420 Inducted into WLHS

On consecutive Thursdays, High Schools East and West conducted their respective ceremonies to induct students into the World Language Honor Society. A total of 420 students representing both schools were inducted into at least one of the four honor societies representing the French, German, Italian and Spanish languages. This included a record number of students …


Personalized Projects

Family and Consumer Sciences sixth-grade students at Nesaquake Middle School  ​recently applied the many newly-gained skills they learned in class while crafting personalized, handmade pillows. Decision-making, resource management and time management ​are among the important skills they learn and incorporate into their projects.  


Students Measure the Planet

Well before (1,700 years) Christopher Columbus discovered America, the Greek mathematician Eratosthenes measured the diameter of the Earth. Students at Smithtown High Schools East and West recently collaborated with students from Brazil to re-enact his calculation. Students measured the length of a shadow to calculate the angle of the sun at exactly solar noon, which …


“Plant a Bulb” an AEL Tradition

This year’s annual “Plant a Bulb” event took place on Thursday, October 3rd. With the help of our wonderful parent volunteers, new students, faculty, and staff gathered in the courtyard to each plant their own bulb. With this gesture, participants ensured not only the success of the growing plant but the success of each of …


Youth for Peace

“There is no path to peace, peace is the path,” said Mahatma Gandhi. The Leadership Class students of Smithtown High School East embodied that quote when they delivered a moving presentation at a gathering at the Suffolk County offices in Hauppauge to promote peace through the message of the Shanti Fund. Each year, the Shanti …


Tech Students Flipping Over Their Crafts

Sixth-grade technology students at Nesaquake Middle School are completing a gymnast project designed to educate them on the correct use of hand tools, such as the back saw, bow saw, sanding blocks, assorted files and screwdrivers. They are crafting handheld gymnasts from wood and rope, with the rope serving as the bar to enable the wooden …