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Connetquot High School

190 Seventh Street
Bohemia, NY 11716-1331
Interim Principal: Michael A. Moran
631-244-2228, ext. 1010
mmoran@ccsdli.org

WELCOME TO CONNETQUOT HS

BEST WISHES AND MUCH SUCCESS TO THE CHS CLASS OF 2020

Live stream the graduation ceremony on YouTube:



GRADUATION DETAILS: (updated - July 20, 2020)

Seniors Parents/Guardians,

Please make sure all seniors remember to bring an index card with their name on it (phonetically if name can be difficult). The Senior Class is paying for each student to receive a free 5x7 photo taken by Jo-Art Photography at the ceremony. Further information regarding pictures and videos will be forthcoming by the photographer.  

Both ceremonies are going to be lived streamed on YouTube the URL’s are listed below.

  

Please refer to the table below for Date and Arrival Time:

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A – Caradonna

3:45 PM

Carbon – Feq

4:45 PM

Feraca - Katrivanos

5:45 PM

Keddy – Kraemer

6:45 PM


Thursday, July 23, 2020

L - Motta

3:45 PM

Moulton - Saracino

4:45 PM

Saravia - Usma

5:45 PM

V - Z

6:45 PM


Diploma Presentation

  • Each student will arrive in a passenger vehicle with his or her family. ONLY ONE PASSENGER VEHICLE PER GRADUATE WILL BE ADMITTED. You will not need a ticket to enter, your Graduate will give you access. The Graduate should NOT be the driver of the passenger vehicle as the graduate will be exiting as part of the procession.  Buses, limousines, RV’s, Campers or riding in the back of a pick-up truck are not permitted.
  • Please arrive at Connetquot High School on your designated day and time.  It is very important that you arrive at your assigned time to ensure a safe traffic flow.
  • You will be directed by Security and Staff Members as you approach the entrance of the high school to head to the back of the building. Please do not exit the vehicle at any time to visit another vehicle. There you will be directed to line up in rows of 15. Each row will be directed to move up closer to the stage. Once your vehicle reaches the stage, students will be escorted to the stage. Students should be dressed in their cap and gown and ready to go.
  • We ask that all students bring an index card with their name written on it.  If the name is difficult, please write the phonetic pronunciation underneath your name. Students will proceed across the stage, receive their diploma jacket, pose for a professional photo (more information below), continue off the stage and pose for another photo, and then return directly to their vehicle.
  • Family Members ARE permitted to exit their vehicle when their Senior walks across the stage...  Families are requested to remain at their vehicle and socially distance themselves from other families who will be parked in front of the stage.
  • Once all students have returned to vehicles, you will be directed to drive out the back exit at the far end of the sports fields. There will be a station prior to exiting to pick-up your diploma.

Professional Photographer

Jo-Art Photography will take 2 professional photos, one of the students receiving their diploma and another once they leave the stage.

A video will be accessible after the ceremonies take place containing speeches and photos of graduates from the ceremonies.

A professional Sound Technician will live stream the ceremonies via video and FM radio.

Graduate Attire

Students must be dressed and ready when the car approaches the stage with the following:

  • Gown – on and zipped up to the top
  • Cap – centered on your head with the tassel hanging on the right side
  • School issued Honor cords and medals

Originally dedicated in 1963, today Connetquot High School serves a population of more than 2,000 students from the communities of Bohemia, Sayville, Oakdale, and Ronkonkoma. A comprehensive high school dedicated to superior outcomes for all students, Connetquot High School affords its students a diverse course offering providing a wide variety of educational opportunities in the arts, humanities, math, science, and technology. The majority of Connetquot High School students graduate with regents diplomas and approximately ninety percent of graduates go on to higher education.


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Commencement in the Courtyard

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On June 26, nine Connetquot High School seniors became the first in the Class of 2020 to receive their diplomas, thanks to an intimate early graduation ceremony hosted in the school’s outdoor courtyard. Several of these students are scheduled to report for military duty before the school’s late July commencement date, and others will be have begun their collegiate athletic careers. When the early graduates left the ceremony, they were met with a crowd of their classmates, family and friends lining 7th Street with congratulatory signs, American flags and spirited cheers. The Connetquot Central School District congratulates these students on their accomplishments and commends them for the paths they’ve chosen to pursue.

CHS Choir Director Recognized Nationally

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Connetquot Central School District congratulates Brad Drinkwater, choir director at Connetquot High School, who was named a quarter finalist for the national Grammy Music Educator Award. This award was established to recognize current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.

Connetquot Celebrates Top Achievers

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Connetquot Central School District proudly celebrates high school seniors Amanda Perrone and Atif Khan, who have been named valedictorian and salutatorian for the 2019-20 academic school year, respectively. Both students earned these honors based on their remarkable academic records and the immense dedication they have exhibited throughout their high school careers.

Valedictorian Amanda Perrone, who graduates as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor, was heavily involved in co-curricular endeavors during high school. She was a discus thrower on girls track and field team, served as the Vice President of Membership for Rho Kappa Honor Society, received Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards from Girl Scouts of America, and was a member of the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, and Connetquot Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board. Perrone will attend Hofstra University in the fall, studying secondary science education.

During his time at Connetquot High School, salutatorian and AP Scholar with Distinction Atif Kahn engaged in many opportunities for co-curricular enrichment, especially those related to science. He conducted cancer research at SUNY Old Westbury, competed in the International SeaPerch Challenge, received the Emperor Science Award, and served as the Secretary of National Honor Society, the treasurer of Model UN, and Vice President of both Science Olympiad and Debate Club. Come fall, Kahn will attend Brown University, studying computer science.

Connetquot Central School District congratulates both Perrone and Kahn, is proud to have them represent the district and looks forward to seeing all they accomplish in the future.