From the Desk of Principal CosentinoMarch 11, 2019
Dear St. Peter’s Family:
The best part of being the Principal of St. Peter’s Boys High School is watching our young men amaze with actions of which I am overwhelmingly proud. Many of you know of the tragic events that took place with Senior Michael Wright during the Staten Island Polar Plunge. The faith in God, hard work and determination that was displayed by Michael and his family during his recovery was astounding and inspiring for everyone at St. Peter’s and in the Staten Island community. It further warmed my heart to see the undying support of his classmates and friends. The St. Peter’s brotherhood and love were clear as day during this trying time. The entire experience embodies what we are all about.
St. Peter’s continues to lend a helping hand in our community. Since December, our caring young men have donated toys to the Burn Unit and Pediatric Ward in Staten Island University Hospital, The Richard Garner Toy Drive, Where to Turn Toy store, The Lasalle School in Freeport, Long Island and the Martin De Pores School in Elmont, New York. The food collected through various food drives from December to February have been donated to the OLGC and St. Peter’s, St. Paul’s and Assumption food pantries that feed many homeless people on Staten Island. Twenty of our young men helped give out care packages, clothing and served dinner to many homeless people at Project Hospitality on Staten Island on February 14th.
Our students continue to achieve academically with more than 300 young men being honored at Honors Night in March. The senior college acceptance list continues to grow and has some impressive colleges and universities on it. We could see our graduates at Florida Institute of Technology, Hofstra, LIU, Manhattan College, Michigan State University, NJIT, NYIT, Penn State, Seton Hall, UPenn, SUNY Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Stony Brook, Hartford, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Scranton and West Virginia University.
In basketball, we reign supreme once again winning our 34th Staten Island Championship by defeating Curtis High School. Chris Clancy received the tournament MVP honors with all-island team. Under the leadership of new head coach Joe DeSimone, we are now 15 wrestlers strong and counting as of the conclusion of the 2018 – 2019 season. The team had many wrestlers place in the CHSAA state championship, which was highlighted by Senior Alex Vassiliou who placed first in the 2019 CHSAA State Championship. We have also begun construction on our new football, soccer and lacrosse field and are eager to see the completion come mid-March. Lacrosse is a new sport that we added this year. It seems promising with 40 students trying out for the team. Our Band program is getting better and better and will be putting on a spring performance.
Many exciting things are happening here and you are all a big part of it, so please feel free to come by the school anytime or show up to a school event to show your pride for St. Peter’s, our home away from home.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all your support.
Live Jesus In Our Hearts…Forever!
Michael Cosentino ‘03
St Peter’s Boys High School