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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



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.

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Thursday, 1/17/19 - B Day

Today's Project Happiness theme is "I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter" - Walt Disney =========================================================

Attention Seniors: Senior quotes are due Friday, January 18th. Maximum of 240 characters, please email them to with the subject Senior Quotes.

Yearbook Then & Now photos are due Friday, January 18th. Please email your photos to with the subject Then and Now.

The Writing Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays afterschool in room A338. Hope to see you soon!

There will be a meeting of Teens as Teachers today in room A117 during 9th period.

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10 Reasons to Volunteer



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:

(by Vesabroad)


In the News

Sachem East Student Earns Regeneron Scholar Honors

Sachem East Student Earns Regeneron Scholar Honors photo
Sachem High School East senior Vincent Zhang has been named a Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar by the Society for Science & the Public. Vincent was one of 300 esteemed young scientists selected from a group of 1,964 applicants spanning 601 high schools in 48 states, two U.S. territories and eligible students living in seven other countries. 

Vincent’s research, “MRI Texture Analysis for Detection of Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis in Breast Cancer Patients,” was among submission topics ranging from medicine and health to bioengineering, physics, genomics, mathematics, material science and behavioral science. Scholars were selected based on their extraordinary research abilities, commitment to academics and innovative thinking. 

“What is most impressive about this accomplishment is that Vincent has already gained recognition for the work he has done at the Garcia Polymer Lab, and now he has attained national recognition for his work with breast cancer at Stony Brook Medical School’s Radiology Lab,” Sachem High School East science research teacher Dr. Michael Vaccariello said. “In the 17 years that I have been a science research teacher, these combined accomplishments are truly unprecedented.”

Later this month, 40 student-scientists will be selected as Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists, who will compete this March in Washington, D.C., for more than $1.8 million in awards provided by Regeneron. 

Sachem Student Attends Informative Medical Conference

Sachem Student Attends Informative Medical Conference photo
This past June, Sachem High School East senior Julianna Mercado attended the National Leadership Academies’ prestigious Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston. 

Students selected to attend the conference are recommended by their teacher or guidance counselor for leadership ability, academic achievement and dedication to science and related fields while also holding a GPA of 3.25 or above. 

The three-day conference included numerous invigorating medical seminars, which spanned topics such as genetics, biomedical engineering and the advancement of modern medicine, led by world-renowned scientists and leaders in medicine. Speakers included winners of the Nobel Prize, award-winning young inventors and prominent medical school deans. Additionally, students viewed a livestreamed surgery and asked the surgeon questions in real time. 

“It was an incredible experience to watch a live surgery take place,” Julianna said. “As an aspiring medical professional, this was an invaluable opportunity.”  

Julianna is enrolled in several Advanced Placement classes and is a multisport athlete participating in both varsity track and the Arrowettes. She plans to pursue a degree in biology after graduation with aspirations of attending medical school.

Science Research Teacher Attends National Conference

Science Research Teacher Attends National Conference
This September, Sachem High School East Science Research teacher Dr. Michael Vaccariello was selected to attend the Society for Science & the Public’s Research Teachers Conference in Washington, D.C., to share best practices for supporting students in conducting original scientific research. 

As one of the 200 esteemed science research educators chosen from 1,000 applicants nationwide, Dr. Vaccariello had the opportunity to attend several specialized breakout sessions led by fellow educators aimed at assisting students reach their research goals. Among the sessions available were tips on finding local mentors, helping students write scientific research papers, securing summer research opportunities for students and assisting students in the selection of research topics. 

“Research is a complicated process,” Dr. Vaccariello said. “It requires follow-through, perseverance, creativity and problem-solving, which leads students to cultivate patience, improve upon a positive attitude and engage in creative problem-solving skills in order to conclude their experiments in a successful manner.”

In addition to the informational presentations, educators gained further knowledge about world-class science research competitions such as the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search, which will feature the research of Sachem students this winter. 

“The Sachem Science Research program provides our high school students with invaluable experiences and skills for advanced professional degrees and careers,” Dr. Vaccariello said. “Throughout this process, students are introduced to more complex modes of thinking and analysis, and must stretch their intellectual talents. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to attend this conference.”

Sachem Students Chosen for NYSSMA All-State

Sachem Students Chosen for NYSSMA All-State photo
Six distinguished student-musicians from Sachem High Schools North and East were selected to showcase their musical mastery during the 2018 New York State School Music Association’s All-State festival at the Rochester Convention Center in Rochester, New York, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2. 

From High School East, students Timothy Demott and Ralf Jean-Francois will perform with the mixed chorus, while Rachel Sauer will perform with the symphonic band. 

From High School North, students Morgan Tiller and Joseph Albano have been selected for the mixed chorus and Sofia Sangiorgio for the symphonic band. 

“Selection for the All-State performing groups is a rare honor earned by only the most talented, dedicated and hardworking students,” said David Jaklitsch, the chairperson for secondary music. “These amazing young musicians have worked at the highest possible level for many years and under many teachers, studying both in and out of school to attain this accomplishment. We are all very proud to have these exceptional students represent Sachem as some of the best in all of New York State.”

The selection process for an All-State musician is rigorous and includes teacher recommendations, audition scores at the NYSSMA solo evaluation festival during the prior spring and participation in other performing organizations.