Getting Colorful for Cohen’s

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The High School East girls varsity volleyball team community service project benefited the child life department at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The team created coloring packets to provide to patients at the medical center. These packets allow patients to be distracted and express their feelings through art. 

DECA Senior Raising Awareness for Mental Health

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High School East senior and co-president of DECA Alexis Albert addressed the Suffolk County Legislators on Oct. 2 imploring them to approve a bill that she helped to develop with Legis. Robert Trotta making November “Teen Mental Health Awareness Month” in Suffolk County. Her efforts are part of a larger DECA community awareness campaign that she is running throughout the district this school year called BREATHE (Boosting, Reforming, and Enriching Access To Health Education). Pictured from left, Legis. Robert Trotta, Alexis Albert and Matthew Hennings, High School East DECA co-adviser. 

East Cleans Up

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Students in Ms. Tavis’ leadership class at High School East were busy doing a fall clean up and planting for their beautification project.  

Fifteen Named Commended Students

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Seven students from High School East and eight students from High School West have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

To qualify, a student must have demonstrated outstanding performance on the 2018 PSAT exam. Participants must have scored at or above the Commended Student selected index score. The district congratulates the following Commended Students: High School East – Lara Cain, Christopher Dervan, William Hayfield, Ammara Mehkri, Shubh Thaker, Caitlin Wilkinson and Ike Zhang; High School West – Justin Grafstein, Stephanie Lin, Kate Manalastas, Luke Muratore, William Priebe, Carolyn Qu, Elizabeth Yaboni and Charles Zhao.

HSE’s Explorers Venture Out to Ocean

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Students in Mr. Davy’s oceans class at High School East enjoyed a day of marine life observations and exploration on the R/V Paumanok in Southampton. They compared the environments of the upper photic (sunlight) zone to the benthic (lower) zone and observed the differences in different types of organisms and species. They also used an otter trawl to collect the fish, including fluke, tropical fish, pipefish, blackfish, seabass, a type of cod and a seahorse.