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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

April 2019

Dear Parents / Guardians:

The school year continues to move at an accelerated pace with the third quarter coming to a close on Friday, April 12th.  This is in fact one of the busiest times of the school year with multiple school functions, scheduling and staffing for the upcoming school year, spring sports and the onset of our testing season with the administration of AP exams in early May. 

Review for the upcoming AP exams has already started and we encourage our students to take advantage of both our supplemental review sessions as well as our daily extra-help as we prepare for the College Board exams.  Now more than ever, it is imperative that students buckle down, attend class, and continue working towards a successful end to the school year. Seniors need to be especially conscientious of their respective graduation requirements as we approach graduation.  To this end, meetings have already been scheduled with seniors.  However, should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the guidance department. 

Aside from testing and academics, our spring sports season is well underway.  Please come out to support our student athletes as they compete for Glen Cove PRIDE.  We are also hosting our annual International Night, College and Career Fair and this year’s spring musical, Les Miserables!  I am very much excited about all these events happening in April and am hoping to see the community come out and support our students.  Please check out our website for specific times and dates. 

We are also excited to host Vaping: What’s in the Mist? – A presentation by Timothy Shoemaker, renowned speaker and DARE officer of the year, for two assemblies at the high school and a parent component in the evening. The use of vapes, JUUL’s and electronic cigarettes and pens has affected students across the country and it is imperative that the community be informed.  Sergeant Shoemaker will provide invaluable information, complete with a vaping museum of artifacts for parents to view. He will also be available for questions, please come out and be informed. 

Finally, it is always important to remind everyone that success in school is directly related to attending school on a daily basis, participating in class and taking advantage of all the opportunities we offer for extra help.  Please contact your child’s teachers and/or counselor should you have any questions or concerns.  Working together we can insure that every student has a successful high school experience. 

It is a real pleasure serving the Glen Cove community as your high school principal.  Best wishes for a restful and relaxing spring break!

Antonio Santana
Allen Hudson III
Katie Prudente


HS Staff Appreciation Flyer




The GCHS production of Les Miserables has been postponed to Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd at 7 p.m.


AP (Advanced Placement) Testing Information 



Parents: The deadline to purchase an advertisement in the 2019 yearbook is Monday, April 15th.
You can design and pay for your ad on-line.

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Order your 2019 yearbook now before April 1st when the price goes up to $70.


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Important Links

  • Instructions on the Parent Portal and PowerSchool App (English) (Spanish)
  • Student must bring: Birth certificate/state issued photo ID, completed application form with parent/guardian signature and a recent physical (less then 1 year old).

Glen Cove High School Newspaper

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Current News

Another Spark! Challenge Victory for Glen Cove Students

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A Glen Cove High School Spark! team was awarded first place and $2,000 in prize money for their presentation on emergency medicine at the Northwell Health Spark! Challenge competition, held on April 11 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. This is the third consecutive win in the past three years for the group.

Twenty-nine students, who were recruited from the high school’s honors anatomy and physiology electives, comprised three teams that presented the fields of emergency medicine, radiology and occupational therapy to judges who are top-level administrators in the Northwell Health System. Additionally, four high school seniors who had won the competition in previous years served as student coaches to support this year’s teams. 

The Spark! Challenge program is in its fifth year and provides shadowing experiences for the students within the Northwell Health System. This year, 47 school districts and more than 1,000 students from Long Island and the surrounding areas participated. After shadowing Northwell professionals, students work on projects and presentations for judging. Spark! team coach/science teacher Fran Krisch and art teacher Stephen Lombardo advise the students as they develop their projects and presentations.
This year’s team members and student coaches are Yanira Acosta-Yanes, Samantha Borgese,  Arlene Cajavilca, Paige Callaghan, Christina Cavallone, Natalie Corella, Cristian Cueva-Bonilla, Ciara Doyle, Megan Fahey, Latifa Fakhry, Fernanda Falcon, Kahley Gambino, Andres Garcia, Sara Garcia, Adriana Gigliotti, Carina Gigliotti, Caitriona Greene, Melissa Jaco, Karina Jaramillo, Neshauna Kawall, Sarah Perez, Fernando Portillo, Lauren Retoske, Lucretia Smith, Emma Spoto, Caterina Squarciafico, Evelyn Tran, Yllka Valdez, Nicole Valensisi, Greg Villafane, Reed Weimer, Abigail Weiser and Rosa Zavala.

The district is incredibly proud of the hard work that both students and teachers dedicated to this event. Their efforts have propelled Glen Cove High School to the forefront of this competition.

Students Test Math Skills at Olympiad

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Members of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society recently participated in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad. Advisers Liana Caesar-Quaye and Laura Makula accompanied their students to a practice session and the competition at Long Island University, where 1,500 students participated. Senior Matthew Tran received first place and senior Cristian Cueva-Bonilla received second place in the Olympiad. The pair also received awards for attending the Long Island School for the Gifted in South Huntington. Congratulations to all the students who participated! 

‘Impractical Joker’ Surprises Horror and Suspense Students

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It seemed like an ordinary Monday for Glen Cove High School students in Jason Bieder’s Horror and Suspense class – that was until James “Murr” Murray from the primetime comedy series “Impractical Jokers” walked into their classroom. Students were in disbelief as Murray entered and asked, “Do you know who I am?” Then the laughter began.

The class just finished reading Murray’s book “Awakened.” Brandon Aviles, a former Glen Cove graduate, donated 100 books to the school after Brandon met Murray at an event and he agreed to make a surprise visit to the high school if the students read his book. During the visit, students enjoyed listening to Murray read an excerpt from his next book, “The Brink: An Awakened Novel.” Murray also reviewed the students’ book reports on “Awakened.” The class enjoyed pizza and drinks thanks to Murray and Aviles. They were absolutely thrilled to meet Murray!   


Seniors Present Research at State Conference

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Glen Cove High School seniors Latifa Fakhry and Lucretia Smith had the honor of presenting to approximately 500 fellow students at this year’s annual New York State STEP Statewide Student Conference. 

To qualify to have their research proposal accepted at this conference, the pair began researching at the beginning of the school year. This was in addition to attending Glen Cove’s STEP program at New York Institute of Technology. Their research project focused on the semicircular canal morphology of the earliest stem mammal. Grecia Cisneros, Kenneth Gavino, Lindsay Gavino and Monica Juarez-Barnes also attended the conference, along with their adviser Ms. Jillian Romano and Diane Williams from NYIT.

Select Chorale Attends National Choir Festival

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The Glen Cove High School Select Chorale participated in the Music for All National Choir Festival in Indianapolis from March 13-16.

The choir worked with seven other choirs from around the country, as well as master choir conductors and composers, including Dr. André Thomas from Florida State University and composer Stacey Gibbs. During the tour the choir took part in workshops with various conductors on improvisation, movement in the choral rehearsal, the evolution of the African-American spiritual and more!

On Friday, March 15, the Select Chorale had a solo performance at St. John the Evangelist Church in downtown Indianapolis. Many of the choirs at the festival were in attendance, as well as all of the conductors/composers that were clinicians at the festival. The chorale delivered an outstanding performance that impressed all who were there. Dr. Thomas was so impressed with the singers that he wanted to work with the group after the concert. He told the students that they were the only group that he worked with throughout the entire festival, which was a huge honor. 

“Dr. Thomas is the very best in his field and having him work with our choir was amazing and humbling all at once,” Select Chorale Director Ed Norris said.

The Glen Cove singers, combined with the other choirs, performed a concert at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, the highlight of the trip. 

“I could not be any more proud of our students,” Mr. Norris said. “They handled themselves like the true professionals they are, both musically and in terms of their behavior. I truly believe this festival changed our choir forever. We are all better musicians because of it.”

To view the full performance at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Indianapolis, click here

To view GCTV Friday Morning News’ coverage of the trip, click here

Wednesday, April 24, 2019