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Exciting New Feature!!!!  Three Commack History Books available for download or online reading!
The 100th Anniversary of Commack Book - Commack, a Beautiful Place
A Look into the Past
A Man and his Mission

Commack memorabilia from the early years of the school district is of special value for preservation and display, so don't throw it away! “We have many more historic documents that need to be scanned so we can post them on the Commack Historic Site,” said committee member Carolyn Gehlbach. “The committee is looking for experienced volunteers who would be interested in this ongoing project.” To volunteer, please contact Brenda Lentsch ( or Carolyn Gehlbach (

he mission of the Commack Historical Committee is to collect, preserve and display memorabilia representing the rich history of the Commack School District and community.

In 1980, as a result of a charge by the School Board, a committee was formed to oversee the collection and preservation of school memorabilia.  This committee was composed of nearly 30 teachers, residents and administrators.

Donations of memorabilia from all schools (open or closed) are needed.  Memorabilia from the early years of the school district are of special value to us for preservation and display.  So think about us before you throw away “old school stuff” in your closet.

We welcome willing staff and/or residents to serve as volunteers to work with our committee. 

Meeting Dates for the 2014-2015 school year:

December 2nd, 2014, January 6th, 2015 February 3rd,  March 3rd, April 14th,  May 5th, and  June 2nd, 2015

Co-Chairpersons:  Carol Bertolotti, Carolyn Gehlbach,  Matt Keltos 
The following new people have volunteered & been appointed to serve  on the Commack Historical Committee by the Board of Education. They are: Vito Cattone, Deborah DeVito, Adele Flicker, Deborah  Kastsuros,  Annette Kosar, and Christopher Metz.  They bring new energy to the important work of this Committee. Thank you to Bill Gulick, Brenda Lentsch (Public Relations), Arthur Reilly Sr., and Bobby Varughese for continuing their service.

We wish to thank Hilda Haas for serving as Chairperson of the Historical Committee for over 25 years.  

  • Assistance with the retrieval of memorabilia for use at reunions
  • Tours of the Hilda Haas Archives Room at Hubbs, so named because of Hilda's dedication to the students and families of Commack for the last 40 years.
  • One hour workshops available for school/scout groups on the history and evaluation of Commack as aligned with the New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies.
  • Compilation of materials for school projects
  • Availability for review of yearbooks, literary magazines, photos, local and school newspapers.
  • Creation of history-based display boards which are on display at all of our schools on a rotating basis.

You may contact all members by calling the
Hubbs Administration Center (912-2000) and leaving a message.

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