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Main Office: (631) 382-2705
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(631) 382-2710
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(631) 382-2716
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(631) 382-2750
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(631) 382-2705
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(631) 382-2740
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Dignity Act Coordinator
(631) 382-2720
Assistant Principal - Ms. Stech: (631) 382-2761

 

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HEAD TO INSTA!

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CHECK OUT THE DISTRICT INSTAGRAM!

Make sure you head to our District Instagram account for great pictures, videos and general fun stuff!
We've grown our following tremendously over the last few months highlighting our great students.
The account is: @smithtowncsd

Date Added: 10/3/2022

NEW HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY CLASSES UNDER PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

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NEW H.S. BIOLOGY CLASS
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NEW H.S. BIOLOGY CLASS
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NEW H.S. BIOLOGY CLASS
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NEW H.S. BIOLOGY CLASS
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NEW H.S. BIOLOGY CLASS

 
Students at High School East and High School West are participating in a new biology Medical Interventions class under Project Lead The Way.
In this course, students explore concepts of biology and medicine as they take on roles of different medical professionals to solve real-world problems.
The students are currently investigating an outbreak at a college and first ran a PCR on the first student to come to the college doctor and found out she has meningitis.

In the lab they are running an ELISA test to see if the other students are also sick from the same pathogen and to what concentration they have the pathogen.

Both tests have been used over the past few years for Covid.  The classes are led by Dr. Christian at HSE and Ms. Marron at HSW.

Date Added: 10/3/2022


HOMECOMING AT HIGH SCHOOL EAST!

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HSE HOMECOMING

The threat of rain couldn't damper the spirt of students and faculty at High School East for Saturday's homecoming game!

Students, families, staff and community members turned out to cheer on the East football team as the Bulls faced off against the Connetquot.

The football teams’ offense and defense were well-matched, but the Bulls rally fell short, falling 13-7.

The halftime show featured a performance by the East Whisperettes kickline followed by the homecoming court to announce the 2022 king and queen – Jacob Wood and Alyssa DeGregory. It was an extra special day for Jacob, who also celebrated his birthday on Saturday!

Date Added: 10/1/2022

HIGH SCHOOL EAST PEP RALLY FUN!!

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HIGH SCHOOL EAST PEP RALLY!

Smithtown High School held an amazing pep rally Friday afternoon.
All varsity teams were introduced as the students danced, played games and introduced their teammates.
Remember the homecoming game against Connetquot is Saturday at 2pm!

Head to our district Facebook and Instagram pages for more pictures and videos!

Date Added: 9/30/2022


HSE SCIENCE RESEARCH STUDENTS PLACE IN STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY COMPETITION

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HSE SCIENCE RESEARCH STUDENTS PLACE IN SBU COMPETITION

Six students in the Smithtown East ThINK Discovery Science Research Program have placed in Stony Brook University’s Young Investigators Writing Competition!

Students were asked to writing thought-provoking responses to one of four prompts in controversial topics in science: the ethics of xenotransplantation, investing in biofuels, devoting resources toward space tourism, and the ethical ramifications of AI-inspired art.

Jessica Penna (11th grade) and Jennifer Zhong (12th grade) were each awarded 2nd place for their essays on xenotransplantation. Shriyans Singh and Charlene Chen (both 11th grade) placed 2nd for their essays on biofuels and space tourism respectively. Sanjivani Singh (11th grade) placed 3rd for her biofuel essay and HolyMary Zaher (12th grade) received Honorable Mention for her xenotransplantation submission.

“All of these students exhibited one of the fundamental important qualities of being a scientist, namely the ability to articulate science in lay-person terms and with careful understanding of the human factor that goes into opinion formation of controversial topics in science,” said Maria Zeitlin, the East research program coordinator. “The students have to first learn a great deal about their topic before any writing can begin. They then must make an informed opinion and express it in such a way as to be readable and informative. I am so proud of these students for working so hard to communicate science in a meaningful way.”

Photo (left to right) Mr. Robert Rose (Principal) , Ms. Maria Zeitlin (Science Research Coordinator),
Shriyans Singh, Jennifer Zhong, Sanjivani Singh, Charlene Chen, Jessica Penna, HolyMary Zaher, Dr. Stephanie O’Brien (Science Director, K-12)

Date Added: 9/30/2022

SMITHTOWN IAB KICKS OFF NEW SCHOOL YEAR

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SMITHTOWN IAB
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SMITHTOWN IAB

For the past 45 years the Smithtown IAB has helped to "write the success stories" of so many of our Smithtown graduates.
On Thursday the first meeting of the school year was held at the Smithtown High School West library,
IAB Executive Director Phil Como kicked off the event, welcoming school administration, faculty and students.
High School West senior Gia Cellucci then sang a rousing rendition of the National Anthem.
Student groups were well represented by DECA, the Robotics Club, the School of Business honor society and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
The IAB presents a wonderful collaboration between our schools and the local business community. It fosters relationships which result in internships, mentorships, guest speakers and more.
The impressive list of alumni that are doctors, lawyers, IT executives, and successful entrepreneurs, just to name a few, is extensive.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE SMIHTOWN IAB: https://www.smithtowniab.org/

Date Added: 9/29/2022

DIANE COREY MEMORIAL GAME

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DIANE COREY MEMORIAL GAME
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DIANE COREY MEMORIAL GAME
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DIANE COREY MEMORIAL GAME

On Friday night, High School West field hockey took on High School East in the 21st annual Diane Corey Memorial game.

Corey was a three-sport athlete and enjoyed all sports during her time in the Smithtown Central School District.

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.

Smithtown High School East vocalist Luke Surrusco sang the National Anthem.

Smithtown East won the game, 4-2.

Date Added: 9/23/2022

A HUNGER FOR KNOWLEDGE AT HIGH SCHOOL EAST

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The High School East Library became a literary coffee shop on this week as two classes of ninth graders explored various literary genres before choosing a book for their quarterly independent read.

Facilitated by high school librarian, Jean Marie Kliphuis and led by English teachers Griffin Tokarski (HSE ‘16) and Nicole D’Angelo, students moved around different stations and sampled a variety of young adult novels suggested by the HSE librarians.

The exercise allowed the ninth graders to preview books and decide which genres they might enjoy, and which weren’t for them.

“Reading is very personal,” said Mrs. Kliphuis. “We want students to feel comfortable exploring the library, so they find the perfect book for the assignment. An independent read should fit the student.”

On their next library visit, students will be free to browse the collection to find just the right book.

Date Added: 9/23/2022

TERRIFIC TWOSOME!

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HSE AND HSW VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS ON NEWSDAY'S TOP 50 LIST
Smithtown High School West senior Erica Arroyo and High School East senior Emma Cawley have been named two of Newsday"s Top 50 Long Island girls volleyball players for 2022!
Erica had 197 kills a season ago while Emma was second on the team in kills and blocks last season. Congrats!

Date Added: 9/22/2022

GET YOUR RED ON!

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WEAR RED FOR VETERANS


High School East leadership student Anthony Spiezio has started an initiative to raise awareness for military and veterans affairs.
Everyone is encouraged to wear RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) t-shirts on Fridays.
The launch is planned for November 10th, the Thursday before Veterans Day.
All proceeds go to the Green Beret Foundation, which provides Special Forces Soldiers and their families with emergency, immediate and ongoing support.
Need a shirt? Click on the link below!

 

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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: HSE'S ANTHONY SPIEZIO!

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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: ANTHONY SPIEZIO

Introducing High School East senior Anthony Spiezio!
Anthony is DECA President, a member of the National Honor Society, National Business Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and is also on the boys Varsity Swim & Dive team.

He is a leadership student who has many areas of interest outside the classroom.

Get to know Anthony by watching our Senior Spotlight video!

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/8ukhcYoNPAc

Date Added: 9/19/2022

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SEMIFINALISTS!

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HSW & HSE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SEMIFINALISTS

The Smithtown Central School District is well represented among semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

High School East’s Dylan Nicastro and High School West senior Sasha Blank both earned that recognition this week.

High school juniors entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.

The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

To become a finalist, the semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.

Date Added: 9/16/2022

SMITHTOWN SCHOOLS RAISING AWARENESS FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER

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Raising awareness for childhood cancer
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Raising awareness for childhood cancer

Smithtown schools are all participating in Childhood Cancer Awareness month today. Since childhood cancer is represented by the color gold, students and faculty are wearing gold on their shoes, their clothes and even their hair to show support!
Some schools, like Accompsett Elementary have a bucket to donate any money to help “change cancer.”

Tonight, everyone is encouraged to wear gold to the Smithtown High School West/East football game!

Date Added: 9/16/2022


DIEGO AND JAKE MAKE THE LIST!

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HSE & HSW SOCCER STARS MAKE NEWSDAY. LIST

Smithtown High School East junior goalkeeper Diego Flores and Smithtown High School West senior forward Jake Trama have been named to Newsday's Top 100 boys soccer players for 2022.

Flores allowed just 12 goals last season and posted 10 shoutouts as the Bulls finished 12-4-1.

Trama finished as one of West's top scorers despite suffering an injury. 

Date Added: 9/14/2022

HERstory: GRACE MCDONALD MAKES HISTORY FOR SMITHTOWN ATHLETICS

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GRACE MCDONALD MAKES HER-STORY
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GRACE MCDONALD MAKES HER-STORY

Grace McDonald says she wants to be a role model for other young girls.
She's well on her way after becoming the first female varsity football player in the history of the Smithtown athletic program!
Grace, a junior, is a linebacker and running back for the High School East varsity football team.
Head to our SCSD social media pages to see our interview with Grace!

Date Added: 9/14/2022