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Stories by 42 Islip Students Published in “Mission Contamination” Anthology

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It’s not often that middle schoolers can claim to be published authors, but for 42 Islip students, the assertion is valid.

Last year, while enrolled in Steven Taff’’s eighth grade Honors English class at the middle school, they wrote short pieces for the Survival Sagas fiction writing contest “Mission Contamination: It's Going Viral....Tales from New York.” Inspired by the theme of “contamination,” whether from a natural mutation, a chemical attack or a manmade experiment gone wrong, the students – all now freshmen at the high school – crafted original tales of fear and redemption, grim sacrifice and struggles of survival against the odds, in just 100 words. The resulting mini-sagas by these young writers were recently published in a “Mission Contamination” anthology paperback book, which can be read in the middle school’s library.

Six HS Students Chosen for All-State and All-County Ensembles

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Six students from the high school were recently recognized for their musical accomplishments. Two student-musicians were selected to perform with All-State Honor Ensembles and three students and two alternates were selected to perform with the All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble. This year’s All-State Ensemble performances will be held virtually in December. The All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble performance is scheduled for Nov. 7 at East Islip High School.

Shannon Brody was chosen for the All-State Symphony Orchestra and Tyler Cirulnick was chosen for the All-State Treble Chorus. They were selected based on their performances in the New York State School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Festival.

Cirulnik, Leah Cyran and Madelynn Lang were chosen for the All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble, with Maggie Frazzer and Jordyn Zurbaran as alternates. Vocal Jazz participants were selected through a video audition process that took place last spring.  

Students prepare for the festivals with the assistance of their school music teachers and then participate in a series of rehearsals that conclude with a concert. The students will have the opportunity to work and perform under the leadership of highly skilled directors from the college music community and the professional music industry.

“We are extremely thrilled to have these remarkable student-musicians representing Islip in the All-State and All-County Jazz festivals,” said Brian Kroll, Islip’s director of fine and performing arts. “Their selection is a testament to their hard work and their teachers’ support.”


Junior Chamber of Commerce Club Shows Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

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The high school’s Junior Chamber of Commerce Club kicked off October by hanging Northwell Health’s Pink by the Bay breast cancer awareness banner and pink bows to the campus gates.

“Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Junior Chamber students wanted to participate in an activity to raise awareness and show support for community members that are affected by this disease,” said club adviser Renee Clock. 

The students are also accepting orders for face masks with pink cancer ribbons. The masks come in white, black or tie-dye pink and are $14 each. To request an order form, email A portion of the proceeds will be donated.  


HS Cosmetology Program Continues to Thrive

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The cosmetology program at the high school has continued to thrive in the era of distancing and masks. Teachers Mercedes Cipkin and Lorraine Knoblauch have worked to maintain high standards of safety and technical education while sporting their new uniforms.

“We love teaching cosmetology and every year we are committed to success by implementing whatever means necessary for every challenge we face,” said Knoblauch.

HS Receives NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence Award

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