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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
Bryan Miltenberg
Assistant Principal
 Islip Middle School Staff



Principal's Message

March 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Believe it or not, March Madness is upon us! This means Spring is around the corner. In the event the weather warms up again, students will be able to go outside for recess. They will need to have long sleeve shirts through this month to go outside. This will be a day-to-day decision.

As the days grow longer, it is not uncommon for students to start getting around and about after school. Outside activity is always encouraged. Students riding bikes should always wear helmets. Bicycle racks are located in the front of the building between the main entrance area and the academic wing. While we make every effort to monitor this area while school is in session, it is wise for students to lock up their bicycles when leaving them unattended.

At this time of year, it’s not uncommon to see groups of students leaving school to visit local merchants. Children should always cross at the crosswalks. As a reminder, students who leave school grounds are not permitted to take late buses. Please have the children make other arrangements.

As usual please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Email me at or call 631-650-8505.

Until next month, be safe and stay positive as we approach warmer weather. 

Timothy P. Martin, 



Two Islip Principals Present at SAANYS Conference

Two Islip Principals Present at SAANYS Conference

Two Islip educators – Commack Road Principal James Cameron and Islip Middle School Principal Tim Martin – were recently selected to present a workshop, “All In? The Impact of Mandates and Optouts on our Teaching and Learning Communities,” at the State Administrator Association of New York State’s annual conference, held at the Otesaga Conference Center in Cooperstown, New York.

“It was a great opportunity to share and collaborate with colleagues from across New York State,” said Martin

The SAANYS workshop attendees journeyed through the middle school’s mission to develop, maintain and improve the school’s climate and culture through the faculty and staff.  Cameron and Martin shared their experiences, research and implementation of an authentic and uniquely developed climate and culture survey that has been the driving force behind Islip’s professional growth as a community. 

“It is our hope that we empowered school leaders to develop surveys to assess and respond to the unique needs of their districts and buildings,” said Cameron.

EXCEL Students Enjoy Hands-On Interaction with Robotics

EXCEL Students Enjoy Hands-On Interaction with Robotics

Middle school students in the district’s EXCEL program for the academically gifted had an opportunity for an exceptional interaction with robotics during a recent visit from Steven Hanania, part of EXCEL’s ongoing “Inventing Self” guest series. Hanania’s many unusual inventions – from remote-controlled carts and bio-electric circuits to robots that drew and measured students’ heights – sparked creativity in the young scientists while correlating with their studies in the STEAM fields of science, technology, art and math.

Hanania’s fascination with electronics began in childhood, continuing through science, art, and shop classes in high school. He studied electronics engineering at the New York Institute of Technology, and was hired after graduation as an electrical engineer designing air traffic control systems instruments and electronics. He later joined his father in a car parts venture, and started his own business fixing electronics and installing customized music systems in cars. In his spare time, he made puppets and robots from car parts, and eventually began presenting science and robotics shows for schools.

“Mr. Hanania demonstrated superb ability to engage students in the world of STEAM, with a unique hands-on approach that allowed my students time to explore and interact with this stimulating experience,” said EXCEL coordinator Julia Johnson.

Middle Schoolers Get ‘Busy’ with Book Donations

Middle Schoolers Get ‘Busy’ with Book Donations

In an effort to spread goodwill, the student government at the middle school recently created “Busy Books” for young patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park.

Eager to show their support, the students donated unused coloring books and crayons to the cause and managed to compile hundreds of the Busy Books, which were delivered to the hospital by student government co-advisers Kaitlin Rooney and Christine Sheridan, Principal Tim Martin and Assistant Principal Bryan Miltenberg. Additional books were donated to Amara’s Butterflies Foundation, an organization that partners with Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

“We hope these books brightened a child’s stay in the hospital by keeping him or her engaged with something fun to do,” said Rooney.

“I was so pleased with our students’ level of enthusiasm and investment in this cause,” said Sheridan. “They truly wanted to make a difference and support the children.”

Educational Egyptian Interlude Via Skype for Middle Schoolers

Educational Egyptian Interlude Via Skype for Middle Schoolers

Sixth-graders at the middle school recently “traveled” to Egypt via Skype as part of their study of ancient civilizations, communicating with an Egyptian educator about topics like the Nile River, Egyptian monuments, and habitat and wildlife in Egypt and asking her questions about life in Egypt, past and present. The activity was coordinated by technology specialist Tim Brush.

“Advances in technology now afford us opportunities for exciting authentic learning experiences that truly bring history to life, such as this,” said Assistant Principal Bryan Miltenberg.


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