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Sachem High School East

177 Granny Road,
Farmingville, N.Y. 11738
Principal: Mr. L. Antonetti
Assistant Principals: Mrs. B. Almendarez-DeBello, Mr. J. CariddiMrs. L. Johnson and Mr. A. Larson
Phone: (631) 716-8200

 


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Sachem High School East community is to educate and graduate young adults who achieve personal excellence through the principles of respect, recognition, responsibility, opportunity, belonging, and security.


Math Book Review Order


63rd Annual SCMTA Math Contest

Wednesday March 14, 2018 7th and 8th period Cafeteria B


Sachem East Driver Education 2018

2018 Summer Driver Education Program will run from Monday, June 25th and end on Wednesday, July 18th. The hours at Sachem North will be from 7:30 to 10:30am and at Sachem East it will run from 11:00am to 2pm. All registration forms and additional information will be available on the school's website by Wednesday, April 11th. Students must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid learner’s permit by June 25th. Please contact Mr. DeVenuto for any questions at drivereducation@sachem.edu

 

 


SCHOOL STORE


SENIOR CLASS NEWS!

2018 Senior Trip Parent Meeting Letter

Senior Trip Packets went home 10/13/17

Senior Trip Registration Codes:

www.gerbertours.com

Tour ID code:31699
Online registration code: B29EACDF
Please register ASAP
Any questions please see Ms. Stein or Mr. Dobbins

Follow the instructions to register

Senior Banquet November 6th at the Mediterranean Manor.
Packets Available in A237
Sign Ups Tuesday Oct 24 at 2 pm in the Little Theater
Need School ID, Money Order for $75 and Signed Permission Slip


Daily Announcements

College Night - Attending Colleges

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The National English Honor Society has collected review books for all subject areas, Regents Exams, AP Exams, and the SAT. These donated review books are available FREE to all East students. See Mr. Troise in Room A356, if you are in need of a review book.

The National English Honor Society meeting is Monday, April 30, in the Little Theater.

All Teens as Teachers club members and class members: We will be going to Sagamore today at 10 am. Please bring your lesson with you, and be prepared for Lesson 5. See Mrs. Broderick if you cannot attend.

There will be a meeting of the Math Honor Society on Friday, April 27, 9th period in room a251. If you have not paid your dues, they need to be turned in.

Drivers Education Registration for the Summer Semester is still open for the next two weeks. There are seats still available. Please pick up your Driver's Education packet in the Main Office, and return it to Mr. Cariddi in room A113.

The Junior Class will meet today during 9th period in room A232. All juniors are welcome.

Members of Tri-M should be working toward their Practice-a-Thon goals to donate to Long Island Cares. All money and paperwork is due at our next meeting on May 1.


Hilltop Herald 2017-2018

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Important Links

 


10 Reasons to Volunteer This Summer

 

 

1. Make a difference.
Volunteering is about giving back. With a team of like-minded people by your side, you’ll get the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself: to immerse yourself in different experiences, to instigate change at a grassroots level and along the way, to gain new perspective.
2. Change a life.
We believe the most beneficial thing we can do is to give people opportunities, not handouts. With us, you will lay the foundations of durable change and improvement in the lives of the communities you work with.
3. Give back to the causes most meaningful to you.
Pick your volunteer work based on what inspires you most. Whether it’s animal conservation, primary education, or construction work, you will create positive change in the world.
4. Gain a new perspective.
As the saying goes, “life begins at the end of your comfort-zone”. We come from extremely privileged countries in terms of both opportunities and amenities, and often do not realize the hardships others endure. You will be amazed how much you can take away from a summer volunteer experience and how it allows you to see the world in a different way.
5. Make a real connection.
Volunteering means you’ll have the chance to work alongside people from all over the country and make life-long friendships!

 

6. Real-world experience.
Releasing baby turtles, teaching English in underprivileged primary schools, laying foundations and building houses, preparing lunch for up to 100 children, cleaning crocodile enclosures, refurbishing classrooms, making enrichment toys for elephants… talk about real-world experience! You will bring home skills you never even knew existed!
7. Learn new skills.
Volunteering abroad is eye-opening, and the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself: you’ll learn to problem-solve, work with a team, be resourceful and adapt to life in an unfamiliar environment. These are skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life, no matter what field of work you chose.
8. Boost your resume for college applications.
As a general rule, recruiters look out for people with community involvement. It helps to create a positive impression, makes you more innovative, creative and gives you a range of useful skills. More importantly, college recruiters look at community involvement from students as a demonstration of leadership.
9. It's fun!
Volunteer work can be demanding, but it’s also a whole lot of fun!
10. Start Today: https://www.volunteernewyork.org/

(by Vesabroad)

 

 

In the News

Superintendent Gains Insight Through Student-Directed Discussion

Superintendent Gains Insight Through Student-Directed Discussion photo
To gain important insight on building culture and student concerns, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Graham and various other members of the administration continuously participate in a student-directed roundtable at each building throughout the district.

As part of the periodic visits, student representatives of varying school activity levels are selected by each building principal to meet with Dr. Graham to discuss the questions and concerns of their peers. The roundtable discussions provide students across all grade levels the opportunity to have their voice heard by administrative members.  

Among the numerous topics highlighted during each discussion were student engagement in class, safety and security, school culture, and extra- and cocurricular activities. 


William Gavin to Attend Washington Journalism and Media Conference

William Gavin to Attend Washington Journalism and Media Conference photo
Sachem High School East junior William Gavin has been selected as a national youth correspondent and invited to attend the prestigious Washington Journalism and Media Conference held at George Mason University this summer. 

As part of the conference curriculum, William will participate in hands-on learning led by industry-leading professionals from a number of media backgrounds. The participating youth correspondents will learn through decision-making simulations that prompt students to face similar creative, practical and ethical pressures they will encounter in media and journalism careers. In addition, the student-participants will enjoy expert insight from multiple guest speakers during the weeklong conference. 

William is enrolled in a number of Advanced Placement classes, including composition, biology and U.S. history. Complementing William’s enrollment in multiple challenging courses is a robust cocurricular résumé, as he is active in the Chess Club and the Diversity Club. He plans to pursue further journalism in college, with a focus on political journalism. 

“I look forward to meeting many well-known journalists during the conference,” William said. “I am excited for the experience to learn from the professionals.”

Project Happiness Comes to Sachem High School East

Project Happiness Comes to Sachem High School East photo
Sachem High School East has been chosen by Project Happiness as one of 10 high schools from across the United States to receive a scholarship to establish a Happiness Club supported by the “Life’s Good: Experience Happiness” corporate social responsibility platform. High School East was named an Official Happiness School based on its enthusiasm, creativity and commitment. 

Project Happiness is a nonprofit organization based in Cupertino, California. Founded in 2009, Project Happiness aims to teach people how to develop happiness strategies for life. The goal of the program is to reach 5.5 million youth with learnable happiness skills over the next five years, and this is just a first step. As a pilot program, the club will lay the foundations for a positive environment for students who experience great amounts of stress during this time in their lives, as well as create a ripple in the school community. 

“We were thrilled to learn Sachem East was chosen to be one of 10 schools in the country to participate in this Project Happiness movement,” Principal Louis Antonetti said. “This program will allow us to adopt a mindfulness program that will help students cope with stress while developing skills for self-reflection.”  

The Happiness Club at High School East will use activities and strategies from the Project Happiness handbook and curriculum to support students’ efforts to build happiness habits for life. The material has been used in over 120 countries and is science-based, drawing on aspects of positive psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness and social-emotional learning. 

The purpose of being an official Happiness School is to create a culture that supports people, rather than tears them down, and fosters an environment where authenticity and individual strengths are celebrated. Students will be encouraged to listen to their inner friend, rather than their inner critic, and develop emotional resilience along with grit.

As part of the initiative, High School East was visited by a Discovery Channel television crew to film “Discover Your Happy,” a program that will air on March 20 on Discovery Education. 

High School East Takes the Stage in ‘Sweeney Todd’

High School East Takes the Stage in ‘Sweeney Todd’ photo
High School East Takes the Stage in ‘Sweeney Todd’ photo 2
High School East Takes the Stage in ‘Sweeney Todd’ photo 3
Sachem High School East drama students took to the stage this March to perform “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. The remaining performances are scheduled for Fri., March 2 and Sat., March 3 in the Sachem High School East auditorium. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. 

The story tells the tale of a famed barber who returned to work above a struggling pie shop under an alias after being wrongly sentenced to life in prison. Working with the baker, Mrs. Lovett, the pair sought vengeance against the corrupt judge that sentenced Todd and end up traveling down a path with deadly consequences. 

The leading cast is composed of Colin Kwasnik as Sweeney Todd, Cecilia Antonelle as Mrs. Lovett, Ralf Jean-Francois as Judge Turpin, Jordan Dupre as Anthony Hope, Angelina Pagan as Johanna Barker, Cara Arbucci as Beggar Woman, Sam Krompinger as Adolfo Pirelli, Sophia Antonelle as Tobias Ragg and Nick Marrone as Beadle Bamford. The production includes multiple talented support staff and crew members that add to the seamless execution of the performance.  

“Before beginning this play, we all knew the high level of difficulty associated with achieving success during this production,” Drama Director Kenneth Dobbins said. “As always, with our vast array of talent, we have success. Congratulations to cast, crew, orchestra and all parents who helped us in reaching our dream.”