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Team Sachem is ‘Freezing for a Reason’

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Members of Team Sachem in the Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge were recognized by the Sachem Board of Education for their success in this year’s fundraiser. The Polar Plunge raises money to support Special Olympics New York athletes. Team Sachem was a top fundraising team, collecting nearly $20,000 for the cause. This equates to supporting 50 local Special Olympics athletes.

Team Sachem has been participating in the Polar Plunge for nine years, raising more than $100,000 in total. Teachers, students and Sachem school community members make up the team and look forward to participating each year.

Date Added: 12/8/2023

‘Deck The Poles’ with the Farmingville Chamber of Commerce

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On Dec. 3, the Work Based Learning Club from High School East, led by Business teacher William Ward, joined forces with the Farmingville Chamber of Commerce to spread holiday cheer. Rain did not dampen spirits, as families arrived to pick up items to decorate lamp posts along Horseblock/Portion Road.

The group set up base at Triangle Park in Farmingville where they tested lights, unfurled garland, tightened bows and handed out zip ties. Families in the community then decorated their own lamp post, which can be seen by all from now through the holidays!

Thanks to the Farmingville Chamber of Commerce for the free hot chocolate and the experience to make a difference in the community!

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Date Added: 12/6/2023

Sagamore’s Annual Holiday Card Business

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Sagamore's 8:1:3 Prevocational Skills Class is holding another annual holiday card stuffing business! Faculty and staff drop off their supplies and students take on different roles to complete orders. Students master working independently in an assembly line stuffing cards, putting on addresses, return labels, stamps and seal them closed. They have increased their proficiency over the years and have been delivering same day service! Way to go Sagamore!

Date Added: 12/6/2023

Friendsgiving at HS North

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Our students celebrated Thanksgiving with their classmates by sharing how thankful they are for their friendships. The festivities concluded with a delicious feast!

Date Added: 12/6/2023

Former Professional Athlete Connects With Students

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Chris Herren, a former professional basketball player who played in the NBA and overseas, visited Sachem High School East on Nov. 28 for a powerful presentation about addiction and substance use prevention. Sophomores gathered in the building’s auditorium where they first watched a video about Herren’s life, journey to the NBA and struggles with drug abuse.

Herren then came out to speak with students, noting the importance of looking at addiction with a different lens, changing the focus from the last day to the first day. He emphasized the importance of positive self-esteem and self-worth. Students walked away from the presentation feeling empowered to make positive life choices and to start conversations around wellness.

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Date Added: 12/1/2023