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400 Nassau Blvd, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3214
Fax: (516) 489-1769

Principal: James DeTommaso

Assistant Principals:

Adam T. Hopkins
Michelle Lambo-Maron



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BOCES Barry Tech will begin on September 4th with AM and PM sessions. The bus will pick up and drop off at the West Hempstead High School. A schedule was mailed home to all parents of students attending Barry Tech. Any questions, please contact Gina Gandolfo (District Transportation) at 516-390-3112. Island Park students should contact Kelly Angelo (Island Park Transportation) at 516-434-2607 with any questions.


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West Hempstead Key Club Feeds Local Families

West Hempstead Key Club Feeds Local Families photo

For the few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, the West Hempstead High School Key Club accepted donations of turkeys and other food items and gift cards as part of its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to help provide holiday dinners for families in the West Hempstead and Island Park communities.

By collecting non-perishable items such as canned soup and vegetables, stuffing, gravy, cookies, rice, cereal and more, the Key Club managed to help provide 45 local families with complete Thanksgiving meals as well as about a week’s worth of extra food. 

“The holiday season is a time for celebration, but we also know how hard this time of year can be for many people,” said Key Club advisor Stephanie Withopf. “I am in awe every year to see students, staff and community members come together to help one another. The community is amazing and we are lucky to have so many people that help in the weeks leading up to the collection – it is my favorite day of the year!”

The Key Club came together on Nov. 15 and 16 to organize, arrange and package the donations that were then delivered to families on Nov. 19. 

The district thanks the Key Club, students and staff for making a difference in the local community this holiday season.


Business Students Lend a Virtual Hand

Business Students Lend a Virtual Hand photo
Students from the high school had the unique opportunity to represent their school’s Virtual Enterprises International program at the New York State Schools Board Association 2018 Convention and Education Expo. Held on Oct. 25 and 26 at the Times Square Sheraton Hotel. 

As part of the student showcase at the expo, junior and senior members of West Hempstead High School’s VE firm, “A Helping Hand” welcomed administrators from across the state to their table. They also made virtual sales as they looked to grow their company. Teacher Michael Silberman serves as the high school’s faculty leader for the program and joined the group at the event.

Students created “A Helping Hand” to develop short-term volunteer programs in environments that encourage people to immerse themselves as a unique way of giving back. At the expo, the firm was showcasing the various travel spots that customers can explore while volunteering to either teach students English, rebuild houses, plant trees and many other activities.

The VE program at the high school is offered in conjunction with Virtual Enterprises International. VEI works with schools and districts to implement a year-long, credited class that provides students with an authentic, collaborative business and entrepreneurship experience through its live global business simulation model. 

“It was the first real opportunity the juniors and seniors had to sell and gain that valuable experience,” said Silberman. “The expo provided a platform to sell virtual trips for the company while also allowing the students to make connections with various administrators and entrepreneurs.”

The district salutes these future business leaders for their efforts in representing the VE program and West Hempstead! 


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