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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

Freshman Orientation

PSAT Letter for 11th Grade Students

Senior Collection Information

Social and Emotional Learning Resources

Virtual Field Trip List

Community Service Info and Form

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


 


Senior Athlete Awards

 


Celebrating Senior College Selections.



National Honor Society 

Westhampton Beach High School is proud to announce that 56 students have been selected as our newest members of the National Honor Society, one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for students. The candle-lighting ceremony for official induction has been postponed to the fall due to the COVID-19-related school closure. 
To be eligible for membership, the students were required to maintain an unweighted GPA of 92 or better; meet the standards of leadership, service, citizenship and character; and complete at least 45 hours of community service.  
Congratulations to our newest inductees!
Please click on the link below to meet our National Honor Society Members.

National Honor Society Inductees


HS Academic Awards

 


CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate through this difficult time.  

As you are aware, Westhampton Beach School District will be closed now through the end of the school year.  Although the students will not be in school, we want to ensure that learning continues. All High School students are to check with their individual classroom teachers for assignments. If their class utilizes Google Classroom, all assignments will be posted within. If the class does not utilize Google Classroom, please check respective teacher websites and/or email. 

Teachers and administrators will check email daily, please do not hesitate to reach out if needed.

Current News

Westhampton Beach Thespians Earn Teeny Awards

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Westhampton Beach High School students Sophie Cline and Jaden Jacino were named winners in the 18th annual Teeny Awards for the part they played in their school’s production of “Murder on the Orient Express.”

The announcement was made during a virtual ceremony streamed live from the Westhampton Beach PAC on July 23.

The Teeny Awards program recognizes student talent across 18 East End school districts.

The Westhampton Beach School District had a total of five students named as Teeny Award nominees:

Josh Kaplan, Lead Male in a Play
Sophie Cline, Lead Female in a Play
Molly Brennan, Supporting Female in a Play
Olivia Galway, Outstanding Performer in a Play or Musical
Jaden Jacino, Outstanding Poster Design

Westhampton Beach Graduate Named to 2020 NFF Team of Distinction

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Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2020 graduate Chris Daleo has been named a member of the 2020 National Football Foundation Team of Distinction. He is one of 82 athletes designated from a pool of 3,500.

“Chris is an amazing young man who we are extremely proud of,” said Athletic Director Kathy Masterson. “I look forward to the things he will do with his future.”

During his tenure at Westhampton Beach High School, Daleo was captain of the football team and class president. He is also an AP Scholar with Distinction and will attend the University of Virginia in the fall.

Daleo earned the honor not only for his athletic feats, but also his academic achievements and community involvement.

The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to Chris Daleo.

Congratulations to the Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2020

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On June 26, the Class of 2020 officially became alumni of Westhampton Beach High School during five separate ceremonies held on the school’s football field.

The graduation ceremonies kept as much to Hurricane tradition as possible despite gathering limitations due to COVID-19.

Wearing smiles through their masks, small groups of seniors lined up to march to “Pomp and Circumstance” as family members looked on from the stands.

The students were recognized for countless achievements in academics, athletics, science, the performing and fine arts, volunteerism, entrepreneurial endeavors, activism and humanitarian efforts.

During each ceremony, speakers including Principal Dr. Christopher Herr, student representatives, valedictorian Kay Horak and salutatorian Kathleen Kelly spoke of the great accomplishments of the Class of 2020 and their future.

“You will forever represent this community,” Dr. Herr said. “Go out and be leaders, make a difference, be good humans who care for your neighbors. And in a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

Senior class poet John Paul Ferrantino read a poem he composed, “The Sapling,” while class historian Jacob Croce spoke about memory-making events and offered, “We are all capable of doing great things. We can go anywhere.”

Salutatorian Kelly followed, saying that she enjoyed her time in Westhampton Beach and it is now time to enter a new chapter. “The last 18 years have prepared us well,” she remarked. “You have the power to generate change.” Valedictorian Horak also spoke about the lessons she learned at Westhampton Beach. Referencing the last several months and the impacts of COVID, she said, “Know your darker days do not define you. Channel heavy feelings to change the world.”

Before sending them off, Dr. Herr highlighted the accomplishments of the graduating class, noting that among them were 87 seniors graduating with an average of 90 or higher, 31 with an average of 95 or higher, eight National Merit Commended Students, one National Merit Scholar, two Girl Scout Gold Award recipients and five Boy Scout Eagle Scouts.

 


Westhampton Beach Senior Selects Coast Guard

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Aiming to serve the United States while receiving a great education, Westhampton Beach High School senior Emily Arpino has enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

“The missions of the Coast Guard are humanitarian, so after graduating, I will be able to contribute to saving lives, making our country’s bodies of water safer and protecting the nation,” said Arpino.

She is set to report on July 8.

Arpino was an active, well-rounded member of her high school community. She was on the varsity cheerleading team and was voted captain for the fall and winter seasons her senior year. She was also a competitive baton twirler. In addition, she dedicated much of her time to her school’s music department and, as a flutist, was named an alternate for the New York State School Music Association All-State Band in 2018.

Arpino’s interest in humanitarian work was evidenced by her philanthropic pursuits in high school. In her junior year, she started a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and raised over $4,000 for LI2Day by selling pink cheer bows to teams across Long Island. Through Rustic Pathways, a student travel program, she traveled to Costa Rica and Peru for community service purposes. She worked on a turtle conservation project at the Camaronal Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and assisted with a clean water project in the Sacred Valley in Peru.

In addition, Arpino was a religious education teacher for middle schoolers and part of the Immaculate Conception Youth Leadership Ministry.

“Through all these activities, I have gained leadership experience, which will carry into my career as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard,” she said.

Westhampton Beach Thespians Nominated for Teeny Awards

Five Westhampton Beach High School students have been named nominees in the 18th annual Teeny Awards for the part they played in their school’s production of “Murder on the Orient Express.”

The announcement was made during a virtual presentation on Facebook and Instagram Live on June 14. Awards will be presented virtually on July 23.

The Teeny Awards program recognizes student talent across 18 East End school districts.

The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to the following nominees:

Josh Kaplan, Lead Male in a Play
Sophie Cline, Lead Female in a Play
Molly Brennan, Supporting Female in a Play
Olivia Galway, Outstanding Performer in a Play or Musical
Jaden Jacino, Outstanding Poster Design