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HS imageWelcome to Islip High School

2508 Union Blvd.
Islip, NY 11751

School Hours: 7:20 a.m. – 1:58 p.m.

Telephone Directory
All Offices: (631) 650-8300
Main Office: (631) 650-8301
Fax: (631) 650-8308
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8305
Assistant Principal's Office, Grades 9 & 10:  (631) 650-8315
Assistant Principal's Office, Grades 11 & 12: (631) 650-8320
Guidance Office: (631) 650-8350
Health Office: (631) 650-8325
Attendance Office: (631) 650-8310
Athletic Director: (631) 650-8370
Drug and Alcohol Counselor: (631) 650-8328
Security (Daytime: (631) 650-8420
Security (Nighttime): (631) 665-7111

 

Mr. Michael Mosca, Principal
Islip High School


 

Home of the Buccaneers

 

A Message from the Principal:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. This is a year of new beginnings and exciting new programs and course offerings.

At Islip High School we have a steadfast belief that it is our responsibility to educate the whole child in preparation for not only college and career, but for life in general. Students in the 21st century need to be prepared to make contributions in their local communities and in the global community as well. To accomplish this, our students need to be prepared with skill sets that include creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, technological proficiency, and global awareness. 

To further address these important skills, we have implemented a number of new courses and programs. In the last few years, we have launched a Career Academy Program at Islip High School. The Islip Academy Program is comprised of the S.T.E.M., Business, and Media and Public Affairs Academies. These programs will allow students with an interest in any of these three fields to take coursework and have experiences that will better prepare them for their post-secondary studies. We have also increased our partnerships with local colleges and universities to provide our students with more opportunities to earn college credit while still enrolled in Islip High School. We have increased our duel-credit course offerings from three in 2014-2015 to 19 in 2018-2019. Islip students can now take courses accredited by Suffolk County Community College, SUNY Farmingdale, St. John’s University, Long Island University – CW Post, and Hofstra University. Last June, we were proud to graduate our very first cohort of AP Capstone students. AP Capstone is an innovative diploma program that provides students with an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly practice of the core academic skills necessary for successful college completion.

AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two courses - AP Seminar and AP Research - and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study provided through AP courses. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions.

Our goal at Islip High School is to give our students as many opportunities as possible to explore and learn about a variety of careers. We have also added exciting new courses/programs such as Cosmetology (Career and Technical), Video/Radio Production (Music) and Virtual Enterprise International (Business). Each of these courses will take place in classrooms that have been redesigned and equipped to give the students a “real world” work experience. In an effort to increase communication with parents/guardians and students on the happenings at Islip High School (IslipHS), I encourage you to sign up to use Twitter. Twitter is a website that allows for quick and consistent, two-way communication. I have created an account to disseminate useful information about IslipHS and valuable parent resources instantaneously. Signing up is easy. Go to the Twitter site, create a user profile, and once you are registered, search for our school username (@IslipHS). Then click on the profile and select “follow.” We are on Facebook and Instagram as well. To join our Facebook page, simply visit and become a fan of our page. You can also follow IslipHS on Instagram to view pictures of our exciting school events. You can also find IslipHS on Snapchat! 

Despite all of the new digital communication put in place for your convenience, there is no substitute for live communication with members of our Islip High School staff. Please work directly with our Assistant Principals on all issues regarding your children. Ms. Ward, Assistant Principal for grades 9 and 10, can be reached at 650-8315, and Mr. Juengerkes, Assistant Principal for grades 11 and 12, can be reached at 650-8320. 

The first day of school for students is Wednesday, September 5th. First period begins at 7:20 a.m. Students are to report directly to their first period class as indicated on their schedule. Any questions regarding schedules should be directed to the guidance department. Please remember, most important to student success is parent involvement. Please continue to ask questions and keep the lines of communication open. Feel comfortable emailing me at mmosca@islipufsd.org or calling me at 650-8305, with any concerns or questions you may have. As a parent myself, I understand the importance of feeling confident that your child is in a positive and nurturing learning environment. 

I look forward to working with you this year. My door is always open. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Sincerely,

Michael Mosca, Principal
Islip High School




Seventeen from Islip Recognized as AP Scholars

 Seventeen from Islip Recognized as AP Scholars

Seventeen diligent high school students were recently recognized as AP Scholars, by the College Board, honoring their outstanding college-level academic achievement on Advanced Placement courses and exams.

Victoria Arthus, Nicholas Nilsen, Meg Rumplick and Matthew Southard were named 2018 AP Scholars with Distinction, awarded to students who earn an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. 

Ralph Barbato and Shweta Karmakar were named 2018 AP Scholars with Honor, awarded to students who earn an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. 

Ryan Becvar, Lauren Cottral, Gillian Csoban, Ahkayla Davies, Hailey Franco, Jenna Gologorsky, Delaney Hardekopf, Meaghan Lawrence, Logan Powers, James Rindos and Masin Ryerson were named 2018 AP Scholars, awarded to students who earn an average score of at least 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. 

Coleman and Giuliani Named Suffolk Zone Winners

Coleman and Giuliani Named Suffolk Zone Winners
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Coleman and Giuliani Named Suffolk Zone Winners 3

High school seniors Riley Coleman and Chris Giuliani earned 2018-2019 Suffolk Zone Awards, bestowed at the Suffolk Zone Awards dinner at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook, held on Nov. 28.

The awards are presented each year by the Suffolk Zone Chapter of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance to the top male and female physical education students in each Suffolk County high school’s graduating class. Winners must earn an A average or above 90 in physical education and health classes as well as an overall grade point average of 3.0, must be a physical education role model, and must demonstrate outstanding character and leadership both in class activities and schoolwide.

Six High School Students Earn AP Capstone Awards

Six High School Students Earn AP Capstone Awards
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Showcasing the success of the high school’s AP Capstone program and the hard work of the students enrolled in it, Matthew Southard recently was awarded an AP Capstone Diploma, and fellow students Ashley Danz, Kimberly Ferrufino, Delaney Hardekopf, Logan Powers and Meg Rumplick earned AP Seminar and Research Certificates.

AP Capstone, a College Board diploma program, is based on two yearlong AP courses, AP Seminar and AP Research. Students earning scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate, while students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research as well as four additional AP exams receive the AP Capstone Diploma.


Arthus and Southard Named National Merit Commended Students

Arthus and Southard Named National Merit Commended Students
Seniors Victoria Arthus and Matthew Southard were recently named Commended Students by the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, in recognition of their outstanding results in the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Arthus and Southard both finished among the top 50,000 scorers out of more than 1.6 million students nationwide participating in the annual competition.

Six Seniors Sign on for College Athletics

Six Seniors Sign on for College Athletics

Six seniors – Dominique Bono, Riley Coleman, Devin DeGennaro, John Delaney, Reagan Mullins and Casandra Schmoger – signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college next fall. The students were joined by their proud families and Islip administration for a celebration in the school’s library on Nov. 14.

Bono will play soccer for the New York Institute of Technology, Coleman will play lacrosse for the University of Tampa, DeGennaro will play lacrosse for Wagner College, Delaney will play baseball for Adelphi University, Mullins will play lacrosse for Manhattan College and Schmoger will play lacrosse for SUNY Purchase.

“We offer our congratulations to these six remarkable student-athletes and know they will make Islip proud as they succeed with their college careers,” said Islip Athletic Director John Sparacio.




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