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Teeny Awards Nominees

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A number of Sachem High School East and North students were nominated for Teeny Awards for their performances in recent productions. The Teeny Awards, based on the Tony Awards, celebrate excellence in high school theater across the East End of Long Island. Winners will be announced June 5.

Congratulations to the following Sachem students who were nominated in their respective categories:

Lead Male in a Play

Jake Kyranakis, Sachem North

Alexander Mahr, Sachem East

Ryan Pacella, Sachem East

Adam Pollizotto, Sachem North

Supporting Female in a Play

Kassandra Suarez, Sachem East

Brook Tate, Sachem North

Nur Yucel, Sachem East

Supporting Male in a Play

Jabiel Aqueron, Sachem East

Ryan Panzarino, Sachem North

Lead Male in a Musical

Joey Maiello, Sachem North

Adam Pollizotto, Sachem North

Supporting Female in a Musical

Brook Tate, Sachem North

Supporting Male in a Musical

Alexander Mahr, Sachem East

Outstanding Choreography in a Play or Musical

Juliana Depersio, Sachem East

Outstanding Poster and Playbill Design

Savannah Butler, Sachem East


Date Added: 5/25/2022

Sagamore Students Study the Life Cycle of an Egg

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Seventh grade students at Sagamore Middle School recently have been exploring the life cycle of quail as part of a study that included an incubator holding eggs in the school’s library.

Over several weeks the eggs were held in the incubator for students to view before they hatched following spring break. The young chicks were then returned to Center for Environmental Education and Discovery to be released in the wild on Long Island.

Date Added: 5/25/2022

Honoring Our First Responders

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The Sachem Central School District is showing its appreciation for the community’s first responders through a number of events. Many of the District’s elementary schools invited first responders to their buildings for celebrations and parades.

Students created posters and cards for police officers and firefighters to show thanks. At Merrimac Elementary School, fifth graders had a question-and-answer session with first responders to gain insight into their day-to-day routines. Nokomis students sang for their special guests, prior to students introducing their family member heroes to the crowd. Waverly held an appreciation breakfast for first responders before students cheered them on at a schoolwide parade. Similarly, Tamarac students participated in a siren parade and presented the First Responders Children’s Foundation with a check for $500.





Date Added: 5/24/2022

Color Run Celebrates Unity

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More than 220 students and staff members from Sachem High School North celebrated unity and diversity with the second annual Color Us United Color Run. The Intercultural Club and Foreign Language Honor Society collaborated to host the event, where students were showered with different colors as they ran, walked and danced along the route outside of the high school.

The Color Us United Color Run highlighted acceptance and inclusivity, showcasing the many unique cultures of the world. Additionally, it raised education about the Hindu festival, Holi which is celebrated in India. Holi is also known as the Festival of Spring, or Festival of Colors, and celebrates love and life.

Date Added: 5/24/2022

Nokomis Students Lead Service-Learning Project for Animals in Need

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Students at Nokomis Elementary School in Theresa Bellucci’s, Jennifer Lynn DeCarlo’s and Robyn Grieco’s classes recently attended a presentation from Last Chance Animal Rescue to learn about animal rescues as part of a service-learning project the students are completing.

Following the visit, students will be writing adoption ads from the perspective of dogs that are waiting to be adopted. The ads will be featured on social media with pictures of the dogs to help get them noticed and adopted. In addition, students will be selling bracelets with all proceeds benefiting Last Chance Animal Rescue.

Date Added: 5/23/2022