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Charles Cobb
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Kristen Anisis
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Craig Evans
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Sean O'Brien
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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
Ashley Rosenberg   Curriculum Associate K-12 for World Languages and ENL

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Announcements

Determined Senior Jacques Vincent Finds Path to Health

Determined Senior Jacques Vincent Finds Path to Health

Jacques Vincent, an inspirational senior athlete at the high school, has proven that determination can effect positive change. Vincent, the boys varsity track team’s sole shot putter, entered high school weighing 430 pounds and suffering from diabetes, and today, he stands at what he calls a “peaceful” weight of 229.

His weight gain began back in 2008 at age 8, after a car accident left his mother with a paralyzed arm.

“In the wake of this incident, my coping method was to eat,” Vincent said. By age 14, he weighed 431.4 pounds and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease shared by several older family members.

“I was shocked to my core,” he said. “2015 was the darkest year of my life. I couldn’t lose weight and my self-esteem was at an all-time low. I had a moment of weakness, which also was my waking moment as well. I was all alone at home, looking in the mirror, screaming at myself, 'Why are you so fat, so slow, so ugly?' But then something in me just changed.”

For the next two years, Vincent trained hard at the gym and participated in school including football, lacrosse, wrestling, golf and most recently, track.

“Track was a sport I thought I could never do because I was too big,” he said, but after two years of working out, eating right and drinking “tons of water,” Vincent lost more than 200 pounds and was able to succeed at his athletic dreams.

“I hope, my story can help kids lose weight and get healthy, but most importantly be happy and enjoy life,” he said.

“Jacques is a gentleman and a scholar,” said assistant track coach Mario Fiore. “His achievement is an outcome of his hard work, proper diet and mental toughness.”


High School Actors Get a Creative ‘Clue’

High School Actors Get a Creative ‘Clue’
The high school took a creative tack for this year’s winter play, “Clue,” which started out as a murder mystery board game in 1949, and was later made into a movie in 1985. Guided by director Kristen Wallace, the school’s dramatic arts students adapted the movie for the stage, including a multimedia element in which the students filmed sections of the story at the Scully Mansion at Seatuck and then integrated these prerecorded segments into the live performance.

The cast included Nolan Maggio as Wadsworth, Tori DiTomasso as Mrs. Peacock, Michael Colombo as Colonel Mustard, Saraphina Morano as Mrs. White, Evan Hytner as Professor Plum, Madi Steddick as Miss Scarlet, Aashish Joshi as Mr. Green and Alexa Bellotti as Yvette.

The production also included mug shots of each character on display in the lobby, and participation cards for the audience to help them solve the murders. The Deer Park Arts Council provided a step and repeat banner in the lobby, giving the evening the feel of a red carpet cinema event.

"Adapting a movie transcript for the stage was a difficult task,” said Wallace. “The students were so enthusiastic about developing such rich and iconic characters, and the cast and crew worked tirelessly to bring this show to life. I am so proud.”

ENL Educators Present to TESOL Conference

ENL Educators Present to TESOL Conference
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A team of six Deer Park English as a new language teachers and District Administrator of ENL and World Languages Ashley Rosenberg were recently selected by the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages to present at the organization’s annual conference.

For the presentation, titled, “Creating Culturally Relevant and Globally Empathetic Lessons, K-12,” Rosenberg and teachers Marcella Biordi, Megan Boccard, Michelle Champlin, Kimberly Essig, Danielle Finocchiaro and Vanessa Pizzo compiled ideas and lessons they create to meet the needs of Deer Park'’ diverse English Language Learners. The seven educators were also given the opportunity to network with various ENL teachers and administrators from across the state.

“In addition to presenting information, we also had the opportunity to learn,” said Rosenberg. “Overall, presenting at the conference was a great opportunity and our team did wonderfully. I truly commend the teachers who took time out of their weekends to communicate their excellent ideas and lessons, which will benefit ELLs statewide.”

Business Students Earn 21 Trophies at DECA Competition

Business Students Earn 21 Trophies at DECA Competition 1
Business Students Earn 21 Trophies at DECA Competition 2

At DECA’s Suffolk County Regional Competition, held on Jan. 3 at Suffolk County Community College, 55 Deer Park High School students competed against more than 1,400 participants from 26 other Suffolk schools, with 21 students honored with trophies and another seven earning honorable mention.

Trophy winners included Hallie Feldman in the Apparel & Accessories Marketing event, Vicken Khazar in Entrepreneurship, William Buckley and Sean Sanchez  in Financial Services Team, Khaja Ibrahim and Tyler Tesoriero in Hospitality Services Team, Jessica Siford in Hotel & Lodging Management, Omar Rahim and Amar Qasir in Human Resources Management, Navan Hassan in Marketing Communications, Khabiba Shahid and Esteysy Yanes-Amaya in Personal Financial Literacy, Jasleen Kaur and Keryn Shames in Principles of Business Management, Mohammed Raiyan and Chaim Shames in Principles of Finance, Deirdre Burke in Principles of Hospitality, Alisha Suhail in Quick Serve Restaurant Management, Alyssa Robb in Restaurant & Food Service Management, and Eiman Nawaz and Yasmeen Syedda-Hensley in Travel & Tourism Team. These students will have to opportunity to compete at the state competition in Rochester in March, in an attempt to qualify for the national competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

Honorable mentions were given to Hadi Alaouieh in Accounting Applications, Gabby Kemmerer and Julianna Knice in Buying & Merchandising Team, Michael Golann in Human Resources Management, Michael Buffa in Sports & Entertainment Marketing, and Max Hofstetter and Brennan Miller in Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team.



High School Welcomes 61 New National Honor Society Members

High School Welcomes 61 New National Honor Society Members
A total of 61 high school students were inducted into the National Honor Society in a Dec. 11 ceremony at the school’s auditorium.

The evening began with words from National Honor Society adviser Seth Margolin, Principal Charles Cobb and the guest speaker, Deer Park ELA Curriculum Associate Michelle Kwon. In addition, new Suffolk County Legislators Susan Berland and Tom Donnelly introduced themselves and provided words of wisdom just before the inductees took their oath of membership, administered by NHS President Bianca Punger. In the event’s highlight, current members in attendance joined in unity with the new inductees for the traditional candle lighting ceremony.

“We congratulate and welcome these new members, who bring new energy in support of our continuing work as leaders in the Deer Park community,” said Margolin.

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