Sharpening Their Saws

Tackan Elementary School recently held “Sharpen the Saw Day,” in which students were given the opportunity to choose from three workshops to help them to effectively balance their schoolwork with play. The Tackan PTA also sponsored an assembly titled “The Brain Show” in conjunction with the day’s events. Sharpen the Saw Day is the seventh …


MVP Honors

Congratulations to High School East graduate and Bulls varsity football quarterback John Daniggelis who led the Long Island All-Star team to a 34-27 victory over New York City in the 20th Empire Challenge game played at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium. John was named the game’s MVP as he ran for 66 yards, passed for 121 …


Kids Have Their Elders Covered

Christine Provenzano’s fifth-grade class at Smithtown Elementary School constructed homemade blankets for the elderly for their third community service project of the year. The class plans to donate the blankets to residents at the Sunrise Nursing Home. Special thanks to Alyssa Provenzano and her friend Kim who volunteered their time to help the class with their …


Poetry Night

More than 60 Tackan Elementary School fourth-graders gathered on the front porch of the historic Deepwells Mansion to read poetry to family and friends during the school’s eighth annual Art and Poetry Night. Student artwork and poetry were also on display throughout the mansion, as Musicology of Smithtown and jazz musicians from the Smithtown CSD …


Club Entertainers

The High School East Chamber Choir recently treated more than 100 members of Club Moriches at Fairfield in St. James to an outstanding performance. Under the direction of Mark Hegreness, the HSE Camber Choir entertained club members for 30 minutes and included an original piece written by Joseph DeMato-Garcia, a choir member. According to Hegreness, …


Thinking About the Future

With the year coming to an end, the Smithtown CSD Guidance Department coordinated an evening to get undergrads, specifically sophomores, to start thinking about their futures and preparing for the postsecondary planning and college admissions processes. High Schools East and West held a joint sophomore information night in the HSE auditorium titled “Junior Year and …


Helping Hands

Third-grade students in Annemarie Polito’s class at Branch Brook Elementary School recently dedicated part of their day to helping victims of Nepal’s devastating earthquakes.  Under the direction of Cheryl Pipia, president and founder of the nonprofit organization City Chik, students crafted bracelets out of beads from Nepal. The bracelets will be sold through City Chik, …

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