Charles Cobb
Principal
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

 


Upcoming Events and DPHS Information

  

 Your View Counts Lunch Survey

 

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January Testing Information

Bus Schedule

Regents Review Classes Schedule

Shuttle Stops - Testing Week

Testing Letter

 Testing sanitation and building procedures

Testing Schedule - In-class Exams

Testing Schedule - Midterm week Exams

 

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Don't forget to order your YEARBOOK before the Holiday break

- Order by December 23rd (Prices will be increasing after this date)

- Students/Parents can order the yearbooks directly on the DPHS Jostens link below 

  

DPHS Jostens Yearbook Purchasing Link 

 

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Parent Teacher Conferences - December 8th 

Our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, December 8th from 5 - 8 PM.  

Here's the letter that was sent home explaining the evening.  PTC - Parent Letter

The Online Scheduling Tool icon is on the main district home page. 

 

 

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November 2016 Newspaper


 

Announcements

Made with Marshmallows

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High school students in Melissa Green’s unified science class recently accepted the “Marshmallow Challenge.” The goal of the challenge was for students to work together to construct the tallest free-standing structure in the class, using only spaghetti, marshmallows and tape.

“It’s a fun team-building exercise that also involves some of the engineering practices that New York State is moving us to in science instruction in a creative way, such as solving problems and iteration,” said David Knuffke, Deer Park’s curriculum associate for science and technology.


High School Welcomes New Associate Principal

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Victor LoMonaco has been hired as an associate principal at the high school, replacing Brian Norton, who was recently named the district administrator of secondary special education.

LoMonaco began his educational career at Deer Park in 2003, serving as a social studies teacher in the district for 14 years. The Nesconset resident earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Stony Brook University, his master’s degree in education from Dowling College and his administration certification from the College of Saint Rose.

“I look forward to working with a strong administration team and continue to establish a school culture based around academic achievement and the social and emotional development of all students,” said LoMonaco.


Three Soccer Stars Sign Letters of Intent

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High school seniors Kristen DeBiase, Carli Fonseca and Taylor Maucere, all integral members of the school’s 2016 League IV champion soccer team, signed National Letters of Intent on March 6.

DeBiase, who played center-midfielder during her Falcons career, will play forward at Wingate University in North Carolina. She has earned All-State, All-County, League Player of the Year and All-Long Island second team honors with Deer Park, and also played for the Brentwood Rush club team.

“The coach made me feel welcome, and I loved the weather there,” said DeBiase of her choice of Wingate, where she plans to major in psychology.

Fonseca, who plays defense, signed with Molloy College in Rockville Centre, where she will major in education. She played for the EMSC Hotspurs club team and Western New York State travel team in addition to the Falcons.

“My mom went there, and it’s close to home,” she said of picking Molloy.

Maucere, a forward, will attend West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She earned All-Conference honors with the Falcons, and played for the national and state champion Albertson Fury club team.

“I fell in love with the campus, and it felt like home,” said Maucere of her selection of Wesleyan.

Deer Park Hires Two Special Ed Administrators

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The district recently announced two new administrative positions in special education. Brian Norton was named district administrator of secondary special education, while David Renahan was named district administrator of elementary special education.

“The special education position was split in order to better serve the students, their parents and the teachers as well,” said James Cummings, the district’s assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services. “Having experts on both the elementary and secondary level will make our program more efficient and more effective.”

Norton had most recently served as an associate principal at Deer Park High School beginning in 2014, after five years as an associate principal in the South Country School District. He began his educational career in 1998 as a special education teacher in the Northport-East Northport School District. A Stony Brook resident and graduate of Stony Brook University, he earned a master’s degree in special education from Dowling College and a certificate of advanced studies in educational leadership from the College of Saint Rose.

“I look forward to serving the students and families of the Deer Park community in this new capacity,” said Norton.

Renahan previously worked for 12 years in the Riverhead Central School District, most recently as that district’s assistant director of special education. He was a special education teacher in Riverhead for eight years, after teaching third grade in the Connetquot Central School District. A resident of Centereach, he earned his bachelor’s degree in child study at St. Joseph’s College in 2004, his master’s degree in literacy from Long Island University in 2006, and an advanced graduate certificate in educational leadership from Stony Brook University in 2013.

Ferrara Named a Bright Light in Technology

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High school technology teacher Jeremy Ferrara was recently honored with the Bright Light Award by Suffolk ASSET. Ferrara, who is in his second year in Deer Park, currently teaches robotics, metals and a World of Technology course. He is working to incorporate programming and modern engineering approaches into his curriculum, and is also in the process of rebuilding the district’s robotics program.  Students in his classes are expected to design solutions to solve problems.

“It is a pleasure to see someone so passionate about educating students on the practical uses of technology,” said Christopher Kauter, the district’s administrator of instructional technology. “Jeremy is focused on making an impact on the technology program in Deer Park.”

“We’re lucky to have a teacher like Jeremy in our technology department,” said David Knuffke, Deer Park’s curriculum associate for science and technology. “I’m excited about what he is doing for our students, and I can’t wait to see what he does next.”


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