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Committed to Excellence

Office of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

Islip High School
2508 Union Boulevard
Islip, New York 11751
Phone: (631) 650-8370
Fax: (631) 650-8373

Mr. John V. Sparacio
Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics

Mrs. Kimberly McBride
Office Secretary

 

About the Office of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

Physical Education and Health
All students are provided with the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning experiences through quality physical education and health programs which will develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and appreciation needed to maintain lifelong healthy behaviors and attitudes. The diversity and multicultural aspects of our programs will enable students to become socially and personally responsible citizens who will contribute to the well- being of their families, school and community.

Athletics
The student athlete represents the best of his/her school community, and therefore is held to a high standard. Student athletes are our school's ambassadors to our community and to the schools with whom we compete. They are often leaders in school and role models to children not yet old enough to play sports. Interscholastic athletics helps to provide insight into many life experiences with regard to responsibility, fair play, cooperation, concern for others, leadership, respect, good citizenship, loyalty, tolerance, resiliency, sportsmanship, confronting fear, adapting, succeeding, and failing.

Interscholastic athletics in the Islip School District is an integral part of the district's total educational program. The interscholastic competitive environment provides an opportunity for our participants to learn positive life skills and values. This is accomplished through the implementation of the Educational Framework for Interscholastic Athletic Programs promoted through the New York State Education Department. The program promotes the four "C's" as stated below:

  • Competence
    A student athlete in a quality program is competent in terms of: Skill Development, Knowledge of the Game/Strategies, Fitness/Conditioning/Healthy Behaviors
  • Character
    A student in a quality program demonstrates: Responsibility, Accountability, Dedication, Trustworthiness/fair Play, Self-Control
  • Civility
    A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates civility towards others, showing: Respect, Caring, Fairness
  • Citizenship
    A student athlete in a quality program demonstrates citizenship through actions showing evidence of: Loyalty/Commitment, Teamwork, Role Modeling

 

The Islip interscholastic athletic program offers a wide variety of individual and team sports. The experience begins with a modified four-sport season program, provided for middle school seventh and eighth grade students, progressing to a three-sport season high school program, which includes opportunities for participation in junior varsity programs and culminates with a varsity level experience for the highest level student-athletes.