Glen Cove High School

School Hours:  7:30 a.m. – 2:02 p.m.

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



Welcome to Our School

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I cannot believe we are well into the second quarter and quickly approaching the holidays and New Year.  The month of December is always filled with excitement and anticipation, whether it is our winter concert, our dramatic productions, parent teacher conferences, or simply thinking about our much deserved holiday break, schools tend to be full of activity during the last couple of weeks of the month.

Please take advantage of the opportunity to speak to your child’s teachers during Parent / Teacher Conferences on Thursday, December 10th, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the high school. Appointments can be made by calling the high school main office at 801-7610, during office hours from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  I encourage parents and guardians to maintain communication with their children’s teachers to enhance our student opportunities for success.

I also want to invite parents to our Winter Festival of Performing Arts on December 16th, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, and our Masquer’s production of You Can’t Take It With You on Friday and Saturday, December 4th and 5th respectively.  Please come support our talented students!

Finally, while I love the holiday season and all of the good things that come with it, this time of year also brings inclement weather.  Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the information describing the “Delayed Opening” and “School Closure” procedures posted on this website.

As always, it is a real pleasure serving the Glen Cove community as the High School Principal.

Antonio Santana
Glen Cove City Schools

Important Links

Glen Cove High School Newspaper

The Cove-er Times

Current News

Community Gathers for International Night

Glen Cove High School students and their families joined members of the community at the school’s second International Night on Nov. 18.

The multicultural evening, which was highlighted by an outstanding performance from the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale, gave families an opportunity to meet with members of local community agencies, including the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club and SAFE Inc., who shared information about their respective organizations. The group also enjoyed traditional ethnic food donated by local businesses, which included Andros Grill, Forest Pizza, Glen Cove Diner, La Famiglia and Wild Fig Mediterranean Grill & Pideria. Students’ families also prepared and donated food for the multicultural occasion. While those in attendance feasted on many delicious dishes, they also enjoyed watching dance performances by members of the high school’s Dance Club.

Foreign Language and ESL Coordinator Monica Chavez organized International Night as a way to reach out to Glen Cove families who speak English as their second language.

Big Red Heads to County Championship

Glen Cove High School’s varsity football team shut out Bethpage High School 21-0 to advance to the county championship.

Glen Cove will take the field against Plainedge High School on Nov. 21 at 12:30 p.m. at Hofstra University. Admission is $6. Go Big Red!


Dwyer Signs National Letter of Intent

Glen Cove High School senior Lindsay Dwyer has signed a National Letter of Intent for a full scholarship to the University of Illinois, a Big 10 Division I NCAA college. Dwyer is a six-consecutive-year national qualifier in gymnastics.

Dwyer, who finished first on bars (9.525) at the New York State championship meet in Rochester in March and won the all-around (37.70) at the USA Gymnastics Region VI championship meet in Springfield, Massachusetts in April, has a 96.86 GPA and achieved high honor roll status every semester during her high school career. Her class schedule is comprised of honors and Advanced Placement classes, and she is a member of the National Honor Society. In addition, she has volunteered for a variety of organizations, including the K.I.D.S. Plus sports program for children with disabilities, the Big Sister/Little Sister program at Gold Medal Gymnastics Center, and multiple American Cancer Society Relay for Life events.
“I’m so happy and excited,” Dwyer said. “I’m looking forward to the atmosphere of a different place.”
Dwyer’s mother, Leslie, said her daughter picked the University of Illinois because she wanted a good school.
“She wanted to go somewhere that had a great gymnastics program and a great academic program,” Ms. Dwyer said. “The academics were equally if not more important than the gymnastics.”
“[Dwyer] is an unbelievable gymnast and at the top of her class,” said guidance counselor Christine Mulhall. “She’s so humble and has taken some of the hardest classes offered at Glen Cove. Even with all of her traveling, she still managed to keep up with her coursework and be a good friend.”       

Glen Cove Freshman Named Math Scholar

Glen Cove High School freshman Matthew Tran was named a Long Island Young Scholar of Mathematics by the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury, and was accepted to pursue mathematics and mathematical science applications at the institute.

Tran is one of 84 students who competed against approximately 600 of the top-ranking students nominated from school districts on Long Island. Selection by the institution implies Tran is among the top one-tenth of 1 percent in math of all students in his grade. Acceptances were based on five criteria: nomination, school transcript, teacher recommendation, a brief statement written by the student and a rigorous entrance exam.  

Each student is expected to spend 60 hours in class over the course of 20 Saturday mornings and on related topics. The curriculum covers mathematical topics in algebra, geometry, discrete math and number theory. Topics not included in the standard course of study, such as problem-solving applied to probability, drawings of ocean bottom profiles, the theory of finite differences, topics in science and mass point geometry, will also be presented.

Select Chorale’s Fundraising Efforts Continue


Members of the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale are looking forward to performing for Pope Francis at the Vatican in January 2016 and continue to raise money for the trip, thanks to the generosity of the community.

To date, the group has raised $36,198 and wishes to express their gratitude to each member of the community who has contributed. They would also like to thank the local businesses and officials who have donated and/or hosted fundraisers on their behalf, including the American Legion Post 76, Friends of Reggie Spinello, the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, the Glen Cove Democratic Committee, the Glen Cove Fire Department, the Glen Cove Senior Center, the James Norton Columbiettes, the James Norton #1828 Knights of Columbus, JGT Construction, the Kiwanis Club of Glen Cove, Long Island Community Newspapers-Anton Community Newspapers, New York Community Bank, North Shore-LIJ Health Systems, Sea Cliff Mini Mart, Stango’s at the Orchard, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Women’s Club of Glen Cove. In addition to their support to date, Stango’s at the Orchard plans to donate funds from each of its Tuesday night buffets through December to the group. The Select Chorale is also holding a Dinner and Concert fundraiser at Glen Cove High School on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.

If you wish to help the GCHS Select Chorale achieve their dream of singing for the pope at the Vatican, please donate via the the following link:
or write a check payable to "Glen Cove Music Department" with the memo
"Donation for Vatican Trip" and mail to:
Glen Cove High School
Attention:  Suzanne Rant
150 Dosoris Lane
Glen Cove, NY 11542

Tuesday, December 01, 2015