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Glen Cove High School

School Hours:  7:30 a.m. – 2:06 p.m.

150 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY
11542
(516) 801-7600

 

 

 

July 2020


Dear Glen Cove High School Community,


We hope our Glen Cove High School community is enjoying the summer break as much as it can possibly be enjoyed. Even with New York State and Long Island slowly reopening, things are far from what we consider normal. We are hoping you are all in good health and staying safe. Let’s be sure to continue to follow the guidelines from the Department of Health to ensure the safety of our community. 


Congratulations go out again to the Class of 2020! While so much was lost due to the school closure, we are pleased we got the opportunity to celebrate their milestone during our five commencement ceremonies, as well as the various activities we planned to commemorate our seniors. We are still holding off on a decision about the Senior Prom as it is still impossible to host such an event in the foreseeable future. Ultimately the class will be given an opportunity to decide on perhaps an event at a future date, when permitted, and we promise to keep the class posted. 


Underclassmen awards will be mailed home during the month of July. We apologize for the delay, but were determined to acknowledge our students for their achievements and offer our congratulations to the students and their families. They are yet another source of Glen Cove PRIDE!


At the moment the high school staff is working on plans for the upcoming school year. A district wide task force was initiated, including subcommittees to address the specific needs of our elementary and secondary school students. While we are in July, it is still impossible to predict what September will look like.  That said, we are planning on different contingencies, but ultimately all depends on the specific guidance of the State Education Department and the Governor’s Office. Needless to say, we can say with confidence that we all miss our students and are longing for a return to normalcy.


As always, it is a real pleasure serving the Glen Cove community as your high school principal. Please continue to be healthy and safe.



Sincerely,
Antonio Santana
Allen Hudson III
Katie Prudente 


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Current News

Class of 2020 Graduation

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After months of uncertainty surrounding graduations across the country, Glen Cove High School’s Class of 2020 celebrated their graduation on June 26 with an outdoor commencement ceremony marking the end of unique, but memorable school year.

The graduates, who were split into five socially distanced ceremonies, were allowed two invited guests, were spaced six-feet apart from their classmates and were required to wear masks. But it was a small price to pay and did not put a damper on the excitement as students smiled and cheered as they processed onto the football field, while their guests beamed with pride.

Principal Antonio Santana and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maria Rianna, spoke to the students reminding them that the world is theirs to conquer and that their dedication, kindness and a positive outlook can take them anywhere they choose.

The senior class valedictorian, Nicole Khaimov, salutatorian Megan Fahey, honorarian Caitronia Greene and class presidents Carina Gigliotti and Victoria Xikas each spoke to their classmates virtually through prerecorded speeches that were livestreamed to the school’s website on graduation day.

Congratulations to the Glen Cove Class of 2020!

Senior Campus Car Parade

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Last week, the streets surrounding the high school campus were filled with energetic and optimistic families, friends and community members as they cheered on hundreds of vehicles filled with the students in the graduating class of 2020. Escorted by the Glen Cove fire and police departments, the parade began at Gribbin Elementary and traveled to the high school campus where students received their final yearbook and took photos with district administrators including Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna, High School Principal Antonio Santana and Assistant Principals Katie Prudente and Allen Hudson III. Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke, City Council Members Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews, Marsha Silverman and many teachers from across the district joined the celebration to congratulate the students.

Having adorned their vehicles with balloons, signs, painted windows and even one very large face mask, the students displayed an array of emotions but mostly all smiles, shouts of joy and enthusiastic horn hoking. The Glen Cove High School class of 2020 may have missed out on many traditional celebrations, but there was no lack of pomp and circumstance proving this graduating class is one that will be remembered for resilience, strength and hopefulness.

Seniors Learn Importance of Voting

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On May 28 seniors virtually met with NYS Assemblyman Charles Lavine to discuss voting, its history, the government and the importance of the 2020 Presidential Election. The event was organized by the social studies department because the 2020 election will be the first time voting for many seniors. Meeting with Assemblyman Lavine provided students with an outlet to discuss their concerns about the government with a focus on social, economic, and political aspects. Students who attended also gained knowledge of the history behind casting a vote, its privilege, how the government functions and how it adapts in the face of challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Assemblyman Lavine stressed to the students the impact of voting in local and special elections within their community.

The meeting gave students the opportunity to discuss the importance of the 2020 election and understand the complexities of the 2020 election due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many seniors the 2020 Presidential Election will be their first time voting and the meeting gave them the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the United States government, knowing the history behind casting a vote will allow for students to have a better understanding of their government and how the government will change in the face of adversity.

National Merit Scholarship Winner

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High School senior Nicole Khaimov was named a $2,500 scholarship winner in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Nicole was chosen among more than 15,000 talented finalists from each state, who were judged based on their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in future college and university studies. Nicole was selected through a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors based on her academic record, the level of difficulty of courses studied and grades earned, scores from two standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school and the community, a finalist essay and a high school official recommendation.

Nicole is the Class of 2020 valedictorian, the district’s first Regeneron Scholar, National Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction and is enrolled in the district’s AP Capstone program. She is the president for the Mu Alpha Theta honor society, treasurer for the Rho Kappa honor society and is a member of the National Honor Society. Nicole is also the president of the Mock Trial team and Mathletes vice president. In addition to her academic accomplishments and activities, she is the co-captain of the varsity tennis team.

Nicole plans on pursuing a degree in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Congratulations to Nicole on this wonderful accomplishment!

Digital Thank You Cards for Essential Workers

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During the week of April 13, the High School and Middle School teamed up to embark on a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Instructional Week. Throughout the week, students from both schools participated in daily lessons and activities focused on social-emotional learning, mindfulness, mental health, and self-reflection. As part of the activities, students were asked to create digital thank you cards to show gratitude to first responders and essential workers within the Glen Cove community. These cards were sent digitally to the local post office, police and fire departments, hospital, and grocery stores to spread cheer and thanks during this difficult time.


Sunday, July 12, 2020
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