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East Rockaway High School

443 Ocean Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518
Phone: (516) 887-8300

 

Principal: Richard Schaffer
Assistant Principal: TJ Terranova

  

 

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2018 Principal's Summer Mailing


Meet and Greet with Mr. Schaffer: August 28th at 6 PM


Congrats to ERHS’s own Frank Passanisi, who won big at US Karate Nationals


7th Grade Orientation
August 28, 2018
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Incoming 7th Grade Parent Orientation Letter


Letter from Mr. Schaffer, Principal - July 2018


ERSD Emergency Planning - A Guide for Parents


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Students Shine in Statewide Honor Choir

Students Shine in Statewide Honor Choir
Four students from East Rockaway performed with the New York American Choral Directors Association Middle School Honor Choir on Aug. 12. The students traveled to Albany, New York, to work with esteemed guest conductor and composer Dr. Derrick Fox of the University of Nebraska-Omaha. After two days of intensive rehearsals, the students gave a successful performance of challenging music to the delight of the audience. 

The Honor Choir is a select group that consists of seventh- and eighth-grade choral students from across the state that were nominated and accepted based on their fine musicianship and overall singing skills. The four students accepted into the NY ACDA Middle School Honors Choir are:  

Tenor – Brian Cooney and Nicholas Stebner
Bass – Stephen Cooney
Alto – Sofia Valdebenito

The Music Department is very proud of these students and would like to congratulate them on representing East Rockaway at this statewide event!  

Karate Success for East Rockaway’s Passanisi

Karate Success for East Rockaway’s Passanisi photo
Congratulations to East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School incoming seventh-grader Frank Passanisi! Frank, a Centre Avenue School graduate, won three gold medals and a bronze medal at the 2018 USA Karate national championships in Reno, Nevada, and advanced to the Pan-American Karate championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To read more about Frank, click here.

Silver Medal for Class of 2018 Graduate

Silver Medal for Class of 2018 Graduate photo
Brandon Bilardello, a 2018 graduate of East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School, represented New York State and won a second-place silver medal for Interactive Application and Video Game Development at the 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Brandon participated in the conference through his audio production class at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech. Congratulations!  

Rocks Softball Honored for Outstanding Season

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Members of East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School’s softball team were recognized for their great season at the Nassau County Softball awards dinner at Crest Hollow Country Club on June 11. Congratulations to Lia Gladstone, Skylar Gomes and Hunter Vertuccio for being named All-Conference, and Emily Chelius for her designation as an All-County player and playoff MVP. The team was named co-conference champions, Nassau County Small School champions and Long Island champions for the third consecutive year. Congratulations!

Eighth-Graders Move Up to High School

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East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School held its eighth-grade moving up ceremony on June 20. 

The evening began with a performance by the middle school chorus, under the direction of teacher Ms. Seanna Silver. Principal Mr. Neil Lederer then opened with a speech reflecting on his own middle school graduation and offered advice about the benefits of hard work. 

During the ceremony, students Madeleine Prucha and Sofia Valdebenito were honored for highest overall academic achievement, while students Emily McLaughlin and Jason Miller were recognized for demonstrating outstanding character and service to the school and community with the Senator Kaminsky Award for Junior Public Service and Leadership. Winners of the middle school poetry contest, Nolan Anarelli, Sophia Capone and Emily McLaughlin, shared their original pieces, then members of the middle school faculty presented moving up certificates to the rising ninth-grade students. 

Two high school seniors, who were carefully chosen to speak at the ceremony, delivered outstanding speeches, which included heartfelt words of wisdom for the soon-to-be high schoolers. Rachel O’Hagan challenged students to always consider how they want to be remembered and discussed the importance of demonstrating kindness, establishing positive relationships, getting involved and making the most of their academic experience. Andrew Machovec then shared how the experience in high school can be viewed as a flight. He told students to begin their journey with a good flight plan, select strong co-pilots and passengers and enjoy the great ride while preparing for and overcoming turbulence. 

The evening concluded with a slideshow consisting of images of eighth-grade memories created by teacher Mr. Don Poland, and a welcome to high school speech by Director of Guidance Mr. Andrew Rosenberg. 

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