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Cherokee Street Elementary School

130 Cherokee Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-4600
Principal: Jill Lahey
Assistant Principal: Patricia Murthy


  Special Video Message From Our Staff to Our Students


Our Mission

The mission of the Cherokee Street

School is to bring child and community

together to create a safe and caring

learning environment where each

individual can reach his/her maximum

potential and achieve his/her personal



Belief Statement

We believe that…

Community involvement is paramount.
Learning occurs in all facets of life.
Individuals can grow into good and respectful citizens.
Maximum potential should be emphasized.
Best efforts are essential from all.


Current News

Hooray for the 100th Day!

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On Feb. 25, kindergarten students throughout the district celebrated the 100th day of the school year with 100% enthusiasm. Spirited kindergartners at all seven district elementary schools created projects and participated in activities in various subject areas related to the number 100. Besides being an exciting milestone, Connetquot teachers credit the 100th day theme with sharpening students’ math and observation skills.

At Idle Hour and Cherokee Street Elementary Schools, kindergartners spent the day dressed up as 100-year-olds, sporting everything from gray hair, to curlers, to drawn-on wrinkles, while those at Edward J. Bosti Elementary School paraded through the hallways in a “fashion show,” displaying the creative costumes and posters they had made for the occasion while cheered on by students and staff.

Walking in the footsteps of Native Americans

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Fourth grade students at Cherokee Street Elementary School recently experienced what life was like for Native Americans through participating in a full-day cultural arts program called “Journeys Into American Indian Territory.” The students spent the day attending workshops including museum presentation with a small group, traditional games and stories, craft activities, music and dance. They also learned about tribal traditions, folktales and government. Each student was able to create a clay pot and walk through a model of the longhouse.