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Winter 2020 Islip Middle School Parent Survey

2020 Islip Middle School Cuestionario



Welcome to Islip Middle School

211 Main Street
Islip NY 11751

School Hours: 8:20 a.m. – 2:24 p.m.

Telephone Directory
Main Office: (631) 650-8500
Fax: (631) 650-8508
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8505
Asst. Principal: (631) 650-8515
Guidance: (631) 650-8550
Health Office: (631) 650-8525
Attendance: (631) 650-8510

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Timothy P. Martin
Jason Cohen
Assistant Principal



 Islip Middle School Staff


Principal's Message

January 2020


Wishing you a Happy New Year as we welcome in 2020. We are already two decades into this century and it seems like 1999 was just last year. A time when social media didn’t even exist and this newsletter was mailed out to each child’s home. Fast forward twenty years and you can learn all about Islip Middle School on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The second semester will begin in just a few days. Children should be aware of their current achievement and grades. Viewing the Parent Portal and Gradebook once a week is a great way to be informed on your child’s progress.

It is important to note that most interscholastic games begin at 4:00 P.M. Students cannot remain in the school unsupervised from 2:30-4:00 P.M. Children can take the 3:15 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. late bus only when participating in a supervised club or activity.

Each January we begin the budget and scheduling processes for the next school year. Parents should be on the lookout for important literature in regard to Middle School and 9th grade High School courses.

As in the past, we will not be accepting teacher or team requests. Such correspondence places students, parents, and teachers in precarious situations; however, we welcome a discussion about your child’s educational needs and any information that can help your child be successful at Islip Middle School. Please send any written correspondence directly to me. Letters are not retained from year to year, so any pertinent information/requests must be sent each year. This year’s deadline is Friday, January 31, 2019.

As always, if you have a desire for a parent conference simply call our guidance office at 631-650-8550. We look forward to the year ahead and wish our Islip Middle School learning community all the best in the New Year.

Kind regards,
Timothy P. Martin


Recognizing Champions’ Outstanding Accomplishments

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The district’s Fall Night of Champions, held at the middle school auditorium on January 14, recognized more than 100 students who have demonstrated tremendous recent success in various areas including academics, athletics and music. In attendance at the celebration were district and school administrators, teachers, coaches and families.

Jeff Dailey, the district’s interim director for fine and performing arts, honored students selected to the Long Island String Festival; SCMEA All-County Divisions I, II and III; SCMEA Day of Percussion; and NYSCAME All-County.

Islip High School Principal Jon LaRochester, Assistant Principal Curtis Juengerkes and Assistant Principal Lisa Ward were on hand to recognize students awarded AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction and AP Scholar with Honors; AP Seminar and Research Certificate; AP Capstone Diploma; and National Merit Commended Student honors.

Athletic Director John Sparacio recognized high school student and Athletic Department Sportsmanship PSA honoree Chaiti Paul as well as Suffolk Zone leadership award winners, Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association League V Rookie of the Year Jacqueline Bryant, the Islip-Bay Shore undefeated league and county champion gymnastics team, and numerous All-State, All-County and All-League winners in sports from football and soccer to swimming and tennis. Sparacio himself was honored himself by Superintendent Ellen Semel for being named a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

“To all the students recognized at this ceremony, I’d like to congratulate every one of you for your outstanding accomplishments,” said Board of Education President Philip Dineen. “You should all be very proud of yourselves.”

A "Tree"-mendous Effort by Middle School Clubs


Middle school students have been doing a “tree”-mendous job. The school’s Keep Islip Clean Club and Science and Nature Club joined forces with the Seatuck Environmental Association to transform the courtyard into a safe haven for native pollinators, including monarch butterflies, by designing a native plant garden.

“We are delighted by the enthusiasm displayed by all involved and are grateful for the support from the district as we began the first stage of this project,” said teacher AnnMarie Mills, who organized the effort with fellow teachers Vivian Kaywood and Kathy Ryder.

Islip to Send 47 Student-Musicians to Perform at SCMEA All-County

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A total of 47 students from Islip were chosen for the Suffolk County Music Educators Association’s 2020 All-County festivals, which feature the top student musicians in the county in grades 5 through 10 (the grade 11 and 12 festival was held earlier in the school year).  Rehearsals and concert performances for these students will take place in March.

Fifth and sixth graders selected for the SCMEA Division I All-County Chorus were Vaughan Gerrard, Sofia Mara and Bridget Slattery of Commack Road; Connor Clifford and Olivia Pacifico of Sherwood; and Addison DeFalco, Lucas Jordan and Juliana Sclafani of the middle school.   

Fifth and sixth graders selected for the SCMEA Division I All-County Band were Nicholas Gulick of Commack Road; Ali Guzman, Matthew Levy and Carissa Zaneski of Sherwood; and Connor Ancipink, Jasmin Fields-Robinson and Jaydn Zink of the middle school.                   

Fifth and sixth graders selected for the SCMEA Division I All-County Orchestra were Fallan Rao of Commack Road; Isabella Conzo of Sherwood; and Ryan Nieves and Avery Roche of the middle school.                   

Middle school seventh and eighth graders selected for SCMEA Division II All-County were Jessica Cruz, Sabrina Frazer, Olivia Johnson, Louise Kane, Jake Mulholland and Jacob Schifter (band); Emma Cirulnick, Skylar Greene, Rebecca Leo, Michelle Quinteros, Annalee Thorn, Daniel Turk and Jolie Williams (chorus); and Alexander Baaden, Lia Guzman, Lauren Limmer, Daniel Rubinson and Delaney Tauer (orchestra).                  

High school freshmen and sophomores selected for SCMEA Division III All-County were Hannah Evans (band); Richie Castronova, Leah Cyran, Brendan Farrell, Maggie Frazer, Isabella Green, Madelynn Lang, Alan Lawrence and Ryan Van Nostrand (chorus); and Kaitlyn Trocchio (orchestra).

EXCEL Students Thrill to Virtual Reptile Roundup

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Middle school students in the district’s EXCEL program recently thrilled to a virtual reptile roundup courtesy of Erik Callender, the founder of Erik’s Reptile Edventures. Callender founded the educational service in 2006, initially by bringing live animals into classrooms, but switched to online presentations in 2017. As part of EXCEL’s ongoing “Inventing Self” series, Callender gave the excited students an in-depth look at his collection of rare and unusual reptiles, including alligators and pythons, and discussed their care, feeding and behaviors.

Holiday Crafts Bring Joy Thanks to Middle School Student Government

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Bringing joy and putting community service into action, members of the middle school’s student government recently took the time to make holiday crafts for local rehabilitation and nursing facilities and assisted living homes.