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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


 

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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




Christian Muller Earns Prestigious Pair of Service Awards

Christian Muller Earns Prestigious Pair of Service Awards
Christian Muller Earns Prestigious Pair of Service Awards 2
In a testament to his strong character and dedication to his community, high school student Christian Muller has won the Congressional Award Silver Medal, recognizing his achievements in public service, personal development, physical fitness and exploration; as well as the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a prestigious civil award bestowed by the U.S. president to honor outstanding volunteerism.

Bienkowski and Franco Honored at Dellecave Awards

Bienkowski and Franco Honored at Dellecave Awards
High school seniors Michael Bienkowski and Hannah Franco were recognized as nominees at the 18th annual Butch Dellecave Awards, hosted by the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk on June 10 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook. For this award, named for coach and educator Gaetano “Butch” Dellecave, each Suffolk County school district nominates one male and one female student who excel athletically and academically, and show great character and integrity.


Boys Lacrosse Team Are 2018 State Champions

Boys Lacrosse Team Are 2018 State Champions
The high school’s boys varsity lacrosse team are now state champions. The Bucs defeated Westhill, 9-3, at St. John Fisher College in upstate Pittsford on June 9 to earn their very first Class C state championship title in school history, following their first county and Long Island wins.  


Meet the Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Meet the Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Class of 2018 Valedictorian
Class of 2018 Salutatorian

The high school’s Class of 20186 valedictorian and salutatorian are Julia Hormann and Madeline Marconi, respectively.

Hormann, who earned a 105.12 weighted GPA, is the president of the school’s STEM Academy and Science Olympiad team, and vice-president of the National Honor Society. She is the captain of the varsity tennis team and performed in Islip’s school musicals. Hormann will attend College of Charleston Honors College this fall, where she will major in biology. She plans to join the college’s pre-health advising program and pursue a career in immunotherapy and cancer research as a physician assistant or pediatric oncologist.

Marconi, an AP Scholar with Distinction who finished with a 104.73 GPA, serves as co-president of the school’s Math Honor Society, vice-president of the National Honor Society, and youth co-president of the Islip Drug Education Awareness Community Task Force, as well as a member of the World Language Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Peer Ambassadors, and the school’s pit orchestra and varsity cheerleading team. She won the University of Rochester’s Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica Bertie Green Travel Award. Marconi will attend Yale University in the fall, majoring in architecture.



Two Dozen Islip Seniors Earn Spots in the Top 10%

Two Dozen Islip Seniors Earn Spots in the Top 10%

A total of 24 seniors at the high school were recently recognized for placing in the school’s top 10 percent, including valedictorian Julia Hormann and salutatorian Madeline Marconi, as well as Ryan Abravanel, Jeffrey Atlas, Amanda Burke, Grace Constantino, Kathleen Donahue, Madeline Edwards, Rafael Gonzalez, Ashley Howell, Sheila Kiernan, Nikolas Kinalis, Kevin Lewis, Olivia Lorenz, George Magagnoli, Morgiana McDevitt, Kyle Ness, Corrin Petrucci, Jillian Piano, Olivia Schadt, Ryan Scheidel, Sean Skahan, Faith Terrill and Anthony Zavala.

“These determined students have worked very hard to become our top academic achievers,” said Principal Michael Mosca. “We know they will succeed at their future goals.”