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Culture Vultures’ Final Trip

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The high school’s Culture Vultures Club took its final trip of the school year in June, walking the famed High Line in New York City and having a delicious dinner in Chelsea.

Board Welcomes New Trustee

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On July 2, board voted to re-elect Joseph LoCurto and Lawrence Zaino Jr. to their posts as president and vice president, respectively. They also introduced Neal McLaughlin as its new trustee. All three trustees were sworn in by taking the Oath of Office.

Congratulations Class of 2018

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Seniors Take A Stroll

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The CPHS Class of 2018 took a trip down memory lane as they revisited Rushmore Avenue and Cherry Lane prior to their graduation.
As the soon-to-be graduates walked through and around each school led by high school Principal Thomas DePaola, students and faculty members applauded them for their accomplishment. The annual tradition was designed to give the seniors an opportunity to reminisce in the hallways that began their academic careers and greet students who will one day also be members of future graduating classes.

Celebration of Service

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The Board of Education celebrated the service of retirees and granted tenure to staff members at its June meeting. The seven retirees, who completed a collective 153 years of dedicated service to the district, and the tenured staff members were honored before their family, friends and colleagues.

The district congratulates retirees Harvey Allen, Douglas Brett, Richard Greenberg, Alice LaPoma, Lisa Laudante, Joni Russo and Patricia Thornton, and tenured staff members Rebecca Chiarelli-Shay, Elizabeth Cottell, Eileen Fredericks, Jillian Kelly, Kathleen Kimmons, Chelsea Samain and Julie Santoro.

Cream of the Crop

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The high school is proud to announce that seniors Kaitlyn Quijano and Saria Chowdhury are valedictorian and salutatorian of the graduating Class of 2018, respectively.

Both students have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to academic excellence, well-roundedness and leadership. The district congratulates them on their tremendous achievement and wishes them continued success and the best of luck in college and beyond.

Teaming Up for a Win

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As a result of outstanding efforts that raised more than $19,000 for the American Heart Association and earned third place in the Team Up 4 Community Spring Challenge, Rushmore Avenue was presented with a $500 check at the Long Island Sports Impact Banquet Awards.

The ceremony was attended by Rushmore Avenue physical education teachers Rob Abend and Jen Yannacone, who were presented with the award by New York Islander legends Steve Webb and Brian Trottier. The prize money will be used within the school’s physical education program.

Culture Vultures

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The CPHS Culture Vultures Club enjoyed the opportunity to view the musical, “Once on This Island,” at the Circle in the Square Theater in New York City.

MS Musical Magic

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Students at CPMS performed a remarkable rendition of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” before their peers, parents, teachers and administrators.

World History Students Visit Memorial

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Students in the AP world history class at CPHS culminated their course curriculum with a field trip to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. The visit was designed to supplement students’ classroom lessons about human rights violations and modern terrorism.

Key Club’s Compassion

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As part of its ongoing commitment to altruism, the CPHS Key Club prepared baked ziti for 80 guests at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park. Students learned about the importance of helping others and how their time and compassion can make a difference in someone’s life.

Athletics News

Congratulations to Coach Peragallo and our Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team, defeating Oyster Bay 10-9, in overtime to become the Nassau County Class D Champions!

The Long Island Championship game will be held at Islip H.S on Sunday, June 3, 2018 Class "D"-Carle Place vs. Mattituck @ 2:30 pm

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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.


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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



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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.

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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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Teacher Earns Scholarship

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The district extends its congratulations to high school world language teacher Rosa Perifimos, who was awarded a scholarship recognizing Teachers of Excellence and funded by the Spanish Embassy.

The scholarship, part of the centennial celebration of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, will provide Perifimos with the opportunity to travel to Salamanca, Spain at the end of June, where she will take part in a social-cultural program designed for teachers at the University of Salamanca.

“I am very excited and proud to be representing Carle Place School District in Spain, and to have the opportunity to further my professional development,” Perifimos said.

Portrait Project for Puerto Rico

Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, art students at CPHS created portraits that were delivered to children in Puerto Rico. The effort also helped provide more than $5,000 worth of art supplies for them. Please follow the video link about this remarkable cause below:

Nassau Zone Awards

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Students across the district were recognized with the 2018 Outstanding Elementary and Middle School Physical Education Student Award by the Nassau Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The award is bestowed upon two students from each school who demonstrate a physically active lifestyle, responsible behavior and leadership and overall physical education excellence following nomination by their physical education teachers.

The district extends its congratulations to second-graders Nicholas Scaccia and Ava Vaz, sixth-graders Tyler Aguilar and Caitlin Leary, and eighth-graders James McKeough and Alexandra Feit, all of whom were honored at a special awards ceremony at Roslyn High School.

Steps to Stop Skin Cancer

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As part of its ongoing commitment to altruism and its participation in the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign, the Builders Club at Carle Place Middle School took part in the 14th annual Miles for Melanoma 5K Steps to Stop Skin Cancer Run/Walk.

Ride for Life

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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

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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

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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.

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.
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