HSWesthampton Beach High School

49 Lilac Road
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

(631) 288-3800 / FAX: (631) 288-3915
 
Building Hours: 7:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.
School Hours:   7:30 a.m. -  2:16 p.m.
Summer Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Principal:  Dr. Christopher Herr (cherr@whbschools.org)
Asst. Principal:  Mr. Bryan J. Bookamer (bbookamer@whbschools.org)
Asst. Principal:  Ms. Kerry Pillittier (kpillittier@whbschools.org)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Daily Announcements - 10/30/2020 - A - Day

Club Meetings Info & Links

A, B, C, D, Calendar and Bell Schedule

Alternate Day Courses

Back to School Night 2020 - Flipgrid Virtual Showcase

Welcome Back Letter

Freshman Orientation Virtual Tour

High School Reopening Plan

High School Reopening Plan - Spanish

High School Reopening Presentation Slides

High School Reopening Presentation Slides - Spanish

New Safety Measures Video

PSAT Letter for 11th Grade Students 

Social and Emotional Learning Resources

Virtual Field Trip List

Working papers, send email to Mrs. Kommer: lkommer@whbschools.org

Yearbooks: If you ordered a 2020 yearbook it can be picked up in the H.S. library during a free period.  Extra yearbooks are available for purchase, contact Ms. Larson.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION


 

Current News

Pink for Awareness

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To raise awareness about breast cancer, Westhampton Beach High School National Honor Society members sponsored a wear pink to school campaign. On Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, all students were encouraged to wear pink in acknowledgement of breast cancer awareness month.

SBA Presents Scholarships to Trade Students

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The Southampton Business Alliance recently presented $6,100 in scholarships to 19 juniors and seniors in the Hampton Bays, Westhampton Beach and Southampton school districts. The students are all enrolled in career and technical education programs through Eastern Suffolk BOCES.

The approximate $250-$300 per student scholarships will help defray the out-of-pocket cost of tools and other gear the students are required to supply for their future studies in the “building trades,” including carpentry, HVAC, plumbing and electrical.

This is the second year that the Southampton Business Alliance has provided the scholarships with the goal of helping to build a pipeline of skilled workers on the East End while helping parents with the burden of toolbox costs. Last year, the alliance provided $5,600 in scholarships.

“College isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great local jobs available,” said Sheryl Heather, Executive Director of the Southampton Business Alliance. “We are fortunate in our area to have many high-paying positions in the building trades, and to be able to make an inroad into local workforce development is a very big deal to us.”

Golden Canes Continue Mission Despite COVID

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Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Westhampton Beach High School sophomores Sydney Anastasia, Sean Bass and Kaitlyn Mcdermott have found creative ways to continue raising money for childhood cancer causes.

Working under the name the Golden Canes, the three have raised nearly $6,000 over the past two years for organizations including Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“It has become more challenging with COVID,” said Anastasia. “Every day, we try to think of new ways that we can raise money.”

With social distancing guidelines in place, the students can’t be as interactive as they had been in the past. To adjust, they turned to social media, where they kicked off their September campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Together, they started a tea fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Million Mile 2000 where donors could pledge money for the Golden Canes to run, walk or bike. The effort proved fruitful, yielding $2,300 in pledges. The students also planned and held a socially distanced yard sale and lemonade stand, where they raised another $650.

The group aims to continue their philanthropic efforts this school year and beyond through a variety of fundraising campaigns, including the Macy’s Believe letter-writing campaign, in which Macy’s provides funding to Make-A-Wish for every letter to Santa that they receive. The students are also exploring ways to help the Ronald McDonald House.

The Golden Canes started their mission as eighth graders heading into their freshman year.

“We saw a lot of fundraisers happening and thought, what if we did something like that?” said Anastasia. “Knowing you are helping kids, even if it’s something as simple as a lunch, is a good feeling.”

The group chose to focus on childhood cancer awareness, as it is an issue near and dear to Anastasia’s heart. She is a six-year survivor of lymphoma, having been diagnosed at the age of 9.

Seniors Commended in National Merit Program

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Four Westhampton Beach High School seniors have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program as a result of their outstanding scores on the qualifying exam.

Seniors Ellen Floegel, Joshua Kaplan, Jane Paulson and John Shannon are among 34,000 students throughout the nation to earn this distinction and be recognized for their “exceptional academic promise.” To earn the title, they placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT.

The Westhampton Beach School District congratulates each of these students on this prestigious accomplishment.

All-State Student-Musicians Named

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Westhampton Beach High School seniors Josh Kaplan, Evan Lockwood and Mario Ortiz have been selected to perform with the mixed chorus at the prestigious New York State School Music Association All-State Festival, to be held virtually Dec. 3-5.

Normally, students are selected based on their solo performances at NYSSMA adjudications the prior spring. However, due to COVID-19 and NYSSMA cancellations, the students were named based on scores they received during their 2018-19 adjudications. Teacher recommendations also played a role.

Additionally, senior Hannah Parsons was selected as an alternate for the mixed chorus.

The Westhampton Beach School District congratulates each of these students on their musical accomplishments.