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Kreuscher Heads to States Again

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East Islip High School junior Kelsey Kreuscher, competing for the combined Connetquot/East Islip swimming and diving team, placed second at the Lindenhurst Diving Invitational on Sept. 24. Her score of 471.80 qualified her for a second trip to the New York State Swimming and Diving Championships, to be held Nov. 19 at the Webster Aquatic Center in Monroe County.

Kreuscher earned All-County and All-State recognition last season, placing 19th at the state championships.

Date Added: 9/28/2022

Gymnastics Team Goes to 3-1 With Win over Babylon

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The East Islip High School varsity gymnastics team won their meet last week against Babylon, bringing the Lady Redmen’s record to 3-1. Top scorers were Jules Banville, who was first on beam with an 8.85, first on bars with an 8.05, and second on floor with a 9.025; and Sophia Pepe, who came in second on vault with an 8.175, third on bars with a 7.65, third on beam with an 8.3, and third on floor with an 8.85.

Date Added: 9/20/2022

Christian Seifert Appointed as World Languages Coordinator

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Christian Seifert has been appointed as the East Islip School District’s world languages coordinator. He also remains an assistant principal at East Islip Middle School. Seifert replaces Dr. Robert J. Wottawa II in this position; Wottawa remains East Islip’s director of art and music.

Seifert has served as an assistant principal for East Islip for the past 14 years, both at the middle school and at East Islip High School. Prior to coming to East Islip, he worked as a New York City high school assistant principal and a New York City middle school teacher. In 2013, Seifert was honored as an Administrator of the Year by the Western Suffolk Counselors’ Association.

A Melville resident, Seifert earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in government and politics from St. John’s University, his school building administration certification from Queens College and his school district administration certification from St. Joseph’s College.

"The study of World Languages deepens your connections to people around the globe and expands your perspective.  Opportunities in all facets of life and business present themselves daily that otherwise never would when you are able to speak another language.  You become another person when you achieve fluency.  In addition, more than being able to speak another language you are able to think in other ways."

Date Added: 9/19/2022

Freshman Girls XC Wins First Place

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East Islip High School’s freshman girls cross-country runners won the Jim Smith Invitational for the second year in a row on Sept. 10. This meet, hosted by Port Jefferson, is the first meet at Sunken Meadow each fall, and held on the 1.47-mile course.

The East Islip freshman team was led by Danielle Simonetti, who finished first overall, followed by Kathryn Simonetti (seventh place), Grace Micali (eighth place) and Kaylee Garantia (20th place).

Date Added: 9/14/2022

New School Year Starts With Positivity

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In spite of the pouring rain, the first day of the 2022-2023 school year in East Islip found students returning to the district’s six buildings – East Islip High School, East Islip Middle School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School. Ruth C. Kinney Elementary School, Connetquot Elementary School and Timber Point Elementary School – with renewed excitement, ready to make friends and continue their learning journey.

“It was a wonderful day to meet new people and reconnect with friends,” JFK Principal Deborah Smith said. “Our school was radiating positivity. We are looking forward to many new learning experiences this year.”

“We had such an amazing first day of school,” Timber Point Principal Danielle Naccarato said. “It may have been raining outside, but the sun was shining in the halls of Timber Point. Students and staff were smiling and ready for a great year ahead.”

Date Added: 9/12/2022


Wednesday, September 28, 2022