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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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West Hempstead Grads Return For Science Major Alumni Day

West Hempstead Grads Return For Science Major Alumni Day photo

The West Hempstead High School Science Department hosted Science Major Alumni Day on Nov. 22, an annual event where current high school students engage with alumni of the district who have pursued or are currently pursuing careers in the sciences.

West Hempstead High School senior Gabriela Urena moderated the panel, asking alumni spanning the Classes of 2010 through 2017 about their majors, job opportunities and high school courses that helped prepare them for college. 

The discussion was followed by a question-and-answer session that gave the high school students further opportunity to interact with the alumni.

West Hempstead ENL Department Hosts Thanksgiving

West Hempstead ENL Department Hosts Thanksgiving photo

The West Hempstead Middle and High School English as a New Language Department hosted their annual Thanksgiving feast on Nov.  22, giving ENL students the opportunity to experience a beloved holiday tradition in the United States.

In prepareation for the celebration, students worked with their teachers to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cornbread and pumpkin pie. 

On Wednesday, members of the ENL department served sixth- through 12th-graders the holiday meal and students shared holiday traditions and customs observed by their families with fellow classmates. 

The students also shared what they were thankful for this holiday by creating Google slides that expressed their appreciation for their parents, siblings, friends and teachers. 

VIDEO: Packaging A Thanksgiving Feast

Packaging A Thanksgiving Feast photo

Students, administrators and faculty of the district assisted the West Hempstead High School Key Club’s Thanksgiving food drive on Nov. 15 by packaging more than 50 boxes of canned goods and nonperishable items for local families to enjoy this holiday.

Since September, members of the Key Club have been encouraging students, faculty and residents to drop off donations during the school day, hosting a stuff-the-bus fundraiser at homecoming and asking shoppers for donations at local Stop and Shop grocery stores. 

Key Club members, administrators, students and staff formed an assembly line in one of the school’s hallways to transport the donations from the pantry to the cafeteria. Volunteers sorted and organized the canned beans, soup, green beans, corn, rice, pasta, stuffing, cereal and juice into categorical sections on tables. 

Afterward, volunteers across the district distributed the canned goods and nonperishables into 52 boxes filled with the essentials needed to complete a savory holiday dinner.


West Hempstead Students Recognize Board Of Education

West Hempstead Students Recognize Board Of Education photo

In honor of School Board Recognition Month, West Hempstead students expressed their appreciation to the district’s board of education on behalf of all students, teachers, administrators and families of the community during the board’s business meeting on Oct. 17.

Setting the tone for the meeting were members of the high school chamber orchestra and chamber choir, who performed the district’s alma mater. Following, Ryan Emmanuel-Cooke, the district’s Director of Innovative Educational Opportunities, showed a video (located at bottom of article) of students learning about what members of the West Hempstead Board of Education do for the district and expressing their gratitude for their hard work and dedication to the community.

Students then presented each board member with a canvas bag, purchased by central administration, containing a copy of the video on a flash drive, along with an oversized thank-you card and portraits of each board member that students districtwide had helped to create. The original artwork will be framed and displayed in the administration building.     

“To be a school board member means you’re investing a gret deal of time in learning, studying, growing and working together to make decisions that truly help and support our staff and students,” said Superintendent of Schools Patricia Sullivan-Kriss. “I would like to thank the school board for the service and support they have shown me, the district and our students.”   

West Hempstead Senior Named National Hispanic Scholar

West Hempstead Senior Named National Hispanic Scholar photo
West Hempstead High School senior John Regan has been recognized as a 2017 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. 

According to its website, the NHRP was established in 1983 through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and honors about 5,000 or 2.5 percent of the highest-scoring students from over 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Qualifications for recognition are based on critical reading, mathematics and writing scores on the PSAT/NMSQT and a minimum GPA of 3.5. 

Although there is no financial reward, recipients receive a certificate and the NHRP sends a list of all recognized students to subscribing colleges and universities.

John is enrolled in six Advanced Placement and college-level courses, is a lineman for the varsity football team, runs spring track, and is a member of the National, Spanish and Art honor societies. Additionally, he volunteers in his community coaching football for younger children and was named a Wendy’s Heisman Trophy winner for football.  

The district congratulates John on this exceptional award and wishes him a successful senior year. 


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