Glen Cove High School
Welcome to Our School
It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to Glen Cove High School, a family of approximately 900 students and 100 faculty and staff members. I have been fortunate to be part of the family at Glen Cove High School for twenty-three years. In addition to being a teacher and coach, I have served in Glen Cove High School as the Dean of Students for five years, an Assistant Principal for six years, and as the Principal for five years. It is from these various experiences that I have had the pleasure of working with so many talented and dedicated faculty members who provide a challenging academic program that is both rigorous and rewarding in an environment that is safe and supportive.
In addition to an inspiring academic program, Glen Cove High School is home to an array of extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, and community service based organizations. We highly encourage our students to participate in as many extracurricular activities as possible throughout the school year in order to further develop their interests and talents under the guidance of experienced coaches and advisors.
At Glen Cove High School, we realize that our students are unique individuals who have the opportunity to develop their curiosity and imagination and with the power to shape the future as a result of the experiences and choices afforded, especially during the high school years. That said, I, along with the entire faculty and staff at Glen Cove High School, remain dedicated to providing the tools and resources necessary for students to achieve success, confidence, and productivity in their lives after high school.
I look forward to working with all of you as part of the Glen Cove High School family.
- June 2013 State Assessment Schedule
- Exam Bus Schedule
Buses will be picking up students for testing week at their normally scheduled time and location. Morning exams will have buses departing the High School at 11:30 a.m. and afternoon exams will have buses departing the High School at 2:35 p.m.
- Regents Review Schedule
Glen Cove High School Newspaper
The Cove-er Times
Notice on Graduation Parking
In anticipation of the Glen Cove High School Graduation Commencement scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the high school main athletic field, the facilities department will minimize the area where locker room construction is currently taking place. This will reclaim several parking spaces for graduation ceremony guests. Golf carts will also be available to transport anyone with special needs from the parking lot to the ceremony area. During the ceremony, tents will also be set up next to the new booster concession area to provide guests with shade.
Top Seniors Honored
Glen Cove High School recently conducted its annual Student Awards for Excellence ceremony. Nearly 100 different awards and scholarships were presented to members of the senior class of 2013, several of which were presented to multiple recipients. Categories ranged from academic awards in the core subject areas to awards for community service and volunteerism to creativity and prowess in the arts.
Elias Blinkoff won the Valedictorian Award, Nicole D’Ambrosio won the Salutatorian Award and Mario Serrano won the Honorarian Award as the top-ranking students in the Class of 2013, respectively. These three were also among the students who won the most awards of the evening, along with Victoria Andreotti, Paul Coelho, Anthony Famiglietti, Jennifer Ingegno, Claire Lechtenberg, Yaqarah Letellier, Matthew Kolbert, Carina Zupa and other multiple award winners.
An awards ceremony was also held to recognize some of the top underclassmen in which nearly 70 awards for academics, the arts and service were presented, including several to Jackelyn Hayduk, Hans Ring and other multiple award recipients.
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Glen Cove High School Honors Students of the Month
Glen Cove High School recently honored its “Students of the Month” for the months of April and May 2013. Every month, students are recognized by grade level for their hard work and achievement. Additionally the Glen Cove Rotary and local chapter of the Knights of Columbus each name their own student every month. Students are pictured here congratulated by GCHS Interim Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro and Assistant Principal Allen Hudson.
The student of months for April are as follows: Michael Acerra-Rotary, Maria Fakatselis-Knights of Columbus, 12th grade-Paulo Coelho, 11th grade-Jahrae O’Neill, 10th grade-Melissa Rivas, Brittany Brown, and Synella Gonzales, 9th grade-Michael Hatala, Amanda Heavey, and Joel Saavedra.
The student of month for May are as follows: Elias Blinkoff-Rotary, Michael Loria-Knights of Columbus, 12th grade-Anthiony Famiglietti, 11th grade-Julianne Fiorino, and D’Metrius Fernandez, 10th grade-Abbey Farnan, Samantha Smith, Kasion Mack, 9th grade- Michael Payton, Priscilla Panarello and Dominic Waites.
Track Dedicated to Former Coach AJ
Glen Cove Board of Education President Joel Sunshine joined other former runners and friends and family of Albert “AJ” Johnson in dedicating the Glen Cove High School track in honor of the late Glen Cove High School track coach.
A graduate of Glen Cove High School, Johnson retired in 1999 following a 30-year career as an art teacher and track and cross-country coach in Glen Cove. He passed away three years ago, and the dedication was fittingly held on his birthday.
Sunshine, who ran for Johnson on the cross-country team, served as master of ceremonies at the track dedication. He welcomed a multitude of familiar faces, including fellow runners Tracy Crow, Ed O’Rourke and Carlos Vasquez, former Glen Cove Athletic Director Sal Travatello, and former assistant coaches Jim Peterson and Savy Gallo, among others. Glen Cove City Mayor Ralph Suozzi and Nassau County Legislator Delia De Riggi-Whitton were also on hand to present proclamations commemorating the district for the dedication and for memorializing Johnson for his work with local student-athletes through the years.
“AJ made running a team sport easy,” said Sunshine, who shared interesting stories about his former coach, recalling “rabbit runs” to Garvies Point in which team members attempted to catch their coach. He also spoke of how Johnson was not just a coach, but also a mentor and friend. “He was always available to us. If you needed AJ, you called him.”
Crow, an African-American who grew up in the Orchard section of Glen Cove but now resides in California, echoed these sentiments. He spoke of how Johnson made him feel welcome during a time when the city was still segregated.
Several family members, including grandchildren Josh and Rochelle Brown, also spoke fondly of the legendary coach, not only as a leader of athletes, but as a quality person. Joined by Johnson’s daughters Viki Lynn Brown and Tami Basile, the family looked on as a plaque was unveiled at the entryway leading to the athletic complex, alongside the plaque dedicated to J.C. Maiden, for whom the field is named.
Glen Cove High School Breaks Ground on New Locker Rooms
In a continued effort to consistently maintain and improve all schools in Glen Cove, administrators and members of the Board of Education came together to break ground on new boys and girls athletic locker rooms at Glen Cove High School. The existing locker rooms were the original rooms from when the school was built in 1962. A complete renovation is planned, including new floors, ceilings, lockers and showers, which were all redesigned with the input of the athletic committee, coaches and Director of Athletics, Health and Physical Education Denise Kiernan. Additionally, there will be a new trainers office and more open space for team meetings, with the entire design featuring school colors to capture a sense of Glen Cove Big Red school pride. Completion of the project is expected in mid-August.
The project is the final component of a May 2009 bond, which also replaced roofs on Deasy Elementary School, Gribbin Elementary School and the high school, and new boilers at Thayer House and Gribbin School. All of the bond projects will enable the buildings to operate more efficiently and save the district money by reducing energy costs over the coming years.
School and construction officials are seen here breaking ground on the new facilities.