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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 


PARENTS: When reporting a positive COVID case for a student, you must call the hotline and also submit this form: STUDENT COVID REPORTING FORM


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Timothy P. Martin
Jason Cohen
Assistant Principal


 Islip Middle School Staff


Principal's Message

May 2022

Greetings Islip Middle School Families,

I hope this note finds you healthy, well, and recharged after the children’s spring recess. While some of our community ventured off the island, many have stayed and reconnected with all the island has to offer. In either case, it really is wonderful to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.

It is delightful to see so many parents and students in attendance at our school contests and performances. This is a sign of a healthy middle school environment.

Joining our newsletter distribution for the first time are our incoming 6th Grade Parents! On Wednesday, May 11th, at 7:00 pm, all 5th grade students and parents are invited to attend our 5th to 6th grade orientation in person in our middle school auditorium.

Our middle school musicians are excited about the upcoming concerts. The 7th and 8th graders will perform May 23rd and the 6th graders will perform on May 25th, so save the dates.

I want to continue to emphasize, should you have any questions or challenges, please contact me, Mr. Cohen, your child’s teacher, guidance counselor, social worker, or psychologist. All of our contact information is available on the Middle School Google Site. It can be accessed via the middle school website.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.

Wishing you good health and happiness,

Warm Regards,
Timothy P. Martin

Islip Again Named a Best Community for Music Education

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The Islip School District’s top-notch music program has earned another prestigious Best Community for Music Education designation by the NAMM Foundation. Islip is one of only 738 districts nationwide that received this award.

Now in its 23rd year, the Best Community for Music Education program honors outstanding support for music education. The 2022 program aims to celebrate schools and districts adapting, innovating and persevering in the face of change.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the NAMM Foundation once again, and it would not be possible without our talented staff, dedicated students, and incredibly supportive parents, building and central administration, Board of Education, and community,” said Brian Kroll, Islip’s director of fine and performing arts.

Islip Honors Its Academic, Athletic, Musical and Leadership Champions

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The Islip School District recognized student achievement at its Night of Champions celebration during the Board of Education meeting on May 3. District and school administrators, teachers, coaches, and family members applauded as elementary and secondary students who demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, music and leadership received certificates honoring their accomplishments.

Elementary recognitions, presented by Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School Principal Briana James, went to Liam Enriquz Ochoa (New York State PTA Reflections Award of Merit) and Ibrahim Shrivardhankar (NYSATA February Student of the Month for Nassau and Suffolk Counties).

Next, Superintendent Dr. Dennis P. O’Hara recognized Carinn Argenziano as winner of the New York State Attorney General’s Triple C Award and Pink by the Bay window painting contest winner Kaitlyn Trocchio.

Music honors, also presided over by Dr. O’Hara, were presented for All-County Vocal Jazz (Ella Beiser, Lucas Bohr, Richie Castronova, Leah Cyran, Maggie Frazer, Madeline Lang, Daniel Rubinson and Jordyn Zurbaran) as well as All-State alternates (Hannah Evans, Maggie Frazer and Isabella Green.

Islip High School Assistant Principal Lisa Ward recognized the school’s three American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State Citizens (Sarah Alvarez, Joyce Johnson and Samantha O’Connell) and alternate (Genna Schifter).

School Counselor Nicole Hall and Student Services Advisor Meghan Stern honored members of the high school’s Buccaneer University program, including Presidents Hunter Rindos and Samantha O’Connell, Vice President Noah Whitehouse, Secretaries Richard Rindos and Kacey Schassberger, Treasurers/Fundraising Chairs Maya Levy and Kayley Guzman Morales, and social coordinators Fiona Dvorkin and Kaeli McAnally.

Ms. Ward returned to present the Advance Placement awards, recognizing the high school students earning AP Seminar and Research Certificates (Richie Castronova, Kayla Hassell, Ava Kurka and Serena Trabacchi), AP Scholar designations (Jesse Caro, Juliana Marconi, James Wimmers, Cassandra Zaneski, Brianna Zavala and Abigail Zimmerman), AP Scholar and AP Seminar and Research Certificates (Sean Files, Angela Padilla Crespo and Hasnayn Raza), AP Scholar and AP Capstone Diploma (Keera Kittles), AP Scholar with Honor designations (Hannah Evans, Madeline Mulholland, Yousuf Shrivardhankar), AP Scholar with Honor and AP Seminar and Research Certificates (Sarah Alvarez, Selina Chan and Connor Edwards), AP Scholar with Honor and AP Capstone Diplomas (Bipro Dhar and Desiree Pagan), AP Scholar with Distinction and AP Seminar and Research Certificates (Carolyn Do, Joyce Johnson, Carlo Lanza, Justin Rhodes, Richard Rindos, Steven Schadt), and AP Scholar with Distinction and AP Capstone Diplomas (Liam Biscari, Anthony Lopez and Timothy Mak).

In the final academic recognition, Dr. O’Hara honored Anthony Lopez and Desiree Pagan for earning the NSDC Award for Academic Growth and Student Leadership in Learning.

Sports recognitions, presented by Athletic Director John Sparacio and his coaches, went to students for golf (Gabriella Flora), bowling (Salvatore Bono, Robert Boyce, Gavin Connell, Gavin Eubanks, Arthur Hampson, Tristan Hassler, Jack Kornahrens, Nathaniel Moran, Dylan Nieves, Brendan Ortenzi, Aidan Petelin, Jacob Petelin, Jacob Schifter, John Swindells, Jake Urban, Tyler Vetrano, Donovan Zecchini), wrestling (Juan Pantaleon, Zachary Miller, Matthew Hole Lopez, Thomas Andria and Mora Peterson), girls volleyball (Maggie Hayes and Jacqueline Bryant, cross-country (Matthew Karabatzoglou and Liam Biscari), boys winter track (Marc Rosado and Kenny Pastrana), gymnastics (Brianna Lanza, Fiona DeFalco and Isabella Field), boys soccer (Sam Chieco), girls soccer (Brielle Zink and Madison Micheletti), tennis (Ava Andria, Annika Cripe, Ava Delisle, Maya Levy and Sarah Scheidel), girls basketball (Cassandra Zaneski and Kaeli McAnally), boys basketball (Lars Heimlich), football (Vincent Rosselli and Jameson Seeger), girls winter track (Elizabeth Bryant, Joyce Johnson and Desiree Pagan), and the recipients of the Suffolk Zone Leadership Awards (Jacqueline Bryant and Hunter Rindos).

“Night of Champions is a great way to recognize all of our athletes, for everything they’ve that done that makes the Islip School District what it is – a great place,” Board of Education President Philip Dineen said.

“To echo what Mr. Dineen said, we are celebrating the achievements of our students,” Dr. O’Hara said. “We are celebrating them academically, athletically, their performances and their talents in the arts, and we are recognizing their character, their integrity and their grit. Although I’m still relatively new to your community, every day that I see your children in the schools, it is a reminder of how blessed I am to be here, and tonight is no exception.

“Your children and our students, they are scholars, they are athletes, they are leaders, and most importantly, they are ladies and gentlemen,” Dr. O’Hara continued. “Thank you to all the parents for your support and for all the effort you put into raising wonderful young people.”

Date Added: 5/25/2022

Islip Students Raise $967 With Walk-A-Thon for Veterans

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Islip students recently raised $967 by participating in the American Legion Virtual Walk-A-Thon for veterans. The donations will help fund veterans’ organizations, including homeless service dog outreach.

After classes on May 3, flag-waving students and administrators walked to the U.S. Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Main Street, where they presented a check to American Legion representatives. American Legion Auxiliary Rusy-Bohm Unit 411 President Paulette DeCrescenzo, Suffolk County Auxiliary Vice President Joanne Johnson and Suffolk County American Legion Commander Roby Johnson all addressed the patriotic gathering, as did Superintendent Dr. Dennis O’Hara, whose son is deployed overseas.

Date Added: 5/12/2022

Middle School Students and Staff Pair Up for Badminton Tournament

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Islip Middle School's Shared Decision-Making Committee recently hosted the school’s first-ever students vs. staff badminton tournament as a special PTA fundraiser. Participants paired up to form 60 two-person teams for the single elimination  competition, which lasted for more than two hours until a tournament champion was named. Students and staff enjoyed playing as well as watching their peers and teachers compete. 

In the final match, Kevin Horner and John Zembrzycki prevailed over Eugenio Cardona and James Walsh in a nail-biting overtime contest. Alyssa Muschenick and Eve Schnatz earned third place with a victory over Erik Kristiansen and Evan Krut.

“All the teams played extremely well, and onlookers were in awe as they competed,” teacher Meghan Shelton said. “Our students and staff are excited to come together for fun future events.”

Date Added: 5/6/2022

Middle Schoolers Are “Wild About Reading” to Wing First Graders

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As part of Wing Elementary School’s Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) week, members of Islip Middle School’s student government visited Wing on March 25 to read with two first-grade classes. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Wild About Reading,” the middle schoolers enthusiastically chose picture books and created talking cubes for the younger students.

“Both the first graders and middle school students could not have enjoyed their time together more,” teacher Curt Reichert said.

Date Added: 4/29/2022