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400 Nassau Blvd, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3214
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Interim Principal: Robert J. Hanna, PhD

Assistant Principals:

Adam T. Hopkins
Michelle Lambo-Maron




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Students Present at Long Island Science Congress

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A number of students in grades 7-12 from West Hempstead Middle School and High School recently presented their science research projects at this year's Long Island Science Congress competition. The event was held at Saint Anthony's High School in Huntington Station on April 17-18.  

Students in both the junior and senior divisions presented their work, and each was judged a minimum of three times. Science teachers Mary Evans, Virginia Pusateri, Salvatore Trupia and James Ypsilantis accompanied the students and also served as judges for other scholars presenting at the competition. The West Hempstead School District congratulates all who participated.

New York Times Reporter Shares Expert Insight

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Industry insight headlined a recent classroom visit for journalism students at West Hempstead High School as New York Times reporter Emily Brennan shared numerous “tricks of the trade” with the class.
During the informative presentation, students learned the inner workings of a large news organization, such as the subjects they look to cover and how the opinion section differs from the daily operations of the newsroom. 

As the presentation continued, students learned that staff members possessing a diverse range of skills are necessary to ensure efficient operations across the organization. Brennan highlighted a number of essential positions in addition to reporters and editors, including computer programmers, filmmakers, photographers and social media experts, that work collaboratively to make the 24-hour operation successful.  

The visit served as an excellent connection to classroom topics and exemplified how skills covered during classroom instruction are applicable to real-world careers. 

High School Hosts Honor Society Inductions

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In an extraordinary display of academic excellence, 133 students from West Hempstead High School were inducted into four prestigious honor societies as part of a special ceremony held April 23. 

Leading off the inductions, 15 students were welcomed into the Tri-M Music Honor Society. This honor is reserved for the most dedicated musicians who have met a number of required qualifications and exemplify the traits of a master musician. 
Continuing the inductions, 28 students were welcomed into the Spanish Honor Society for their dedication to the study of the Spanish language. Carrying on a West Hempstead High School tradition, two graduating seniors from the Italian Honor Society presented 16 students with certificates signifying their induction into the organization. 

Joining the National Art Honor Society, 35 students were selected for their continued commitment to creativity and positive contributions to the art program. 

Concluding the ceremony, the National Honor Society inducted 39 students for their dedication to the pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and character. 

West Hempstead HS Hosts NYSSMA Festival

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For the first time in six years, West Hempstead High School hosted the Zone 13 New York State School Music Association Festival on April 17-18. Approximately 100 students from West Hempstead, along with about 900 others from nearby schools participated in the festival, where their hard work was put on full display for judges to evaluate.

Up to 50 West Hempstead students volunteered at the festival Each evening by helping students sign in and directing them where they needed to go. Staff members from throughout NYSSMA area 6, Zone 13B volunteered in various capacities throughout the building as well.

“It’s extremely important because it highlights all of the hard work students have been putting in for years into their music,” West Hempstead Director of Fine Arts Ryan Emmanuel-Cook said of the students who participated in such a prestigious festival. “Music theory and music education are extremely important to the development of children.”

Students through grade 12 spent months working on their pieces that were presented at the festival, and Zone 13 representative Edmund Chiarello said the difficulty of their works increases the older they get, and added that going through the process with judges helps prepare them for other life events, such as interviews for jobs. The experience goes “far beyond being a musician, and applies to multiple facets of life,” he explained.

West Hempstead orchestra teacher Dan Dipasquale said it’s very rewarding to see how far his students have come after all of the time and effort exerted during this process.

“Every time they get to something that raises their level, and you get to see them understand things better in class or just that look on their face when they realize they’re getting better, it’s a great feeling,” Dipasquale added.

West Hempstead Announces Top 25 Scholars

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West Hempstead High School is proud to announce the top 25 students of its 2018 graduating class. This elite group earned this distinction based on their scholarly achievements and dedication throughout their academic careers. 

Congratulations to: Brian Alfaro, Jayna Andrikou, Lee Boodoo (Salutatorian), Taylor D’Alessandro, Ryan DeCristoforo, Varun Dhir, Laura Eivazi, Regina Figaro, Deanna Gonzalez, Hannah Iseson, Rabiya Khan, Thais Maldonado, Unsha Monaj, Brianne Nappi, Jana Ralph, Nina Ramirez, Nina Rayano, John Regan, Julia Rizzo, Robin Rodriguez, Angela Roth, Ross Schimmenti, Daphne Sun, Shadman Syed (Valedictorian) and Katheryn Teran.


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