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Copiague Middle School

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

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


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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

Retirees, Newly Tenured Teachers Honored

Retirees, Newly Tenured Teachers Honored photo

Copiague School District administrators and Board of Education members recognized the faculty and staff members who will be retiring at the end of the 2017-2018 school year and also acknowledged teachers who were granted tenure during the June 4 board of education meeting.

Superintendent of School Dr. Kathleen Bannon, board of education members, district administrators and department chairs offered their congratulations to the 17 retirees, who have more than 400 years of combined service to the district. Retiring at the end of the school year are: Rosary Bertuzzi, foreign language teacher (32 years, HS); Vincent Calla, security aide (13 years, central office); Denise Cordella, elementary teacher (33 years, Susan E. Wiley Elementary); Karen Coyle, elementary teacher (32 years, Deauville Gardens East Elementary); Marie Deblasio-Silsdorf, social studies teacher (26 years, Middle School); Linda Drenckhauhn, elementary teacher (18 years, Susan E. Wiley Elementary); William Estees, security guard (20 years, HS); Patricia Field, senior clerk typist (19 years, HS); Lissette Feliz, foreign language teacher (14 years, Middle School); Lisa Flores, speech teacher (32 years, Deauville Garden East/Great Neck Road); Louise Gravina, elementary teacher (23 years, Great Neck Road Elementary); Linda Herbst, special education teacher (34 years, Middle School); Michael Kelly, elementary principal (14 years, Deauville Gardens West Elementary); Robert Pasqualone (12 years, HS); Maria Riviello, foreign language teacher (32 years, HS); Marie Salvia, senior clerk typist (23 years, Deauville Gardens West Elementary); and Karen Swenson, music teacher (34 years, Susan E. Wiley Elementary).

Thirteen Copiague School District administrators and teachers – Jeanette Altruda, Natalie Aviles, Kristina Biamonte, Karla Cangelosi, Ashley Cuffaro, Crystal Dicioccio, Heidi Fehring, Deysi Garcia, Alyssa Marino, Danya Plochochi, Vanessa Soto, Jennifer Spizuco and Katie Zecha – who were recently granted tenure, were also celebrated prior to the board of education meeting.   

Middle School Street Art

Middle School Street Art photo

Eighth-grade students in Travis White’s Studio in Art class recently displayed their talents in a collaborative street art project that celebrates their skills and talents through the pop culture medium.

Students Are in the Zone

Students Are in the Zone photo

The Suffolk Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance sponsored the annual Physical Education Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at Bay Shore High School on May 2. Students who qualify for the award are recognized for their achievements in physical education, leadership, character and academics.

Honored at the ceremony was Copiague Middle School eighth-graders Emma Nuzzi and Werly Cormier; Deauville Gardens East Elementary School fifth-graders Chloe Allen Jackson and Taki Mason; Deauville Gardens West Elementary School fifth-graders Jailene Solomon and William Daley; Susan E. Wiley Elementary School fifth-grade students Samantha Fuentes and Alex Juszczak; and Great Neck Road Elementary School fifth-grade students Keila Corona and Anthony Armando Diaz.

Students Connect with Art During Museum Visit

Students Connect with Art During Museum Visit photo
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Students Connect with Art During Museum Visit photo 3
On May 3, eighth-graders from Copiague Middle School traveled to the Brooklyn Museum. The Studio in Art Honor students – accompanied by their art teachers Travis White and Maria Ostrofsky – had the opportunity to expand their art experiences to the museum level. 

Copiague Student Council Lends a Helping Hand

Copiague Student Council Lends a Helping Hand photo
Throughout April, the Copiague Middle School student council held a collection of hygiene products to benefit Hope for Youth. All of the items collected were donated to Hope for Youth prior to their annual Run for Hope 5K on May 19. Hope For Youth, located in Amityville, helps children, youth and families with residential services across the Long Island region. 

SADD Fundraiser Gets Sticky

SADD Fundraiser Gets Sticky photo
On April 13, Copiague Middle School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions Club students organized a “Tape the Teacher to the Wall” fundraiser. During lunch periods, SADD Club members sold a piece of tape for $1. Middle School Assistant Principal Michael Ferretti was chosen to be taped to the wall. The event raised more than $300, which was donated to the Victoria Trachte Scholarship Fund for a graduating senior. Mr. Ferretti is pictured with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon.

Five Students Medal at Long Island Math Fair

Five Students Medal at Long Island Math Fair photo
Five Copiague Middle School students from Dr. Natasha Murray’s class competed in the Long Island Math Fair on April 20 at Hofstra University. All five of the eighth-graders took home medals for their math research papers. Jakub Dobrowolski-Kosior received a gold medal, while Stephanie Cortes, Gwendolyn Neger, Devonie Rhoden and Kuba Szulejko all placed with silver medals. Copiague Middle School teacher Stephen Temme coached the team.

Hundreds of students from throughout the Island competed by selecting a math research topic; researching and writing a paper; creating a presentation board; and conducting a presentation. 

Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day  photo
In recognition of Earth Day, Copiague Middle School held its annual poster contest. This year’s winners were (from left): eighth-grader Abi-Gail Genius, sixth-grader Shenn Barredo and seventh-grader Samantha Huynh.

Award-Winning Essay Highlights Importance of Music

Award-Winning Essay Highlights Importance of Music photo
Copiague Middle School student Victoria Wheby was named a winner in the annual essay contest sponsored by the Harmony Program. The Harmony Program is a nonprofit organization that brings intensive after-school music programs to schools and teaches students how to read music, play orchestral instruments and perform in ensembles. Victoria’s winning essay focused on the importance of the program. She received a new tablet during a workshop with the Harmony Program in early April. Victoria is pictured with Director of Fine Arts Jennifer Pierre-Louis.

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