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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:
(631) 382-2970
Assistant Principal - Mr. Huntsman:
(631) 382-2905
Assistant Principal - Mr. Solomon:
(631) 382-2940

 

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Please email the Attendance Office at pknudsen@smithtown.k12.ny.us  or pmundinger@smithtown.k12.ny.us to notify the Attendance Office of a student's illness, college visit, or other excused reason as to why the student will not be in school. Once the email is received, the attendance can be recorded and thus eliminate the automated phone call that day. There is no need to follow with an absence note, as the email will be printed and serve as the note. If the student is to be picked up early, please also email the Attendance Office the time and reason the student will be leaving. The student will then be required to pick up a pass and sign out of the building in the Attendance Office.

   

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Soccer Uniforms Make Trip Around the World

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Thanks to a generous donation of used soccer uniforms by the district, student-athletes in Uganda are sporting new uniforms for their tournament this year. 

High School West marine science teacher Kimberly Williams and High School East varsity field hockey assistant coach/Nesaquake Middle School coach Carisa Eye connected with volunteers who work with H.E.L.P. International. In a coordinated effort, the pair worked with members of the Smithtown athletic department to gather and box the uniforms. H.E.L.P. International volunteers, who were making a trip to Uganda, knew of students in need of the uniforms at the Masese School and helped facilitate the delivery. 

HS West graduates celebrate a milestone

It was an afternoon of pride and sentiment as 427 graduates from High School West’s Class of 2017 celebrated an important academic milestone during the 102nd annual commencement exercises on the football field on June 22.

After a salute to the flag, the jazz choir sang the national anthem, followed by Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane’s welcome to the students and their guests. In giving advice to the graduates, Dr. Grossane called on the lessons learned in the readings of “Winnie the Pooh” stories as they related to individuality, unselfishness, comfort, wealth and trust. “Trust in your abilities to deal with anything,” he said.  

Honor speaker Cory Zhou, who was elected by his peers in lieu of a valedictorian and salutatorian, encouraged classmates to find passion in their lives and to use their natural talents. “Do not subjugate your gifts out of fear,” he said. “Instead, flaunt them and be proud of them.” Class president Courtney Grafstein spoke about the importance of reaching out to others. “Everything we do, no matter how small, can make a difference in the lives of others,” she noted.

Prior to the presentation of the class, Principal John Coady thanked the students for their assistance in making Smithtown High School West a school of excellence. “You have left a mark on this school,” he said. “I thank you for what you have done and what you will do.”

After each graduate was called to the stage to receive his or her diploma from administration and faculty, concert choir seniors and the jazz choir paid tribute to the parents and graduates with a performance of “The Sweetest Days.”





HSW Named NYS Reward School

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High School West has been named a New York State Reward School by the State Education Department for high academic achievement or the most progress with minimal gaps in student achievement based on its performance in the 2015-2016 school year.

Each year, SED identifies schools statewide that meet the criteria as high performing schools or schools that have made the most progress without significant gaps in student achievement. This year, Smithtown High School West was one of 185 schools that received this prestigious designation.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition,” said High School West Principal John Coady. “It is a validation of the hard work of our outstanding teachers and staff, as well as the great efforts our students put into academics."

To be identified as a Reward School, a school must be among the top 20 percent of schools statewide for English language arts and math performance for both the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years or be among the top 10 percent of schools in terms of gains in ELA and math performance in the 2015-2016 school year. A school must also have made adequate yearly progress for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years on all measures for which the school is accountable, including the requirement that 95 percent of all groups participated in the ELA and math assessments. Finally, to be named a Reward School, a school must not have unacceptable gaps in student performance. 

Two Juniors Honored for Excellence in Computing

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High School West juniors Emily Hennessy and Sean Yang have been named the 2017 High School West recipients of the Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal and Scholarship.
 
The R.I.T. Computing Medal and Scholarship Program recognizes high school juniors who have distinguished themselves academically, are active and involved members of their school and community, and demonstrate interest and ability in computing.

Board Honors Retirees, Merit Scholars

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The district honored its two National Merit Scholar winners and recognized the district’s retirees during its board of education meeting on May 23.
    
Prior to the start of the meeting, a celebration was held for approximately 50 faculty and staff members who will be retiring at the end of the school year. Each retiree was also recognized with a certificate from the board of education.

Board of Education President Christopher Alcure, Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane, High School West Principal John Coady and High School East Principal Dr. Kevin Simmons honored High School East student Sanjana Eranki and High School West student Samantha Catalano for being named National Merit Scholar winners.