use around Earth Day,” said Daniel Maksimowicz, a special education teacher who co-advises the Environmental Club, along with teacher Christopher Vogel. 

“All of which lead us to fundraising,” added Vogel. “In our effort to raise money for our goals, we realized that everything pitched at our meetings seemed to somehow be counterintuitive to our mission of reducing, reusing and recycling.”

They collectively decided that a thrift shop would be the greatest way they could meet their goal and the thrift shop was born. 

“It involves our entire community, we are recycling and reusing clothing, and as vintage/thrift stores are gaining popularity among youths and current fashion trends, we decided to go all in and reach out,” Maksimowicz added.

Students put up flyers printed on previously used paper saved from recycle bins around school, and they utilized all digital platforms to further reach the Bellmore-Merrick community. 

Additionally, instead of printing their own shirts, they printed their own patches which students ironed onto all donated clothing and will be put on sale this week. In a joint effort, the school’s vocational program was able to wash all of the donations, further incorporating the sense of community and togetherness of Calhoun.

Calhoun Girls Basketball Hosts Youth Clinic

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The Calhoun High School varsity girls basketball and Coach Magnuson and Coach Catapano ran a youth basketball clinic over the holiday break at Calhoun High School.  

Students from local elementary schools and from Merrick Avenue Middle School Attended.

VIDEO: Calhoun Art Expo Aims to Transcend

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