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Deer Park Decorates Hearts to Show Support for Local Law Enforcement

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Deer Park High School’s Patriot Club and SADD Club recently spearheaded a project to compose messages of support and appreciation for the law enforcement officers of the 1st Precinct. The clubs asked students and teachers from throughout the district – including Robert Frost Middle School, John F. Kennedy Intermediate School, John Quincy Adams Primary School and May Moore Primary School – to decorate paper hearts that were then used to create a banner that was delivered to the 1st Precinct.

“We believe it is important for our local law enforcement personnel to know that they have the respect and appreciation of the young people in the community they serve,” teacher Laurie Osbern said. “It also sends a positive message of support to our students who have family members in law enforcement, as well as those who may be considering a career in the field. The students’ messages were touching and creative, expressing heartfelt appreciation for the men and women who put their lives on the line daily to protect and serve us all.”

Date Added: 5/25/2022


DPHS Celebrates Diversity on Cultural Representation Day

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Deer Park High School held a Cultural Representation Day on April 14, organized by International Culture Club advisers Josephine Conway and Alfonsina Squera and teacher Victoria Rosenthal. Participating students were proud to represent their cultures with traditional clothing, flags and other garments.

“We enjoyed celebrating diversity together throughout the day and thank those who participated in creating a memorable experience,” Associate Principal Garret Noblett said.

Date Added: 5/19/2022

World Language Honor Society Inducts Over 100 New Members

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Deer Park High School’s World Language Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on April 28, welcoming more than 100 proud new members.

“Congratulations to all new inductees,” Associate Principal Dina Pannone said.

Date Added: 5/18/2022

Sophomore Mohammad Fahad Wins Second Place in Stony Brook Essay Competition

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Deer Park High School sophomore Mohammad Fahad recently won second place in the Japan Center of Stony Brook University’s 17th annual Essay Competition. The aim of the JCSB essay contest is to provide students with the opportunity to think creatively and critically about their lives by relating them to some aspect of Japan – such as art, culture, tradition, values, philosophy, history, society, politics, business or technology – to help them broaden their horizons and develop global citizenship. 

Fahad’s entry, “Cabinet of Porcelain,” juxtaposed the Imari style of Japanese porcelain with the life experiences of Fahad and his mother, an immigrant from Bangladesh.

“I'm really happy about letting my story be known,” Fahad said. “Many people may experience what I've experienced and come through in the end being better.”

“Not only evident but obvious right from our Personal Family Migration Story assignment in AP Human Geography, was Mohammad Fahad’s ability as a narrative writer,” teacher Michael Chin said. “Never before had I worked with a student who could manipulate semantics to his will to convey his story. Mo possesses the rare and unique ability to generate such emotion from his written words, and elicit genuine empathy through his prose, which allows his message to emanate into the hearts and souls of his readers. When presented with the opportunity to invite students to participate in the Japan Center Essay Contest, Mo jumped immediately to the forefront of our consideration. Clearly, he was able to inspire the judges in the same manner he inspires us daily.”

Date Added: 5/16/2022

Thriving Deer Park Music Program Earns Another Best Communities Award

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The Deer Park School District’s outstanding music program has again been named a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation, one of only 738 districts across the nation given this award. Now in its 23rd year, the Best Communities designation recognizes outstanding efforts in support for music education as part of a well-rounded education for all children, with this year’s program focused on celebrating schools and districts adapting, innovating and persevering in the face of change.

“Our district is honored to be recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants,” said Bradley Murphy, the district’s curriculum associate for fine and performing arts. “In Deer Park, our music programs continue to thrive, supporting all of our wonderful student-musicians.”

Date Added: 5/16/2022