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Long Beach High School

322 Lagoon Drive West, Lido Beach, NY 11561
Jeffrey Myers

Vice Principals:
Francine Newman, Ed.D.
Andrew Smith, Ed.D.
Elizabeth Walsh-Bulger

Phil Bruno – Students A-K
Chris Brown – Students L-Z


The Tide


Virtual HS Science Exhibition

Wednesday, May 26
Science Research I and II
Science Research III and IV

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I hope this email finds you doing well and having a nice start to the week!

This year, we are presenting to you our “COVID Rendition” of the High School Science Symposium. The students in all of our Science Research classes will use virtual space to showcase their work. Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, May 26th, this online exhibition will be open for viewing through your child’s Science Research Google Classroom page and posted on the Long Beach High School webpage.

It will be nice to be fully back together in person, but we are grateful for all the new technology we have available that facilitates new and innovative ways to come together as a teaching and learning community.

I hope you enjoy the presentations!

Cristie Tursi

Long Beach Public Schools
Director of Science PreK-12


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Main Office: (516) 897-2012  
Mr. Jeffrey Myers
(516) 897-2013
Vice Principals/Students A-F:
Dr. Andrew Smith
(516) 897-2045
Vice Principals/Students G-O:
Ms. Elizabeth Walsh-Bulger

(516) 897-2010
Vice Principals/Students P-Z:
Dr. Francine Newman 
(516) 897-2015
Phil Bruno – Students A-K
Chris Brown – Students L-Z

(516) 897-2030
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Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
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Congratulations, LBHS Class of 2021!

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High School Graduation

Long Beach High School’s 98th annual commencement ceremony brought a joyous culmination to a year like no other. The Class of 2021, district leaders, teachers and students’ proud family members were delighted to be together to witness and celebrate this milestone. 
The graduation band played “Pomp and Circumstance” as seniors entered in their blue caps and gowns, and the graduation choir and band performed the National Anthem. 

Speakers reflected on the students’ resilience and perseverance throughout circumstances they have faced. Principal Jeffrey Myers praised the graduates and those who have supported them, and Board of Education Trustee Anne Conway and Assistant Superintendent Michele Natali each addressed the class as both district officials and parents of seniors. Board of Education Vice President Dr. Dennis Ryan expressed appreciation to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Gallagher for her leadership throughout the pandemic. 

“Throughout this unusual year, you’ve shown your strength in many ways,” Mr. Myers said. “You grew a little with each experience, by even the smallest changes and by each difficulty.”  

“You know how to consciously decide how to achieve,” Ms. Conway said. ”Continue to use your voice to advocate for yourself and others, and never stop learning.” 

“Whether your next move is a career, trade, college or the service, I know that you will flourish within your chosen endeavor,” Dr. Natali said. “I know this because of all that we have been through together.”

Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a graduate of the Long Beach Public Schools, was a special guest at the ceremony. He shared the poem, “Anyway,” by Mother Teresa and encouraged the students in their next chapters.  

Salutatorian Maya Arengo discussed the future and choices that impact it.

“There is still so much we have yet to experience,” Maya said. “There is still much of the world we have yet to see and many incredible people we have yet to meet. My advice to you would be to explore as much as you can. We should step outside of our comfort zones and experiment with different career paths, friend groups and hobbies.” 

Valedictorian Uma Arengo analyzed life lessons and shared her aspirations for the future. 

“As I become an adult, I will strive to live by the principles I learned as a child, in hopes that everything else in life – success, contentment, happiness and peace – will follow,” Uma said. “I will try to be a lifelong student continuously following the lessons I learned. Everyone is welcome to join me.”   

 “This is the end of an era,” Senior Class President Chloe Casey said. “As we enter the next chapter of our lives, we have the whole world ahead of us. Some may be continuing their education at universities, starting their careers or joining the Armed Forces. We are ready to conquer anything the world throws at us.” 

The highly anticipated presentation of diplomas followed, and each graduate was called up to signify the completion of a long journey. This moment was doubly meaningful for Anthony Adames, who received a surprise when his brother, United States Marine Xavier Adames, appeared on stage to hand him a diploma. 

Student Organization President Brooke Roth addressed her classmates and presented a poem. She led the turning their tassels from right to left, and the graduates rejoiced, tossing their caps upward into limitless skies. 



IB Art Seniors Beautify LBHS with Murals

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International Baccalaureate Visual Arts seniors left their mark on Long Beach High School as they prepared for graduation. The Class of 2021 artists created personalized mini-murals to leave behind as a gift to the staff and students. The murals are spread throughout the building, with the majority located on the third floor.

Students Jhana Prue and Robin Xiao also designed and painted a special memorial mural as a tribute to beloved teacher Jay Spitz, signifying his profound impact on the high school, district and community. It is framed by pieces of the old boardwalk thanks to the woodworking skills of teacher Eric Heck, and is displayed outside Mr. Spitz’s former classroom.

Class of 2021 Senior Scholarship Night

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Long Beach High School seniors were honored with awards recognizing their dedication to academics, the arts, athletics, community service and other areas during an outdoor celebration on the evening of June 7. This year’s Senior Scholarship Night, held on Alumni Field, continued an annual tradition by acknowledging members of the graduating class for their many achievements.

Hundreds of awards were presented thanks to the generosity of local individuals, businesses and organizations. Family members came out to applaud the honorees, as did the district’s leaders and educators. Board of Education Trustee Anne Conway, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Gallagher, High School Principal Jeffrey Myers and Coordinator of School Counseling Kerry Fallon presented remarks.

“In addition to a celebration of individual accomplishments of our students, the evening is a recognition of the school community as a whole,” Mr. Myers said. “Our community has a long history of coming together to support each other, and we all know that the challenges this year were no different. The students that we celebrate this evening have shown grit, great fortitude and persistence as they face many obstacles. On behalf of Long Beach High School and the district, we would like to wish the scholarship and recognition recipients the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

A string quartet provided a musical interlude and Holly McAvoy and Jasmine Soriano performed the national anthem. Members of the Counseling Department presented an assortment of scholarships on behalf of local PTAs, teachers’ associations, government offices, civic groups and businesses. Several recognitions honored individuals who have touched many lives and left a lasting positive impact on the Long Beach School District and community.

The High School Counseling Office coordinates this special event each year to honor as many seniors as possible. The Counseling Department extends it deep gratitude to the school and community for the many generous donations that make these awards available to graduating seniors.

LBHS Students Win Science Olympiad Medals

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Long Beach High School students are soaring in science this year. For the first time since 2003, a team represented the building in the Science Olympiad Nassau West Regional Competition and won two medals, falling just one point short of a third. The competition presented a variety of questions that assessed students’ problem-solving skills and knowledge of content.

The group, which was initiated by student Daniel O’Connor, also included Samuel Adler, Samantha Breen, Brendan Hellman, Matthew O’Connor, Freddy Ramon and Isadora Turbek. They participated in 10 out of 15 events and placed 25th overall out of 40 teams. Daniel and Brendan represented Long Beach in specific Circuits and Machines categories and placed in the top 10. Students also scored well in the event’s Designer Genes, Ornithology and Fossils categories.

LB Athletes Score College Acceptances

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Many Long Beach High School senior athletes will be joining college teams and continuing their outstanding sports careers. Ryan Buonocore, Kevin Lopez, Izzy Maldonado and Dylan Sofield are all captains and four-year members of varsity teams and have earned numerous achievements during their time at Long Beach High School.

Ryan has twice been named Defensive MVP on the Long Beach High School football team and will now take his skills to the field at SUNY Cortland. He also plays lacrosse. Kevin will attend Nassau Community College and participate on the wrestling team. He is a three-time All-County athlete and two-time New York State Qualifier. Izzy was accepted to the honors program at Utica College, where he plans to play football. He is also a basketball and track athlete and aspires to study sports management or business economics. Dylan will join the wrestling team at Trinity College. He has earned Conference Champion and Conference Runner Up accomplishments on the High School’s wrestling team and has participated in cross country and track.

The district wishes them well as they advance to the collegiate level. We will periodically profile our senior athletes as they make college decisions – stay tuned for more highlights as the school year continues!