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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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


To any student still interested in buying class rings: Today Jostens will return one last time from 3rd through 7th periods to sell you a ring. You may order online and stop by to get your finger sized and drop off the paperwork. They will be located outside the auditorium lobby. Any questions please see Mr. Holden in B 302.

Attention: Any girl looking to try out for Varsity and JV Softball in the Spring: There will be an informational meeting today 9th period in Café B. Any Questions please see Coach Kearney in room A149.

There is a Tri-M Music Honor Society meeting today during 9th period. All members must attend.

The Junior Class will have a General Membership meeting Thursday, December 14, in Room A232 during 9th period. All Juniors are welcome to attend.

You have 24 hours left to purchase your Twelve Days of Charity Raffle tickets. Please go to the Lower East Side Café or Mrs. Broderick at this time for tickets. We will announce winners daily at the beginning of period 7! Today's prizes include a Coldstone gift card, School store gift card, and a yogomania gift card. Congratulations to yesterday's winners: Ms. MacLellan, Mr. Antonetti and Scott Uhlmann! Thank you for participating.

ATTENTION FRESHMAN CLASS GOVERNMENT: We will hold our next meeting Thursday, December 14, 9th period in room A342. We will be discussing our next big event the Awake-a-thon. ALL FRESHMEN WISHING TO ATTEND ARE WELCOME!!

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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!
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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.
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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.
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Volunteer work can be demanding, but it’s also a whole lot of fun!
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In the News

Sachem Students Spread Safety

Sachem Students Spread Safety photo

During a recent visit to the Sachem Central School District’s middle schools, Sachem High School East and North students enrolled in the Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities class presented lessons regarding the dangers associated with drug use to sixth-grade students.

As part of the high school course, students are transformed into teachers, equipped with the skills to educate students on the dangers of drugs and the importance of making healthy choices throughout life. 

As part of the Too-Good-For-Drugs curriculum, the high school students deliver a series of lessons as they periodically visit the district middle schools, delivering students valuable information to lead healthy lives. 

Sachem’s Salon of Opportunity

Sachem’s Salon of Opportunity photo

Students at Sachem High School East and North are learning about the skills needed to succeed in a multimillion-dollar business as part of the district’s career and technical education cosmetology class.

Putting lessons into practice, the students are not only learning trade skills but are putting them to use in their own salon, offering a plethora of services to fellow students and staff. As part of the cosmetology class, the students practice techniques in hair coloring, cutting and styling, while also learning the intricacies of nail and makeup services.

“The cosmetology class is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience,” said High School East senior Jessica Hennessy. “We are given the chance to explore multiple different areas of cosmetology, which is a huge benefit.” 

Throughout the class, students can participate in workshops run by industry-leading professionals and gain practical career experience during multiple shadowing opportunities. After successful completion of the course requirements, the students are eligible to earn a New York State cosmetology license.

Sachem Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

letters of intent image
On Thursday, Nov. 9, multiple student-athletes from both Sachem High School East and Sachem High School North signed their National Letters of Intent to play college sports next year.  

“It’s always a proud day for Sachem when our student-athletes sign their National Letters of Intent to play at the next level,” said Sachem Athletic Director Gary Beutel. “These individuals have dedicated themselves academically and athletically in order to achieve this success. We wish them the best of luck in their future academic and athletic careers. We know they will represent Sachem proudly at their future institutions.”

The following students were recognized:

Sachem North
-Grace Lipponer, Manhattan College, lacrosse
-Ashley Perrini, NYIT, lacrosse
-Hailey Rhatigan, Mercer University, lacrosse

Sachem East
-Justin Allone, Seton Hall University, cross country
-Taylor Calvagna, Hartford College, lacrosse
-Danielle Cosgrove, University of Notre Dame, basketball
-Pete Engelken, Marist College, lacrosse
-Craig Leonard, LIU Post, baseball
-Daniel Palermo, Iona College, baseball

High School East QuestBridge Finalists Named

High School East QuestBridge Finalists Named photo
Three Sachem High School East seniors were named QuestBridge College Match Finalists and have been selected for the chance to receive full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges upon admittance. 

Juan Amaya, Julia Araujo and Ilyssa Forman were selected for their high academic prowess, success in a plethora of Advanced Placement courses and for securing their respective places as part of the top 5 to 10 percent of their class. 

Among many accolades, Juan is class vice president, Foreign Language Honor Society vice president, and a member of the varsity track and field team, participating in high jump and in hurdling events.  

Julia is a member of the school orchestra in which she plays violin, and she also volunteers for Teens as Teachers and the Diversity Club.

Ilyssa is the president of the History Honor Society, the editor of the school paper and president and founder of the Philosophy and Debate Club.

“These three individuals are the true definition of persistence and have long maintained a focus on high academic standards,” said Principal Louis Antonetti. 

Out of approximately 15,000 applicants in 2017, only 5,759 have been selected as finalists.   

Carpentry Class Brings Learning to Life

Carpentry Class Brings Learning to Life photo

Students at Sachem High School East take learning out of the classroom as they apply mathematics concepts while collectively constructing a small ranch-style structure from the ground up, as part of a Career Training Program Carpentry class taught by James Byrne.

As part of the yearlong program, students work right outside of their classroom to raise a residential-type structure on the grounds of High School East. Students deploy multiple construction skills learned within the classroom to aide in the challenging building project. With the help of schematics, students turn designs into something tangible. Beginning with framing, sheathing and laying the initial floor, students raised the walls for the 16x24 foot L-shaped ranch. Next, students carefully measured rough openings where they will eventually hang doors and place windows. 

While working to complete the structure, students will be challenged further with angles and measures as they raise the rafters to begin the roof. Continuing to improve their craftsmanship, the students will lay shingles to complete the roof and also work on their trim abilities as they add full siding to the building. 

As the construction project continues, students will also incorporate various other trade skills to make the structure replicate a fully functioning home on the interior as well. The house will be equipped with running water, working electricity, and simple cabinetry features, all completed by the student craftsmen. 

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