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St. Baldrick’s Day 2017 at Sagamore

This year’s St. Baldrick’s event was a huge success at Sagamore.  There were 40 “shavees” including some teachers and Sagamore’s principal, Mr. Panasci.  Each grade spent a period in the gymnasium cheering on their classmates stepped up to be shaved.   These courageous participants raised awareness, and donated $24,000 toward research to battle childhood cancer.

The event began with a heartwarming speech by Mrs. Moore’s daughter Alexa, who bravely fought cancer as a child.  The St. Baldrick’s participants had their heads shaved, and the participants gave long locks that will be used to make wigs for children who are enduring chemotherapy.  The event was inspirational and the support from the Sagamore community was amazing.

To add to the event, the crowd was able to enjoy performances by the impressive Sagamore Arrowettes, the Sagamore Cheer team, and two Irish step dancers who happened to be Mr. Panasci’s lovely daughters.  Each participant got a beautiful cupcake made by Mrs. Grant, and the admiration from their teachers and peers. Mr. Berger, Ms. Alexander, Ms. Ackerly-Dahn, Mrs. Jargo, Mrs. Onorato, and Mrs. Gustavson worked hard to organize this event.  We are so proud of all of the St. Baldrick’s participants who came together and made this year’s St. Baldrick’s event a great one.

Sachem East Participates in History Bowl, Two Students Qualify for Nationals

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For the third consecutive year, Sachem East’s Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society members participated in the regional finals of the National History Bowl.  

The National History Bowl is a quiz tournament sponsored by the History Channel for student teams across America that is run by former Jeopardy champion Dave Madden.  

This year, Sachem East sent 23 students on five varsity teams to compete with a field of 28 schools from across the region. The teams have been meeting since last fall to prepare using practice questions in mock bee tournaments.  

This year’s competition included a Long Island High School Jeopardy champion as well as some of the best history students from public and private schools in the Northeast. 

The teams played in a bracket style quiz bowl tournament all day hoping to qualify for a national championship.  

Junior Lucas Moreno qualified for the U.S. History Bee National Championship in the Varsity Division and freshman Nicholas Mulieri qualified in the JV Division.  

They were both invited to the National Championship in Washington, D.C. later this month.

Moreno also qualified for the U.S. Geography Olympiad National Championship. The competitions are all held that weekend in D.C. or Virginia.  

In order to qualify, they had to take the qualifying exams during the lunch break at the History Bowl.  There were only six varsity and four JV qualifiers from the entire Long Island Championship that we attended on March 19.

This year’s Sachem History Bowl participants included seniors Kristin Bossong, Brendan Foy, Zachary Gao, Sophie Hannigan, Eric Jackson, Christopher Mingo, Ariana Mosca, Brian Rinfret, Andrew Schnell, Justin Sostre, and Paul Venturi.

Juniors included Juan Amaya, Kellie Bossong, Timothy Chiu, Adam DeMonte, Ilyssa Forman, Ryan Graham, Ethan Grow, Nicholas Manzella, Lucas Moreno, Tharini Prakash and Andrew Scavo.

There was one freshman, Nicholas Mulieri.

2017 Volleyball Tournament

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By Joanna Philip, and Lily Hammond

This March, students from Sagamore Middle School raised funds for charities that help fight children's cancer. To help with this important cause, Sagamore held its 3rd annual Sagamore “Spikes Out Cancer” Volleyball Tournament. This year, over 40 teams competed to help the cause.  The tournament consisted of three placement games before the playoffs.  Sagamore participants enjoyed an afternoon of fun and competition as they played to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. The event took place on Monday March 6th, 2017.  In the end, the Kool Aid Jammers won the tournament.  Overall, the Volleyball Tournament raised $2,100 and everyone had an enjoyable time doing it!   

Slideshow of the Tournament

An Important Message from the Superintendent of Schools

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Wenonah Elementary Hosts Invention Convention

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Wenonah Elementary School turned into a full-fledged design and development studio Thursday night as the building transformed for its "Invention Convention" festivities.

Classrooms and walls were plastered with the wonderful work of students and staff aimed at stimulating educational advancement in STEM areas: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Sachem Robotics, fresh off their Long Island regional championship, made a guest appearance to work with kids.

Children and their parents from all grade levels packed the building for a fun and educational evening.

Euro Challenge Team Qualifies for Semi-Finals

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The Sachem North Euro Challenge Team qualifies for the semi-finals to be held at the Federal Reserve Bank later this month. Teams will compete for a spot in the final round. Good luck!

Sachem North's 5K Run

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"Running Miles to Raise Smiles"
Sachem North Senior Class & Leadership is sponsoring a Fun Run/5K Race. Proceeds will go to Sachem North clubs, scholarships and the Stony Brook Children's Hospital. This is a community-wide event and we welcome runners of all ages and abilities. If you cannot make the event but wish to make a donation, please send checks to Sachem North: 212 Smith Road Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 or email: -This event is Rain or Shine -There will be a Fun-Run held a half hour prior to the race...the more kids, the more FUN! -Bagels, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase before and after the race.
5K starts at: 9:00am
Kids Fun Run Starts at: 8:30am
Pre-register by April 19th at midnight to guarantee your event t-shirt!


Sachem Hosts Inaugural Hall of Honor Induction

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Sachem Hosts Inaugural Hall of Honor Induction

Sachem Hosts Inaugural Hall of Honor Induction

The inaugural class of Sachem’s Hall of Honor was formally inducted at a ceremony at Sachem High School North on Saturday, April 1.

The inductees included:

-Dr. John Cassese ’60, educational administrator
-Stephen Costello ‘79, business executive and author
-Alexander Diguardia ‘65, U.S. Army soldier who died in Vietnam
-Kirk Lloyd Douglas ‘90, musician
-Jerry Figgiani ‘78, martial arts instructor, motivational speaker, author
-Bob Greifeld ‘75, business executive
-Dr. John Heymach ‘85, doctor leading the fight against cancer
-Lori Ann LaRocco ‘89: television producer and author
-Tim Latham ‘84: Grammy-winning music producer
-Steve Levy ‘77: politician

On Friday, many of the inductees joined students for mentor sessions to share stories about their career and about their time at Sachem.

The Hall of Honor is a project run by the newly formed Sachem Alumni Association. Learn more at

Sachem Robotics wins SBPLI Long Island Regional, Headed to World Championships

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Sachem Robotics wins SBPLI Long Island Regional, Headed to World Championships

Sachem Robotics wins SBPLI Long Island Regional, Headed to World Championships


Sachem Aftershock Team 263 won the SBPLI Long Island Regional for the second year in a row!

Sachem has qualified for the World Championships in St. Louis, which take place in late April. The FIRST Robotics Long Island Regional Competition (FRC), hosted by SBPLI, is held annually in the spring at Hofstra University.

The competition brings together teams of students and their mentors from roughly 50 Long Island schools, schools from the Metropolitan area as well as visiting teams from around the country and abroad.

The competition includes two short games played by the robots, where the students program and remotely control them in competition rounds on the playing field.

2017-2018 District Calendar Summary

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Robotics Team to Attend Regional

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Sachem Robotics Team 263 will be competing at the FIRST Robotics Competition SBPLI Long Island Regional this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 30 to April 1. The competition will be held at Hofstra University in the arena. Admission to the Regional is free and open to the public.

To check the schedule and keep up-to-date with competition news, log onto the FIRST website:

Important Letter from the Superintendent Regarding District Properties


Waverly Students STEAM Ahead!

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Grade 1 students at the Waverly Elementary School work on their STEAM projects.  STEAM which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics is an educational model that helps teach students to bridge subjects and problem solve.

Honoring Sachem Spelling Bee Finalists

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Spelling Bee Finalists Recognized by the Board of Education
Sachem's 2017 Spelling Bee Finalists were honored at the Board of Education Meeting.  Students from throughout the district participated in one of the districts longest rounding Spelling Bee Contests.  Going 33 rounds, students did so well, moderators actually ran out of words!

Seneca raised over $20,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation

Lynwood Avenue Destination Imagination Team Qualifies for States

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The Lynwood Avenue 3rd Grade Destination Imagination Team won 1st place at Regionals, qualifying them for States.  The team also received an award from the Office of Legislator Tom Muratore.

Irving Roth, Holocaust survivor, visits with grade 8 students today.

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Iron Chef Competition 1st Place Winners!

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Summer Enrichment Camp

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Humans of Sachem North - Fox 5 Story

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Superintendent's Office Hours


Sachem CSD attends 13th Annual Legislative Breakfast


Rock the Socks


During science classes at Sagamore Middle School on Friday last week, students “Rocked the Socks” to support Makenzie. Students wore crazy socks on their feet and hands raise awareness for this disease on her first birthday. Read the info on the first slide in the gallery to learn more!

We encourage your family to help raise awareness for this disease by posting pictures of your family Rocking the Socks on February 22. Use the hashtags: #RTS1000 / #RockTheSocksMakenzie / #RockTheSocks4EB.

Student Reporters


Sixth grade students at Sagamore Middle School had the opportunity to be student reporters and truly learn about government from the source when Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi and Legislative Aide Chris Deluca spoke to Mrs. Frank and Ms. Buckley's social studies classes!

Thanks to Mr. Cilmi and Mr. DeLuca for stopping by!

Board of Education Committee Application


Instructions for Elementary Parent Portal


2017-18 Private/Parochial School Transportation Requests


PayForIt /PayForIt Instructions: Lunch, Child Care, Testing



2016-2017 NYS Grades 3-8 Assessment Letters