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Senior Citizen Luncheon

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Under the leadership of advisor Erika Fallik, the high school’s Student Organization hosted a Senior Citizen Luncheon for more than 80 members of the community. Tables were decorated with spring-themed tablecloths and flowers, and students running for class office or a position in Student Organization assisted. Senior citizens enjoyed food, songs and winning prizes in bingo.

Recognizing Excellence

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The New York State Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Educators honored CPHS teacher Erika Fallik with the 2016-2017 Distinguished Service Award for Long Island West. Fallik, who has worked in the district’s athletics, physical education, health and family consumer sciences department for nearly 20 years, has in her time initiated several electives, including Nutrition and Fitness and Baking & Pastry. She was presented with a plaque at a ceremony at Fox Hollow Country Club for her outstanding contributions to the field of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

Robotics Represents

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The CPHS Robotics Club, comprised of 15-20 students, competed at the first robotics competition at Hofstra University against 54 other schools. The team first prepared for the objective of the game that was revealed in January. It then had six weeks to design, build, program and practice with the robot prior to the competition. Students learned about engineering principles, software programming, electrical details, basic use of tools, teamwork and effective problem solving.

Essay of Appreciation

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CPHS sophomore Alexa Ramalhete’s entry in Barnes and Noble’s Favorite Teacher Contest was selected as one of three winners from 300 submitted essays. Ramalhete wrote about teacher Christa Klatsky, “Ms. Klatsky pushes me to reach my potential with my work, as well as pushing me to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be.”

Both Ramalhete and Klatsky were presented with awards at Teacher Appreciation Evening at the Barnes and Noble in Carle Place.