You Know You're From Sachem When...
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You Know You're From Sachem When...

You Know You're From Sachem When...

Sachem Central School District is one of the biggest school districts on Long Island. As an alumni, I can relate to most things about the Sachem community.

1. The Sachem Flaming Arrows! What?

Sports teams and compassion teams have heard "the Sachem Flaming Arrows" being blasted through the loud speakers, while other schools had actual mascots and something a bit cooler sounding. (But, hey, every Sachem student worked it).

2. Everyone knows us.

Since our district is so big, when someone asks "What district are you from?" they always know what you're talking about.

3. What high school do you go to?

If you didn't go to Sachem, people are constantly confused when you say, "I went to Sachem East" or "I went to Sachem North" since most people think both schools are the same.

4. Where do you live?

Everyone knows the strange district cut offs, and who goes to what elementary school. Some places, you could be living in the same neighborhood and the person living on the next street over attends a totally different elementary school or middle school (and it's about to get even weirder with the closing a few schools).

5. Sachem East vs. Sachem North sports.

Those were fun games to attend. Both Sachem schools always had support from their community, and there was never a dull moment.

6. The Sachem vs. Pat Med rivalry.

I never attended many sporting events, but I did hear many people attended any Sachem vs. Pat Med game and it was always very interesting.

7. Trying to remember what schools even exist in your own district.

The district is so big, we are all guilty of forgetting half of the elementary schools even existed.

8. Sachem Patch.

Where all news from anywhere in the Sachem community is reported. Just about every little thing that happens.

9. Those phone calls.

At least once a week, my home phone rings from Sachem to let me know the 411. It makes sense when it's snowing, but when my phone rang at 11 a.m. on Christmas morning for Sachem to wish me a "wonderful holiday season," I thought that was a bit too far (I had graduated four years ago).

10. The budget.

Trying to stay positive through the most recent budget cuts this year (even though we're loosing a few schools).

11. Board of Education meetings.

Sachem board meetings have always been jam-packed with support from people in the Sachem community.

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