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imsWelcome 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


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 Islip Middle School Staff


Principal's Message

September 2019


I would like to welcome all of our students and parents to the beginning of a wonderful school year. I truly hope you had an enjoyable summer and had time to recharge as we embark on another year. I am confident as you enter the halls of Islip Middle School you will sense an environment of positivity and inclusivity that is unsurpassed. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children. No matter who you are and what experiences you have had, I am certain there is bound to be something new in store for you at IMS this year.

Our school community has much to offer and I encourage the children to stay involved or get involved in our school and community today. This involvement will help them pave the way for greater endeavors tomorrow.

Be sure to keep up-to-date with the Islip Middle School happenings by visiting the many social media outlets available to all.

Our first official outing will be Meet the Teacher Night, Tuesday September 17th. I hope you can join us for this informative evening.

As always, feel free to contact me at

Some helpful phone numbers include:

Main Office 631-650-8500 / Guidance Office 631-650-8550

Attendance 631-650-8510 / Health Office 631-650-8525

Until then, I wish everyone well in the days ahead.

Kind regards,
Timothy P. Martin


Board of Ed Recognizes Honored Educator and Tech Specialist

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Technology Integration Specialist Timothy Brush and middle school science teacher Ann Marie Mills were recognized at the Sept. 10 Board of Education meeting for recent honors that Brush and Mills had received.

Brush was named a Nassau Association of School Technologists Award Recipient by NASTECH last June. NASTARS are chosen for their innovation, their ability to seamlessly integrate technology and their exemplary technology leadership. In his position as technology integration specialist, Brush has worked with teachers throughout the district for the past few years to incorporate technology into their classrooms, providing richer experiences for students and teachers alike. With his help, Islip’s teachers have been able to collaborate with schools and experts across the country and around the globe. This included providing sixth graders at the middle school with the opportunity to livestream with archeologists in Egypt as an enhancement to their social studies curriculum as well as running a Tech Café for secondary teachers seeking help with technological questions.

Mills was the recipient of not one but two awards recognizing her excellence as an educator last spring, receiving the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators as well as the Suffolk County Science Teachers Association’s Middle School Teacher of the Year award. The former award, administered by the White House Council on Environmental Quality in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is given to outstanding teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. The STANYS award recognizes outstanding and innovative teachers who helps students and other teachers both inside and outside the classroom and organizes special student programs while successfully introducing new programs, teaching methods and materials.

A New Year and New Beginning for Islip’s Students

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The new school year began in Islip on Sept. 4, with students of all ages arriving at the district’s five schools to start the next phase in their educational careers.

“The building was buzzing with happiness and excitement from our students and staff on the first day of school,” middle school Principal Timothy Martin said. “If it is any indication of what is to come, this will be the best year ever.”

“The start of each school year is an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones,” said Commack Road Principal James Cameron. “This year’s kickoff was certainly a success for all students, families and staff.”

“It is always great to see the students on the first day with their eager, happy faces,” said Sherwood Principal Chad Walerstein. “A new year represents new beginnings, and I am excited to see the learning journey the students will take this year.”

EXCEL Students Learn How to Pitch Tents with BNL’s Bronson

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Scott Bronson, the manager for Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Office of Educational Programs, paid another visit to middle school students in the EXCEL program as part of the ongoing “Inventing Self” series of inspirational guest lectures. Bronson discussed wilderness survival with the students, including hands-on instruction in pitching a tent and staying warm in adverse conditions.

The Battelle Memorial Institute named Bronson as Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Inventor of the Year in 2006 for his work in developing educational laboratory science kits. Prior to joining BNL, Bronson served as education coordinator for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Dolan DNA Learning Center and appeared on “The Gene Hunters” episode of PBS show “Scientific American Frontiers” and California Newsreel’s “Race: The Power of an Illusion” documentary.

Jason Cohen Named New Middle School Assistant Principal

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Jason Cohen has been named the new assistant principal of the middle school, replacing Bryan Miltenberg.

Since 2006, Cohen had been a teacher at the middle school and Islip High School as well as an athletic trainer at the high school. He previously worked as a student teacher in the Bay Shore School District at Bay Shore Middle School and Fifth Avenue Elementary School, as an athletic trainer in the South Huntington School District, and as an assistant athletic trainer at Molloy College

A West Islip resident, he earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training at Hofstra University, his master’s degree in physical education at Adelphi University and an advanced graduate Certificate in educational leadership from Stony Brook University.

“As an educator in the Islip School District for the past 13 years, I am honored to have been chosen as the new assistant principal of the middle school,” Cohen said. “My goal is to deepen and expand the relationships I have formed with students, staff and parents throughout the years and create an inclusive environment while continuing to be an empowering team player that enjoys collaborating with all the stakeholders of the Islip community to benefit all.”

Eighth Graders Meet Holocaust Survivor on Remembrance Day

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Eighth grade students at Islip Middle School recently participated in a powerful experience of learning and reflection at the school’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In the morning, students met with Holocaust survivor Werner Reich, who shared his own harrowing experience and helped students understand the dangers of hate and division. In the afternoon, the eighth graders returned for a performance of “From the Fires: Voices of the Holocaust,” a drama that traces the life of Berlin teenager Rachel Gold and her experiences from 1937 to 1945. The play follows Gold from the inception of the Nuremberg Laws through deportation to Auschwitz and finally the death march to Mauthausen. Students wore formal attire to mark the seriousness of the events.

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