Eighth-grade students enrolled in the Challenge Up program at West Hempstead Middle School achieved exemplary scores on the recent Regents exams, with the class notching a 100 percent passing rate on both the Living Environment and Algebra tests.
The mastery rate, which is the percentage of students scoring an 85 percent or higher on the exams, was also impressive. On the Living Environment assessment, 87 percent... Read More >
James DeTommaso has been named the new principal of West Hempstead High School, effective July 1, following 27 years in the East Rockaway School District.
"I am excited to share my 27 years of experience as an educator with the West Hempstead community,” said DeTommaso. “It is my goal to provide rich academic opportunities for all students to reach their potential, including extracurricular... Read More >
The Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting on July 3, with District Clerk Kathryn Girolamo administering the oaths of office.
After the meeting was opened by newly appointed Superintendent of Schools Dan Rehman, Tony Katrakazis was sworn in as the newest Board member, while Andrea Shinsato took an oath for a new three-year term. This was also the second straight year that Shinsato was elected... Read More >
It was a time for sharing memories, congratulatory remarks and inspirational words as West Hempstead High School’s Class of 2018 bid farewell to their alma mater at the 64th annual commencement exercises on June 24.
Held at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of LIU Post, the annual exercises were led by Assistant Principal Adam Hopkins, who served as master of ceremonies. In traditional... Read More >