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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 - TBA 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

Intro To Engineering

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Students in Mr. Howard’s Intro to Engineering class are putting their designs to work as they construct 36-inch towers that must support a softball at the top for 30 seconds while exposed to 60 mph simulated wind.

Date Added: 9/26/2023

Congratulations Dr. Pzena

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At the meeting on Sept. 19, the East Rockaway Board of Education was proud to recognize for tenure East Rockaway Jr./Sr. High School psychologist Dr. Rosina Pzena.

Dr. Pzena was joined by family and faculty members for the ceremony and was introduced by Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Instructional Personnel Vincent Healy. Mr. Healy remarked that Dr. Pzena is someone that students know they can turn to. “She allows them to see things from a new perspective and achieve what they would never believe is possible,” said Mr. Healy. “Dr. Pzema is a skilled crisis management specialist, an empathic listener and a believer that building relationships with families is critical to the process of helping students thrive.”

The district congratulates Dr. Pzena and thanks her for her unwavering dedication to our students and to the East Rockaway Schools community.

Date Added: 9/22/2023

AP Exam Perfect Score

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ERSD is proud to recognize senior Elizabeth Ruggiero for earning a perfect score on the college-level Advanced Placement Drawing Exam.

This is a remarkable accomplishment that puts Elizabeth in exclusive group of exceptional art students, as she was one of only 308 students in the world to earn to earn every point possible on the May 2023 exam.

The district congratulates Elizabeth on this outstanding and rare achievement!

Date Added: 9/19/2023

Spanish Language Learning

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Students in Ms. Rodriguez, Mr. Bovino and Mr. Gomez’s Spanish classes are off to a great start with their speaking and comprehension.

In Spanish 3 Heritage class, they are building connections with each other and testing their bilingual skills in a fun and competitive way. Students played the card game “Yo sabo,” which allowed them to share stories about growing up in a Latino household and learn difficult Spanish words.

In Spanish 4, the students are exercising their comprehensible output, as they needed to speak only in Spanish while playing a review game.

In Spanish 4-H, students are interviewing each other about their summer activities using the target language.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mr. Bovino's 8th period class participated in a cloze song activity of a famous Spanish song. Students were also identifying cognates in the song to make connections with their home language.

Mr. Gomez's Spanish class practiced introductions using the Target Language.


Date Added: 9/18/2023

Density of Water

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It’s early in the year, but already Mr. Palermo’s Physics students are developing proper graphing and measurement techniques by using triple beam balances and graduated cylinders to find the density of water.

Date Added: 9/18/2023

Science Research In Action

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Science Research happens all around us. Students in Mrs. Forbes and Mr. Palermo's Research classes teamed up to collect data around the East Rockaway HS grounds. The purpose of this venture was to see that research questions can be found anywhere that makes you wonder!

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 9/18/2023