IMS Students Share Opinions on Common Core

Islip Middle School students Jenna Balzano and Nicholas Barry recently had the opportunity to participate in Sen. Phil Boyle’s Student Focus Group on the Common Core, held at Suffolk County Community College. Both students are members of the Superintendent’s Roundtable, where they, as well as other middle and high school students, meet with the superintendent to discuss problems and concerns within the district. During the focus group, the students participated in a dialogue where they shared their thoughts and feelings with the senator and other local students regarding the Common Core.