James Cummings
Principal's Message
Jeanne Kozlowsky
Associate Principal
Craig Evans
Associate Principal
Brian Norton
Associate Principal

Christina Poppe   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for ELA, Reading & Library
John Watson   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Mathematics & Business
Kristen Crespo   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Science & Technology
Heather Stewart   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Social Studies & FACS
Dr. Jeff Dailey   Curriculum Associate K-12 for Fine & Performing Arts
Gina Palasciano   Curriculum Associate K-12 for World Languages & ENL

Craig Evans
Dignity Act Coordinator
(631) 274-4110

Delayed Opening Schedule

**Regents Exam Schedule Update**

Due to early dismissals and school closings caused by the storm, NYS is allowing schools to make up the missed Regents Exams. 


Here is the updated Regents schedule as well at other important information due to school closures.  All students are expected to report on Thursday, as it is a regular school day.  The only Regents exams will be makeup exams.



Thursday - 8AM

Common Core Algebra Regents

Global History Regents

Algebra II/Trig

RCT Writing

Thursday - 12PM

English Regents

Integrated Algebra

RCT Math

Friday - 8AM

Geometry Regents

US History Regents

Friday - 12PM

Physics Regents

Chemstry Regents

Earth Science Regents


*Thursday will be an A-day and the 1st day of semester 2 classes.

*Campus will be closed on both Thursday and Friday

*All Regents exams will take place at the HS, so as to limit travel.






Yearbooks and Underclassmen Pictures


Yearbooks are on sale at the following link - http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A05400500


Underclassmen pictures will take place during gym periods on Tuesday, October 7 and Wednesday, October 8.



View Slideshow from the Senior Parent Meeting here




Prom Pictures

To help facilitate the accuracy of orders and lessen the students’ time taken during prom, we encourage you to place your order online prior to prom by going to www.thorntonstudio.com and selecting “Pre-Pay Prom Order” under Prom Photography. Additionally, you will have the choice of paying by credit card and receive a confirmation e-mail.




Deer Park Is Tops in Music Education


The NAMM Foundation has again recognized Deer Park for its outstanding commitment to music education, awarding the district with a Best Communities for Music Education designation.

The annual survey, now in its 16th year, honors school districts which place exceptional emphasis on maintaining music education as part of the schools’ core curriculum and highlights music’s crucial role in students’ academic skills and success.  The announcement of this year’s Best Communities for Music Education designation highlights the importance of maintaining music education as part of schools’ core education.

Community music programs have attracted increased attention this year due to a landmark study by Northwestern University brain scientists, whose research discovered new links between students in community music programs and academic success in subjects such as reading. Other reports confirm that learning to play music can boost academic and social skills, such as processing math and learning to cooperate in groups.

The BCME’s Best Communities award is decided on a variety of metrics reviewed by the University of Kansas-affiliated Institute for Educational Research and Public Service, including student enrollment in music courses, Advanced Placement or honors weighted music courses offered, the number of minutes per week devoted to both classroom music and performing ensembles, and the appropriate districtwide staffing of certified music teachers.     

High Schoolers Highlight Leadership for History Day


High school students Matthew Ferrara, Emily Greene, Daniel Khoshkehpazi, Sumaira Mahmood and Emily Zhang competed in the 2015 Long Island History Day competition held at Hofstra University on March 8. Schools from across Long Island sent students to compete in the first round of National History Day.

The five Deer Park students spent months researching and planning a project based on legacy and leadership. Their research project, “Oprah Winfrey-The Will to Succeed,” placed fifth overall in the exhibit category, with the event judges commenting, “Great job highlighting Oprah as a leader whose legacy is continually growing.”

DECA Brings Home Trophies


At New York DECA’s State Career Conference in Rochester, 26 DECA students from the high school competed against over 2,200 of the brightest business students from across the state.

Three Deer Park students – Peter Demopoulos, Shahan Mian and Joseph Sanchez – received trophies the event, held March 4-6, which qualified them to compete at DECA's International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida on April 25-28.

The marketing communications team of Demopoulos and Sanchez finished in the top 10 in role play and fifth place overall. Mian finished in the top 10 in role play and principles of finance, earning him fourth place overall.

“Qualifying for the international level of competition is a tremendous accomplishment for any DECA student, let alone three first-year members,” said business teacher and DECA adviser Gregory Menig. “The boys are excited about the opportunity to see how they stack up against other trophy winners from across the country and around the world. This trip will be a tremendous learning experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.”

Five additional Deer Park competitors received medals for their performances at the Rochester conference. Adam Ahmed finished in the top 10 in principles of finance, Alban Astafa finished in the top 10 in restautant and food service management, Nicola Ingrassi earned seventh place overall in the entrepreneurship participating event, Lauren Lazarte finished in the top 10 in principles of hospitality, and Tyler Teng finished in the top 10 in personal financial literacy.

Deer Park Welcomes First Cabaret Night


Members of the Deer Park Arts Council joined students, families and friends to attend Deer Park High School’s first Cabaret Night, a project of the school’s chapter of the International Thespian Society.

The March 10 event was created and run by two seniors, Anthony Anello and Christina O’Toole, the chapter president and vice-president, respectively. The pair recruited chapter members and arranged the show, in some cases writing the material themselves, as well as serving as joint masters of ceremonies for the evening.  All of the performances – including songs, dances and short plays – were chosen, rehearsed and performed by the students themselves, under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Dailey, the founder and faculty adviser for the chapter.

“We came away filled with pride and admiration for the talents shared and initiative taken by the students,” said DPAC President Ron Becker. “They selected songs, wrote monologues, danced and put together an evening of variety and energy that left us wanting more. It was a unique collaboration, achieving something that we have not seen before. We congratulate the cast and crew, and hope this becomes an annual event.”

Cancer Committee Critique Yields Grant


The Breast Cancer Coalition of Babylon recently asked students at Deer Park High School and Babylon High School to review five different breast cancer research proposals written by doctors at SUNY Stony Brook, with the doctor of the winning proposal receiving seed grant money from the Breast Cancer Coalition. The student committee worked hard to review and critique the five entries, and chose a proposal from Dr. Jian Cao regarding the use of stem cells in fighting breast cancer.

On Feb. 3, students from both schools, including Deer Park’s Hanife Ozbay and Anjalee Ramsaran, attended a trip to SUNY Stony Brook Hospital to tour the hospital and meet Dr. Cao, who is an associate professor and cancer researcher at Stony Brook.

“The students were very excited and honored to be a part of the project,” said science teacher Janet Werner.

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