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

 

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

Student Volunteers Support Local Race

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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.  




Student Takes Third in Local Contest

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Semaya Robinson, an eighth-grader at Middle School, has been selected as a third-place winner in the Town of Babylon Veterans Awareness Essay Contest.
 
As a kickoff to Veterans Awareness Week, Robinson is invited to an awards ceremony at Babylon Town Hall on Oct. 28, where she will be presented with an award, a $50 gift card and an opportunity to read her essay.

Caring for Canine Friends

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The Middle School’s Home and Careers Club members are working hard to brighten the day of shelter puppies waiting for their adoptive families.

Using recycled T-shirts that are cut into strips and braided, the students are making tug toys for the dogs at the Attleboro Animal Shelter.

With the help of technology teacher Stephen DiGiorgio, who drilled holes through the center of 18 tennis balls, the students are testing out their toys to make sure they hold up to dog’s tugging. Science teacher Jennifer Palazzo will deliver the tug toys to the shelter upon completion.

Thanking Veterans

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Middle School students wrote notes thanking veterans and current members of the armed forces. Each homeroom was given blank slips of colored paper to produce the note. PTA member and parent Alison Bright compiled the colorful notes and put together a bulletin board display in the school.   

Spreading Cheer for Thanksgiving

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During their November meeting, members of the Copiague Middle School Student Council wrote Thanksgiving cards and created treat bags which will be donated to residents at Broadlawn Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located in Amityville, New York. “The student council wanted to spread Thanksgiving cheer and put a smile on the faces of the residents,” said adviser Sharika Lewis.

Cards Brighten the Day for Local Patients

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Members of the Student Council at Copiague Middle School took time to brighten the day of patients in local hospitals. The students crafted cards of cheer and wrote get well messages which will be delivered to those in need in their community.

‘Pinktober' for Builders Club

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Members of the Builders Club created a Garden of Hope for "Pinktober" in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The club sold pinwheels and lollipops to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Survival Story

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Retired staff member Mrs. Drape visited the Builders Club in the end of October to share her family's story of surviving breast cancer with members of the club.

Builders Club Food Drive

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To learn more about the Builders Club’s food drive, please click here.

Student Council Helps Combat Childhood Cancer

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In recognition of childhood cancer awareness month, the Middle School’s Student Council held a fundraiser in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. To raise awareness to both staff and students, members of the student council sold wrist bands over a two-week period. Their efforts raised $243 for the foundation.