Charles Cobb
Principal's Message
Jeanne Kozlowsky
Associate Principal
Craig Evans
Associate Principal
Brian Norton
Associate Principal

Michelle Kwon   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for ELA, Reading and Library
James Henry    Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Mathematics and Business
David Knuffke   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Science and Technology
Heather Stewart   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Social Studies and FACS
Bradley Murphy   Curriculum Associate K-12 for Fine and Performing Arts
Gina Palasciano   Curriculum Associate K-12 for World Languages and ENL

Craig Evans
Dignity Act Coordinator
(631) 274-4110


October Events


Spirit Week

  • Tuesday, 10/11 - Jersey Day - Support your favorite team
  • Wednesday, 10/12 - No School
  • Thursday, 10/13 - Throwback Thursday 
  • Friday, 10/14 - Class Colors or Maroon & Grey Day


Kickoff Party - Thursday, 10/13

  • 6 - 8 PM in the high school cafeteria 
  • Tickets will be sold at the door - $5 
  • Homecoming Court will be announced

Pep Rally - Friday, 10/14

  • During 9th period (We will be on an alternate bell schedule to accommodate the pep rally.)

Homecoming - Saturday, 10/15

  • Parade starts at 11 AM at JFK School
  • Ceremony will start at the conclusion of the parade ~11:45 AM (Homecoming King and Queen will be announced.)
  • Football game starts at 1:30 PM (Float winner will be announced at halftime.)



PSAT/CAREER DAY - Wednesday, October 19th 


9th graders - Participate in Career Day

10th and 11th graders - Take PSAT

(Students will receive their testing room assignments in their English classes on Thurs, Oct 13th.)

12th graders - Report to school at 11:40 AM


Parent Letter about the Day


 College Board Student Guide about PSAT




Talented Tones from HS Lit Teacher


Like many English teachers at the high school, Scott Carney incorporates his talents into his teaching. During one of his recent Advanced Placement literature classes, Carney performed his song “Eclipse,” using his guitar and vocal skills to help his students understand the concept of tone.

“I like to use this song – which I wrote several years ago while a member of a local Celtic rock band – as part of a discussion about tone because it gives me the opportunity to bring the voice on the page to life and to speak to my students about my approach and my intent,” said Carney. “Analyzing tone in writing is tough; this is one strategy that I’ve implemented to make it a little less difficult.”

Praiseworthy Powerlifter Gassert Is Recognized


For high school student Steven Gassert, no obstacles have kept him from his impressive goals. The 16-year-old, who has Down syndrome, is also a champion powerlifter, holding more than 30 records in the sport.

His victories include recent gold medals at the North American Regional Powerlifting Championships in St. Croix, where he broke two world records, and at the USA Powerlifting Bench Press National Championships in Aurora, Colorado, where he set a new personal best with a remarkable 270-pound bench press. He is trained and coached by his brother, Robert Gassert, at Pro Fit Gym in Deer Park.

This outstanding young man was recently honored by not only the Board of Education, at a Sept. 27 business meeting, but by the Town of Babylon, which proclaimed Sept. 12, 2016 as Steven Gassert Day.

“Steven is a great kid and I am so glad he is part of our high school,” said Deer Park Assistant Superintendent James Cummings.

79 High School Students Earn AP Scholar Awards


A total of 79 stellar students – both recent graduates and current seniors – from the high school earned an AP Scholar award in 2016, including four National AP Scholars, 17 AP Scholars with Distinction, 10 AP Scholars with Honor and 52 AP Scholars.

The College Board's Advanced Placement Program offers several levels of AP Scholar awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement via AP courses and exams, which are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with a score of 3 or above qualifying high schoolers for college course credit.

From the Class of 2017, earning the status of AP Scholar with Distinction, granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams, were seniors Kayla Griffin, Alima Hossain, Omaier Mohiuddin, Kristina Occhino, Andrew Siford and Ryan Verdile.

Their fellow seniors Peter Farquharson, Nicolas Gallo, Stephen Lew, Michael Lugo, Vincent Verdile, Alejandro Villa Vasquez and Badar Zaman were named AP Scholars with Honor, granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Kennedy Honored by Suffolk’s Summer Youth Awards


High school student Matthew Antoine Kennedy was recognized by Suffolk County’s 2016 Summer Youth Awards as a role model for his peers. He earned this distinction as a result of his outstanding work with the county’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs this past summer.

Kennedy was honored by county officials at a recognition celebration held on Sept. 14 at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge, accompanied by Mary Reynolds, Deer Park’s administrator of human resources; teacher and summer school supervisor Phyllis Senia; and special education teacher David DePrima.

Additionally, Kennedy was presented with a certificate for his achievement at the Deer Park Board of Education’s business meeting on Sept. 27.

School Safety in Focus on Superintendent’s Conference Day


School safety was the focus at the district’s Superintendent’s Conference Day in September, featuring a presentation by school-resource officers Sabrina Pitch and Christine Ammon from the Suffolk County Police Department. Both officers frequently talk to students at the middle and high schools about topics like bullying, drugs and alcohol.

“Basically we want to keep them making good decisions and smart choices, because that doesn’t just help them, it helps us,” said Pitch. She went on to delineate the difference between school law and criminal law, how the law defines a juvenile and harassment, how police respond to school-related incidents, identifying at-risk students, and determining when police notification is necessary. Pitch also outlined steps that district teachers and staff should follow in various scenarios, such as when students get into physical altercations or when drug use is suspected or observed.

“The officers are to be highly commended for putting together a most informative, timely and critical workshop that assisted our staff in being better prepared to deal with school violence,” said Superintendent Eva J. Demyen.

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