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Middle and High Schoolers Join for Immersion in World Languages

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The middle school hosted its annual World Language Immersion Day on March 13, welcoming students from the high school’s World Language Honor Society to offer seventh-grade Italian and Spanish students a number of activities and games to enrich their language proficiency skills. The participating high school students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the language by speaking only Italian or Spanish for the entire day, while the seventh graders have the opportunity to hear the language being modeled and also practice their vocabulary.   

Beautiful Bowls and Boxes Emerge from HS Woodshop

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Working hard to perfect their woodworking skills, some high school students in Jesse Eilbeck’s class recently built beautiful bandsawn boxes, while others created stunning bowls out of sapele mahogany and poplar.

Eight Exemplary HS Students Chosen for Leadership Program

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Eight high school students with exemplary character were chosen by Islip American Legion Rusy-Bohm Post 411 for this summer’s Boys State and Auxiliary Girls State leadership programs. James Cottral and Matthew Koebele were chosen as primary delegates for Boys State, with Michael Maisano and Jack McDonald as alternates. Lauren Callaway and Elizabeth DeSimone were chosen as citizens for Auxiliary Girls State and Emmie Jensen and Sally Voska as alternates.

Islip Students Share Talents at Barnes & Noble Celebration

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Performing arts students from the high school and middle school journeyed to Barnes & Noble in Bay Shore on March 2 as part of the school district’s celebration at the store. The chamber orchestras of both schools performed music under the direction of Zachary Butterfield. Cast members from the middle school’s musical, “Frozen, Jr.,” sang songs from their recent production of that play. Their performance, directed by Allison Jeanes, complemented a store display of books and other items devoted to “Frozen.” The middle schoolers also performed a dramatization of the children’s picture book “The Day the Crayons Quit.”  

“Our students were happy to share their musical and dramatic talents in this celebration of literacy,” said Dr. Jeff S. Dailey, the district’s interim director of fine and performing arts.

Positive Participation in Islip for P.S. I Love You Day

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School buildings throughout the district celebrated the 10th annual P.S. I Love You Day on Feb. 14 after spending the week encouraging students to be kind to others, talk to people that they do not know and support someone who is alone.

At the high school, the Junior Chamber of Commerce Club and Interact Club asked students and staff to write encouraging, inspirational messages on purple cut-out hearts during the week leading up to P.S. I Love You Day and displayed the hearts in the school’s front lobby.

Commack Road students in Christine LeMaire’s classroom worked hard to create a special P.S. I Love You video broadcast as well as a photo booth, daily announcements, book recordings and positive messages. Local legislators and civic groups visited the school to participate in the event.

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