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Mastering Literacy

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Students at Cherry Lane are participating in the Daily 5, a new literacy initiative designed to promote responsibility and students’ ownership over their learning.

As part of the program, students have been collecting data on how long they are able to sustain reading independently, in addition to learning how to read with a partner and have a conversation about their reading. The initiative is also comprised of activities including “Work on Writing” and “Listen to Reading.”

Athletics News

Congratulations to the Varsity Field Hockey Team who advanced to the Class C Final Four State Tournament in Binghamton this weekend. The Lady Frogs defeated Schuylerville (Section II) 1-0 in the Semi Finals. Advanced to the Finals and lost to the defending champions Whitney Point (Section IV) 0-1. “If you can give it your all, a win will feel deserved and a loss won’t hold regret”. We had an outstanding season, a trip to States and a final appearance. Thank you Coach Gray, your amazing athletes, Anthony and our supportive fans!!

Proud to be a FROG!!!!

Congratulations to the Varsity Field Hockey Team for winning the Class C Southeast Regional game on Saturday defeating Bronxville 1-0.
The Lady Frogs advance to the NYSPHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
States will be held at Maine Endwell HS (Section IV), Semi Final Game on Saturday, November 11th, 11:30 am and the Finals, Sunday, November 12th, 9:30 am

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Congratulations to the Varsity Football Team for winning the Conference IV Quarter Final game on Saturday defeating North Shore 35-14.
The Wildfrogs advance to the Semi Final game on Thursday, November 9th, @ Hofstra University, 4:00 pm, vs. Cold Spring Harbor

Congratulations to our Cross Country runner, Marcus Pomales (10th grade) who advances to the NYSPHSAA Championship on Saturday, November 11th, @ Wayne Central HS (Section V)

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Congratulations to our Varsity Field Hockey Team, 2017 Class C LONG ISLAND CHAMPIONS!!!! 

Congratulations to the Varsity Football Team who advance to the Nassau County Conference IV Quarter Finals!!! #4 North Shore vs. # 5 Carle Place , the Wildfrogs will play on Saturday, November 4th, at North Shore HS @ 3:00 pm.
Congratulations to our Cross Country Team and the following runners, Matthew DiNuzzo, Marcus Pomales and John Schmuck who qualified for the Nassau County State Qualifiers on Saturday, November 4th, at Bethpage HS @ 2:45 pm 


Nassau County Class C Championship

Congratulations to Coach Gray and the Varsity Field Hockey Team for winning the Nassau County Class C Championship, defeating Oyster Bay, 5-0 on Saturday @ Adelphi University.

The Lady Frogs advance to the Long Island Championship game vs. Pierce on Wednesday, November 1st at Newfield HS, in Seldon @ 4:30 pm


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Athletic Hall of Fame

Carle Place Athletic Department will be Inducting the Class of 2010-2014 into our athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Joseph Burke Auditorium.
We will be inducting 31 athletes, 3 coaches and 1 volunteer.
Please join us in our celebration


Joe Coady Memorial Celebration

The family and friends of Joe Coady are planning to have a Memorial Celebration at the Carle Place High School Football Field on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 3pm to 4:30pm. They are also looking at a brief reception at a local restaurant from 5 to 6pm as a thank you to those that may be able to attend. After, people would be welcome to stay and connect with old friends or go to a different venue to talk about “The Good Old Times”.

In order to plan appropriately we are asking that those able to attend the brief reception after the service let us know by responding to Bob Greco and Larry Blake by September 15th, 2017 at and


Top 25 Long Island field hockey players for 2017


Carle Place goalie Megan McGuinness tries to make a save during a game against Garden City on Oct. 14, 2016. Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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Senator Visits CPHS

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As part of an ongoing Educational Leadership Program at CPHS, students received a special visit from New York State Sen. Elaine Phillips. The senator hosted a workshop in which she spoke about her experiences in government, answered questions and encouraged students to continue following their dreams.

Online Safety

Online Safety
Under the direction of their government teacher Ms. Bambino, CPHS students learned about online safety and created presentations for students at Rushmore.

Walking to Learn

Walking to Learn
As part of their social studies lessons about communities, second-graders at Cherry Lane took a neighborhood walk to gather evidence to answer the question, “What makes our community a suburban community?” They also conducted research and learned about the differences among rural, suburban and urban communities. Their data was then displayed and shared with younger students at Cherry Lane.

A Musical Treat

Musical Treat
Under the leadership of adviser Cherie Gisondi, the CPHS Culture Vultures club had the opportunity to enjoy the Broadway musical, “Anastasia” in New York City.

SPARC’s October Service

October Service
On Oct. 21, the CPHS SPARC/Interact club completed its October Service Project in conjunction with the SPARC club at Mineola High School. As part of the effort, CPHS sophomore Vanessa Vides and ENL teacher Rebecca Chiarelli-Shay helped load 1,600 boxes of books and school supplies, in addition to seven bicycles and a piano, to be delivered to a school in Ghana. Chiarelli-Shay and Vides accompanied the Mineola SPARC club to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where the students organized and loaded boxes onto the shipping container that will be taken to Africa.

Picking Pumpkins

  As part of its annual Harvest Festival, students at Cherry Lane  picked pumpkins from a pumpkin patch. With Superintendent of Schools Dave Flatley joining in the fun of the autumn staple, students then decorated their picked pumpkins and played carnival games. The event was a festive precursor to Halloween and provided students with the opportunity to showcase their creativity.

Breast Cancer Walk

Breast Cancer Walk
Members of the high school’s Key Club and officers from the middle school’s Builders Club attended the Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach and fundraised $900 for the event.

United Against Bullying

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In observance of Unity Day on Oct. 25, the district hosted a variety of activities designed to promote compassion and togetherness, while encouraging all to take a stand against bullying across all three of its schools.

All students and staff at Cherry Lane, Rushmore Avenue CPMS/HS were asked to wear orange as a symbol of unity and solidarity. At the middle school/high school, students listened to quotes about acceptance and designed and interpreted artwork about unity, while all classes at Cherry Lane created paper links that they connected to each other.

Math Lab

Math Lab
The Math Lab at Cherry Lane is teaching students to think quantitatively and abstractly as they develop an inquiry relationship with math. The program is based on the power of mindsets, and students work together to complete math-related tasks that are often representative of real-world issues and applications. Students are also learning that anyone is able to do well in math, and that positive and productive struggles while engaged in mathematics are where they will ultimately grow as mathematical thinkers.

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Frogs Leap to Victory at Homecoming

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The Carle Place community came together for an evening of festivities, food, fun and fantastic Frog football at the high school's homecoming on Oct. 20.

Students, families and district staff members showcased their school spirit by wearing green as they filled the bleachers to watch the Frogs score the win against the Locust Valley Falcons. The traditional halftime festivities featured a remarkable performance by the cheerleading team, followed by themed performances by students at each grade level and the middle school. In addition, Ashley Pereira and Rich Moretta were crowned homecoming queen and king, respectively.

Athletic Hall of Fame

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The high school inducted 32 student-athletes, one contributor and three coaches from the Class of 2010-2014 into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The inductees were honored for demonstrating citizenship, commitment, dedication, discipline, responsibility, loyalty, goal-setting, teamwork, respect and pride. The district extends its congratulations to all inductees!

Excellent Ecological Experience

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Under the leadership of physical education teachers Dan McNamara and Tiffany Claeson, CPHS seniors visited Caumsett State Park for a variety of fun and educational outdoor activities.

The students canoed through Lloyd Harbor, hiked along the shore of the Long Island Sound, explored the nature and wildlife in the lagoon and salt marsh, and searched for different types of rocks, sea glass and crabs. The activities were designed to expand students’ knowledge of ecology and promoted the importance of an active lifestyle.

Social Studies and Service

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Students in Maddalena Buffalino’s ninth-grade Pre-AP World class at CPHS completed an inquiry-based unit on geography.

As part of the slate of lessons, students learned how geography impacts certain regions, and connected their studies to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. They then wrote letters and collected school supplies for students impacted by these events as a service learning activity that correlated directly with the unit.

Outstanding Scholar

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CPHS student Kaitlyn Quijano was named a National Hispanic Scholar as part of the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program after scoring in the top 2.5 percent among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in the region. She is one of approximately 5,000 students recognized for their performance from a pool of 250,000 Hispanic test-takers nationwide.

Scholastically Talented

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High school senior Rosemarie Norman was named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

She was presented with a Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program. Norman is one of 34,000 Commended Students being recognized nationally for her exceptional academic promise, and placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Ace of ‘Clubs’

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CPMS/HS hosted its annual Club Fair during the first weeks of the 2017-2018 school year. The event featured club representatives and advisers providing prospective members with information about the benefits of joining and respective goals.

Students learned about the wide array of extracurricular activities that they are encouraged to participate in throughout the year, in addition to how they can hone their skills and knowledge outside of typical school hours.

History of the Frog