Main Office: (631) 382-2705
Health Office: (631) 382-2710
Attendance Office: (631) 382-2716
Counseling Center: (631) 382-2750
Principal - Mr. Robert J. Rose (631) 382-2705
Assistant Principal - Mr. Aleci: Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC)
Assistant Principal - Mr. Pettis: Dignity Act Coordinator
Assistant Principal - Ms. Stech: (631) 382-2761
Hello HSE Senior Parents,
Please be aware that Cap and Gown sales are still going on in the main office. However, if you are purchasing a lawn sign as well, the deadline for that specific purchase is Monday, March 14th. Checks can be made out to: Jostens Inc. in the amount of $8.50 per sign and can be dropped off in the Main Office. Thank you!
Mr. Robert Rose
The USDA has extended the free breakfast and free lunch offerings for all school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program through June 2022. Therefore, all students remain eligible for breakfast and lunch at no cost for the entire 2021-2022 school year. Please note that a' la carte items are not considered "meals" and do not qualify as free, but are still available for purchase. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE INDIVIDUAL CARTONS OF MILK, INDIVIDUAL JUICE, BEVERAGES, SNACKS, INDIVIDUAL FRUIT. For additional information, please contact Child Nutrition at 631-382-5000.
Congratulations to the Smithtown High School East Gold Cord recipients!
144 seniors were honored today for maintaining a 4.0 GPA for four consecutive years of high school. Assistant Superintendent Kevin Simmons presented the gold cords which the students will wear at graduation. Additionally, Principal Rob Rose handed each student a plaque.
Students were also called out for recognition, looked back at their most memorable high school moments and announced their future college endeavors.
Date Added: 5/19/2022
High School East seniors Sarah Schubel and Jonathan Chung were honored Wednesday night by County Executive Steve Bellone with proclamations for placing as Regeneron STS scholars.
Sarah and Jonathan, along with High School East science teacher Maria Zeitlin, attended Bellone’s State Of The County address.
In their research, Sarah investigated a mechanism
for neurodevelopmental disorders utilizing zebrafish as model organisms. Mutating NMDA receptors allowed her to look at the physiological defects that resulted.
Jonathan investigated the changes of the coral microbiome under heat stress which is what would occur during oceanic warming. It was found that populations of corals which had heat-loving bacteria on them would have a higher resistance to coral bleaching.
Date Added: 5/18/2022
Congratulations to Smithtown High School East's Sarah Schubel and High School West's Tyler Nagosky for placing third and fourth respectively in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh.
ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition. Each year, it brings together approximately 1800 of the world’s most accomplished high school students from more than 80 countries to showcase their independent science research. Students present their work to scientists and engineers who judge them on their creative ability and scientific thought, as well as the thoroughness, skill and clarity shown in their project.
Smithtown High School East students learned about New York City culture, through food!
Mr. Cummings and Mr. Minton took the Social Studies Honor Society and the AP Human Geography class on a NYC trip on Monday, May 16th.
Students visited the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and did a multi-ethnic eating tour of the lower east side, learning the culture and history of NY through food.
Date Added: 5/17/2022
Students from the Smithtown Robotics team visited Dogwood Elementary School today for a little show and tell!
The robotics team, comprised of HS East and West students, spent six weeks designing and building their robot through the national organization FIRST.
The group encouraged kids to join the robotics team in the future, explaining how it helps with problem solving.
The Smithtown Robotics is a group of students, mentors, and parents from Smithtown.
The group was founded in September 2001 and in every winter since, has competed in national competitions.
Head to our instagram page to see the robot in action!
Fourteen High School East and High School West students were honored today for their dedication and perseverance by the Smithtown Rotary Club.
Every district high school guidance counselor recommended one student who has overcome significant obstacles or adversity to excel in school.
The 2022 Smithtown Rotary Club Award winners are:
Dean Valente, Suraj Sharma, Isabella Donohue, Kathryn Peet, Jillian Kelly, Gianna Ceseretti, Christina Flores, Leidy Rivas, Terrell Lambacker, Alexander Manno, Camille Cunningham, Nina Ottesen and Daniel Wieser.
Date Added: 5/12/2022
The Board of Education had a chance to hear from High School East Leadership teacher Ms.Morgan Tavis and Leadership Co-President Matthew Dowd, Monday night regarding the benefits and successes of the Leadership group.
Dowd expressed how student experiences with Smithtown East Leadership positively affected their lives.
Smithtown East Leadership strives to bring forward student participation in school events, ultimately giving them crucial experiences for their futures.
More than $4,000 in scholarship money was raised recently by the Friends of Music of Smithtown.
The students, of Smithtown High School East and West helped raise $4,200.00 for graduating senior scholarships for the music program.
The Friends of Music of Smithtown is a community of parents, educators, admistrators, students and alumni who are committed to supporting and advocating for music education in the Smithtown School District.
Date Added: 5/10/2022
Smithtown native Jon Gordon preached the power of positivity to High School East and West students in full-school assemblies on Friday.
Gordon, a best-selling author and 1989 High School East alum, returned home to offer the motivational techniques that professional sports organizations and Fortune 500 companies frequently enlist him to share.
Gordon told the students about the “Five D’s” that can negatively affect success:
• Doubt about the future, rather than focusing on winning the day.
• Distortion, rather than speaking truth to the negative thoughts in the mind and externally.
• Discouragement, rather than encouragement.
• Distractions, such as comparing ourselves to others on social media.
• Dividing rather than uniting.
“I came back to share how you defeat those five Ds and defeat the battle in your mind,” Gordon said.
Gordon is the author of “The Energy Bus,” “The Carpenter,” “Training Camp,” “The Power of Positive Leadership,” “The Power of a Positive Team,” “The Coffee Bean” and his latest, “Row the Boat.”
His ’Positive Pledge’ includes: “I pledge to be a positive person and positive influence on my family, friends, coworkers and community. I promise to be positively contagious and share more smiles, laughter, encouragement and joy with those around me. I vow to stay positive in the face of negativity. When I am surrounded by pessimism, I will choose optimism. When I feel fear, I will choose faith. When I want to hate, I will choose love. When I want to be bitter, I will choose to get better. When I experience a challenge, I will look for opportunity to learn and grow. When faced with adversity, I will find strength. When I experience a setback, I will be resilient.”
Date Added: 4/29/2022
Students at High School East celebrated ‘Poetry Day’ on Friday by reciting poems for classmates and engaging in other activities in the school’s library.
The poetry-themed events, held to coincide National Poetry Month, also included a quiz game in which students answered on their phones, Mad Lib poetry, and a station in which students changed the words of existing poems.
Date Added: 4/29/2022
The College Marketing classes at High School East and High School West worked in collaboration with The Smithtown Green Team Committee on a project to design a logo and tagline for the environmentally conscious group.
Students submitted their designs, and Green Team committee members chose the winners.
Julia Keleher, a senior from High School East, had the winning logo design. And Natalie Boeri (pictured), a High School West junior, had the winning tagline, “Green Side Pride.”
The Green Team committee co-chairs are Beth Finger and Dan Leddy.
High School East marketing teacher Matt Hennings and High School West marketing teacher Denise Massimo helped guide the project along with CTE director Christine LoFrese.
The Smithtown Green Team is a group of environmentally passionate students, parents, teachers and staff from throughout the Smithtown Central School District and the local community. The group, in part, aims to reduce the carbon footprint of our schools.
Date Added: 4/29/2022
Smithtown Robotics headed to Houston during the recent spring break to support teammate John Galletta at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston.
Galletta, a High School West student, had been nominated as a FIRST Robotics Dean's List finalist at the SBPLI #2 Long Island Regional at Hofstra University in March.
Galletta had the opportunity to meet FIRST Robotics founder Dean Kamen and other important figures within the robotics community during the trip to the Lonestar State.
While attending the competition, all of the students visited with numerous representatives from national technology organizations, including NASA and Disney Imagineering. Students also attended a variety of conferences pertaining to the latest technology in robot construction and gained information to improve FIRST Robotics team operations.
The students plan to use this knowledge to improve future robots, the District’s robotics team and the Smithtown community.
Date Added: 4/29/2022
May 17, 2022
2022-2023 Smithtown Central School District Budget Results
Budget Vote - Proposition #1
Budget Passed [5,250 - 2,460]
Establish Capital Reserve - Proposition #2
Proposition #2 Passed [5,249- 2,241]
Board of Education Results
Seat of Michael Catalanotto
Michael Catalanotto (1A): 4,582
Charles Fisher (1B): 3,201
Seat of Michael Saidens
Michael Saidens (2A): 4,590
Angela Kouvel (2B): 3,157
Catalanotto, Saidens elected to the Board of Education.