Glen Cove High School


Welcome to Our School

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The month of October was filled with many exciting events.  We had a very successful “movie night” on October 8th attended by over 200 high school students.  Our Marching Band honored the Glen Cove community by their stellar performance in New York City’s Columbus Day Parade.  We ended the month with “spirit week” followed by Glen Cove’s traditional homecoming activities.  Our students continually impress us with their talents and work ethic.  

We want to remind everyone that schools are closed Tuesday, November 4th (Superintendent’s Conference Day) and Tuesday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day).  As required by New York State, the high school will be conducting an early dismissal drill on Friday, Nov. 7th.  Students will be dismissed at 1:47 PM.  All after school activities will remain in place on that day.  

Let’s continue to work together to keep our students focused on academic success. Set aside time each evening for homework and emphasize the importance of meeting deadlines.  Most importantly, we need your help in reinforcing the concept that regular attendance is essential to success in school.  First quarter grades should be available on the Parent Portal by November 17th.   

Schools will be closed on November 26th, 27th and 28th for Thanksgiving.  Our school community has much to be grateful for and we would like to thank all of you for your continued support in helping our students be as successful as possible.  The faculty and staff  wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Roseann Cirnigliaro
Allen Hudson III
Nadine Richards

Important Links

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Current News

Hudson Signs Letter of Intent

Glen Cove High School senior Taylah Hudson signed a Letter of Intent to play Division I basketball at Texas Southern University.

“I’ve been playing my whole life for this moment,” Hudson said. “I hope I can contribute to the team.”

Hudson received a full scholarship to Texas Southern and has been playing varsity basketball since seventh grade. She was named All-County Player twice by the coaches in Nassau County and Conference Player of the Year in 2013. She was also designated as an All-State Player by the Sportswriter’s Association of New York and named to the Basketball Coaches’ Association of New York Section 8 All-Star Team.

Varsity girls basketball coach Greg Mayerhoffer said Hudson reached a milestone in her career last season, when she became the all-time scoring leader in the history of the girls program at Glen Cove. Ultimately, she went on to surpass the 1,000-point total, an achievement accomplished by very few student-athletes in the sport.

Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, Glen Cove High School Interim Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro and guidance counselor Christine Mulhall offered their congratulations at a recent celebration held in Hudson’s honor.

“I’m so happy for her,” Mulhall said. “She has a great work ethic whether it’s at school or on the court and is a great role model for younger girls.”
Taylah’s father, Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, expressed his pride in his daughter’s success.

“Anyone who meets her knows how humble she is,” Allen Hudson said. “She always thinks about her teammates first.” 

Coach Mayerhoffer agreed, and said Hudson would always be regarded as one of the very best to ever play basketball in Nassau County and New York State. 

“I’ve coached so many good players over the years, but she’s the best,” he said. “I have no doubt she will be successful in the next stage of her life, but I’m sad to see her leave.”

Student Volunteers Beautify Their School

Members of Glen Cove High School’s Distributive Education Club of America went to school on Election Day to help beautify the grounds at the high school.

The student volunteers planted red and ivory tulips in the shape of the letters “G” and “C” in two circular plots in front of the high school building. The planting is part of a series of beautification projects made possible thanks to a collaborative effort between the Glen Cove High School PTSA and the Glen Cove Youth Bureau.

According to Assistant Principal Nadine Richards, Glen Cove High School PTSA President Anne Markoulis spearheaded the efforts, donating the 500 tulips the students planted. Richards said the volunteers showed great effort and spirit.

“It’s really something special when our students take the time to give back to their school community and demonstrate how much they care,” Richards said. “How fitting it is that these students demonstrated excellent citizenship and interpersonal skills on the day we elect officials to do the same.”

Glen Cove City Councilwoman Pam Panzenbeck and the Glen Cove Youth Bureau’s Jacki Yonick also participated in the effort, working side by side with students to determine the layout of the design, dig holes and plant bulbs.

“It’s important for the students to take pride in the community,” Yonick said.


Costume Contest for a Good Cause

Members of the Glen Cove High School faculty embraced the Halloween spirit by participating in a fundraising costume contest, which provided assistance to a Glen Cove family.

Participants in the contest donated $5 to dress up for the friendly competition, with the winner deciding to donate the monies raised to the charity of their choice.

Main office faculty members, who dressed as characters from “Alice in Wonderland,” were selected as the winners. The team contributed the $235 raised to the family of Darian Ortega, who was tragically killed in a recent accident. Faculty and staff have collected more than $1,000 for the Ortega family since learning of the Glen Cove graduate’s passing.

Glen Cove Students Receive AP Honors


The College Board has recognized several Glen Cove High School students as Advanced Placement Scholars due to their outstanding success on Advanced Placement exams.

Students took AP exams in May 2014 after completing college-level courses in a variety of subjects.

According to the College Board’s website, the AP Program offers willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on these exams.

Congratulations to the following students:

AP Scholar
(Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams)

Michael Burrell, Christopher Christodoulou, Elena D’Ambrosio, Charles Daniele, Diana Delgado, Christina Delgrosso, Madison Dratch, Gillian Farnan, Synella Gonzales, Dakota Herman, Taylah Hudson, Kristin Ingegno, Gregory Jones, Surina Joshi, Claudia Kolanovic, Nicholas Krisch, Maxine Lizaso, Jamie Mejia, Saleena Nasary, Diana Ramirez, Carlos Rivera, Alexis Slaughter, Angad Sodhi, Tianna Stephens, Sean Tan and Victoria Zumaeta.

AP Scholar with Honor
(Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams)

Nicholas Garcia and Dylan Silas

AP Scholar with Distinction
(Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams)

Hailey Aleman, Jenny Armstrong, Samantha DiPaola, Andrew Gerin, Jackelyn Hayduk, Beatriz Morales, Ali Raza, Hans Ring, Andrew Schuck, Samantha Smith, Daniel Wlodarczyk and Blake Woods.

National AP Scholar
(Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams)

Andrew Schuck and Daniel Wlodarczyk

Pictured are several of the AP Students who were recently honored.

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