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Udall Road Middle School

900 Udall Road, West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 930-1650  FAX (631) 893-3301
School Hours: 8:05 am - 2:38 pm
Grades 6-8


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Dr. Daniel Marquardt,  Principal

Ms. Robyn Southard, Assistant Principal

Principal's Secretary:  Lois VanMeurs
Assistant Principal's Secretary: Donna Cama

Nurse:  Suzanne O'Connor (631) 930-1670
FAX (63) 669-0329 

PTA President: Sam Coppola

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West Islip Named a Best Community for Music Education

West Islip Named a Best Community for Music Education
The district has earned a 2019 Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its exceptional achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

“Our district is proud that our commitment to providing top-notch music education has been recognized,” said Eric Albinder, director of art and music education.

West Islip Sends Over 85 Student-Musicians to SCMEA Festivals


More than 85 West Islip outstanding student-musicians from grades 5-10 were selected to perform in the Suffolk County Music Educators Association All-County festivals in March.

High school freshmen and sophomores chosen were Christopher Acosta, Dylan Bruno, Matthew Cammarano, Drake Castonguay, Eve Castonguay, Aidan Ciesluk, Taylor Davies, Jonathan Delanoy, Jack Denning, Amanda Ditaranto, Daniel Himbele, Bruce Konopa, Antonia LaFemina, Marina Lankford, Sophia Lopez, Elizabeth Lundquist, Alexandra Mahany, Grace Mineo, Emma Musial, Andrew Palmer, Lindsey Pritchard, Sophia Randazzo, Luke Schuffenhauer, Dorian Scourtos, Jake Siffert, Kyle Tran and Karina Vartanian.

Udall sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders chosen were Warren Auty, Marissa Beyhl, Carlie Brunengraber, Mia Cuozzo, Jordan Fileti, Michael Harbord, Thomas Kerrigan, Maria Lettieri, James Mattel, Kayla McEvoy, Daniel Pipitone, Mason Ploufee, Andrew Rao, Alexandra Scourtos, Lucas Scourtos, Nicholas Soulos, Aaron Tomasello and Nicholas Vallejo.

Beach Street sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders chosen were Sophia Bahm, James Delanoy, Andrew DiStefano, Jack Dyer, Emma Fallon, Vivian G, Julianna Gargiulo, Abigail Huners, Isabella LaBarca, Avery Lanzarotta, Alexander Lee, Nicholas Locurto, Sophia Marker, Shane Marshall, Alexandra Martorella, Lauren McCann, Grace Mileski, Teagan McGuire, Kevin Pilewski, Kevin Ryan, Mason Solomon, Sophia Stehlik, Skylar Zimmerly and Carter Zito.

Bayview fifth-graders chosen were Leah Gallagher, Caitlin McNamee, Cara Thaxter, Francesca Tofano and Angelina Tummel.

Bellew fifth-graders chosen were Anthony DeMaio, James Kennedy, Gianna Owens and Gavin Pollock.

Manetuck fifth-graders chosen were Bruno Basile, Jovan Brewster, Christopher Gee, Kaitlyn Kelly and Noah Pipitone.

Oquenock fifth-graders chosen were Brienna Baione, Elizabeth Mastroddi, Vanessa Rogler and Caitlyn Vail.

McCray Appointed as School Safety Director


This school year, the district appointed Byron McCray as director of school safety. McCray is responsible for overseeing peace officers, investigators, school security and training, working in close collaboration with district and school administrators to further develop appropriate procedures and protocols to provide a safe and secure school environment.

He joined West Islip after many years in public service and law enforcement, including serving as a supervisor at Brentwood School District, a New York State Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security instructor, a sergeant and officer in charge of training as well as an academy instructor for the New York Racing Association, and regional director of operations and community relations for criminal justice agency NYC TASC.

A native of Brooklyn now residing in Bay Shore, McCray was educated at John Jay College, FEMA Emergency Management Institute and Pace Law School, and also attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Rockland County Police Academy and SUNY Delhi Police Academy for law enforcement training and professional development.

“I have a strong interest in school safety, community relations, transparency in law enforcement and the development of programs that focus on community engagement and interaction,” said McCray. “I believe that this coupled with my extensive experience and proven leadership abilities will serve as a vital resource to the West Islip School District for years to come.”

Udall’s Young Scientists Explore High School Research

Udall’s Young Scientists Explore High School Research

Research classes from Udall visited the high school research lab on Feb. 26 to learn what high school research projects are all about. First, the younger scientists worked alongside high school research students to conduct a DNA extraction lab experiment, guided by teacher Mary Kroll. The high school students then shared poster presentations from their own research projects with the middle schoolers.

“I think that middle school students can benefit from seeing what opportunities we have at the high school for the sciences,” said senior Gabrielle Camillery, who presented her Advanced Research II project on how effective essential oils and other household products were in limiting the growth of e coli and other nuisance fungi. “Through this visit, they learned that they can really have a very hands-on experience at the high school and figure out what their passion is and what they want to do.”

HS Students Visit Middle Schools to Share Passion for Business

HS Students Visit Middle Schools to Share Passion for Business
HS Students Visit Middle Schools to Share Passion for Business 2
HS Students Visit Middle Schools to Share Passion for Business 3

Members of the high school’s Future Business Leaders of America club, moderated by Monica Krawczyk and Joanne Macrelli, recently visited introductory and advanced computing classes at the district’s Beach Street and Udall Road middle schools to put their leadership skills to practical use.

Students Nickole Aponte, Anthony Cairo, Matt Cairo, Kyle Dragelin, Gianna Fiorvanti, Catherine Fregosi, Ava Gmelch, Catie Lang, Francesca Lent, Delaney O’Shea, Evan Raible and Holly Schweitzer spoke to Beach Street students about the benefits of taking business education courses in high school, while Julianna Budriss, Aidan Kelly, Brian Kilkelly, Valeria Medina, Joseph Montiglio, Sarah Olenik, Paul Peragine, Anthony Riviezzo, Frank Riviezzo, Edward Smith, and Tobias Wefering talked to classes at Udall.

After their presentations, the high schoolers networked with the younger students, learning about the latter’s career goals and what career paths they would like to pursue. The visits provided the high school students with a stronger awareness of student needs and confidence in their own abilities as speakers and presenters.

“Many of these students bring a wealth of information to the middle school because of the business courses they have taken and clubs they have joined, as well as the palette of interesting field trips, visits with industry guest speakers imparting real-world knowledge, and array of valuable opportunities we have provided them with,” said Macrelli. “We feel that it is advantageous for our middle school students to hear and learn about the many interesting and innovative opportunities open to them once they become high school freshmen.”