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Catching up with coach Jim Reese

Catching up with coach Jim Reese

It’s hard to believe there was a time when Sachem Football was  still a fledgling program, still new to the community, still trying to become a success on the landscape…

Sachem District Office chairs have history

Sachem District Office chairs have history

Last year Sachem’s Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Chairperson Mary Faller assisted the school district with the refurbishing of two chairs through the FCS department program. These chairs have been…

#SachemTBT: Students named Outstanding Teens, 1969

#SachemTBT: Students named Outstanding Teens, 1969

Three Sachem High Schools seniors were named Outstanding Teenagers of America in 1969. It was announced by Sachem High Principal Boris M. Spivack. Brian Bucalo, Janet E. Lee and Robert…

Sachem donates food for 1,700-plus families

Sachem donates food for 1,700-plus families

Sachem High School East and Sachem High School North combined to gather a district record 1,746 boxes for this year’s Thanksgiving food drive. Sachem North set a school record with…

#SachemTBT: Waverly’s Rocket Club in 1969

#SachemTBT: Waverly’s Rocket Club in 1969

This photo takes you back to April 1969 when Waverley Avenue Elementary School had a Rocket Club. Run by club advisor Mr. David Mello, the students studied math, science and…

Sachem #TBT: Students study plants in ’68

Sachem #TBT: Students study plants in ’68

This is former Gatelot Elementary teacher Michael Yosha in 1968 showing his students how their plants respond to sunlight in the spring time. They’re looking at Geraniums and Philodendrons, which…

Sachem #TBT … Sachem meets President Ford

Sachem #TBT … Sachem meets President Ford

America’s Bicentennial Halloween was a real treat for the Sachem High School Band. On October 31, 1976, the band, under the direction of Mr. Ed Fell, was invited to play…

Building history: Waverly Avenue Elementary

Building history: Waverly Avenue Elementary

The Waverly Avenue School first opened its doors to students in 1929. As part of the Holtsville School District, it housed children in grades one through eight with only two…

#SachemTBT: Bringing you back to 1968

#SachemTBT: Bringing you back to 1968

This photo of science students in Sachem was taken in the spring of 1968 when Sachem High School was still housed at what we now call Samoset Middle School. The…

Sachem #TBT: Dunham at 50th Anniversary

Sachem #TBT: Dunham at 50th Anniversary

The photo above is of Walter C. Dunham, Sachem’s original Superintendent, during the school district’s 50th Anniversary celebration in 2005. -Words by Chris R. Vaccaro…

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