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Glen Cove High School

School Hours:  7:30 a.m. – 2:02 p.m.

150 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY
11542
(516) 801-7600

 

 

Welcome to Our School

March 2019

Dear Parents / Guardians:

Each school year seems to move at a quicker pace as we continue to make our way towards June. March will move along just as quickly as it is an exciting month in terms of spring sports and the various school activities that have been scheduled; the Annual Red and Green Games (District Games), the Junior Prom, a special student assembly hosted by international powerlifter & double amputee Rohan Murphy, Glen Cove’s Got Talent, a Jazz Band Performance, Coding Night and an open Select Chorale rehearsal in preparation for their participation in the prestigious Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana  – Needless to say, there is a lot in store for our students and community.  So please come out to not only be entertained, but to support our students and school community.  It is through your involvement that we pave the way toward success in school.

Please note that we have already started the scheduling process for the next school year. Guidance counselors have met with students with regards to course selections and have been inputting requests in our student management system.  We are excited to be adding a whole slew of new courses to the high school’s academic program including: AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, Third Year Science Research, Holocaust Studies, the World at War, American History through Film, World History through Film, Latin American History through American Experience, Latin American History through World Experience, Chemical Explorations, Algebra Explorations, Geometry Explorations, College Pre-Calculus/Calculus Honors, Computer Science Principles and Music in the Digital Age to our academic program and are very much looking forward to continuing to expand learning opportunities for our students.  Kindly note that families will receive a list of their child’s specific course requests and recommendations later in the spring.  Information regarding these courses will be provided in the mail, however, should you have any questions or concerns with regards to your child’s schedule, please contact the guidance department at your convenience.

Finally, the school district’s Bond Vote is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th.  Polling stations will be available both at the High School and at Connolly Elementary School.  The school district is looking to address various structural concerns in its various buildings, including extensive and much needed work at our high school.  For more information you can visit the district’s website and click on the “Bond Information” link located right on our homepage. 

As always, I want to thank you for your continued support.  It really is a pleasure serving the Glen Cove community as its high school principal.  

Sincerely,
Antonio Santana
Allen Hudson III
Katie Prudente

 


 

 


Glen Cove's Got Talent Show - Friday, March 22nd


AP (Advanced Placement) Testing Information 

 


GCHS 2019 YEARBOOK

Parents: The deadline to purchase an advertisement in the 2019 yearbook is Monday, April 15th.
You can design and pay for your ad on-line.

Click here to access the website.

Order your 2019 yearbook now before April 1st when the price goes up to $70.


 


Flu Virus Letter


Important Links

  • Instructions on the Parent Portal and PowerSchool App (English) (Spanish)
  • Student must bring: Birth certificate/state issued photo ID, completed application form with parent/guardian signature and a recent physical (less then 1 year old).

Glen Cove High School Newspaper


Knightly News

 

 

 

Current News

Board Trustee Delivers History Lesson to Juniors

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Board of Education trustee Mr. David Huggins visited Mr. Christopher Contorno’s 11th-grade U.S. History and Government classes on March 14.

Mr. Huggins’ uncle, James Doran, a Glen Cove resident, left Glen Cove High School and volunteered to serve in the United States Navy during WWII. Mr. Huggins shared his family’s experiences with WWI, WWII and the Korean War, and allowed students to examine documents, military awards and artifacts that Mr. Huggins’ uncle received during and after World War II. 



Success for Mock Trial Team

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The Glen Cove Mock Trial team recently participated in their first match of the year, facing off against Baldwin in the New York State Bar Association’s Mock Trial tournament.

Team members Noemy Annunziata, Angelina Bevernijk Holden, Elijah James, Nicole Khaimov and Isabelle Unger argued the petitioner’s side in a case about succession rights for a rent-controlled apartment. The team put forth a solid effort, with the judge commending their preparation and presentation, especially since this was the first match for many of the students. Though the team lost this match, they’re looking forward to improving and moving forward
 

Local Pottery Artist Visits Ceramics Students

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Ceramics II students at Glen Cove High School were treated to a visit by local pottery artist Patricia Bridges of Bridges Pottery in Port Washington on Feb. 26. 

Ms. Bridges demonstrated wheel throwing techniques and shared some of her beautiful work with the students, some of which was from a collection she was commissioned to create for the 2018 U.S. Open in Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton. 

Pottery has been a lifelong passion for Bridges, and she enjoys coming to high schools because that is where she realized her love for ceramics. Some students were able to work on the wheel as she gave them tips and advice. 

Art teacher Vicki Gordon said she organized the visit to provide students with an authentic experience of meeting someone who has made their passion into their profession. 

“We have so many talented students in the ceramics program, and there are many career paths and options for people who can think abstractly and solve problems creatively, as we do in ceramics,” Ms. Gordon said. 

The students thoroughly enjoyed seeing Ms. Bridges create pieces right before their eyes.
 

Seniors Learn How to Vote

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Glen Cove High School senior social studies classes were visited by Nassau County Board of Elections representatives on Feb. 11. The presentation focused on the importance of voting, how the voting process works, absentee ballots and registering any students who were of voting age. It concluded with a mock election using an actual polling machine. Students voted on different toppings on a pizza.

 

 

Fifth-Graders Learn About the Holocaust

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Fifth-grade students from Connolly and Landing schools recently visited the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, where they participated in a guided instructional tour of the museum and heard testimony from Felice Katz.

Ms. Katz’s mother, Etunia “Ethel” Bauer Katz, grew up in Buczacz, Poland, which is now part of Ukraine. The German army entered the town in 1941, followed closely by mobile killing squads who murdered Ethel’s twin brother along with other young Jewish men in a forest near the town. The rest of her family escaped immediate destruction by hiding in barns and fields for several years, relying upon their non-Jewish neighbors for food. Ethel’s family members were eventually murdered in their hiding place, and she narrowly escaped and survived the last few months of the war on her own. The Soviet Army liberated her town in 1944, and after the war, Ethel immigrated to the United States, where she raised a family. She has written a memoir of her experiences during the Holocaust, “Our Tomorrows Never Came.”  

The Glen Cove social studies department and the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County have created a civic education program beginning in fifth grade that promotes and empowers our students to become upstanders. The center provided documents to all teachers and building principals that offered a brief overview of the Holocaust along with a glossary of words to help the students prepare for the trip. The teachers did a fantastic job preparing the students with the historical content. Kudos to all the fifth-grade teachers and building principals Ben Roberts and Julie Mullan for preparation and planning.


 
Sunday, March 24, 2019
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