skip to main content

Ride for Life

Ride for Life photo
In a heartwarming display of its commitment to altruism and support for the fight against amyotrphic lateral sclerosis, Rushmore Avenue welcomed Chris Pendergast and the Ride for Life group with colorful signs and banners. The student council, under the direction of advisers Julie Santoro and Elizabeth Cottell, presented the group with a check for $5,766.95, which was raised through raffles and the annual Faculty Feud event.

Spectacular Sport Signers

Spectacular Sport Signers photo
With their proud parents in attendance, a record-setting 12 student athletes participated in high school's 2018 Signing Day, during which they signed their national letters of intent and committed to playing their respective spots at the collegiate level in the fall.

The Carle Place School District wishes continued success and extends its congratulations to: T’Ziah Albert (football, LIU Post); Christina Caliendo (dance, Penn State University); Luke Caliendo (lacrosse, SUNY Stony Brook University); Luke Conway (lacrosse, The College at Brockport); John Deridder (football, The College at Brockport); Alex Docyk (field hockey, Adelphi University); Corey Iglesias (football, LIU Post); Megan McGuinness (field hockey, Adelphi University); Michael Rapoport (lacrosse, SUNY Oneonta); Sophia Raccolin (lacrosse, College of Mount Saint Vincent); Nolan Sheridan (lacrosse, SUNY Plattsburgh); and Michael Vella (lacrosse, University of Tampa).

Cherry Thanks Troops

Cherry Thanks Troops photo
As part of its commitment to teaching students to become respectful and responsible citizens, Cherry Lane partnered with New York State Assemblyman Ed Ra to participate in Operation Gratitude. Remembering troops’ brave acts, students wrote letters thanking the courageous servicemen and women. The letters were included in care packages that Operation Gratitude creates and distributes to the members of the military.

Breast Cancer Donation

Breast Cancer Donation photo
Breast Cancer Donation photo 2
The Carle Place Key Club recently hosted its annual Student-Teacher Fashion Show. With more than 100 participants, the show was comprised of Key Club members, teachers and community members. Models donned wardrobes from Men’s Wearhouse, Serafina’s Boutique, Lord Taylor and BASS. Students also modeled Carle Place Alumni’s brands: Taylrd Clothing and GOAT USA. Nearly 80 local vendors and Carle Place families provided various raffle prizes and large donations for this event. All of the proceeds, totaling more than $9,600, were donated to Winthrop NYU Breast Health Center in honor of Vicky Mannarino and Laura Krummenaker.

Budget has passed 580-146.

All propositions have also passed. Thank You.

Congratulations to Neal McLaughlin and Joseph LoCurto, as well as to Anthony Bulzomi who will finish Barry Dennis’ unexpired term.

ENL Family Outreach Program

ENL Family Outreach Program photo
ENL Family Outreach Program photo 2
ENL Family Outreach Program photo 3
ENL Family Outreach Program photo 4
After weeks of planning, Mrs. Dintino, Mrs. Rusinyak, Mrs. Barracato, Mrs. Shay, and Mr. Valdivia from the ENL department hosted an ENL family outreach program at the Westbury Memorial Library. Students from all three buildings joined together to learn more about the library services and programs offered. Students were also able to choose donated books to take home to extend their own personal library, as well as a tour of the children's library and adult library. The parents also had the opportunity to get to know one another and apply for library cards.

Raising Funds for ALS

Raising Funds for ALS photo
Raising Funds for ALS photo 2
As part of an annual tradition, the Student Council at Rushmore Avenue hosted a Faculty Feud fundraiser under the direction of its advisers Julie Santoro and Elizabeth Cottell.

The game, based on the popular game show, “Family Feud,” featured faculty members responding to questions that were surveyed by students. The event was designed to raise funds to support research, awareness and patients of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and the Ride for Life group.

Author Visit

Author Visit photo
Rushmore’s Library, together with the school’s PTA, hosted children’s author Phil Bildner. Mr. Bildner was full of enthusiasm and energy as he presented assemblies about the importance of reading and writing. Four lucky students were also able to have a lunch with the author, ask questions about his work and career, and have books autographed.

Athletics News


Varsity Boys Tennis
Michael Boccuzzi and Brian Huang will represent Carle Place in the Nassau County Tournament in Doubles on Saturday, May 12th, @ Eisenhower Park at 8 am

Varsity Softball
Advance to the Class B County Semi Final
#2 Oyster Bay vs. #3 Carle Place
Best 2 out of 3 series:
Monday, May 14th Game 1 @ Oyster Bay, 4:30 pm
Tuesday, May 15th, Game 2 @ Carle Place, 4:30 pm
If need be, Thursday, May 17th, Game 3 @ Oyster Bay, 4:30 pm

Varsity Baseball
Advance to the Class B County Semi Final
Best 2 out of 3 series:
#2 Carle Place vs. #3 Malverne
Monday, May 14th Game 1 @ Carle Place, 4:30 pm
Tuesday, May 15th, Game 2 @ Malverne, 4:30 pm
If need be, Thursday, May 17th, Game 3 @ Carle Place, 4:30 pm

Varsity Boys Lacrosse
Advance to the Class C Opening Round
Thursday, May 17th, vs. TBA

Varsity Girls Lacrosse
Advance to the Class D County Final
Wednesday, May 30th, vs. Oyster Bay @ Adelphi University, 6:30pm

Varsity Boys and Girls Track
Advance to the Divisionals
Monday, May 14th @ Cold Spring Harbor, 4:30 pm
County Championship
Thursday, May 24th @ Cold Spring Harbor, 4:30 pm
State Qualifiers
Wednesday, May 30th @ North Shore, 4:30 pm &
Friday, June 1st @ North Shore, 4:30 pm

Congratulations to Luke Caliendo, who has been named one of Newsday’s Top 100 Boys Lacrosse Players for 2018!

Congratulations to Jim Colligan for being inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame. Jim was honored at a ceremony on March 25 at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Click here to read the Hall of Fame message.

Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team (Long Island champions), who advanced to the Southeast Regional Final vs. Irvington on Sat., March 10.

vg basketball image


Congratulations to Coach Bello, Coach O’Hagan and the Varsity Girls Basketball Team for winning the 2018 Class B Long Island Championship on Wednesday, March 6th, defeating Mattituck (Section IX) 45-26. The Lady Frogs advance to the Southeast Regional Final on Saturday, March 10, 2018 vs. Irvington (Section I) at Pace University, Westchester Campus, at 1:45 pm



frogs photo

Congratulations to Coach Grimm and John DeRidder (160 lbs.), John placed fourth in the New York State Wrestling Championship on Saturday, Feb. 24th!



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.

gymnastics image

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!


cheer image

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

athletic image 1

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)

athletic image 2



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


class c image

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

goalie image


Hooray for Hip Hop

Hooray for Hip Hop photo
Hooray for Hip Hop photo 2
As part of Hip Hop Culture, a new senior English elective at the high school, students have been learning about four distinct elements — emceeing, deejaying, graffiti and breakdancing — and understanding the common misconception that hip hop refers only to rap music.

Melissa Mehling, the teacher of the class, has led students on a journey from the start of hip hop in the Bronx in the 1970s to its development as a global movement, and on trips to Harlem and the Bronx to experience hip hop elements firsthand. The course has been a fun and educational supplement to students’ understanding of the world and culture that they live in.

2018 Career Day a HUGE SUCCESS!

2018 Career Day a HUGE SUCCESS photo
2018 Career Day a HUGE SUCCESS photo 2
2018 Career Day a HUGE SUCCESS photo 3
2018 Career Day a HUGE SUCCESS photo 4
On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, led by Guidance Director Dr. Joy-Anne D’Anca and MS Counselor Robert Santoro, the Carle Place Middle School/High School Guidance Department proudly presented our annual Career Day to our entire student body. Eighteen enthusiastic and amazingly talented professionals graciously shared their time with our students in the gymnasium in a college fair setting. Each academic period was designated for a grade level with counselors and faculty available to assist in guiding our students in proposing questions and conversations.


Spring Newsletter – Now Available


Career Conversations

Career Conversations
Students at the high school met with individuals and professionals from a wide array of occupational fields, such as healthcare, law enforcement and social work. They were encouraged to ask questions of the 18 guest speakers during the event, which was held in the gymnasium in a college fair-type setting. They learned not only about the importance of working hard to achieve their goals no matter the career they choose and also gained insightful perspectives from experts.

Vote! Rushmore Spring Challenge


Battlers Board the Smile Train

Battlers Board the Smile Train photo
Battlers Board the Smile Train photo 2
As a result of their extraordinary fundraising efforts during the annual “Battle of the Classes, Battling for a Cause” event that raised $20,000 for Smile Train and Hagedorn Cleft Palate Craniofacial Center, students from the high school’s Key Club and Student Organization visited the Smile Train Headquarters in New York City.

The trip, attended by the school’s top fundraisers, provided students with the opportunity to learn about different job opportunities available in a nonprofit organization and how Smile Train carries out its mission. Students took part in a virtual reality tour of an underdeveloped nation and observed how patients receive care during cleft or palate reconstructive surgery.

“Battle of the Classes, Battling for a Cause” has been recognized as the top service-learning fundraiser in the state by the New York State Key Club.

Springing Along

Springing Along photo
Springing Along photo 2
Springing Along photo 3
Students at Cherry Lane School participated in a variety of fun activities during their Spring Festival. Assisted by parent volunteers, students rotated through several stations, including carnival games, planting sunflower seeds, playing with butterflies and getting temporary bug tattoos. The event was designed to provide students with the opportunity to capture the essence of the spring season inside their school.

VIDEO: Jump Rope for Heart

Click here to view the Jump Rope for Heart video

Frogs Swish in Competition

Frogs Swish in Competition photo
Students Robert Hommel and Manny March represented the district impressively at the Jr. NBA regional competition in New York City. Both Hommel and March competed in the U11 category against more than 50 contestants from as far as Maine and Pennsylvania.

A ‘Beautiful’ Evening

A ‘Beautiful’ Evening photo
The Culture Vultures club at CPHS enjoyed viewing “Beautiful the Musical” on its most recent trip to New York City. Under the advisement of Mrs. Gisondi, the group also enjoyed dinner and listened to the music of Carole King.

Students Offer SADD Reminder

Students Offer SADD Reminder photo
Members of the Students Against Destructive Decisions club at CPHS participated in Grim Reaper Day, designed to spread awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. Each period, a gong would sound to signify a life taken by drunk driving. In addition, students in the club wore face makeup and a sign to inform others that they had been affected and would remain silent for the day. They also brought gravestones to the main lobby to create a visual reminder of how many people are victims of drunk driving.

Seniors Showcase Talents

Seniors Showcase Talents photo
Members of the CPHS Class of 2018 participated in a Talent Show, showcasing their skills in a variety of fields, including singing, music, martial arts, tap dancing, juggling and lip-syncing.

Brain STEAM Ahead

Brain STEAM Ahead photo
Students in grades K-6 and their parents had the opportunity to participate in a slate of STEAM-related activities as part of The Sandy Cohen Brain STEAM Ahead Day. The program, presented by the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association and Nassau County Association of Mathematics Supervisors, was held at Rushmore Avenue and supplemented the STEAM lessons students are learning in the classroom daily.
History of the Frog