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Elegant Diners and Artists

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In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Cherry Lane hosted Elegant Dining Day for its students. As part of the program, students dressed up in pink, red and white attire, and were treated to a special concert by the high school orchestra. Following the spirited performance, students enjoyed a special snack while coloring in artwork in the cafeteria, which was set up with beautiful Valentine’s Day-themed decorations.

Modern-Day Muckrakers

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Students in Ms. Vasilakopoulos’s and Mr. Krummenacker’s eighth-grade social studies classes served as modern-day “muckrakers” to further their inquiry of the Progressive Era. Students researched and investigated women’s inequality, racism, minimum wage, immigrant discrimination, child labor and big business corruption as the biggest problems that still plague society. Students then took action to remedy these ills by writing to the Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer. Legislator Schaefer was thoroughly impressed and wrote the students an official letter of commendation.

A Hundred Reasons to Smile

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Cherry Lane hosted its 100th day of school on Feb. 12 by encouraging students’ participation in a variety of activities related to the number 100.
The students developed their knowledge of numbers by thinking like mathematicians and explored the various ways to make 100. They also paraded into the gymnasium at the 100th minute of school, performed 10 sets of 10 different exercises and danced freely for 100 seconds. The activities were a fun way to commemorate the milestone and promote academic enrichment and physical education.


Athletic Leaders

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Six juniors from Carle Place High School attended the15th annual Student-Athletes as School Leaders Conference at Hofstra University. This conference teaches student-athletes how to become a triple-impact competitor, influencing sports on three levels by working to improve oneself, teammates and the game as a whole. Gabriella Baratta, Giana McKeough, Julia Winer, Marc Chiappone, Christopher Moretta and Nick Vaccaro attended with Mr. Moran.

Athletics News

Varsity Gymnastics

Congratulations to Christelle Louis as she advances to the NYSPHSAA State Championship on Saturday, March 3, @ Cold Spring Harbor, 9am. Christelle placed 5th overall and will be competing on bars and beam.

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Varsity Wrestling

Joe Contrastano and John DeRidder took first place, in the Nassau County DII Championship at Cold Spring Harbor High School on Saturday, Feb. 10. Richie Moretta and Liam Coffey took second place, and Nick Vaccaro and Chris Moretta took fourth place.

Joe Contrastano and John DeRidder will represent Nassau County in the State Championship on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th at the Times Union Center in Albany.


Congratulations to Coach Grimm and the Varsity Wrestling Team who qualified for Counties on Friday, February 2nd


99 lbs. -Adriano Graca 3rd place,113 lbs.-Joe Contrastano 1st place,
120 lbs. -AJ Pascarella 2nd place, Gabe Graca 4th place, 126 lbs. -Chris Moretta 3rdplace, Dean Manfredi 4th place, 138 lbs.-Dean Sheinman 1stplace, 145 lbs.-Richie Moretta 1st place,
152 lbs. -Liam Coffey 3rd place, 160 lbs. -John DeRidder 1stplace, 195 lbs.-Mike Sinisi 3rd place
and 220 lbs.-Nick Vaccaro 3rd place

Congratulations to Coach Krummenacker the Varsity Girls Bowling Team who place third in the Nassau County Championship on Saturday, February 3rd.




Cheerleading Excellence

Congratulation to the high school’s varsity cheerleaders, who posted an impressive score and placed second at the Division Avenue Competition!


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Congratulations to the Varsity Field Hockey Team who advanced to the Class C Final Four State Tournament in Binghamton this weekend. The Lady Frogs defeated Schuylerville (Section II) 1-0 in the Semi Finals. Advanced to the Finals and lost to the defending champions Whitney Point (Section IV) 0-1. “If you can give it your all, a win will feel deserved and a loss won’t hold regret”. We had an outstanding season, a trip to States and a final appearance. Thank you Coach Gray, your amazing athletes, Anthony and our supportive fans!!

Proud to be a FROG!!!!



Congratulations to the Varsity Field Hockey Team for winning the Class C Southeast Regional game on Saturday defeating Bronxville 1-0.
The Lady Frogs advance to the NYSPHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
States will be held at Maine Endwell HS (Section IV), Semi Final Game on Saturday, November 11th, 11:30 am and the Finals, Sunday, November 12th, 9:30 am

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Congratulations to the Varsity Football Team for winning the Conference IV Quarter Final game on Saturday defeating North Shore 35-14.
The Wildfrogs advance to the Semi Final game on Thursday, November 9th, @ Hofstra University, 4:00 pm, vs. Cold Spring Harbor

Congratulations to our Cross Country runner, Marcus Pomales (10th grade) who advances to the NYSPHSAA Championship on Saturday, November 11th, @ Wayne Central HS (Section V)

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Congratulations to our Varsity Field Hockey Team, 2017 Class C LONG ISLAND CHAMPIONS!!!! 

Congratulations to the Varsity Football Team who advance to the Nassau County Conference IV Quarter Finals!!! #4 North Shore vs. # 5 Carle Place , the Wildfrogs will play on Saturday, November 4th, at North Shore HS @ 3:00 pm.
Congratulations to our Cross Country Team and the following runners, Matthew DiNuzzo, Marcus Pomales and John Schmuck who qualified for the Nassau County State Qualifiers on Saturday, November 4th, at Bethpage HS @ 2:45 pm 


Nassau County Class C Championship

Congratulations to Coach Gray and the Varsity Field Hockey Team for winning the Nassau County Class C Championship, defeating Oyster Bay, 5-0 on Saturday @ Adelphi University.

The Lady Frogs advance to the Long Island Championship game vs. Pierce on Wednesday, November 1st at Newfield HS, in Seldon @ 4:30 pm


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Athletic Hall of Fame

Carle Place Athletic Department will be Inducting the Class of 2010-2014 into our athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Joseph Burke Auditorium.
We will be inducting 31 athletes, 3 coaches and 1 volunteer.
Please join us in our celebration


Joe Coady Memorial Celebration

The family and friends of Joe Coady are planning to have a Memorial Celebration at the Carle Place High School Football Field on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 3pm to 4:30pm. They are also looking at a brief reception at a local restaurant from 5 to 6pm as a thank you to those that may be able to attend. After, people would be welcome to stay and connect with old friends or go to a different venue to talk about “The Good Old Times”.

In order to plan appropriately we are asking that those able to attend the brief reception after the service let us know by responding to Bob Greco and Larry Blake by September 15th, 2017 at and


Top 25 Long Island field hockey players for 2017


Carle Place goalie Megan McGuinness tries to make a save during a game against Garden City on Oct. 14, 2016. Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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Drive Volunteers

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At its recent blood drive, members of the Rushmore’s Student Council volunteered to greet donors, as well as make thank you cards to give to those who donated blood.

Town Clerk Visit

Town Clerk Visit
Ms. Morrow’s first grade class received a special visit from Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Deputy Town Clerk Eileen Kraneberg and administrator Donna Curci, all of whom thanked the students for making decorations for the holiday gingerbread house in the clerk's office. Mr. Wink also read Whistle For Willie by Ezra Jack Keats, which reinforced the importance of perseverance.

Student Leaders

Student Leaders
The Key Club volunteered at the Hicksville Boys and Girls Club, a safe place where students can go after school to be social, receive mentoring and tutoring services.  Club members led academic games, arts and crafts and athletic activities with middle school students.

Volunteering at the INN

Volunteering at the INN
Members of the high school’s Key Club recently volunteered at the Mary Brennan INN, a full functioning soup kitchen that relies on donations and provides other resources including clothing and toiletries to those in need.  The group sorted winter coats and various donations as part of the effort.

SoHo Trip

SoHo Trip
The high school’s Culture Vultures visited the Martin Lawrence Gallery in SoHo to view artwork by Andy Warhol, Marc Chagal, Picasso and Keith Haring. After a stroll through Washington Square Park and the NYU campus, they then dined at the famous Milon restaurant in the East Village.

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Noticing and Noting

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The district welcomed Northport Middle School reading specialists Tara Gaiss and Lauren Schwartz to lead a workshop introducing new reading program Notice and Note to middle school faculty. It is based on the book “Notice and Note- Strategies for Close Reading” by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst, which is a collection of meta-cognitive strategies and signposts that alert readers to significant moments in a work of literature, and encourage students to read more closely. The program is currently being used at Cherry Lane and Rushmore Avenue, and by September it will be incorporated at the middle school level.

Little Doctors

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In preparation for Rushmore Avenue's annual blood drive, the Student Council was presented with a “Little Doctors” orientation led by a representative of New York Blood Center. The purpose of the program was to educate the students about topics including the need for donors and the advantages of assisting in a blood drive. Following the orientation, the students were set to serve as volunteer workers for the drive.

Looking for the Good

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As part of its ongoing lessons in character education, Rushmore is participating in the Look for the Good Project, a two-week campaign based on teaching the importance of gratitude. Under the guidance of advisers Julie Santoro and Elizabeth Cottell, the Student Council is assisting in the program, which includes three main components: Gratitude Spots, a Gratitude Wall and Kindness Cards. Rushmore hosted a schoolwide kickoff assembly prior to the program to teach students about how the components work and about the value of gratitude and compassion.

AP Honor Roll

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For the first time, the district has earned the honor of being named to the eighth annual College Board AP District Honor Roll, which recognizes school districts in the United States and Canada that have increased student access to Advanced Placement courses, while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or more on AP exams. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying students who are ready for the rigor of AP; this honor, combined with the unique opportunities offered through the Syracuse University Project Advance courses, indicates that the district is putting students in positions to succeed in their work beyond the hallways.

Carla Place is one of just 447 schools to achieve this distinction out of 22,000 eligible districts between the two countries. The high school currently offers 12 AP courses to students, and next year will be offering AP Italian to students for the first time. The next most recent AP courses added are AP Psychology and AP Environmental Science, both in their fourth year of being offered.

Alum’s Advice

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As part of their unit on career exploration, students in Caryl Lorandini’s Advisory class at CPMS/HS received a special visit from Class of 2013 alum Erik Langert. Langert, currently in a master’s degree program at Binghamton University, spoke about his upcoming opportunity to work as a data scientist for the Machine and Learning Autonomy Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. He also encouraged the students to continue working toward their dreams and maximizing their potential.

BOCES Brilliance

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Congratulations to CPHS students Monica Reyes and Kelvin Ponce, who were honored for excellence in their BOCES programs for the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Reyes (police science) and Ponce (computer science) attended a luncheon at BOCES Barry Tech Center as part of the recognition, and were accompanied by Ms. Jacoby.

Holiday Fun

Holiday Fun

Under the leadership of adviser Ms. Gisondi, the CPHS Culture Vultures recently enjoyed a holiday-themed visit to New York City that included ice-skating, eating and shopping at Bryant Park.

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker
As a supplement to their unit on belief systems, Ms. Maddalena Buffalino’s Pre-World Advanced Placement class received a special visit from Islamic Center of Long Island president and Hofstra University professor Dr. Isma Chaudhry. Among several topics, Dr. Chaudhry discussed different cultures in the Middle East and her work with interfaith organizations.

Toy Drive

Toy Drive

In the true spirit of the holiday season, the CPHS Key Club organized a toy drive for Winthrop Child Life and Carle Place Adopt A Family. Toys were donated by club members, staff and community members.

SPARC Service

SPARC Service

The high school’s SPARC club worked with the Mineola High School SPARC club to cut chicken, carrots, onions and celery for a local soup kitchen. 

History of Theatre

History of Theatre
Ms. Maddalena Buffalino’s History of Theatre class received a special visit from Broadway show “Waitress” stage manager Becky Fleming. Among several topics, Fleming discussed her experiences in the professional theater world and offered insight to students in the elective class. 

50th Celebration

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As part of their celebration of their fiftieth day of school, students at Cherry Lane dressed up in 50s attire and had a 50-second dance party to 50s music during the fiftieth minute of the day. They also raised $286.94 to donate to the Red Cross.

Scientific Excellence

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Students at Rushmore and the middle school participated in the annual science fair. Congratulations to the following winners: 

Matthew Dieguez and Trent Whigham

Thomas Venezia

Annabella Georg-Hyun and Katherine Lai


Harleigh Buck

Philip Alfieri

Aidan Elizaitis

Ava Lopes

Devin Eichel and Alexandra Feit
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