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About Me

Mr. Denis Conroy
Social Studies Department
Education: BA Fordham University, MA Stony Brook University
Professional Affiliations: Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, American Irish Historical Society, National Council for History Education, National Council for the Social Studies, Asscoiation for the Teachers of Social Studies, Long Island Council for the Social Studies, Joint Council for Economic Education, American Economic Association, American Political Science Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, United States Naval Institute, Women's Basketball Coaches Association, Basketball Coaches Association of New York, Suffolk County Women's Basketball Coaches' Association.
Extra Help - A link for Office Hours will be posted on Google Classroom each Wednesday afternoon and I am also available by appointment

Open House 2020

Class News

NY Times Learning Center Student Scholarship Calendar

The Times awards scholarships for writing, photography and podcasts through various contests held throughout the year. Click on the title above for a full calendar and contest requirements. More +

Course Information

General resources and materials will be posted to the course specific content section of this webpage on the left (update coming soon). Class assignments, such as homework and projects, etc., will be posted on the Google Classroom page. 
Grades will be posted to the Infinite Campus Portal. Please visit to access the portal. For help with parent portal access, please email [email protected] 

Rules for Life

I used to give out a guide to surviving high school to my 8th grade classes when I taught Middle School. Some of those same students crossed my path again when I arrived at the High School and asked for an updated version; what resulted from those conversations was this - a more philosophical guide to enriching one's education and life experience. Here is the current version of this constantly revised work-in-progress...

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A suggested format for your weekly current events summary
A better way to take class notes from lectures, videos and reading assignments
A reading method to improve study skills, content retention and overall comprehension
Contact Information
By Mail:  1 Scholar Lane Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  (631) 912-2100
By Email: [email protected]
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The Commack School District Mission Statement
Within the context of a caring community of learners, our primary mission is to provide an exemplary
learning experience that will allow each child to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and
values to become a successful, contributing member within our school community and greater society.
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