Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Connetquot River State Park Preserve is a 3,473-acre state park and conservation area in the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, New York in the United States. The park contains the Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center as well as the Southside Sportsmens Club District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973; the park offers hiking, fishing, a bridle path, nature trails, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, a museum, recreation activities. It contains the site of the Southside Sportsmens Club District, on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973; the park is home to the Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center, which provides educational programs year-round. The center hosts the Regional Environmental Education Team, which assists schools, youth groups, other organizations by leading interpretation activities within the region's state parks. Vehicles are charged an entrance fee, however pedestrians may enter for free through several gates along the park's perimeter.

A permit is required for horseback riding within the park. The park is a carry-in carry-out facility. Additionally there are no picnic facilities or play areas for children. Anglers possessing proper permits may fish for brook and rainbow trout within the park. Connetquot River List of New York state parks New York State Parks: Connetquot River State Park Preserve New York State Parks: Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center Friends of Connetquot

Irondequoit High School

Irondequoit High School is a public high school in the town of Irondequoit, New York, a major suburb of Rochester, New York. Irondequoit District Number 3 renamed their original Irondequoit Union Free School as Irondequoit High School in 1924. A larger property, the Williams farm, was bought on Cooper Road in 1927 for $72,000. By 1931 a middle school - Reuben A. Dake School - had been built on the Cooper Road site. A new high school was built just to the south in 1949-1950 for $1,000,000; the building was dedicated on October 26, 1950. The high school building was erected in 1924, as the Irondequoit Free Union School, District Number 3; this district was joined to District Number 4 in 1953 to become the West Irondequoit Central School District. First Addition The high school was enlarged in 1957 at a cost of $1,750,000: 25 regular classrooms were added; the highschool was as well involved in adding extra bathrooms. So too many were not being used at one time. Second Addition In 1961 another $28,000 was spent to connect the cafeteria with the south end of the 1957 wing.

Third Addition As the town continued to grow, more classrooms were needed. Twenty-six more were added, as well as a 300-student cafeteria, rooms for shop classes, more locker rooms and shower rooms for athletics. To match this expansion in school attendance, the kitchen, library and biology labs, offices were expanded. All of this cost $1,602,650; the new space was occupied at the start of the 1964-1965 school year. The following figures are taken from a New York State District Report Card for 2002 Some statistics for lower grades in the same district are included for comparison. Statistics from the Department of Education: Total Students: 1393 Full-time teachers: 87.4 Student/Teacher Ratio: 15.9 Eligible for discounted/free lunch: 204 The Irondequoit lacrosse team has earned a reputation as one of the premier programs in the country. In November 2006, it was the subject of a documentary film called "Irondequoit: Lacrosse Town USA". From its founding in 1957 through the 2007 season, the lacrosse team has never finished a season with a losing record.

Irondequoit lacrosse teams have won 28 championship titles and have produced 30 High School All-Americans, plus a long list of college lacrosse coaches. The Irondequoit High School mascot is the Eagles, it was the "Indians" but was changed in the early 2000s. To the Eagles, which still remains the name. Richard Brookhiser and biographer Paul Cantabene, professional lacrosse player and coach Cito Culver, first-round draft choice of the New York Yankees in 2010 Thomas Fenton, screenwriter Rory Fitzpatrick, professional hockey player Tom Golisano, founder of Paychex and a three-time New York State gubernatorial candidate Sean Lahman and writer Stephen Minarik, former head of the Monroe County and New York State Republican Committees Mike Sigel, billiards player Kent Syverud and president of Syracuse University David Walker, star running back at Syracuse University and assistant coach for Indianapolis Colts Joe Walters, professional lacrosse player David Wiegand and writer Irondequoit High School Web Site West Irondequoit Central School District Website