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Ronkonkoma Middle School plays volleyball to be DEZY Strong

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Ronkonkoma Middle School hosted its third annual Dezy Strong Week during its physical education classes.

In preparation for the week, students were shown a video, telling Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano’s story and were given information about his foundation. The Dezy Strong Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano who was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in February 2019 and passed away in January 2020. The foundation helps support others affected by cancer. Dezy was a Sachem High School North alumni, teacher and coach whose family lives in the Connetquot Central School District.

During Dezy Strong Week, the entire student body as well as members of the administration and faculty were split into two teams, team orange or team blue, to compete in a schoolwide volleyball tournament to raise money for the foundation. Teams were rotated every four minutes and scores were tallied during each physical education class.

Each day, a “player of the day” from each grade level and a “teacher of the day” were selected for exemplifying characteristics that the coaches thought Dezy would be most proud of.

In total, the fundraiser raised $6,381 for the foundation!

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Date Added: 4/26/2024

RMS Talent Show

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The Tri-M Music Honor Society presented the annual RMS Talent Show! The show was filled with spectacularly talented singers, dancers, musicians, and more. Bravo to all who participated!

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Date Added: 4/23/2024

Ronkonkoma Middle School hosts ENL Night

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On March 14, Connetquot families enjoyed the annual ENL (English as a New Language) Family Fun Night, an evening celebrating students from more than 15 countries with food, games and music. The event was a great way for families in the district to connect with one another and learn about the many programs that the district has to offer.

This year the theme was, “It’s Cherry Blossom Time”, ushering in thoughts of spring. Students from each school created a cherry blossom tree with images expressing their different identities, creating a ‘forest’ of pink. Connetquot High School students also displayed original works of art from a paint night earlier in March.

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Date Added: 4/2/2024