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Welcome 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 2016-2017 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.  Last year, we launched our first Academy Program at Islip High School.  The Islip Academy Program is comprised of the S.T.E.M. and Business Academies.  These programs will allow students with an interest in either of these two 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 3 in 2014-2015 to 13 in 2015-2016.  Islip students can now take courses accredited by Suffolk County Community College, SUNY Farmingdale and St. John’s University.  
2016-2017 will also mark the beginning of a new Advanced Placement course.  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 (www.twitter.com). 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 www.twitter.com, 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 https://www.facebook.com/IslipHS and become a fan of our page.  You can also follow IslipHS on Instagram to view pictures of our exciting school events. 

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 Tuesday, September 6th.  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




NAMM Award Shows Strength of Islip’s Music Program

NAMM Award Shows Strength of Islip’s Music Program photo

The district has once again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation, recognizing’s Islip’s outstanding commitment to music education.

The Best Communities for Music Education designation, now in its 19th year, is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Islip answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

“Music instruction has always been a part of the fabric here in Islip,” said Vincent Green, director of fine and performing arts. “Being recognized for our diligence on a national level strengthens our resolve to continue this important work.”


Excellent Equestrian Finishes 18th in the Nation

Excellent Equestrian Finishes 18th in the Nation
Excellent Equestrian Finishes 18th in the Nation
High school sophomore Sophia Mirando, a member of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s high school equestrian team, recently placed 18th out of 1,863 riders in her division at the IEA national championships, a tremendous accomplishment.

Islip Sends Six to Special Olympics Games

Islip Sends Six to Special Olympics Games

Six student-athletes from the district participated in the Special Olympics 2018 Spring Games South, hosted by Hampton Bays High School on May 6. This is the second year that Islip’s students have competed in Special Olympics events.

Members of the Islip Booster Club, led by President Terry Going initiated and organized the district’s Special Olympics activities, supported by Islip’s SEPTA. Volunteer coaches Dave Clapps, Marissa Peterson and Patty Whitehouse trained the student-athletes for the games. Islip students and staff also volunteered, supporting the students and their families at the event. 

“The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic completion in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities,” said Kate O’Callaghan, Islip’s executive director for student support services. “This gives them continuing opportunities to develop fitness and courage as they participate in the games with other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”





Five from High School Sign Letters of Intent

Five from High School Sign Letters of Intent

Five senior athletes from the high school signed national letters of intent on May 11 to play for colleges this fall. Soccer player Julia DeSantis will attend Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh; baseball players Brandon Di Mauro and Brandon Ruland will both attend LIU Post; softball player Julia Price will attend Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts; and track and field athlete Kristen Thomas will attend SUNY Plattsburgh.

“We congratulate them and look forward to following the college careers of these exceptional Islip student-athletes,” said Islip Athletic Director John Sparacio.






High Schoolers Donate More Than 200 Jeans to the Homeless

High Schoolers Donate More Than 200 Jeans to the Homeless
High Schoolers Donate More Than 200 Jeans to the Homeless 2
High school students in teacher Renee Clock’s Junior Chamber of Commerce Club donated 220 pairs of denim jeans to Tim Mare of the Town of Islip Youth Bureau its Teens for Jeans campaign. The students were also assisted by Doris Kennedy of Bay Shore’s Kennedy L.I. Realty and Suffolk County legislators Tom Cilmi and Steven Flotteron, whose offices served as drop-off sites. The jeans will be donated to local youth living in homeless shelters.

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