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

  

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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

HS Actors Go ‘Barefoot’ for Winter Play

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Student-actors at the high school found an exciting challenge in this year’s winter play, Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” which was presented on Jan. 20 and 21.

Senior Anthony Henkel and junior Tori DiTomasso starred as mismatched newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter. The production also featured senior Alejandro Villa-Vasquez as Mr. Velasco, junior Alexandra Lane as Mrs. Ethel Banks, junior Michael Colombo as Harry Pepper the Telephone Repairman and junior Nolan Maggio as Mr. Munshin the Delivery Man.

“I am so proud of all of the actors,” said director Kristen Wallace. “The characters were very rich and tough to develop, and the scenes incorporated a great deal of physical and emotional intensity. It was very rewarding to encourage the students to work outside of their comfort zones, find a balance of drama and comedy, and see how well they accomplished it in the end.”

Simon’s 1963 play, the 10th longest running non-musical play in Broadway history, was nominated for three 1964 Tony Awards, winning Best Director. It was adapted for a popular 1967 film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, and an ABC television series in 1970.

Seniors Become Smart ALEKS in Math

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Through an innovative partnership with Suffolk County Community College, the high school has taken the next step in ensuring students’ success in their first year of college with the implementation of the ALEKS program in the Intro to College Mathematics course.

Deer Park is one of only 11 districts on Long Island that are piloting McGraw-Hill Education’s ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces), a computer-driven mathematics tool specially designed with the help of SCCC to cover all the material expected of an incoming student. The program serves to reinforce basic skills, reteach material students have struggled with and cover material they may not have been taught in previous classes. Motivated students even have the ability to go beyond the core material, which includes a curriculum of 781 topics, and delve into first-year college lessons as a means to push themselves ahead of their eventual peers. Students are not limited to working on ALEKS within the classroom; it can be accessed from any device capable of using a web browser.

“The ALEKS program is a unique chance for students to reach new mathematical heights that they might not ever thought possible,” said teacher Frank Miata. “There is no limit to the amount of material they can learn in this class. If a student’s goal is to strengthen their math skills to better themselves, raise their math score on the SAT or prepare for college, this course will ensure their success.”

One of the program’s best features is that it allows students to work at their own pace, fostering a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.

“It actually makes you pay attention,” said student Robert Boykin. “You have to do it on your own.”

“With ALEKS in the classroom, it is as if every student has their own personal tutor,” said Miata. “Our goal is to better every student and allow them to reach their full potential.”

 

Shed-ucation with the HS Home Improvement Course

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At the high school, the 20 students participating in the brand-new home improvement program recently built a fully functional shed from scratch, learning all of the necessary construction techniques under the direction of teacher John Abeltin. While becoming familiarized with tools and materials, the students are mastering valuable skills such as basic wiring, including outlets and switches; painting plumbing; framing; designing with a hypotenuse; and cutting rafters.

They did a fabulous job, and are totally engaged in learning the basics of construction,” said Abeltin, who has 30 years of experience as a contractor under his belt. He taught middle school with Deer Park for a quarter-century, but moved up to the high school specifically to imbue the home improvement course with his deep knowledge of construction.

“This home improvement course is a great addition to our technology offerings in Deer Park,” said David Knuffke, the district’s curriculum associate for science and technology. “The kinds of hands-on, practical skills that the students learned when building the shed will help prepare them for life beyond the walls of our high school. Courses like this also help align our technology program with the types of engineering practices that New York State is moving towards with its recent adoption of new science learning standards, which put an emphasis on practical problem solving and designed engineering solutions. We’re fortunate to have Mr. Abeltin on staff to develop the course. He’s a master carpenter, and the students respect his knowledge and enjoy the opportunity to work with him. I’m excited to see where the program goes from here.”

Winter Runners Earn All-League Honors

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The high school’s varsity boys winter track team successfully competed in the League III championship meet on Jan. 22.

Two seniors were named league champions: captain Chris Cox won the 1,600-meter race with a time of 4:41, beating the second-place finisher by 10 seconds after leading the entire way. Fellow senior Nick Fenton won the 1,000-meter race with a time of 2:40.

Said coach Thomas Brouillard, “This was the first time that a runner from Deer Park’s boys winter team has won an individual event at the league championship since 2008, when Mike Sena did so, and we had two do it!”

The school’s 4x800-meter relay team consisting of senior captains Chris Cox and Ryan Brown, senior Nick Fenton, and sophomore Ryan Brooks were named runners-up, earning All-League honors.


DECA Earns 29 Regional Trophies

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A total of 94 of the high school's students participated in DECA’s Suffolk County Regional Competition on Jan. 4, competing against more than 1,400 students from 27 Suffolk County high schools. Deer Park boasted 29 trophy winners at the event, held at Suffolk County Community College, with another eight students earning honorable mention.

Nick Gallo and Andrew Siford earned first place in the Financial Services Team event, and Kayla Griffin earned first in Marketing Communications.

Chloe Rosenberg earned second place in Apparel & Accessories Marketing.

Third-place winners were Michael Mieses in Automotive Services Marketing, Stephen Lew and Vincent Verdile in Buying & Merchandising Team, William Buckley in Retail Merchandising, and Malique Papailler in Sports & Entertainment Marketing.

Other trophy winners included Ryan Byrne and Shamikh Rana in Accounting Applications; Valdy Flueriot in Automotive Services Marketing; David Batkiewicz in Business Finance; Amed Iqbal and Omar Rahim in Business Law & Ethics Team; Glenn Hope, Joewin James and Sean Stellin in Business Services Marketing; Kailey Tenn in Human Resources Management; Melanie Miranda and Badar Zaman in Marketing Communications; Nimra Salim and Aarvin Varghese in Principles of Business Management; Sean Sanchez and Dayanna Zuluaga in Principles of Finance; Jessica Siford in Principles of Hospitality; Nicole Bilello and Justin Finn in Principles of Marketing; and Ryan Verdile in Sports & Entertainment Marketing.

Honorable mentions went to Amar Qasir in Business Finance, Jamie Borah and Khabiba Shahid in Financial Services Team, Khaja Ibrahim and Catherine Taipe in Human Resources Management, Tyler Tesoriero in Principles of Hospitality, Alisha Suhail in Quick Serve Restaurant Management, and Vincent Aparicio in Restaurant & Food Service Management.

Their strong showing in these events provided Deer Park’s DECA winners with the opportunity to travel to Rochester in early March to compete in the State Career Conference against the state’s best business students. State winners will earn spots at the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California at the end of April.

“Congratulations to all of our participating students,” said business teacher and DECA adviser Gregory Menig. “They worked hard for their achievement and I look forward to seeing them compete at the state level.”

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