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Udall’s Current Events Teams Rank at Top of Nation

Udall’s Current Events Teams Rank at Top of Nation
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After their first meet of the school year, the eighth-grade current events team at Udall is ranked first in the nation, and the school’s seventh-grade team is ranked third nationally. In addition, four different seventh- and eighth-graders are either tied for first place or stand alone in first place.

Udall’s current events teams are made up of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. At meetings, students research and debate issues facing the nation and the world, such as global warming, new legislation and America’s relationships with other countries. Four times during the school year, the students take a test on current events, which is submitted to the National Current Events League. Udall is then ranked alongside student scores from across the nation.

“These teams provide the students with opportunities to voice their opinions on issues happening in their lives and back up their ideas with relevant evidence,” said Principal Daniel Marquardt.



Udall Students Learn How to Stay Safe Online

Udall Students Learn How to Stay Safe Online
In an effort to enlighten students about internet safety, Suffolk County Police Department Officer Sabrina Pitch recently visited Tricia Mileti’s health classes at Udall to teach them how to stay safe and treat others with respect while online.

A Special Day for 25 West Islip Tuba Players

A Special Day for 25 West Islip Tuba Players

Once again, West Islip had the largest representation at the 37th annual Day of Tuba, sending a record 25 students to the Central Islip event featuring various clinics, rehearsals, vendors, a master class and an evening concert featuring approximately 200 students in a massed ensemble.

Aspiring West Islip musicians who participated ranged from grades 5-12 and included students from Bayview, Bellew, Manetuck and Oquenock elementary schools; Beach Street and Udall middle schools; and the high school. Two high schoolers, Matt Cammarano and Evan Trommer, were selected to perform with the All-Star Ensemble.

Udall Middle Schoolers Learn Leadership at Sayville Conference

Udall Middle Schoolers Learn Leadership at Sayville Conference
Students at Udall recently attended a leadership conference at Sayville Middle School.  

Undefeated Udall – Field Hockey Team Finishes Season 10-0

Undefeated Udall – Field Hockey Team Finishes Season 10-0
The field hockey team at Udall recently ended the season undefeated, finishing with an outstanding 10-0 record.

A Second Successful Color Run for West Islip

A Second Successful Color Run for West Islip

More than 700 members of the community joined in the fantastic fun at the second annual West Islip Health and Wellness Alliance Color Run. The Color Run helps the Alliance fulfill its goal to reduce substance abuse among local youth, to create a strong collaboration within the community and to cultivate healthy attitudes and behaviors.

“This year’s Color Run was another success story,” said Tim Horan, the district’s director of health, physical education, athletics, recreation, and family and consumer science. “Students, children, parents, families, community groups, teachers and administrators braved the winds and had a blast. My special thanks go out to all the volunteers for their efforts, as it couldn’t happen without their help.”