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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

Summer Resources Help Build Successful Literacy Skills

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Sixth- and seventh-grade students from Copiague Middle School are getting the extra resources they need to succeed in the upcoming school year thanks to a reading intervention program offered this summer at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School.

Sixteen students are participating in the four-week program, which meets from 8 a.m. to noon in small groups. The program addresses all components of the district’s reading and writing curriculum. Students work on skills such as leveled literacy instruction, short reading and responsive writing, and reading and interpreting different types of texts. 

There’s also an online vocabulary portion of the curriculum, in addition to current events discussions and question-and-answer sessions to work on retention and recognition.

Showcasing Student Achievements

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Copiague School District recognized its finest artists and student achievements during a special ceremony held prior to the June 19 board of education meeting.

District administrators, faculty and board members gathered with invited students and their guests in the Copiague Middle School auditorium to celebrate their successes. 

Chosen by the Board of Education, the Student Recognition Awards highlight students for their outstanding achievements in their academic, fine arts or community service. They are presented twice a year to a small number of students for their special accomplishments. “Publicly recognizing excellence is our way of celebrating some of the great successes of the Copiague schools’ programs and, at the same time, enabling us to showcase outstanding role models to our school community,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon. 

Twenty students were honored during the ceremony, as board members read a brief description from teachers and principals on why the students were chosen for the award. 

The 2017 Superintendent’s Art Gallery inductees and Fine Arts Festival crowd favorites were on display for the audience to enjoy. Now in its 21st year, the Superintendent’s Art Gallery began when the Copiague art teachers selected several pieces of student artwork to display. 

Over the years, the collection has grown to provide a showcase of student artwork in corridors and offices in each of the schools. Each of the framed pieces is identified by a brass plate noting the student-artist’s name, grade level and year the piece was completed. Crowd favorite art pieces – four in total this year from the elementary, middle school and high school – are also chosen by the community during the annual Fine Arts Festival. 

Closing the Middle School Chapter

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More than 400 eighth-grade students from Copiague Middle School celebrated the end of their middle school days and the beginning of their high school years during two moving up ceremonies on June 21 at the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School auditorium.

With central administrators, board of education members, families and invited guests in attendance, the future Class of 2021 proceeded into the ceremony to “Pomp and Circumstance” played by select members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and gathered on the stage to celebrate the culmination of their middle school careers.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon offered words of advice and encouragement to the future high schoolers. “Take advantage of all the high school has to offer,” she said. “Your middle school teachers have prepared you well for the next chapter. Continue to work hard and put in the effort and you will continue to be successful. I challenge you to join the clubs, musical groups or sports that interest you. I encourage you to get involved in high school.”

Student Council president Aniyah Woods addressed her fellow classmates and echoed Dr. Bannon’s sentiments. “In high school, we all have a chance to get involved,” she said. “High school offers many opportunities and it is important to take advantage of all of them.”

Principal Andrew Lagnado advised the eighth-graders to get out of their comfort zone and take a risk. “These next four years will lay the groundwork for your future,” he said. 

Assistant principals Stephanie Valeiko and Michael Ferretti called each student center stage to present his or her diploma before the class exited to “March and Chorale.”

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