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Northport High School

154 Laurel Hill Road
Northport, NY 11768
School Office Hours: 7:30-3:30
Phone: 631-262-6654

Daniel Danbusky, Principal
Dr. Carlos Falcón, Assistant Principal
characterTerrence Hinson, Assistant Principal
Denise Keenan, Assistant Principal

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Main Office Phone
(631) 262-6654
Main Office Fax
(631) 262-6880
Nurse's Office
(631) 262-6746
Counseling Center Phone
(631) 262-6730
Counseling Center Fax
(631) 262-6736
Attendance Office
(631) 262-6657 


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Current News

New Media Arts Production Class to Begin in 2021-2022 School Year

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With the ever-changing media and technology landscape, Northport High School is bringing their broadcast and media production learning opportunities to the 21st century by introducing a new course called Media Arts Production. The course, which will be available during the 2021-2022 school year, gives students the opportunity to both learn about and produce news content tailored to modern times.  

Alongside more traditional broadcasting, such as television news segments, students will also have the opportunity to learn about podcasting, radio, blogging, vlogging and more. The course is designed to address the way news information is consumed today, which has shifted from television to more online and web-based news as well.  

“While many high schools offer some sort of broadcast program, what we’re doing is a little different. We’re not just looking at it as a broadcast program, but looking at where broadcast is now in the 21st century,” shared arts teacher Mr. Michael Gutheil.  

Once the course begins, students will be preparing news segments for a YouTube channel, as well as an internet-based radio station that anyone with access to web browser can listen in to. The content of both the YouTube and radio segments will be developed by students, allowing them to explore topics that are of interest to them.  

Low risk winter sports resume season

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The moment that many of Northport-East Northport student athletes have been waiting for has arrived with the return of low-risk winter sports. Beginning January 7th, Northport High School boys and girls track and bowling teams as well as boys swimming began practicing for their shortened season.  

The boy’s swim team kicked off with some conditioning on the field before returning to the local YMCA to get in the water, while track teams also began warming up and making their way around the track.  

The bowling season officially kicked off on Monday, January 11th at Larkfield Lanes, with excited bowling team participants getting back into the rhythm of competing. The bowling alley, complete with plastic barriers between each lane, had various measures in place to keep students safe. 

Despite the cold weather and unique circumstances, students appeared excited for the beginning of the season. Northport Girls Track team captain Grace Wertheimer shared “I’m excited that we got back at all. Running alone is hard because there is not as much motivation, so being around other people is definitely a positive for me.”  

“Seeing how excited the students were to return to their sports made all of the additional planning worth it” shared Mark Dantuono, director of physical education, health and athletics for the district. “It brought back a sense of normalcy to see them competing and enjoying themselves, and we can’t wait for all of our athletes to do the same.” 

 

Science and Technology and Engineering Students of the Month

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This month, Northport High School senior Dillon Heinzman was honored with the Technology and Engineering Student of the Month award and fellow senior Maxwell DeBrino was honored as Science Student of the Month. Both students showed incredible passion for their respective courses and will be honored during the January 21st Board of Education meeting.  

Dillon’s commitment to his technology and engineering courses was apparent throughout high school, having taken both Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes as well as Project Lead the Way engineering courses. District Chairperson for Science, Technology and Engineering David Storch said “Dillon’s diligence and tenacity in all his STEM courses exemplify his determination to comprehend complex and highly specialized concepts along with outstanding computer science and technological skills.” 

Similarly, Maxwell DeBrino has had an impressive educational career, starting the school’s Trout Team and a co-captain of the school’s Science Olympiad team. When describing Maxwell, Mr. Storch said “He is a creative and inquisitive scientist who possesses a passion, commitment, and sense of wonder when he is conducting experimental research.”