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Building a Current Events Team Dynasty at Udall

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The current events team dynasty at Udall continues, as confirmed with a string of recent accomplishments adding to top rankings for previous years. The school’s eighth-grade team came in first place in the nation, with team members Carter Rayburn and Ty Corbett earning individual second- and third-place national finishes, respectively. Udall’s seventh-grade team came in third place in the nation, with Giordana LaFemina earning an individual third-place national finish. The teams were guided by adviser Deborah Pulitano.

“Schools normally participate in four meets per year, but our students were able to accomplish this using the data from only three meets,” said Dr. Daniel Marquardt, Udall’s principal. “Congratulations to Ms. Pulitano and to her students for a job well done.”

Udall Students and Families Participate in Virtual Spirit Week

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Udall completed a Virtual Spirit Week from April 13-17, with students and teachers uploading photos to a Padlet board for each day of the week. The daily themes included Crazy Hair Day, Wear Shade Day, Team Jersey Day, a Family Fun Challenge Day and an Appreciation Day to show support for everyday heroes. At the end of the week, the school put together a video to share, compiling all of the pictures.  
“Thank you to everyone who participated in our Virtual Spirit Week,” said Dr. Daniel Marquardt, Udall’s principal. “It was great to see everyone.”

View the individual Padlet boards here:
https://padlet.com/a_bean/crazyhairday
https://padlet.com/a_bean/wearshades
https://padlet.com/a_bean/jerseyday
https://padlet.com/a_bean/Appreciation
https://padlet.com/a_bean/familyfun





An International Day of Sharing at Udall

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In early March, Udall students enjoyed an exciting International Fair, where they shared language and culture with visiting English language learners from West Islip High School.


 

West Islip Earns Another “Best Communities for Music” Honor

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The district was named a 2020 Best Communities for Music Education winner from the NAMM Foundation. The designation was earned for outstanding achievement in providing music access and education for students.

“We are very proud that West Islip’s commitment to providing the best music education possible has again been recognized,” said Eric Albinder, director of art and music education.

More Than 80 West Islip Musicians Given SCMEA All-County Honors

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More than 80 dedicated West Islip student-musicians ranging from fifth graders to sophomores were honored by the Suffolk County Music Educators Association with selection for the 2020 SCMEA All-County Festival.  

Chosen from Bayview were Chloe Bellini (All-County Band); James Aspetti and Madeline Curley (All-County Chorus); and Natalie Aspetti and Emily LaManna (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from Bellew were Ben Delanoy and Leo Mastroberti (All-County Band); Lucy Agoglia, Giavana Diaz, Kerrigan Fallo and Dylan Green (All-County Chorus); and Jeremy Duffy and Cassandra Hyland (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from Manetuck were Tessa Lamirata (All-County Band); Alexis DeLorenzo and Emily Peppin (All-County Chorus); and Julianna Locrotondo (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from Oquenock were Adam Lavelle (All-County Band); Savannah Walsh (All-County Chorus); and Ace Lerasan (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from Beach Street were Emily Dean, Leah Gallagher, Sean Koerner, Patrick Heron, Amanda Lopez, Kevin Mauri, Amy McCann, Ryan Northorn and Gavin Pollock (All-County Band); April Allegretto, Alyssa Barbieri, Skyla Becker, Caitlin Fallon, Piper Loveland, Sophia Marker, Teagan McGuire, Mason Solomon, Cara Thaxter and Francesca Tofano (All-County Chorus); and Daniel Clarke, Anthony DeMaio, Vivian Gallagher, Nicholas Locurto, Kevin Ryan and Sophia Stehlik  (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from Udall were Bruno Basile, Robert Govier, Madison DiMaggio, Evan Fogarty, Michael Harbord, Daniel Pipitone, Nicholas Soulos  and Michael Tronolone (All-County Band); Marissa Beyhl, Carlie Brunengraber, Reese Connors, Isabella Grimaldi, Giordana LaFemina, Lucas Scourtos and Aaron Tomasello (All-County Chorus); and Emma Crisafi, Dean Miller, Savannah Nelson, Braden Pritchard and Dana Shi (All-County Orchestra).

Chosen from the high school were Sophia Bahm, Drake Castonguay, John Denning,  Dylan Latargia, Jack Locurto, Christopher Palazzo, Mark Peragine and Michael Woss (All-County Band); Warren Auty, Ruth Boucher, Jack Dyer, Robert Jensen, Isabella LaBarca, Lauren McCann and Grace Mineo (All-County Chorus); and Kaitlyn Caragiulo, Taylor Davies, Timothy Hantzchel, Alexander Lee and Emma Musial (All-County Orchestra).