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In the News

Freshmen February at East

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Sachem High School East held its first Freshmen February this month, created for the freshmen, by the freshmen!

The month consisted of freshmen-themed Fridays including a “Fancy Friday,” “Frozen Friday” and a “Freshmen Spirit Friday” before winter break where students dressed in red, pink or white in honor of Valentine’s Day. Each Friday, there was also a trivia question posted and the winner received a gift card to either the Sachem East School Store or the Eastside Café.

The freshmen class also hosted a pop-up Valentine’s Day shop for all students at East where they sold Valentine’s Day cards, friendship bracelets and lollipops. They had a free Hershey Kiss guessing jar, where the winner won all the chocolate goodies inside. Students also set up a fun, selfie photo station.

Lastly, the class held hot chocolate sales through the Eastside Café. Students were able to pre-order hot chocolate in their respective English classes, and it was delivered right to their room on Friday, Feb. 16. It was a great way to end the week before winter break!

This was a huge success, and the Class of 2027 paved the way for future freshman classes. A special thank you to the freshmen class officers who made this all come together – Gianna Rincon, Samantha Rubino, Leone Pitkewicz, Nicolas Losito and Molly Frank.

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Date Added: 2/29/2024

Smith Haven Mall Field Study

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Students in Mr. Jannace’s AP human geography classes at High School East visited the Smith Haven Mall to conduct a field study of the cultural landscape.

Jillian Friello, Director of Marketing and Business Development at the Smith Haven Mall, and former student of Mr. Jannace, helped students practice this geographic process and refined their understanding of the concepts of region, place, culture and economic geography. Students conducted observations that forced them to analyze and think critically about why things are where they are. Our Sachem graduate director and “tour guide” also taught students to focus on analyzing the dispersion, density and patterns of stores, as well as the people and facilities within the mall.

The purpose of this type of spatial analysis is to develop a better understanding of the concepts of place, region and cultural landscape, which are critical concepts for student-geographers to master before the AP exam in May. Mrs. Melandro and Mrs. Gearns reinforce these concepts, along with writing skills, in their humanities research co-requisite course. The students also had a great time in the mall, experiencing a familiar place in a whole new way!

Date Added: 2/28/2024

Suffolk County Cheer Champs

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Congratulations to the Sachem East varsity cheer team on winning the Class A Suffolk County Championship on Feb. 17 at Sachem High School East.

Sachem East last won the county championship in the winter of the 2021-2022 school year. The team will advance to compete for the New York State Class A Championship on Saturday, March 2 at the Visions Federal Credit Union Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York at 9 a.m. Streaming can be found at

Date Added: 2/27/2024

HS East Student Named QuestBridge Scholar

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Sachem High School East student Juan Marcelo Verdugo was named a QuestBridge Scholar and selected for admission to Middlebury College with a National College Match Scholarship. As a QuestBridge Scholar, Juan was offered a full, four-year scholarship. He is one of 2,242 finalists that were selected as scholarship recipients in this year’s program.

QuestBridge partners with top colleges across the country to award students who have shown outstanding academic ability. Match Scholarship recipients are granted early admission to one of the partnering colleges with a full scholarship, worth over $200,000.

Date Added: 2/16/2024

Honoring Black History Month at High School East

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In honor of Black History Month, members of the Rho Kappa National History Honor Society and History Club at Sachem High School East created a display celebrating the accomplishments of various African Americans. The theme of this year’s project was “African Americans and the Arts.” Students selected individuals, including Ralph Ellison, Alicia Keys and Billie Holiday, and created a poster to represent their achievements. The posters were then hung up in the building’s social studies hallway to create a gallery walk.

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Date Added: 2/5/2024

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