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Key Club Organizes Thanksgiving Food Drive

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The Carle Place Key Club held their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the local pantry at Our Lady of Hope. Students in grades 7-12 participated. Members of the Key Club also helped sort the donated items with the pantry volunteers. Thank you to all who donated! 

Date Added: 11/21/2023

Carle Place Assistant Principal Inducted Into Boys Soccer Hall of Fame

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Mr. Allen Foraker, assistant principal of Carle Place Middle/High School, was inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Boys Soccer Hall of Fame on Nov. 13 for coaching. The ceremony was held at Middletown High School where Mr. Foraker was honored and received a Hall of Fame ring. 

For more than 23 years, Mr. Foraker coached multiple sports in Carle Place. He spent 18 of those years serving as Carle Place High School’s head varsity boys soccer coach. Aside from coaching, Mr. Foraker took on leadership roles for Nassau County Boys Soccer as a conference coordinator, all-star game coordinator, all-state co-chair and Section 8 co-coordinator.

To be considered for the New York State Boys Soccer Hall of Fame, an individual must be nominated. This is followed by a voting process with the current chairmen of each section of New York State boys high school soccer.

Mr. Foraker was humbled to learn he was among the Hall of Fame recipients. 

“Initially I was shocked,” he said. “I have never liked being the center of attention. It is nice being recognized, and to be in the same class as other members of the Hall of Fame is truly amazing.” 

The Carle Place School District congratulates Mr. Foraker on this outstanding achievement and thanks him for his positive contributions to the high school’s soccer program. 

Date Added: 11/20/2023


AP Seminar

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Carle Place High School students in Mrs. Sullivan and Mr. Plotkin’s AP Seminar class are asked to research and come up with solutions for two controversial real-world problems which have drastic implications. They then create college-level research papers, utilizing skills and sources they have not been asked to access before, culminating in two formal presentations in which they defend their claims and solutions while acknowledging limitations. As the papers and presentations count for the AP exam, the teachers are not permitted to directly edit or advise. Thus, former students voluntarily come in to review what they learned in the class previously, and help the current scholars polish their work.

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Date Added: 11/17/2023

Carle Place Hosts First Student Leadership Symposium

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Members of the Carle Place Middle/High School Student Organization (SO) facilitated the first annual Student Organization Leadership Symposium on November 3rd. Under the leadership of SO advisor Ms. Jillian Kelly, more than 100 SO student-leaders and advisors from ten different Long Island high schools united at Carle Place Middle/High School for the symposium that focused on fostering collaboration and networking among students. 

During the event, the student leaders heard from keynote speaker Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado, chief executive of Coastal Advisors, an insurance adviser to more than 500 of the most prominent names in the world of sports, business, media and the entertainment industry. He emphasized the importance of making connections and building relationships to achieve positive change, work that is at the core of the SO experience. 

Students were also divided into groups based on their roles in student government. Each group was assigned the task of collaborating on different initiatives aimed at improving their schools and communities. Some of the initiatives included using social media effectively, organizing a community service project and developing a plan to enhance school climate.

Recognizing the power of collective action, the student leaders envisioned a centralized fundraising effort that would channel the resources and expertise of multiple schools towards a single, impactful goal. Currently, each school district independently directs its fundraising proceeds to causes that align with its unique priorities. While this approach has yielded positive outcomes, the students believed that consolidating these efforts could create a far greater impact. 

Together they discussed a unified fundraising campaign that would enable Long Island schools to tackle a single, overarching issue that would resonate with the entire community. By pooling together their resources and expertise, they could make a significant and lasting difference in addressing a critical issue affecting their region. 

The students’ proposal highlighted the untapped potential of collaboration among Long Island’s schools. By leveraging their collective strengths and networks, they can achieve a level of impact that would be difficult to achieve individually.

Those who attended the symposium expressed their satisfaction with the event’s outcome. 

“Watching the students come together, share ideas and present as a group was so beautiful,” said Ms. Ivana Pezza, Carle Place High School teacher and junior class advisor. “I have literally never seen anything like it! Schools are always competing against each other and this was such a collaborative and exciting way to connect with other districts. We hope that this event will be the first of many.”

The symposium’s success highlights the importance of creating opportunities for student leaders to come together, share ideas and work together to address challenges and improve their communities. By fostering collaboration and networking among student leaders, we can empower them to make a positive difference in the world.

Date Added: 11/16/2023

Key Club Members Attend Leadership Summit

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Members of the Carle Place High School Key Club attended a Unified Leadership Summit at Plainedge High School with Ms. Buffalino and Mr. Randazzo on Nov. 9. Students learned about the importance of inclusion for all students. They learned about inclusivity through sports, clubs and schoolwide events. The student leaders hope to implement the new programs they learned about at Carle Place High School. 

Date Added: 11/13/2023