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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: Vickie Wolff

Ms. Donna DeFreitas, Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal's Secretary: Lisa Chiarelli

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

Counseling Department Website

Regents Science Choice Grade 8 2019-20 School Year

Grades 6-8

School Hours: 8:05 am - 2:38 pm 

PTA President:  Dianna Kolman

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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West Islip Sends 32 Student-Musicians to SCMEA Day of Tuba

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The district again broke the record for the highest attendance at the Suffolk County Music Educators Association’s annual Day of Tuba, sending 32 students from grades 5-12 to participate in rehearsals, clinics and a massed ensemble. Several West Islip students were also selected to perform in the event’s All-Star ensemble. Held at Central Islip High School, the event featured several hundred tuba and euphonium players from across the county.

West Islip participating student-musicians were Victoria Swicord from Bayview; Lucille Charbonneau, Joseph Nealon, Savas Sioutopoulos and Colin Stueber from Bellew; Salvatore Randazzo and Matthew Rao from Oquenock; Billy DeWitt, Andrew DiStefano, Alexander Dumitru, James Kennedy, Thomas Mueller and Samantha Rivelli from Beach; Robert Govier, Michael Harbord, Thomas Kerrigan, Sydney Krowles, Laveeza Malik and Daniel Pipitone from Udall; and Matthew Cammarano, Drake Castonguay, Eve Castonguay, Andrew D'Agostino, Jonathan Delanoy, Timothy Hantzschel, Dylan Latargia, Andrew Palmer, Marisa Pastore, Sophia Randazzo, Vincent Santini, Nicholas Vallejo and Nicholas Veiga from the high school.

West Islip Fosters Good Health at Third Color Run

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For the third consecutive year, district students, staff and families enjoyed a terrific time at the West Islip Health and Wellness Alliance Color Run.

“The Color Run serves in fostering good health and lifestyle practices, decreasing stress, enhancing self-worth, learning to set goals, and building connection and communication,” said Tim Horan, the district’s director of health, physical education, athletics and recreation.  

Middle Schools Vie on the Cross-Country Course

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The friendly rivalry between Beach and Udall continued on the cross-country course on Oct. 18. After a season of racing at Belmont Lake State Park, a home course was set up on Udall’s field to showcase the talents of the schools’ athletes, arranged so that the race would be viewer friendly for parents, students and the high school varsity cross-country teams that came down to support the middle school program.

“The athletes took advantage of the temperate weather and put out some blazing fast times for the new course,” said Athletic Director Tim Horan. “As with any Udall-Beach competition, once the race ended, great sportsmanship was shown by both teams.”


A Perfect Blue and Gold Homecoming

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Led by the high school’s proud Marching Lions band, the blue and gold-clad community proudly participated in the homecoming parade on Oct. 26. From the color guard and cheerleaders, to festive floats, the sunny autumn day proved perfect for a walk to Wayne Shierant Field at Alumni Stadium. Homecoming king Paul Ciesluk and homecoming queen Jenny Brodmerkel were lauded as Mr. and Miss West Islip, flanked by runners up Mark Lu and Jaymie Espinola.

Once at the football field, the varsity Lions took on Division II rival Bellport. A thrilling Matt Calhoun touchdown with 59 seconds left in the fourth quarter earned the home team a 38-34 victory, improving their record to 6-1. Highlights included a fourth-quarter interception by Anthony Sagginario, 130 rushing yards and two touchdowns for Joe Costantino, 50 yards rushing and a TD for Dominic Sagginario, and two sacks each by Kyle Haff and Donnie Ryan.


Four from Beach Street to Perform at SCMEA Day of Jazz

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Music students Kevin Mauri (alto saxophone), Liam Curley (trombone), Charles Salamone (trombone) and Sophia Stehlik (drum set) from Beach Street were recently selected to participate in the Suffolk County Music Educators Association All-County Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, marking a record number of West Islip students ever accepted into this prestigious group. The talented musicians, selected through competitive auditions, will perform at SCMEA’s Day of Jazz on Nov. 2 at East Islip High School.