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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.



Senior Trip Packets went home 10/13/17

Senior Trip Registration Codes:

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sachem East has adopted a school community devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Please donate gift cards to Amazon, Target, or Walmart to help students and teachers living in shelters get back on their feet. Donations can be brought to Mrs. Gearns in the spectrum office A315 or A314 or to Mrs. Melandro in A335.

Sachem East Cosmetology will be participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Come to room A229 to get your Pink Hair extension. The cost for each extension is $10.00. Show your support, sport pink hair!

There will be a meeting on Monday, October 23, during 9th period in the Little Theater for anyone that is interested in applying to the Foreign Language Honor Society.

The Junior Class meeting has been re-scheduled to next Tuesday, October 24th, during 9th period in room A232.

Teens as teachers will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, October 24, in room A117 during period 9.

The Girls Winter Track and Field team will be having their first informational meeting today in the back gym during 9th period for all athletes interested.

Come and support the Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Team today at 4 against William Floyd for our senior night. Last regular season meet for Our seniors, Good luck ladies!

The JV Girls Soccer team beat Sachem North 2-1 yesterday in their final game of the season. Eight grader Meghan White had a goal and an assist and freshman Sydney Neimann also had a goal and an assist. The team finished with a record of 7 wins, 3 losses, and 4 ties. Coach Monsen would like to congratulate all of the girls on the team! Their hard work and dedication made this a successful and unforgettable season.

Hilltop Herald 2017-2018

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In the News

Sachem Students Teach Students

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Students from Sachem High Schools North and East came together for a day of training as part of the Teens as Teachers Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Program club and course. The program, which included multiple guest speakers from across Suffolk County, featured interactive activities designed to strengthen students’ skills as peer educators as they work collectively as community liaisons, educating youth and promoting a safe and healthy lifestyle. 

The peer educators within the program facilitate lessons to sixth-grade students around the district on how to resist pressures to use drugs and alcohol. The skills-based health education program is designed to mitigate risk factors and build the basis for a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment. The Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) curriculum is used to put social and emotional learning to work through fun and interactive lessons, building the self-confidence young people need to make healthy choices and achieve success.

The training program organized by Sachem Health Education Department educators Patricia Broderick, Lori Hewlett and Kristen Maccarone began with a brief presentation from Sachem substance abuse and violence prevention counselors. Then the students transitioned into an inspirational presentation given by Kym Laube, executive director of HUGS Inc., about the importance of leadership. 

Following the guest speakers, students separated into groups and practiced presenting the lessons they will be delivering to the district’s sixth-grade students in the coming months. 

Students Skype With Chef Ina Garten

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Inspiration was on the menu for students of Tiffany Ambrico-Wilson’s World at Work class at Sachem High School East as they participated in a Skype call with Ina Garten, American author and host of the Food Network program, “Barefoot Contessa.”

The World at Work class helps transition special education students from high school to life after graduation, focusing on life skills such as cleaning, cooking, shopping and managing finances. Students get a chance to practice these skills as the class partakes in weekly grocery store trips. They are also given the opportunity to work with a job coach twice a week building the skills necessary toward gaining employment. 

Ina provided the students an inside look into her preparation process, from selecting a recipe to utilizing her home garden or purchasing ingredients at her local grocery store, before cooking an Italian dish, polenta, and a class favorite treat, chocolate chip cookies. Additionally, she spoke to the students about how she became a successful chef, reflecting on her inspirations growing up and the steps she took to teach herself how to cook. Throughout the videoconference, Ina reiterated the importance of passion in anything the students choose to do in life. 

“Being able to have this experience with Ina adds to what we try to do every day,” said Ambrico-Wilson. “Find what you love to do and do it.”

Senior Receives Science Award of Excellence

Senior Receives Science Award of Excellence photo
Sachem High School East senior Mark Benesh has received the Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. 

As a recipient of this award, Mark was chosen to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders as a delegate representing High School East. Selected students are recommended by their teacher or guidance counselor for leadership ability, academic achievement and dedication to science and technology while also holding a GPA of 3.5 or above. 

The three-day conference, held in Lowell, Massachusetts, includes a collection of seminars lead by Nobel Prize winners and industry-leading inventors. The annual conference draws more than 1,000 students from across the country. 

Mark plans to further his science and technology knowledge by studying earth science and physics in college, with the hope of becoming a science educator himself. 

Nine Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students

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Nine Sachem Central School District seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

At the end of September, about 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 highest scorers were chosen for this honor based on their PSAT/NMSQT results. Paul Noble and Nobonita Paul have been chosen from High School North and Timothy Chiu, Kayli Manalo, Nicholas Manzella, Kayla Miranda, Emma Rigaud, Alecia Robins and Rachel Yaker have been selected from High School East.

Selected students receive letters of commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic performance and become candidates to be chosen for special scholarships sponsored by corporate businesses.  

North (L-R): Nobonita Paul, Paul Noble.  

East (L-R): Timothy Chiu, Nicholas Manzella, Kayla Miranda, Rachel Yaker, Emma Rigaud, Kayli Manalo, Alecia Robins

2018 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Announced

2018 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Announced photo
From Left: Tharini Prakash, Paige Menneci
Sachem High School East senior Tharini Prakash and High School North senior Paige Menneci have been selected as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

Tharini is president of the English Honor Society and treasurer of class government. She is also an active member of the National, Foreign Language, Math, History and Science honor societies. 

Paige has been an Advanced Placement student since ninth grade and boasts perfect NYSSMA scores from grades eight through 12. She is a member of the National Honor Society, for which she also serves as secretary, as well as the Foreign Language and Science honor societies.      

More than 1.6 million juniors from high schools across the country entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of 16,000 semifinalists represents 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants from each state.

In February, 15,000 semifinalists will be selected to advance to finalist standing.