2650 Great Neck Road
Copiague, New York 11726
Principal: Andrew Lagnado
Assistant Principals: Michael Ferretti, Stephanie Valeiko
Hours: 8 a.m. to 2:47 p.m.
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.
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.
Working with physical education teacher Kristin Havdoglous, middle school students used the climbing wall during Project Adventure Intramurals.
Members of the National Junior Honor Society at Copiague Middle School volunteered their time during the Run for the Warriors race in Lindenhurst on Nov. 12.
The National Junior Honor Society members worked the registration tent before the run. During the week leading up to the race, students sold bracelets for a donation. They are also selling race T-shirts for a $5 donation, with all proceeds going to the Hope for the Warriors Foundation.
MS PTA Meeting 7pm
HS/MS 2nd Marking Period Progress Reports
MS Spring Concert INSTRUMENTAL @ MS 7pm