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GCHS International Photo Winner Featured on PSA Website

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Glen Cove High School senior Michel Quezada-Cordova placed first last spring in the Photographic Society of America’s international youth photography competition’s portrait category. 

Michel’s portrait of classmate Michelle Bratcher was a recreation of Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring.” The photographer and model executed the striking portrait that can now be seen at

Michel has had several photography wins throughout her high school career, all of which her family and photography teacher Melissa Johnides are incredibly proud of.   

‘What Lifts You’ at Landing?

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Landing School teachers Monica Altamirano, Jean Bennardo, Margaret Clark and Melissa Harechmak recently approached interim building principal Alexa Doeschner with an idea for a community building art installation to be displayed at Open School Night.  

The group learned of artist Kelsey Montague, who began a campaign of painting murals of wings around the world, and attaching the prompt “What Lifts You?” to the art work. People enjoy taking pictures in front of these murals, reflecting on what lifts them and tagging themselves to the hashtag #WhatLiftsYou.  
For Landing’s own version of this uplifting campaign, art teacher Jean Bennardo drew an outline of the wings and templates of feathers that were given to students and staff. Ms. Doeschner then asked all students and staff to answer the question “What Lifts You?” in one or two words. The feathers came in on the same day as Open School Night, and Ms. Altamirano, Ms. Bennardo and Ms. Harechmak worked with student-volunteers to paste each feather onto the wings. Student and staff responses included “family,” “sports,” “pets,” “my teacher,” “God” and “all of you.” The result is a display of overwhelming positivity and community, and serves as a visual reminder of what lifts Landing.

Glen Cove Football Hosts First Responders and Military Personnel

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This Saturday, Sept. 21, the Glen Cove varsity football team will be having its first home football game. It will also be the district’s First Responder and Military Day, when the school community will be honoring local first responders. During halftime, Glen Cove High School teacher Scott Johnson, who is being deployed next month, will be honored for his military service. All are welcome to this wonderful community event. The game kicks off at 2 p.m.

Family STREAM Night

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All K-5 families are invited to join us at Family STREAM Night, Tuesday, October 22nd from 6:00-8:15 at Glen Cove High School. The evening will feature opportunities to get creative with hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Please register at the following link-paper copies are available in the main office of your child's school.

Family STREAM Night Sign Up

Check in begins at 5:45 outside of the high school auditorium. Please park in the front of the building and enter through the main entrance.

Glen Cove Athlete Featured in Newsday

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Glen Cove High School’s football quarterback Devon Christopher was featured in Newsday’s Sept. 1 issue as one of the top players to follow in Nassau County Conference III football. Congratulations to Devon and best of luck this year!