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March 18, 2019--Exec Session 6 PM; 7 PM Public Session HS Aud

Monday, March 18, 2019
Executive Session 6 PM
Public Session
HS Auditorium 7 PM


Celebrating Poetry... The 8th Annual Middle School Poetry Slam

“Celebrating Poetry"
The 8th Annual Middle School Poetry Slam

In recognition of the beautiful genre of poetry, Rocky Point Middle School students celebrated the written word this February during its annual after school event, The Poetry Slam. This event has now become a middle school tradition, which takes place every school year around Valentine’s Day, either the Wednesday or Thursday before winter recess.

During this event, more than eighteen students shared their love of poetry by reading an original poem or a favorite poem by a famous poet. With more than twenty-six students in attendance in the audience, students responded, after each reading, in the tradition of snapping rather than clapping.

The beauty of this event is that is gives inspiring poets and admirers of poetry a chance to share a favorite poem, or to read an original piece of writing in a non-competitive, relaxed environment.

Overall, this event was created to ignite a spark of passion for the written word and love of poetry in our students, and we look forward to celebrating our students, their talent, and their love of poetry in the future.

A Cut Above the Rest

A Cut Above the Rest photo
Updos and haircuts are the specialty of four Rocky Point High School cosmetology students who have been selected to compete in this year’s Regional Skills USA competition at Suffolk County Community College this March. 

Juniors Mariann Bornemann and Kayley Negus along with seniors Katarina Caselli and Sarah Levonick will work to showcase their talents and technical skills as they compete against approximately 30 other students. During the contest, the students will have 35 minutes to complete a haircut as well as 35 minutes to complete a hair updo on mannequins. 

The students will be judged on their products as well as their approach to the tasks, and awards will be presented to winners the day following the competition at the Crest Hollow Country Club. 

Guiding an Understanding of Service


Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School kindergarten students in Nicole Fisher and Stacie Zumpol’s class learned that man’s best friend is more than a loving companion for families but can also provide service and therapy to individuals in times of need.

With the help of kindergartener Lailah Martone’s aunt, Carol Goulding, and her adorable pup Charlie, the students learned about the work of the Pet Therapy Program at Bideawee. During the visit, Aunt Carol, as the students fondly called her, spoke about the work of a service dog and how they not only help individuals with tasks but also help to calm them during stressful times. 

To show appreciation for the visit, each student drew a colorful picture of Charlie and proudly presented it to him during the event. 

Two Rocky Point Teams Head to the Championships

Two Rocky Point Teams Head to the Championships
Two Rocky Point Teams Head to the Championships2
Carrying on their strong tradition of success, two Rocky Point Middle School robotics teams have earned the chance to compete in the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island  First Lego League Championship Tournament, which will be held at Longwood High School on Sunday, March 3.

The teams earned their chance to compete after earning success during one of six qualifying tournaments for the Long Island region. During that event, the teams were challenged to compete against 26 other teams, with only the top six qualifying for the championships from the tournament. In addition to the team honors, both Rocky Point teams earned individual honors.

Robo Eagles team won the Project Presentation Award. Team members include:
Zach Accetta
Neyo Alabi
Kristian Hald
Caellum Heinlein
Felicity Monaghan
Cooper Peterson
Leila Riedl
Misha Zaslavsky
Radical Robotix team won the Robot Design, Strategy and Innovation Award. Team members include:
David Almeida
Aidan Barry
Eve Hald
Maddy Knopfke
Sola Matsumoto
CJ McMillen
Allyson Opitz
Nick O’Shea

High School Musical--My Fair Lady


Rocky Point High School Presents


March 1st & March 2nd 7:00 PM
Rocky Point H. S. Auditorium
Tickets $10

H.S. Ticket Booth Hours
Monday – Friday (beginning 2/25/19)

7:00 AM - 7:15 AM
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM

And 1 Hour before each performance

 Free Performance for Senior Citizens
Thursday, February 28th at 3:30 PM
Doors Open at 3 PM - No Tickets Necessary


Book and Lyrics by Music by
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play and
Gabriel Pascal’s Motion Picture “PYGMALION”
Original Production Directed by Moss Hart
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year

Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in March. Children turning five years old on or before December 1, 2019 are eligible for kindergarten. Registrations are by appointment only.

If you have a child who will be entering kindergarten in September 2019, please complete the online form below by Friday, February 15, 2019.  Appointment times and registration forms will be mailed to your home. You must register even if you are already enrolled in a district pre-school program or UPK.

We appreciate your cooperation in preparing for the next school year. If you have any questions, please contact the Central Registration Office at 744-1600, Ext. 7244 between the hours of 9 AM and 12 PM daily.




Each Advanced Placement (AP) course culminates in an examination administered during the month of May. The standard fee for each exam is $94, with a reduced fee of $53 available for students who are either enrolled in or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program (please be sure to fill out the appropriate areas on the online registration form so that eligibility may be verified).

This year registration will take place online only, beginning on Monday, Jan 21, 2019 at 7:00 AM and concluding on Monday, Feb 18, 2019 at 7:00 AM. The registration process should take just a few minutes and may be completed from any computer with internet access. Online payment is available using a credit or debit card. If opting to pay by check or money order, please follow the directions on the “Payment Stub” printed at the time of registration. Checks/money orders (payable to Total Registration, LLC) should be mailed with the “Payment Stub” to:

Total Registration, LLC
PO Box 398
Eldorado Springs, CO 80025

*There will be no in person registration or payment this year.*

In order to register, please visit  and complete all of the required questions. Additionally, registration is not complete until a PDF version of the confirmation page provided at the end of the registration process is printed. It is strongly recommended that parents and students complete online registration together in order to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.
Please note the following important dates for the registration process:

• Monday, January 21, 2019 at 7:00 AM - registration begins
• Monday, February 18, 2019 at 7:00 AM - registration ends
• Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7:00 AM - registrations that have not been confirmed and paid will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

Exam dates and times are posted on the district calendar. These dates and times are also available on the College Board website:

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Melinda Brooks, Director of Humanities at (631) 849-7566 or Aaron Factor Director of MST at (631) 849-7511.

Spring 2019 Community Ed. Flyer


Reading Is Sweet at JAE

Reading Is Sweet at JAE photo

Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School students proved that they have a love for reading, as they read more than 649,600 minutes this January during this year’s We Are Reading More initiative.

Throughout the monthlong program, students read independently at home and at school, keeping a log of their efforts, and participated in a number of activities and days. Keeping with this year’s theme of Reading is Sweet, students decorated paper candies with their favorite book titles and authors and created paper cupcakes with nonfiction facts, which were displayed in the building. They pledged to stay device-free on an electronic blackout day, wore their favorite team shirts on team day and shared their favorite Time for Kids articles and writing pieces with family and friends. 

Renowned author Peter Catalanotto also visited the school and shared his personal life story and words of encouragement for overcoming obstacles. Mr. Catalanotto spoke about the desire to always be an artist and the evolution into becoming a writer, as well as the personal struggles he faced throughout that process. 

Students earned rewards throughout the month, including raffle tickets to win various prizes to entertainment establishments and stores in the area. Winners of the raffles were announced during the culminating WARM activity. Teachers donned silly outfits and went head to head in grade-level races to celebrate all of the students’ efforts and accomplishments. 

Middle School Robotics Teams Excel

On Sunday, February 3  two Middle School Robotics teams participated in one of six Qualifying Tournaments for the Long Island Region striving for a stop at the Championships in March to be held at Longwood High School.

The two MS Robotics teams competed against 26 other teams with only the top 6 qualifying for the championships from this tournament. Through the hard work and dedication, both MS Robotics teams qualified.

Congratulations to our MS Robotics Teams!

Robo Eagles Team won the Project Presentation Award

Team members:
Zach Accetta
Leila Reidl
Felicity Monaghan
Misha Zaslavsky
Cooper Peterson
Neyo Alabi
Caellum Heinlein
Kristian Hald

Radical Robotix Team won the Robot Design, Strategy & Innovation Award

Team members:
Eve Hald
CJ McMillen
Nick O'Shea
Sola Matsumoto
Allyson Opitz
Aidan Barry
David Almeida
Maddy Knopfke

Winter 2018 Soaring Newsletter Now Available


Blanketing Rocky Point in Blue to Spread Awareness

Blanketing Rocky Point in Blue to Spread Awareness photo
Rocky Point High School helped to shine a light on a large cause for concern this January as the building recognized Human Trafficking Awareness Day. 

According to the Department of State, the top three states in the United States with the most human trafficking activity are California, Texas and New York. The 2018 Global Slavery Index estimates that on any given day in 2016, there were 403,000 people living in conditions of modern slavery in the United States. 

In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Rocky Point’s Human Rights Club spread awareness of this cause by placing small blue hearts (blue being the color that symbolizes human trafficking awareness) on the doors and doorways of the high school building to show shocking facts and statistics around the school. With the knowledge students gained from the blue hearts, it was the club’s hope to have students want to show their support by signing their pledge to help end human trafficking on a large blue heart before and after school. 

Artists on Display

Artists on Display photo
Artists on Display photo 2
Rocky Point High School Advanced Placement art students Lea Miller and Grace Fantau had their artwork on display in LIU Post’s “Advanced Visions 15: High School Artists of Excellence” art show this winter.   

The art department of LIU Post sponsors this open-call exhibition that demonstrates the remarkable abilities of the highest-level art students in the New York area. The exceptional work of over 60 students represents Advanced Placement art, International Baccalaureate and Portfolio Preparation programs from over 30 different high schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.  

Budget Presentations of January 14 and February 4


Click for Budget Presentation 

Experience Guides New Board Member

Experience Guides New Board Member photo
Rocky Point School District’s Board of Education has appointed Scott Reh to fill the trustee seat vacated by Joseph Coniglione earlier this school year.  

Mr. Reh, who was officially sworn in during the Board’s Jan. 14 meeting, will serve in this role until the conclusion of the trustee election to be conducted at the next Annual Meeting, which is scheduled to take place May 21. The trustee elected as a result of the community vote will be sworn in at that meeting. 

Mr. Reh is a familiar face on the Board of Education, having served as a trustee for eight years until June 2018. Four of those years, Mr. Reh served as the Board’s vice president. 

High School Course Selection Guide for 2019-2020 Now Available

High School Course Selection Guide 2019-2020

Celebrating Reading at JAE

Celebrating Reading at JAE photo
As a celebration of their dedication to becoming stronger readers, fourth-grade students in Debbie Vieira and Lisa Celentano’s class at Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School participated in a special pajama reading celebration. 

During the special workshop, the students were encouraged to dress in festive pajamas and take part in silent reading, teacher read-alouds and partner reading projects. 

“The students know there’s something really special about cuddling up with a great book,” Ms. Vieira said. 

Learning To Use New Technology

Learning To Use New Technology photo
Learning To Use New Technology photo 2
The season of giving came early for Rocky Point High School’s Tech Crew and the Sound Choice Music Club, as they had the chance to practice with the district’s new sound and lighting system just before the holiday break. 

Sound Choice members Hunter Hess, Max Jalajas, Ryan Magrane and Aiden Serviss jammed through the new Allen and Heath soundboard playing their rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock.” Additionally, Sam Moscoso and Kayla Pagano had the chance to experience how to work behind the board. 

Both clubs are advised by guidance counselor Mike Conlon and are open to all students. Anyone interested is encouraged to visit the high school guidance office for more information. 

Winter Of Special Interest Newsletter


Inspiring Young Scientists in Rocky Point

Inspiring Young Scientists in Rocky Point photo
To further provide students with the opportunity to explore science research, Rocky Point High School has partnered with Stony Brook University and its Women in Science and Engineering program this year. 

A cohort of 13 10th-grade students has been visiting Stony Brook each week, where they are learning about the research of Ph.D. graduates. In late December, the group traveled to Brookhaven National Laboratory, where students were able to view nanoparticles with an electron microscope. The students previously created the particles at Stony Brook, using a technique they learned about from one of the graduate students. 

The school’s program will continue in the spring, and students will contribute to an end-of-year capstone symposium to share their work. 

Celebrating Human Rights

Celebrating Human Rights photo
Rocky Point High School’s Human Rights Club regularly works to spread the importance of human rights and freedoms, a message that they reinforced this December as the world honored the 70th anniversary of the development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

This document, created by the United Nations in 1948, contains 30 articles which guarantee that all humans are provided with equal rights regardless of race, religion or gender. To mark its anniversary, the Human Rights Club created a video highlighting the importance of the declaration, shared during the building’s English classes, and wrote an announcement that was read aloud. 

“It is the reason that we are able to stand up for injustices across the globe and proclaim our basic human rights,” the announcement read in part. “Please recognize the importance of Human Rights Day along with the Human Rights Club to honor the 70th anniversary of the UDHR being created. Stand up for someone’s rights today.” 

A Spirited Playlist

A Spirited Playlist

Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School’s fifth-grade Select Chorus brought to life a comical tale of a lost musical playlist and the chaos that ensued during this year’s winter school musical, “Santa’s Holiday Playlist,” written by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson.

Under the direction of music teacher Craig B. Knapp, the students rehearsed for weeks to perfect their musical, acting and singing talents before opening night and two subsequent daytime performances for their peers. The show followed the lives of those at the North Pole and how they worked to help Santa cope with a missing list of his favorite classic holiday tunes. From dancing wooden soldiers to a snowflake that wanted to become the next Broadway star, the musical was funny, heartwarming and highly entertaining for all audiences. 

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