Field Day Fun at Deasy School


Deasy students enjoyed a wide range of outdoor activities when they participated in the school’s annual Field Day celebration.

Physical education teacher Chris MacDonald coordinated the event and said the main goal was for the children to have lots of fun! Field Day activities included obstacle courses, a pig toss and parachute games. Students also tested their balance and agility during relay-type games and enjoyed working together to take part in challenges. Highlights of the event, included a pizza box relay and a hula hoop challenge, which required students to keep their arms connected while passing the hula hoop to members of their team.

MacDonald expressed his gratitude for all of the parent volunteers, including members of the PTA who donated healthy snacks for the participants. The children also enjoyed deejay music thanks to teacher Steve Bromberg, who donated his equipment for the event.

Stuck for a Buck at Landing

It was a sticky situation for Landing School Principal Benjamin Roberts on May 18 as students and staff participated in the school’s “Stuck for a Buck” fundraiser.  

The activity, which gave students an opportunity to buy a piece of duct tape for a dollar and tape Principal Roberts to the wall, was part of the school’s three-week Pennies for Patients campaign to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Fourth-grade teacher Maria DePace led the fundraising efforts, which included students donating money to classroom donation boxes daily, as well as weekly pen/pencil and bake sales. Each grade level also participated in Dance for a Dollar, donating money to participate in a grade-wide dance. In all, the students raised $5,380.40 for the organization!

National Honor Society Inducts New Members


Glen Cove High School’s National Honor Society inducted 42 new members in an annual ceremony on May 16.

Senior Catherine Hatala kicked off the ceremony by leading those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Select Chorale followed, singing the national anthem to perfection. Principal Antonio Santana welcomed students and their families and expressed pride in their outstanding achievements.

“These students work hard, make good choices and, in the process of making themselves better, look to make their community better,” Santana said.

Highlighting the ceremony were comments from guest speaker Cantor Gustavo Gitlin of Congregation Tifereth Israel, who reminded students to give back to the community and society.

“Do it because it feels good to give back, not because of how it looks on your resume,” Cantor Gitlin said.

Patricia Abraham and Grace Blinkoff performed an outstanding violin/viola duet prior to the candle-lighting ceremony, which featured NHS officers describing the characteristics of scholarship, leadership, service and character, each of which is deemed necessary to be considered for induction. Inductees were called one by one to the auditorium stage and presented with a certificate of membership and a flower. The students also took time during the ceremony to honor teachers for their service.

Budget Passed

Proposition 1 – School District Budget
767 yes, 277 no

Proposition 2 - Transportation
689 yes, 362 no

Alexander Juarez – 698
David P. Huggins - 712

Thank you to all residents who participated in this important vote.

‘Ben Franklin’ Visits Landing


Landing students learned about the life of Benjamin Franklin when re-enactor Lloyd Wheeler visited the school on May 12.

Using student volunteers, “Franklin” spoke about and acted out the main facts of his life, which included working as a printer for his brother. He also demonstrated the printing process he used and explained how different life was in Colonial times, and how most of what is available to people today was not available back then.

As part of the presentation, Wheeler gave out buckets to students, then handed them a tennis ball and asked that they pretend the ball was fire. The tennis ball was passed from one student’s bucket to the next to demonstrate how slowly fires were extinguished in Colonial times without fire departments.

“Franklin’s” demonstrations hammered home tenets of character education, including the importance of persistence and self-reliance.
He also discussed his love of reading and spoke about the job descriptions of his day.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit and walked away with vast knowledge on the historical figure’s life, as well as important character building lessons.

Bench Dedication Remembers Beloved Librarian

Gribbin School held a beautiful bench dedication ceremony in honor of late librarian Robin Schapira on April 20.  

Schapira, who served as librarian at Gribbin and Connolly schools from 2000-2015, lost her battle with stage 4 breast cancer on Feb. 26, 2015. The staff, along with her family, wanted to honor her memory and did so with a colorful bench located on the playground, which includes a plaque that reads "Robin's Reading Bench."  

In addition to helping to fund the bench, donations made at the time of Schapira’s death went toward purchasing many books for her beloved libraries. It is the hope that students will enjoy reading books on her bench in the sunshine. During the ceremony, the school also unveiled a buddy bench purchased by Gribbin’s PTA. Also serving to grant a wish of Schapira’s, the buddy bench allows students who do not have someone to play with during recess to invite a friend to sit with them and play.

Softball and Lacrosse Teams Give Back to Community

On April 28, during spring break, the varsity softball team and girls varsity lacrosse team, along with coaches Samantha Basile, Kim Kessel, Nicole Sileo and Angela Zupa, volunteered their time at the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club.

The softball team gave instructions on throwing and fielding, then played a game of Wiffle ball with children in grades 3-8, while the lacrosse team provided instruction on throwing and catching in lacrosse, as well as basketball skills. The girls enjoyed seeing the smiles on the children’s faces.

The staff at the club welcomed the Glen Cove athletes and were involved in making this day a great success. The teams would like to extend a big thank-you to Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club Associate Director Desiree O’Neill, who was very helpful in organizing the event. The teams are looking forward to doing it again next year.

Glen Cove Hosts College Fair

Students had an opportunity to explore their postsecondary options when Glen Cove High School held its fourth annual college fair on April 21.

The event, organized by the school’s guidance department, included more than 125 college representatives, as well as military personnel from every branch of the armed forces. In addition to receiving pertinent information on the many academic institutions, families had an opportunity to take part in two workshops: “Transitioning to College for Students with Disabilities,” presented by Alyssa Provenzano, assistant director of disability services at New York Institute of Technology; and “Understanding the SAT and ACT,” presented by Evan Wessler, vice president of Method Test Prep.  

Students of all grades were in attendance, including a large showing of eighth-graders from Robert Finley Middle School. A special thank-you to guidance secretary Michelle Wall, who helped organize the fair.  

Kindness Challenge at Gribbin

Gribbin School students took part in a Kindness Challenge under the direction of Character Club adviser Coleen Brunhuber throughout the month of April.

Students were encouraged to perform acts of kindness in school, at home and in the community. Some examples were: smile at everyone you see today, give a compliment to a friend, donate food to a local food pantry, plant a flower, thank a teacher and/or wash the dishes after dinner.

The faculty and staff at Gribbin aim to instill kindness and generosity into the school’s children. Teachers and staff have noticed many students going out of their way for their friends, which was a wonderful thing to see. They hope it will continue!

Contorno Named High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year


 The Long Island Council for the Social Studies has honored Glen Cove High School teacher Christopher Contorno with the Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year award.

Glen Cove District Social Studies coordinator Melanie Arfman nominated Mr. Contorno for the honor, describing him “as an educator who demonstrates the capacities and dispositions of a master teacher-leader and models excellence in teaching.”

Mr. Contorno has taught in Glen Cove since 2010, and takes part in many extracurricular activities. In addition, he is a lifelong learner, earning a Master of Arts in secondary social studies education at Columbia University, which has resulted in the development of masterful lessons around the concept of a mini lesson, supported with differentiation to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Recognizing the importance of embracing learning outside of the school day, Mr. Contorno teaches a Trial and Debate after-school course in order to prepare students for the Mock-Trial Team he advises. He is also the adviser for the high school’s Model United Nations club.  

Mr. Contorno will receive his award at the Long Island Council for the Social Studies Award Ceremony on June 2 at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge.

Superintendent of School Maria Rianna congratulated Mr. Contorno on this tremendous honor, describing him as a “committed educator and wonderful person.”

Scenes from Connolly’s Fifth-Grade Spring Concert

Film Success Continues for Glen Cove’s Farley

Glen Cove junior Julia Farley's animated film “Pretty” placed first at the LIU Post Student Film Festival on April 20.

According to media communications teacher Christopher Barry, the director of LIU’s TV production department and chair of LIU’s communications school, both asked if Julia's piece was going to be shown at any other festivals. They agreed that it "needs to be shown and needs to be seen."

Additionally, both suggested that it should be submitted to the Student Academy Awards, which is the student version of the Oscars. The director said to everyone in the room at the festival that, "Rarely, if ever, do we see a piece this professional at this level.”

Barry said he was bursting with pride that Julia is his student and feels fortunate to have another year to work with her.

Clay Buddies

The Glen Cove High School ceramics program, under the direction of teacher Vicki Gordon and Landing Elementary School art teacher Jean Bennardo, planned for students in Joanne Flower and Nicole Mazza’s third-grade classes to visit the high school on April 18.

Working in small groups, high school students demonstrated techniques to create clay creatures using sketches created by the third-grade students. The older students taught the youngsters about the tools needed to get the job done correctly and lent a helping hand when needed.

In addition to learning about the history and properties of clay, students young and old realized the value of our Glen Cove School District community, as everyone collaborated and enjoyed creating art and memories.

Glen Cove High School TV Production Students Honored

Glen Cove High School junior Julia Farley received a Best in Show award at the annual Long Island Media Arts Show held at Five Towns College on April 1.

This was Julia’s first time presenting at the show and she made quite an impression. One particular judge, who is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker, called her piece "flawless" and said, "I wouldn't change a thing. You have a future!" It was a great moment for Julia, as well as all of the Glen Cove students in the audience.
Junior Laura Roesch and seniors Maggie Muzante and Aaron Hall also presented their work and received critical acclaim from the video/film professionals that adjudicate at the festival. Maggie and Aaron are TV III- Independent Study students. Julia and Laura are TV Production II students. Media Communications teacher Christopher Barry expressed his pride in all of the students’ work.

As a Best in Show honoree, Julia qualified to be screened at the First Exposure Film Festival this spring sponsored by the Suffolk County Film Commission, where she will have an opportunity for her work to be selected for viewing at the prestigious Hamptons International Film Festival.

Glen Cove High School has been attending the Long Island Media Arts Show for 26 years, since the show’s inception. Students have always made a strong showing. This is the fourth consecutive year that Glen Cove students were recognized in the Best in Show category, in addition to the many other achievements received over the years.

Click HERE to watch Julia's video on the GCTV LiveStream page.

Earth Day Lesson Transcends Classroom at Connolly

Connolly students in Lucretia Simone’s third-grade class learned about recycling and how to care for the planet prior to Spring Break. During that time, student Logan Grech came up with the idea to have his friends and classmates join him at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve to clean up the beach. The students collected seven bags of trash and were so proud. They were very happy to make a difference in the community and the environment and want to make it a weekly event. 

Connolly’s K-Kids Volunteer at Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast

Five members of Connolly’s K-Kids Club volunteered at the North Shore Kiwanis Club annual Pancake Breakfast on April 17. The money from this event serves as a fundraiser to purchase back-to-school clothing for local children in need, prior to the new school year.

As part of their service, the students served the guests and bused tables, which offered them an opportunity to give back to their community and to help others. Connolly Kiwanis Club adviser Nancy Cox described the students’ efforts as amazing!

Deasy Students Dazzles During Spring Concert

Deasy students performed a harmonious and animated medley of tunes during the 2016 Spring Concert and Visual Arts Show, which was held at Robert M. Finley Middle School.
With their families and teachers watching proudly, the students sang in unison, and often accentuated their performances with dancing, corresponding movement, instruments and props. With students’ visual artwork serving as a backdrop, each grade level, beginning with kindergarten, graced the stage separately to captivate the audience’s hearts.
Kindergartners opened the program with a performance of “The Austrian Yodeler,” “Say, Say Old Playmate,” “Big Old Storm A-Comin” and “Cupid Shuffle.” The first-graders followed, performing “Boom Boom, Ain’t it Great to Be Crazy?,” “Listen to the Water,” “ A Sailor Went to Sea/Long-Legged Sailor” and “Happy.” Second-graders rounded out the performance with “Let Us Sing Together,” “Scat Like That,” “Roll That Red Ball,” “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe,” “One, Two, Three O’Leary” and “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).”
Deasy’s Spring Concert and Visual Arts Show served not only as a way for students to showcase their artistic skills, but also as an endearing forum for them to perform on stage for their loved ones.

Connolly Students Spread the Magic

Connolly School hosted a paper airplane-throwing contest on April 21 to benefit the Spread the Magic Foundation.  

The foundation was created by magician Chad Juros, who visits sick children in hospitals to "spread some magic." Connolly Student Council co-president Carter Suozzi inspired this idea for the fundraiser. Juros visited Carter in the hospital on his birthday last August. Chad touched Carter's heart because he is also a childhood cancer survivor.

Each student paid $3 to participate in the airplane-throwing contest. If the children raise more than $1,000 for the foundation, Juros committed to performing a schoolwide magic assembly for the children in May. According to Carter’s mother, Jane Suozzi, donations have been pouring in and the amount raised will be unveiled during the magic assembly.     

Glen Cove Honors College-Bound Student-Athletes


The athletic department at Glen Cove High School hosted a College Bound Recognition Day on April 14 for graduating seniors who have committed to play collegiate sports in their respective academic institutions.

Athletic Director Denise Kiernan led the event, which was attended by students and their families, coaches, guidance counselors, Glen Cove High School administrators, Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel.

“Nothing could be more exciting than celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of the students before you today,” Kiernan said. “Playing at the collegiate level requires a tremendous amount of desire, determination and focus to be successful. Best wishes and good luck to all of you. Make Glen Cove proud!”
Congratulations to the following students:

Fall Season:
Grace Blinkoff Oberlin College Division 3 Cross Country
Gaetano Famiglietti New Haven Division 2 Football
Christian Gueverra Utica College Division 3 Football
Tim Hogan Undecided (Utica/Endicott) Division 3 Football
Howard Woods Norwich Univ. Division 3 Football
Spring Season:
Jonathan Capobianco LIU Post Division 2 Baseball
Sara Tenke Western Connecticut Division 3 Softball
Dante Castillo Virginia Wesleyan Division 3 Lacrosse
Michael Hatala Susquehanna Division 3 Lacrosse
Sean Morrissey King’s College Division 3 Lacrosse
Geoffery Field Montclair State Division 3 Lacrosse
Brandon Leon Molloy College Division 2 Lacrosse

Kiernan also recognized Glen Cove senior and gymnast Lindsay Dwyer, who signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Illinois, a Division I Big 10 school in the fall of 2015.

March Students of the Month

David Velasquez
Isabella Bifano
Karla Villatoro
Michael Johnson
Leydi Flores Garcia
Trinity Guzman
Wilbert Escobar (missing from picture)

Connolly Students Enjoy Pizza With the Mayor

Connolly fifth-graders in Frank Monteleone’s class enjoyed a pizza party with City of Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello after participating in the mayor’s storytelling challenge.
The mayor presented the challenge to students when he served as a Community Reader during the school’s Pick a Reading Partner celebration in January. At that visit, Mayor Spinello brought a book to present to the fifth-graders, but the class recommended a different book for the mayor to read, which included humor. Keeping that request in mind, the mayor challenged the students to write their own silly stories and to submit them to his office, with the most creative to be included in the City of Glen Cove’s newsletter. He also promised a pizza party for the class’ participation.
Mayor Spinello delivered on his promise on April 18. He thanked all of the students for taking part in the challenge and said it was a tough decision for him and his staff to pick one story as winner. Fifth-grader Jake Robert Casale wrote the winning essay and received a small token of appreciation. The entire class received citations, a copy of the city newsletter, a pencil made of all recycled materials and a booklet of fun activities from the mayor.
Principal Rosemarie Sekelsky commended the students on their writing and encouraged them to continue exercising their writing ability in the future.      

Museum Visit Helps Prepare Students for Upcoming Exam

Glen Cove High School academic support students visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on April 12.

During the visit, the students received a guided tour through exhibits featuring ancient civilizations to help prepare them for their upcoming global history Regents exam in June. They also viewed artifacts from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, and enjoyed seeing different statues, tools, vases and other objects from civilizations they learned about in their global history classes. The students were chaperoned by academic support teachers Scott Johnson, Liana Caesar-Quaye and Laura Makula. Teacher Maryellen Cuomo also chaperoned the trip.

Library Visit for Deasy Pre-K

Deasy pre-K students recently visited the Glen Cove Public Library. During the field trip, librarian Anna Dunlop reviewed the resources available for students at the library. She also discussed fiction and nonfiction books, sang songs and read to the children. The youngsters also explored the library and looked at the computers, tablets, books and learning toys. The pre-K students are looking forward to getting their very own library card!

Cove-er Times Editor Honored

Glen Cove High School sophomore Isabel Blas, editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Cove-er Times, placed third in the Best Feature Story category at the Best of High School Journalism Awards Day sponsored by LIU Post. Isabel’s article appeared in The Cove-er Times Fall 2015 issue.
The awards ceremony was held on April 8 at the LIU Post Brookville campus and attracted high school journalists from Nassau, Suffolk and Queens’ counties. Congratulations Isabel!

Glen Cove Senior Honored at Board Meeting

Glen Cove’s Board of Education honored Glen Cove High School senior Makaela Vaughan at its meeting on April 11.

Makaela was recently named the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club’s 2016 Youth of the Year, with the organization describing her as an excellent student, a star athlete and a positive and outstanding role model for her siblings and its younger members.

Glen Cove High School Principal Antonio Santana and Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna commended Makaela at the meeting, where she was given a certificate to honor her achievement.

“You’re an outstanding individual, a wonderful young lady and student, for all that you do, not just here, but for all of the children in the community, I thank you,” Rianna said. “It’s my honor to be your superintendent.”

Makaela is headed to Albany at the end of May where she will compete against other local winners at the Boys & Girls Club state level competition. At that event, she will be tasked with presenting her “personal brand,” (what she stands for) to a panel of judges. She plans on pursuing a career in law enforcement and is determined to make the world a better place.

Connolly Hosts Ancient Civilization Museum


Connolly School fifth-graders in Krystle Gonzalez’s class hosted an Ancient Civilization Museum on April 8 for their parents and students in other classes.

At the museum, students displayed PowerPoint presentations, hands-on projects and posters they created based on ancient civilizations. The museum served as a culminating activity to the class’ study on nonfiction research and its social studies unit on Ancient Civilizations of Latin America. Prior to the event, students chose an ancient civilization that they wanted to learn more about and were paired with other classmates interested in the same topic. The fifth-graders worked cooperatively and had fun sharing what they learned about ancient civilizations with others.

PTA Citizens of the Month - Feb & March

Pictured Above
Matthew Coyle
Jayden Blas
Andrew Friedman
Marvin Leiva
Emily Heman
Odalis Estupinian
Edith Landaverde
Allan Pineda
Rafael Alma

Not in picture
Jordan Bonavoglia
Aidan Borah
Brandy Cruz
Max Garcia
Solangy Gonzalez
Caitriona Greene
Veronica Maldonado
Joseph Montes
Madison Patino
David Portillo
Mia Rios
Ariana Rivera
Odalis Yanes

Food Pantry Opens at Finley


Glen Cove residents in need have access to a new food pantry thanks to students at Finley Middle School.

The pantry, which is open on Fridays from 3-5 p.m., was created by members of the school’s Kiwanis Builders Club, National Junior Honor Society and Student Council, as part of the school’s collaboration with international charity and educational partner WE Free the Children. Through this effort, students are committed to making a positive impact on the local and global communities.   

The idea for the pantry appealed to students because it gave them an opportunity to help their neighbors, but first they had to find a place to house the pantry. They ultimately decided to use a storage room at the school. The middle school children worked hard emptying the contents of the room, disposing of garbage and donating items that were useful. Then, thanks to the assistance of the school’s custodial staff, the room was cleaned, painted and shelves were repaired. The Art Club, under the direction of adviser Amanda Rodriguez, also participated by painting the entrance and door to the pantry.         

The children collected food from family members, neighbors and members of the community. Athletic teams from the high school and a local Scout troop also hosted food drives to benefit the school’s pantry.

Kirsten Kenney, the Kiwanis Builders Club adviser, said she couldn’t be more proud of the students who made the pantry possible.

“These students are inspired and they are very excited to pitch in,” Kenney said. “They even come down to the pantry during their lunch periods to help.”

During its hours of operation, three students and a faculty member will be on hand to help at the pantry. All students have signed confidentiality agreements to take part in the community service activity.

As part of the students’ commitment to making a positive impact globally, they hosted bake sales, hot cocoa sales and popcorn sales and raised enough money to feed 10 children lunch for a year in Sierra Leone, Africa.

Principal Nelson Iocolano thanked Kenney, Student Council adviser Desiree Viruet and National Junior Honor Society adviser Kristen Schnall for leading the students in their efforts. Iocolano also expressed his gratitude to the students.       

“I really want to thank the students,” he said. “None of this would have happened without you. You continue to inspire us each and every day.”

Gribbin Second-Graders Tour Glen Cove


Second-grade classes from Gribbin School took a tour of Glen Cove, visiting Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello at City Hall and the Glen Cove Police Station.

As the bus went around the city, teachers acted as “tour guides," providing the children with the history of Glen Cove. Other stops on the tour included Glen Cove Mansion, The Robert Coles Homestead, Morgan Park, Garvies Point Museum, fire station, library and the post office.

During the City Hall visit, Mayor Spinello spoke to the children about his job and gave a tour of the building. At the police station, Officer Ted Karousos spoke to the students and showed them around the department.

Some of the history shared with the second-graders was that Glen Cove was originally called Musketa Cove. The name was adopted and changed to Glen Cove in 1834. The first settled street in Glen Cove is "The Place" and is still here to date. Glen Cove has more than 10 miles of waterfront including, three public beaches, two nature preserves, a public golf course and a public park.

Gribbin Celebrates Reflections Regional Finalists

Congratulations to Gribbin School kindergartner Kamila Piasta and second-grade students Saoirse Fiedor and Alyssa Weigand, who were chosen as Nassau Regional finalists in the National PTA Reflections Program. The contest’s theme this year was “Let Your Imagination Fly.”

Finley’s Builders Club Helps Those in Need

Members of Finley’s Builders Club went to the First Presbyterian Church on March 23 to feed the less fortunate.
This was the second time club members visited the church to prepare and serve a three-course meal. The appetizer consisted of fresh vegetables and a salad, while the main course included roasted chicken, pulled pork, chili, bread, pasta and mixed vegetables. Dessert included homemade baked goods and fresh fruit.
At the end of the trip, club members assembled to-go bags for the men to take with them the next day. The bags contained cookies, granola bars, bottles of water and fresh fruit, as well as a toothbrush and toothpaste. Club members donated all of the items in the to-go bags.

The visit reminded the students to appreciate what they have and to help others in need. Everyone enjoyed helping and would love to do it again.

Hero Club Educates Fifth-Graders on Bully Prevention

The Glen Cove High School Hero Club spoke to fifth-graders at Connolly and Landing elementary schools about bullying on March 23.

The Hero Club and adviser Vicki Gordon wanted to better prepare the fifth-graders for middle school by giving them tools to deal with and potentially avoid being the target of bullies, and to help make their transition a positive and empowering experience.

Through activities, role-playing and discussion, students learned about the four different types of bullying. They also learned about the victims of bullying, bullies, bystanders and what they can do to prevent it. Fifth-graders took the Hero Club Pledge and were given resources to reflect upon.

Hero Club President Christina Ng and club members felt that this was not only a great opportunity, but a great responsibility. The club members planned, organized and worked very hard on their presentations. Everyone enjoyed visiting their elementary schools and seeing their fifth-grade teachers again.
“It was a fun and valuable experience for all,” said Gordon.  “I’m so proud of all the students.”

Glen Cove Students Attend Leadership Symposium

Glen Cove High School AP government and politics classes attended a special Evaluation of Presidential Leadership Symposium for High School Students at Hofstra University on March 23.

The event featured Hofstra’s Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency Senior Presidential Fellows Ed Rollins, a Republican Party strategist, and Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and Democratic presidential candidate.  

In preparation for the event, students from all participating high schools were assigned to write essays on one of three following topics:
• How will the Obama presidency's political leadership and policies influence the 2016 presidential race?
• What does the popularity of presidential candidates who do not have previous political experience, or have recently entered politics, illustrate about the American public's interests and concerns today?
• How have the political party debates informed public understanding of the presidential candidates' leadership?
The winning essay(s) were shared with Dr. Dean and Mr. Rollins who received copies of the selected essays prior to the symposium.

Congratulations to Glen Cove winners Alexandra Casale and Maria Krisch. Their essays will be published in a commemorative booklet, with a copy to be sent to each of the essay winners, the AP teachers, the high school principal and the superintendent of schools.

Glen Cove High School DECA Members Excel at Conference

Glen Cove High School DECA members had an impressive showing at the annual New York DECA State Career Conference and Competition in Rochester, New York from March 8-11.

At the conference, students participated along with nearly 2,200 students in various competitions in business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Chapter adviser Judi Checola accompanied the following students on the trip:

Shelbie Farnan
Joshua Filippone
Samantha Filippone
Geovani Flores
Amanda Ieraci
Kaitlin Maccarone
Alexis Novales
Amara Phillip
Priscilla Panarello
Laura Roesch
Areana Singh

Glen Cove DECA received the Fundraising Award for raising more than $500 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, this year's New York DECA state charity.  Additional honors were given to Geovani Flores, a medal winner in the category of Automotive Services Marketing; Amanda Ieraci, medal winner in Visual Advertising; Amara Phillip, double medal winner in Personal Financial Literacy, and Laura Roesch, medal winner in Personal Financial Literacy.
Congratulations to all students for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments and for making Glen Cove DECA proud!

Music Honors for Glen Cove

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation has recognized the Glen Cove City School District as one of 476 Best Communities for Music Education out of 13,515 school districts across the nation. This honor recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who work together to ensure access to music learning for all students as part of the school curriculum. Congratulations Glen Cove!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016