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Connetquot High School’s band, color guard and kickline place at Festivals of Music

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Members of the Connetquot High School concert band, jazz band, color guard and kickline had the opportunity to compete at Festivals of Music in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The dedicated students performed with the utmost professionalism and exhibited excellence both on and off the stage.

Under the direction of Gregory Johnson and Stacy Stollberger, the concert band and jazz ensemble took second place in their category, earning ratings of Superior and Excellent.

Under the direction of Jennifer Bay, the Connetquot High School kickline took first place with a Superior rating, and color guard earned second place with an Excellent rating.

In addition to competing at Festivals of Music, the students were able to enjoy time at Motor World, The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, a dinner cruise in Norfolk, Fort Monroe and Busch Gardens.

Date Added: 5/14/2024

Beats for Liam Teen Screening

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On Saturday, May 11, the Beats for Liam Teen Screening event provided free cardiac screenings and hands-only CPR training for over 150 teens at Connetquot High School. Thank you to Luann Regensburg and her team of volunteer professionals. This is such an important event for our community and an incredible way to honor her son, Liam!

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 5/13/2024

Connetquot High School students qualify for state-level SkillsUSA competitions

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This month, several Connetquot High School students participated in regional SkillsUSA competitions in a variety of vocational skill categories, earning scores that qualified them to compete at the state-level in Syracuse.

SkillsUSA students hone hands-on skills against current industry standards in more than 130 occupational areas, from 3-D animation to welding and many areas in between. At the same time, they develop transformative career-readiness skills, including teamwork, communication, professionalism, leadership and more to fuel their success.

Congratulations to the following students who qualified in the following SkillsUSA competition events: Ava Cregg (Action Skills Teaching Competition), Hannah Elramly (Crime Scene Investigation), Alexa Hernandez (Senior Cosmetology), Molly Murphy (Marine Technology) and Emma Thom (Health Knowledge Bowl).

Pictured from left, Ava Cregg, Emma Thom and Alexa Hernandez (Hannah Elramly and Molly Murphy, not pictured.)

Date Added: 5/3/2024

Suffolk County DA’s Office brings Choices and Consequences program to CHS

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On April 19, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office held an important informational assembly titled, “Choices and Consequences: Exploring the Dynamics of Drunken, Drugged and Reckless Driving” at Connetquot High School.

According to Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney, motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 24. The leading causes of motor vehicle fatalities among young people are driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted and reckless driving.

To reduce the alarming rates of death and serious injury caused by motor vehicle crashes each year on Suffolk County roadways, Bureau Chief of Vehicular Crime Carl Borelli proactively spoke to Connetquot’s students, educating them on how to prevent making bad decisions in the first place. During the presentation, real cases, evidence and people were presented to show that no one is invincible, that these incidents can happen to anyone and that they are almost always preventable.

Then, guest speaker Alisa McMorris stepped to the podium. Alisa’s son, Andrew, and his Boy Scout Troop were tragically and fatally struck by a drunk driver while hiking. The lives of his family, friends and community were forever changes by his senseless passing. Alisa shared her story and experiences with the students with the goal of influencing their decision-making when it comes to drunk, drugged or reckless driving.

At the presentation’s end, students were encouraged to make a plan to avoid bad or unsafe situations in the future.

Date Added: 4/26/2024

CHS World Language students receive Seal of Biliteracy

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On April 15, over 120 Connetquot High School World Language students received the Seal of Biliteracy during a special recognition ceremony.

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by the New York State Education Department and Connetquot Central School District, recognizing students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The recognition becomes part of the high school transcript and diploma for these students. It is a statement of accomplishment that helps to signal evidence of a student’s readiness for career and college and for engagement as a global citizen.

Ahead of receiving their certificates, students stood at the podium to reflect upon their experiences in connecting with cultures and languages and the benefits of working on their Seal of Biliteracy projects.

Date Added: 4/17/2024