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750 Herman Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010
Main Office Phone: (516) 564-5500


Principal: David Trizano
Assistant Principal: Jennifer Buonaspina
Interim Assistant Principal: Corey McNamara



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A Message from North's Principal - David Trizano

School of Character

On behalf of our entire school community I would like to welcome you to our school and its webpage. You might find it helpful to visit the page regularly as it contains a wealth of important information for parents and their students.

North High School, a 7-12 building which also includes the districts English as a New Language (ENL) Program, is replete with diverse and interesting course offerings, along with a full complement of co and extracurricular activities. All of which are designed to promote and stimulate the intellectual, social and emotional growth of our students.

The faculty and support staff at North are committed to ensuring the success of all students by creating a supportive yet challenging learning environment. We believe that "I Can" is more important than IQ.
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North High School is fortunate to have two outstanding parent organizations whose mission is to assist us in maintaining a school culture of Respect, Integrity and Kindness. At North we promote leadership and citizenship as the core of what makes for a successful and enjoyable school experience.

I am personally excited and honored to have the opportunity to partner with a highly qualified teaching staff and a caring community as we seek to nurture a passion for learning.

I look forward to greeting our students in September and to seeing you at many events throughout the year.


David Trizano


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.

North High School’s Tim Boyens Earns Coach of the Year Award

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Valley Stream North High School Track and Field/Cross Country Coach Tim Boyens has been recognized as a recipient of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Coach of the Year Award. He was selected for this honor based on his experience coaching track and field and cross country, as well as his participation in league/sectional committees and contributions as a positive role model. 

Under the leadership of Coach Boyens, along with Coach Mike Frazer and several assistant coaches, North’s teams have achieved many triumphs. In the last ten years, the Boys Cross Country Team has been named County Champions, Conference Champions and Division Champions three times. The Girls Cross Country Team took the titles of County Champions in 2010 and Division Champions in 2007. 

The Boys Winter Track and Field Team has earned County Champions titles six times since 2011, and has maintained a successful streak as Conference Champions every year since 2006. The Girls Winter Track and Field Team boasts similar successes, with five County Champions titles since 2009 and Conference Champions distinctions almost every year since 2005, with the exception of 2007. 

The spring track and field teams both present extraordinary statistics. The boys team has held a League Meet Record since 2006, with 176 wins and no losses, while the girls have secured 174 wins with only two losses. Looking back all the way to 2005, the boys team has been named County Champions 10 times, Conference Champions 12 times and Division Champions 11 times, while the girls team has been crowned County Champions six times, Conference Champions 11 times and Division Champions 11 times. 

In addition to the remarkable team accomplishments, Boyens has coached five individual state champions and a national champion, as well as All-State and All-American athletes. 

“I have been fortunate to work with some great coaches and athletes over the years and you can see we have been very successful as a team,” Boyens stated. He has been an educator and coach at North for 19 years and teaches Living Environment and science classes.
The NYSPHSAA is part of the National Federation of High Schools, and its 21 statewide Coach of the Year recipients are now eligible to advance and earn NFHS Regional and National Coach of the Year Awards. 

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