A bit of bluster from Hurricane Hermine didn’t faze the enthusiasm of East Islip’s returning students, who streamed in to the high school, middle school and the four elementaries on Sept. 6 with a strong sense of motivation for the school year ahead.
“The teachers and I were so happy to see all of the smiling faces enter the building on the first day of school,” said Dr. Hillary Bromberg, the principal of RCK.
"It was truly an exciting day,” said outgoing Connetquot Principal Deborah Smith. “All of the returning students were eager to walk down the hallways of Connetquot once again, to find their new classroom and meet their teachers. The staff welcomed the children with enthusiasm, and the sound of happy voices filled the air. The students immediately began to learn routines and follow procedures to make the year successful.”
Dr. Smith, who is in the process of taking over as principal at JFK, was also on hand at the latter school.
“In the classrooms at JFK, the students began to work on the major subject areas, delving right in on mathematics, reading and writing,” she said. “It was impressive to see how motivated the children were to continue their learning this year.”
“We encourage our students to take advantage of the many opportunities provided here at East Islip School District through the efforts of our staff and generous support of our community,” said Superintendent John V. Dolan, celebrating the beginning of his second year at the district’s helm. “We hope that at the end of each day, our students get a little better and work hard to earn the best diplomas they possibly can. I look forward to a year filled with much success and East Islip pride.”