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,

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching and we are preparing for an extremely eventful May which begins immediately with the administration of Advance Placement exams, followed by finals and Regents in June.  Students are encouraged to participate in both extra help and review sessions to optimize their performance on their respective exams.  Review schedules for both Advance Placement and Regents examinations are available on our website as well as in the Main Office.  Now more than ever, it is important that students arrive to school and class on time and take advantage of our extra-help and review sessions.

In addition to our examinations, there are several events planned for the month of May.  First we have our National Honor Society Induction Ceremony which is schedule for Monday, May, 16th, followed by our two music concerts this month; the first Spring Festival of Performing Arts is scheduled on Wednesday, April 18 and the second part on Wednesday, April 25.  In both cases, the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.  We also have our two awards ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, April 26th.  Underclassmen will be recognized at 5:30 p.m. and seniors will be recognized at 7:30 p.m.  Please come out and support our performing arts program and to honor our students’ achievement.  As a reminder, we will be off on Friday, May 27 and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Finally, this year’s Budget Vote and Trustee Election will be held on May 17th and we encourage all of our community members to come out and vote.

As always, it is a real pleasure serving the Glen Cove community as your high school principal and I am grateful for your continued support.

Antonio Santana
Glen Cove City Schools


Important Links

Glen Cove High School Newspaper

The Cove-er Times

Current News

Museum Visit Helps Prepare Students for Upcoming Exam

Glen Cove High School academic support students visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on April 12.

During the visit, the students received a guided tour through exhibits featuring ancient civilizations to help prepare them for their upcoming global history Regents exam in June. They also viewed artifacts from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, and enjoyed seeing different statues, tools, vases and other objects from civilizations they learned about in their global history classes. The students were chaperoned by academic support teachers Scott Johnson, Liana Caesar-Quaye and Laura Makula. Teacher Maryellen Cuomo also chaperoned the trip.

Glen Cove Senior Honored at Board Meeting

Glen Cove’s Board of Education honored Glen Cove High School senior Makaela Vaughan at its meeting on April 11.

Makaela was recently named the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club’s 2016 Youth of the Year, with the organization describing her as an excellent student, a star athlete and a positive and outstanding role model for her siblings and its younger members.

Glen Cove High School Principal Antonio Santana and Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna commended Makaela at the meeting, where she was given a certificate to honor her achievement.

“You’re an outstanding individual, a wonderful young lady and student, for all that you do, not just here, but for all of the children in the community, I thank you,” Rianna said. “It’s my honor to be your superintendent.”

Makaela is headed to Albany at the end of May where she will compete against other local winners at the Boys & Girls Club state level competition. At that event, she will be tasked with presenting her “personal brand,” (what she stands for) to a panel of judges. She plans on pursuing a career in law enforcement and is determined to make the world a better place.

Hero Club Educates Fifth-Graders on Bully Prevention

The Glen Cove High School Hero Club spoke to fifth-graders at Connolly and Landing elementary schools about bullying on March 23.

The Hero Club and adviser Vicki Gordon wanted to better prepare the fifth-graders for middle school by giving them tools to deal with and potentially avoid being the target of bullies, and to help make their transition a positive and empowering experience.

Through activities, role-playing and discussion, students learned about the four different types of bullying. They also learned about the victims of bullying, bullies, bystanders and what they can do to prevent it. Fifth-graders took the Hero Club Pledge and were given resources to reflect upon.

Hero Club President Christina Ng and club members felt that this was not only a great opportunity, but a great responsibility. The club members planned, organized and worked very hard on their presentations. Everyone enjoyed visiting their elementary schools and seeing their fifth-grade teachers again.
“It was a fun and valuable experience for all,” said Gordon.  “I’m so proud of all the students.”

Glen Cove Students Attend Leadership Symposium

Glen Cove High School AP government and politics classes attended a special Evaluation of Presidential Leadership Symposium for High School Students at Hofstra University on March 23.

The event featured Hofstra’s Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency Senior Presidential Fellows Ed Rollins, a Republican Party strategist, and Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and Democratic presidential candidate.  

In preparation for the event, students from all participating high schools were assigned to write essays on one of three following topics:
• How will the Obama presidency's political leadership and policies influence the 2016 presidential race?
• What does the popularity of presidential candidates who do not have previous political experience, or have recently entered politics, illustrate about the American public's interests and concerns today?
• How have the political party debates informed public understanding of the presidential candidates' leadership?
The winning essay(s) were shared with Dr. Dean and Mr. Rollins who received copies of the selected essays prior to the symposium.

Congratulations to Glen Cove winners Alexandra Casale and Maria Krisch. Their essays will be published in a commemorative booklet, with a copy to be sent to each of the essay winners, the AP teachers, the high school principal and the superintendent of schools.

Glen Cove High School DECA Members Excel at Conference

Glen Cove High School DECA members had an impressive showing at the annual New York DECA State Career Conference and Competition in Rochester, New York from March 8-11.

At the conference, students participated along with nearly 2,200 students in various competitions in business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Chapter adviser Judi Checola accompanied the following students on the trip:

Shelbie Farnan
Joshua Filippone
Samantha Filippone
Geovani Flores
Amanda Ieraci
Kaitlin Maccarone
Alexis Novales
Amara Phillip
Priscilla Panarello
Laura Roesch
Areana Singh

Glen Cove DECA received the Fundraising Award for raising more than $500 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, this year's New York DECA state charity.  Additional honors were given to Geovani Flores, a medal winner in the category of Automotive Services Marketing; Amanda Ieraci, medal winner in Visual Advertising; Amara Phillip, double medal winner in Personal Financial Literacy, and Laura Roesch, medal winner in Personal Financial Literacy.
Congratulations to all students for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments and for making Glen Cove DECA proud!

Saturday, April 30, 2016