skip to main content
Committed to Excellence

Five Islip String Students Set to Perform at LISFA

Five Islip String Students Set to Perform at LISFA thumbnail143498

For the first time in more than 10 years, Islip’s music department is participating in the Long Island String Festival, with five of the district’s string musicians selected to attend.

The high school’s Shannon Brody and Leah Cyran (prepared by teacher Zachary Butterfield) will perform at the LISFA secondary concert, to be held Jan. 12 at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip.

Commack Road’s Fallon Rao and Natalie Rodriguez (prepared by teacher Rachel Tria) and Sherwood’s Isabella Conzo (prepared by teacher Holly Markee) will perform at the LISFA intermediate concert, to be held Jan. 26 at Northport High School.

“I congratulate these students and all the teachers – music and otherwise – who have made this achievement possible,” said Dr. Jeff S. Dailey, Islip’s interim director of fine and performing arts.


American Legion Vets Visit Sherwood

American Legion Vets Visit Sherwood thumbnail141805
American Legion Vets Visit Sherwood 2 thumbnail141806
American Legion Vets Visit Sherwood 3 thumbnail141807
Sherwood hosted three local veterans from American Legion Rusy-Bohm Post 411 on Nov. 13. Commander Dominick DeCrescenzo, U.S. Marines Gunnery Sgt. Jared Filosa and retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Melody Thomas participated in a parade, enjoyed breakfast and then spoke to fifth-grade students about their experiences as vets.



Fifth Graders Get Into Character at Sherwood’s Biography Day

Fifth Graders Get Into Character at Sherwood’s Biography Day  thumbnail139122

At the annual Biography Day event at Sherwood, fifth graders dressed in character impressed visiting family members by reciting facts about their chosen notable past or present persons.

 

Elementary Students have a Spooktacularly Fun Time at MS

Elementary Students have a Spooktacularly Fun Time at MS thumbnail138678

The district celebrated Halloween a day early with an afterschool Spooktacular sponsored by Islip Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society and student government. Colorfully costumed students from Commack Road, Sherwood and Wing visited the middle school on Oct. 30 for games and fun.


Islip Hosts Information Night for ELL Families

Islip Hosts Information Night for ELL Families thumbnail136662

To help familiarize them with the school district and its programs, the Islip School District hosted a parent orientation for its English Language Learners at the high school on the evening of Oct. 22. Islip currently has students who speak 19 different languages, up from 17 last year. with 82 percent Spanish-speaking.

Priscilla Zarate, the district’s ENL and world language coordinator, welcomed parents and students to the meeting. Zarate presented information on the district’s academic offerings, programs and services available to ELL students, based on New York State Department of Education regulations.

Following the presentation, parents and students were invited to the cafeteria, where they could visit with different school and community informational tables. The district’s Parent Teacher Associations, Islip Public Library, Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates, APAC International Culinary Arts Academy and school nutrition representatives were available to meet with parents and answer questions. Students had the opportunity to visit different stations with books, coloring, Legos and hands-on robotics. Each student went home with a backpack filled with books and school supplies. Parents were also able to meet with ENL teachers from across the district and learn about the specifics of each building during a breakout session later in the evening. The high school’s World Language Honor Society students were on hand to work with the students in the cafeteria while parents visited with teachers in the classrooms.



Upcoming Events