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Beach Street Middle School

17 Beach Street, West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 930-1600  FAX (631) 893-3318

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Mr. Andrew O'Farrell,  Principal

Principal's Secretary: Vickie Wolff

Ms. Donna DeFreitas, Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal's Secretary: Lisa Chiarelli

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

PTA President:  Christina Marks

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Current News

West Islip’s Middle School Pen Pals

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Aspiring pen pals at Beach Street recently wrote inspiring letters and sent them over to their counterparts at Udall, and the Udall students wrote back, making a meaningful connection.

A “Tell-Tale” Trial at Beach Street

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Eighth graders in Siobhan Kelly's class at Beach Street recently put the narrator from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” on trial, showing the guest judges their skill in supporting a claim with evidence.  

Beach Street Teachers Show College Pride

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March Madness College Week at Beach Street featured teachers displaying which colleges they attended on their classroom doors.

Middle Schooler Pays Surprise Virtual Visit to Bellew Third-Grade Class

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A special reader recently paid a virtual visit to Bellew. Beach Street’s A.J. DeMaio, a former student of Bellew teacher Mary Stewart, surprised her current class on Google Meet, reading Mo Willems’ “I Really Like Slop” to the third graders. The book was recommended by DeMaio’s sister Olivia, a member of Stewart’s class. After a theatrical reading, DeMaio discussed life at middle school, answering the younger students’ questions on the lunchroom, lockers and his favorite class.

Beach Street Computer Students Share How to “ESCAPE” Junk News

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Three eighth graders at Beach Street – Lauren Hand, Sasha Lavrovsky and Addison O’Hara – were recognized for their well-designed and informative infographic projects in Trish Portnoy’s Advanced Computer Essentials course.

The students used the anagram “ESCAPE” to learn how to identify junk news by considering evidence, source, context, audience, purpose and execution when reading any social media post or print or web article. Infographic materials were sourced from NewseumED, and the students used Canva to create posters that were judged by James Grover, the district’s director of mathematics, business education, and family and consumer sciences.