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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 School Counseling - 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

Scholastic Art Awards

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Congratulations to the thirty-two ERHS students who participated in this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Awards! We are so proud of your achievements!

This year's artists received 12 Gold Keys, 18 Silver Keys, 33 Honorable Mentions and our first ever GOLD KEY PORTFOLIO!

Please check out the Google Slide with the artwork and awards for each student. Click here to view it.

Gold Key Portfolio
Natalie Hayes – The Everlasting Effects of Childhood Experiences (Drawing)

Gold Keys
Gabby Folk – Dramatic Bananas (Photography)
Sarah-Kate Giarrizzo – Ficus Carica (Painting)
Natalie Hayes – Never Ending Chore (Drawing), Hideout (Drawing), Masking All the Imperfections (Drawing), Take me Back (Drawing) & Where will the Future Lie (Drawing)
Stalin Macias – Alessa (Drawing)
Julia Mannino – Snowy Day (Photography)
Louis Perri – Shadows (Photography)
Emma Pyle – Stay with me (Photography)
Zara Soofizada – My Reality (Photography)

Silver Keys
Hudson Arnold – Sunset (Photography)
Pauleen Casino – Photographs (Photography)
Isabella Colacino – Underwater Statue (Photography)
Kylie Curtis – Lotus (Photography)
Gabby Folk – Pipes (Photography) & 7 Swords (Photography)
Ashleigh Grochmal – N/A (Mixed Media)
Natalie Hayes – Never Ending Abyss (Painting) & Forever in our Hearts (Painting)
Eva Mena – Emotions (Photography)
Abby Prucha – Blues (Painting)
Emma Pyle – Drained (Photography)
Elizabeth Ruggiero – Fruits of our Labors (Painting)
Alyssa Salles – Don’t Forget to Wash your Hands (Photography) & Train Food (Photography)
Zara Soofizada – Drowning (Photography)
Danielle Vizelter – Blue (Painting)
Grace Wooding – Do I Taste Good (Drawing)

Honorable Mention
Julia Mannino - Roadwork Ahead (Photography)
Eva Mena – Bonds (Drawing)
Kat Nunez – Portrait (Drawing)
Kieran Panzella – Fog (Photography)
Louis Perri – Censorship (Mixed Media)
Emma Pyle – Where are you (Photography)
Sofia Ramirez – Red Eye White Lights (Photography)
Elizabeth Ruggiero – Philaulia (Painting), Family (Painting) & Friendship (Painting)
Alyssa Salles – The Water is Running (Photography)
Gabriella Schaefer – Sleepy Head (Photography) & Tangled (Photography)
Victoria Schaefer – Peacock (Drawing)
Nick Alter – Mother Swan (Photography)
Linsie Availa – Slept Well (Photography)
Rikki Caracciolo – Cover Up (Digital Art)
Cassidy Conklin – Rainbow (Photography)
Gabby Folk – It was a dream (Photography) & Upside Down (Photography)
Sarah-Kate Giarrizzo – Eyes Up (Drawing)
Natalie Hayes – I just want to sleep (Drawing)
Stalin Macias – Obsequies (Drawing) & Interstella (Drawing)
Francesco Maio – Arise (Photography) & Focus (Photography)
Zara Soofizada – Toil (Photography)
Allie Statuo – Lifeguard Chair (Photography)
Adriana Tardo – Please Let Go (Photography)
Danielle Vizelter – Dysmorphia (Drawing) & Panic (Drawing)
Charlotte Webster – Patterns of Us (Drawing)
Grace Wooding – Poached & Played (Drawing)

Date Added: 2/1/2023

Math Gallery Walk

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Students in Ms. Mignella’s Algebra II classes participated in a scavenger hunt that involved solving linear-nonlinear systems of equations. Students worked collaboratively in pairs to solve various problems posted around the room.

Date Added: 2/1/2023

Andrew Stern Memorial Essay Contest Winners

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The Board of Education congratulates the winners of the Andrew J. Stern Memorial Essay Contest. This annual contest honors East Rockaway Class of 1978 alumni Andrew Stern who was killed during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. It is run by members of the Stern family who attended the meeting and presented the awards.

The contest winners:
Kirsten Carman (high school category)
Nathan Jaramillo (junior high school category)
Ava Dauro (elementary school category)

Each year, students are asked to submit an essay based on a specific topic or reflection relating to 9/11. This year the question was “if you were a teacher, what are the three most important things that you would teach your students about 9/11?”

The presentation was livestreamed on the BOE website. You can watch the presentation and hear the students read their essays below.

Date Added: 1/20/2023

NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athletes

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The district congratulates our amazing Scholar-Athletes and Scholar-Athlete Teams who were recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Teams were honored at the Board of Education meeting on Jan. 17.

We are thrilled to announce that every ERHS fall athletic team was named a NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Team!

In addition, sixty-eight students earned individual Scholar-Athlete status.

To receive individual Scholar-Athlete status, students must maintain a GPA of at least 90.00. For Scholar-Athlete team recognition, the team’s average GPA for 75% of the roster must be greater than or equal to 90.00.

All Individual award winners were presented with a pin from NYSPHSAA and teams will honored with a banner that will be unveiled in the high school gym later in the school year.

Congrats to all our Scholar-Athletes and Teams!

Boys Cross Country (Team Average 100.07)
Aden Alvarez
Edwin Duran
Jack Gamache
Conor Kelly
Kevin Lynch
Kieran Lynch
Paul Lynch
Timothy Poland
Mark Pollackov
Juan Pablo Salazar

Girls Cross Country (Team Average 100.21)
Kylie Curtis
Mackenzie Gallagher
Caitlin Kulins
Julia Mannino
Maya Motherway
Gabriella Schaefer
Hailey Velasquez

Boys Football (Team Average 93.72)
Luke Arciere
Hayden Arnold
Christopher Becker
John Giannotti
Mark Goodman
Thomas Guarino
Devin Hickam
Tyler Hyland
Dominic Jordan
William Lewald
Christian Pannullo
Frank Passanisi
Anthony Sanzo
Colin Sharkey
Zain Tariq

Girls Volleyball (Team Average 102.58)
Clare Acuti
Isabella Alvarez
Kirsten Carman
Mikayla Cirillo
Kathryn LaBarbera
Stephanie Lynch
Sarah O'Moore
Keira O'Neill
Julia Passanisi
Emma Poland
Emma Van Wickler
Julia Walsh
Grace Wooding
Nicole Zugnoni

Traditional Cheer (Team Average 92.02)
Julia Agro
Selin Idik
Eva Lam
Ava LaVolpe
Sarah Lonergan
Arianna Maurtua
Isabella Polizzi
Johnna Rodriguez
Destiny Rucker
Elizabeth Ruggiero
Gabriella Seinwels

Girls Tennis (Team Average 98.46)
Evelyn Arabov
Abigail Prucha

Girls Soccer (Team Average 93.4)
Courtney Gaffney
Paulina Cuthbert
Kate Chelius

Boys Soccer (Team Average 93.46)
Nicholas Guarino
Thomas Guarino
Giuseppe Monteverde
David Rogala
Robert Staubitz
Joseph Santonastaso

Click here to view the slideshow.

Date Added: 1/19/2023

Alumni Art Show

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Last night, ERHS welcomed back former students for the unveiling of the Alumni Art Show. Alumni from Class of 2019, 2020 and 2022 were in attendance to display their art and catch up with teachers and administrators.

Students and faculty are welcome to stop by the conference room to view the art.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 1/18/2023