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Springing Along

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Students at Cherry Lane School participated in a variety of fun activities during their Spring Festival. Assisted by parent volunteers, students rotated through several stations, including carnival games, planting sunflower seeds, playing with butterflies and getting temporary bug tattoos. The event was designed to provide students with the opportunity to capture the essence of the spring season inside their school.

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Frogs Swish in Competition

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Students Robert Hommel and Manny March represented the district impressively at the Jr. NBA regional competition in New York City. Both Hommel and March competed in the U11 category against more than 50 contestants from as far as Maine and Pennsylvania.

Athletics News

Congratulations to Luke Caliendo, who has been named one of Newsday’s Top 100 Boys Lacrosse Players for 2018!

Congratulations to Jim Colligan for being inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame. Jim was honored at a ceremony on March 25 at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Click here to read the Hall of Fame message.

Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team (Long Island champions), who advanced to the Southeast Regional Final vs. Irvington on Sat., March 10.

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Congratulations to Coach Bello, Coach O’Hagan and the Varsity Girls Basketball Team for winning the 2018 Class B Long Island Championship on Wednesday, March 6th, defeating Mattituck (Section IX) 45-26. The Lady Frogs advance to the Southeast Regional Final on Saturday, March 10, 2018 vs. Irvington (Section I) at Pace University, Westchester Campus, at 1:45 pm



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Congratulations to Coach Grimm and John DeRidder (160 lbs.), John placed fourth in the New York State Wrestling Championship on Saturday, Feb. 24th!



Varsity Gymnastics


Congratulations to Christelle Louis as she advances to the NYSPHSAA State Championship on Saturday, March 3, @ Cold Spring Harbor, 9am. Christelle placed 5th overall and will be competing on bars and beam.

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Varsity Wrestling


Joe Contrastano and John DeRidder took first place, in the Nassau County DII Championship at Cold Spring Harbor High School on Saturday, Feb. 10. Richie Moretta and Liam Coffey took second place, and Nick Vaccaro and Chris Moretta took fourth place.

Joe Contrastano and John DeRidder will represent Nassau County in the State Championship on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th at the Times Union Center in Albany.


Congratulations to Coach Grimm and the Varsity Wrestling Team who qualified for Counties on Friday, February 2nd


99 lbs. -Adriano Graca 3rd place,113 lbs.-Joe Contrastano 1st place,
120 lbs. -AJ Pascarella 2nd place, Gabe Graca 4th place, 126 lbs. -Chris Moretta 3rdplace, Dean Manfredi 4th place, 138 lbs.-Dean Sheinman 1stplace, 145 lbs.-Richie Moretta 1st place,
152 lbs. -Liam Coffey 3rd place, 160 lbs. -John DeRidder 1stplace, 195 lbs.-Mike Sinisi 3rd place
and 220 lbs.-Nick Vaccaro 3rd place

Congratulations to Coach Krummenacker the Varsity Girls Bowling Team who place third in the Nassau County Championship on Saturday, February 3rd.




Cheerleading Excellence

Congratulation to the high school’s varsity cheerleaders, who posted an impressive score and placed second at the Division Avenue Competition!


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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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A ‘Beautiful’ Evening

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The Culture Vultures club at CPHS enjoyed viewing “Beautiful the Musical” on its most recent trip to New York City. Under the advisement of Mrs. Gisondi, the group also enjoyed dinner and listened to the music of Carole King.

Students Offer SADD Reminder

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Members of the Students Against Destructive Decisions club at CPHS participated in Grim Reaper Day, designed to spread awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. Each period, a gong would sound to signify a life taken by drunk driving. In addition, students in the club wore face makeup and a sign to inform others that they had been affected and would remain silent for the day. They also brought gravestones to the main lobby to create a visual reminder of how many people are victims of drunk driving.

Seniors Showcase Talents

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Members of the CPHS Class of 2018 participated in a Talent Show, showcasing their skills in a variety of fields, including singing, music, martial arts, tap dancing, juggling and lip-syncing.

Brain STEAM Ahead

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Students in grades K-6 and their parents had the opportunity to participate in a slate of STEAM-related activities as part of The Sandy Cohen Brain STEAM Ahead Day. The program, presented by the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association and Nassau County Association of Mathematics Supervisors, was held at Rushmore Avenue and supplemented the STEAM lessons students are learning in the classroom daily.

Care Packages

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Members of the CPHS SPARC/Interact Club worked together to create “comfort kit gift packages” for veterans of the United States military. Each kit featured a variety of items, including pens, crossword puzzles, combs and personal care items, in addition to thank-you cards students created. The kits were delivered to the Northport VA Medical Center.

Special Visit From Author

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As part of their unit on the Vietnam War and Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried,” students in Mr. Plotkin’s 1960s Literature class received a special visit from author, sports announcer, radio personality and Hall of Fame boxer Randy Gordon. Gordon shared personal stories about the Vietnam War, his relationship with Muhammed Ali during and after the draft, and some readings from his upcoming book “Glove Affair.” Students also had the opportunity to ask questions of Gordon. 

Community Service Excellence

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As a testament to her outstanding volunteer service and commitment to selflessness, CPHS senior Pragna Krishnamurthy was presented with the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program’s President’s Volunteer Service Award at the board of education’s March meeting. The high school nominated Krishnamurthy for the award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amount of hours to serve their community and country.

Fantastic Photographer

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The district congratulates high school student photographer Ethan Gonzalez on his selection as a finalist in the 38th annual Photographer’s Forum College and High School Photographer Contest. As a result, his work will be published in the hardcover book, “Best of College and High School Photography 2018.”

Blood Drive

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The high school’s Key Club held its annual blood drive, in which 43 pints of blood were donated to the New York Blood Center. The group was recently awarded grants by the New York Chapter of Key Club and Altice for its charitable efforts. 

Battle of Classes

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The high school raised $20,000 to donate to The Smile Train and the Hagedorn Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center following its 11th annual Battle of the Classes, Battling for a Cause event. The funds were raised through a combination of  community donations and school activities, including an obstacle course, relay race and volleyball. Congratulations to top fundraiser Gabriella Murray and the Class of 2018, this year’s champions.

Jeans for Rare Genes

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In honor of one member of its student body who lives with a rare genetic condition known as Koolen-de Vries Syndrome, students and staff at Cherry Lane participated in “Wear Jeans for Rare Genes,” a fundraising program designed to heighten awareness of it. Together, they raised $350 to donate to the Kool Kid Alliance, a nonprofit organization that supports people living with the condition, which affects five children on Long Island.

Seuss-tastic Celebration

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Students at Cherry Lane dressed in red, black and white and participated in a festive variety of reading-related activities as part of their celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, also known as Read Across America Day.

Following a march around the school during which they proudly held books, students took a reading pledge and joined faculty members for silent reading. Aligned with one of its English language arts goals to increase reading stamina among students, kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders read for 12, 16 and 22 minutes this year, respectively, compared to six, 10 and 16 minutes last year, respectively. The day was designed to continue reinforcing the importance of reading to students.

Lesson in Media Literacy

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Jen Bambino’s and Kevin Breslin’s 12th-grade classes created a lesson about internet safety and how to spot bias and fake news that was presented to middle school students. The activity was designed to make both groups of students more media literate.

Culture Vultures Visit MET

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The high school’s Culture Vultures group recently had the opportunity to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art and enjoy ice cream sodas, egg creams and malts at the Lexington Sweet Shop, the oldest luncheonette in New York City.

Mock Trial Magnificence

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The CPHS Mock Trial team earned a tremendous win in its match against Uniondale High School at the Nassau County Supreme Court. Lawyers Christopher Carillo, Gianna Marasco and Skylar Reed successfully defended their client with impressive cross and direct examinations. Witnesses were played by Ben Armstrong, Nicky Pascarella and Chloe Santos, each of whom demonstrated excellent portrayals and played crucial roles in the lawyers’ success. The team collectively displayed its vast knowledge of trial procedures and courtroom decorum.

Pancakes for a Partner

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Members of the CPHS Key Club volunteered to serve pancakes to Kiwanis Club of County Seat, Mineola, a partner organization to the club. Kiwanis sponsors and supports the club with its ongoing service learning endeavors.


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As part of its commemoration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, second-graders at Cherry Lane received a special visit by local dentist Dr. Catherine Fascilla. Dressed as doctors, the students learned how to properly floss and brush using a large set of model teeth. They also learned about the importance of regularly visiting the dentist and daily oral care by watching an informative video.

BOCES Brilliance

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The district extends its congratulations to CPHS student Sophia Torres, who is enrolled in the PM Veterinary Science program at BOCES Barry Tech, and won the Student of the Quarter award.

Foreign Language Excellence

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The district extends its congratulations to CPHS senior Isabella Bileddo, who was awarded the 2018 Joseph Adams Senior Scholarship from the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, an honor society for high school students studying Spanish or Portuguese. Bileddo was selected as a recipient of the award for her dedication to the study of Spanish, and her excellence of skills in the language. She is one of only 60 students from more than 2,400 Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica chapters across the United States.

Jump Rope for Heart

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Students at Rushmore Avenue participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign, raising more than $19,000 to donate to the American Heart Association. The event, led by Rob Abend and Jennifer Yannacone and assisted by PTA volunteer Ms. Kang, taught students about the importance of maintaining a physical lifestyle and participating in charitable endeavors.
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