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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.

 

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Student-Photographer Adds Unique Beauty to School

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Zoe Richman, an eighth-grader at Accompsett Middle School, is using her keen eye for photography to brighten up the hallways of her school.

Richman’s love of photography prompted her to show some of the photos on her cellphone to her art teacher last year, Jennifer Kapps-Fleming. Working with her teacher, Richman took still-life photos of different objects found in the elective rooms in the school.
 
After photographing and editing the photos, Richman met with the teachers so they could choose the photo that best represented their classrooms. The pictures are now permanently framed installations featured outside of each class, to add beauty to the school in a unique way and also help students identify classrooms. For example, the art room features a photo of colored pencils and paint, while the chorus room highlights piano keys.

Richman’s photos can be found outside the home and career, technology, music, art, band rooms and more. This school year, she plans to start phase two of the project, photographing the core classes throughout the building. 
 

Planting Brightens Outdoor Space

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Sarah Adamo, a senior at High School West, decided to give something back to the school community that is so special to her.

As part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Adamo built garden box planters for the outdoor space at Accompsett Middle School. The planters, which she painted blue and feature AMS displayed on the outside, are filled with different plantings to beautify the outdoor space used during recess and outdoor educational instruction.

Adamo has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten and has been working on her Gold Award project since last May. She choose AMS because of the personal connection she feels toward the school. “I remember all of the teachers and administrators who made my years here a great experience,” she said. “Now students can use this space to learn as part of the horticulture elective class as well.” Adamo also made garden boxes for the local nursing homes. 

Smithtown Schools Remember 9/11

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Throughout the district, each of the schools remembered and recognized Sept. 11 by engaging in different observances and activities.

Many schools started the day with a moment of silence prior to morning announcements. At Great Hollow Middle School, the morning announcements throughout the week included relevant character education messages. Students at Accompsett Middle School displayed flags outside the building and Principal Paul McNeil delivered a message over the public announcement system to all students. 

Smithtown Elementary School held a moment of silence and spoke about the importance of honoring the bravery of those who help others, such as firefighters and police. At Dogwood Elementary School, fifth-graders read an article, held age-appropriate class discussions and wrote essays and poems on why they are proud to be an American. Dogwood fourth-grade students created a project on their heroes. The outside walkways and lawn of the St. James Elementary School were filled with flags placed by students at the start of the school day on 9/11.

High School East lessons examined 9/11 from different viewpoints. Some teachers explored the history and impact of 9/11 since most students were not alive when the event happened. Psychology classes examined the toll traumatic events like 9/11 can have on a country and its people. Government classes assessed the impact 9/11 had on civil liberties in the United States. Some history courses explored the variety of changes that took place in the aftermath of the attacks. Furthermore, they examined the lessons that can be learned from 9/11. Some teachers chose to discuss how we could find hope in despair by choosing to be of service to the community in which they live.

 

First Day of School

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Smithtown Central School District welcomed back students and staff on Sept. 7 to kick off the 2017-2018 school year. The first day of school was bustling with activity. Check out our slideshow to see some first day of school highlights.