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Social and Emotional Learning

SEL: Self-Awareness
Learn how to accurately recognize emotions, thoughts, and values to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”

SEL: Relationship-Skills
Learn how to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, and to seek and offer help when needed.

SEL: Social-Awareness
Learn how to take the perspective of and empathize with others to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

SEL: Self-Management
Learn how to regulate emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations to set and work toward personal and academic goals.

SEL: Responsible Decision-Making
Learn how to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms. 

Source: National Education Association

Department Chairpersons: MrChiaramonte 
                                                    Ms. Gonzalez


In the News

Sachem HS East Freshman Class Trip

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Sachem High School East held its freshman class field trip to Country Fair in Medford earlier this month. Class officers Allison Aurelio and Peyton Schook came up with the idea to appeal the trip to more students, given the vast amount of activities Country Fair offers.

Nearly 150 students went go-karting, played mini-golf, drove spin zone bumper cars, used the batting cages and the outdoor laser frontier area. The trip was not only fun for all, it was a wonderful way for students to make memories, celebrate and conclude their first year of high school together. Additionally, it makes for a full-circle moment, as on the last day of their senior year, Sachem East students take a trip to Country Fair.

Date Added: 5/24/2023

Ride for Life Makes Stops in Sachem

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The Ride for Life made its way through Sachem on May 19 to raise awareness and support in the fight against ALS. Each year in the month of May, which is ALS Awareness Month, the Ride for Life makes stops at schools across Long Island and into New York City. ALS patients lead the ride with students following while holding signs with messages of positivity and hope.

This year, the Ride for Life made stops at Sachem High School East, Sagamore Middle School, Sachem High School North, Tamarac Elementary School and Merrimac Elementary School. Students presented checks to the Ride for Life organization along the way to help with patient services.

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Date Added: 5/23/2023

Awareness Day Inspires HS East Community

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Sachem High School East students spread awareness about their triumphs and struggles as students with disabilities in recognition of May being Better Speech-Language and Hearing Month. The students spoke to an audience of their peers, parents, teachers and administrators and described how their disabilities have impacted them academically and socially.

The speeches highlighted student achievements, passions and goals while increasing awareness and compassion. The messages inspired their peers to focus on strengths. Some of the topics covered included autism, dyslexia, ADHD, diabetes, anxiety, depression, hearing impairment and seizures. The feedback from the audience was described as incredibly positive and inspiring.

Date Added: 5/19/2023

Island Federal Section XI Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Winner

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Sachem High School East student Emma Parente was selected as the recipient of the 2023 Island Federal Section XI Scholar-Athlete Scholarship. The scholarship is given to graduating high school seniors who embody athletic success, academic excellence and a commitment to improving the community. Parente is a student-athlete on Sachem East’s girls soccer and basketball teams. She will be receiving $2,500 to help with college expenses.

Date Added: 5/10/2023

Suffolk Zone Award Winners Announced

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Sachem High School East seniors Kyle Smith and Isabella Dembinski, along with Sachem High School North seniors JT Mankowich and Morgan Reitmann, were named the Suffolk Zone Award winners by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

This Outstanding Physical Education Award honors high school seniors who are recognized as leaders in physical education and serve as role models to their peers. It is presented annually to the top male and female physical education leaders at each Suffolk County high school. Recipients of this award lead a healthy and physically active lifestyle, while demonstrating responsible behaviors such as good sportsmanship, character and citizenship.

Date Added: 5/9/2023


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