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



Mission Statement

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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.

 

March 11, 2020
Dear Accompsett Middle School Community,

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently released accountability ratings for all school districts and schools throughout the state.  Accountability determinations are made based upon a variety of data, including student performance on the New York State English Language Arts and mathematics assessments, among other things, as part of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

NYSED has designated Accompsett Middle School as a Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school.  As a result of this TSI designation, the Smithtown Central School District has been identified as a Target District.  The complex formula used to determine accountability ratings considers how various subgroups within the school performed on assessments in the 2018-2019 school year.  In addition to actual student performance, the non-participation (opt-out) of students on the assessments is also factored into the accountability calculations.

At Accompsett Middle School, the students in one subgroup (economically disadvantaged) did not meet the performance expectations set by New York State.  It is important to note, however, that this subgroup had a 66.1% opt-out rate on last year’s ELA and mathematics assessments.  Due to the high number of test refusals, the number of students in this subgroup who took the assessments was quite small.  The high number of test refusals was a significant factor in this accountability identification.  

As a result of this identification, the District and school will be required to follow a series of actions that have been prescribed by NYSED over the next two years.

I strongly believe that designating Accompsett Middle School as a TSI school based solely on the performance of a small number of students in a single subgroup does not accurately represent the quality of the District, faculty, staff or students.  This identification is not consistent with the actual achievement of the students in the district or in this particular subgroup.

In Smithtown, we educate the whole child and take pride in offering students an outstanding education.  We are honored to serve all students and will continue to support and maintain high expectations for everyone.

Respectfully,
Russell Stewart
Interim Superintendent of Schools  


Wellness Resources

 

September 11, 2019 - Law Enforcement Message about School Threats


Next Fall, any 7th or 8th grade students interested in going out for Cheerleading, Kickline, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, or Girls Tennis, must have the required sports paperwork into the Health Office at AMS or Athletics Office at NYA by August 19th. Health Screening/ Medical Update forms must be dated after August 5th.

 

 

 

AMS Shows Off Aquaponics System

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Students in Amy Olander’s science class at Accompsett Middle School are learning all about the plant cycle and how to grow plants hydroponically. The classes are using an aquaponics system to show how the eco-cycle works. The tank,  which is housed in the back of the classroom, uses hydroponics for plants while the whole nitrogen cycle keeps the fish and plants healthy. The waste/bacteria from the fish breaks down and turns into fertilizer to feed the plants. The class plans to use the system to grow vegetables and greens.

Middle School Robotics Team Make Their Mark

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The robotics teams from Smithtown’s three middle schools recently competed in a regional qualifier at William Floyd High School. The teams were to design, build, test a working robot to perform a variety of tasks while also researching a solution to a chosen problem regarding living in a city and the logistics of keeping a city running as well as the issues that may come with it.

Great Hollow Middle School’s teams (the Electronic Brick Breakers and the Electronic Bulls) worked together showing amazing teamwork and cooperation while their robots scored more than 100 points each.  After the successful day, an Alliance round is made where a team is randomly paired with another team at the competition so they can work together and score as many points as possible with their robots. The Electronic Brick Breakers worked together with their paired team well enough to score first place in the Alliance Round, taking home a trophy that interlocks with the other team.

Nesquake Middle School’s Quake robotics team received the robot award for mechanical design. This award recognizes a team that designs and develops a mechanically sound robot that is durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions. The Quakebotz team received the robot design award for strategy and innovation. This award recognizes a team that uses solid engineering practices and a well-developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high performing robot.




AMS Crowns Geo Bee Winner

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Accompsett Middle School held the final round of the National Geographic Geography Bee. Prior to the school-wide round, all of the finalists successfully completed the individual classroom and academic team rounds. In the upcoming weeks, Geography Bee winner Daniel Davidsen will complete a written test to qualify him to represent his school on the state level.

AMS Crowns Spelling Bee Champ

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Congratulations to Jillian Derodel, this year’s winner of the Accompsett Middle School Spelling Bee. After a challenging set of rounds against her competitors, Jillian won with the correct spelling of “tarry” in the 13th round. Pending the results of a written exam, Jillian may advance to the regional Spelling Bee competition at the Krasnoff Theater at LIU Post on March 12.