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Welcome to Islip Middle School

211 Main Street
Islip NY 11751

School Hours: 8:20 a.m. – 2:24 p.m.

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Main Office: (631) 650-8500
Fax: (631) 650-8508
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8505
Asst. Principal: (631) 650-8515
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Health Office: (631) 650-8525
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Timothy P. Martin
Bryan Miltenberg
Assistant Principal
 Islip Middle School Staff


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Principal's Message

May 2018

Finally, the weather has made a turn inviting us to go outside and enjoy the great outdoors! Each day at recess, we will do our best to take advantage of springtime activities. Students should dress accordingly.

Our sixth and seventh grade students will be voting on our student government officers for the 2018-19 school year. Eighth graders will vote on a King and Queen of the Conga Line for the Grade 8 Moving Up Dance. Voting takes place on Tuesday, May 15, in the high school gymnasium between 2:30 and 9:00 PM. This is the same day parents will vote on the school budget. So, exercise your right to vote and make it a family affair.

Remember to #islippride any photos showing school spirit. Let's tell our great IMS story.

We are entering the final exam season and changes in schedules will occur. Parents should review planners to note any subject-specific information. In reference to finals week, we are waiting on details from our transportation office in reference to buses. Once we have this information we will share it with you. Lastly, be on the lookout for your child's course requests coming home shortly.

Timothy P. Martin, 



Educational Eating: Sixth-Graders Take Walking Food Tour of Islip

Educational Eating: Sixth-Graders Take Walking Food Tour of Islip

Sixth-graders in the district’s EXCEL program took a wonderful walking food tour on Islip’s Main Street on May 18, accompanied by EXCEL coordinator Julia Johnson and FACS teacher Natalie De Sena.

The 25 participating middle schoolers began their day with an educational visit to Tellers steakhouse. Next door at the Italian restaurant Verace, they learned how to make meatballs with Executive Chef Mike Maneri. Lunch at Pizza Parm was up next, where the students watched Pizza Parm General Manager Lorenzo Magliulo toss pizzas. He gave them a ball of raw dough to examine before they chowed down on fresh pies and garlic knots. The tour concluded with a stroll down to Coyle’s Ice Cream, where they learned how to make ice cream and decorate cakes with John Proto. 

“The planning was a year in the making,” said Johnson regarding the tour. “Natalie and I started working on it last spring. We thought a walking food tour would be an ideal way to connect kids with their community and to provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of people pursuing their passions and the business of owning and running a restaurant or local business. It was a huge success and we hope to make it an annual trip.”


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.”

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.”

Middle Schoolers Take on Plastics for Earth Day

Middle Schoolers Take on Plastics for Earth Day

Eighth-grade life science students at the middle school prepared for Earth Day last month by participating in the school’s annual on-campus cleanup of Orowoc Lake. Equipped with waders, nets and buckets, students braved cool weather and chilly waters as they removed plastic bottles and plastic bags from the lake.

“They were amazed by the amount of plastic trash that collected in the very waters that they had grown to love and appreciate this year,” said teacher AnnMarie Mills. “This outdoor activity supported the lessons taught inside the classroom that focused on the harmful effects that these plastics have on our environment, especially plastic bags.”

The Seatuck Environmental Association enlisted the help of the life science students for their ninth annual Eco-Carnival by requesting that the eighth-graders design a “plastic bag garland” that would spur interest and curiosity in the event’s visitors.

“Our students were eager to help support the organization and immediately went to work,” said Mills. “They were so enthusiastic that the garland grew to a whopping 400 feet. Fellow students and educators gasped as they walked past room 105 and their response inspired the idea of displaying this seemingly never-ending garland on Main Street for all to see.”

On April 20, the school erected a plastic bag art instillation along the fence that lines Main Street with the hopes of generating awareness of society’s dependence on plastic. Multiple classes had the opportunity to walk through the fluttering bags on the windy day.

“The students described the experience as powerful, saddening and amazing,” said Mills. “The honking response of community members as they drove by generated as sense of validation, that this war on single-use plastics is supported by many and once again, the opinions and voices of our generation are being heard.”

A Spring for Strings at Annual Festival

A Spring for Strings at Annual Festival
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A Spring for Strings at Annual Festival 3

Bringing together hundreds of young orchestra musicians from several of the district’s buildings, the recent annual spring districtwide String Festival continued a tradition of giving student string players a chance to shine as well as perform as a massed group.

“The String Festival gives older students an opportunity to appreciate how far they’ve come as musicians, while giving younger students the opportunity to see what they can become with practice,” said Vincent Green, director of fine and performing arts. “The opportunity to play as part of an orchestra of 200 caps off a singular musical event for the district.”