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Central High School

135 Fletcher Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580
Main Office Phone: (516) 561-4400

 

Principal: Dr. Joseph Pompilio
Assistant Principals: Robert Milani, Mathew Pearson



A Message from Central's Principal - Dr. Joseph Pompilio

Valley Stream Central High School welcomes you to a world encompassing tradition, pride, and achievement. Our diverse student population in grades 10 to 12, experiences the routines of high school on a daily basis. Out of these routines come dreams, goals, and success.

The academic program at Central ranges from an array of Advanced Placement Courses to supporting instructional resources. Students are challenged by dedicated teachers on a daily basis creating a rigorous academic environment. Personalized academic experiences exists at Central where student achievement is realized in and out of the classroom, and each student receives comprehensive support from every staff member in the building. Our strong parent involvement is essential for sustaining our successful school.

In my diverse educational experience, responsibility and discipline remain instrumental in establishing a serious academic environment. Students must demonstrate responsibility in all facets of high school life and must be accountable for their actions. Students should realize that school is a dignified place and dress and behavior must be appropriate. As educators, we prepare your son or daughter for future education and employment and therefore every class, every interaction with a teacher, and every challenge is relevant to the future.

While clearly defining student expectations, Central High School is committed to providing our students with nothing less than exceptional educational opportunities. Our Performing Arts program allows students to pursue a rigorous academic program while being immersed in the arts. Our culinary, cosmetology, and business programs are comparable to professional school programs. Central’s extracurricular activities and athletic programs are numerous, diverse, and engaging.

I could continue this introduction of Central High School by listing statistics, columns of information and academic course descriptions. Despite the importance of specific information, a paramount requirement for understanding Central is to be exposed, even for one day, to the students and teachers who demonstrate the ideals of high school existence.

Announcements:

VSCHSD musicians earn All-State honors

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Two Valley Stream Central High School District students have been selected to participate in the New York State School Music Association’s All-State ensembles, and seven were accepted as alternates. All-State performers will take the spotlight at the 2017 NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester in December. All nine musicians have been featured in All-County ensembles in previous years, as well as in the District Music Festival. 

Central High School senior Kristen Smith (Soprano I) will participate in the All-State Mixed Chorus, and North High School senior Chloe Cossentino joins the All-State Symphonic Band on Bassoon. Kristen serves as president of Central’s Tri-M Music Honor Society and is involved in the select choir, chorus and musical productions. Chloe is part of North’s band, marching band, jazz band, chorus and Tri-M Music Honor Society, and attends Mannes Prep pre-college music courses in New York City on Saturdays.  

Seniors Naima Alakham (Alto II) and Dominique Coppin (Soprano II) from Central were chosen as alternates for Chorus. Both are members of Tri-M and select choir, and Naima is regular in Central’s musicals and a member of the chorus.  

Representing North as All-State alternates are violinist and junior Kailyn Fan for Orchestra, seniors Jessica Buontempo and Geralyn Jones (both Soprano II) for Chorus, and junior Amelia Cossentino as a tuba player for the Symphonic Band. Kailyn is involved in North’s orchestra and Breakfast Club ensemble; Jessica is part of the women’s choir, chorus, 7:10 Downbeats a cappella group and Tri-M; Geralyn contributes to Tri-M, chorus and the 7:10 Downbeats; and Amelia is in band, 7:10 Downbeats, chorus and choir. As an attendee at the New York State Summer School for the Arts Orchestra Studies Institute this past summer she was awarded a NYSCAME Scholarship and the Dean Harrington Scholarship.

South High School senior and violinist Nicole Pellman was selected as an alternate for the All-State Symphonic Orchestra. With a goal to study music education, she has performed in Long Island String Festival Association concerts and with the Long Island Youth Orchestra and Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. She joined a MYO group in Spain two years ago, and this past summer, she attended a chamber group at Stony Brook University.

Back to School in VSCHSD!

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A year of learning and success has kicked off at Central, Memorial, North and South! On Tuesday, September 5, Valley Stream’s students and staff members entered classrooms with great enthusiasm for the many opportunities and experiences that the upcoming months hold. Students were excited to reunited with friends, and expressed excitement for the new challenges, goals and achievements ahead.

Saturday, September 23, 2017