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DPHS College Digital Generation Students Win at Stony Brook

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Students enrolled in Deer Park High School’s College Digital Generation course, a business elective taught by Ian Kyranakis, wrapped up their semester on Jan. 19 at Stony Brook University. Each student was an integral part of a group presentation on the stage at the prestigious Charles Wang Center. The presentations included many important aspects of the business education curriculum, including market research, competitive analysis, infographics, newsletters, logos, public service announcements, social media and website design.

Deer Park’s Saawariya Shahriar took first place, Sophia Oltean finished second and Sultan Chattha was given honorable mention designation, earning all three Deer Park students the opportunity to take an April tour of St. John’s Terminal, the new Google headquarters in New York City.

Date Added: 2/28/2024

May Moore Welcomes Year of the Dragon

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May Moore Primary School students and staff celebrated Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon on Feb. 12. First graders learned about Lunar New Year traditions, enjoyed the wonderful traditional parade and finished off the event with a feast of delicious Chinese food.

Date Added: 2/28/2024

Eight Deer Park Artists Chosen for Display at Colors of Long Island

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Eight Deer Park High School elementary school students were recently selected for the 25th annual Colors of Long Island student art exhibit, on display from Feb. 8 through April 7 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.

This year’s chosen students are Deer Park High School students Paige Bailey and Daniella Deckler, John F. Kennedy Intermediate School fifth graders Nicholas Goldstein and Yulianna Heredia, John Quincy Adams Primary School first grader Jordan Wahlig and second grader Annemarie Hernandez, and May Moore Primary School second graders Melanie Carroll-Moreno and Archer Perdios.

“We are so proud of their hard work,” JFK art teacher Briana Fayans said. “It is such a wonderful opportunity for our students to see their artwork on display in a museum along with other students from our community on Long Island.”

Date Added: 2/23/2024

Square Dancing Comes to JFK

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In 2021, physical education teachers approached Principal Kelly Benson with an idea to bring square dancing to John F. Kennedy Intermediate School. Since then, retired physical education teacher and Deer Park track coach Mario Fiore was brought in to help teach square dancing. Fifth grade students participated in three PE classes in which they were taught dances like the Alley Cat, Patty Cake Polka and the Virginia Reel. They also learned traditional square dancing, called by Fiore. The lessons culminated with a Square Dance Night, sponsored by the PFC. Students brought a special adult to dance with and competed for the Best Dressed Duo Award.

Date Added: 2/20/2024

Deer Park Virtual Enterprise Class Gets “Supercharged” at Trade Show

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Deer Park High School’s first Virtual Enterprise business class participated in the Long Island Regional Business Plan Competition and Trade Show, held on Jan. 10 at LIU Post’s Brookville campus. Under the banner of Supercharged, a venture conceived by 20 talented students, Deer Park’s VE firm showcased battery-powered portable chargers. This innovative class, taught by Annemarie Lenio, provides hands-on learning, breaking the mold of traditional education by fostering creativity and collaboration.

The students of Supercharged demonstrated exceptional prowess by clinching Gold in the Best Booth, Sales Material and Sales Pitch competitions. Engaging all departments – from chief officers to art and design – contributed to their success. Navigating a bustling event with 72 high schools and companies, they not only increased sales but also networked extensively, gaining valuable insights into running a business. Impressively, Supercharged raked in $68,608 in sales.

Deer Park students Lucas DiVanna, Damon Ierulli, Melissa Laguerre, Alexis Lazarte, Joel Nash and Katia Papailler showcased their skills in the National Business Plan Competition. This included presenting an executive summary covering business rationales, marketing plans and financial highlights, followed by an 8-10 minute presentation before judges.

Eager to build on their success, Supercharged is gearing up for upcoming trade shows at Lynbrook High School on March 26 and the Javits Center in Manhattan on April 12. Their journey exemplifies the transformative impact of practical, hands-on learning in shaping the business leaders of tomorrow.

Date Added: 2/20/2024