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Deer Park High School

1 Falcon Place
Deer Park, New York 11729

 

 

 

Charles Cobb, Principal

Craig Evans, Associate Principal

Garret Noblett, Associate Principal

Dina A. Pannone, Ed.D, Associate Principal

Craig Evans, Dignity Act Coordinator [Tel: (631) 274‑4110]



Curriculum Associates (6-12) District Administrators
Justin Uliano, ELA, Reading & Library Bradley Murphy, Fine and Performing Arts
Christine Gill, Mathematics & Business Ashley Rosenberg,World Languages and ENL
Alison Branca, Science & Technology David DePrima, Secondary Special Education
Vanessa Langdon, Social Studies & FACS Dominick Fontana, Health, Physical Education, & Athletics

 

 

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Announcements

Deer Park Freshman Wins Countywide PSA Competition

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Deer Park High School business students in Jill Perry-Eising’s Multimedia Business Applications class recently entered the Suffolk County Community College Radio and TV High School Media Competition in the 60-second public service announcement category, with freshman Kaylee Puterbaugh being named the winner for her PSA video on suicide prevention awareness. For the competition, Puterbaugh researched the topic of suicide prevention, wrote the script, created a storyboard, filmed the video and then edited it using Final Cut Pro X. 

Date Added: 5/24/2024

DPHS Presents "Beauty and the Beast"

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DPHS Spanish Department Organizes Cinco de Mayo Food Drive

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In a celebration of generosity and community spirit, Deer Park High School’s Spanish Department shone brightly this Cinco de Mayo by organizing a food drive to support Lighthouse Mission, a local nonprofit dedicated to aiding the hungry and homeless.

Spearheaded by teacher Heather Nola, the initiative blossomed into a resounding success, with the unwavering support of the entire department. Together, they rallied the school’s Spanish students and collected an astounding 500 items to lend a helping hand to their neighbors in need across Long Island. Along with Nola, teachers Nicole Bjarnason, Alex Lima, Celeste Lippman, Otilia Mendiolaza and Alfonsina Sguera worked alongside their classes during the month of April to discuss the importance of helping community.

Reflecting on the collective efforts, Nola said, “We are muy orgullosa of our estudiantes!”

Date Added: 5/21/2024

Meet Deer Park’s 2024 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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Deer Park High School’s Class of 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian are Jordan Trojan and Calvin Nguyen, respectively.

Trojan, a National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction, serves as vice president of the Math Honor Society and treasurer of the Italian Honor Society and National English Honor Society, and is a member of the National Honor Society, Science Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. He was named a Long Island Scholar of Mathematics and earned a perfect score on the AP Computer Science Principles exam. An accomplished Scholar-Athlete, he has competed on Deer Park’s varsity cross-country, spring track and winter tracks as well as the junior varsity soccer team. Trojan will attend Stony Brook University, majoring in mechanical engineering and computer.

Nguyen, an AP Scholar with Distinction, serves as president of the Science Honor Society and vice president of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, and is a member of the Math Honor Society and National English Honor Society. He is also a 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar; New York State Seal of Biliteracy recipient for Spanish; National Spanish Examination silver medalist in 2021 and 2022; co-captain of the school’s Science Olympiad team; a member of the Academic Team, Math Team, DECA club and DECA Honor Society; coding leader of the STEM Club; DECA State Career Conference qualifier in 2023 and 2024 and DECA Suffolk County Competition human resource management second-place winner; Deer Park’ representative at the 2024 Long Island BOCES Student Regional Forum; a 2021 Breakfast for Champions world language winner; and a member of the 2023 homecoming court. In athletics, after two years on the junior varsity boys soccer team, he earned a spot on the boys varsity soccer team in his junior and senior years, earning Academic All-County honors for the 2023-2024 season. Nguyen will attend Rochester Institute of Technology, studying through RIT’s combined bachelor/accelerated master’s program and majoring in software engineering and artificial intelligence.

Date Added: 5/16/2024

Deer Park Girls Track Team Recaptures League Title

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After a five-year drought, Deer Park High School’s varsity girls track team is back on top, capturing the league championship on their Senior Day. Not since 2019 has Deer Park’s program had such a dominating season in almost all events.

The league dual meet season opened up against the defending league and county champions West Babylon, who were in the midst of an eight-year winning streak. In an instant classic, the Falcons were able to pull out an impressive victory that came down to the last events. Deer Park kept that momentum going and never looked back, finishing their undefeated regular season with a convincing win over Smithtown West. The team’s next stop is the county championship on May 23, where they will be one of the favorites.  
 
Guided by head coach Jim Petti and assistant coach Burke Tomaselli, the Falcons were led by six team captains: Kaliyah Hull (distance), Alex Geosits (400-meter dash and hurdles), Veronica Laguerre (high jump/triple jump), Denise Brown (throws), Dru Tulloch (hurdles and sprints) and Andrea Cayea (pentathlon).

Freshman Chelsea Cornelia was Deer Park’s leading scorer with 65 points, remaining undefeated in the 800-, 1,500- and 3,000-meter races. Cornelia also set school records in the 3k and 800-meter. Sophomore Kayla Beaumont went undefeated in the triple jump and is ranked No. 1 in Suffolk County and top 15 in the state. Geosits remained undefeated in the 400-meter dash and hurdles, and is also ranked No. 1 in Suffolk County. Sophomore Vanessa Cayea was a major factor, scoring points every meet in the high jump and triple jump, and also contributing in the pole vault and long jump. Freshman Ama Asare was second only to her teammate Cornelia for the freshman county lead in the 800-meter. Tulloch led the team in the 100-meter dash and hurdles and the 200-meter dash.
Coach Jim Petti and assistant Coach Burke Tomaselli said:

“This is a special group of girls,” Petti said. “We knew a lot was riding on that first meet against West Babylon, considering how strong they were coming off the indoor season. The girls showed true grit in that meet, and from that point on, we knew we were not losing. We couldn’t have done it without these younger girls coming up and pushing our juniors and seniors to be their best. We decided to spread the girls out and train in different events. We knew we had to make each event a hard out against us. Alex in the 400 dash and 400 hurdles was our biggest move. For a girl that used to run the 1,500 and 800 at such a high level, we were pleasantly surprised that she’d be such a force in the 400. Having Chelsea lock down the distance events, and knowing that Kayla can out jump any girl, Veronica and Vanessa can out jump any team in the high jump, and Denise can out throw any opponent, we knew we had all the tools to win. We broke North Babylon’s nine-year winning streak en route to our league title in 2019, so repeating that by breaking West Babylon’s streak was special. We coined ourselves the ‘Dream Killers.’ You don’t see this much talent on one team very often. We worked hard to bring this program up, but without these girls, none of us would be here.”

Date Added: 5/13/2024

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