The Smithtown Central School is not only saying goodbye to teachers and students for the Summer, but also to some amazing retirees!
Principal MaryGrace Lynch is retiring after 20 years as St. James Elementary school principal, and 38 total years teaching!
Jane Groneman, the Senior Office Assistant Principal Secretary is leaving us after 25 years!
PE teacher Patti Petrucelli is retiring after 24 years. Elementary school teacher Lisa Molano retires after 22 years and lunch monitor and greeter Ida Margiotta is retiring after 20 years.
Congratulations and thank you!
Date Added: 6/27/2022
As we all get ready to enjoy Summer, the Smithtown Elementary School faculty gave their students a super Summer sendoff!
The buses honked and drove past the school several times while teachers and students screamed and waived, saying "goodbye" and "thank-you"
Date Added: 6/24/2022
They did it!
Smithtown High School East seniors enjoyed a perfect Friday night with their long awaited graduation.
Assistant Superintendent Kevin Simmons, who was the principal at East for 3 1/2 years before moving to the district office, was the keynote speaker.
He was introduced by Principal Robert Rose.
The two student speakers were Aman Mistry, who was voted by fellow seniors as the honor speaker, and Trishaulla Kanhai, who is president of the Class Council.
Aman, who will be attending Stony Brook University, recalled showing up at high school and seeing the 6-foot seniors with facial hair and telling his parents he was going to be like that someday. He also went through achievements of the class, from athletic feats to scientific awards.
Trishaulla will be attending the University of New Haven as a forensic science major.
401 students graduated Friday night. After the congratulatory speeches, the seniors were awarded diplomas and then participated in the traditional moving of the tassels to indicate their becoming alumni of the Smithtown Central School District.
Date Added: 6/23/2022
358 students have just graduated from Smithtown High School West!
Superintendent Dr. Mark Secaur addressed the students, stressed the importance of family, and quoted philosopher Henry David Thoreau when he said "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you have imagined."
National Honor Society President Tyler Nagosky was chosen by his classmates to speak, along with class Co-Presidents Hunter Hayes and Madison Hilman.
Tyler stressed the importance of family and complimented the class on how much they had overcome.
Madison added “If you’re heading toward something that is important to you or participating in something that you're passionate about it will all be worth it."
High School East principal John Coady told the students they've "gone above and beyond to help others during this pandemic and we are so proud of you."
After the congratulatory speeches, Mr. Coady presented the senior class to the community, prior to the awarding of the diplomas by the board of education and school counselors. The seniors then participated in the traditional moving of the tassels to indicate their becoming alumni of the Smithtown Central School District.The concert choir seniors and jazz choir then performed “The Sweetest Days,” prior to the students exiting the field to take photos with parents and friends.
Congratulations Great Hollow Middle School students!
It was another successful "Moving Up" day as 315 graduation certificates were proudly handed out today at Great Hollow Middle School.
Assistant Superintendent Kevin Simmons was on hand along with Great Hollow Middle School Principal John Scomillio, Assistant Principal Peter Russo and Assistant Principal Jonathan Macaluso.
Well done everyone!