7:00 PM ESMCA Meeting
7:00 PM ESM Junior High Parent Night
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM Parent Teacher Conference (Jr-Sr HS)
7:00 PM ESM PTSO Meeting @ HS
Eastport-South Manor Coach Earns 300th Win
Recently, Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School varsity volleyball coach Don Consorte earned his 300th career win as the team defeated West Islip 3-0.
Coach Consorte boasts an impressive coaching résumé, having served as the program’s coach since its inception in 2004 and winning 11 league championships. This year’s team holds a record of 11-0 in league matchups and is in first place.
Science Students Study at Stony Brook University
Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School Science Research and Advanced Placement Environmental Science students traveled to a Stony Brook University laboratory to learn about ongoing research programs related to the Shinnecock Bay.
As part of the educational visit, students assisted in the laboratory’s efforts by collecting data for its water quality projects and will use the findings from those samples for presentations at the Stony Brook Symposium in January with the hopes of earning internships.
In addition, students learned of several current lab projects, including ocean acidification, harmful algal blooms, shellfish survival and whale survival in the Northeast.
Eastport-South Manor Senior Named National Merit Commended Student
Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School senior Matthew Halber has been named a commended student in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
At the end of September, about 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 highest scorers were chosen for this honor based on their PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test results. Students receiving letters of commendation boast impressive academic résumés, including enrollment in challenging Advanced Placement courses, and exemplary involvement in clubs and in a wide variety of honor societies.
“The district and I are incredibly proud of this young gentleman for being recognized as a commended student in the National Merit Scholarship Program,” said building principal Salvatore Alaimo. “Matthew is certainly considered by our faculty as one of the hardest-working and highest-achieving students at Eastport-South Manor. I am confident that this is the first of many forms of recognition that he will receive this year.”
Matthew received a letter of commendation in recognition of his outstanding academic performance and now becomes a candidate for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
Eastport-South Manor Celebrates Homecoming
School spirit shined bright this past weekend as the Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School held its annual homecoming celebration with a series of fun-fueled events that began Friday afternoon and culminated with the football game on Saturday, Sept. 28.
On Friday, emphatic cheers of excitement echoed throughout the Junior-Senior High School gymnasium as students in grades 9 through 12 gathered to kick off the weekend’s festivities with the annual pep rally. Dressed in four separate colors representing the different grade levels, students showed support for each athletic team as they were announced one by one. Interwoven within the announcements of each team were captivating performances from the student choir, marching band and percussion band, who were joined for a special performance by building principal Salvatore Alaimo.
As the festivities continued into Friday evening, the Junior-Senior High School hosted its annual bonfire, where community members gathered to show support for the school’s athletic teams prior to the much-awaited homecoming game.
During Saturday’s game, the Eastport-South Manor Sharks took on the Rocky Point Eagles in a back and forth battle that included a flurry of scoring drives by each team. The Sharks closed out regulation with a touchdown and successful extra point conversion that forced overtime, but they could not hold on as the Eagles took home the victory with a close score of 35-36.
Eastport-South Manor Student Earns All-National Honors
Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School student Rebecca Nelson has been chosen to play the oboe in the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Ensembles at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 7-10.
The All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top-performing high school musicians in the United States. The opportunity to participate in this extensive program provides a comprehensive experience in both music and education.
“It is crazy to be named as an All-National musician because I have been working towards this for so long,” Rebecca said. “It is very rewarding to earn this accomplishment.”
Eastport-South Manor Student Named Finalist in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program
Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School senior Camille van der Watt has been selected as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Camille boasts an impressive academic résumé which includes her enrollment in multiple challenging Advanced Placement courses, such as art history, biology, literature and composition, and macroeconomics. In addition to this challenging coursework, Camille is enrolled in Calculus 3 at Suffolk Community College.
Adding to her impressive academic accomplishments, Camille is an active member in several extracurricular and co-curricular activities, including Student Government and National Honor Society, and was the president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society last year. Camille also showcases her musical talents as a tuba player in both the marching band and pep band.
“It is nice to have hard work pay off,” Camille said, when asked about her selection as a semifinalist. “I worked very hard to achieve this accomplishment, and it is very gratifying to see that all of the hard work has paid off.”
Approximately 1.5 million juniors from high schools across the country entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of seniors represents less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, who will now continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships available.
In February, more than 90% of the semifinalists will be selected to advance to finalist standing, and close to half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.