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Middle School Building Tour for Fifth Graders

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Visits to classrooms, the main office, the library, the cafeteria, nurse’s office, gymnasium, FACS rooms and more were on the itinerary for Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School fifth graders when they visited Rocky Point Middle School for the start of the traditional transition to the sixth grade on May 16.

Members of Rocky Point Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society led the small tour groups and encouraged questions from the younger students. The fifth graders started the day with an assembly and greetings from Principal Dawn Meyers before their trek around the school.

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Date Added: 5/17/2024

Time Capsule Teddy Bear!

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Students in Mrs. Jennifer Gordon’s sixth grade Family and Consumer Science class at Rocky Point Middle School were selected to create a handsewn Teddy Bear to include in the time capsule that will be presented at Rocky Point Day on May 21. The number 30 on the bears’ jersey represents the year 2030, the year these students will graduate from high school. Students who helped with the project are Lauralai Brown, Sofia Fedurina, Elliana Harz, Layla Lambert, Brenden O’Brien and Kelsey Smith.

“These bears allow students to express themselves freely while grasping the concept of a lifelong skill,” said Mrs. Gordon.

Date Added: 5/16/2024

FJC’s 2nd Grade Chorus Performs in the Spring Concert Series

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Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School held their Spring Concert at the High School auditorium on May 8. FJC’s 2nd Grade Chorus, under the direction of Miss Desireé DeMelfi, performed a fun, energetic and demanding selection of music. The theme of the evening was “FJC Chorus Goes Country and Western!” The musical selections included repertoire from a wide variety of genres while fitting the country and western theme. The children put on a delightful performance! The audience received the concert enthusiastically, and they burst into applause after the final song.

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Date Added: 5/16/2024

RPMS Legacy Tiles!

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Rocky Point Middle School eighth graders continue with an annual tradition started three years ago. On May 14, students worked in their advisories creating individual pieces of colorful artwork for the Legacy Tile bulletin boards. The projects showcase their talents and likes including courses, sports, music, favorites characters, shows and more. Each student signed their tile to signify their final year in Rocky Point Middle School before moving up to the High School.

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Date Added: 5/15/2024

Rocky Point’s 11th Annual Science Research Symposium

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Rocky Point High School’s science research students explored a variety of research topics for the 11th Annual Science Research Symposium held on May 13.

The evening began with a poster session where the students discussed their projects, followed by student presentations. Director of Math, Science and Technology Jachan Watkis welcomed guests, and seniors Ethan Mattmuller and Renee Ortiz led the student discussions with their projects, “Effects of CO2 acidification on Ilyanassa obsoleta” (sea snails) and “The Effects of Housing Architecture on Seismic Activity,” respectively.

Science Research Honors students Alaura Brophy, Valentina Bruno, Olivia Curtin, Sydney Graf, Benjamin Israel, Ava Jimenez, Sara Kunnecke, Mia Lankop, Tiana McEvoy, Om Patel, Sophia Smyth and Faith Wozny also shared their work. Ethan Mattmuller and Om Patel will also be honored at the Long Island Science Congress Awards ceremony on June 11.

Ninth graders Colin Ark, Robert Bilicki, Hope Franklin, Allison Keane, Daniel Lee, Annabel Parker, Halle Rau, Evan Rubio, Bella Veraldi and Derya Yilmaz shared their proposed projects in the Explorations in Science Research course, which is a prerequisite for the Honors Science Research Explorations course.

The Rocky Point School District thanks science research teacher Melissa Domenchello for guiding these students on their commitment to research throughout this school year, and their persistence in exploring new areas of scientific inquiry.

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Date Added: 5/15/2024