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East Rockaway Jr./Sr. High School

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

Main Office: Ext. 444
Attendance: Ext. 436
Nurse: Ext. 432





Administrative Team

  • Principal - Mr. Schaffer: Ext. 423
  • Assistant Principal - Dr. Krauz (Grades 10-12): Ext. 437
  • Assistant Principal - Ms. Terranova (Grades 7-9): Ext. 471
  • Director of Guidance - Ms. Janna Bonacorsi: Ext. 452 & 453
  • Athletic Director - Mr. Gary Gregory: Ext. 472
  • Asst. Director, Pupil Personnel Services - Mr. Robert Kennedy: Ext. 438
  • Dean of Students - Mr. Russell Pajer: Ext. 458

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Current News

‘Shaded Area’ Activity

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Students investigated the area of a shaded region in Mr. Jeremy Brandel and Ms. Emily Brostowin’s Geometry Foundations class at the Junior-Senior High School. For the hands-on activity, called “Shaded Area,” students created shapes and cut them out of scrap paper. After completing their image, they calculated the shape’s area and pasted it to a blank piece of 8x11-inch paper. Students then calculated the area of the white space and, by the end of the lesson, each group had a different image that they could present.

Date Added: 1/14/2022

Electronic Circuit Board Game

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Junior-Senior High School students in Mr. Hugh Howard’s Introduction to Engineering class are making their own “Heads or Tails” electronic circuit board game. The activity followed lessons on components that make up an electronic circuit board and lessons on soldering.

Date Added: 1/12/2022

ERHS Book Fair

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Our first Book Fair at the Junior/Senior High School was a great success! Students had the opportunity to visit in-person during their English classes and free time before and after the break, and the online book fair was open for three weeks in December.

Additionally, donations to All for Books has helped to procure more items on the shelves in our library. If you would like a specific title to be added to our collection, please let Mrs. Valentin or Mrs. Cooney know, so they can place an order. Thank you to to Mrs. Valentin & Mrs. Cooney for organizing, and to administration and teachers who helped coordinate this event and schedule all classes so all students had the opportunity to visit! We look forward to doing this again!

Science Students Sharpen Learning Skills

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Junior-Senior High School students in Mr. Gerkins seventh grade science classes have researched and presented science research projects to their fellow classmates. The research was conducted and performed during the month of December 2021 and presented in January 2022. This was a wonderful display in how students used the scientific method, while also demonstrating 21st century learning skills.

Save the Date!

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The district will host a grand opening of the Junior-Senior High School Athletic Complex on April 1-2. Please refer to the flyer below for details.