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400 Nassau Blvd, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3214
Fax: (516) 489-1769

Principal: Alvaro Escobar

Assistant Principals:

Adam T. Hopkins
Michelle Lambo-Maron





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Going Beyond Google

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West Hempstead High School Junior Deanna Gonzalez and Senior Julia Granatelli were recently named winners in their school’s “Going Beyond Google” library contest held in honor of National Library Week.

Observed from April 9-15 this year, National Library Week celebrates the contributions of libraries and librarians and promotes library use and support, according to the American Library Association.

Organized by High School Librarian Barbara Stern, the contest was designed to teach students about the importance of using library databases for research instead of Google. Students prepared for the contest by studying material relevant to the topic, including a video, an article and a blog post on the subject. They then applied their knowledge to answer a question on the high school’s library blog explaining the benefits of using library databases rather than Google to perform research and gather information.

Each winner received a gift basket containing a $25 Visa gift card as well as snacks and beverages.

The high school library staff expresses its gratitude to all students who participated in the contest.

West Hempstead Student-Athletes Honored by BOE

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Congratulations were in order during the April 25 meeting of the West Hempstead Board of Education as several students were recognized for their athletic accomplishments.

The Board acknowledged the West Hempstead Middle School boys volleyball team for their undefeated winter II season, finishing 10-0 under the direction of Coach Andrew Wilson.

“I am proud of these young men not only for going undefeated, but also for learning a lot about commitment, sportsmanship and being a student-athlete,” said Wilson.

Also honored was West Hempstead High School senior and soccer player Lisette Palomo, who was named a News 12 Scholar Athlete. Nominated by her soccer Coach, Michael Scaturro, Lisette earned this prominent designation based on her academic achievements, involvement in her school community and athletic prowess on the field. She received a full scholarship to attend Iona College in the fall, where she will play soccer and major in biology.

“Lisette is an incredible soccer player, student and human being,” said Scaturro. “Over the past five years, she has done tremendous work for the soccer program. I couldn’t be more pleased to have coached such an outstanding and kindhearted student-athlete.”

The West Hempstead Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Patricia Sullivan-Kriss commend these outstanding student-athletes for their determination, athleticism and excellence throughout the year.     

West Hempstead HS Inducts 155 Into Honor Societies

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As a result of their dedication, commitment to excellence and elite academic standing, more than 150 West Hempstead High School students were inducted into the Tri-M Music, Italian, Spanish, Art and National Honor Societies on April 24.

Opening the ceremony, members of the high school Chamber Orchestra performed for the parents, faculty, Board of Education members and district administrators in attendance.

“To our accomplished students, we honor your achievements in four important areas – scholarship, leadership, community service and character,” said High School Principal Alvaro Escobar. “All of you are now leaders who will strive to live up to the expectations and responsibilities of your society, community, school and, most importantly, yourselves.”

Current members of each honor society spoke about the group’s significance, its requirements for induction and the responsibilities of its members. After lighting their society’s candle, the inductees recited their respective oaths, pledging their commitment to the chapter.

This year, the Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted 15 new members, while the Art Honor Society accepted 35 new creative students. The Italian and Spanish honor societies welcomed 14 and 39 new members, respectively. The National Honor Society inaugurated 52 Juniors and Seniors.

The district is very proud of its newest honor society members and extends its gratitude to the teachers and staff who advise these clubs.

West Hempstead High School Spring Musical Another Great Success

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The West Hempstead High School Drama Club presented the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” for students, faculty and community members.

Based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin, the story brings together an eclectic group of sixth-graders, each eager to win the competition for very different reasons. These young students include sweet and timid Olive Ostrovsky, who traveled by bus with her only friend – the dictionary – to compete; the bold and hyper-allergic William Barfee, who plans to use his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; returning champion Charlito “Chip” Tolentino, who struggles with his escalating puberty as he tries to win for the second time; the easily distracted Leaf Coneybear, who entered the bee as second runner-up and is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a competitor; overachiever Marcy Park, who is disappointed by her consistent success; and the politically aware Logainne “Schwartzy”  Schwartzandgrubenierre, who is only competing to impress her father. Through hilarious, touching and catchy songs, the spellers reveal their hopes, struggles and passions as they make their way through the competition.

Captivating the audience from the first act, the cast gave a riveting performance as they embraced their inner tween, spelling challenging words and exposing their ambitions and aspirations for life.

The drama club would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to West Hempstead Director of Music and Fine Arts Jonathan Trapani, production directors Wayne Heckler, Joseph Kane and Nicole Morace, choreographer Melissa Benson and stage director Daniel D’Pasquale for their unconditional support and dedication to another successful spring musical.

To view all photos from the performance visit the photo album link on the high school webpage.    


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