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Sachem High School East

177 Granny Road,
Farmingville, N.Y. 11738
Principal: Mr. L. Antonetti
Assistant Principals: Mrs. B. Almendarez-DeBello, Mr. J. CariddiMrs. L. Johnson and Mr. A. Larson
Phone: (631) 716-8200



The mission of the Sachem High School East community is to educate and graduate young adults who achieve personal excellence through the principles of respect, recognition, responsibility, opportunity, belonging, and security.

June Testing Schedule

Math Book Review Order

Sachem East Driver Education 2018

2018 Summer Driver Education Program will run from Monday, June 25th and end on Wednesday, July 18th. The hours at Sachem North will be from 7:30 to 10:30am and at Sachem East it will run from 11:00am to 2pm. All registration forms and additional information will be available on the school's website by Wednesday, April 11th. Students must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid learner’s permit by June 25th. Please contact Mr. DeVenuto for any questions at




Daily Announcements

Friday, May 25, 2018

Attention Teens as Teachers class and club members... there will be a year-end celebration on Tuesday, June 5 during period 9 in Room A117. Please stop by to pick up food if you have extra help!


Students taking AP Chemistry next year: Please stop by room B 302 sometime before Friday, June 8, to pick up your summer work. You can stop by before school, ninth period, or any time during the day except 7th and 8th periods. See Mr. Holden with any questions.

There will be a Boys Varsity Cross Country meeting today from 1:45 to 2:00 in room A118. All those interested in participating in the Fall 2018 season must attend. See Mr. Cully for questions or details.

The Library will be giving out Sachem Public library cards to any student or staff member who would like one. Just stop by the school Library.

The VEI class is proud to announce a weekly fundraising raffle at the school store. For $1 a ticket, you could win valuable prizes. This week's prize is a forty inch flat screen smart T.V. Come to the school store and enter for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on June 1st. Good luck!

Attention All Athletes: The school doctor will be here next Wednesday, May 30, at 2:00 pm. Please see the nurse for information.

All library books are due back by June 1st. Please return your books as soon as possible.

The Induction rehearsal for the Tri-M Music Honor Society is Tuesday, May 29, during 9th period and will run until the rehearsal is over. All members should be in the auditorium as soon as 8th period is over.

The Writing Center will be closed today and Friday, May 25. We will see you on Tuesday! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Congratulations to our Teens as Teachers club and class on your recognition yesterday from the Suffolk County Human Rights commission. All members who did not receive their certificates, please see Mrs. Broderick in A117 today to pick up your certificate if you were unable to attend. Thank you.

Golf Tryout Meeting - Boys Fall Golf 2018: ALL ARE WELCOME Grades 9-12.
9th & 10th grades are encouraged to attend on Thursday, June 7, in the Back Gym. The TOPICS are: Physicals, Try-Outs, Where? When? Time? What do I bring to try-outs? How many team members will make the team? Season Schedule (Matches, Practices). Email Coach A. Falco for IMPORTANT INFO if you cannot attend the meeting -

Senior parking applications for the 2018-2019 school year can be picked up in Ms. De Bello's office (Room C175) and the Main office. Please read all instructions carefully. Return your application to Ms. De Bello's Office room C175 by June 8. Late passes to class will not be given.

Sachem Ice Hockey Club Tune Up and Try Out Schedule
Tune Up Clinics

5/11 JV/Varsity Tune ups 7:45 - 8:45 PM
5/13 JV Tune ups 6:50-7:50 PM
5/18 Varsity Tune ups 7:45 - 8:45 PM

Try Outs
5/20 Varsity/JV 8:00-9:00 PM
5/23 Varsity Invitational Only 8:00-9:00 PM
5/25 JV Try outs 7:05-8:35 PM

Hilltop Herald 2017-2018

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Important Links


10 Reasons to Volunteer This Summer



1. Make a difference.
Volunteering is about giving back. With a team of like-minded people by your side, you’ll get the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself: to immerse yourself in different experiences, to instigate change at a grassroots level and along the way, to gain new perspective.
2. Change a life.
We believe the most beneficial thing we can do is to give people opportunities, not handouts. With us, you will lay the foundations of durable change and improvement in the lives of the communities you work with.
3. Give back to the causes most meaningful to you.
Pick your volunteer work based on what inspires you most. Whether it’s animal conservation, primary education, or construction work, you will create positive change in the world.
4. Gain a new perspective.
As the saying goes, “life begins at the end of your comfort-zone”. We come from extremely privileged countries in terms of both opportunities and amenities, and often do not realize the hardships others endure. You will be amazed how much you can take away from a summer volunteer experience and how it allows you to see the world in a different way.
5. Make a real connection.
Volunteering means you’ll have the chance to work alongside people from all over the country and make life-long friendships!


6. Real-world experience.
Releasing baby turtles, teaching English in underprivileged primary schools, laying foundations and building houses, preparing lunch for up to 100 children, cleaning crocodile enclosures, refurbishing classrooms, making enrichment toys for elephants… talk about real-world experience! You will bring home skills you never even knew existed!
7. Learn new skills.
Volunteering abroad is eye-opening, and the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself: you’ll learn to problem-solve, work with a team, be resourceful and adapt to life in an unfamiliar environment. These are skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life, no matter what field of work you chose.
8. Boost your resume for college applications.
As a general rule, recruiters look out for people with community involvement. It helps to create a positive impression, makes you more innovative, creative and gives you a range of useful skills. More importantly, college recruiters look at community involvement from students as a demonstration of leadership.
9. It's fun!
Volunteer work can be demanding, but it’s also a whole lot of fun!
10. Start Today:

(by Vesabroad)



In the News

Sachem Science Duo Shines Through Brain Imaging Research

Sachem Science Duo Shines Through Brain Imaging Research photo
Sachem Science Duo Shines Through Brain Imaging Research photo 2
Innovation and collaboration serve as the staples for success in the science research laboratory at Sachem High School East as two juniors continue to conduct advanced brain imaging research in connection with the Department of Radiology at Stony Brook University.

Since September, Ian Limjoco and Vincent Zhang have been working side by side on a study to identify gray matter lesions in the subcortical structures of the human brain brought on by multiple sclerosis. With help from a special high-powered computer provided by Sachem administration, the students have the ability to remotely access anonymous patient data and run analysis software to analyze fMRI brain scans. Utilizing the ITK-Snap 3D imaging software, the duo creates segmented renderings of patient data that is then studied in an effort to improve brain analysis techniques in the scans of multiple sclerosis patients. The students hope to identify where impairments become apparent in the patient’s bodily function by identifying the location of the lesions in the gray matter. 

“This is the closest we have come to working with human subjects,” Limjoco said. “This program has allowed us to advance our research through human connection.”

The ongoing collaborative research efforts led by Dr. Tim Duong, Stony Brook University’s vice chair for research, radiology, provides the Sachem scientists with countless educational opportunities as they progress through their research. Working in connection with medical students, Limjoco and Zhang have had the chance to attend college-level pillar courses studying MRI radiology and access labs that aren’t normally available to students until graduate-level college courses. 

“All of the institution-level research we conduct is an incredible introduction that supports my pre-medical aspirations,” Zhang said.  

Limjoco and Zhang recently presented their research at the Long Island Science Congress at St. Anthony’s High School and aim to continue their gray matter research into the summer. 

Sachem High School East Top Students Announced

Sachem High School East Top Students Announced photo
Tharini Prakash and Tim Chiu have been named Sachem High School East Class of 2018’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Tharini and Tim excelled to rise to the top of their class after 13 years of persistent academic excellence. 

Tharini, the valedictorian for High School East, is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and boasts an unweighted grade point average of 99.1846. She is enrolled in multiple Advanced Placement classes, including calculus, economics, English, environmental science, French and physics. Complementing her impressive academic résumé, she is also the treasurer of Class Government and a member of the Outdoors Club. Tharini plans to study economics and politics in college following graduation. 
“Sachem has so many special teachers who have helped me choose my career path,” Tharini said. “Their passion in the careers they have chosen inspire me.” 

Tim, this year’s salutatorian, has a longstanding commitment to academic achievement that earned him an unweighted grade point average of 98.4083. Selecting a collection of challenging upper-level classes, he is enrolled in Advanced Placement computer science, government and politics, literature, physics I and statistics. In addition to his challenging course schedule, Tim is a member of the English, Math, National and Tri-M honor societies. He plays violin in the string ensemble and has been a yearly participant in New York State School Music Association festivals. Beyond the classroom, Tim is a member of the varsity tennis and golf teams and has served as the captain of the tennis team since 10th grade. Tim plans to attend Georgetown University following graduation to study neurobiology on a premedical track. 

“The people I have met and the friends I have made at Sachem cannot be matched,” Tim said. “All of the friendships are what has made high school a truly special experience.”  

These two spectacular students will receive their diplomas with the rest of their class at the commencement ceremony on June 23. 

The Unity Project Showcases Community Connections

The Unity Project Showcases Community Connections photo
A dazzling display of community collaboration between Sachem Central School District students and community is currently a focal point of the Sachem Public Library garden, thanks to an interactive public art venture known as The Unity Project.

The goal of this global movement is to create a healthy dialogue between members of opposing political parties in an effort to depolarize politics and enhance civic education across the country. The project aims to remove the adversarial stigma between political parties and create a community committed to solving the problems they face as a society. 

Students from the Sachem High School East National Art Honor Society assembled a structure for The Unity Project with help from adviser Katrina Wrigley and her husband Dane. The larger-than-life structure helps celebrate how individuals’ unique qualities and strengths tie each other together. 

For the installation, students and community members connected a piece of yarn to a post labeled with a description of a specific identity. As participants’ yarn began to intertwine with others, the complex labyrinth of yarn showcased the true interconnectedness of the community. The completed display will remain on exhibit at the Sachem Public Library until May 12. 

In addition, the artistic work of district middle and high school students is also on display at Sachem Public Library as part of its Teen Art Show. These pieces will remain in the gallery until the end of the April.

Superintendent Gains Insight Through Student-Directed Discussion

Superintendent Gains Insight Through Student-Directed Discussion photo
To gain important insight on building culture and student concerns, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Graham and various other members of the administration continuously participate in a student-directed roundtable at each building throughout the district.

As part of the periodic visits, student representatives of varying school activity levels are selected by each building principal to meet with Dr. Graham to discuss the questions and concerns of their peers. The roundtable discussions provide students across all grade levels the opportunity to have their voice heard by administrative members.  

Among the numerous topics highlighted during each discussion were student engagement in class, safety and security, school culture, and extra- and cocurricular activities. 

William Gavin to Attend Washington Journalism and Media Conference

William Gavin to Attend Washington Journalism and Media Conference photo
Sachem High School East junior William Gavin has been selected as a national youth correspondent and invited to attend the prestigious Washington Journalism and Media Conference held at George Mason University this summer. 

As part of the conference curriculum, William will participate in hands-on learning led by industry-leading professionals from a number of media backgrounds. The participating youth correspondents will learn through decision-making simulations that prompt students to face similar creative, practical and ethical pressures they will encounter in media and journalism careers. In addition, the student-participants will enjoy expert insight from multiple guest speakers during the weeklong conference. 

William is enrolled in a number of Advanced Placement classes, including composition, biology and U.S. history. Complementing William’s enrollment in multiple challenging courses is a robust cocurricular résumé, as he is active in the Chess Club and the Diversity Club. He plans to pursue further journalism in college, with a focus on political journalism. 

“I look forward to meeting many well-known journalists during the conference,” William said. “I am excited for the experience to learn from the professionals.”