Glen Cove High School


Welcome to Our School

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We had a very successful opening to the new school year.  During the month of September, class meetings were held and our expectations for our students were discussed with each grade level.  Students were made aware of the continued support of all our faculty and staff.  We also discussed their responsibilities as students.  We want to make sure that all our students understand that the basis for their achievement in school is attendance in class.  Students need to be active participants in their education in order to be successful.  

One of the topics we discussed was the use of social media.  How someone presents themselves to the world is often defined by what they are posting on the web.  It is important that our students learn to always present a positive image. In addition, New York State DASA legislation requires that we hold students accountable for what they communicate through social media, even when school is not in session.  Any communication that is deemed to be inappropriate, harassing or intended to intimidate another student will result in negative consequences. Therefore, we would appreciate your talking to your child about the responsible use of social networking.  

The month of October will prove to be extremely busy.  Progress Reports will be mailed out the middle of this month.  SAT, ACT and PSAT testing will also occur on three Saturdays in October.  The school district calendar contains the registration dates for these examinations. We are hosting Mini-College Fairs on October 2nd, October 9th, October 16th and October 23rd.   Seniors should be referring to the calendar, as well as the guidance website, for college application deadline dates.  In addition, Senior Family Guidance Meetings will be conducted throughout the month of October.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding testing, college applications or your child’s academic progress, please contact your child’s guidance counselor.

Your involvement in our various events and organizations is very important to our school.  Thank you for your continued support.  Working together we can insure that our students will be successful.


The Administrative Team
Roseann Cirnigliaro
Allen Hudson III
Nadine Richards

Important Links

Glen Cove High School Newspaper

The Cove-er Times

Current News

A Visit with Eyewitness News Correspondent Kristin Throne

Communication arts students received career advice and critiques on their classwork when Kristin Thorne, a Long Island correspondent for WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News, visited TV Production 1 and Broadcast Journalism classes.

Thorne’s visit, orchestrated by media communications teacher Christopher Barry, marks the first in a series of professionals who will visit the high school classes, providing students with insight on what it takes to do certain jobs and how to achieve their career goals.

“They can hear me talk until I’m blue in the face, but to actually sit with someone in the television business, it registers differently,” Barry said.

Thorne provided students with specific information of what her job entails, including writing, long hours and the importance of her appearance. She also indicated her love of breaking news and storm coverage, telling students she has been fascinated by storms since she was a young girl.

Students were completely engaged throughout the visit, especially when Thorne spoke of how she secured her first reporting job out of college. She explained that she had emailed and phoned a news director in Connecticut and when she didn’t hear back, she decided to take a “road trip” to the newsroom. Once there, she met with the news director and convinced him to give her a chance.

 “You have to put boots on the ground,” Thorne said. “You will not get a job from an email. You have to set up an informational meeting.”

 During her meeting with Broadcast Journalism students, the WABC-TV correspondent reviewed footage of students’ classwork, giving them tips on framing shots and how to hold a microphone. She also told students it didn’t matter what career path they chose, as long as they had passion for it.

“Don’t be afraid,” Thorne said. “Find what you like, what makes you happy, and go for it.”

All-National Musicians

The National Association for Music Education has selected Glen Cove High School student-musicians Samantha Smith and Ryan Carmody to perform in the All-National Honor Ensembles at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn.

Smith, who has been playing the clarinet since third grade, will perform with the All-National Concert Band and is Glen Cove’s first student to be selected for this notable honor.

“This is going to be an amazing experience,” Smith said. “To perform at the Grand Ole Opry and to meet students that are just as interested in music as I am is very exciting.”
Carmody will perform with the All-National Mixed Choir. The high school senior said he’s been singing as long as he can remember and is very excited to go to Nashville.
“Nashville is a huge musical place and it’s an honor to perform there,” he said.

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top-performing high school musicians in the United States. Students chosen for this prestigious honor will work for several days with some of the most renowned conductors in the U.S. before performing in concert at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 29.

Orientation and fun for incoming freshman

Glen Cove High School’s incoming freshmen met their soon-to-be teachers, received class schedules and toured their new school building at the ninth-grade orientation and barbecue, which was held prior to the 2014-15 school year.
Welcoming the new students were Glen Cove High School Interim Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro and Assistant Principals Allen Hudson and Nadine Richards, who reassured the incoming freshmen.
“We’re all going to work together to make sure you have a terrific four years at Glen Cove High School,” Cirnigliaro said.
Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna was also in attendance and reminded students to not be frightened.
“Don’t be afraid to ask a question,” Rianna said. “We are all here to help you and our goal is to make sure you have a successful school year and a successful high school career at Glen Cove.”  
The first-year students met with guidance counselors, who furnished them with a copy of their 2014-15 class schedules. Freshmen students walked the halls of the high school building familiarizing themselves with their new surroundings.
The event concluded with a barbecue, thanks to food and drink donations by the school’s PTSA. Students enjoyed some music, caught up with friends and took pictures with props in a photo booth. They also tried their luck at winning raffles, which were donated by the Glen Cove Booster Club.  
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
On The Rise