Copiague Middle School

2650 Great Neck Road
Copiague, New York 11726
(631) 842-4011
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Principal: 
Andrew Lagnado
Assistant Principals: Michael Ferretti, Stephanie Valeiko

Hours: 8 a.m. to 2:47 p.m.
Students: 1,200

 

NYS Assessment Parent Letter (English and Spanish)

Early Dismissal 3-10-17 Parent Letter (English and Spanish)

Safety Letter to Parents (English and Spanish)

ELA and Math Assessment Scheduling Letter

 

 

It is the mission of Copiague Middle School faculty and staff to create an educational atmosphere in which each student is provided with the opportunity to realize their full potential as students, athletes, artists, musicians, and individuals through personal attention and encouragement. The curriculum in the middle school has been developed to challenge and stimulate the minds of students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, while remaining responsive to the needs of each student during the transition from childhood to adolescence.

Since its inception the team teaching approach has benefited students and faculty alike, providing additional outlets and experiences for each student. In addition, the nearly 1,200 students enrolled in Copiague Middle School are provided with a wealth of opportunities to develop as individuals by participating in student government, athletics, clubs, student organizations, class trips, community service, peer mentoring, and many schoolwide events.

By promoting each student's self-confidence, respect for others, and avoiding standardized solutions, the faculty and staff at Copiague Middle School have been successful at establishing an effective school community that is truly centered on the student.

Current News

Valentines for Patients

Valentines for Patients

Members of the student council at Copiague Middle School made a special connection to those in the community during a recent project. Students created Valentine’s Day cards to be distributed to local patients at Broadlawn Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Amityville in hopes of brightening their spirits.



SADD Sticks to Its Cause

SADD Sticks to Its Cause
On Jan. 26, members of the Copiague Middle School SADD club sold pieces of tape to raise funds for the Victoria Trachte Scholarship, which presents a scholarship to a graduating senior at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School. The individual pieces of tape were used to stick art teacher Travis White to the wall. In total, $200 was raised for the scholarship fund during the one-day, lunchtime fundraiser.

Showered with Essentials

Showered with Essentials
The Middle School Builder’s Club, along with the Kiwanis Club of Copiague, recently held a “baby shower” collection. The two organizations collected essential items, such as clothes, diapers, bottles, baby wipes and toys, which will be donated to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

Robotics Team Secures Spot in Championship

Robotics Team Secures Spot in Championship

Competing against 35 teams from Long Island, the Middle School robotics team earned a spot in the next round of competition during the First Lego League’s qualifying tournament at Mineola High School on Jan. 28.

 During the 2016-2017 Animal Allies Challenge, the Eagles robotics team, coached by technology teacher Stephen DiGiorgio, secured one of eight spots in the championship tournament that will be held at Longwood High School on March 5. Eagles team members Dylan Bedell, Arianna Tirino, Aidan Murphy, Quinn Fuchs, Ari Chervony, Eitan Chervony, Joshua Archer, Ariana Torres and Anthony Meneses have been working diligently during the past few months to prepare for the challenge.

The challenge required the team to identify a problem and then research and brainstorm possible solutions. The Eagles team focused their efforts on trying to eradicate the problem of people poaching animals. They invented an anti-poaching drone that would be used to identify poachers. Taking their research a step further, they experimented with a prototype drone that they equipped with various sensors such as a thermal imaging camera and a GPS to more easily identify illegal poachers.



Successful Collection

Food Pantry
Island Harvest recently recognized the middle school’s Builders Club for their fundraising efforts. During the “Students Feeding Students” challenge, the club collected 450 pounds of food, which helped supplement 375 meals for local community members.

Paving the Path to College and Career Readiness

Paving the Path to College and Career Readiness

Being college and career ready was top of mind for students as the district celebrated College and Career Day on Jan. 13.

From the elementary schools all the way up to the high school, faculty and administrators proudly dressed in their alma mater. Students at Great Neck Road opted to dress as their future career choice with a slew of doctors, veterinarians, police officers and lawyers throughout the building. One elementary class set up its room as a bakery for the day. Dressed as aspiring chefs, the students baked and sold cupcakes and cookies to learn about business model.

Students at the middle school learned about the many opportunities offered during the college years, such as traveling abroad and meeting new people. Teachers shared their college experience and spoke about the endless career choices that college can offer.

Military personnel, local businesspeople and alumni visited Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School to offer insight and information about the college experience. Many alumni spoke about budgeting, dorm life, financial aid and navigating through the first year both academically and socially.

Throughout the district, students sported their blue and white “College and Career Day” bracelets to support the event.

Health Conscious

Health Conscious
Prior to the holiday recess, as part of the wellness curriculum, eighth-grade students in Marisa Perlongo’s health class heard a presentation on eating disorders.