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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

Eighth Graders Celebrate During Middle School Moving Up

Eighth Graders Celebrate During Middle School Moving Up photo

Copiague Middle School’s eighth graders celebrated the end of their middle school years and the start of their academic journey at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School during their moving up ceremonies on June 25 at the Copiague Middle School auditorium.

The students marched into the ceremony to “Pomp and Circumstance” played by members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Copiague School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon addressed the soon-to-be middle school graduates. 

“When you moved up from the elementary schools to the middle school three years ago, I am sure you never thought the time would pass as quickly as it did,” Dr. Bannon said. “Because the time goes so quickly, we want to be sure that you take advantage of what the high school has to offer you. High school isn’t only about academics; there’s so much more to do outside the school day. There are more than 40 clubs at the high school, musical groups and sports – find something that interests you. I encourage you to get involved. You don’t want to be someone who looks back four years from now and says, ‘I wish I had or I should have tried.’ Instead be someone who says, ‘I did it all and I have no regrets.’”

Class representative Emmylie Coreas spoke during the first ceremony of the day about her three-year middle school journey. “As we went through middle school, we all started to build character, maturity, responsibility and growth,” she said. “The immense support of the teachers, staff and administrators helped us to grow. I hope we leave the middle school with a feeling of achievement and each one of us feels proud of their hard work.”

Middle School Principal Andrew Lagnado then introduced the students as the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Class of 2023. “As you enter this next phase of your education, be sure to remember a few important things that will set you up for success,” he said. “Stay involved in all the positive things that are offered at our high school. There are so many wonderful academic and extracurricular activities for you to take advantage of. Try a new activity, a new sport, take an interesting elective, get out of your comfort zone and take a risk. Stay motivated, focused and goal driven. Go that extra mile because what you put into it will determine what you get out of it. These next few years will lay the groundwork for your futures. So, remember to always make positive decisions, work hard and simply be a good person.”

Middle School assistant principals Stephanie Valeiko and Michael Ferretti then announced each student’s name as they walked across the stage and received their certificates from Mr. Lagnado and a congratulations from Dr. Bannon. 

Copiague Celebrates Retirees, Acknowledges Tenured Teachers

Copiague Celebrates Retirees, Acknowledges Tenured Teachers

Copiague School District administrators and Board of Education members recognized the faculty and staff members who will be retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 school year and also acknowledged teachers who were granted tenure during the June board of education meeting.

Superintendent of School Dr. Kathleen Bannon, board of education members and district administrators offered their congratulations to the seven retirees, who have more than 170 years of combined service to the district. Retiring at the end of the school year are: Pete Cesare, director of physical education and athletics (32 years); Monica Csorny, science teacher, Copiague Middle School (23 years); Lorraine DeLuca, office assistant, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School (16 years); Carol Geakel, assistant cook, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School (15 years); Victoria Miranda, office assistant, Susan E. Wiley Elementary School (27 years); Diana Murphy, food service worker, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School (28 years); and Sarah Rowan, ESL teacher, Copiague Middle School (31 years). 

Seven Copiague School District teachers – Brittni Ferlazzo, Copiague Middle School mathematics teacher; Courtney Folan, Copiague Middle School music teacher; Susan Graber, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School special education teacher; Brittany Jones, Copiague Middle School special education teacher; Maria Kennedy, Copiague Middle School psychologist; Lauren Lupinacci, Copiague Middle School special education teacher and Melissa Maggio. Great Neck Road Elementary school teacher – who were recently granted tenure, were also celebrated prior to the board of education meeting.   

A Showcase of the Arts

A Showcase of the Arts
A Showcase of the Arts
A Showcase of the Arts
A Showcase of the Arts
Copiague School District showed off the many talents of its student-artists and student-musicians during its annual districtwide art festival at Great Neck Road Elementary School. The hallways featured art pieces from all of the schools in the district and gave guests a glimpse into the students’ hard work and dedication. Guests also voted for their favorite elementary artwork. The superintendent’s art gallery was also on display, featuring the art pieces hand-selected by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon to be hung in the administration building.  Throughout the evening, the elementary school choruses took turns sharing the stage and entertaining audiences with a sampling of their vocal talents.

Copiague Students Are in the ‘Zone’

Copiague Students Are in the ‘Zone’ photo
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Elementary and middle school students from Copiague School District were recently recognized for their superior physical education and leadership skills. The Suffolk Zone of New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, has established an award program to recognize an outstanding male and female physical education student in each elementary and middle school in Suffolk County. The students were recognized during a ceremony at Bay Shore High School.

The district congratulates the following students: Amelia Bright and Ismael Garcia (Deauville Gardens East Elementary School); Enzo Barrera and Claudia Nunez (Deauville Gardens West Elementary School); Erick Salgado Jr. and Amaya McFadden (Great Neck Road Elementary School); Patryk Bronakowski and Dana Romano (Susan E. Wiley Elementary School); and Isaiah Harris and Samantha Huynh (Copiague Middle School). 

Pair Receive Activist Award at LI History Day Competition

Pair Receive Activist Award at LI History Day Competition 1
Thirty students from Copiague Middle School recently participated in the Long Island History Day Competition at Hofstra University. The students are all enrolled in Stephen Cooney’s honors eighth grade social studies classes. 

Copiague Middle School students Kaylie Rodriguez and Tamia Roberts were recognized with the Michael D’Innocenzo Citizen Activist Award for their documentary “Women in a Man’s World.” The award is sponsored by the Hofstra Center for Civic Engagement.

Middle and high school students from across Long Island participate in the annual competition. The theme this year was “Triumph and Tragedy” and students can choose to work on a documentary, website, research paper, performance or an exhibit.

Middle School Medals at Math Fair

Middle School Medals at Math Fair photo
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Copiague Middle School math research students recently competed in the Long Island Math Fair at Hofstra University. Under the direction of Copiague Middle School math teacher Stephen Temme, the students wrote an eight-page math research paper on a math topic of their choice. Once the paper was accepted, they took the challenge of translating their written paper to an oral presentation.

Students were required to explain their paper and show their mastery of the mathematical concepts they learned before two judges. They competed against other seventh and eighth grade students from across Long Island. The district congratulates the following Copiague Middle School students: Samantha Huynh (eighth grade, silver medal); Giselle Peralta (seventh grade, silver medal); Jonathan Singh (seventh grade, bronze medal); and Alice Sztabinski (eighth grade, gold medal). 

Posters Help Spread Message on Earth Day

Posters Help Spread Message on Earth Day photo
To help celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and bring awareness to how everyone can do their part to protect the planet, Copiague Middle School held a poster contest for students in all its grade levels. 

Posters were judged on creativity, originality, Earth Day theme and quality of artwork. First-place winners in each grade received gift cards. The district congratulates Adam Guglielmelli (grade 6), Shenn Barredo (grade 7) and Alice Sztabinski (grade 8).