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Main Office: (631) 382-2300
Principal - Mr. McNeil: (631) 382-2305
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Health Office: (631) 382-2320
Counseling Center: (631) 382-2310



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Accompsett Middle School actively promotes achievement, manners, and spirit by providing a safe and supportive learning environment which nurtures each student’s academic, social, emotional, and physical development while challenging them to reach their full  potential. Achievement  – we will reach our academic goals Manners – we will model polite behavior Spirit – we will demonstrate commitment to our school at Accompsett Middle School, the faculty, staff, administrators, and parents collaborate to provide a learning community which meets the needs of young adolescents.

 

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Honoring Retirees

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At the May 22 board of education meeting, district honored its dedicated faculty and staff who will be retiring at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane announced the names of each retiree before presenting those in attendance with Certificates of Recognition on behalf of the board of education, honoring their years of service to the district’s students. A brief reception was also held at district offices prior to the board meeting to celebrate the retirees.

The district congratulates the following retirees: 
Elizabeth Braunreuther 
Debra Canning
Georgianna Colino
Paul Cornwell
Barbara Delach
Helene Suarez Doheny 
Kim Emery
Ingrid Hrvatin
Jane Jordan
Hester Kanakaris
Elaine Kruk
Rosanne Lazarus
Amy Mannarino
James Markey
Vincent Mazza
Diane McGuire
Claire Heatley Mueller
Jeffrey Netter
Joan Pisano
Louise Prescott
Debra Pymm 
Gregory Rivera Jr.
Ann Marie Scholz
Alice Serio 
Dolores Seyffert
Ellen Smith
Linda Stackow
William Stockman
Laurie Sweeney
Antonio Tardio
Margaret Wilkey
Debra Zaleski

Accompsett MS Student Has Q&A with Physicist Kip Thorne

Accompsett MS Student Has Q&A with Physicist Kip Thorne photo
Accompsett Middle School seventh-grader John Galletta is a future budding physicist. So when he had a chance to initiate an online question and answer session with a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, he jumped at the opportunity. Accompsett Middle School science teacher Louis Mincieli attended a lecture featuring the award-winning physicist Kip Thorne in late March at Stony Brook University. After encouraging his student to watch it, Galletta had some questions about the lecture after watching it online. His teacher encouraged him to reach out to Thorne, who responded to his questions about gravity and quantum effects. 

Memorial Day Tribute Displayed at Accompsett MS

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To honor local military heroes this Memorial Day, Accompsett Middle School organized its second annual Flags for Freedom program. Organized by the school’s Parent-Teacher Association and the National Junior Honor Society, participants could purchase a flag for $25 in honor or memory of loved ones who have or are serving in the military. 

On May 17, the PTA and members of the National Junior Honor Society worked on the grounds in front of the school, cleaning up the flower beds and setting up the flags for display. Profits from the sale of the flags will be donated to America’s VetDogs, a local nonprofit that helps veterans with service dogs, and Boots on the Ground, a local veterans activity center.

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Parent University Addresses Safety, Security

Parent University Addresses Safety, Security photo

To address the safety and security of students and staff throughout the district, the Smithtown Central School District invited parents and community members to its spring Parent University School Safety Forum on May 7 at Smithtown High School West.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane spoke about the safety and security practices in place including the visitor management system, security entrances and vestibules, security cameras and routine evacuation/fire/lockdown drills. 

District, county and law enforcement representatives were on hand to discuss the district’s emergency planning and responses in the event of a threat to school safety. Jack Blaum, the district’s security consultant, and Joe Rizzo, chief of security, spoke about the district’s safety measures, practices and procedures. They addressed concerns about keeping buildings secure, preventative measures, fire evacuation procedures and ongoing security upgrades.

Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel Services Mona Tobin addressed the audience regarding communication with parents and community members and reunification plans in the event of an emergency.