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

Christina Poppe   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for ELA, Reading & Library
John Watson   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Mathematics & Business
Kristen Crespo   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Science & Technology
Heather Stewart   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Social Studies & FACS
Dr. Jeff Dailey   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

Delayed Opening Schedule

**Regents Exam Schedule Update**

Due to early dismissals and school closings caused by the storm, NYS is allowing schools to make up the missed Regents Exams. 


Here is the updated Regents schedule as well at other important information due to school closures.  All students are expected to report on Thursday, as it is a regular school day.  The only Regents exams will be makeup exams.



Thursday - 8AM

Common Core Algebra Regents

Global History Regents

Algebra II/Trig

RCT Writing

Thursday - 12PM

English Regents

Integrated Algebra

RCT Math

Friday - 8AM

Geometry Regents

US History Regents

Friday - 12PM

Physics Regents

Chemstry Regents

Earth Science Regents


*Thursday will be an A-day and the 1st day of semester 2 classes.

*Campus will be closed on both Thursday and Friday

*All Regents exams will take place at the HS, so as to limit travel.






Yearbooks and Underclassmen Pictures


Yearbooks are on sale at the following link - http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A05400500


Underclassmen pictures will take place during gym periods on Tuesday, October 7 and Wednesday, October 8.



View Slideshow from the Senior Parent Meeting here




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 www.thorntonstudio.com 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.




Project Trio to Perform on April 15


For the eighth year in a row, Brooklyn’s Project Trio will return to Deer Park on April 15 to perform and work with district student-musicians from the high school and JFK.

Rooted in classical, the three genre-defying musicians fuse jazz, hip-hop, and world music into a dynamic blend that has evolved a new form of chamber music.  Their recent albums debuted at the top of Billboard’s classical and jazz charts. 

After rehearsing with JFK’s advanced band and the high school’s orchestra and women’s choir, Project Trio will perform that evening at the high school at 7 p.m., both with the students and by themselves. Tickets are $5.

“If you’ve never been one of their performances here in Deer Park, you will be amazed at what they do,” said Dr. Jeff Dailey, the district’s director of fine and performing arts.

Click here for more information and video clips of Project Trio.


A ‘Push’ to the Top for Artist Mills


High school senior Asante Mills was one of only 80 Long Island student-artists recognized for the recent “Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum” gallery show, chosen out of hundreds of submissions.

A comprehensive arts-in-education program integrating Huntington’s Heckscher Museum and Nassau and Suffolk high school art classrooms, Long Island’s Best encourages students to be inspired by works on display at the museum, using the experience to create their own original works of art. The process culminates in a juried exhibition, the only one on Long Island that provides high school students the chance to see their artwork on display in an art museum.

Mills’s stunning, colorful piece “Push,” created from latex paint, rubber cement and cardboard, was inspired by Maria Robertson’s 2012 installation “222,” part of the Heckscher’s exhibition “Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography.”

“My piece represents the outward movement of waves from a droplet’s impact point,” he explained. “I wanted to capture the dispersion of energy through liquid media.”

Accompanied by his proud mother and art teacher Derek Mainhart, Mills attended the March 28 opening reception and awards ceremony at the Heckscher, enjoying the opportunity to converse with viewers and fellow artists alike.

“Receiving direct feedback was the greatest personal gain for me, as I was able to interact with the audience as they experienced my piece,” he said. “The time spent in the museum was engaging, as I found peers that shared a similar drive and interest in fine arts. It was an honor to be a part of the show.”

“It’s great to see Asante recognized by such a fine institution as the Heckscher,” said Mainhart. “His art is already at a professional level both in concept and execution. I daresay this will not be the last time you see Asante’s work in a museum.”

Knight and Day in High School


Bringing the medieval world to life, high school students in Vanessa Whitney and Laurie Osbern’s ninth-grade social studies class recently engaged in an interactive lesson about the Middle Ages.

Students were divided into learning groups and visited different stations to study the lives of various members of medieval society. Each station included primary and secondary source documents as well as visual images. At a special additional video station, the freshmen donned headphones donated by the district’s information technology department and watched two educational videos from The History Channel that explored medieval knights and their weapons. 

“Our students enjoy working collaboratively in groups, and the opportunity to add a video station really enriched this lesson,” said Whitney.

In a culminating activity, student chose a member of medieval society and wrote creative mock diary entries as their selected personage.

High Schoolers Highlight Leadership for History Day


High school students Matthew Ferrara, Emily Greene, Daniel Khoshkehpazi, Sumaira Mahmood and Emily Zhang competed in the 2015 Long Island History Day competition held at Hofstra University on March 8. Schools from across Long Island sent students to compete in the first round of National History Day.

The five Deer Park students spent months researching and planning a project based on legacy and leadership. Their research project, “Oprah Winfrey-The Will to Succeed,” placed fifth overall in the exhibit category, with the event judges commenting, “Great job highlighting Oprah as a leader whose legacy is continually growing.”

DECA Brings Home Trophies


At New York DECA’s State Career Conference in Rochester, 26 DECA students from the high school competed against over 2,200 of the brightest business students from across the state.

Three Deer Park students – Peter Demopoulos, Shahan Mian and Joseph Sanchez – received trophies the event, held March 4-6, which qualified them to compete at DECA's International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida on April 25-28.

The marketing communications team of Demopoulos and Sanchez finished in the top 10 in role play and fifth place overall. Mian finished in the top 10 in role play and principles of finance, earning him fourth place overall.

“Qualifying for the international level of competition is a tremendous accomplishment for any DECA student, let alone three first-year members,” said business teacher and DECA adviser Gregory Menig. “The boys are excited about the opportunity to see how they stack up against other trophy winners from across the country and around the world. This trip will be a tremendous learning experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.”

Five additional Deer Park competitors received medals for their performances at the Rochester conference. Adam Ahmed finished in the top 10 in principles of finance, Alban Astafa finished in the top 10 in restautant and food service management, Nicola Ingrassi earned seventh place overall in the entrepreneurship participating event, Lauren Lazarte finished in the top 10 in principles of hospitality, and Tyler Teng finished in the top 10 in personal financial literacy.

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