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Copiague Middle School

2650 Great Neck Road
Copiague, New York 11726
(631) 842-4011
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Principal: 
Andrew Lagnado
Assistant Principals: Stephanie Valeiko, Francis Salazar, Christopher Porcellini
Hours: 8 a.m. to 2:41 p.m.
Students: 1,200    

Current News

Middle School Hosts Second Annual Civics Fair

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Seventh graders at Copiague Middle School showcased their work in which they explored meaningful topics that impact their community during the second annual Civics Fair on May 31. Held in the school’s library, the fair was a culmination of the students’ Capstone Civics projects developed throughout the year.

Seventh grade social studies teachers selected students to display their projects during the fair. After choosing an issue to explore, students worked either solo or in groups to conduct research, interviews and polls. Topics included: food waste; lack of funding for local animal shelters; cyberbullying; the impact of excessive homework; electronic waste; body positivity; and the impact of social media on vaping.

The final research projects, along with solutions and reflections, were presented to a group of judges at the fair. Copiague Middle School teachers and students enrolled in the Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics course at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School served as judges.

Congratulations to the following winners:
First place: Adecia Francis, Maggie Erikson, Kaitlyn Lombardo and Isabella Rufrano for their project on the “Impact of Nutrition on Wellness.”
Second place: Kaylee Buckley and La’Nay Pinkard for their project on the “Lack of Funding for Animal Shelters.”

Tied for third place: Aliyah Fernandez and Demaris Astimbay for their project on the “Impact of Social Media on Vaping” and Mya Nunez for her project on “Cyberbullying.”

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Date Added: 6/10/2024

Energy Debates at the Middle School

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After studying different types of energy sources, science students in Dr. Leccese’s class at Copiague Middle School chose one type of energy to research with a partner. After conducting their research, the students went head-to-head to debate whether the energy source was cost-effective, renewable and good for the environment. Students presented all the pros and cons of energy sources such as geothermal, hydro-energy, nuclear, biofuel, solar and wind. After arguing their case either for or against the use of the energy source, the class voted on the winners.

Date Added: 6/10/2024

Young Writer Honored at Copiague Middle School

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Copiague Middle School eighth grade student Elijah Blanco was recently recognized for his creative writing. Blanco, a student in Mr. Jovic's writing class, submitted his work to a creative writing contest. He was selected as a finalist and was also chosen as the most creative piece of writing. With the help of Mr. Jovic, Blanco further submitted his work to be featured in the Young Writers Association’s yearly publication. He is pictured with Copiague Middle School English Chairperson Christopher Gaudioso (left) and English teacher Lucijan Jovic.

Date Added: 5/31/2024

Video: Middle School Students Come Together for Goodwill Day

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Copiague Students Presented with Suffolk Zone Awards

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Twelve students in the Copiague School District were recently the recipients of Leadership Awards presented by the Suffolk Zone of New York State AHPERD. Each year, two students are selected from fifth grade, eighth grade and 12th grade from each school district in Suffolk County to be recognized for their outstanding leadership and excellence in physical education. These students demonstrate hard work, dedication and make a positive impact within their physical education setting throughout the school year. 

The Copiague physical education and athletics department congratulates the 2024 recipients of the Leadership Awards:
Deauville Gardens East Elementary School: Shayla Hunter and Steven Sime Rodriguez
Deauville Gardens West Elementary School: Danika Eldora and Jadiel Vinas-Peralta
Susan E. Wiley Elementary School: Ismely Valera Flores and Hamlet Lora
Great Neck Road Elementary School: Jurnyi Payton and Michael Sime Estevez
Copiague Middle School: Kayden Callaghan and Taraji Lewis
Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School: Joshua Osofsky and Rosangel Peralta Plasencia

 

Date Added: 5/17/2024

Copiague Students Collaborate to Beautify the Community

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Working together to beautify their school and community, Copiague Middle School students in the Builders Club and the Tree Huggerz Club planted the flowerbeds in front of the middle school. The Builders Club purchased the plants, mulch and fencing and with the expertise of the Tree Huggerz, the students all made a colorful difference in the school community.

Date Added: 5/15/2024

Middle School Student-Artists at Art Museum

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The Copiague Middle School Advanced Studio Art class recently took a field trip to the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, accompanied by art teacher Maria Ostrofsky. The students focused on an exhibition called The Art of Food.

Date Added: 5/9/2024

Physical Education Lessons in Teamwork at Middle School

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Eighth graders at Copiague Middle School learned the lessons of teamwork during a recent physical education class. Students were divided into small groups that participated in fun challenges. Surrounded by stations with cones, balls, foam rollers and buckets, the students were tasked with collecting these items but first they needed to perform the exercise: sit-ups, jumping jacks, burpees or pushups – that was labeled for each item. Once they collected the items, they brought them back to the station where they worked together to attempt to build the highest structure in five minutes.

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Date Added: 5/6/2024

Middle School Artist Named Winner in Town of Babylon Contest

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Copiague Middle School student-artist Alice Pierre-Joseph was named a third-place winner in the Town of Babylon Annual Art Contest. Her award-winning artwork was among 200 entries in the 11–19-year-old category. The Town of Babylon held an open art exhibition on April 5.

Date Added: 4/16/2024