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National Merit Semifinalists Commack School District

Nine Commack High School seniors were named Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). The PSAT serves as the  initial screening of program entrants […]

Engeman Theater Spring 2019 Student Classes

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The Engeman Players
Dates: February 25 – May 28,   2019
Times: Mondays from 6:30 -8:30   pm
Ages: Open to students   in 6th-12th grade as of 9/18
Performance Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 performance.
All enrolled students will be a part of a full musical theater production that will be performed on the Main Stage set of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. There […]

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School Superintendents And PTA Members Send Letter To Suffolk County Legislature Urging Passage Of Vaping Legislation

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Legislator Spencer’s Bill Would Restrict Flavored Vape Products Across the County

Suffolk County Superintendents, administrators and PTA members are urging bi-partisan passage of IR 2128 in the Suffolk County Legislature that would restrict the sale of flavored vapor products in Suffolk County. The bill, which has been introduced by Legislator William “Doc” Spencer, is the latest […]

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SCSSA Releases Its Blueprint For Action To Enhance School Safety

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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 […]

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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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