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(631) 382-2940
Assistant Principal - Mrs. Freund:
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(631) 382-2970
School Psychologist - Danielle DeMola:
Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC)

 

Class Of 2022 Celebration Information

 

From the Desk of the Principal

 

Important Announcements Regarding Upcoming Events & Activities:

 

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Driver Education

STEAM PRESENTATION AT HIGH SCHOOL WEST

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STEAM Presentation At HSW
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STEAM Presentation At HSW
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STEAM Presentation At HSW
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STEAM Presentation At HSW
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STEAM Presentation At HSW
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STEAM Presentation At HSW

High School West Marine Science teacher Ms. Williams and her Marine Ecology classes joined District Technology Integration Specialist Tim Needles and Librarian Cathy Masrour to participate in a workshop titled "Communicating Conservation, Curriculum and Careers in STEAM.”

Students were given the opportunity to practice using a variety of art techniques and media to communicate science more effectively. They learned more about careers in Art, Conservation, and being an Entrepreneur.

The workshop was led by Conservation Artists Karen Talbot from Maine and Susan Buroker from Smithtown. After sharing her own work with them, Ms. Talbot brought specimens for students to try their hand at scientific illustration and taught them about the importance of accuracy and visual storytelling. She shared diagrams she created for veterinarians trying to learn more about endangered species and invited the students to make their own scientific illustrations using specimens she brought with her that came from the Gulf of Maine.

Ms. Buroker brought giant sculpted puppets and modeling materials to help the students learn more about using visual arts to convey difficult scientific concepts to a general audience, especially to younger learners. She gave them a chance to brainstorm messages in conservation and discuss how they would use art to tell the story of what we need to improve in our local community as well as what we are doing well and want to showcase.

Date Added: 12/2/2022


TRAVEL AROUND WEST!

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HSW CLUB FAIR
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HSW CLUB FAIR
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HSW CLUB FAIR
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HSW CLUB FAIR
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HSW CLUB FAIR
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HSW CLUB FAIR

 
The second annual Smithtown High School West Club Fair was held on Thursday at High School West.
More than 40 clubs, ranging from the Academic Quiz Bowl and Athletes Helping Athletes to the Jazz Choir and Media Art Club were on hand to answer questions from underclassmen and to get more students involved.
The them was "Travel Around West" as each student received a passport to get stamped at every club stop.
Students also submitted tickets for a raffle provided by the Smithtown West PTSA.
Each club table was run by upperclassmen to gain interest in the many extracurricular activities provided at High School West.

Date Added: 12/1/2022

LONG ISLAND STRING FESTIVAL COMING TO SMITHTOWN

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High School West LISFA Students
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High School East LISFA Students

Coming this January, the Long Island String Festival Association Orchestra (LISFA) at Smithtown High School West!

Students from all over Suffolk County were selected to perform in the LISFA Orchestra. These students earned this very prestigious honor through outstanding scores at the 2022 NYSSMA solo festival. In addition to demonstrating superior musicianship, these students continually excel in their ensemble classes, rehearsals and many performances throughout the year.

High School West chamber orchestra conductor Joseph Cotignola says “We are very proud to have these students represent Smithtown High School West as members of this year’s LISFA Orchestra.”

The LISFA festival is January 6th -8th. Students will rehearse on the 6th and 7th and the concert is on the 8th at 1:00pm. All rehearsals and the concert will take place at High School West.


High School West students: (Left to right) 

Mr. Joseph Cotignola - Orchestra Teacher, Anabelle Kreitzman, Rebecca Gatto, Hannah Ren, Stephen Jung,Melvin Cheng, Henri Buchet, Alyssa Griesman, David Rubin, Heng Ye, Mr. John Coady - Principal Smithtown High School West

High School East students: (Left to right)
Stacey Chuang, Juliet Chong, Emily Lam, Jake Lomando, Elisa Kong



Date Added: 12/1/2022


SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: VICTORIA NATALE

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Senior Spotlight: Victoria Natale

This week the spotlight is on High School West senior Victoria Natale.
Victoria is on the varsity soccer team and has been an honor roll student the last two years.
She was also a finalist with Skills USA and helps with fundraising. 
Skills USA is a career and technical student organization which helps students excel in their careers.
Watch our interview with Victoria on our social media channels! 

Date Added: 11/28/2022

 

Smithtown Schools Earn Sportsmanship Awards

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Fall Sportsmanship Awards
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Fall Sportsmanship Awards
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Fall Sportsmanship Awards

Congratulations to our 13 Fall teams on being recognized for sportsmanship awards by Section XI!

All three middle schools and both high schools were recognized. At High School East the boys soccer team and the girls varsity and junior varsity teams were recognized.

At High School West, the varsity football team, junior varsity tennis and junior varsity field hockey teams were recognized.  The combined high school girls gymnastics team was also honored.

At the Middle School level, the Nesaquake boys cross country and girls tennis teams were recognized.  The Accompsett girls soccer and boys cross country teams were honored and at Great Hollow the football and girls soccer (red team) were recognized. 

Well done!

STATE CHAMPION SWIM TEAM HONORED

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Swim Team honored

The state champion Smithtown/Hauppauge swim team was honored on Tuesday by the Suffolk County Legislature.

The girls won the team state title on Nov. 19 and also had three State Championship first place winners.

200 Medley Relay: Sofia Burns, Madison Dominger and Sarah Lucca and Leah Treglia.

400 Freestyle Relay: Sofia Burns, Madison Dominger, Leah Treglia and MaryGrace Waring.

100 Backstroke: Leah Treglia

This is the first girl's state championship in Smithtown High School athletics history. 

Head to our social media pages to see an interview with Leah Treglia as the girls get introduced!


SCARVES FOR UKRAINE

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SCARVES FOR UKRAINE
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SCARVES FOR UKRAINE
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SCARVES FOR UKRAINE
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SCARVES FOR UKRAINE
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SCARVES FOR UKRAINE
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SCARVES FOR UKRAINE

Smithtown High School West ENL students, Life Skill students, library students aides and students from the Makerspace Club, National Honor Society, the Power of a Pebble Club have banded together to make scarves and hats for people in Ukraine.
Two fo the students are from Ukraine and currently have family members living in the country. Many of the students had never crochet before, but they were motivated to help the family of their friends.
Cathy Masrour, High School West school librarian said, "It is hard to know what to do when we face big world problems. Students sometimes feel overwhelmed and anxious. This crocheting project has been a way for students to quiet the anxiety and worry in their heads, while making a difference."
Other students made cards to send along with these warm gifts from HS West students.
A great gesture!

Date Added: 11/21/2022

High School West Track & Field Renovation

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The Smithtown High School West track and field is currently under construction as we make way for new turf to be installed.
The turf renovation is included in the SCSD bond project and should be completed by the end of 2022, in time for Spring athletics.
The existing turf was installed more than a decade ago.
The High School West track will also be renovated after graduation due to winter weather conditions.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Date Added: 11/17/2022

STATE SWIMMING CHAMPS!

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STATE SWIM CHAMPS!
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STATE SWIM CHAMPS!
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STATE SWIM CHAMPS!

STATE CHAMPS! ‍

Congratulations to the Smithtown/Hauppauge Swim-Dive team on winning the STATE Championship this weekend!!

The team also had 3 State Championship first place winners on the team!

200 Medley Relay: Sofia Burns, Madison Dominger and Sarah Lucca and Leah Treglia.

400 Freestyle Relay: Sofia Burns, Madison Dominger, Leah Treglia and MaryGrace Waring.

100 Backstroke: Leah Treglia

This is the second state title in Smithtown High School history and first girls State Championship!!

Amazing job!

Date Added: 11/19/2022

KINDNESS KRAZE WINS BUSINESS OLYMPICS NIGHT!

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KINDNESS KRAZE WINS BUSINESS OLYMPICS
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BUSINESS OLYMPICS AT HSW
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BUSINESS OLYMPICS AT HSW
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BUSINESS OLYMPICS AT HSW
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BUSINESS OLYMPICS AT HSW
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BUSINESS OLYMPICS AT HSW

“Kindness Kraze” earned the honors of best business plan at the Smithtown Central School District’s 28th annual Business Olympics on Nov. 17 inside the Smithtown High School West auditorium.

The winning group of students created the "Kindness Kraze" game, which is an interactive board game all about caring for yourself and others. Their slogan was "It is Cool To Be Kind."

Over the last 28 years business students from both Smithtown High Schools have been tasked with creating marketing campaigns, new products, eco-friendly businesses and imagining the 21st century classroom. This year’s theme was “Smithtown Toys for Tots” and the students did not disappoint.

The students had to design and market a new toy for a child under the age of 12. There were over 200 students who competed from Smithtown High School East and West with over 52 teams representing the schools.

The first place group consisted of Smithtown East students Sophia Giglio, Caileigh Harrigan & Tori Geyer.
CTE Director Christine LoFrese and High School West principal John Coady began the night by congratulating the students on their hard work and business plans.

The eight finalists presented their plans “Shark Tank”-style in front of judges as well as in front of other students and family members.
Students from both Smithtown High Schools had advanced to the finals by previously competing virtually against other teams.
‘Kindness Kraze” was chosen by a group of judges from the Smithtown IAB, School Administration and faculty.

More than 50 judges volunteered to take part in the event.
Special thanks to IAB Executive Director Phil Como and the School of Business Teachers for all their efforts in making this event a success.

For more pictures head to our Facebook page! 

Date Added: 11/18/2022


Athletes Helping Athletes!

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Athletes Helping Athletes Leadership Event
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Athletes Helping Athletes Leadership Event
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Athletes Helping Athletes Leadership Event
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Athletes Helping Athletes Leadership Event
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Athletes Helping Athletes Leadership Event
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Athletes Helping Athletes Leadership Event

It's not every day a former New York Giant and current ESPN radio host stop by to speak to Smithtown students, but they did on Thursday!

Former New York Giants running back Billy Taylor and ESPN radio host Larry Hardest were among the special guest speaking to student athletes from High School East and High School West for a leadership training presentation.

Organized by Helen Flynn, program coordinator for the Athletes Helping Athletes Club at High School East & High School West coordinator Carie Bodo, the students were trained at New York Avenue for their upcoming student athlete leadership visitations to the Smithtown Middle Schools.

The students spoke about their involvement in athletics by telling stories about the various life lessons (such as perseverance and dedication) that being involved in athletics has taught them.

Jay Bryant, former SouthHampton College Basketball player who Leadership Development at Adelphi University was also on hand to speak to the students.

Date Added: 11/17/2022

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

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Senior Spotlight: Landon Schneider

Introducing High School West senior Landon Schneider!

Landon is part of the National Honor society, Rho Kappa, Spanish Honor society and an officer in the Math Honor Society.
He is also a part of the varsity soccer team which reached the Suffolk County Championship game, and is a member of the football, basketball and tennis teams.

There are more fun facts about Landon so head to our social media pages for the fun interview! 

Date Added: 11/16/2022

MARKETING 101 FOR HSE AND HSW STUDENTS

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College Marketing class visits Smiththaven Mall
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College Marketing class visits Smiththaven Mall
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College Marketing class visits Smiththaven Mall

The College Marketing classes from both East and West recently visited the Simon Properties owned Smithaven Mall.
Simon Property Group Director of Marketing, Ann Schultz and Mall Manager, Matt Boals shared their experiences, provided stories about marketing strategies used in industry and showed students how to adapt to a changing environment. Students saw marketing, branding, and tenant relations first hand along with being given an in depth tour (as well as a sneak peek at a new department store!).

Date Added: 11/14/2022

INSIDE A CRIME SCENE

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SCPD CRIME LAB VISITS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
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SCPD CRIME LAB VISITS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
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SCPD CRIME LAB VISITS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

High School East and High School West students recently were visited by the SCPD crime unit van to detail what happens when officers arrive at a crime scene.
Some topics included fingerprinting, ballistics, drones, measurement techniques, and more. The police officers also discussed their career pathway and how to get to work for the crime scene sector. Thank you to Danielle Volpicella for organizing this event for the PLTW principles of biomedical engineering students at both HSE and HSW!

Date Added: 11/14/2022

HIGH SCHOOL CONCERTS COMING OUR WAY!

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DECEMBER CONCERTS AT HSE AND HSW
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DECEMBER CONCERTS AT HSE AND HSW

Get ready for the sounds of the season, courtesy of our High School East and West musicians!

Eight free concerts will be held at the High Schools in the month of December.

Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, Jazz Band, Chamber Choir, Symphonic Band and more will be showcased!