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Charity Champions

Carle Place High School’s Key Club and Student Organization were honored with the Optimum Charity Champions Award for their work in the Battle of the Classes, Battle for a Cause fundraiser, which raised more than $20,000. Optimum Community celebrated Carle Place as their grand prize winner with a check for an additional $5,000 to the charity, Tuesday’s Children. Video and photos from the event, as well as from the check presentation, can be viewed at: after May 31. Video will also air on Optimum TV channel 118 in the Neighborhood Journal segment on June 12 at 7pm.

AP Adventures

Students in Mr. Morris' English 11AP Language and Composition class and Mrs. Caliendo’s AP US History class enjoyed a recent tour of the Conservatory Garden and the reservoir in Central Park before embarking on an adventure in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There, the students enjoyed an up close viewing of Thomas Hart Benton's America Today, which consisted of 10 separate panels depicting the social, economic, industrial and agricultural concerns of America during the 1920's.

Senior Citizen Luncheon

Carle Place High School's Student Organization held its annual Senior Citizen Luncheon under the direction of Ms. Erika Fallik. Local senior citizens enjoyed an afternoon of great food, fun music and exciting games. Student leaders served the guests a catered lunch and assisted in the entertainment.

Illustrating for Kidsday

Lingfei Zhao, an eighth-grade student at Carle Place Middle School, has accepted a position as a staff artist for Newsday’s Kidsday. She was selected for the honor after Kidsday editor Pat Mullooly visited her English class and saw her artwork in the hallway. As a staff artist, Lingfei will have several assignments for the section each year. If she continues working with Kidsday, she can be offered an internship opportunity once she graduates from high school. Cherie Gisondi’s English class at CPMS is expected to be featured in the July 16 edition of the paper.

Fashionable Fundraiser


Carle Place Key Club hosted its 8th annual Student-Teacher Fashion Show. More than 100 Key Club members and teachers participated in the event, which benefitted sophomore Devin Talt who has Cystic Fibrosis. Models strutted their stuff down the runway modeling attire from: Camille La Vie’s, Men’s Wearhouse - Carle Place, Lord Taylor - Manhasset, BASS and Dress Barn - Carle Place. Female models donned professional hair and makeup, which was provided by Studio Novelle and parent Karen Strassenreiter. Nearly 40 local vendors and Carle Place families provided various raffle prizes and large donations, as well. The event raised a total of $10,211 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and was donated in Devin’s name.