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High Schoolers Design Terrific Tiles

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High school students in teacher Jesse Eilbeck’s shop class recently worked on a creative tile project, designing and building functional shelving units for their use at home.

“I gave the students free reign on the design aspect,” said Eilbeck. “The tile could be mosaic in pattern or more structured. The kids had fun doing the process of tile and also grouting the work.”

ESSA Consolidated Application

The 2019-20 ESSA Consolidated Application is available for review. Please contact the Office of Curriculum & Instruction at 631-650-8240 if you would like to review it.

Proposed Districtwide Safety Plan

The public is invited to review and comment on the Islip Union Free School District's Districtwide Safety Plan for the 2019-2020 school year. The plan may be viewed at the link below. All comments should be forwarded to by September 11, 2019.


Two HS Students Attend LILTA Summer Institute

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High school students Lilian Arriaza and Isabella Bentacur Vanegas, both former English Language Learners, were among 13 female Long Island high schoolers recently given the opportunity to attend the LILTA Young Women’s Summer Institute at Stony Brook University as part of a collaboration between the university, Islip’s ENL and World Languages Department, the Long Island Latino Teachers Association and Flutterflies Inc.

During their time at the institute, the two Islip students became familiarized with the college experience as well as careers in the STEAM fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Arriaza and Bentacur Vanegas attended numerous workshops and training events tackling subjects such as salary negotiation skills, geology exploration, biometrical engineering, financial aid and writing college admission essays.

“Our English Language Learners deserve equitable and inclusive learning opportunities that will prepare them for college, career readiness and beyond,” said Priscilla Zarate, Islip’s coordinator of ENL and world languages. “By providing these experiences to our students, we are setting them up with pathways for academic success and also helping them bring out those hidden potentials that they may not yet realize they hold within. Through these learning opportunities, our students discovered skills and interests they didn't realize they had, especially in STEAM.”

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Jason Cohen Named New Middle School Assistant Principal

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Jason Cohen has been named the new assistant principal of the middle school, replacing Bryan Miltenberg.

Since 2006, Cohen had been a teacher at the middle school and Islip High School as well as an athletic trainer at the high school. He previously worked as a student teacher in the Bay Shore School District at Bay Shore Middle School and Fifth Avenue Elementary School, as an athletic trainer in the South Huntington School District, and as an assistant athletic trainer at Molloy College

A West Islip resident, he earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training at Hofstra University, his master’s degree in physical education at Adelphi University and an advanced graduate Certificate in educational leadership from Stony Brook University.

“As an educator in the Islip School District for the past 13 years, I am honored to have been chosen as the new assistant principal of the middle school,” Cohen said. “My goal is to deepen and expand the relationships I have formed with students, staff and parents throughout the years and create an inclusive environment while continuing to be an empowering team player that enjoys collaborating with all the stakeholders of the Islip community to benefit all.”