By Ava Aschettino
OBHS proudly welcomes new Supervisor of LOTE (Languages Other Than English), Dr. Marisa Bel.
Hailing from Albany, New York, Dr. Bel attended the University of Albany and graduated with a degree in Politics and International Relations. She then attended the College of Saint Rose for her master’s degree and after graduation made her way back to Albany to obtain her doctoral degree in administration. She taught for 10 years as a middle school Spanish teacher and later served as the Supervisor of ENL in the Bethlehem Central School District, which had an immense student body of 6,000 to 7,000 kids.
By Matthew Tepper
Oyster Bay High School welcomes Mr. Kevin Leach, a former science teacher, as the new Assistant Principal for grades 10-12.
Mr. Leach recently shared that his love of earth science began in high school. After tutoring a fellow student, he realized he could have an impact on a peer. The teaching profession sparked his interest after this experience. Mr. Leach went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Space Science and a Master of Arts in Science Education from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
By Beryl Rosenberg
Oyster Bay High School welcomed many new teachers to the district for the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Pang, the new College and AP Physics teacher, is excited to continue her first year here at OBHS.
Ms. Pang grew up in Jilin, China, and says that from a young age she “always liked to take care of [her] younger cousins,” which led her to choose a career in teaching.
By Jillian Haguisan
Basil is considered one of the most essential spices in cuisine, and Tumminello’s Fine Basil knows that. Established and run by junior Calogero “Cal” Tumminello, the company provides its customers fresh, homegrown basil plants imported directly from Italy.
The basil seeds are imported from a family store in Italy, and then they are grown on Long Island in Cal’s family garden.
While Cal’s garden has always grown various types of herbs, there was no basil. “My dad always talked about growing basil,” Cal shares. “I decided I was going to [grow] it, and then I said, ‘Hey, why don’t I sell it, too?’”
By: Kevin Biggiani
During a recent fun-filled, October Friday evening, thirty-five members of the Oyster Bay High School Wind Ensemble enjoyed a night of bowling at the AMF Syosset Bowl. The conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Mr. Matthew Sisia, organized the event to allow OBHS musicians an opportunity to bond as a group.
Mr. Sisia was “impressed with the number of students who attended the event” and credited the students as a group for coming up with the idea of going bowling.
By Jillian Haguisan
On October 12th, the OBHS Varsity Football Team, the Baymen, faced Carle Place, the Wild Frogs, at the 2019 Homecoming game. Oyster Bay fought tirelessly against Carle Place despite the Wild Frogs’ 23-6 win.
Preparation for Homecoming spanned the week leading up to the big game. The Varsity Cheerleading Team practiced every day in order to perfect their routine in time.
By: Ava Aschettino
On Friday, October 11th, OBHS held its annual pep rally. While some may have only been excited about the shortened class periods, for many, the pep rally is a highly anticipated finale of spirit week. This year, “Movie Genres” was the theme of the event, allowing students to showcase their creativity and garnering some fierce competition
By Jackson Troxler
Hailing from Holbrook, New York, Ms. Kelly-Ann Boeschen serves as the new family and consumer sciences teacher this year. Since taking the course herself in 7th grade, Ms. Boeschen has loved that family and consumer sciences gives kids the skills they will need to be more independent in life.
By Stefanie Sadocha
Oyster Bay High School welcomed new faculty members to the district this fall. Among them, Mrs. Rebecca Menuzzo is pleased to be the new Middle Level Assistant Principal. Mrs. Menuzzo is dedicated to maintaining a positive environment for both students and faculty.
Originally from Merrick, Long Island, Menuzzo attended Nassau Community College and Long Island University, where she received her Undergraduate Degree in English Education. She then continued her education at Queens College, where she received her Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Mrs. Menuzzo also has a second Master’s Degree from the American College of Education in Administration.
By Isabella Skvarla
As the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close and students look forward to summer, Oyster Bay High School’s Class of 2019 is making preparations to close one chapter and open another. For Oyster Bay’s Valedictorian, Jason Hom, the end of senior year presents a unique opportunity to reflect on the experiences he has had with his teachers and peers during his time at Oyster Bay. Jason expresses the emotions surrounding the end of high school perfectly, saying, “I have mixed emotions. It’s been something we’ve all been looking forward to as a milestone, but at the same time, it’s strange to be over with this part of my life.”