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Beach Street Middle School

17 Beach Street, West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 930-1600

Beach Principal







Mr. Andrew O'Farrell,  Principal

Principal's Secretary: TBD 

Ms. Donna DeFreitas, Assistant Principal

Nurse: Christine Kerrigan
Phone: (631) 930-1620
Fax: (631) 893-3027

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Grades 6-8

School Hours: 8:05 am - 2:38 pm 

PTA President:  Mrs. Kim Colonna

All requests for records and inquiries may be made by calling Beach Street’s main office or guidance at 631-930-1600/1610.


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Planetarium Program Returns

Planetarium Program Returns

In a return of a popular science initiative, West Islip students from kindergarten through eighth grade have been visiting the high school’s planetarium this year. Each grade experiences a customized planetarium program, guided by high school astronomy teacher Thomas Vitti.

“I feel truly blessed to be able to share with the West Islip community the wonders of the universe and to be able to use this planetarium to spark interest in our night sky,” said Vitti.

Six Student-Artists Chosen for Colors Exhibit

Six Student-Artists Chosen for Colors Exhibit
Six Student-Artists Chosen for Colors Exhibit 2
Six Student-Artists Chosen for Colors Exhibit 3
Six exceptional West Islip student-artists – Beach Street eighth-graders Emily Bahm and Skylar Zimmerly, Oquenock fifth-graders Lily Locovare and Hayden Wolin, and Bellew third-grader Quinn Butler and second-grader Aaron Williams – were recently selected for the 21st annual Colors of Long Island student art exhibit. Their work will be displayed at Stony Brook’s Long Island Museum from Feb. 22 through April 7. The West Islip students will also be honored at a reception for the artists on March 24.

Ten from West Islip Play at SCMEA Day of Horn

Ten from West Islip Play at SCMEA Day of Horn
Ten exceptional West Islip music students - Delaney Bartling, Jillian Olfano and Francesca Tofano from Bayview; Erick Burciaga, Caitlin Fallon and Courtney Xippolitos from Beach Street; Anthony Pickering from Udall; and Jonathan Delanoy, Thomas Interrante and Sophia Randazzo from the high school – recently participated in the 14th annual Day of Horn, held by the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association at Northport High School.

The event featured a master class and recital by a guest artist from the United States Marine Band as well as exhibits, rehearsals, clinics and performances.  

Beach Street Students Explore Dialogue with Flipgrid

Beach Street Students Explore Dialogue with Flipgrid

Theresa Robertson’s students at Beach Street are using Flipgrid to record their own vocabulary videos. Each student takes 10 vocabulary words and creates a dialogue on a subject of their choice, then practices their writing skills in creating a script. Once it is rehearsed, the student records their dialogue.

“All of my students have access to see the resulting videos,” said Robertson. “It helps them to see the words utilized in different scenarios and in different parts of speech, and to gain a greater understanding of the words.”

Four Fantastic Artists Chosen for NYSATA

Artwork from four West Islip students – eighth-graders Katie Callaghan and Abigail Narra from Beach Street, and freshmen Tyler Busching and Keirsten Nizen from the high school – was selected for the New York State Art Teachers Association’s 29th annual Legislative Student Art Exhibition. Their work will be displayed by NYSATA in Albany from Feb. 25 to March 7.