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Happy Thanksgiving, Sachem!

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Thanksgiving festivities took place throughout the Sachem Central School District ahead of the holiday. In addition to the many service projects students engaged in, they also participated in fun activities to get them excited about Thanksgiving.

Many buildings at the elementary level held parades, including Chippewa Elementary School. Chippewa’s annual kindergarten parade has taken place at the school for nearly 20 years and mirrors the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kindergarten students dressed in costumes and marched through the building with balloons in tow while other grade levels lined the hallways, cheering them on. The kindergartners then moved outside to parade for their families. As tradition goes, special guests Mr. and Mrs. Claus ended the parade to kick off the holiday season.

Other buildings including Lynwood Avenue Elementary School held turkey trots. Kindergarten through second grade students ran a 50-yard dash, while grades three through five ran a half mile. The top three runners from each grade level earned medals and the winner of each grade level was awarded the opportunity to be the Grand Marshalls in the building’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 23.

Students got a taste of Thanksgiving staples at feasts that were held in some of the district’s buildings. At Waverly Elementary School, ENL students enjoyed a feast that celebrated their cultures and holiday traditions.

No matter the activity, students were eager to celebrate Thanksgiving with their classmates and teachers.

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Date Added: 11/23/2022

Sachem High Schools Get in the Spirit of Giving

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Local businesses teamed up with Sachem High School East and North to make Thanksgiving a little brighter for some members of the Sachem community. Chubs Meats, along with Gino’s Pizza and several other businesses, donated 80 turkeys, 40 for each high school, to be distributed to local families in need.

In addition to the turkeys, the student governments at both high schools collected Thanksgiving dinner sides and staples. Students organized the donations and put together baskets to distribute with the turkeys, ensuring families in need have a complete Thanksgiving meal. Students were excited to kick off the holiday season by giving back to the community.

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Date Added: 11/23/2022

Marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Three Sachem Central School District students will march in front of thousands on the streets of New York City During the 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Congratulations to Sachem High School East tenth grader Jaden Rudnicki, senior Dylan McKay and Sachem High School North senior Gianna Marchese.

Rudnicki, who plays the French horn, McKay who plays the trumpet and Marchese who plays the flute, were selected to be a part of the 2022 Macy’s Great American Marching Band. This group brings together the finest high school musicians to share their talents as they march down Central Park West, Sixth Avenue and head to Macy’s Herald Square.

These students auditioned to be a part of the band last December and are three of 185 musicians who were selected to perform. Ahead of the parade, they will participate in a week full of rehearsals and events with the other band members. Not only will these Sachem student-musicians perform for thousands of live viewers, millions will be tuning into the televised broadcast.

Date Added: 11/22/2022

Firsthand Look into Sports Management Industry

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Students taking sports and entertainment management at Sachem High School East recently visited MetLife Stadium, the home of the NY Giants and Jets, with business teacher, Mrs. Cannetti. Students learned about the brief history of the stadium, including that it is the largest football stadium in the U.S. and only one of two NFL venues to host two franchises. Additionally, the venue accommodates many events other than football games.

Students got a firsthand look at the different clubs and suites available to different ticket holders, including the Commissioner’s Club and Giants Legacy Club, which is filled with tokens of Giants history such as trophies and Super Bowl rings. They also stopped at the control room, press box and interview room.

The trip gave students insight into behind-the-scenes management and marketing, as well as the enormous operating costs that go into running a professional sports venue. They were able to connect concepts they’ve learned in class to the real world. Students valued the experience and will remember the trip for years to come.

Date Added: 11/18/2022

Class of 2023 Trip

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This November, the Sachem HS East Class of 2023 came together for a trip to the Adventure Park. The senior class worked together on different ropes courses and challenges. A great time was had by all!

Date Added: 11/18/2022