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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

Timothy P. Martin
James Cameron
Assistant Principal
 Islip Middle School Staff



Principal's Message

April 2017

It's time to enjoy the great outdoors. Spring officially arrived a few weeks ago on March 20th. The Spring Vernal Equinox brings days and nights in equal proportions. It is simply the day when there is exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of nighttime. We have been enjoying outside recess every chance we get.

Main Street has many boutiques, shops and eateries for our Islip community to enjoy. We encourage our children to continue to be model ambassadors not only for the Middle School, but the Islip community at large. Middle School parents have much to be proud of; first and foremost are the children. Overwhelmingly, our children continue to do the right thing. Just read any IMS newsletter or local newspaper to see what positive role models they can be.

As the weather gets nicer, it is common for students to enjoy the great outdoors after leaving school. It is important that parents speak with children about visiting our local merchants after school and how to safely navigate Montauk Highway. Once students leave school grounds upon dismissal, they are not allowed to return and may not take late buses home.
Mr. Cameron has included information about NYS testing later in this newsletter. I trust this will answer most questions.

I look forward to our next correspondence.

Timothy P. Martin

Middle Schoolers Attend Verga's Civil Rights Lecture


Five middle school students, accompanied by teacher Darien Logan, attended a March 30 talk hosted by the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet and featuring Christopher Verga, a writer and American history lecturer at Suffolk County Community College. The free event was held at the Islip Public Library.

Verga utilized images from local historical societies, private collections and the African American Museum of Nassau County to create the book “Civil Rights on Long Island,” published last October by Arcadia. His other works include a monthly column in Greater Bay Shore and the forthcoming book “Bay Shore.” His interactive lecture detailed historic race relations and struggles for equality across Long Island.

Neuroscience at Lunchtime


Students in Islip’s EXCEL program for the academically gifted are exploring the world of neuroscience during their lunch periods.

“The human-human interface allows one person’s brain to control another person’s body,” said EXCEL program coordinator Julia Johnson.

Eighth-Grade Gymnast Spadaro Sets a High Bar

Middle school eighth-grader Kerin Spadaro, a standout on the combined Bay Shore/Islip gymnastics team, scored a 9.25 in the uneven bars at the gymnastics state championships held on March 4 at Cold Spring Harbor, earning third place in the competition.

Middle Schoolers Bring Irish Blessings to the Atria


The middle school’s student government paid a memorable, festive visit to residents of the Atria Bay Shore assisted living community on St. Patrick’s Day. With the luck of the Irish upon them, students, faculty and the Atria’s seniors participated in Irish-themed games and a sing-along, guided by advisers Kaitlin Rooney and Christine Sheridan.

Seventh-graders Emily Aguilar, Stephanie Castro, Selina Chan, Keera Kittles and Emma Neri, and sixth-graders Olivia Piazzolla and Nicholas Wilbur performed various Irish tunes under the direction of orchestra teacher Laura Shaiman. Following the performance, student government members partnered with seniors and recited Irish blessings. 

“It was so nice to observe the interaction between the students and seniors,” said Rooney. “The students really brought a smile to everyone’s face at the facility.”

“Seeing the students read their Irish blessings was a very moving moment,” said Sheridan. “I could see such joy among the seniors as they received their poems.”

IDEA Provides Game Night for 150 Students


Islip’s IDEA Task Force Coalition hosted a game night at the high school on March 10 for students in grades 5-8 from the middle school, Commack Road and Sherwood. More than 150 students attended the event, enjoying the DJ, entering raffles, and participating in a European handball double elimination tournament as well as video games, table tennis, KanJam, Spikeball and Nok Hockey. IDEA also set up local health and wellness tables to highlight community resources.

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