James Cummings

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Associate Principals

Jeanne Kozlowsky
Craig Evans
Brian Norton


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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 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.




Swimmers Walk for Alzheimer’s

 For the second year in a row, the Deer Park/North Babylon girls swimming and diving team participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held by the Long Island chapter of the Alzheimer's Association on Sept. 20 at Belmont State Park in North Babylon. The dedicated student-athletes – more than half of the 32-member high school team, currently 2-1 for the season – walked to support one of the team captains’ grandmothers who is currently afflicted with the disease.

“The enthusiasm with which the team approached this walk was truly moving,” said Deer Park’s Beth Kabaservice, the assistant coach. “We not only raised awareness but also funds for research. It was amazing to see the girls band together to support and comfort one another.”

Orelus to Sing at All-State Chorus Concert

Recognizing her superior vocal talent and dedication to music, senior Jessica Orelus has been selected to perform in this year’s All-State Mixed Chorus at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference concert in Rochester, N.Y. in December.

“It is an extreme honor that Jessica has been selected to represent Deer Park High School’s music program at the NYSSMA Conference,” said her chorus teacher, Catherine Lubrano. “Students who attend this conference are strong, dedicated musical leaders of their schools all around the state, and we as a department are very proud of Jessica's accomplishment.”

“I’m very excited and blessed to have this opportunity,” said Orelus, who plans to study musical theater in college. “I’m grateful that the school is supporting me in taking on this amazing adventure.”

Orelus has displayed a multitude of artistic gifts, being involved in the chamber orchestra, the select choir, the chorus, and theater productions such as musicals, winter plays and the school’s One-Act Play Festival.

“She is extremely talented,” said Lubrano. “Not only is she an excellent singer, but she plays violin in our school's chamber orchestra as well as being an accomplished pianist. Jessica is heavily involved in all of the performing arts offered here in Deer Park.”

Summer School Helpers Recognized

Eleven exemplary high schoolers – Joseph Criscione, Isaiah Edwards, Joseph Melendez, Coy Overton, Anthony Pascal, Brandon Rainone, Morgan Rooney, Joy Reiss St. Bernard, Karsten Scoggin, Samantha Uhlman and Christian Ventura – were recently recognized by the district for their dedicated work as summer school student helpers. Six of the honorees were in attendance at a recent Board of Education meeting, where they were presented with certificates by Superintendent Eva J. Demyen.

An arrangement with the New York State Department of Labor enabled the district to hire some eligible students with pay, but others worked solely as unpaid volunteers. All proved invaluable as aides and mentors for the approximately 60 children enrolled in the summer program, run by teacher Phyllis Senia, which benefits special education students throughout the district.

“Above and beyond is minimal compared to what these kids did,” said Frank Caliguiri, assistant superintendent of pupil personnel services. “They really did the job of a working adult, taking responsibility for the children in the program.”

HS Band Performs for Library’s 50th Anniversary

Members of the high school’s band performed at the Deer Park Public Library on Sept. 20 as part of a celebration of the library’s 50th anniversary. The 14-piece ensemble was led by director Jerry Cannarozzo. The daylong commemoration of the library’s 1964 charter also included games, raffles, stories and other cultural events.

Waldbaum’s School Supply Initiative Aids Families


Showing their strong support for education, the Waldbaum’s supermarket in Deer Park recently put together $8 bags of school supplies for its patrons to purchase as donations for needy families in the school district. The four-day initiative involved all Waldbaums stores across Nassau and Suffolk counties, giving community members the opportunity to benefit their local school districts.

After collecting approximately $1,000 in donated school supplies, Waldbaum’s representative Joe Fabbio delivered the supplies to high school social worker Barbara Charity.

“Waldbaum’s are always there for us with everything we do,” said Charity, who noted the many of the high school’s students have gained valuable employment experience working in the supermarket. Once the supplies are sorted, Charity and Deer Park’s team of social workers will decide how the supplies are distributed districtwide.

The donation process was facilitated by volunteer Debbie Leon, a member of the Special Education Committee who also serves as treasurer of the middle school’s PFC.

“We are all parents and grandparents, we know what it’s like,” said Fabbio, who has served as store manager of the Deer Park Waldbaum’s for the past four years. “We are part of the community so we try to give back.” He credited the store’s loyal customers for their generosity. “They’re the ones who really did it,” he said, thanking them for the outstanding donation efforts.

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