1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
 
   
Principal:
Ms. Nicole Hollings

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

 

   
 Attendance: 992-1312, 1353, 1354
 Guidance: 992-1319
 Main Office:
992-1300





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Current News

Three HS Students named National Merit Semifinalists

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Three students in the district have been named semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Alaina Anderson of Calhoun, Maximilian Bazil of Kennedy and Rachel Jozwick of Mepham all received this distinction.

“Having students earn this recognition is a symbol of their test preparedness and academic work ethic,” said Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction David Seinfeld.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Approximately 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers qualified as semifinalists. Finalists will be notified in February.


Bellmore-Merrick Central welcomes incoming freshmen

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Ninth-graders across Bellmore-Merrick Central were recently treated to educational and entertaining freshman orientations at their new buildings.
At Mepham High School, students enrolled in the district’s Broadcast Communication tested out equipment in the new state-of-the-art studio. Students within the district can apply for this four-year program, housed at Mepham.

In addition to building tours, students learned about the goals and expectations of the program for the upcoming year.

At Calhoun High School, senior student leaders hosted small group discussions with incoming freshmen about “Being a Calhoun Student.”
"Students were split into small groups and had the opportunity to hear from the seniors and ask them questions,” explained Vice Principal Dr. Neil Testa. "They were also tasked with exploring, ‘what would I want to tell the ninth grade me about the next four years at Calhoun?”

Upperclassmen at Kennedy High School were also on hand to assist, offering insight and advice to help with a successful first year in high school.

“Lisa Scherer, the class advisor, kicked off their first community service project for the year, collecting school supplies for a school in Louisiana devastated by recent flooding,” said Principal Lorraine Poppe. “The day ended with Michael DiGiovanni and his C.H.A.M.P. [Culinary and Hospitality Applied Management Program] and students hosting a barbecue for the freshmen.”

Girls Volleyball Teams Compete in Friendship Tourney

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Kennedy High School recently hosted a Bellmore-Merrick girls volleyball friendship tournament with Mepham and Calhoun high schools.

“The teams had a great day playing,” said girls varsity volleyball coach Katie Sheehan. “This tournament used to be a yearly tradition and I decided to bring it back this year.”

Photo Caption: Members of the Kennedy, Mepham and Calhoun girls varsity volleyball teams.

High Schools Are Best in the Nation

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All three high schools in the district have been recognized by Newsweek as being among the best high schools in the country.

On the magazine’s 2016 list of America’s top 500 high schools, John F. Kennedy High School was listed at No. 160, Wellington C. Mepham High School came in at No. 266 and Sanford H. Calhoun High School was ranked at No. 300. The rankings are based on a college readiness score determined by average AP/IB, ACT and SAT scores, along with graduation rate and college-bound percentage. Counselor-to-student ratio and student retention rate over four years of enrollment also factor into the ranking.

“I am extremely proud that all three of our high schools have been recognized as being among the best in the country,” said Bellmore-Merrick Superintendent of Schools Dr. John DeTommaso. “Of course, these lists don’t completely measure the greatness of our schools. Anyone who spends an extended period of time in any of our three high schools or our middle schools can more effectively measure the incredible things our staff does for students. Add a very supportive parent group with a Board of Education dedicated to providing what’s best for our kids, and you have a recipe for success.”

Newsweek used data from the National Center for Education Statistics for its 2016 rankings.