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HSW Pic 1100 Central Road, Smithtown, NY 11787

 


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. Elsesser: 
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(631) 382-2905
Assistant Principal - Dr. Freiberg:
(631) 382-2940
Assistant Principal - Mrs. Freund:
Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC)
(631) 382-2970
School Psychologist - Danielle DeMola:
Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC)

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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.

HATS OFF TO THE GRADS!

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HIGH SCHOOL WEST CLASS OF 2022
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HIGH SCHOOL WEST CLASS OF 2022
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HIGH SCHOOL WEST CLASS OF 2022
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HIGH SCHOOL WEST CLASS OF 2022
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HIGH SCHOOL WEST CLASS OF 2022
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HIGH SCHOOL WEST CLASS OF 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.

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

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

EXTRAORDINARY SENIOR: AAQUIB SYED!

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High School West's Syed In Newsday

Check out the shoutout Newsday gave Smithtown H.S. West senior Aaquib Syed.
Well deserved Aaquib!

Date Added: 6/13/2022

HIGH SCHOOL WEST RELAY FOR LIFE HELPS THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

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RELAY FOR LIFE
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RELAY FOR LIFE
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RELAY FOR LIFE

"Cancer patients don't stop because they're tired, and for one night, neither do we."

What a job by Smithtown High School West students and faculty on bringing their fundraising total for the year to $72,000 at the Relay for Life fundraising event Saturday. night!

For 12 hours, team members took turns walking around the High School track and each team was asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps.

Back together for the first time due to the pandemic, each team also set up a themed campsite and continued their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities that go to the American Cancer Society.

Thank you to the amazing event chairs and dedicated students. Special thanks to Alison Kelleher, Madison Hilman, Sophia Mohrmann, Erin Fels, and all Relay teams for all their hard work and dedication to pull off over $72,000 in total donations!

Date Added: 6/13/2022

SOCIAL STUDIES AWARDS AT HIGH SCHOOL WEST!

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BAILEY LOGAN
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ERIC PENTECOSTE & JAKE BYRNE
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HUNTER HAYES AND MORGAN POSNER
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JENSEN HERBST
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AWARD SEASON AT HIGH SCHOOL WEST!

The following Smithtown H.S. West seniors have been recognized for various awards...Congratulations to all!

Blood Drive Award: Bailey Logan
Bailey organized and planned H.S. West's Blood Drive. Bailey will be awarded a $250 scholarship.

Congressional Recognition CD 1- Lee Zeldin: Eric Pentecoste
Congressional Recognition CD 3- Thomas Suozzi: Jake Byrne
Eric and Jake both displayed outstanding citizenship at Smithtown High School West and demonstrated an interest in history, local civics and political science.

NYS Attorney General Letitia JamesCCC: Hunter Hayes and Morgan Posner
Hunter and Morgan are recognized for their courage, commitment and character through their time at Smithtown High School West.

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Award: Jensen Herbst
This award recognizes a student who demonstrates academic accomplishments and shows leadership potential by volunteering to serve the school and community. Congratulations Jensen!

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Public Service Award: Alison Kelleher
Allison demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishment and commitment to the community.

High School West Assistant Principal Annemarie Freund and Social Studies Director Charles Benvenuto congratulate all the students!

HIGH SCHOOL WEST AP RESEARCH...DONE!

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H.S. WEST AP RESEARCH PROJECTS
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H.S. WEST AP RESEARCH PROJECTS
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H.S. WEST AP RESEARCH PROJECTS

After a year long research study, Smithtown High School West AP Research students presented their work today!

Topics researched include obsessive compulsive disorder, the effects of Covid-19 influenced social anxiety on students, and the effects of sleep on academic performance.

The students recently submitted their work to College Board with a 5,000 word research paper. This project was a 3 minute overview and visual representation of their research.

Congratulations to the students and teacher Jim Brannigan!

Date Added: 6/7/2022

FROM HIGH SCHOOL WEST TO HECKSCHER MUSEUM!

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HS West Student's Art In Heckscher Museum
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Jessica Struzinski artwork

Congratulations to High School West AP Studio Art students Jensen Herbst and Jessica Struzinski on both being accepted into the Heckscher Museum's annual Long Island's Best high school art competition!

Jensen Herbst's work entitled, Bycatch is a charcoal drawing inspired by George Grosz's
Moveable Feast, 1958.
Jessica Stuzinski's work entitled, Greed is a Mutli-Color Viscosity Collagraph Print inspired by George Grosz's Eclipse of the Sun, 1926.

Now in it's 26th year, Long Island's Best is the hallmark of the Museum's educational programming. Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum is the only juried exhibition on Long Island that offers high school students the opportunity to show their work in a museum.

Hundreds of works of art are submitted from schools across Nassau and Suffolk counties and approximately 80 are chosen for display in the exhibition.

Congratulations to the students and art teacher Steven Halem!

Date Added: 6/6/2022

 


CANGRO COMES THROUGH: HS WEST STUDENT HELPS RAISE OVER $2,000.00 FOR VETERANS

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STREET FAIR A SUCCESS
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STREET FAIR A SUCCESS
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STREET FAIR A SUCCESS

Smithtown High School West 11th grader Gianna Cangro helped raised $2,714 for the veteran’s 4 Heroes Charity with a street fair she organized this past weekend.

The street fair was the first of it’s kind at Smithtown High School West and took place on Saturday, June 4th.
46 vendors, a tattoo artist, face painters and a DJ were among those helping out.

Cangro came up with the idea along with Assistant Principal, Chris Elsesser while taking part in a school leadership class.

Date Added: 6/6/2022


HIGH SCHOOL WEST RECORD BREAKERS!

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Logan Wheeler and Laina Freedman

Congratulations to Logan Wheeler and Laina Freedman for breaking records this past week at the Section XI State Track and Field qualifiers!
Logan qualified for the state meet and broke a 37-year-old record in the 100 Hurdles.
Laina, a 10th grader, took 3rd in the 800m and 2nd in the 1500m run while also breaking 18-year-old records in both!

Date Added: 6/6/2022


SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT AT HIGH SCHOOL WEST

Last night Smithtown High School West students, faculty and families celebrated the annual Senior Scholarship Night.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 High School West seniors and their families!

 

A great event last night for all! 

Date Added: 6/3/2022

 

H.S WEST ATHLETES UNITE!

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H.S. WEST SENIOR ATHLETES

High School West senior athletes gathered together representing their colleges of choice today for some senior pics!

All students pictured will be playing college sports at the D1, D2 or D3 levels.

Our athletes participate in the following sports:

Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Football, Track And Field, Equestrian, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball and Swimming

Date Added: 6/2/2022