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BOE Honors AP Scholars

BOE Honors AP Scholars photo
On Jan. 3, the Board of Education honored 44 current and former Glen Cove High School students for being named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board following their outstanding performance on the May 2017 AP exams.
    
Glen Cove High School Principal Antonio Santana and Assistant Principal Allen Hudson III joined Assistant Principal Katie Prudente as she introduced the students and commended them on their achievements.
    
“These students should be very proud of their accomplishments, which required both hard work and dedication,” Assistant Principal Prudente said.  
    
Congratulations to the following students:

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.)
John Dong
Nicole Franklin
Julie Micko
Sydney Morris
Jolee Murphy

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.)
Eric Brown
Andy Delgado
Joshua Filippone
Geovani Flores
Alex Garcia
Larissa Garcia
Brandon Kolanovic
Charles McQuair
Alexis Reveyoso
Morgan Vignali

AP Scholars
(Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.)
Ali Awan
Enaiya Awan
Mikaila Ayala
Daniel Baboolal
Andrew Banos
Samantha Barry
Isabel Blas
Grace Brady
William Casale
Catherine Chinock-Ayiku
Joshua Cohen
Julia Farley
Shelbie Farnan
Yesenia Fernandez
Tristyn Hudson
Amanda Ieraci
Samuel Israel
Irvin Mancia
Evangelia Markoulis
Iris Ong
Amara Phillip
Talia Sakhaee
Laura Roesch
Areana Singh
Ryan Telese
Celia Vasquez
Christina Wiese
Duoyi Xi Hernandez
Joseph Yee


 

Spanish Students Open Mexican-Style Holiday Market

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Glen Cove High School students in Clare Germino’s Spanish II classes recently created a Mexican-style holiday market. 

The students created their own "puesto" stand and decorated a sign advertising food and crafts for sale. All patrons enjoyed the market, where the students sold everything from baked goods and empanadas to holiday cards, stationery and handmade stuffed animals. Fake pesos were used for payment, and students from other language classes were invited to converse with the classes in Spanish.

Ms. Germino said the market was a great experience for students and tied into the Mexican holiday tradition. Several weeks before Navidad (Christmas), market stalls, or puestos, are set up in plazas in most Mexican cities and towns, where vendors sell crafts and goods. 

Select Chorale Meets World-Renowned Composer

Select Chorale Meets World-Renowned Composer photo
Glen Cove High School’s Select Chorale had an opportunity to meet and work with world-renowned Norwegian composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo on Dec. 14.

The meeting was planned in preparation of the group’s concert, where they will perform Mr. Gjeilo’s “Dark Night of the Soul” and “Luminous Night of the Soul.”

Choral Director Ed Norris described the meeting as “magical.”

“What an experience it was to not only work with a living composer, but someone of his stature in the music industry,” Norris said. “He helped us in many ways, but mostly he was able to really listen and pick apart some things that we needed to work on in terms of balance and phrasing.”

After the students finished singing, they had an opportunity to ask Mr. Gjeilo questions about his music, Norway and many other topics.   

Mr. Norris said that when the group returned to rehearsal the following day, he saw a vast improvement in their performance, saying, “They did a great instituting many of the suggestions that Mr. Gjeilo made.”
 

New Work-Based Learning Coordinator at Glen Cove

New Work-Based Learning Coordinator at Glen Cove photo
The district has secured Jason Smiloff as work-based learning coordinator for Glen Cove High School. 

As part of his responsibilities, Mr. Smiloff will assist students in securing part-time jobs, internships and job-shadowing placements. He will also help students with résumé writing, cover letter development and identifying references. Other areas of focus will include instructing students on how to fill out a job application and how to dress for a job interview.

Mr. Smiloff looks forward to organizing a Mock Interview Day and career fairs and inviting guest speakers to the high school to engage students. In addition, he will provide career coaching and promote career and technical education opportunities. 

Mr. Smiloff also serves as a workplace learning coordinator at Lawrence High School and teaches business at Uniondale’s Alternative High School in the evenings. The Perkins Grant funds his position in Glen Cove. 
 

Board Celebrates Class of 2018’s Top Students

Board Celebrates Class of 2018’s Top Students photo
Administrators and Board members recognized Glen Cove High School’s top 10 students of the Class of 2018 during the Board of Education meeting on Dec. 13.

Glen Cove High School Principal Antonio Santana kicked off the honors, describing the students as “remarkable.”

“One of the things I want to emphasize is that, above and beyond their achievements academically in terms of their GPAs, all of these students are really involved in the Glen Cove community. It really adds to that spirit that is the Class of 2018,” Santana said. “I’m extremely proud of all their accomplishments.” 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna congratulated the students.

“You are an outstanding group of individuals, and to know that our future is in your hands is just a big relief for me,” she said. “I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you, but I know that it will be something heartfelt and wonderful, specific to your own needs. You are amazing.”  

Congratulations to the following students, who are ranked in order: valedictorian John Dong, salutatorian Brandon Kolanovic, honorarian Isabel Blas, Jolee Murphy, Talia Sakhaee, Nicole Franklin, Ryan Greenfield and Amanda Ieraci (tied for seventh), Joshua Filippone and Grace Tenke. 

High School Students Enjoy a New Furry Friend

High School Students Enjoy a New Furry Friend photo
Glen Cove High School Living Environment teacher Vicki Graziosi participated in a Pets in the Classroom grant sponsored by Pet Smart. Through the grant, Ms. Graziosi obtained a hamster, which she named Gregor. 

Students in the class affectionately refer to it as Glen Cove Gregor. Recently, the students helped create a holiday-themed habitat for the hamster so they can enter it in the grant’s Habitat Contest. The caption for the contest reads, “Happy Holidays from Glen Cove Gregor!” Gregor loves his new home and his new family of Glen Cove High School students. He goes on field trips around the school and has weekend getaways with students and their families.

Scientific Research Literacy Students Begin Drafting Proposals

Scientific Research Literacy Students Begin Drafting Proposals photo
Glen Cove High School’s Scientific Research Literacy class is beginning to draft proposals to participate in Northwell’s Medical Marvels Research Competition. Students are writing a hypothetical proposal to the New York State Department of Health to offer a solution to solve the opioid addiction crisis. They are expected to submit their proposal by Feb. 9 and will have the chance to present in March. Students are working through a step-by-step process to research and develop their proposal. Starting in January, they will also begin working on applying to internships and mentorships at a university or laboratory.

Photography Students Enjoy PhotoPlus Expo

Photography Students Enjoy PhotoPlus Expo photo

Several Glen Cove High School students experienced “the biggest photography event in North America” when they recently attended the PhotoPlus Expo 2017 in New York City.

Photography teacher Mrs. Melissa Johnides attended the expo in 2016 and was excited to share the experience with select students this year. Students captured photographs of New York City on their walk to the Javits Center, where they received hands-on experience with high-end photography gear, including cameras and lighting equipment. They also watched live instruction on how to achieve the perfect shot by professionals in the business. Before heading home, the students viewed some contemporary artwork at the Sean Kelly Gallery. It was a memorable day for all. 

 

Glen Cove Senior Selected to Perform in All-State Band

Glen Cove Senior Selected to Perform in All-State Band photo
Meghan Smith, a senior clarinetist at Glen Cove High School, was chosen to represent the school in the All-State Symphonic Band at the 2017 NYSSMA Winter Conference. The conference will take place in Rochester, New York, from Nov. 30–Dec. 3. Meghan was chosen based upon her outstanding score at last year’s solo NYSSMA adjudication and will perform with the best high school musicians in New York State.

Award of Excellence for Glen Cove Junior

Award of Excellence for Glen Cove Junior photo
Junior Matthew Tran represented Glen Cove High School and the state of New York at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston in June.

Through participation in the congress, Matthew and others had the opportunity to watch a live surgery and to question the surgeon in real time. They were also educated by Nobel Prize winners, and guided and mentored by prominent medical school academic leaders. 

Principal Antonio Santana presented Matthew with an Award of Excellence, which certifies his successful completion of the congress.
 

Monthly Family Nights Begin

Family Nights Begin

To combat the busy schedules of families, the district has implemented a monthly Family Night. On Family Night, students will not be assigned any homework from their classroom teachers, allowing their families to preplan fun activities, without interruption.

Family Night will be held on the following dates:
Oct. 25        Jan. 31          April 18
Nov. 22        Feb. 14         May 23
Dec. 20        March 21       June 13