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211 Main Street
Islip NY 11751

School Hours: 8:20 a.m. – 2:24 p.m.

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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
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Timothy P. Martin
Bryan Miltenberg
Assistant Principal

Islip Middle School June 2019 Finals and Regents Week Schedule 


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 Islip Middle School Staff


Principal's Message

May 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As I am writing this note, the weather is 65 and sunny, finally. We look forward to enjoying the great outdoors during recess and to taking full advantage of springtime activities. Students should dress accordingly.

Our sixth and seventh grade students will be voting on our student government officers for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Eighth graders will vote on a King and Queen of the Conga Line for the Grade 8 Moving Up Dance. Voting for students takes place on Tuesday, May 21, in the high school gymnasium between 2:30 and 9:00 PM. This is the same day parents will vote on the school budget. So, exercise your right to vote and make it a family affair.

We are entering the final exam season and changes in schedules will occur. Parents should review planners to note any subject-specific information. In reference to finals week, we are waiting on details from our transportation office in reference to buses. Once we have this information we will share it with you. Lastly, be on the lookout for your child's course requests coming home shortly. 

Kind regards,
Timothy P. Martin


Middle School Inducts 71 Into NJHS

Middle School Inducts 71 Into NJHS

The middle school welcomed 71 new students into the National Junior Honor Society in a memorable May 20 induction ceremony.

The new members are seventh graders Abigail Baaden, Alexander Baaden, Parker Barry, Eagan Biscari, Lucas Bohr, Katherine Cando, Edward Caroselli, Erica Carter, Christine Chen, Emma Cirulnick, Katherine Cottral, Nichole Crimi, Fiona DeFalco, Erica DeLapi, Aristea DeLucca, Bella DePersis, Dominique DiJulio, Selley Diop, Aidan Files, Sabrina Frazer, Isabella Governale, Lia Guzman, Ryder Hansen, Brooke Hayes, Maxwell Haynes, Carly Herrington, Jean Johnson, Louise Kane, Ryan Kelly, Lawrence Lena, Rebecca Leo, Emily Lewis, Lauren Limmer, Leela Lopez, Caitlyn McDonald, Kylie McDonald, Lauren McSweeney, Connor Mullins, Carlo Napolitano, Jaci Narducci, Tatianna Olds, Andrew Owen, Anthony Pepe, Lia Pesiri, Mora Peterson, Breanna Questel, Matthew Ramirez, Daniel Rubinson, Jack Ryan, Michael Sanko, Jacob Schifter, Tyler Simonetti, Daniel Turk, Brenna Weber, Sadie Wimmers and Daniel Yanyak; and eighth graders Logan Basile, Julian Byrnes, Ayanna Carter, Olivia Eifert, Ciara Hand, Lars Heimlich, Brianna Henning, Nicole Labate, Maya Levy, Jake Lindskog, John Mullins, Juliana Paolicelli, James Riordan, Sarah Scheidel and Emilio Shabib.

“At Islip Middle School, we celebrate student achievements for a variety of accomplishments,” said Principal Timothy Martin. “These students were recognized for outstanding academic and citizenship success and are true role models for our community.”

“We are so proud of our students who earned this designation,” said Assistant Principal Bryan Miltenberg. “This is a testament not only to the students’ hard work and dedication, but to the tremendous support of their families and the ongoing commitment of our staff.”

Eighth Graders Explore Ellis Island

Eighth Graders Explore Ellis Island
The entire eighth grade class at the middle school visited both Liberty Island and Ellis Island on May 2 as part of a larger lesson on the history of immigration in the United States. The students were able to tour the grounds surrounding the Statue of Liberty as well as explore the museum on Ellis Island.

Middle School Trombonist Cruz Receives $1,000 Music Scholarship

Middle School Trombonist Cruz Receives $1,000 Music Scholarship

Middle school seventh grader Jessica Cruz was recently announced as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Life is Music, Music is Life. The funds are set aside to support Cruz’s growth as a musician through private music instruction.

Cruz plays trombone in the middle school’s seventh and eighth grade band and jazz band, as well as Islip High School’s marching band. In addition to her work as section leader, she serves as mentor to the sixth grade trombonists and is a member of the school’s Board Game Club and the Science and Nature Club.

“Jessica is motivated, excited and a joy to work with,” said her band teacher, Allison Jeanes. “She rises to every musical challenge put in front of her and then looks for more.”

“When a seventh grader is achieving such tremendous recognition, you know it is only the beginning of a beautiful thing,” said Principal Timothy Martin.

Life is Music, Music is Life is an organization that believes that children with a passion for music should have the opportunity to receive quality music lessons to enable them to express themselves artistically and creatively.

“This is a wonderful group of people with a true passion for music,” said Vincent Green, Islip’s director of fine and performing arts. “They shared their mission with me and when Ms. Jeanes told me about Jess, I knew she was a perfect fit.”

Celebrating Islip’s Accomplished ‘Champions’

Celebrating Islip’s Accomplished ‘Champions’

The district held a magnificent Spring Night of Champions on May 7, celebrating the many recent accomplishments of students and staff in areas ranging from science and technology to athletics and business. Administrators, teachers, coaches and proud family members were on hand to congratulate the honorees at the event, which took place in the Islip Middle School auditorium.

Among those recognized were the middle school’s EXCEL Future City team, which won first place in the Long Island regional competition and qualified for the national event; the EXCEL Science Olympiad team, which earned fifth place in the regional competition and qualified for nationals; the high school Science Olympiad team, which took sixth place in the Eastern Long Island regional competition and qualified for nationals; the high school’s Robotics Club, which earned first place for the Inspire Award, first place and the first runner-up spot for the Think Award, first runner-up for the Innovate Award, and second runner-up for the Connect Award, Design Award and Innovate Award in the FIRST Tech Challenge; the high school’s video production students, who were Long Island regional winners in “The Greatest Save” teen PSA program; the high school’s Virtual Enterprise teams, which won gold medals and silver medals at the Long Island Business Plan Competition and Regional Trade Show; the Suffolk County small school champion varsity boys bowling team; varsity wrestlers who earned 100 career victories and All-County designation; varsity track and field athletes who earned All-County and All-Long Island designation; All-State gymnast Kerin Spadaro; high school senior Owen Eubanks, who earned second prize in the America’s Best High School Pastry Chef Competition; high schooler Bianka Morales, the winner of the Suffolk County High School Principals Association’s Principal’s Leadership Award; and high school library media specialist Gina Seymour, a national finalist for the American Association of School Librarians’ Social Media Superstar award.

“Our honorees all achieved their best selves and greatness this year,” said Superintendent Ellen Semel.

Middle Schooler Katherine Cottral Wins Sustainability Challenge

Middle Schooler Katherine Cottral Wins Sustainability Challenge

Middle school student Katherine Cottral recently won first place in the middle school division of the Long Island Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals’ Sustainability Challenge. She was presented with a $150 award for her waste-reduction project, which advocated using household ingredients and buying items in bulk.

“I really enjoyed making my project,” said Cottral. “I got to use a bunch of different skills and explore different things in FACS.”

“I’m so proud of Katherine,” said teacher Natalie DeSena. “She worked so hard and is well deserving of this award.”