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Health Office:
(631) 382-5115
Counseling Center:
(631) 382-5130
Principal - Mr. McCabe:
(631) 382-5105
Assistant Principal - Mr. Furey:
(631) 382-5120
Counselor - Jennifer Harnett (A-K):

(631) 382-5136
Counselor - Stephanie Mueller (L-Z):

(631) 382-5133
Psychologist - Christian Forie:
(631) 382-5137
Social Worker - Frank Grieco:
(631) 382-5134
Speech - Bonna Gittleman:
(631) 382-5132



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Pledging to Stay Drug Free

Pledging to Stay Drug Free photo

During a lesson on peer pressure, drug abuse and smart decision-making, sixth-graders at Nesaquake Middle School pledged to stay drug-free and make positive decisions during their family and consumer science class. Students recited a pledge and signed oaths before hanging their signed statements outside their classroom.

Fall in Love with Nesaquake’s Book Club

Fall in Love with Nesaquake’s Book Club photo

In an effort to inspire passion for reading, Nesaquake Middle School has launched the Nesaquake Love Book Club this year. Spearheaded by English teacher Marissa LoSardo, the club and its members work to engage new readers who fall in love with books.

The club features a reader of the week, which could be a teacher or administrator, who records a video clip of themselves reading the first chapter of a book. The “reader of the week” chooses and shares a book in the hopes that others are inspired to read it. 

“We also update a bulletin board in the cafeteria each month sharing titles that focus of certain genres,” LoSardo said. “And, we’re very excited that Nesaquake may soon have a book vending machine.”

Club members also will canvas the school and interview classmates and teachers about different topics of the week. The club broadcasts their weekly focus questions. 

The club meets twice a month on Monday mornings. Check out all their happenings on Instagram at @nesaquake_book_love. On their page, the club posts reading and book loving memes and reposts novels from authors or publishing companies to share titles of interesting books.

Board of Education Honors Accomplishments

Board of Education Honors Accomplishments photo

Smithtown showed off the talent of its student body and recognized the accomplishments of students and staff during its Feb. 26 board of education meeting.

The meeting was held at Smithtown Elementary School, as the board of education is moving its meetings to different locations this school year in an effort to connect with the community. Smithtown Elementary fifth-graders showed off their performing skills with a sneak peek of a few songs from their upcoming presentation of “The Lion King” to start the meeting.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane honored and recognized several teachers and a student. High School West senior Matthew Bizzaro was recognized for receiving first place in the Long Island round of the National Automotive Technology Competition. Four Smithtown teachers – David Junz, Kelly Bigliani, Glenn Rogers and Brian Cusati – were honored for being chosen as Project Lead the Way Master Teachers. Lastly, High School East math teacher Marianne Schoepflin was honored for achieving National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification. 

Nesaquake Names Geo Bee Winner

Nesaquake Names Geo Bee Winner photo
Nesaquake Middle School held its annual Geography Bee in the school’s library. Seven students in grades six through eight competed in the final round of the contest, which is sponsored by National Geographic. After many rounds, seventh-grader Dylan Shen was crowned the winner. The next step is an online contest to see if he will qualify to be invited to the state competition on March 29. Dylan is pictured here with Nesaquake Middle School Principal Dan McCabe. 

Nesaquake’s Chorus Carols at Radio City

Nesaquake’s Chorus Carols at Radio City
The select chorus from Nesaquake Middle School performed at Radio City Music Hall on Dec. 7. Under the direction of Rachel Greenblatt, the chorus performed three Christmas carols before the “Christmas Spectacular” show featuring the Rockettes. The students stayed to enjoy the show after their performance.