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Beach Street Middle School

17 Beach Street, West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 930-1600
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Mr. Andrew O'Farrell,  Principal
Email: a.ofarrell@wi.k12.ny.us

Ms. Donna DeFreitas, Assistant Principal
Email: d.defreitas@wi.k12.ny.us  

Principal's Secretary: Phyllis Paladino

Nurse: Christine Kerrigan
Phone: (631) 930-1620
Fax: (631) 893-3027

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Grades 6-8

School Hours: 8:05 am - 2:38 pm 

PTA President:  Mrs. Kim Colonna

All requests for records and inquiries may be made by calling Beach Street’s main office or guidance at 631-930-1600/1610.

 

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Beach Street’s Beautiful Banner Celebrates World Kindness Day

Beach Street’s Beautiful Banner Celebrates World Kindness Day

Beach Street recognizes World Kindness Day each Nov. 13, led by the school’s Helping Hands Club, which promotes positivity and kindness via messages, cafeteria announcements and creative posters hung throughout the school.

This year, the club constructed a huge, beautiful “Ways to Be Kind” banner, filling it with more than 100 ways that students and faculty show kindness that day. Helping Hands members also wrote “kind notes”" to every student in the school, placing them anonymously in school lockers for them to see the day before World Kindness Day.

Beach Street Math Students Flip for Flipgrid

Beach Street Math Students Flip for Flipgrid
Beach Street Math Students Flip for Flipgrid 2

Beach Street students are using their new Google Chromebooks to create educational videos on Flipgrid, a video application program that allows them to show their creativity as they record short, authentic videos. In Christine McCann and Chris Salerno’s math classes at Beach Street, students often record videos to describe the process they used to solve a complex problem.

“In a fun flip, our students become teachers,” said Salerno. “This has proven to be a great resource for students to help their peers. Students are learning and having fun.”

A Second Successful Color Run for West Islip

A Second Successful Color Run for West Islip

More than 700 members of the community joined in the fantastic fun at the second annual West Islip Health and Wellness Alliance Color Run. The Color Run helps the Alliance fulfill its goal to reduce substance abuse among local youth, to create a strong collaboration within the community and to cultivate healthy attitudes and behaviors.

“This year’s Color Run was another success story,” said Tim Horan, the district’s director of health, physical education, athletics, recreation, and family and consumer science. “Students, children, parents, families, community groups, teachers and administrators braved the winds and had a blast. My special thanks go out to all the volunteers for their efforts, as it couldn’t happen without their help.”

Beach Street’s Helping Hands Club Preps for Thanksgiving Food Drive

Beach Street’s Helping Hands Club Preps for Thanksgiving Food Drive
Beach Street’s Helping Hands Club Preps for Thanksgiving Food Drive 2
Beach Street’s Helping Hands Club Preps for Thanksgiving Food Drive 3

The Helping Hands Club at Beach Street held its annual Thanksgiving food drive to help families in need in the local community, collecting Thanksgiving-related nonperishable goods in the bin in the main lobby, starting the first week of November. Donations include boxed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cake mix, and canned fruits and vegetables.

“It is important to Beach Street to give back and give thanks, especially during this time of year,” said school counselor Kathleen Jane Crowley. “Our Helping Hands Club is committed to spreading positivity and making a difference in our school community and the world at large, and this is just one of the many projects the club does throughout the year to help others in need.”

Six Student-Artists Tapped for NYSATA Exhibition

Six Student-Artists Tapped for NYSATA Exhibition
Six Student-Artists Tapped for NYSATA Exhibition2
Six Student-Artists Tapped for NYSATA Exhibition 2

Six student-artists from West Islip recently had their work displayed at the New York State Art Teacher's Association exhibition, held at the 99th annual NYSSBA Conference at the Sheraton NY Times Square.

The honored NYSATA students were second-graders Richard Guerrera of Bayview Elementary School and Abigail Heron of Paul J. Bellew Elementary School, sixth-graders Emerson Ammirata and Julia Kennedy of Beach Street Middle School, and West Islip High School sophomores Sophia Gutierrez and Ava Shanley.