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February 27, 2024

Learning, Achieving, Succeeding!

February 27, 2024
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Central High School’s Athletes Helping Athletes Club Visits Wheeler

Central High School’s Athletes Helping Athletes Club Visits Wheeler

Members of Central High School’s Athletes Helping Athletes (AHA) Club visited Wheeler Avenue Elementary School on December 4. Through AHA, Central juniors and seniors visit their younger peers at elementary schools throughout the district, connect with them, and...

Central High School Celebrates Spirit Week, Homecoming

Central High School Celebrates Spirit Week, Homecoming

Valley Stream Central High School celebrated its spirit week and homecoming football game during the week of October 16. Anticipating poor weather for game day, the school held a daytime pep rally in advance of the Eagles’ contest against Hicksville on Saturday,...

Central High School Holds Annual Pink Fair

Central High School Holds Annual Pink Fair

In a display of solidarity, Valley Stream Central High School held its annual Pink Fair in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This fair, which was hosted by the schools Key Club, gave students the opportunity to spread the word about the importance of early...

VSCHSD Schools Earn Top Marks in AP Honor Roll

VSCHSD Schools Earn Top Marks in AP Honor Roll

Valley Stream North, South and Central high schools earned top scores in the Advanced Placement School Honor Roll for 2023. This recognition honors high schools in which graduating cohorts have high levels of AP exam participation and proficiency. North, South and...

Central Named Top Magnet High School in New York

Central Named Top Magnet High School in New York

Valley Stream Central High School has been named the number one magnet high school in New York State, according to Niche.com. The site also ranked Central 15 among the best public high schools in Nassau County, 45 among the best public high schools in the state...

Central High School Students Receive College Board Recognition

Central High School Students Receive College Board Recognition

Sixteen Valley Stream Central High School students have been selected College Board National Recognition Program awardees. College Board is a nonprofit organization that expands access to higher education by connecting students to college-readiness programs. Emily...

VSCHSD Student Musicians Selected for NYSSMA All-State Festival

VSCHSD Student Musicians Selected for NYSSMA All-State Festival

The Valley Stream Central High School District is proud to announce that three student musicians have been selected for the 2023 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Festival. They will participate in concerts held at the Eastman Theatre in...

VSCHSD Automotive Repair Program Finds a Permanent Home

VSCHSD Automotive Repair Program Finds a Permanent Home

The Valley Stream Central High School District’s automotive repair trade program has found a permanent home at Central High School this fall. The program was initially run out of the maintenance garage at Memorial Junior High School when it was introduced in the...

VSCHSD Welcomes Students Back for the 2023-2024 School Year

VSCHSD Welcomes Students Back for the 2023-2024 School Year

The Valley Stream Central High School District welcomed its students back for the start of the 2023-2024 school year on September 1. new and returning students arrived fresh from their summer breaks to North, South, Central and Memorial Junior High School and greeted...

VSCHSD Celebrates the Class of 2023

VSCHSD Celebrates the Class of 2023

Members of the Valley Stream Central High School District Class of 2023 celebrated their graduation from high school throughout the week of June 19, as departing seniors from their respective schools gathered to take part in their respective commencement ceremonies....

Valley Stream Central and South High Schools Welcome New Principals

Valley Stream Central and South High Schools Welcome New Principals

The Valley Stream Central High School District is proud to announce it has hired new principals at Valley Stream Central and South high schools for the 2023-2024 school year. The District has selected Candace Hugee as principal of Central High School and Matthew...

Valley Stream CHSD Students Win at Cosmetology Event

Valley Stream CHSD Students Win at Cosmetology Event

Valley Stream School District cosmetology students competed against those from other cosmetology programs at the 2023 Long Island Teacher’s Guild Hairstyling Competition. Under the direction of their teacher, Karen Glasgow, four of the competing students placed highly...

VSCHSD Board of Education Grants Teacher, Administrator Tenure for 2023

VSCHSD Board of Education Grants Teacher, Administrator Tenure for 2023

The Valley Stream Central High School District Board of Education granted tenure to four administrators, and 16 other staff, including teachers, teaching assistants, and a school psychologist at its business meeting on May 9, 2023. “These staff members weathered an...

Central Student Named a Gates Scholar

Central Student Named a Gates Scholar

Valley Stream Central High School student and 2023 valedictorian Michaela Sinclair has been named a Gates Scholar. The prestigious honor grants Michaela a scholarship to the school of her choice. Each year, only 300 students nationwide are selected. The Gates...

Central High School Hosts Career Day

Central High School Hosts Career Day

Valley Stream Central High School recently hosted a career day for its senior high school students. The special event introduced the students to various professions and provided guidance on career and college choices. The day started with a keynote speaker: Brian...

Central Student Researcher Honored at State Science Fair

Central Student Researcher Honored at State Science Fair

Valley Stream Central High School student researcher Marilyn Sanchez-Zepeda earned honorable mention in round two of the 2023 New York State Science and Engineering Fair (NYSSEF). Marilyn earned the accolade for her research entitled Plant Growth Promoting Genes in...

Kiwanis of Valley Stream Donates Little Library to Central High School

Kiwanis of Valley Stream Donates Little Library to Central High School

The Kiwanis Club of Valley Stream donated a Little Free Library to Valley Stream Central High School. Members of the club, along with school students and staff, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Little Free Library on March 24. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was...

Central Students Take Part in Poetry Out Loud Regionals

Central Students Take Part in Poetry Out Loud Regionals

Valley Stream Central High School students Nylah Henry and Julianne Joseph took part in the Nassau County Regional Poetry Out Loud competition this winter. Poetry Out Loud is a national program that encourages students to engage with poetry and the art of performance...

Central Student Earns Famed Writing Award

Central Student Earns Famed Writing Award

Valley Stream Central High School student Tolu Diyaolu was recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her writing submission in the short story category. Tolu earned the Silver Key award for her work titled A Revelation. With this award, Tolu joins...

The ‘Pointercounts’ A Capella Group Visits VSCHSD Choirs

The ‘Pointercounts’ A Capella Group Visits VSCHSD Choirs

The Pointercounts, a basso a capella group from the Crane School of Music, performed for the senior high school choruses across the Valley Stream Central High School District on December 22. Basso a capella groups sing in lower pitched voices in comparison to a...

Central Student Honored for Hofstra Shakespeare Festival Performance

Central Student Honored for Hofstra Shakespeare Festival Performance

Central High School 11th grader Marializ Lopez was honored with the Best Performance award at Hosftra University’s annual Shakespeare Festival this fall. She was recognized for her portrayal of the character Lavinia in select scenes from Shakespeare’s Titus...

VSCHSD Students Take Part in All-State NYSSMA Winter Performance

VSCHSD Students Take Part in All-State NYSSMA Winter Performance

Two Valley Stream Central High School District violinists were selected to take part in the New York State School Music Association’s All-State Winter Concert this past December. Central High School student Tinatin Narimanidze took part in this prestigious concert,...

Central’s Athletes Helping Athletes Club Visits Wheeler Avenue

Central’s Athletes Helping Athletes Club Visits Wheeler Avenue

Twenty-Nine distinguished student athletes from Valley Stream Central High School visited the 6th grade class at Wheeler Avenue Elementary School this December as part of Central’s Athletes Helping Athletes (AHA) club. Through AHA, Central juniors and seniors visit...

VSCHSD Celebrates Central’s Blue Ribbon Designation

VSCHSD Celebrates Central’s Blue Ribbon Designation

Throughout November, the Valley Stream Central High School District celebrated Valley Stream Central High School’s special designation as a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School for 2022. The rare honor, given to the country’s highest-performing schools, was...

Valley Stream Central, Memorial Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Valley Stream Central, Memorial Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Students at Valley Stream Central and Memorial Junior high schools Celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a slate of activities aimed at celebrating the contributions and cultures of Hispanic and Latino communities. At Central, students in the World Language...

VSCHSD Hosts Nighttime Sports Games

VSCHSD Hosts Nighttime Sports Games

For the first time this year, fall varsity athletes in the Valley Stream Central High School District were treated to evening outdoor games with the full “Friday Night Lights” experience. Typically, the boys and girls varsity soccer and football games begin at 5...

Valley Stream Central H.S. Senior Selected for Columbia Law Program

Valley Stream Central H.S. Senior Selected for Columbia Law Program

Valley Stream Central High School Senior Solomon Akaeze has been selected to take part in Columbia Law School’s High School Law Institute for the fall semester. For the next few months, Solomon will spend his Saturdays studying the fundamentals of law—including due...

Valley Stream Central H.S. Designated as a National Blue Ribbon School

Valley Stream Central H.S. Designated as a National Blue Ribbon School

The Valley Stream Central High School District is proud to announce that Valley Stream Central High School has been named by the U.S. Department of Education a National Blue Ribbon School for being an “Exemplary High Performing School.” Central was only 1 of 3 Long...

VSCHSD Holds 2022 Graduation Ceremonies

VSCHSD Holds 2022 Graduation Ceremonies

Members of the Valley Stream Central High School District Class of 2022 celebrated their graduation from high school throughout the week of June 20, as departing seniors from each school took part in their respective commencement ceremonies. In remarks to their...

Central High School Student Accepted to Prestigious MIT Summer Program

Central High School Student Accepted to Prestigious MIT Summer Program

Valley Stream Central High School junior Michaela Sinclair achieved the dual honors of joining MIT’s Online Science, Technology and Engineering Program (MOSTEC) for this summer and being named a QuestBridge College Prep Scholar. Currently, Michaela has plans to pursue...

Central High School Celebrates World Language Week

Central High School Celebrates World Language Week

Valley Stream Central High School celebrated the beautiful diversity of world languages and cultures during World Language Week in late March. As part of the festivities, the third floor of the building was decorated with flags from around the world and tables with...

Fourteen Central Students Receive College Board Accolades

Fourteen Central Students Receive College Board Accolades

Valley Stream, NEW YORK (January, 2022)—Fourteen additional Valley Stream Central High School students have been selected as College Board National Recognition Program awardees. College Board is a nonprofit organization that seeks to expand access to higher...