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West Islip High SchoolWest Islip High School

1 Lions Path West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 504-5800   FAX (631) 893-3270

Dr. Anthony Bridgeman, Principal

ib logo Dr. Anthony Bridgeman, Principal
Principal's Secretary: Vickie Passarelli

Mr. Craig Gielarowski, Assistant Principal
Secretary: Tana Patti

Ms. Lynn Summers, Assistant Principal
Secretary: Pam Riker

Ms. Danielle Mammolito, Assistant Principal
Secretary: Marianne Gariglio


Julia Johnson, PTSA President

Important Phone Numbers

  • Attendance: (631) 504-5820
  • Counseling Office: (631) 504-5830
  • Nurse's Office
    Phone: (631) 504-5825
    Fax: (631) 321-0820
  • Anna Harris - (631) 504-5826
  • Sharon Kerrigan - (631) 504-5827
  • Alternative School: (631) 504-5851

Current News

High School Student-Musician Vartanian Recognized with County Proclamation

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Suffolk County Legislator Steven J. Flotteron recently presented high school student Karina Vartanian with a Suffolk County proclamation to recognize her song, “Thank You for the Memories,” which Vartanian composed and recorded as a tribute to her school’s graduating seniors in the Class of 2020.

HS Student Composes Memorable Tribute to Class of 2020

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High school student Karina Vartanian recently composed and recorded a song, “Thank You for the Memories,” as a tribute to the school’s graduating Class of 2020. Vartanian also created a collage video for the song.

“During this past school year, I took a music technology class run by my favorite teacher, Mr. Willis,” Vartanian said. “He taught me many different techniques throughout the year. Unfortunately, that time was cut short, but that didn’t stop my desire to continue to create and apply his teachings. I decided during quarantine, for Mr. Willis’ homework assignments, that I would write this song dedicated to the Class of 2020 and the teachers. It was such an amazing challenge to take on. Even though I am not a senior, I hope I was able to express all the emotions they are probably feeling.”

“Clap-Out” Salutes Seniors

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On the last official day of school, West Islip High School held a “Clap-Out” for the graduating Class of 2020. District and high school administrators, teachers and staff lined the sidewalk at the school on June 19 to celebrate and “clap-out” the graduates. Seniors and their families in cars, decorated with pride in blue and gold, paraded down Lion’s Path and exited through the Barberry Gate one last time. 

“Congratulations to our graduates, their families and friends,” said the school’s principal, Dr. Anthony Bridgeman.


A “Dynamite” Virtual Performance by the Marching Lions

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The high school’s Marching Lions band recently collaborated on a video project, presenting a virtual performance of “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz.

“Congratulations to all Marching Lions members for their contributions to this amazing video,” said Director James Krais.

Lawn Signs Show Love for West Islip’s Class of 2020

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Showing their love and care for the Class of 2020, more than two dozen high school teachers and staff members recently volunteered to deliver lawn signs to the homes of this year’s seniors. Proudly dressed in the school colors of blue and gold, the educators gathered safely to decorate their cars before heading out for deliveries. Students were greeted with surprise visits from their teacher, guidance counselor or administrator, honking happily in their honor. Some students even were visited by the school’s Lion mascot.

The lawn sign fundraiser began back in January as one of the Class of 2020’s last big fundraisers of the school year. When the pandemic closed the school, the fundraiser was extended and continued. Senior class advisers Tara Annunziata and Alissa Nanda wanted to do something special for the seniors, and thought it would be fun to get other teachers involved and give them a chance to put smiles on their students’ faces. 

“So many parents and students were overjoyed to see us at their doorstep after so many weeks,” said Annunziata.  “We want to thank all who volunteered to help make this delivery an overwhelming success. The Class of 2020 is a special class and will continue to be honored throughout the rest of the school year.”