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NY Blood Center Awards Scholarship

Congrats to CHS student Alexa V., who has been awarded a scholarship from the New York Blood Center due to her work with the Future Healthcare Professionals Club.

Alexa hosted a blood drive at CHS.

Future Healthcare Professionals Club advisor Jeanne Suttie presented Alexa with the award on Tuesday morning.

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Posted Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Special Olympics Double Gold!

Congrats to CHS' Tyler C., who captured singles and doubles gold in tennis at the Special Olympics' New York State Summer Games this past weekend!

Tyler participated with the CHS JV tennis team this past season.

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Posted Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Paul Sleavensky Selected League Coach of Year

Congrats to retiring boys track coach Paul Sleavensky, who has been named League 2 Coach of the Year. The presentation was made at the Section XI All-Section Awards Dinner at Villa Lombardi's. It marks Sleavensky's third Coach of the Year award this school year alone. The boys spring track and field team went undefeated in League 2 en route to the championship.

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Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2024

CHS Students Recognized for Scouting Achievements

Three CHS students were honored Tuesday morning for their lofty achievements in scouting.

Matthew C. was presented a $1,925 check by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Elwood/Commack Post 9263 after placing first in Suffolk County and second in New York State in the Scout of the Year competition.

Meanwhile, CHS also recognized on Tuesday morning new Eagle Scouts Matthew M. and Jack F.

All three CHS students are active with Troop 125.

Matthew C. previously had been honored by Suffolk County executive Edward Romaine and Suffolk County legislator Nick Caracappa.

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Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Pentathlete Finishes Second at State Meet

CHS track and field’s Danny P. proved himself an elite competitor at the New York State Track and Field Championships.

Danny placed second in the pentathlon at Cicero North Syracuse this past weekend, and third overall in the Federation.

He also was selected to Newsday’s All-Long Island track and field team.

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Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Dr. Cox Addresses Regional School Leaders about Financial Literacy

Superintendent Dr. Jordan Cox, who has spearheaded the Commack School District emerging as a leader in teaching financial literacy, served as a featured speaker at Bloomberg for Education’s 2024 Academic Symposium on Friday.

Dr. Cox addressed district leaders and other educators from throughout the Northeast during the event inside Bloomberg’s Manhattan headquarters.

Commack Schools will debut a financial lab resembling a stock exchange floor and featuring Bloomberg terminals for the 2024-25 school year. A new financial literacy teacher, Peter Myers, was approved during Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting to join the CHS staff.

All seniors will be required to take the financial literacy coursework beginning next school year. The lessons will be embedded into existing economics and social studies classes so that it does not diminish the number of electives the students are free to choose.

The financial education generally will provide Commack students practical knowledge they can apply throughout their adulthood.

The Bloomberg Financial Fundamentals unit, for example, will cover topics including the purpose of investing, types of investment, risk and reward, and portfolio management.

Friday’s symposium included officials from higher education and secondary education and also featured speakers including Bloomberg Economics chief economist Tom Orlik and Bloomberg head of AI engineering Anju Kambadur.

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Posted Friday, June 7, 2024

CHS Honors NYS Scholarship Achievers

Congrats to our New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence recipients.

The programs awards scholarships to high-achieving students at registered state high schools.  Awards are based on student grades on certain Regents exams. 

Students are nominated by their high schools.

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Posted Thursday, June 6, 2024

Transition Day Preps Seniors for College Life

CHS seniors are learning from the Class of 2023 about what awaits them in college during the high school’s annual Transition Day.

The return of young alumni to address the soon-to-be graduates was one of multiple sessions during Thursday’s Senior Sendoff workshops.

Commack High School’s young alumni are sharing their college experiences — topics ranging from academics, to the college social landscape, to time management … and everything in between. That session culminates with the alumni’s words of advice to the seniors, who are at the precipice of embarking on their own college experience.

The Senior Sendoff workshops also include a presentation on preparing for opportunities and challenges as well as the seniors’ participation in a “legacy project.”

For the project, each senior contributes a feather to a “Spread Your Wings”-themed art project to be displayed at CHS long after their departure.

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Posted Thursday, June 6, 2024

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