East Islip Middle School’s student government hosted the school’s fifth annual Coffee House poetry and music event on June 1.
More than 40 students and teachers participated, reading poetry and stories as well as singing and playing musical instruments. The middle school jazz band kicked off the evening with a few pleasing pieces, and for the first time, a student even showcased a music video, created for the Nickelback song “Lullaby” to address the topic of bullying.
“This event has become bigger and better every year, with more and more students choosing to get involved and share their literary and musical talents with others,” said eighth-grade English teacher Claire Voss. “It provides our students with an opportunity to showcase their talents in an informal environment where they can feel free to express themselves.”