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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.






Senior Trip Packets went home 10/13/17

Senior Trip Registration Codes:

Tour ID code:31699
Online registration code: B29EACDF
Please register ASAP
Any questions please see Ms. Stein or Mr. Dobbins

Follow the instructions to register

Senior Banquet November 6th at the Mediterranean Manor.
Packets Available in A237
Sign Ups Tuesday Oct 24 at 2 pm in the Little Theater
Need School ID, Money Order for $75 and Signed Permission Slip

Daily Announcements

Friday, January 12, 2018

If you are scheduled to re-take the Earth Science regents on Thursday, January 25, you must re-take the lab practical also. The lab practical re-take will be offered period 1-2 on Wednesday, January 17, in the Little Theatre. See Mrs.Plantier in room A238 to sign up for the lab practical re-take as soon as possible.

Drivers Education Registration forms are available in the attendance office.
The forms are to be returned on Wednesday, January 24, between the hours of 3:30 and 5:30 in Café B.


Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico. Help Support Puerto Rico's Recovery and buy a shirt to show them that Sachem Cares. All proceeds will be donated through The Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico. Please hand in order form with the payment to Mrs. Almendarez-DeBello in room C175, Mr. Lemke B221, or Mrs. Wrigley C151. Order Forms are in the Main Office, C175 and B221. The order needs to be handed in by January 22, 2018.

Congratulations to the Girls Bowling Team for their win over Smithtown yesterday 24.5 to 15.5. Outstanding games rolled by Kristine Kamping with a 189, Meera Arumugan with a 186 and Kayla Manarino with a 182. Great match girls!

Attention all 9th and 10th graders attending the Awake-A-Thon. Please be at the school by 8:30 tonight, and meet the teachers in Cafeteria B. See you all there!

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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 Students Seek the Lost Treasure of Newton

Sachem Students Seek the Lost Treasure of Newton photo
Intense focus guided students at Sachem High School East as they worked through math equations during a Breakout EDU activity to find the lost treasure of Newton.  

Calculus students in Scott Kennedy’s math class were separated into two teams and challenged to solve a series of calculus equations to get clues, tools, keys and combinations to unlock five different locks. Within the collection of locked boxes held the clue to the location of Newton’s lost treasure. 

With both teams successfully completing the task and finding the final clue, the students claimed their treasure, which was a tasty snack securely locked away in Dr. Kennedy’s file cabinet. 

‘Professor for a Day’ at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

‘Professor for a Day’ at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory photo
Sachem High School East Science Research sophomore Ryan Meehan was among 16 high school students from New York City and Long Island chosen to participate in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Professor for a Day program. Ryan attended the “Plant Genomes & Biotechnology: From Genes to Networks” professional conference on Nov. 30. 

Throughout the workshop, Ryan learned about the development and use of biotechnology and genomic tools in economically important plant species, such as forest and fruit species, cereals, legumes and medicinal plants, and the reasons why these species are profoundly important to human civilization. Additionally, he was able to take a firsthand look inside the world of professional researchers and learn how they interact, share ideas and learn from each other. 

As part of the district’s Science Research program, Ryan has been studying the effects of ecological changes on living systems for the past two years. His research emphasizes the fact that human health is directly linked to environmental health. 

Sachem Students Spread Safety

Sachem Students Spread Safety photo

During a recent visit to the Sachem Central School District’s middle schools, Sachem High School East and North students enrolled in the Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities class presented lessons regarding the dangers associated with drug use to sixth-grade students.

As part of the high school course, students are transformed into teachers, equipped with the skills to educate students on the dangers of drugs and the importance of making healthy choices throughout life. 

As part of the Too-Good-For-Drugs curriculum, the high school students deliver a series of lessons as they periodically visit the district middle schools, delivering students valuable information to lead healthy lives. 

Sachem’s Salon of Opportunity

Sachem’s Salon of Opportunity photo

Students at Sachem High School East and North are learning about the skills needed to succeed in a multimillion-dollar business as part of the district’s career and technical education cosmetology class.

Putting lessons into practice, the students are not only learning trade skills but are putting them to use in their own salon, offering a plethora of services to fellow students and staff. As part of the cosmetology class, the students practice techniques in hair coloring, cutting and styling, while also learning the intricacies of nail and makeup services.

“The cosmetology class is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience,” said High School East senior Jessica Hennessy. “We are given the chance to explore multiple different areas of cosmetology, which is a huge benefit.” 

Throughout the class, students can participate in workshops run by industry-leading professionals and gain practical career experience during multiple shadowing opportunities. After successful completion of the course requirements, the students are eligible to earn a New York State cosmetology license.

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