- KATHI BLATT:
I just remember Bob Hoffman talking about the
Eisenhower doll. You wound it up and it just stood there. He also talked
about “newkiller” power and “Venzooala” (the country in South America.)
- SARA BUCHBINDER:
It is refreshing to hear how Mr. Hoffman is still so
- MAUREEN BYRNES:
I especially liked Mrs. Reff. I had her for Advanced
Biology. She knew I was an “A” student, so she let me do what I needed to
do…and since her class was right after lunch, what I really needed was a
NAP! She was kind enough to let me sleep in the back of the room. Other
days when we just did review, she’d give me a pass to go to the gym --- my
favorite place in school. To this day and all through my work life, I still
take a nap after lunch!
- ELIOT CHERSON:
Just Mr. Hoffman being put in the “pen.”
- LARRAINE FELDMAN:
It’s funny, but I still have vivid recall of most all
my teachers, my favorites as well as non-favorites. I have a less clear
recollection of fellow students in my class, probably because I tended to be
a loner (long story, not important now.) I do remember clearly the school
itself, the hallways, lockers, classrooms, auditorium, pool, track, tennis
courts, library, guy, and locker room. It’s like I have one of those
virtual reality video games in my head and I can take a little tour through
the building and see little snips of events that occurred. Well, so much
for memory lane.
- NANCY JONAP:
Mr. Heller (Homeroom teacher, Math teacher) wore 2
different shoes to school one day. The class pointed this out to him.
- DAVID KASS:
Marvin Chertok being chased by Mr. Kramer (Science)
with a charged Van De Graf accelerator around the 9th grade
- NADINE KLEIN:
I remember our teacher of English senior year telling
us about his “trips” and making us study the “poetry” of Joni Mitchell and
Rod McKuen. And they say education in lacking!
- ARLENE KROVETZ:
I remember Mr. Farrell being so passionate about poetry
that he jumped and yelled to try and instill some of that passion on us!
Mr. Savaglio (Art teacher) seeing how passionate I was about painting that
he let me push my easel through the window and I jumped out after it (from 1st
floor!!) to paint and be inspired by the picture outside the high school!!
What fun!! I recently (by pure coincidence) met Mr. Harry Greenspan’s
daughter (at a Bat Mitzvah reception!!) He is still alive and kickin’.
- RONNI LANG:
Art teacher, McKay gave me detention when I refused to
respond to Elizabeth (Taylor) when he called on me.
- ELLEN LEWIS:
Mr. Heller (Math) stood by the wooden fence during a
fire drill and said we can continue studying “logs.” Mr. Kramer (Science)
always hung his lab coat on the life-size skeleton in the room. Mr.
Cesarini (Science) always making sure that we were one chapter ahead of East
Islip High School (where he lived at the time.) Mrs. Schwartz (Phys. Ed.)
brought us late to Dr. Pedoto’s French class and got down on her hands and
knees to beg for forgiveness. Dr. Sackrin (French) referred to us by last
name (ex. Mademoiselle Lewis) with the exception of Denise Fuchs who was
Mademoiselle Denise. Nancy Jonap cutting Mr. Tobin’s last period Senior
year English class and knocking on the window from outside and waving. Jay
Chertok shooting the principal with a water gun while receiving his diploma
- ABBIE LOWENSTEIN:
High School was a wonderful time for me. I loved my
classes, my teachers, and my friends. I have only the fondest memories.
- MICHELLE MARTIN:
I have a vague memory of Emil Voigt standing on his
desk last period on a Friday in Junior High School and throwing a basketball
at people screaming “You knuckleheads, have to learn to pay attention!”
- RAYMOND PETZHOLT:
I still remember Spanish teacher, Mr. Batjiaka and my
Math teacher, Mr. Boroson. Both of them I remember as inspiring me.
- JOSEPH PISCITELLO:
I remember one time, Mr. Voigt, on the football field
during practice asked me to tackle him so he could show me how it’s done,
and sure enough he got hurt. He had no protection, no pads … and I warned
- BARBARA SAUSMER:
I lived down the hill from the Jericho Water Tower
where kids used to climb and write – “10% of 69” from our senior year.
- MARK SILVER:
10th grade biology with Mrs. Reff, we’re
studying hydras. There’s a sweet 11th grader repeating the
course. The entire class is bored, dozing, otherwise engaged. Mrs. Reff
calls on the sweet young thing – “How does a hydra eat?” Without missing a
beat she says, “It sticks out its testicles and pulls in the food.” Mrs.
Reff calmly says “tentacles” and continues on as if nothing happened. I’m
dying inside – one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard! And, there’s no
discernible reaction from the rest of the class.