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Beach Street Middle School

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

Beach Principal






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Mr. Andrew O'Farrell,  Principal
Vickie Wolff, Senior Office Assistant

Ms. Amanda Harvey, Assistant Principal
Lisa Chiarelli, Senior Office Assistant

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

PTA President:  Kristen Romey



Current News

Blue and Gold Shine During Homecoming Festivities

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The beautiful fall weather set the stage as the West Islip community came together to celebrate homecoming on Oct. 23. Led by West Islip High School’s Marching Lions band, the blue and gold-clad community kicked off the day with a parade down Higbie Lane.

From the youngest Lions cheerleaders and football players to the color guard, kick line and varsity cheer squad, the West Islip community marched together for the walk to Wayne Shierant Field at Alumni Stadium. This year’s floats were tied to a Disney theme with the freshman class showing off “Finding Nemo,” the sophomores with the “Tangled” theme, the junior class featuring “Monsters Inc.” and the seniors designed around “Toy Story.” Homecoming royalty were Nick Scarmozzino and Sophia Leccese, named Mr. and Ms. West Islip, followed by runners up Mason Barany and Lea Parascandola.

Once at the football field, the varsity Lions took on Division II rival Bellport. While the Lions weren’t able to secure the homecoming win, some of the highlights included a sack of the Clippers quarterback in the first quarter, a 10-yard run and a 31-yard pass in the second quarter, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Community Shows Off its ‘Colorful’ Side During Run

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Combining fun with exercise, West Islip School District held its fifth annual Color Run on Oct. 17. More than 400 community members celebrated health, wellness and community spirit by walking or running a 1-mile course around the West Islip High School grounds. At designated markers, color runners were doused in different colored powders. Paul J. Bellew Elementary School won a gift card for school supplies from the Health and Wellness Alliance for having the greatest number of student participants. The district thanks the Health and Wellness Alliance for its efforts in coordinating the event.

New Assistant Principal Named at Beach Street Middle

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West Islip School District has appointed Amanda Harvey as assistant principal at Beach Street Middle School. She officially began the new position on Aug. 25.

Ms. Harvey has been an elementary teacher in the West Islip School District for 23 years, working as a first grade teacher for 21 years. She also currently holds a position as an adjunct professor at Brandman University since 2008.

“With 23 years of experience in the West Islip School District, I am motivated and grateful to continue to work and grow with the West Islip students, staff and community at Beach Street Middle School,” Ms. Harvey said. “I look forward to being a part of the welcoming Beach Street family where together, we will continue to strive for excellence.”

Ms. Harvey holds both a bachelor’s degree in science and a master’s degree in reading K-12 from SUNY Cortland. She also is certified as a school administrator and supervisor and school district administrator.

Weather Doesn’t Dampen First Day Spirits

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Despite the wet weather conditions, students throughout the West Islip School District were all smiles as they entered their respective buildings for the start of the 2021-2022 schools year on Sept. 1. This year, the pre-kindergarten students are be part of a full-day program and are looking forward to their first experiences in the district. Kindergarten and first graders were accompanied off their buses and met by staff and explored their new teachers and classrooms. Sixth and ninth grade students were also welcomed into their new buildings and had the chance to get acquainted with their teachers and classmates. As the day went on, students eased into their new schedules and routines and settled in for a productive year ahead.