James Cummings
Principal's Message
Jeanne Kozlowsky
Associate Principal
Craig Evans
Associate Principal
Brian Norton
Associate Principal

Christine DiProperzio   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for ELA, Reading & Library
John Watson   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Mathematics & Business
Jachan Watkis   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Science & Technology
Heather Stewart   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Social Studies & FACS
Bradley Murphy   Curriculum Associate K-12 for Fine & Performing Arts
Gina Palasciano   Curriculum Associate K-12 for World Languages & ENL

Craig Evans
Dignity Act Coordinator
(631) 274-4110


Yearbooks and Underclassmen Pictures (2015-16)



Underclassmen pictures will take place during gym periods on Friday, October 16 and Monday, October 19.




Murphy to Head Fine and Performing Arts Department


The district has named Bradley Murphy as its new curriculum associate for fine and performing arts, replacing the retired Dr. Jeff Dailey.

Murphy comes to Deer Park from East Moriches Middle School, where he served as band director and teacher for eight years. He served as a chairperson of the Hampton Educator Association Middle School Band last year, and also worked as a private music teacher, preparing students for NYSSMA performances

An alumnus of Commack High School’s International Baccalaureate music program, Murphy earned his bachelor’s degree in music education at Hofstra University, where he was a founding member of the Hofstra University Saxophone Quartet. At Five Towns College, he earned a Master of Arts degree in music with concentration on audio engineering, digital media and MIDI sequencing. He also holds advanced certificates in school leadership from Stony Brook University.

“I am very excited to learn about everything Deer Park has to offer our students and community,” said Murphy, who resides in South Setauket.

SADD Team Takes on Energy Drinks


A team of five students from the high school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions club placed first in both the 17th legislative district and Suffolk County for a contest to produce a 30-second public service announcement on the hazards of energy drinks.

For their hard-hitting PSA, students Oluchi Amah, Debbie Baculima, James Depre, Karishma Shah and Stephanie Vaia took on the roles of doctor, police officer, teacher and energy drink consumer. They discussed the negative effects on the human body caused by consuming such drinks, which contain significant quantities of sugar and caffeine. 

The winning SADD team and adviser Janet Warner attended a June 16 meeting of the county legislature in Riverhead, where they were presented with a proclamation for their achievement by Legislator Lou D'Amaro, and were also honored at a recent Board of Education meeting.

Fantastic in French


Dedicated French-language students at Robert Frost and the high school have again earned regional and national ranking in the National French Contest/Le Grand Concours, a prestigious annual exam administered by the American Association of Teachers of French.

Alexandra Lane was ranked 10th in the U.S. on Level 2, while Dana Berhalter, Rebecca Fox, Alexandra Lane, Sameer Riaz, Jennifer Sebok, Jessica Siford, Sabah Siddique, Alisha Suhail, Yasmeen Syedda and Catherine Taipe earned county-level recognition.

“Our students consistently rank in the top 10 category in both Suffolk County and the nation,” said Gina Palasciano, districtwide curriculum associate of world languages and ENL. “We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments.”

Falcons ‘Tough’ It Out for Vets


A six-man team from the high school – students Calo Arena, Trevor Bernard, Jack Dillon, Phil Herbst and Nick Olsen, accompanied by the school’s band director, Jerry Cannarozzo – traveled to Vermont’s Mount Snow on June 7 to participate in the Tough Mudder obstacle course race.

A team-oriented, 10-mile race, Tough Mudder is designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Through competing, the Falcons team raised several hundred dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that helps combat veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Spring Scholar/Athletes Recognized


The high school recognized a total of eight Scholar/Athlete teams at the school’s spring athletic awards ceremony, held during the June 23 Board of Education meeting at the high school auditorium. Athletic Director Dominick Fontana and Superintendent Eva J. Demyen presented members of these teams and other spring student-athletes with certificates.

The varsity baseball, varsity softball, varsity girls lacrosse, varsity boys golf, varsity girls golf, varsity boys tennis, varsity boys track and varsity girls track teams were honored as Scholar/Athlete teams for their strong and successful commitment to both athletics and academics. Teams given this award by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association are required to have five players or more and earn a cumulative team GPA of 90 percent or higher.

The varsity baseball team included three All-Leaguers – Carlos Miranda, Daniel Sciabarassi and Oliver Tavares – as well as Academic All-League honoree Connor Hewlette.

The varsity softball featured All-League players Nancy Burns, Jacqueline Collard and Antonia Santora as well as All-Conference athlete Victoria Fox, while coach John McCaffrey was named League III Coach of the Year.

Peter Tortorici of the varsity boys lacrosse squad was given the Unsung Hero Award, while teammate Jarret Bonser was named All-League.

For the varsity girls lacrosse team, Kasey Dorney earned the Unsung Hero Award and Hailey Leitch was named All‐League.

The varsity boys golf team boasted three All-League athletes: Nicholas Crocco, Jonathan Hovanec and Eric LaMotte.

Faran Nazir of the varsity boys tennis team earned All-County status and Brandon Doogan won the Section XI Sportsmanship Award, while their teammates Sean Sanchez, Cagri Senlik and Nicholas Shanahan were all named All-League.

The varsity boys track team featured four All-Leaguers – Joseph Curry, Nicholas Fenton, Joseph Ranni and Alvin Sime – while the girls varsity track team included All-Leaguer Victoria Major.

Additionally, the girls lacrosse team from Deer Park’s Robert Frost Middle School were honored, having completed an undefeated season with a final record of 8‐0‐2.

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