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

  

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


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Current News

Top Baseball Players

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The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to senior Jack Halloran and junior Frankie Noto who have been named to Newsday’s Top 100 Baseball Players list. Newsday noted that Halloran had 12 RBIs in his sophomore season and Noto is a three-year starter who plays the outfield and pitches.

Lacrosse Stars

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The Westhampton Beach School District extends its congratulations to seniors Jackie Amato and Maureen Duffy and junior Olivia Rongo who have been named to Newsday’s Top 100 Lacrosse Players list. Amato was recognized as a tough defender; Duffy for her speed and agility; and Rongo as a “turnover machine.”

Blue for a Cause

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Westhampton Beach High School junior Abby Edwards recently coordinated an Autism Awareness Day fundraiser that resulted in a donation of $12,000 to the Anderson Center for Autism. This is the fifth year that Edwards has held the event, which has reached schools across the East End.

Since inaugurating the fundraiser five years ago, Edwards has raised a whopping $30,000 for the Anderson Center. She began her mission in the seventh grade by hosting a pajama day for autism awareness at East Moriches Middle School. With much success, she expanded her endeavor, opening it up to other schools. Since then, eight schools have signed on. Among them was Westhampton Beach High School, where students and staff have worn blue clothing and blue ribbons in support of autism awareness.

“Little did I know that when I started this, I would be doing it annually, raising more than $30,000,” said Edwards.

Edwards said she started the fundraiser in honor of her brother, who attends the Anderson Center. “I have always been super close with my brother, so having him living away from home is always difficult,” she said. “However, the Anderson Center has made it easier for my family and I because we know how much my brother and other Anderson students are cared for.”

Edwards said donations are sent to her through a website she launched, www.autismawarenesspjday.com. The site also includes information about autism and links to resources.

Aside from hosting the annual fundraiser, Edwards is a Girl Scout and a member of her school’s Youth to Youth Club.

Virtual Business Takes Third in the Nation

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Five Virtual Enterprise students from Westhampton Beach High School recently took third place in the VE National Business Plan Competition.

“This was an amazing accomplishment for our students, as they competed against approximately 600 schools from across the country,” said Virtual Enterprise teacher Amy Demchak.

To earn the placement, Valerie Finke, Jackie Glaser, Jade Jackey, Bridget Lopez and Emma Strebel designed and presented their own virtual business. Their startup, a virtual financial education company, produces short, engaging videos in an effort to improve financial literacy among their Generation Z consumer base. Their “revenue” is generated from business advertisements that appear at the end of their videos, allowing them to provide their educational videos for free. The company also offers scholarship searches, tutoring services and financial webinars. Their video series, “Mo’ Tips,” is available free of charge on YouTube.

The Westhampton Beach School District congratulates these students on an outstanding job.

Westhampton Beach HS Performs ‘All Because of Agatha’

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Under the direction of Rosemary Cline, Westhampton Beach High School thespians presented an amazing stage reading of “All Because of Agatha” on April 16, 17 and 18. Parents were permitted to watch in-person during the socially distanced performances, which were also livestreamed.