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Districtwide Safety Plan 24/25

Public comment period runs from 7/10/24-8/9/24
DSWP hearing and vote at Board of Education meeting on 8/26/24
Public comments can be submitted to the district via E-mail,

Date Added: 7/9/2024



Free Summer Meal Programs

Date Added: 7/8/2024


Copiague Senior Wins Essay Contest

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Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School’s Jose Villatoro-Amaya has learned how helping others pays off. The recent graduate has been named a first-place winner in the Junior Achievement of New York’s 2023-24 High School Heroes Essay Contest. Jose was a member of the school’s program under the guidance of teacher Colleen Gurtner. His essay focused on why volunteering as a High School Hero is important. Along with being featured on the Junior Achievement of New York website, Jose also received an award of $500.

Date Added: 7/8/2024

Copiague Celebrates Retirees, Newly Tenured

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Copiague School District celebrated teachers at the beginning of their career and those who are closing the chapter on their time as teachers during a retirement and tenure celebration ceremony held on June 24.

Joined by administrators, Board of Education members, colleagues and families, Copiague School District honored tenure recipients and retirees for their hard work and dedication to the district. Copiague School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon thanked the retirees for their many years of service, and the guidance and support they have provided to students, their families and colleagues. Retirees were called to the podium individually as administrators spoke about their many contributions to the district, its students and community throughout the years.

Congratulations and best wishes to the following teachers on their retirement: Rose Clark, Mary Alice Dunn, Janessa Holland, Maryann Marcantonio, Kirsten Ostrofsky, Maria Ostrofsky, Karen Wiking and Tara Wilson.

Newly tenured teachers and administrators were also celebrated at the ceremony. The district extends its congratulations to the following newly tenured administrators and teachers: Elizabeth Baird, Evelin Chavez, Samantha Coogan, Tamika Eason, Kelly Filiberto, Crystal Gray, Jenna Guillen, Deniz Harned, Susan Kanuika, Lauren Maddock, James McCabe, Janine Proulx, Francis Salazar and Diana Tonne.

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Date Added: 7/5/2024

Fifth Graders Celebrate Class Day

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The four elementary schools in the Copiague School District – Deauville Gardens East, Deauville Gardens West, Great Neck Road and Susan E. Wiley –held their Class Day celebrations for the fifth graders moving up to Copiague Middle School.

As the students entered the auditorium, they were cheered on by guests and welcomed by their principals and assistant principals, who offered words of advice as they begin this new journey next school year. Their fifth grade teachers also took to the podium to impart their wisdom.

Special academic awards – including math, English Language Arts, most improved, Presidential Excellence, Principal’s Awards, Honor Student and Suffolk County Executive – were presented to students who excelled both in and out of the classroom.

The fifth graders were called one by one to be recognized for their efforts. To close out their ceremonies, they sang their class songs for the audience before embarking on their next chapter as middle school students.

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Date Added: 7/3/2024