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2508 Union Blvd.
Islip, NY 11751

School Hours: 7:20 a.m. – 1:58 p.m.

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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. Jon LaRochester, Principal
Islip High School


 

Home of the Buccaneers

 

Important Coronavirus Update

As the coronavirus progresses, in an effort to be prudent, Section XI will suspend all games and scrimmages until April 3rd. As that date approaches, we will reassess the situation utilizing updated information.

Islip will continue to hold all OUTDOOR practices. However, per Section XI, no games, scrimmage, or combined practices will take place until after April 3rd.

 

A Message from the Principal:

Dear Islip High School Families,

It is my sincere hope that you receive this letter in the midst of an enjoyable and relaxing summer vacation. For me, this letter is both exciting and yet very humbling, as it is my first opportunity as the new Principal of Islip High School to officially "Welcome You Back" for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Since I was hired, my time in Islip has been nothing short of remarkable. Every student, parent, teacher and staff member that I have encountered has been kind and helpful. Learning about the wonderful programs and the opportunities that have been created for our students has not only inspired me, but also confirmed all of the fantastic things I have heard about Islip High School, its outstanding students and staff and the "Pride" that the community has for the total school program.

I have learned that Islip is built upon rich traditions of excellence, the truest form of community pride. At its core is a school system whose commitment to the growth, enrichment, and success of all of its students is second to none. I am truly honored to have been selected by Central Administration and the Board of Education to join the Islip School District, with its exceptional students, faculty, staff and administrative team.

For more than twenty years, I have been fortunate to have had many valuable and unique opportunities within both the educational and professional arenas. These experiences have paved the way for me to become the administrator and educational leader that I am today. I began my career in the Bethpage School District where I was a secondary social studies teacher for fourteen years. For the past six years, I was an assistant principal at Kennedy High School in the Bellmore-Merrick School District. This time has provided me with a deep insight as to the true value and significance that a tradition of excellence, whole life learning and a "student first" focus has upon a district and its community as a whole. It allowed me to play an active role in the creation of instructional, curricular, technological and athletic programs, as well as operational ventures aimed at student growth, achievement, and real-world experiences. I look forward to bringing a commitment to excellence, a creative and innovative vision, and a positive attitude to the current and future students of Islip High School.

Once again, I am so thankful for the opportunity to become a part of the Islip High School community! I look forward to getting to know and work with each one of your children as we continue to strive to move Islip High School amongst the educational leaders in New York State.


Best regards,
Jon LaRochester

 

A Special Easter Bunny Visits Islip's Streets

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After being quarantined for three weeks, high school sophomore Hunter Rindos came up with a very special idea. Dressed as the Easter Bunny, Rindos took to the streets of Islip on April 4 in the bed of his father’s pickup truck, waving to families and bringing smiles to the community’s children.

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.   







Beautiful Bowls and Boxes Emerge from HS Woodshop

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Working hard to perfect their woodworking skills, some high school students in Jesse Eilbeck’s class recently built beautiful bandsawn boxes, while others created stunning bowls out of sapele mahogany and poplar.


Eight Exemplary HS Students Chosen for Leadership Program

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Eight high school students with exemplary character were chosen by Islip American Legion Rusy-Bohm Post 411 for this summer’s Boys State and Auxiliary Girls State leadership programs. James Cottral and Matthew Koebele were chosen as primary delegates for Boys State, with Michael Maisano and Jack McDonald as alternates. Lauren Callaway and Elizabeth DeSimone were chosen as citizens for Auxiliary Girls State and Emmie Jensen and Sally Voska as alternates.


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.