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Notice of Regular Board Meeting - January 23, 2020


HS students place among top three in Digital Generation competition

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Several students from Northport High School’s Digital Generation course presented their collaborative final projects at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center on Jan 13. 

There were 14 groups of students, each with representatives from five Long Island high schools, including Northport, Riverhead, Sayville, Westhampton Beach and Half Hollow Hills East and West. The program uses a blended learning model to virtually connect the school districts’ students to have them understand the power of the internet and social media. 

Since September, the students have worked together using Google digital platforms to communicate and create a public service announcement, infographic and website debating opposing sides of an ethical dilemma, such as consumer privacy, ethics in college acceptance, public health threats and cyberbullying.

The winning teams, which include three Northport High School students – Matt Gray, Gabriella DeStasi and Madison Cassar – will visit Google headquarters in New York City in March.

Northport HS seniors named students of distinction

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The Northport-East Northport School District is proud to announce Northport High School senior Isabella DeBrino as the Science Student of the Month and senior Ryan Heinzman as the Technology and Engineering Student of the Month.
District Chairperson of Science, Technology and Engineering Education David Storch described Isabella as an exemplary student “who pushes herself to be the very best.” She has taken honors scientific investigation courses in living environment, chemistry and physics, as well as four years of advanced placement science research. She is also currently working to complete her International Baccalaureate courses to earn an IB diploma in June. 
Since middle school, Isabella has developed original science experiments and has won numerous science fairs. Additionally, she has worked on science research projects at both Johns Hopkins University and Stony Brook University. 
In addition to her science accolades, Isabella has been an essential contributor to many school and community extracurricular clubs and committees and, for years, has helped host the annual STEM Challenge at Northport High School. “The STEM Challenge is a great way to provide children with an opportunity to use creativity and critical thinking to solve a problem while also learning to work as a team,” Isabella said. 
Ryan Heinzman’s high school career has been just as impressive. Mr. Storch described him as a “bright and self-motivated young man with an outstanding sense of integrity. 
Over the past four years, Ryan has taken seven technology courses, two Project Lead the Way engineering courses and every high school course on automotive and wood technology. Supplementing his technology classes, he has taken honors courses in Regents science and Advanced Placement calculus.
  Additionally, Ryan is a member of the Civil Air Patrol, where he raises funds for the unit and marches in the color guard. He also regularly volunteers at a respite program where he works with special needs children and their families. 
After graduation, Ryan plans to study technology and engineering education at SUNY Oswego. He intends to return to Northport High School after earning his degree to teach and give back to the community that shaped him. 



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Virtual Enterprise students visit LIU Post

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On Jan. 9, students from Northport High School’s Virtual Enterprise courses attended the Long Island Regional Conference and Trade Show Exhibition at LIU Post.  
This event brings together more than 1,900 students, educators, and business leaders. The school’s companies, Port & Co. and Karuna Port, were two of more than 100 firms that represented the virtual economy on Long Island. Firms competed in trade show booth design, salesmanship, impact marketing and more.   
Both firms chose students to present their business plan and field questions about their company in front of a panel of judges. Port & Co. received a gold award in website design. Both firms will attend the international trade show in Brooklyn in April, which brings together 5,000 students from 18 states and nine countries.