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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
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Timothy P. Martin
Jason Cohen
Assistant Principal



 Islip Middle School Staff


Principal's Message

March 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As of this writing, we have been very fortunate with regard to the weather. For this reason, our school calendar has not changed. Weather permitting; students will be able to go outside for recess. They will need to have long sleeve shirts through March in order to go outside.

The 100 Minutes of Motion sponsored by the IDEA task force was a great success. Nearly 100 fifth and sixth graders joined us in an evening of fun. I would like to acknowledge all of our IDEA Task Force volunteers, the AHA high school students, and IMS NJHS members for making this event a success.

As the days grow longer, it is not uncommon for students to start getting out 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.

At this time of year, it is not unusual 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 the late buses. Please have the children make other arrangements.

As always, please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Email me at or call my office at 631-650-8505.

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

Kind regards,
Timothy P. Martin


Middle and High Schoolers Join for Immersion in World Languages

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The middle school hosted its annual World Language Immersion Day on March 13, welcoming students from the high school’s World Language Honor Society to offer seventh-grade Italian and Spanish students a number of activities and games to enrich their language proficiency skills. The participating high school students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the language by speaking only Italian or Spanish for the entire day, while the seventh graders have the opportunity to hear the language being modeled and also practice their vocabulary.   

Islip Students Share Talents at Barnes & Noble Celebration

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Performing arts students from the high school and middle school journeyed to Barnes & Noble in Bay Shore on March 2 as part of the school district’s celebration at the store. The chamber orchestras of both schools performed music under the direction of Zachary Butterfield. Cast members from the middle school’s musical, “Frozen, Jr.,” sang songs from their recent production of that play. Their performance, directed by Allison Jeanes, complemented a store display of books and other items devoted to “Frozen.” The middle schoolers also performed a dramatization of the children’s picture book “The Day the Crayons Quit.”  

“Our students were happy to share their musical and dramatic talents in this celebration of literacy,” said Dr. Jeff S. Dailey, the district’s interim director of fine and performing arts.

Middle School Science Olympiad Team Finishes Fifth Overall

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The middle school’s EXCEL Science Olympiad team participated in the regional competition on Feb. 29 in Dix Hills, competing against 37 teams from across Long Island. Islip won 12 medals and came in fifth place overall, qualifying as one of the six teams advancing to the state-level Science Olympiad competition, to be held April 17-18 in Syracuse. The team earned medals in the following 11 events:

Anatomy: sixth place (Ryder Hansen, Jaci Narducci)
Boomilever: ninth place (Carly Herrington, Ronan Montana)
Circuit Lab: fifth place (Lauren Limmer, Kathryn Quinn)
Crime Busters: ninth place (John Oggeri, Kathryn Quinn)
Dynamic Planet: sixth place (Parker Barry, John Oggeri)
Food Science: sixth place (Carly Herrington, Lauren Limmer)
Fossils: fifth place (Ryder Hansen, Jaci Narducci)
Game On: eighth place (Eagan Biscari, Ryder Hansen)
Meteorology: 10th place (Abby Alfano, John Oggeri)
Mission Possible: ninth place (Jake Mullholland, John Oggeri)
Mousetrap Vehicle: fifth place (Jean Johnson, Ronan Montana)
Ornithology: fifth place (Parker Barry, Jaci Narducci)

“Islip is always one of the smaller schools at this rigorous competition, with many schools competing with multiple teams and many coaches,” said EXCEL coordinator Julia Johnson. “We also competed with three out of our 15 team members coming in as last-minute replacements, since we had a lot of turnover this year. Competing under these challenging circumstances made the results even sweeter for our hardworking students.”

Islip’s Young Artists Displayed at Public Library

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In celebration of Youth Art Month, works of art by 17 students from each of the district’s buildings will be displayed at the Islip Public Library through the end of March. Selected were high school freshman Emily Wirth, sophomore Amanda Sayles, junior Janae Lindsay and seniors Lilah Lacetera and Gabrielle Nicolae; middle school eighth graders Sadia Afghani, Erica Carter, Annika Cripe, Gabriella Dirosse, Megan Ortenzi and Jasmine Ramos; Commack Road third grader Emirson Canales and fourth grader Alyssa Williams; Sherwood second grader Murphy Wallace and fourth grader Emily Gowen; and Wing first graders Frankie Kaatsiz and Anthony Wade.

“This show gives the public in Islip a small glimpse of the tremendous creativity fostered by the art department in Islip’s schools,” said Dr. Jeff Dailey, Islip’s interim director of fine and performing arts. “Nurtured by the unrivaled art faculty here, the art by the talented students in Islip is, for a month, accessible to all residents.”

The library is located at 71 Monell Avenue in Islip. Admission is free. For hours and other information, visit

Work by 75 Student-Artists Exhibited at Annual Show

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The district recognized 75 talented student-artists at its annual Districtwide Art Show, held on Feb. 12 at the high school’s auditorium lobby. Selected for exhibition were Brianna Altman, Leo Bacelli, Samantha Christiansen, Lilianna Colon, Megan Colwell, Nina Del Re, Madison Gremli, Tatum Hardekopf, Janae Lindsay, Madelyn Marinelli, Sara Mecozzi, Matt Miller, Gabrielle Nicolae, Anna Rahner, Micah Ruiz, Amanda Sayles, Trixie Sherry, Jade Valentin, Riley Wallace and Emily Wirth of the high school; Tiana Arroyo, Matthew Breslin, Gavin Connell, Addison DeFalco, Erica DeLapi, Tansley Desrosiers, Abby Dieumegard, Aidan Files, Sabrina Frazer, Alexis Hand, Carly Herrington, Keira Jantz, Shylah Kerry, Samantha Krut, Amanda Mardones-Miranda, Lauren McSweeney, Luna Mendoza, Jaci Narducci, Joette Olds, Andrew Owens, Jakeline Romero, Cole Rudner, Juliana Sclafani, Gianna Trojcak and Katalina Villalba of the middle school; Kayla Baker, Abigail Butler-Lentini, Emirson Canales, Daniela Capolongo, James Infante, Elise Lettieri, Julianna Pepitone, Griffin Roche, Laytin Veith and Alyssa Williams of Commack Road; Tillie Ancipink, Max Carminio, Emily Gowen, Brooke Lemanczyk, Aimee Rich, Keela Salerno, Charlee Semple, Amelia Touhey, Oscar Villatoro and Murphy Wallace of Sherwood; and Makenzy Covelli, Jason Farrell, Bruce Hart, Maisie Howe, Frankie Kaatsiz, Kendall Loud, Aliyah Pazmino, Katrina Petersen, Julia Sanchez and Anthony Wade of Wing.

After the artists’ proud families had a chance to view the displayed artworks, they moved to the auditorium for a performance by the high school’s chamber orchestra, directed by Zachary Butterfield, and an introductory address by Dr. Jeff S. Dailey, Islip’s interim director of fine and performing arts.

“Every artist gets to experience the miracle of creation,” Dailey said. “A straight line can become a giraffe or a dinosaur or the most beautiful flower ever created. A lump of clay, dug from the ground, can – in the right hands – become a vase, a sculpture or a cookie jar. The goal of art education is to prepare students for a lifetime of creativity. By learning to be creative and resourceful at a young age, the students here in Islip can go forth into the future with the ability to solve problems, to adhere to deadlines and to bring beauty into a world that desperately needs it. These students have generated – out of nothing but their own imaginations – aesthetically pleasing art which helps the viewer leave the cares of life behind and invites us to enter into a world of fantasy and beauty. We thank them for this invitation and congratulate them on their achievements.”