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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: Jonathan Krawchuk, Stephanie Valeiko

Hours: 8 a.m. to 2:41 p.m.
Students: 1,200

June 2022 End of Year Calendar


Current News

Carnival Celebration for Copiague’s Eighth Grade Class

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Copiague Middle School celebrated the accomplishments of its eighth grade class with a carnival for students, families and staff members on June 23. Students gathered in the school’s field to celebrate their final days as middle school students.

Students received their eighth grade certificate of appreciation and picked up their yearbooks during the celebration. The outdoor tent allowed students to gather around the tables while enjoying popcorn and cotton candy. The DJ played throughout the carnival while students had the opportunity to win prizes by claiming tickets at the many different booths.

Throughout the back field, students played different games and connected with their peers one last time before summer break. Ring toss, hula hoops and beanbag toss showed off students’ various skills. There was also a cornhole and mini golf area as well as a giant Connect 4 game. Students posed for photos with their classmates and bid farewell to the staff at Copiague Middle School.

Date Added: 6/23/2022

Middle School Artists on Display

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To show off their hard work and dedication throughout the school year, Copiague Middle School held an art show in early June. Displayed throughout the hallways, guests had the opportunity to see some of the amazing creations done by middle school students this year.

Date Added: 6/21/2022

Students Honored for Artistry, Achievements

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Celebrating the many successes of its students’ artistic talent, character, academic successes, leadership and citizenship, Copiague School District held its Superintendent’s Art Gallery Inductees and Student Recognition Awards ceremony prior to the May 23 board of education meeting in the Copiague Middle School auditorium.

District administrators, faculty and board of education members gathered with invited students and their guests to celebrate their successes.

The Superintendent’s Art Gallery inductees – 38 pieces of art – were on display for the audience to enjoy. Each student was presented with a certificate to acknowledge their achievement.

In 1996, the Superintendent’s Art Gallery began when the Copiague art teachers selected several pieces of student artwork to display. Through 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.

The Student Recognition Awards highlight students for their outstanding achievements. 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.

Thirty-seven students were honored during the ceremony, as board of education members read a brief description from teachers and principals on why the students were designated for the honor.

Date Added: 6/15/2022

Middle School Artists Visit Exhibit

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Copiague Middle School students in Maria Ostrofsky’s eighth grade honors studio art class recently went on a field trip to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill to view the Jasper Johns’ exhibit. The class studied his artwork earlier in the year.

Date Added: 5/27/2022

Copiague Celebrates Community at Annual Summit

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The Copiague community joined together to celebrate the accomplishments of the Copiague School District on May 14. After a two-year hiatus, community members, students, staff, administrators, board of education members, community organization representatives and local legislators once again gathered at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School to showcase and highlight the district’s successes for the community summit.

Wet weather conditions moved the first half of the program into the high school’s auditorium. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon welcomed guests to the community summit. “To see all that the students have accomplished over the last year is a very prideful moment for all of the teachers and administrators here today,” she said. “We are particular proud of the academics that we are offering our students.”

Board of Education President Brian J. Sales thanked everyone for their hard work to put the community summit together. “Community summit is an opportunity for us to share some of the things going on in our schools,” he said “We celebrate the success we’ve had, and we collaborate on ways we can do things better. For the board, administration and staff, our top priority is putting students first. We are extremely proud of these results.”

Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Principal Joseph Agosta introduced the top 10 students in the Class of 2022. Later in the day, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School hosted its top 20 luncheon.

Outside the high school, students from the elementary schools, middle school and high school showcased their work for the community to enjoy. Some of the performances included the middle school step team, the Great Neck Road Elementary dance team, the Susan E. Wiley Dance team and the high school Zumba Club.


Date Added: 5/23/2022

Young Engineers Test Bridge Designs at Middle School

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Seventh and eighth grade technology students at Copiague Middle School are honing their architectural and engineering skills as they design and build their own bridges. Starting by sketching a blueprint of their design using Google Sketch, the students worked in pairs to assembly the pieces of their wooden bridge.

Students were tasked with creating the lightest bridge possible that can hold the most weight. Once the bridges are fully assembled, they will be tested by attaching a bucket of sand, which will slowly increase in weight until the bridge collapses.

Date Added: 5/11/2022

Creative Kite Captures Awards

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Copiague Middle School students Rosina Wickham and Victoria Madrazo, working with their technology teacher Stephen DiGiorgio, represented their school at the second “Go Fly a Kite Over Babylon” event on April 30 at Cedar Beach. The students took home first-place medals for their division at the competition. They also won an award for most creative kite.

Date Added: 5/9/2022

Robotics Students Up For The Challenge

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Robotics students in Mr. DiGiorgio’s class at Copiague Middle School in the Copiague School District are working on their building and design skills as part of the LEGO challenge.

During the half year class, the students build a robot to take on the FIRST LEGO League challenge. Using their building sets provided by LEGO, the robots must navigate through a course and complete a series of challenges. This year’s challenge, themed Cargo Connect, is sponsored by Amazon, and features a transportation-based theme. Students earn points as they complete each of the 20 different challenges on the map. For each challenge, students must modify the robots, program and reprogram the coding and problem solve to complete the different tasks.

Date Added: 5/6/2022

Copiague Teacher Chosen for Fellowship

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Copiague Middle School social studies chairperson and teacher Allison Weller is one of 15 teachers in the country selected for the Genocide Education Fellowship to Armenia this summer.

The group of teachers will embark on a 10-day intensive professional development program in Armenia in July 2022, based at the Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute. Upon their return to the U.S., the teachers will carry out their professional development activities for other teachers.

AGMI scholars will speak to the teacher fellows on topics of research there, including the memorialization of genocide,exemplified by the Armenian Genocide Monumentadjacent to the AGMI facility, where teachers will engage in morning workshops and gaininsight into the museum’s operations, artifacts and historical materials.

Ms. Weller is an active member of numerous professional organizations and has presented at the annual conferences of the National Council for the Social Studies and the New York State Council for the Social Studies’ Human Rights Committee, where she currently serves as the vice president of policy and administration and on the Human Rights Committee.

Date Added: 4/27/2022