13 Dec Dec. 2019 : Letter from Principal Cosentino
Dear St. Peter’s Family,
The Holiday Season is always exciting at St. Peter’s!
We started off festivities with a Thanksgiving Mass and the Thanksgiving Eve Pep Rally. The student body thoroughly enjoyed the festivities during the day and cheered our JV and Varsity Basketball teams to victories against Curtis at night.
Christmas is always fun with classroom decoration contests, toy drives and the beloved Christmas Mass and Assembly. Mr. Jim Tierney never disappoints and has student on their feet for the reading of the Night Before Christmas.
Our students and faculty live by Lasallian principles and work hard to help the community. Currently, they are working hard on our annual Christmas Toy Drive. Toys collected by students are donated to SIUH Burn Unit in collaboration with FDNY Engine 155, Richard Garner Foundation Class and the LaSalle School in Freeport Long Island.
Last month, 70 Thanksgiving packages where delivered to the LaSalle School. Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Peters, St. Paul, Assumption and Project Hospitality food pantries are filled with food and clothing from our students. Additionally, our students raised over $6,000 for St. Mary’s, our Lasallian partner School in Kenya, for our October Mission drive. Students and Faculty also raised over $1,800 for fellow students who lost their home to a house fire. Our Lasallian Youth program is working with disabled children for The Because We Can Sports program.
Academically, we are working hard preparing for their midterms and NYS Regents Exams in January. Students continue their experiential learning observing at Richmond University Medical Center, Engineering Tomorrow Labs at Petrides and Preston High School. Our sophomore class took a trip to view performances of four famous literary pieces at Hostos Community College.
A program that is creating a lot of excitement at St. Peter’s is our new Zoology Club run by Science Dept. Chair Rob Colt and numerous students. Four habitats are up and running in the Living Environment Lab including bearded dragons, lizards and tropical fish.
We are experiencing some great success in our athletic department. The Indoor Track Team set the number one time in the United States at Ocean Breeze indoor track in the 4×400 relay. The Hockey Team opened up with a big win on opening night at the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Game in honor of Head Hockey Coach Ed Blackburn.
Senior Anthony Casillo was awarded the Golden Eleven award for one of the top student athletes and offensive lineman of the year in the Catholic High School Football League. Swimming, under new Head Coaches Derek Villa ’13 and Kevin Baroz ’13, started their season off with big wins vs. St. Joe’s and Stepinac.
Baseball is preparing for another successful season in the spring and is proud to announce Senior Cameron Love committed to Rutgers University next year. In Basketball news, Senior Liam Murphy committed to Columbia University and Head Coach Charlie Driscoll recently surpassed legendary coach Jack McGinley as the All-Time wins leader for St. Peter’s Basketball.
We now have an E-Sports team led by Guidance Counselor Brian Clarke ’06 and current seniors. They will be competing in the E-Sports League with other high schools across the country online in a variety of video games.
As always, there is so much happening at St. Peter’s so please visit the school or come out to an event to feel the Eagle Spirit.
Michael Cosentino ’03
Live Jesus In Our Hearts….Forever!