2401 Camp Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
 
   
Principal:
Mr. Michael Harrington

Assistant Principals:
Mr. Eric Caballero
Dr. Jennifer Carne, Ed.D.
Mr. Christopher Safina
   
 Attendance: 992-1515
 Guidance: 992-1520
 Main Office:
992-1500


Important Information

 2015 Prom Information

1. The annual "Senior Count-Down" will take place on Thursday, June 11th. Students will be dismissed from their ninth period class and count down their last period at Mepham High School on the football field. Light refreshments will be served.

2. Prom will be held at the Sand Castle in Franklin Square on Thursday, June 25th; cocktail hour begins at 6 P.M., and the festivities will conclude at 11 P.M.

3. Tickets sales will begin on Wednesday, May 20th after school in the cafeteria; the last day to purchase a ticket will be Friday, June 5th.

4. The cost of a ticket is $65; cash or check is acceptable method of payment. All checks must be payable to BMCHSD.

5. All prom documents (contracts, photocopy of picture ID for any date who does not attend Mepham) MUST be submitted at the time of ticket purchase. NO EXCEPTIONS!

NOTE: Contracts may be picked up at Prom Meeting on May 19th or in Mr. Caballero's office

6. Students are responsible for creating their table arrangement (12 minimum/ 16 maximum). If any student or group of students cannot fill a table with 12 people, then, the prom committee will place the student(s) in any available seat(s). ONE person from the table must submit a TYPED list to Ms. Wagner no later than Thursday, June 4th.

7. Graduation rehearsal will begin promptly at 11 A.M. on Friday, June 26th. Breakfast will be served at 9:30 A.M. in the cafeteria. ALL MUST ATTEND GRADUATION REHEARSAL IN ORDER TO 'WALK' AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY.
 


 

 

Current News

Mepham Renames Baseball Field

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The diamond at Mepham High School has a new name after a dedication ceremony held on May 1.

Dozens of community members gathered at the school to dedicate the baseball field to the former baseball coach and community leader Mike Lurel.

Coach Lurel led the Mepham Pirates to two league championships in 1952 and 1956 during his 10-year run as coach. He then went on to serve as Bellmore-Merrick’s athletic director before his retirement in 1984.

The dedication ceremony featured an a cappella rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” presided over by the VFW Color Guard. Coach Lurel’s wife, daughters and granddaughter cut the ceremonial ribbon for Coach Mike Lurel Field. Members of his family also threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the varsity squad took on Herricks High School.
    


They Can Dance at Mepham

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Mepham High School held its annual “So They Think They Can Dance” competition in the school’s auditorium on May 1.

Pitting Team Geller against Team Dennis in this annual dance-off, teachers Jacqueline Geller and Kerri Dennis, with the help of the Mepham varsity kickline, trained six teams during several weeks to perform choreographed numbers in jazz, hip-hop and team performance categories.

Hosted by the hilarious antics of students Yianni Hilas and Jake Frenchman, the dance teams took the stage between previously recorded video segments and were judged by administrators Michael Harrington, Eric Caballero and Jennifer Carne. At one point, Caballero took the stage for an impromptu dance-off with senior Kevin Burns.

In the end, Team Geller took the overall prize after her teams swept the categories. “Why Not Us?” was named hip-hop winner, “Skillz that Killz” took the jazz prize and “The Wolves of Wall Street” took home the top team performance prize.
    

District Holds Relay for Life at Calhoun HS

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Hundreds gathered to march around the track at Calhoun High School on April 24 as Bellmore-Merrick kicked off its first Relay for Life event.

Despite the unseasonably cold temperatures, the event brought warmth and hope as it helped raise more than $75,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The opening ceremony of the 12-hour overnight event featured remarks from the Relay for Life student committee and an impassioned speech from Calhoun 10th-grader Holden Smith, who recently fought and beat Hodgkin’s lymphoma. From there, survivors, including Smith, gathered on the track and took the ceremonial first lap behind a Relay for Life banner before they were joined by family members, caregivers and participants.

The event was the brainchild of students Adam Myers, Michael Jean and Matthew Koffler. In honor of Calhoun teacher Doug Smestad, who is currently battling liver cancer, this core group of students, known as “Smestad’s Knights,” approached district administrators last year and began the planning stage. Relay advisor Wendy Simson worked with Relay for Life specialist Sarah Sobel on getting the event off the ground. During the opening ceremony, Sobel presented Myers, Jean, Koffler and Christine Collins with certificates for their outstanding service in organizing the relay.

Highlights of the evening included a soaring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by student Alaina Anderson, a performance by Calhoun alumnus and former “American Idol” contestant Robbie Rosen, live performances from the bands “Wait for It” and “Calhoun’s Crescendo,” and the luminaria ceremony of candle-lit lanterns lined up along the track.

 

District Inducts Hundreds Into National Honor Society

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All three high schools in the district held their National Honor Society induction ceremony on April 22, swearing in more than 400 new students district-wide.

At Mepham, 135 students were inducted in a ceremony that included candle-lighting for the four qualities of membership: Service, Character, Scholarship and Leadership. The four officers of the Mepham National Honor Society, President Anand Bradley, Vice President Jenna Frisolone, Secretary Jessica Bortolussi and Treasurer Sara Miller conducted the ceremony. The evening also featured comments from Mepham’s Principal Michael Harrington and the honorary induction of English teacher Ed Grosskruez.

At John F. Kennedy, 123 students were inducted in a ceremony opened by student Reid Bachman, along with the candle lighting remarks from Sam Moser and Sara Harris. The evening also featured guest speaker and English teacher Steven Mastromarino and a musical performance of “Se Tu Ma’mi” from student Julianna Codispoti. Principal Lorraine Poppe delivered the induction address, while Mastromarino and mathematics teacher Daniel Vessely presented the credentials to each new inductee.

At Calhoun, student David Braunstein and advisor Julie Rosslee gave a welcoming address before inducting 153 students. Co-presidents Jared Del Orfano and Louis Lin; Vice-President Sanjida Chowdhury, Secretary Jamie Solomon and Treasurer Nicole Fegan handled the honors of lighting the ceremonial candles and inducting the new members. The ceremony also featured inspiring remarks from Principal Nicole Hollings.

All combined, 410 students were inducted into the National Honor Society, a fraternity that demands and rewards excellence in academic scholarship as well as leadership, character and public service.  


‘Pippin’ Takes the Stage at Mepham

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The Skull and Bones Drama Club at Mepham High School staged a dazzling performance of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show “Pippin” in the school’s auditorium.

The production ran for three performances on April 23-25 under the guidance of director Ed Grosskreuz and musical director Brian Neiderman. Mepham student-musicians performed the musical numbers.

“Pippin” is a quirky play set in medieval Europe under the rule of King Charlemagne the Great (played by Nick DeMarco). Pippin (Anthony Plantyn), searching for fulfillment in life, tries to find it in the glory of warfare, the temptations of the flesh and the lure of political power. During his journey, he clashes with his stepbrother Lewis (Danny Straitz) and the machinations of his stepmother Fastrada (Nicole Pioli). In the end, Pippin discovers that the simpler things in life are what lead to true happiness.

The play follows a traveling group of actors, led by a narrator (Kevin Burns). The ensemble cast includes the Manson Trio of dancers (Kristen Corless, Lauren LoVarco, Samantha Pepe, Alyssa Rabinowitz and Jess Serviss), along with a host of other players.

Rounding out the cast was Lindsey Von Elm, who played Catherine; Gus Bresnaider as Catherine’s son Theo; and Pippin’s exiled grandmother Berthe, played by Sara Miller.