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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

Builders Club Spreads Love at Senior Center

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Members of the Copiague Middle School Builders Club spread their kindness and love just in time for Valentine’s Day when they made their annual visit to the Tanner Park Senior Center in Copiague on Feb. 7. Alongside their club adviser Maria Ostrofsky, the students created handmade cards filled with Valentine’s messages. They delivered the cards – along with a red rose – to the senior citizens to brighten their day. The students also made their way to the dance floor to practice alongside the seniors.

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Date Added: 2/16/2024

Student-Musicians Make Their Mark at All-County

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Forty students in grades five through 10 in the Copiague School District have been selected to represent Copiague at the Suffolk County Music Educators’ All-County Festivals at Huntington High School in March. Students were chosen based on their participation in the 2023 NYSSMA solo festival and teacher recommendation.

Congratulations to the following student-musicians:

Susan E. Wiley Elementary School: Jealyn Guelee (flute); Amber Joseph (flute); Lonnae Leftenant (baritone/band); Yadelyn Rodriguez (trombone); and Chloe Silva (baritone/band)

Great Neck Road Elementary School: Alexa Garcia (trumpet)

Deauville Gardens East Elementary School: Omari Michel (alto saxophone)

Deauville Gardens West Elementary School: Janiyah Powell (flute)

Copiague Middle School: Gabriella Agtuca (percussion); Angela Calderon (baritone/band); Kaitlyn Caldwell (clarinet); Alejandro Claros-Sanchez (baritone II/chorus); Carter Deegan (trombone 1); Daniel Deegan (baritone/band); Naviana Feliciano (soprano); Amanda Gamarra (voice II/chorus); Mac Kensie Goodman (baritone/band); Isabel Hemmes (clarinet ); Antonio Joseph (clarinet); Lenna Karwowska (alto saxophone); Dasha Krutyansky (voice II/chorus); Davi Malik (alto saxophone); Elias Palacios (baritone II/chorus); Miley Rodriguez (alto/chorus); Isabella Rufrano (alto/chorus); Delilah Sotomayor (voice II/chorus); Valerie Salce (clarinet); and Nathalie Tejada Ortiz (voice II/chorus)

Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School: Christopher Cobian (tenor/chorus); Carmila Dezume (soprano/chorus); Dianna Espinal (alto/chorus); Wagner Garcia (bass/chorus); Gabriela Gonzales (soprano/chorus); Alexandra Kaleka (clarinet); Veronica Karwowska (trumpet); Jeannine Queensborough (alto/chorus); Josue Quintanilla (bass/chorus); Analiz Rosario (alto/chorus); Carissa Spencer (trumpet); and Daniel Zheng (trumpet)

Date Added: 2/5/2024

Student Accomplishments Honored

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A select number of students were honored for their hard work, dedication and overall academic performance prior to the Jan. 22 board of education meeting in the Copiague School District. The student recognition awards are held only twice per year, and the Copiague Board of Education selects students who have been chosen by administrators, teachers and staff in their respective buildings for their efforts.

The awards are presented to a small number of students for their extra special accomplishments. “Being honored is a very special award in and of itself,” said Copiague School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon. “Appearing in front of your parents, friends, community and the board of education is a distinction. 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.”

Congratulations to the following students: Deauville Gardens East Elementary School – Zoe Espinal Castro and Elvis Sanchez Balbuena; Deauville Gardens West Elementary School – Caleb Johnson and Lael Carol Renee Quarles; Great Neck Road Elementary School – Grace Cisneros Santillana and Asma Lounici; Susan. E. Wiley Elementary School – Jealyn Guelee and Amber Joseph; Copiague Middle School – Marie Andkerla E. Pierre, Kyle Belgrave, Jace Carter, Kimberly Corvera Molina, Zoey Khisova, Christian McCue and Isabella Rufrano; and Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School – Rebecca Alara, Mohamad Altenbakji, Genesis Martinez Gomez, Shawn Smaldon, Victoria Wheby, Carlos Zelayandia Reyes and Tiffany Zincz.

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Date Added: 2/2/2024

Middle School Lessons in Digital Technology

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For the past four years, the Copiague Middle School English department has incorporated one of the district’s technology goals on cyber awareness and security into several lessons beginning in October. With the ever-increasing concern for the “digital footprints” of students, as well as Artificial Intelligence, librarian Dawn Koziarz and middle school English chairman Chris Gaudioso collaborated to conduct a series of lessons in the library. During the school year, all seventh and eighth grade English classes are scheduled to attend these presentations. The topics cover AI and its impact on education as well as society, the benefits and pitfalls of social media, and the “footprint” we leave when using all forms of technology.

Date Added: 1/18/2024