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


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

Phone: (631) 744-1604 | Fax: (631) 591-0220

Principal: Mr. Moeller | Assistant Principals: Mr. Gabriel, Ms. Lawson

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

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Principal's Message

April 2024

Dear RPHS Parents and Guardians:

We are entering the home stretch as we have begun the fourth and final marking period.  It is extremely important that our students remain focused on learning, as it is easy to become distracted with the nice weather and springtime activities.  Academic focus and consistent attendance should continue to be a top priority as students begin to prepare for their Regents Exams and final projects.  We encourage our students to stay after school with their teachers to receive additional academic support. If you have any questions/concerns regarding your child’s academic progress, please do not hesitate to reach out to their teachers, counselors or building administration. Remember, you can view your child’s progress by logging into the parent portal via the link:

Seniors should pay close attention to their progress towards graduation, as the end of the year is fast approaching! Be sure to check with your counselor to verify you are on track to graduate in June.  Seniors are encouraged to apply for as many scholarship opportunities as possible.  Scholarship information is available in the Guidance Department Google Classroom and Naviance.  Underclassmen should have already selected and verified their course requests for the 2024-25 school year.  Please be sure the selections are accurate and reach out to the counselors immediately if you have concerns/questions.  As a reminder, parents/guardians of current 11th grade students (incoming 12th grade) should contact their child’s counselor if they have questions regarding a student’s request for early dismissal for the 2024-25 school year.

Don’t miss out on our incredibly talented Pocket Theater’s production of Harvey by Mary Chase.  Performances are set for Friday, April 12 and Saturday April 13 at 7PM, as well as a Sunday matinee on April 14 at 1PM.  The Junior Prom will be held at the Water View at the Port Jefferson Country Club on Friday, May 3rd.  Tickets will be sold only in school from April 8th-12th.  The senior class is excited for the opportunity to travel to Hershey Park on June 7th.  Tickets will be sold in the building during the week of April 15-19th.  The cost of the tickets will be $180 each; we will email senior families additional information including permission slips in the near future.  

The spring athletics season is well underway.  Congratulations to several of our spring athletes for being named to the Newsday Top 100 in their specific sports:  Baseball- A.J. Aschettino and Jeremy Graham, Softball- Alexandra Pole, Boy’s Lacrosse- D.J. Xavier, Girl’s Lacrosse- Kylie Lamoureux, McKenzie Moeller, and Fiona Vu.  We wish the best of luck for successful seasons for all of our teams.

Upcoming Important Dates:

 World Autism Awareness Day: (wear blue) Tuesday, 4/2

 PTA Meeting: Monday, 4/8 @ 7PM in RPMS

 STEAM Celebration:  Tuesday, 4/9

Junior Prom Ticket Sale: Week of 4/8- 4/12

College Fair:  April 15 (Refer to Guidance Google Classroom for details)

Senior Trip to Hershey Ticket Sale: Week of 4/15--4/19 (Trip scheduled for 6/7)

School Closed: Week of 4/22-4/26 for Spring Recess

Jazz Night: Tuesday, 4/30 @ 7PM in HS Aud

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony: Thursday, 5/2 @ 7PM HS Aud

Junior Prom: Friday May 3 @ Waterview 7PM

AP Exams: Weeks of 5/6-5/17

  As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to administration with any questions via email or telephone at 631-744-1604. 


Jim Moeller





Students Perform at NYSSMA Solo Evaluation Festival

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More than 150 Rocky Point School District students performed in the New York State School Music Association Solo/Ensemble Evaluation Festival held at William Floyd High School on April 12 and 13. The purpose of the NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival is to provide the students the opportunity to perform for a certified Music Educator/Adjudicator so they may receive an objective evaluation of their musical proficiency and aptitude. This evaluation not only reinforces the positive aspects of a student’s performance, but also offers helpful suggestions for improvement. Students receive an evaluation sheet that includes written comments and an assessment on their performance. Students are evaluated in several categories including: accuracy of notes/rhythms, tone, technique, intonation, scales and sight-reading. Students learn what they did well and also what they can do to further their musical growth and development.

Students prepared solo and small ensemble pieces of music from the NYSSMA approved manual of repertoire in difficulty levels I-VI, where VI is the most advanced. Additionally, 13 students prepared a Level VI All-State solo, with the hopes of receiving an invitation to participate with one of the NYSSMA All-State performing ensembles at the NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester, NY in December 2025. Levels I-IV are evaluated on a rating scale of 1-28 and Levels V-VI are evaluated on a scale of 1-100.

The evaluation categories for NYSSMA Levels I-IV are:

26-28 Outstanding; 21-25 Excellent; 16-20 Good; 11-15 Satisfactory. An Outstanding Rating is given only to a performer who displays a distinguished level of accomplishment.

The evaluation categories for NYSSMA Levels V-VI are:

A+ 97-100, A 93-96, A- 90-92, B+ 87-89, B 83-86, B- 80-82

The Rocky Point Music Department is proud to announce that 86 students received an “OUTSTANDING” rating and 31 students received an “EXCELLENT” rating for Levels I-IV, while 28 students received an “A+” rating and 5 students received an “A” rating for Levels V-VI. This includes 31 perfect scores!

A congratulatory message from Rocky Point Music Department chairpersons Mr. Craig Knapp and Ms. Amy Schecher read: “We are very proud of all of the students who performed at the NYSSMA Solo/Ensemble Festival. Your hard work, dedication and talent truly contribute to the superb music program we have in Rocky Point. We are extremely proud of you! We would also like to thank our incredibly enthusiastic, dedicated and devoted music faculty for helping to prepare the students for this annual festival. Thank you to the families of these talented students for all of their support and encouragement. Thank you to all of the administrators and Board of Education members in Rocky Point for their continued support of our music programs. Thank you to all involved. Our performing arts programs could not be a success without you. This was a truly remarkable weekend of music making! The students are to be acknowledged and congratulated for their stellar achievements!”

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Date Added: 4/18/2024

MoMath for RPHS Students

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Students from Rocky Point High School’s Math Honor Society and Math Team took a trip to the MoMath National Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan on April 15 along with math teachers Janece Alfredson, Jenessa Eilers, Victoria Fabrizio and Carly Tribby.

The award-winning museum highlights the role of mathematics in illuminating the patterns and structures all around us. Its dynamic exhibits, galleries and programs are designed to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics.

The visit reinforced much of what is learned in the classroom and also highlighted some groundbreaking discoveries in mathematics.

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Date Added: 4/18/2024

National Technical Honor Society Inductees

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The Rocky Point School District congratulates 10 Rocky Point High School students who have been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society of Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology at the Gary D. Bixhorn Technical Center.

The students – Sean Abernathy, Matthew Armstrong, Amalia Augustin, Robert Brocato, Ryan Garguilo, Paul Shackleford, Juliana Solberg and Alexander Weiner – were named as inductees. Students Mia Marmol and Skyler Hurley are both second year members.

The induction ceremony will be held on May 15 at Sequoya High School in Holtsville.

Date Added: 4/16/2024

Top Honors for Two Seniors

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Rocky Point High School AP Art and Design students recently displayed their talents at Suffolk Community College’s Art Exhibition at the Maurice N. Flecker Memorial Art Gallery. The show exhibits the work of students from over a dozen high schools across the region.

Two seniors received top honors for their work. Katelyn Fish took home the award for Excellence in 2D for her portrait titled “Betty” bringing attention to Alzheimer's disease and what it does to a human being. Isabella Rooney received an honorable mention for her piece titled “Pressure,” which explores how perfectionism and the struggle to achieve perfection affects people in different ways. Her piece illustrates the anxiety and “pressure” that high school students feel to maintain high grades.

“The high school art department could not be prouder of our extremely talented students,” art teacher Seth Meier said.

Date Added: 4/16/2024

Rocky Point Celebrates ‘Music in Our Schools Month’

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March was a wonderfully active month for the students and faculty of the Rocky Point Music Department, and what better time to highlight the amazing music talent than to recognize “Music in Our Schools Month!”

For close to 40 years, March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education for the observance of Music in Our Schools Month, the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children, and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community, and to display the benefits that school music brings to students of all ages. Music in Our Schools Month began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York on March 14, 1973, and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music beginning in 1985. This March, the students and music faculty of Rocky Point joined music educators and music students all across the nation to celebrate the music education theme “I See ME in Music Education.”

In addition to daily music classes and rehearsals, several activities and special performing opportunities took place throughout March. Some events that students participated in included:

March 1 and 2 – The production of the High School Musical “The Addams Family” was performed.

March, 2, 8, 9 and 10– Thirty-two students participated in Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association’s All-County Festivals.

March 4-6 – Twenty students ranging from grades 3-12 – Trent Birnstill, Julianna Byrnes, Sophia Byrnes, Olivia Carley, Jayna Cohn, Andrew DeTurris, Henry Fiore, Christos Giannakos, Chloe Gravinese, Lawrence Hall IV, Madelyn Ilardi, Alexander Lantigua-Mettrock, Lily Mayer, Antonio Morrow, Anna Norrby, Isabella St. Pierre, Paula Vergara, Aengus Walsh, Mallack Walsh and Nathan Watkis – participated in the New York State School Music Association Solo Evaluation Festival for Piano. These students include:

March 10 – Rocky Point High School Marching Band and Rocky Point Middle School 8th Grade Band performed and marched in the Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

March 15 – Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School’s 5th Grade Select Chorus “High Notes” performed at the annual JAE Senior Citizen St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast.

March 18 – Middle School and High School Jazz Ensembles participated and performed in an educational clinic at The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook, NY.

March 20 – Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School’s Family Folk Dance Night took place with over 150 students and their parents/guardians dancing and sharing music together.

March 21 – The Rocky Point Middle School and High School Orchestras combined to present the Night of Strings concert.

March 26 and 27 – The production of the Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School’s 5th Grade Select Chorus “High Notes” Spring musical, “Johnny Appleseed: A Musical Play About a Great American Pioneer” was performed.

Throughout March, JAE and the Middle School incorporated various Music in Our Schools Month messages into their school’s daily morning announcements. Each day in March at JAE, Mr. Knapp, Miss Monastero, Mr. Ventura and various students read an “I See Me In Music Education” prompt along with a MIOSM message about a variety of music topics. During these morning announcements, all students were encouraged to visit Mr. Knapp’s Google Classroom to accomplish a daily task on a variety of special music topics. The Middle School celebrated by providing an “On This Date in Music” Fun Fact (with a song) each day on the morning and the afternoon announcements.

At FJC, music teacher Miss DeMelfi taught a variety of songs to each of her classes that connected to the Solar Eclipse theme. At JAE, all students in the building completed a brief writing assignment starting with the prompt, “We’re LUCKY to have music because…” All of the students’ work was posted on the walls in the music wing at JAE, creating a Music in Our Schools Month “Wall of Shamrocks.” At the Middle School, orchestra director Mrs. Walter created a bulletin board that displayed the musical backgrounds and/or tastes of teachers and staff in the building.

A message from Rocky Point Music Department Chairpersons Mr. Craig Knapp and Ms. Amy Schecher read, “Music is in schools because it has been an ageless passion of human beings for every culture in the world. There has never been a civilization on earth that has not found music to be intellectually and emotionally valuable. Children are innately responsive to music. Music allows children to express joy in the most natural way, both verbally and physically, through singing, movement and playing of instruments. Music completes the picture and helps reach the whole child, including the emotional component. We are very proud of our dedicated music faculty and incredibly thankful for the amazing children we teach every day. We continue to thank the Rocky Point Administration and Board of Education for supporting our music programs. Remember, “I See ME in Music Education!”

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Date Added: 4/16/2024