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Baseball Wins Fourth Straight County Title!

FOUR-PEAT!

With a 2-1 win over Sachem North on Sunday afternoon, the Commack varsity baseball team claimed its fourth straight baseball county title ... and first in AAA!

Next Saturday night back the Cougars are back at Middle Country Athletic Complex to face Nassau champion Farmingdale for the Long Island championship!

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Posted Sunday, May 26, 2024

Cartoonist Offers Sawmill Fifth-Graders Tips

Sawmill fifth-graders are learning cartooning from an accomplished illustrator on Thursday.

The students are drawing Batman and the Hulk while learning techniques from professional designer David Miller. The pointers included drawing with perspective so the characters appear three-dimensional rather than flat.

Miller also shared how cartoonists sketch with a blue pencil — akin to a blueprint — before doing the final product in black.

Miller also encouraged the students to create their own characters rather than sketch established characters.

The visit from the veteran cartoonist came via the Arts-in-Education program.

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Posted Thursday, May 23, 2024

Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Commack had a bevy of students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.

Congratulations to honorees Kylie B., Saphire C., Gabriella E., Jack F., Joseph G., Michael G., Kaitlin K., Madison M., Gloria M., John N., Jack P., Kylie R., Emma S. and Juan V.

The students are involved in programs including cosmetology, veterinary medical assisting, aviation science/flight, automotive technology, aircraft/drone technology, criminal justice and electronics/robotics & automation.

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Posted Thursday, May 23, 2024

Rolling Hills Hosts Cereal Race, Helps Those in Need

Rolling Hills Helpers worked on various charity projects throughout the school year.  Most recently, they participated in a Cereal Domino Run, after collecting more than 130 boxes.

The second grade became the "Breakfast Champions" as the result of bringing in the most boxes.

To celebrate the collection, the cereal boxes were set up in the gym, with the same amount of boxes for each grade. A kindergartener, first grader and second grader then pushed their respective row of boxes like dominoes to see which grade level's boxes toppled the fastest. All the K boxes went down first! 

Some Hills Helpers then ventured to Christ the King Pantry and the Sharing Table at the Jewish Center to deliver the cereal boxes to help those in need.

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Posted Thursday, May 23, 2024

Sawmill Picks The Hits

Students at Sawmill have been voting on their favorite songs the last few weeks and today their top six was unveiled at the Student Council’s Throwback Thursday’s fundraiser event during lunch periods.

Laura Keen and Tara O'Grady served as MC's and after eating their lunch, students sang and danced in the cafeteria to the hits. The number one spot went to Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline, which led to a rousing ovation by the students.

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Posted Thursday, May 23, 2024

CHS' Military-Bound Seniors Honored

CHS honored seven soon-to-be-graduates on Wednesday morning who are putting country above self.

Joined by U.S. Marines sergeant Christopher Rosarioventura, Air Force technical sergeant Nathaniel Miles, Army major Brewster Tisson, retired Navy lieutenant Francis Martin from congressman Nick LaLotta’s office, legislator Robert Trotta, superintendent Dr. Jordan Cox and high school administrators, the seniors and their families were recognized at the annual CHS Military Breakfast.

Senior James C. is headed to the Marines, while Anthony S. and Lucas M. are headed to the Air Force, Brandon Y. is headed to the Navy and Emma H., Ethan D. and Jay B. are headed to the Army.

Legislator Trotta, who served as keynote speaker, praised the seniors for their commitment to America.

“You are doing something that most people never do,” he said. “You made a decision to stand up for our country.”

Dr. Cox drew on three generations of his family serving in the military to praise the students.

“I know how successful you will be,” he said, “and I want you to know from the bottom of our hearts how proud we are.”

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Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Staff Honored At Retirement and Silver Anniversary Ceremony

The district paid homage to silver anniversary achievers and upcoming retirees at the annual Retirement Awards Ceremony and Silver Anniversary Testimonial Wednesday afternoon at Commack Middle School. 
 
Forty-six honorees celebrated their 25-year anniversary, while 31 retirees were recognized.
 
“To those celebrating their silver anniversary, we thank you for your continued service to our district, and to those retiring, we will truly miss you all,” assistant superintendent for human resources Scott Oshrin said.
 
The event was accompanied by music from the Commack High School Jazz Messengers, and refreshments were served. Speeches were made for each honoree, making it a truly wonderful event for all in attendance. A huge thank you to the Human Resources Department for staging the event, and congratulations to all of the honorees!

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Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2024

CHS Junior Selected State FBLA President

CHS junior Manya K. has been selected Future Business Leaders of America president for New York State.

Manya served as the state's vice president last year.

The installation took place in Rochester during the state FBLA  leadership conference.

CHS' FBLA is advised by Sandra Braun.

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Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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