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ESY Eat’s program held for second year in Bethpage 


Rice Krispie treats, cupcakes, pies, and other tasty goodies were back for a second year in a row in the Bethpage School district. The desserts were baked and put together by students in the district’s ESY (Extended School Year) program. The ESY program is made up of students with special needs and other types of learning disabilities. Ryan Catterson, coordinator […]

POB Middle School will have new principal in fall


Kerry Farrell will be taking on a new role this upcoming school year. The longtime vice principal of Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, will be taking over as the new principal of the school on August 1st. Farrell, a Bellmore resident, said that she has many goals and aspirations in her role as the new principal, including expanding student programs and […]

College Notes

The following were students who graduated from SUNY Oneonta during the spring 2022 semester. The college’s commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, May 21. Bethpage Julianna Griffin – Bachelor of Science in Human Develop & Family Studies Jenna Kachadourian – Bachelor of Science in Early Chld/Childhood Ed (B-6) with the following honors: Cum Laude, Early Childhood/Childhood Educ Brandon Mansfield – […]

New Levittown director of facilities announced

Craig Cammarata has been announced as the new director of facilities for the Levittown Public School District. Mr. Cammarata comes to Levittown from the East Meadow School District, where he has served as the director of facilities since 2019. Mr. Cammarata began his educational career at Lawrence School District and subsequently served in the Oceanside School District before returning to […]

Wisdom Lane Middle School receives grant

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Town honors twins for top academic honors

The Town of Oyster Bay board recently honored Bethpage High School’s 2022 Valedictorian Suchitha Channapatna, and Salutatorian Ruchitha Channapatna, fraternal twins who graduated with grade point averages of 110.9 and 110.5 respectively. Bethpage High School Principal Nick Jantz and School Superintendent David Schneider joined the Town to congratulate the two bright, young scholars. “While some siblings find themselves competing with one […]

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Learning takes flight at Golden Eagles Summer Academy

Summer fun continued for more than 250 Bethpage students who enrolled in the Bethpage Union Free School District’s Golden Eagles Summer Academy. This summer marked the second year of the program and the first year with high school students. It was held at Central Boulevard Elementary School and ran from Aug. 1-12. All Bethpage students entering grades K-12 were invited […]

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Bethpage HS named Scholar Athlete School of Distinction

Bethpage High School recently earned the 2021-22 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction award from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. It is among 86 schools from across the state to receive this prestigious honor. To earn the School of Distinction Award, a school must have 100 percent of its varsity athletes qualify for and receive the scholar-athlete […]

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Bethpage’s ESY Year Eats makes summer sweet

Middle and high school students in the Bethpage Union Free School District’s Extended School Year program are whipping up tasty treats and connecting with the community this summer through the ESY Eats program. ESY Eats is a student-run business that launched last summer to help promote student vocational skills. This summer, the program kicked off on July 5 and will […]

POB school board holds reorganizational meeting

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting on July 5, during which the President and Vice President for the 2022-2023 school year were sworn in along with the board’s new member. Debbie Bernstein was selected to serve as President of the board for the 2022-2023 school year and Seth Greenberg was selected as […]


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