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SCSSA Releases Its Blueprint For Action To Enhance School Safety

On Aug. 27, 2018, the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association executive board introduced the association’s five-point Blueprint for Action to Enhance School Safety during a meeting with Suffolk County law enforcement officials and representatives from the office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
Hosted by the Elwood School District, the meeting was facilitated by Dr. Kenneth […]

Suffolk County Executive Bellone, Police Commissioner Hart Announce School Safety Plan Ahead Of Back To School

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart announced a multi-pronged plan designed to increase school safety and reduce response times for emergency personnel ahead of the start of the 2018-2019 School Year. The latest initiatives are in addition to several public safety measures recently undertaken by Suffolk County to ensure students, teachers, administrators […]

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New Principal at Commack Middle School

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Michael Larson was appointed as the principal of Commack Middle School at a special Board of Education meeting on August 16, 2018.  Mr. Larson, who was one of the Assistant Principals at Commack High School, will be joining the administrative team at the Middle School immediately, to fill the vacancy left by former principal, Anthony […]

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Middle School’s Global Collaboration to Save the Animals

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“The House of Representatives is considering a bill that would eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for species that are not native to the United States. 
This would seriously undermine the United States’ ability to fight wildlife crime and the illegal wildlife trade threatening some of the world’s most imperiled species – like tigers, elephants, and rhinos.”- […]

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Souper Bowl Victory at North Ridge Primary School

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The ninth annual “Souper Bowl” at North Ridge Primary School in Commack was a huge success!  The children collected a whopping total of 7,188 cans and bags of soup. Lorraine Esposito, the PE teacher at North Ridge, “sculpted” the soup into the shape of a giant sneaker. 

“Each day when the children came to gym, they […]

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The Day the Sheriff Came to Commack

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“I want to get to them, so they won’t have to get to me.”
It was a first for Commack Middle School when newly elected Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr.  came to town. Thanks to his friendship with a Commack family, the Catuoscos, whose son showed his social studies teacher a coin from the Sheriff’s […]

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New York School Bus Contractors Association Calls on Legislature to Increase Fines

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New York School Bus Contractors Association Calls on Legislature to Increase Fines for Illegally Passing a School Bus and to Provide Sales Tax Exemption for School Buses in the 2018-2019 Executive Budget
The New York School Bus Contractors Association is renewing its call for budget initiatives that will help taxpayers and school districts save millions of […]

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Commack Students Bringing Joy to Local Seniors

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Challenge accepted! Patricia Tappin and Tara O’Grady’s fifth grade class at Mandracchia Sawmill Intermediate School in Commack was given the task to come up with a way to give back to the members of our community during this holiday season. The students, with the help of their families, decided to collect toiletries and create gift […]

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SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE BELLONE ANNOUNCES OVER 500 TICK-REMOVAL KITS DISTRIBUTED TO NEARLY 150 SCHOOLS ACROSS SUFFOLK COUNTY

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Partnership with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, School Districts and Suffolk County Department of Health Services will Enhance Prevention Measures Against Tick-Borne Diseases

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has launched a new partnership with the Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to provide nearly […]

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Four Commack High School National Merit Semifinalists Named

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Four of our Commack High School seniors were named  National Merit Semifinalists. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to compete for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships. Winners will be announced in the spring and will share in scholarships totaling more than $33 million.
Congratulations to Raphael Iskra, Nicole LaReddola, Daniel Lee, and […]

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