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Letters From The Principal

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Dear Long Beach High School Students and Families,

Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year! I hope this letter finds you in good health, relaxed and rejuvenated for a great year at Long Beach High School. It is difficult to believe that the start of the 2018-19 school year is only a few weeks away. As we enjoy our final weeks of summer vacation, I’m hopeful that there is also some excitement about returning to school and reconnecting with your LBHS Family. Over the past few weeks, the faculty and staff at Long Beach High School have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming year and are looking forward to welcoming everyone back.

This year, we will welcome a new Assistant Principal, Ms. Elizabeth Walsh-Bulger, who comes to us from the North Babylon School District and has already begun to settle into her new role. Ms. Walsh-Bulger is thrilled about returning home to her High School Alma Mater and she is looking forward to getting to know you and your students. We are all very excited about the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm that Ms. Walsh-Bulger brings with her. Please take a moment to say hello and to introduce yourself when you see her. The high school has certainly been a busy place and we are beginning to see some impressive changes within the building. Crews are putting the finishing touches on improvements in our gymnasium as well as our auditorium sound system. We are all very excited for you to see the progress in the upcoming weeks.

We, at Long Beach High School, continue to strive toward providing our students with the highest quality educational experience. We are incredibly proud of our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the positive difference it has made in our school culture. We are proud of all that our students consistently achieve and we continue to earn accolades in a variety of programs. Our students rank among the very best scholars, athletes, performers and artists in the nation. Just recently, our school was recognized among the Best Communities in the nation for music education. Our teachers enthusiastically embrace the district’s mission of developing inquiring, knowledgeable and enthusiastic students who value and demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills. We will continue to work to maintain all of our excellent course offerings, and strive to enhance all of our programs. We are confident that we are doing everything we can do to prepare our students for success.

We will continue to strive to fully prepare our students for college, career, and citizenship, by focusing on the “whole child”, and providing opportunities for all of our students. Our academic and extra-curricular programs at the high school enhance our students’ experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. We will continue to create new clubs and electives that are aligned with the vision and mission of our district and the demands of the 21st century. A list of our extracurricular clubs and meeting times will be posted on the webpage. We hope that all of our students will join at least one of our many clubs.

As we continue our efforts to reduce waste and make environmentally responsible decisions, Long Beach High School will continue to incorporate digital communications through our Parent Portal system, email, website, and our Parenlink system. If you do not have an active Parent Portal account, please complete the registration form which can be found on our website and is also available in our main office. http://www.lbeach.org/district/parent_portal. If you have any issues with the parent portal you can send questions to schooltool@lbeach.org. It is very important that the email address listed in the parent portal is current. Please take a few moments to update all of your contact information on the parent portal as soon as possible.

As a reminder, we will continue to use a single point of entry to the school building during the day. Visitors will need to show proper identification and state the purpose of their visit before they will be permitted to enter the building. All visitors will be required to enter through the main entrance on the bay side of the campus. Recent events have resulted in the need for additional security measures to provide our students and staff with a safe and secure environment where learning is the main focus. While these measures may pose some minor inconvenience to our visitors, we appreciate your understanding and support for the increased level of safety they provide for our students and staff.

All parents are encouraged to attend our annual Back to School Night on Monday, September 24th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet our teachers and to learn more about our academic programs. Parents will follow their child’s schedule and will attend 10-minute presentations given by each teacher.

Finally, the first day of school for students is Wednesday, September 5th. First period begins at 7:55 a.m. Students are to report directly to their first period class as indicated on their schedule. Any questions regarding schedules should be directed to the guidance department. Please remember, most important to student success is parent involvement. Please continue to ask questions and keep the lines of communication open. Feel comfortable emailing me at jmyers@lbeach.org or calling me at 516-897-2013, with any concerns or questions you may have. As a parent myself, I understand the importance of feeling confident that your child is in a positive and nurturing learning environment.

On behalf of the entire Long Beach High School administration and faculty, please accept my best wishes for a successful school year.

Warmly,

Jeffrey R. Myers, Principal

Long Beach High School

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Current News

LBHS Visual Art Students featured in Heckscher Museum Exhibit

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LBHS student Deina Vicente’s featured art piece called Springtime thumbnail217080
LBHS student Claire Montalbano’s featured art called You have to Scream for It thumbnail217081
LBHS student Maya Malul’s featured art piece called Kelp thumbnail217082
LBHS student Jillian Goldbach’s art piece called Luminescence thumbnail217083

Long Beach High School visual art students Evelyn Evans, Maya Malul, Claire Montalbano, Deina Vicente and Jillian Goldbach have all had work selected to be part of Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum 2022

This annual exhibition features extraordinary works of art created by Long Island high school students. This year, 399 works of art from 55 high schools were submitted for jurying with 79 pieces selected by Heckscher Museum Curator Karli Wurzelbacher and guest juror, artist and Long Island’s Best Alumna, Emily Martin. The exhibition can be experienced in person now and virtually through May 29 by visiting www.heckscher.org

Congratulations to these amazing visual arts students, and their teachers Ann Marie Pulice and Eric Fox!

Date Added: 5/12/2022

Long Beach High School Student Writers are Awarded

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Long Beach High School student writers have been awarded for their distinctions in writing this year individually and collectively. Writers of recognition participate in the school’s Talented Writers and Creative Writing classes, as well as write for Fragments, the literary magazine at Long Beach High School.

The following writers have won recognition from Scholastic Art and Writing: Benjamin Armus won Honorable Mention for the personal essay Sooner or Later, the poem Writer’s Villanelle, and the writing portfolio Little Histories; Emily Feil won the Silver Key award for the poem Dear Eurdice, and Honorable Mention for the poems Implosion and Revelations; Jade Ferrante won the Gold Key award for the poems Leave a Message At the Tone and MOONMATTER; Maya Arkin won the Gold Key award for her poetry; Natalia Hakimzadeh won the Silver Key award for The Vendor on Fifth Avenue; Lindsay Hoffmann won the Silver Key award for the poems Echappe and This Is The End; Kaitlyn Khalawan won Honorable Mention for the poem Home Grown Eggs and won the Silver Key award for the poem Uninvited Lover; Laika Khan won the Gold Key award for the poem I Knew A Family of Nine; Ava Ligouri won Honorable Mention for the poem Bedtime Routine; Kirsten Lilly won Honorable Mention for the poem Cicadas; Gabriella Moreira won Honorable Mention for the poems Dear Humanity and Sagan’s Dream; Gabrielle Pine won Honorable Mention for the poem Exhale; Freddy Ramon won Honorable Mention for the poem Mother Earth; and Chloe Silverberg won a Silver Key award for the flash fiction piece The Name Game.

Ana Ramirez has been awarded several distinctions. Ana won Honorable Mention for the poem Mima and a Gold Key award for the poem Trabajando En La Via. Ana will also receive a National Gold Medal from Scholastic Art and Writing for the poem Trabajando En La Vi. Ana will be attending a ceremony of medalists in the spring at Carnegie Hall.

Long Beach High School’s literary magazine, Fragments, has received several awards recently. Fragments received first place honors from American Scholastic Press Association for its issues in 2021. Fragments was also selected to receive the rank of Excellent in the NCTE Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) program. Fragments has also been awarded a Gold medal from Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Most recently, the following writers for Fragments received Gold Circle Awards from Columbia Scholastic Press Association: Jade Ferrante for Experimental Fiction, Hailey Brandt for Traditional Closed Form Poetry, Molly Hennessy for Open Free Form Poetry, and Ana Ramirez Angulo for Open Free Form poetry.

Date Added: 5/5/2022

LBHS Hosts Girls Flag Football Jamboree

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Long Beach High School’s athletic department hosted a girl's flag football clinic at Veteran's Field on April 2. The nine Nassau County high school teams that participated in the event are all part of the inaugural season of the varsity girls flag football program.

“We are proud to be part of the first season and our girls are excited,” said LBHS Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Arnold Epstein. “Everyone is looking forward to the games ahead!”

LBHS will kick off their season on April 11 against Locust Valley starting at 5 p.m. at Long Beach High School Alumni Field. The LBHS team is led by coaches Rocky Butler and Lori DeVivio.

Date Added: 4/8/2022

LBHS students win Photographic Federation of Long Island Youth Showcase

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Long Beach High School student photographers Elliot Schenck and Sebastian Muzikar were selected as winners in the Photographic Federation of Long Island (PFLI) Youth Showcase competition. Schenck’s photo, “Maybe We'll See,” won first place in the Photojournalism category and Muzikar’s photo, “Sunset on the Beach,” won second place in the Scapes category.

Both photos will be moving onto a national contest for the Photographic Society of America's Youth Showcase.

“We are very proud of our talented photographers for being recognized in this noteworthy competition,” stated Julia Lang-Shapiro, Long Beach director of media, visual and performing arts. “We look forward to seeing them move on to the next stage of this competition.” PFLI is a nonprofit organization of camera clubs from Nassau and Suffolk counties and the five boroughs of New York City.

The district also congratulates and acknowledges the students’ photography teacher Lorraine Levchenko.

Date Added: 4/1/2022