Rocky Point Union Free School District Schools | Rocky Point Middle School

ROCKY POINT MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8)

76 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778

Phone: (631) 744-1603 | Fax: (631) 886-0000

Principal: Mrs. Meyers

Assistant Principal: Dr. Herbert

School Hours: 7:15 AM - 1:41 PM

 

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Principal's Message

June 2024

Dear RPMS Parents and Guardians:

As the 2023-2024 school year comes to an end, on behalf of the entire middle school staff, we would like to thank our incredible parents and guardians for the cooperation and support throughout the school year. I would also like to thank our teachers and staff for their tireless dedication, compassion and energy, for going above and beyond to make the middle school experience meaningful and enjoyable. I would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our PTA Board, Shared Decision Making Committee, and countless volunteers for their hard work and dedication to our students. 

June is an extraordinarily busy month. Please be sure to view the attached calendar to keep track of the numerous events coming up. The 8th Grade Musicians Field Trip is scheduled for June 6th. The 8th Grade Moving Up Dance takes place between 5PM-8PM on June 7th; please remember students should not leave school before 10:52 to prepare for the dance. If you plan on picking your child up early on the 7th, please remember to submit the “Moving Up Prep Pass” to our main office to make the dismissal more efficient. Final exams begin on Monday, June 14th. Please refer to the attached calendar and remember June 13th is our last day of full classes. Starting on June 14th, students will be dismissed after their final exam. 

Eighth grade students taking Regents Examinations in Algebra on June 4th , will come to school at normal time and be walked to their testing location prior to the 9:15 exam. Students taking the Living Environment Regents on June 14th will report to school normal time, eat breakfast and lunch in the middle school, and will then be escorted by their teachers to the high school gym at 12:00 where they will take the exam. 

The Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony will take place in the back field of the Middle School on June 25th at 11AM, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, seating is limited and each family will receive only two tickets. In that event you will be notified via Connect-Ed that the ceremony location has been changed to the High School Gymnasium. 

Again, thank you, for all the support you have shown throughout the year. Congratulations to our eighthgrade students as they transition to the High School. And to our incoming sixth grade students, we can’t wait to welcome you in the Fall. 

Please continue to check The RPMS “Virtual Book Bag” to view flyers and important information for the Middle School and the community. Please visit the Virtual Book Bag on the Middle School page site: http://rockypointufsd.org/schools/rocky_point_middle_school

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to administration with any questions via email or telephone at 631-744-1600.

Enjoy the summer break.


Respectfully,

Dawn Meyers
Principal

MS 2024 End of School Schedule 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Area of Concern Person to Contact Phone Number
To schedule a meeting with your child’s team of teachers Guidance Office 744-1600, ext. 7311/7312
Classwork Teacher 744-1603
Curriculum and Grading Teacher 744-1603
Student-Teacher Relationship Teacher, then Counselor 744-1603
Student Progress Teacher; then Counselor; then Administration 744-1603
School Policy Ms. Meyers, Principal 744-1600, ext. 7302/7203
School Program Ms. Meyers, Principal 744-1600, ext. 7302/7303
Absences or Tardiness, Homework Requests Absences can be called in to the attendance line 24 hours 744-1600, ext 7304
Student Behavior, School Bus Incidents Dr. Herbert, Assistant Principal 744-1600, ext. 7303
School Accident or Illness/ Health Office Mrs. Nash/Ms. Firrello, School Nurses 744-1600, ext 7334/7335

Mission Statement

To promote a middle school environment where the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of all students are addressed through respect, pride, and a commitment to quality and excellence.

RPMS End of Year Activity: Making the world a better place, one cookie at a time!

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Date Added: 6/17/2024

Superior Long Island Music Festival Ratings for RPMS

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Rocky Point Middle School’s 8th Grade Chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Emily Farrell, 8th Grade Band, under the direction of Ms. Kyra Kenwood, and 8th Grade Orchestra, under the direction of Mrs. Meghan Walter, all received Superior ratings at the Long Island Music Festival, held at Suffolk Community College’s Michael J. Grant Campus on June 6. The Long Island Music Festival provided the students with an exciting and fun educational opportunity. The goal of this event was to bring students and adjudicators together in a positive learning environment.

The festival day was comprised of a performance component paired with a recreational activity. First, the Rocky Point Middle School’s 8th Grade Band, Chorus and Orchestra members performed for a panel of music educators from a variety of educational institutions, mostly at the collegiate level. These adjudicators provided Mrs. Farrell, Ms. Kenwood, Mrs. Walter and the students with written and verbal feedback based on their performances. Following their performances, the adjudicators then worked with the respective ensemble directors and their students in a clinic style workshop. During the workshop, adjudicators spent time discussing positive aspects of their performances while also demonstrating ways in which to improve musical nuances, considerations to enhance the musicality and artistry, and offered conducting/rehearsal strategies. This provided Mrs. Farrell, Ms. Kenwood and Mrs. Walter with helpful professional development and offered the students a great deal of feedback on what they did well, and areas to consider for further developing their skills. Mrs. Farrell, Ms. Kenwood, Mrs. Walter and the students appreciated the immediate feedback that they received. Students commented that the feedback presented to them “made us feel more confident,” “made us think of how to perform the music in different ways,” and that it “helped us to better understand the music.” Upon receiving the Superior ratings, the students were beaming with pride and delight. They were eager to hear the judge’s written feedback and excited to receive their rating sheets and trophies. Dr. David Fryling, Director of Choral Activities at Hofstra University, commented that Mrs. Farrell is clearly a special choral director. He was impressed with the 8th Grade Choir’s musicianship, tone, but most of all, the camaraderie and mutual respect exhibited by the students. Despite being a group of individuals with varying degrees of musical ability, this event brought them together as a team striving for a particular goal. They were ecstatic and extremely proud to have achieved success together.

The students concluded the afternoon at Adventureland, where they were one of the most incredibly well-behaved schools in the park! They were respectful of each other's apprehension towards certain rides, stuck together as a group, followed the instructions of their chaperones, and participated in pure fun on the park’s rides and roller coasters.

A congratulatory message from Rocky Point Music Department chairpersons Mr. Craig Knapp and Ms. Amy Schecher read: “We are very proud of Mrs. Farrell, Ms. Kenwood, Mrs. Walter and all the 8th Grade Band, Chorus and Orchestra students who performed at the Long Island Music Festival. Thank you for representing the Rocky Point Music Program with excellence and congratulations on your Superior ratings. We are exceptionally overjoyed with your achievements. We are incredibly appreciative that we have Mrs. Farrell, Ms. Kenwood and Mrs. Walter as part of our hard-working music department faculty, and we are thankful for all they contribute to the music program at the Middle School. Thank you to the families of these talented students for all their support and encouragement. We are grateful that the Rocky Point School District administration and Board of Education supports and encourages these forms of experiences for the students and the music department.”

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Date Added: 6/11/2024

Glow in The Dark!

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Rocky Point Middle School eighth graders enjoyed a festive and colorful final dance as middle schoolers on June 7.

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Date Added: 6/10/2024

Annual RPMS Lois Lowry Literature + Art Contest

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Rocky Point Middle School once again showcased the writing and artistic achievements of talented students by publishing the winning entries in the Lois Lowry Contest Booklet. Students were honored for their efforts at a special ceremony on May 30 with families, teachers and peers in attendance. This is the 21st year of this successful event.

Contest advisers Mrs. Eileen Fioto and Mrs. Patricia Scott welcomed the students and presented each of them with a congratulatory certificate. Congratulations to sixth graders Kaylee Anderson, Blake Barth, Lauralai Brown, Liam Cordova, Braelynn Egenberger, Riley Fernandez, Tyler Green, Ali Guarino, Olivia Prevete and Christian Trammell; seventh graders Alexis Angelo, Marjorie Hanna, Luke Persen and Jiselle Sinclair; and eighth graders Ava Aragones, Savannah Bullock, Mahaer Chugh, Jayna Cohn, Natalie DeTurris, Minnie Dluginski, Gwendolyn Graham, Abigail Hansen, Charles Hinst, Michael Horn, Lily Mayer, Madelynne McCarrick, Jakelin Medrano-Hernandez, Isabella Mollineaux, Finley Monahan, Joseph Prato, Kamyla Ramirez, Lily Rau, Alissa Russ, Aleeza Sheikh, Samuel Staunton and A.J. Wainwright.

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Date Added: 6/5/2024

Rocky Point’s John Mauceri Named VFW Teacher of the Year

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For the past five years, Rocky Point Middle School teacher Mr. John Mauceri has spearheaded a Veterans Day assembly to share the importance of those who have served our country and their sacrifices in making this a better world.

The ceremony grows each year with students and staff donning patriotic colors and performing patriotic songs, essays written and read aloud by students and special veterans and guests of honor of Rocky Point VFW Post 6249. Mr. Mauceri has dedicated the services to his father who was a veteran and made noteworthy efforts to include the Long Island State Veterans Home residents in the annual ceremonies.

For these efforts and others honoring veterans, Mr. Mauceri was honored with the Middle School Teacher of the Year honor. He was cited for his dedication and excellence in teaching by the Suffolk County VFW District 11. He was also presented with a certificate by the Brookhaven Town Board on behalf of the residents of the Town of Brookhaven.

“Mr. Mauceri’s leadership role in organizing this event is inspiring to our staff and students alike,” Principal Dawn Meyers said. “Annually, he builds on the successes of prior years and makes us all proud to be a part of the important event. He is well deserving of this honor.”

Date Added: 5/31/2024