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Main Office: (631) 382-2905
Health Office: (631) 382-2925
Attendance Office: (631) 382-2915
Counseling Center: (631) 382-3020
Principal - Mr. Coady: (631) 382-2905
Assistant Principal - Mr. Freiberg:
Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC)
(631) 382-2970
Assistant Principal - Mr. Elsesser:
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(631) 382-2905
Assistant Principal - Mr. Solomon:
Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC)
(631) 382-2940
School Psychologist - Danielle DeMola:
Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC)
School Social Worker - Stephanie McKinney:
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Full STEAM Ahead for Smithtown Students

Full STEAM Ahead for Smithtown Students photo

On Oct. 26, 175 students from High School East and High School West attended a Lunch and Learn about the STEAM Careers program, organized by the district’s Industry Advisory Board STEAM Committee. The event was sponsored by LIU Post, Microsoft and the Robotics Booster Club.

Twenty-five companies and 12 colleges/post-secondary schools participated in the event. Students traveled around the library of Smithtown High School West, learning about the vast variety of careers in the science, technology, engineering, art/design and mathematics field.  

Microsoft, Disney Live Streaming, IBM, FAA, BAE Systems, D’Addario and many other companies demonstrated their goods and services and spoke to the Smithtown students about future career opportunities. Hofstra University, Adelphi University, St. Joseph’s College, Suffolk County Community College, LIU Post, the Aviation Academy, Hunter Business School and several other post-secondary institutions spoke to students about different majors and programs related to STEAM occupations.

Swim Team Dives in for Cure

Swim Team Dives in for Cure photo
Smithtown’s varsity girls swim and dive team participated in the fourth annual Breaststroke for Breast Cancer meet on Oct. 19. Joining together with other Suffolk County swim teams, the event raised $1,338.30 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for breast cancer research and treatment.

Cross-Country Team Takes Championship

Cross-Country Team Takes Championship photo

The Smithtown boys cross-country team won the overall Suffolk county team championship at Sunken Meadow on Oct. 23. The team average of 16:48.10 is the fastest Smithtown team ever to run at Sunken Meadow. Nick DeFelice led the charge with a fast 16:20.75. His time is the Smithtown High School West record and the second fastest time ever for a Smithtown athlete. Kevin Cawley followed closely behind for fourth overall in 16:34. Mike Danzi (16:50), David Cabello (16:58) and John Cuff (17:16) were the scoring five. Nick Muellers (17:40) and Brayden Vassilas (17:41) rounded out the team points.

East and West Teams Join Together for Memorial Game

East and West Teams Join Together for Memorial Game photo
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On Oct. 5, High School West field hockey took on High School East field hockey for the Diane Corey Memorial game. Corey was a three-sport athlete and enjoyed all sports during her time in the Smithtown Central School District. She was a true competitor who loved field hockey. Diane’s family established a scholarship in her memory, which is awarded annually to seniors on the East and West girls field hockey teams based on their talents on the field, contributions to the community and to their team.

Four HSW Seniors Named National Hispanic Scholars

Four HSW Seniors Named National Hispanic Scholars photo
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Four High School West students – David Cabello, Alex Rodriguez, James Rogers and Jillian Unkenholz ¬– have been recognized as 2018-2019 National Hispanic Scholars. 

Each year, the National Hispanic Recognition Program honors more than 7,000 academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT, maintain a cumulative 3.5 grade-point average or higher through junior year and are at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino.

The National Hispanic Recognition Program was initiated in 1983 by the College Board to identify outstanding Hispanic high school students and to share information about these academically well-prepared students with subscribing colleges and universities.

HSW Girls Soccer Champions

HSW Girls Soccer Champions photo
The West girls soccer team is Suffolk County Champions! They will play for the Long Island Championship on Nov. 3 @ 7:30 at Islip High School against Syosset. Congratulations!

Smithtown Boasts 17 Commended Students

Smithtown Boasts 17 Commended Students photo
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Seventeen students from High School East and High School West have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

From High School East, the following students were honored:  
Jordyn Christophides, Sandeepna Eranki, Brianna Foster, Ryland Douglas, Alexa Hickey, Thomas Fanning and Alexis McCauley-Pearl. From High School West, the following students were recognized: Michael Alessio, Gretchen Burmeister, David Cabello, Anthony De Mayo, Rebecca Farrell, Nicholas Muellers, Jaden O’Brien, James Rogers, Dante Sasso and Matthew Schuchman.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


Honoring St. James ES Teacher’s Memory

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High School West held the ninth annual Play 4 the Cure field hockey game honoring the memory of St. James Elementary School teacher Sara Long Harte on Sept. 28. Each year, Smithtown High School West girls field hockey team dedicate a game to Ms. Harte, who passed away from breast cancer nine years ago. Ms. Harte taught at St. James Elementary School, the same school she attended as a child. Her impact throughout the community lives on today through a scholarship fund, a memorial garden and a handcrafted picket fence in front of St. James Elementary, which was built in her honor by a former student. 

Celebrating Homecoming and Victory at HSW

Celebrating Homecoming and Victory at HSW photo

It was a day of fun, food, festivities and football at High School West on Oct. 20 as the local community celebrated with the annual homecoming carnival and football game. Not only did kids get to enjoy some inflatables, games and activities, but the crowd left happy, as the Bulls were victorious against visiting Riverhead, 25-13.

Before the game kicked off, senior cheerleaders and football players were recognized for their years of commitment to High School West. They individually welcomed their loved ones onto the football field to take part in the special celebration. Once the football game started, it was back to business. The first half was full of back-and-forth action, but after an exceptional halftime show provided by the cheerleaders and Whisperettes kick line, West controlled the second half, leading to their victory. 

Matt Caddigan led the way with 145 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and on defense, the Bulls held up strong. Jharius Bernard picked off a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown, and Spencer Frank had an interception of his own, which led to a Chris Bruce-Tagoe 29-yard touchdown score. Ethan Vanderbrink led the defense with 12 tackles and four sacks in what was a true team win.

As is the annual homecoming tradition, the homecoming king and queen were recognized at halftime. The crowd erupted as Patrick Kinane and Chloe Mango were named king and queen, respectively. 

Mechanical Bulls Start Season Off Right

Mechanical Bulls Start Season Off Right photo
During the weekend of Sept. 29, the robotics team – the Mechanical Bulls – competed in the seventh annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational. This was their first competition since March, and it provided a great opportunity to introduce new members to competition and test out new drivers. 

Together with Team 871, the West Islip Robotechs, Team 2875, the Cold Spring Harbor Cyberhawks, and Team 6423, the Ward Melville Iron Patriots, they were able to make the finals and win the invitational. 

The team is now beginning their global build and competition season where they receive a game challenge and six weeks to design, fabricate, wire, program and test a new robot from scratch to compete in regional events.
 

Student-Musicians Selected for Ensembles

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Twenty-eight 11th and 12th grade students from the district have been selected to represent their schools in the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education All-County Festival. In addition, 10 of those students have also been chosen for the New York State School Music Association’s All-State Ensembles.

Anthony D’Amore (alto saxophone) from High School East was selected by the National Association for Music Education for the All-National Ensembles from Nov. 25-28 in Orlando, Florida.

As a result of high solo scores at the NYSSMA All-State solo festival last year, these musicians will be performing with the best musicians in all of Suffolk County Nov. 16 at Hauppauge High School. All-State student-musicians will perform in Rochester during Nov. 29-Dec. 2. 

BOE Commends Scholars

BOE Commends Scholars photo
The eight seniors who were among 16,000 students across the county who were named semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program were recognized at the board of education meeting on Oct. 9. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane and Board of Education President Jeremy Thode presented certificates to the following students: Rileigh Dowling, Catherine Eng, Emily Eng, Michael Fischetti, Justin McArdle, Matthew Mullahy, Dylan Ross and Ian Winkeler. These winners have the opportunity to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million, which will be announced in the spring.

Newsday Marching Band Festival

West Students Work to Build Tolerance

West Students Work to Build Tolerance photo
In an effort to combat bullying and build a school culture of tolerance, students at High School West attended a presentation by Teen Truth on Sept. 26.

Organized by the school’s leadership class, the assembly focused on dealing with bullying, teen suicide and different social emotional issues that students may be facing. Presenter and co-founder JC Pohl helped to deliver the messages to empower students by using real-world examples and audience participation.