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Main Office: (631) 382-2705
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Principal - Mr. Robert J. Rose
(631) 382-2705
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(631) 382-2740
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(631) 382-2720
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!

Thanks,

Mr. Robert Rose
Principal

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Summer Driver Education

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Driver Education

 

FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH NOTIFICATION

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.

High School East News

CON-GRAD-ULATIONS HIGH SCHOOL EAST CLASS OF '22!

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CONGRATS GRADUATES!
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CONGRATS GRADUATES!
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CONGRATS GRADUATES!
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CONGRATS GRADUATES!
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CONGRATS GRADUATES!

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

 

Spotlight on LI Schools

Smithtown Schools were recently featured on the Spotlight on LI Schools radio show to discuss their involvement with DECA and robotics. To listen to the segment, click here

Participants included:
Christine LoFrese - CTE Director
Brian Costello - Robotics Advisor & Technology Teacher HSW
Zach Finger - Smithtown HSE student - technology
Denise Massimo - DECA Advisor - HSW
Abigail Portela - HSW student - DECA
Anthony Spiezio - HSE student - DECA

STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE...MR. LAMBERT!

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JASON LAMBERT NAMED NEW A.D.

Congratulations to Mr. Jason Lambert on being named the next Coordinator of Physical Education, Health, Athletics & Nurses.
Jason is a current PE teacher at Tackan Elementary School and has served the Smithtown community for nearly two decades.
A highly successful lacrosse coach at High School East for 11 years, Jason has also coached football and lacrosse at Great Hollow and in 2014 was named Newsday Suffolk County Coach of the Year.
Jason succeeds Mr. Pat Smith who has been the Coordinator for 19 years.

Date Added: 6/16/2022


SMITHTOWN ROBOTICS TEAM A HIT TO BOARD OF EDUCATION

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ROBOTICS TEAM WOWS BOARD
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ROBOTICS TEAM WOWS BOARD
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ROBOTICS TEAM WOWS BOARD

 
The Smithtown Robotics team showed off the robot they made for the Board of Education Wednesday night...and it was a hit!
The team was recognized for its' achievements this school year and put on a demonstration for the school board.
The robotics team, comprised of Smithtown High School East and West students, spent six weeks designing and building their robot through the national organization FIRST.
The team talked about the leadership and engineering skills they have gained since joining the group.
The Smithtown Robotics team was founded in September of 2001.

Date Added: 6/14/2022


HIGH SCHOOL EAST & WEST DECA STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY BOARD OF EDUCATION

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DECA STUDENTS RECOGNIZED
High School East and West DECA business students were recognized at Tuesday night’s Board Of Education meeting.
The students recently competed in the ICDC international competition in Atlanta, which featured more than 18,000 students.
The students qualified by placing in the top three in the state competition.

Congratulations to:
Michael Fallon (HSE)
Allison Tawil (HSE)
Antonio Sabatino (HSE)
Julianna Nestor (HSE)
Sean Caroll (HSW)
Abby Portella (HSW)
Katie Magee (HSW)
Hatim Husainy (HSW)
Julia Reuter (HSW)
Matthew Braun (HSW)


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Date Added: 6/14/2022

SCIENCE HONORS FOR HIGH SCHOOL EAST SOPHOMORES

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SOPHOMORE SCIENCE HONORS
Emily Lam and Aidan Quinn, sophomores in the Think Discovery Science Research Program at High School East, were awarded Honors (3rd place) recently at the New York State Science Congress state competition in Syracuse.
Competing against university level bioengineering projects Emily and Aidan wowed the judges with their in-house project mentored by Ms. Zeitlin, coordinator of the THINK Discovery Science Research Program at East.

The pair investigated how musicianship correlates to short-term memory.
According to Zeitlin, "They found a statistically significant correlation of musicianship to short-term memory in high school students. This has important implications for districts where funding for the arts, especially music, is in peril. This team was one of the best collaborating partners I have ever taught, and their commitment and perseverance in the analysis and presentation of their findings was outstanding!”

TORCH AWARD RECIPIENTS!

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SMITHTOWN TORCH AWARD WINNERS

The Smithtown Central School District has named its 2022 Torch Award recipients!
The Torch Award is presented to Smithtown teachers who have significantly contributed to the growth and professional development of their teacher colleagues.
The teachers gathered Monday at St. James Elementary School for an awards presentation and Superintendent Dr. Mark Secaur lauded them for their achievements.
The 2022 Torch Award recipients are:
Clara Antunes (HSE), Eileen Creutz (Takan Elementary), Steve Jenkins (Smithtown Elementary), Jennifer Keller (HSW), Amanda Kinnear (HSW & HSE), Catherine Masrour (HSW), Donna McGoldrick (Great Hollow Middle), Lesley McGovern (Great Hollow Middle), Scott Miller (Accompsett Elementary), Tim Needles (HSW), Katherine Neumair (HSW & Accompsett), Donna Janouskovec Renahan (Saint James Elementary), Jeannine Roberts (Great Hollow Middle), Susan Ryan (Accompsett Middle School) and Jennifer Solomon (Smithtown Elementary)

Congrats to all and thank you!

Date Added: 6/13/2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO COLE & JULIA!

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Cole Pergan Dellacave Nominee

Congratulations to Cole Pergan & Julia-Sue-Kam-Ling for their recognition as High School East's top senior male and female nominees for the Suffolk County Dellacave Award. 

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame recognized the top senior male and female athletes from each high school in Suffolk County. Accompanying Cole and Julia at this past Sunday's brunch was Mr Rob Rose, Smithtown High School East Principal.

Julia is captain of the Winter and Spring track teams and is a school record holder in the long jump.
She will be attending Jacksonville University in the Fall to continue her track and field career.   

Cole earned All-Region honors in soccer and All-County recognition in swimming while qualifying for the state championship meet. He will continue his education and soccer career at Monmouth University.

Nominees were chosen on the basis of outstanding athletic ability as well as having displayed exceptional character and integrity.

The Dellecave Award, named in honor of one of the founding fathers of the Suffolk County Hall of Fame, are presented by the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, and the Butch Dellecave Foundation.

Date Added: 6/13/2022

HIGH SCHOOL EAST FIELD DAY FUN!

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SENIOR FIELD DAY AT EAST
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SENIOR FIELD DAY AT EAST
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SENIOR FIELD DAY AT EAST

 
Representing their Elementary Schools of yesteryear, seniors at High School East had a blast Friday participating in their own Field Day.
The students competed in the Bouncy Ball race, 3-legged race, Egg Balance race, Potato Sack race and Water Cup race.
Throw in Tug of War and Spikeball and a great time was had by all!

Date Added: 6/10/2022


HIGH SCHOOL EAST SENIORS HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING LANGUAGE PERFORMANCE

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WORLD LANGUAGE HONORS

Congratulations! Toutes nos felicitations! Herzliche Glückwünsche! Congratulazioni!

The World Language Department at High School East honored a select group of seniors Thursday night.

The seniors have displayed academic excellence in World Language.

Congratulations to Jenna Prevet, Matthew Zodda, Srivaths Ravva, Jack VanDeusen, Mackenzie Barrett, Shawn Keller, Philip Impastato, Sofia Ragona, Isabelle Ondrush and Sarafina Heepe!

Date Added: 6/2/2022

VOTE! HIGH SCHOOL EAST STUDENTS NOMINATED FOR THE SPRING CHALLENGE

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HS EAST STUDENTS UP FOR SPRING CHALLENGE AWARD

Smithtown High School East National Honor Society students have been nominated for The Spring Challenge award!

The students raised $3,000 for the World Central Kitchen, which provides nourishing meals round-the-clock at eight border crossings across Ukraine.

There will be three winners of The Spring Challenge. First Place receives a $3,000 scholarship or grant. Second Place receives a $1,500 scholarship or grant. Third Place receives a $500 scholarship or grant.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE: SPRING CHALLENGE

Date Added: 6/2/2022


BIG WIN FOR HIGH SCHOOL EAST’S BARATTA

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BARATTA EARNS 2ND PLACE FINISH


Have you ever seen an insect in your house and instead of “swatting” it, you decided to gently remove it and place it outside?

Did the way the insect looked have an effect?
Maybe!

High School East senior Leigh Baratta recently was awarded $4,000 for her 2nd place finish at the NSPC Science Competition on the role of perceived beauty and its correlation to reluctance to kill.

Leigh conducted an "in-house" study mentored by Maria Zeitlin on perceived beauty and reluctance to kill an Invasive Species, namely the Spotted Lanternfly.

Originating overseas, this pest poses a threat to Long Island vineyards as it spreads East.
According to Ms. Zeitlin, "Leigh's work analyzed 491 survey responses and found that indeed, the perception of beauty was connected to a reluctance to eradicate invasive species. Education of citizens will be important to assist environmental authorities in controlling this burgeoning threat."

Additionally, honorable mentions Aman Mistry and Sarah Schubel each received $500.

Date Added: 5/31/2022


MUSIC MASTERS!

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H.S. EAST MUSIC GROUP EXCELS
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H.S. EAST MUSIC GROUP EXCELS

Congratulations to the High School East music department!
The musical ensembles won multiple 1st and 2nd place awards at the this past weekend's Music in the Parks competition!

The Jazz Ensemble, Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Concert Orchestra, and Symphonic Orchestra competed. 
All HSE ensembles received the highest rating possible, Superior.
Concert Orchestra and Concert Choir placed 2nd in their divisions, with Jazz Ensemble, Treble Choir, and Symphonic Orchestra taking 1st place awards.
The Symphonic Orchestra was also recognized for best overall Orchestra Performance.
Two students won individual awards, Freshman Carter Lam as Best Jazz Soloist, and Senior Victoria Keane as Outstanding Accompanist. Over 180 students participated in the competition and after the competition students were able to enjoy the attractions at Six Flags.
Added: 5/27/2022

HIGH SCHOOL EAST SENIOR PICTURE!

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SUPER SENIORS!

The countdown to graduation is on!
High School East seniors gathered together Friday morning in their college shirts for a BIG group picture!

Date Added: 5/27/2022

HIGH SCHOOL EAST HONOR SOCIETY WALKS FOR UKRAINE

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H.S. EAST STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR WCK
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H.S. EAST STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR WCK
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H.S. EAST STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR WCK

The Smithtown High School East National Honor Society recently raised
$3,000 for the World Central Kitchen, which provides nourishing meals round-the-clock at eight border crossings across Ukraine.
Officers and members stepped forward to ask for sponsorships from local businesses, local restaurants and professionals, and the community stepped up.
Special thanks to the following sponsors:
Schwab's 2nd Wind for their raffle basket, Jessica Morlas for her generous donation of all balloons, and financial support from Digestive Disease Care P.C., St. James Carvel, Kumo, JBBQ, Augouri Restaurant Inc. (Airport Diner in Bohemia) , and Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn, LLP.

Date Added: 5/27/2022