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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

November 2019

In October, we recognized Red Ribbon Week and participated in assemblies and advisory activities focusing on positive choices. Tim Shoemaker had a presentation for the entire Middle School. It was a powerful and eye-opening message about the hazards of vaping.

Student Government sponsored its 4th “Spooktacular” for all of Islip’s elementary children. What a festive time the children had while they were able to try out their costumes and have holiday fun in a safe and joyful environment. Halloween added to the fun as our middle school students demonstrated some rather interesting costume choices.

The first of four progress reports have been forwarded via the Parent Portal. I hope parents are finding the information regarding grades readily available via the planner, newsletters, ConnectEd, and websites.

November finds our CARE Club working on our annual food drive. The donations will go directly to Islip’s Food Pantry. It is an opportunity for us to truly make a difference in our community by helping our neighbors in need.

For all of our veterans who serve and have served, we extend our gratitude. November is about gratefulness in IMS, and our learning community does not run short on this character trait. As we all reflect on what we have to be thankful for, we wish our entire Middle School learning community an enjoyable Thanksgiving.

As always, feel free to contact me at

Kind regards,
Timothy P. Martin


Elementary Students have a Spooktacularly Fun Time at MS

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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

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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.

Five Students Honored at Hispanic Heritage Ceremony

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Islip School District held its third annual Hispanic Heritage recognition event on Oct. 15, celebrating the culture, language and contributions that Hispanic, Hispanic heritage and Hispanic American students have made to the district.

At the ceremony, held at the Board of Education meeting in the middle school library in front of proud families, students – one from each of the district’s schools – were recognized: Melissa Castellanos Orellana of Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School, Osman Marroquin-Mejia of Islip High School, Nicole Matute of Islip Middle School, Jeremy Pacheco of Wing Elementary School and Joshua Trejo Jandres of Commack Road Elementary School.

“These students’ civic and community engagement contributions continue to make Islip a better place,” said Priscilla Zarate, Islip’s coordinator of ENL and world languages.

Islip to Send Seven Singers to SCMEA Day of Jazz

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High school students Richie Castronova (tenor), Tyler Cirulnick (alto), Nick D’Auria (bass), Marisa Esposito (alto), and Joseph Leo (bass) were selected for this year’s Suffolk County Music Educators Association All-County High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Islip Middle School students Maggie Frazer (alto) and Madelynn Lang (alto) were selected for this year’s SCMEA All-County Middle School Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The seven singers will perform at the SCMEA Day of Jazz, held on Nov. 2 at East Islip High School.

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