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Sanford H. Calhoun High School

1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

  Assistant Principals:
  Mr. Anthony DeMartinis
  Mr. Michael Hughes
  Mr. Mark Melkonian

 Attendance: 992-1312, 1353, 1354
 Guidance: 992-1319
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Important Information 

Class of 2021 Graduation Photos

Graduation Procedures 2021


College Essay Writing Workshop

Important Information about Exams

Exam Schedule

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Prom Parent Letter 2021

Senior Prom Contract

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Calhoun Music Boosters

Calhoun Music Boosters Double Sided Car Flag Sale! Perfect addition to your Senior lawn sign, your car, your your Calhoun Music Pride anywhere!

Front displays the Calhoun Music logo - there are 3 options for the back of the flag! Flags are $20 each and will be ready for pickup soon at SpiritWear By Stitch This Print That Inc., 1921 BELLMORE AVE. Online store closes 4/4 Click here to purchase.

The Calhoun PTSA is now selling the senior lawn signs! Please fill out the attached and mail to Helene Berberich along with your payment. Orders are due by March 31st. Thank you. Lawn Signs

Wellness Wednesday Schedule 

BOCES Bus Schedule

Class of 2022 Yearbook Portraits

Important Picture Dates for Current Juniors and Seniors

Live Virtual Webinar Presentation (recorded)

Live Virtual Webinar Business Presentation (recorded)

Live Virtual Webinar Cosmetology Presentation (recorded)

Business and Cosmetology Program Presentations

Bellmore-Merrick Business

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Calhoun Athletics Spring Intramural Schedule 

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SAT/ACT Testing Site Building Policies - COVID-19  

College Admissions Information for Juniors and Seniors

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Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic Presentation 

Current News

PHOTO GALLERY: Bellmore-Merrick Graduates Class of 2021

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The Central High School District graduating Class of 2021 was celebrated at three ceremonies on the Mepham, Calhoun and Kennedy high school football fields on June 13.

The pomp and circumstance were radiating throughout the students, staff and grounds as spectators tailgated along the fence lines to catch a glimpse of this special day.

School color balloon arches and other embellishments, commemorative student speeches and diploma sleeve handouts marked the afternoon.

Valedictorians Max Luft from Mepham, Jasper Seabold from Calhoun and Jake Arlia from Kennedy, as well as salutatorians Jack Savalli from Mepham, Michelle Serban from Calhoun and Jordyn Krinsky from Kennedy all addressed the crowds.

Arlia discussed the pandemic’s effects on him and his classmates.

“I am not surprised at how triumphantly we persevered through this year,” he said. “The joyful memories we cultivated in our pre-pandemic reality, incentivized us to work hard and cooperate for a brighter future.”

Luft added similar sentiments to his Mepham classmates.

“Our cooperative abilities have only been improved through COVID,” he said. “We are all integral pieces in our future, and we need to help each other up when one of us inevitably falls in order for us all to succeed.”

Seabold leaned into his speech, offering much comic relief, but noted he wanted to also say something to add value to his classmates’ lives. He discussed the importance of literacy in going through life.

“If you’re literate you can read different arguments and school of thought,” he said. “Only through the free exchange of ideas can we hope to distinguish those of merit.”


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Calhoun Girls Lacrosse Named Conference III Champs

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On June 3, the Calhoun High School girls varsity lacrosse team clinched the Nassau Conference 3 Championship.

“The team avenged their Tuesday loss to Division by beating them 9-6 on Thursday to win the title,” explained coach Melissa Rohr. “The team finishes the regular season with a 12-1 record and awaits their first-round playoff matchup.”

Calhoun Students Win Water Quality Challenge

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Four students from Calhoun High School were selected as winners of the 2021 Long Island Water Quality Challenge.

Kamila Agudelo, Rachel Macnamara, Rose Cepeda and Julie Moehringer’s proposal is “Landscaping Improvements at Sanford H. Calhoun High School to Mitigate Nitrogen/Pollutant Contamination of Regional Water through Stormwater Runoff.”

“Calhoun’s proposal promotes project-based learning in STEAM and has helped students develop a greater understanding of how their classroom curriculum can be applied to protecting Long Island’s crucial water resources – with a specific focus on reducing or eliminating nitrogen pollution,” explained Long Island Regional Planning Council Deputy Executive Director Elizabeth Cole in her congratulatory email.

The team will be awarded a grant as well, to be used toward the implementation of their proposed project.

Calhoun Girls Track and Field Nab 4th Straight Conference Title

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This year’s sports seasons were anything but normal, and spring track and field for the girls team at Calhoun High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central School District was no exception. Shortened season, less meets, less time to train and lots of protocols, however, these players had a goal to win their fourth straight conference championship and nothing was going to stand in their way. 

The girls extended their current streak to 64 consecutive wins and captured another Conference Championship for their fourth in a row. The team will compete in the Division Championships at Calhoun on June 1 looking for their fifth straight division title. 

The girls headed into this spring season holding the longest winning streak on Long Island for girls track and field. 

The girls started their season like they have in the past — cruising through their first three meets and racking up a 7-0 record on the season, then they really hit their stride and went on to win the next six to finish another season with a perfect 13-0 record.  

Track is broken up into a few different components: sprints, mid-distance, long distance and field events. 

Captains Faith Dwyer, a senior, and Julianna Razza, a junior, would continue to lead the team in all distance events and sometimes even a sprint or two. Each week they ran two or three events usually the 800m, 1500m, 3000m and even the occasionally 400m hurdles. 

“It really speaks to their character and commitment,” said coach Joseph Migliano. “They train hard all week then have to come run all these meters in a meet and win; then when the team needs, drop out of their comfort zone and run a sprint or two for us. Not many girls would do that for the team, but Julianna and Faith are true leaders and role models.”

Freshman Yolina Bastien dominated the 100/200m the entire regular season for Calhoun earning some major points at each meet; along with her new found talent of triple jumping which allowed her to score second or better in each meet. Sophomore Captain Julia Baguiao ran the 200m, 400m, long jump and hop in on all and any relay she was needed.

“These two were huge assets for us during the season,” Migliano said. “Reliable, driven and hardworking is the best way to describe them both. There’s no event they wouldn’t try or distance they wouldn’t run if it meant helping the team win.”

Erika Klein, Skylar Bruno, Julia Cicero and Taryn Hilke earned major throwing event points at every meet that helps the girls dominate their league season.

“Our throwers are some of the hardest workers around, not having a weight room really hurt them this season, but they didn’t let that bother them,” Migliano said. “They threw, trained and worked every day on their technique, to not only better themselves but help the team.”

Led by Senior Captain Nicole Devlin and Sophomore Captain Sara Manson, the girls piled up the points in high jump, long/triple jump and the 100m/400m hurdles. Devlin along with senior Ava Bayat didn’t lose a high jump or long jump event all season, earning major points along the way.

Newcomer Maddy Ryan tried her hands at the 100m/400m hurdles this year. Migliano explained that it normally takes a hurdler a solid year to understand the technique and how to run them, but Ryan knew she didn’t have that type of time this year and worked tirelessly to get better each day, and that’s what she did. Each meet Ryan ran faster and faster and now she is one of the top girls in all of conference 2. 

“Sara Manson is irreplaceable,” Migliano said. “There’s no better way to put it. Since she stepped onto the team as an eighth grader her impact was felt immediately. She can run, jump, sprint, hurdle and even pole vault. There’s no event I can’t put her in to help the team. She works hard day in and out and is a true role model for everyone on the team. She exemplifies what it means to be a multi-event athlete.”

Manson led Calhoun in the 100m/400m hurdles, triple jump and pole vault; along with being ranked in the top five for each in all of Nassau County as well. As an eighth grader, Manson was the number one pentathlete for her age in the state and number three in the entire country.

Calhoun Boys Cross-Country Capture County Championship

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After shuttering ahead of their spring 2020 season, the Calhoun High School boys cross-country team made it their goal to capture the Class II Nassau County championships this year — and they achieved just that on April 17.

After many months of training, the Colt team - with no apparent races in the future just yet - adopted a quote to train by, “hold the vision and trust the process."

“This quote brought to the team by one of the team captains, Lucas Ahrens, helped to remind us not to lose focus even during the toughest times,” explained coach David Hendler.

From the first race, the team was ready. John Schwab led the way with a 16:25 5K. The team continued on to defeat Jericho, Elmont and Long Beach.

“Sophomores Matt Belmonte and Gavin Giordano stepped it up anytime a higher place was needed,” added Hendler.

With the return of players Alex Rosario and Joe Bilardello, the team really started to come together.

“Completing the regular season undefeated and capturing the division and conference championships made Calhoun the team to beat in the counties,” Hendler explained.

Captain Logan Bader dropped close to 20 seconds and placed sixth, nearly what the team needed to clinch the win.

“Others who greatly contributed to the team’s success included Aidan “Thor” Kopelman who placed 16th and freshman Logan Schaeffler, who placed third in the county race with a time of 16:32.55,” noted Hendler.

The final score was Calhoun 34, Manhasset 76, Roslyn 85, Valley Stream North 108, Jericho 108 and Bethpage 119; with the lowest score winning.
Their vision had come true.

Awards included All-Conference titles for Lucas Ahrens, Dan Isals, Joe Bilardello, Jonathan Sferratore and Will Hughes. All-County titles for Gavin Giordano, Matthew Belmonte, Aidan Kopelman, Alexander Rosario, John Schwab, Logan Bader and Logan Schaeffler.

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