George W. Hewlett High School
George W. Hewlett High School (commonly known as Hewlett High School, and replacing Woodmere High School) is a four-year public high school in Hewlett, New York. Located in the Five Towns area of Long Island, it is the only high school in the Hewlett-Woodmere Public School District (District 14).
|George W. Hewlett High School|
60 Everit Avenue
Hewlett, New York 11557
|Type||Public High School|
|Motto||"Make it a good day or not, the choice is up to you!"|
|School district||Hewlett-Woodmere School District|
|Faculty||101.21 (as of 2017-2018) FTEs|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Enrollment||1,072 (as of 2016-17)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.6:1|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,043 students and 90.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.6:1. There were 127 students (12.2% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 59 (5.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Hewlett is a National Academy of Music Arts and Sciences school and is one of three Nassau County Districts "that is certified as a CISCO CCNA Academy". There are 18 different Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses, including AP Physics C and AP Calculus BC, as well as several different courses for college credit through Syracuse University, Long Island University, and more.
The school newspaper is the Spectrum. It is currently run by Rick Royals.
The history bowl team qualified for internationals in the 2018-2019 year. The team consists of varsity and junior varsity (determined by age).
There are three robotics teams in Hewlett: Roboboogie, Innovo, and Bionica. These teams are part of the FTC (First Tech Challenge). Roboboogie was the first team created by the school while Bionica is an all girls' team. The teams are under the guidance of Janine Torresson.
There is an active drama program (including a chapter of the International Thespian Society (ITS). School Clubs include chapters of the National Honor Society and DECA. Other activities include a Student Council, Model Congress and Mock Trial teams and various financial clubs.
The Art Club is also an active program in HHS, where many students get together to create art. In 2011, the Hewlett Art club was asked to help out at a fundraiser for a program held at the Seawane Country Club.
The football field plays host to Turkeybowl - an annual football game dedicated to the memory of Adam Barsel, played by the graduates of the class of 2003.
The Stock Market Club has about 150 members as of Fall 2014.
The chess club was created in the 2019-2020 school year by student Alex Breslav.
The sports teams' nickname (and mascot) is the Bulldogs. Previously the nickname was the Bluejackets - after the sailors who wore blue pea coat jackets in the U.S. Navy.
The fencing team is run under Deidre Chambers and is currently captained by Matthias Cho.
Many of Hewlett High School's more distinguished alumni have been recognized by plaques on the school's walls that name them as members of the school's Alumni Hall of Fame. The following are among the school's notable former students:
- Ross Bleckner (1967) - artist
- Brian Burns - Emmy Nominated Writer and Producer Entourage, Blue Bloods, and Daddy's Home (film)
- Edward Burns (1986) - actor, producer, writer, and director
- Howard Deutch - director of several hit movies, married to actress Lea Thompson
- Jimmy Diresta (1985) - television personality, Dirty Money
- John DiResta (1982) - comedian
- Meredith Eaton actress known for such shows as Boston Legal and NCIS
- Gordon Edelstein (1972) - artistic director of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut
- Jane Friedman - President and CEO, HarperCollins; recently named on Vanity Fair's list of 200 Women Legends, Leaders and Trailblazers
- Jeffrey M. Friedman (1971) - scientist
- Lisa Glasberg (AKA Lisa G.) (1974) - NYC radio DJ
- Barbara Gaines (1975) - Late Night with David Letterman Emmy Award-winning producer
- Jordan Gelber (1993) - film, TV and Broadway actor, all-around bon-vivant, and summer stock
- Rande Gerber (1980) - nightclub owner, married to Cindy Crawford
- Brent Glass (1965) - director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
- Louise Glück (1961) - poet, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1993, United States Poet Laureate 2003-04
- Larry "Melrose Larry Green" Greenblatt
- Carolyn Gusoff (1980) - news anchor/reporter WNBC Channel 4, NYC
- David M. Israel (1980) - TV producer and writer
- Donna Karan (1966) - fashion designer
- Peter Keisler (1977) - Supreme Court law clerk and former acting Attorney General of the United States
- Tony Kornheiser (1965) - sportscaster/sportswriter, ESPN's Pardon the Interruption
- Gwen Marcus (1974) - Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Showtime (TV network)
- Bruce Murray (1981) - radio sportscaster
- Modi Rosenfeld (1988) - comedian, actor
- Seth Rudetsky - Emmy Award-winning writer at The Rosie O'Donnell Show, musician, radio personality
- Max Seibald (2005) - player for Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse and Philadelphia Wings of National Lacrosse League
- Neal Simon (1986) - CEO of Bronfman Rothschild
- Dr. Joe Sobel (1963) - meteorologist, AccuWeather
- Jim Steinman (1965) - musical producer, known for collaboration with Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler
- Jonathan Tiomkin (1997) - Olympic athlete (fencing), member of gold-medal 2003 Pan Am Games team; silver medalist individually; 2003 and 1999 U.S. national champion
- Van Toffler (1976) - president of Viacom's Music & Logo Group, including MTV and VH1
- Stuart Weitzman (1958) - shoe designer
- Alan Zweibel (1968) - screenwriter and comedy writer, Saturday Night Live
- School data for George W Hewlett High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Outstanding Programs, accessed October 2, 2006
- Hewlett-Woodmere Alumni Association Hall of Fame website, accessed May 2, 2008, and Hewlett-Woodmere Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductees, backed up by Internet Archive as of June 23, 2007, accessed April 23, 2007.
- Harrison, Helen A. "LIVES IN ART: Building Up, Taking Apart; An Artist's Investigation Of Loss and Memory", The New York Times, January 2, 2005. Accessed March 31, 2008. "And although he found few kindred spirits among his classmates at George W. Hewlett High School, he had art teachers who basically let me sit in art class whenever I wanted -- before school, during school and after school -- and play around."
- "1966: Donna Karan Graduates from Hewlett High School", Newsday. Access*ed June 11, 2007.
- Van Gelder, Lawrence. "INTERVIEW; Her Winning Way With Fashion", The New York Times, October 16, 1977. Accessed September 15, 2008. "And suddenly, at the age of 29, Donna Karan, who grew up in Woodmere, Who lied about her age to begin selling women's clothes at 14 in Cedarhurst, and who now lives in Lawrence, was at the top of her fashion world."
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-17. Retrieved 2008-10-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Joe Sobel
- Jon Tiomkin
- McGee, Celia.