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HS imageWelcome to Islip High School

2508 Union Blvd.
Islip, NY 11751

School Hours: 7:20 a.m. – 1:58 p.m.

Telephone Directory
All Offices: (631) 650-8300
Main Office: (631) 650-8301
Fax: (631) 650-8308
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8305
Assistant Principal's Office, Grades 9 & 10:  (631) 650-8315
Assistant Principal's Office, Grades 11 & 12: (631) 650-8320
Guidance Office: (631) 650-8350
Health Office: (631) 650-8325
Attendance Office: (631) 650-8310
Athletic Director: (631) 650-8370
Drug and Alcohol Counselor: (631) 650-8328
Security (Daytime: (631) 650-8420
Security (Nighttime): (631) 665-7111

 

Mr. Jon LaRochester, Principal
Islip High School


 

Home of the Buccaneers

 

A Message from the Principal:

Dear Islip High School Families,

It is my sincere hope that you receive this letter in the midst of an enjoyable and relaxing summer vacation. For me, this letter is both exciting and yet very humbling, as it is my first opportunity as the new Principal of Islip High School to officially "Welcome You Back" for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Since I was hired, my time in Islip has been nothing short of remarkable. Every student, parent, teacher and staff member that I have encountered has been kind and helpful. Learning about the wonderful programs and the opportunities that have been created for our students has not only inspired me, but also confirmed all of the fantastic things I have heard about Islip High School, its outstanding students and staff and the "Pride" that the community has for the total school program.

I have learned that Islip is built upon rich traditions of excellence, the truest form of community pride. At its core is a school system whose commitment to the growth, enrichment, and success of all of its students is second to none. I am truly honored to have been selected by Central Administration and the Board of Education to join the Islip School District, with its exceptional students, faculty, staff and administrative team.

For more than twenty years, I have been fortunate to have had many valuable and unique opportunities within both the educational and professional arenas. These experiences have paved the way for me to become the administrator and educational leader that I am today. I began my career in the Bethpage School District where I was a secondary social studies teacher for fourteen years. For the past six years, I was an assistant principal at Kennedy High School in the Bellmore-Merrick School District. This time has provided me with a deep insight as to the true value and significance that a tradition of excellence, whole life learning and a "student first" focus has upon a district and its community as a whole. It allowed me to play an active role in the creation of instructional, curricular, technological and athletic programs, as well as operational ventures aimed at student growth, achievement, and real-world experiences. I look forward to bringing a commitment to excellence, a creative and innovative vision, and a positive attitude to the current and future students of Islip High School.

Once again, I am so thankful for the opportunity to become a part of the Islip High School community! I look forward to getting to know and work with each one of your children as we continue to strive to move Islip High School amongst the educational leaders in New York State.


Best regards,
Jon LaRochester

 

HS Inducts 40 Theater Students Into International Thespian Society

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Forty high school students were inducted into the International Thespian Society, the honor society for the dramatic arts. The Dec. 9 ceremony, held in the school auditorium, marked the inaugural ITS induction for Islip.

Students are eligible for the Society, which was founded 90 years ago, if they accumulate a sufficient number of points, which are awarded for performance, writing, technical work and other theatrical endeavors. Members are entitled to participate in national events and local workshops, and pledge to share their love of theater.

The new ITS chapter also awarded an honorary membership to Dr. Ellen Semel, Islip’s superintendent, in recognition of her ongoing support of the theater program in the district.  

Five Students Inducted as Keep Islip Clean Junior Commissioners

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High school students Alexx Kelly, Prabdeep Pabla, Areej Ali, Karina Sanchez and Emily Hagelmann were recently inducted as Keep Islip Clean junior commissioners. This program provides students who attend Town of Islip high schools to help Keep Islip Clean with recycling and beautification projects.  

 

Boys Soccer Players Win Big at SCSCA Awards

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Six high school boys varsity soccer players received awards at the annual Suffolk County Soccer Coaches Association dinner, held Dec. 4 at Villa Lombardi in Holbrook. Connor Argenziano, Justin Bondi and James Swindells were named All-League; Brandon Kelly and Dan Micheletti were named All-Conference; and Tim Rogers earned Academic All-County honors.


High School’s VE Firm Makes Pitch Finals

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The high school’s virtual enterprise firm Gifts to Go recently qualified for the finals in a 60-second elevator pitch competition during the sixth annual Virtual Enterprises International Business and Entrepreneurship Leadership Conference, held at LIU Post in Brookville. Gifts to Go CEO Thomas Vitale pitched the company to a panel of judges – including various business owners and college professors and administrators – and over 2,800 audience members.

Gifts to Go and fellow Islip VE firm Fashion Cents will compete in a regional business plan and trade show competition in January.

High School World Language Students Hold Multicultural Feast

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The high school’s World Language Honor Society held its annual Multicultural Day of Thanks on Nov. 21, welcoming more than 250 hungry students and staff to a special celebration and feast in the cafeteria. Society members prepared entrees and desserts from a variety of cultures, aided by family and consumer science classes.


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