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

Principal: James DeTommaso

Assistant Principals:

Joseph Pumo
Michelle Lambo-Maron

 

  Raise the Bar and Compete!  



2021 Underclassman Awards Ceremony
2021 Senior Awards Ceremony
Top 25 Achievement Ceremony (Part 1) (Part 2)

 

Yearbook Purchase Information

Yearbooks can be purchased online for $105 (this includes tax) at the link below until May 28th. If purchasing online, please follow the link below. If you would like to purchase the yearbook by cash or check, please submit the payment to Mr. Loizides in Room 102 at the High School. Checks should be made payable to "West Hempstead High School".

 

High School Parent Naviance Workshop Video 
11th Grade College Planning Parent Meeting Appointments
Junior Student and Parent College Info Session
College and Career Planning Guide
College Information Night Parent Questionnaire
Graduation Cap and Gown Order Form 2020-2021
Curriculum Fair PowerPoint Presentation
Curriculum Fair Department Video Presentations
High School Live Virtual Curriculum Fair Google Meet Code
Tutoring Sign-UpThe S.T.E.M. and National Honor Societies will be offering free tutoring for West Hempstead High School students in grades 9-12. Tutoring will be 1x a week for 1 hr virtually. Please be aware space is limited and tutors will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.

8th Grade Orientation Presentation

Financial Aid Informational Video

Teacher Reacher Information

An Introduction to the AP ProgramInterested in Advanced Placement Courses? This presentation includes information on our to staff, courses, requirements, AP Capstone Diploma, the benefits, weighted averages and the process.

Free Cardiac Screening for Student Athletes in Grades 9-12

Influenza Information

SAT Information for Seniors - Distance Learners ONLY

College Visits Flyer

12th Grade College Information Night Video
Links from 12th Grade College Information Night Presentation

High School Back to School Night Presentation

Schedule Appointments with School Counselors and Support Staff 

#RamResolve Principal Series Parent Presentation

August Virtual Parent Meeting Slide Show-WHHS Re-Opening School 

9th Grade Orientation Video

HS 9-Period Bell Schedule

School Map

  

Power School Information Update (English) (Spanish) 


 

Tribute to Senior Music Students

Instructions for Working Papers

Follow the West Hempstead High School on Instagram and Twitter at wh_highschool for pictures and updates of our school in action.

West Hempstead HS Learning Links and Resources

  

Free SAT/ACT Classes

(Method Test Prep is offering FREE SAT/ACT classes everyday at 11 am on their FACEBOOK Page)

 

College Course Offerings Flyer

 

View Photo Albums

 

 

Outdoor Art Day in West Hempstead

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The West Hempstead High School Art Honor Society held a free outdoor art event for the community on June 12. All ages were invited to the high school for a variety of activities, such as rock and mural painting, lanyard making, coloring books and more.

Seniors in the Spotlight

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West Hempstead High School honored the accomplishments and achievements of the Class of 2021 during the annual Seniors Awards Ceremony on June 7.

Students, parents and administrators gathered to celebrate this year’s seniors as they received various scholarships, awards and certificates for leadership, character, academics and community service. The event was also livestreamed so families and community members could tune into the ceremony safely from home. Additionally, valedictorian Michael Sheehan and salutatorian Nicholas Solar were formally acknowledged as the top of their class.

WHHS Girls Track Excellent Season

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The West Hempstead High School girls varsity spring track team did an excellent job at division championships where they finished second overall. The team responded to the competitive meet with some of their best performances. Eleven athletes finished in first place in their events, earning the title of Division Champions. Six additional athletes earned All Division titles in their event. 


Division Championships: 

Victoria Guerrier- Division Champion in 3 events.

Amelie Chicoye- Division Champion in 2 events. 

Kayla Lugo

Chance Mingo

Laila Canelo 

Abigail Rodriguez

Gloria Guerrier

Joanfaith Guerrier 

 

All Division Honors : 

Kayla Lugo

Chance Mingo

Laila Canelo 

Abigail Rodriguez

Gloria Guerrier

Amanda Healy

Top 25 Breakfast

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The top 25 students of the West Hempstead High School Class of 2021 were honored at a special breakfast on June 9. Members of central administration, including Superintendent of Schools Dan Rehman, commended the students for their achievements and perseverance during the 2020-21 school year. There were also multiple teacher recognitions for the great educators of West Hempstead High School. 

 

West Hempstead's Class of 2021 Top Grads

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While the Class of 2021 was forced to adapt to a once in a lifetime pandemic, the top two seniors at West Hempstead High School boast impressive achievements in and out the classroom in spite of the challenges they faced.

Throughout his time in West Hempstead, valedictorian Michael Sheehan carried a weighted GPA of 105.5, was named a National Commended Scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, received a scholarship from the Long Island Mathematics Conference Board and took 10 AP classes.

In addition to his highly impressive academic achievements, Michael was also a member of the school’s Key Club for his entire high school career and is a co-president of the Mathletes. He also served as a mentor for the New York State Peer Mentorship program and was the president of the STEM club his junior year. Michael was also a member of the National Honor Society and the STEM, Spanish and Art National honor societies. Among all of his extracurriculars, Michael’s time in the chess club was his favorite. 

The memories I have of the chess club my junior year are without a doubt some of my favorite,” he said. “The time I spent with friends playing chess and its many variants proved to be some of my favorite high school moments.”

Outside of the school environment, Michael participated in educational activities on his own time during his high school years. In summer 2019, he was admitted into the Summer Academy for Math and Science held at Carnegie Mellon University. Here he learned about data architecture, web design and server integration. Additionally, in summer 2020, he attended an online summer program hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology called MOSTEC. During this program, Michael studied machine learning using the coding language Python.

While Michael’s achievements speak for themselves, it goes unsaid that he faced a very challenging junior and senior year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. When asked how he worked through the difficulties of adapting to an entirely new educational environment, he articulated a sound reflection of what kept him motivated.

While the pressures to excel, conform and comply have grown with time, I have discovered that the motivation to just be a well-rounded person is more than enough to subside any educational fears or difficulties,” he said. “I’ve also found that looking inward for what you truly want out of an education is an extremely helpful coping method, especially in my senior year when the uncertainties of college became most prevalent.”

Michael will be attending Columbia University in fall 2021 and intends to major in mechanical engineering.

Salutatorian Nicholas Solar also boasts a multitude of achievements in and out of the classroom. During his high school career, he was named an AP Scholar with Honor, recognized by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program and served on the National Honor Society, as well as STEM and Spanish honor societies. He also received underclassman awards in science, math, physics and English. Nicholas was able to not only succeed but thrive while adapting to a school year like no other and he reflected on how it affected him personally.

It’s impossible to overstate the impact that Covid-19 has had on our high school careers. Whether it be academically or socially, our lives have changed dramatically since March 2020,” he said. “To overcome the difficulties, I focused on spending time with my family and putting time into hobbies that I hadn’t been able to explore before the pandemic, such as playing the guitar. I also adapted to the new online environment by pushing myself to continue putting full effort into my schoolwork.”

Academic achievements aside, Nicholas excelled in athletics as a dedicated soccer, volleyball and baseball player. He has played soccer for the West Hempstead Chiefs Soccer Club since the age of 4 and continued on to represent West Hempstead High School on the field. Nicholas has also been a dedicated member of Athletes Helping Athletes, a program which teaches sportsmanship and civility to fifth graders in the district. When asked what his favorite high school memory was, athletics was at the forefront.

My most memorable moment in high school was when I went to the playoffs with my volleyball team,” Nicholas said. “I still remember the thrill of the first point and the energy from the fans. I am glad that I played volleyball and made so many memories with my teammates.”

Nicholas’ involvement in West Hempstead spans even further into the community. He was a volunteer trainer in the town’s TOPSoccer Program with the West Hempstead Chiefs, where he taught children with special needs how to play soccer. He was also a trainer for first through fifth graders in the Chiefs intramural program. He also assisted children with summer reading projects as a volunteer at the West Hempstead Public Library.

While his plans for the fall are still undecided, Nicholas plans to major in computer science or economics and is considering schools like Villanova University or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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