1 Redmen St.
Islip Terrace, NY 11752-2898











Main Office: 631-224-2110/2111/2113
Health Office: 631-224-2135
Attendance Office: 631-224-2114/2134

School Hours: 7:10 a.m.-1:47 p.m.

Grades: 9-12


Principal: William Brennen


“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” Henry David Thoreau



Blood Drive: The Science Honor Society and National Honor Society are holding a blood drive on Halloween to help fill the banks back up. Please sign up during all lunch periods from Oct. 24-28 in front of the cafeteria or with Ms. Dawson in Room 111.  Each blood donation can save up to three people's lives.

: The next meeting of the Broadcaster will be held immediately after school on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Room 274. Please be prompt.

Catch-a-Career Breakfast
: Are you a junior or senior thinking about what career you may want to pursue? Interested in learning more about a variety of career paths before making your decision? If so, then the Catch-a-Career Breakfast on Oct. 27 is the event for you. Come join us at the Irish Coffee Pub and participate in a career networking breakfast where you will meet with business professionals in your future career field to discuss your college and career plans. Any junior or senior interested in attending can pick up a packet with all the details in the main office or see Mr. McHugh or Mrs. Lopiccolo. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. This is an opportunity that you don’t want to miss.

Connetquot Harvest Fest
: The Connetquot Elementary School PTA is looking for volunteers to help out at their annual Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please contact Mr. Malin's office if you are interested in helping out.

Curriculum Guide:The high school's 2016-2017 curriculum guide is now available here. Department videos that supplement the curriculum guide can be viewed at the following links:
    Family and Consumer Science   
    Health and Physical Education   
    Language Other than English   

Foreign Language Honor Society: There will be a meeting for all Foreign Language Honor Society members on Thursday, Oct. 27, directly after school in the auditorium.

French Club
: The French Club is holding its fourth annual She's the First Tie Dye bake sale on Thursday, Oct 27. She's the First is a nonprofit organization that sponsors girls secondary educations in third world countries. The French Club is currently working with Nabajie, a 17-year-old girl from Gambia. We have pledged $400 which will ensure her education for this school year. Please support the French Club and our efforts on Thursday, Oct. 27 after school. All cupcakes are $1.

: The next meeting of the Gay-Straight Alliance is Tuesday, Oct. 25 after school in Room 252. All students are welcome to join the GSA at any time. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Pignataro or Ms. Schwarz.

HOBY Leadership Seminar
: We are currently seeking a 10th-grade student to represent East Islip High School at the annual HOBY Leadership Seminar. This is an excellent opportunity for a student with strong leadership and communication skills to enhance your college and career resume. See Mrs. Salvaggio in Guidance for more information.

: Click here to read the current issue of the high school newsletter.

PTA Reflections: Are you looking to express your creativity in dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography or visual arts? This year’s PTA Reflections theme is "What Is Your Story?" See Mrs. Toomey for details. Deadline for entries is Nov. 18.

Report Cards: Progress reports and student schedules for all students are available to parents and guardians only in electronic format, via the Parent Portal. Click here for detailed information.

Senior Legacies: Seniors, it is time to write your senior legacy. Legacies are short blurbs that appear in the yearbook. It is your chance to give a shout out to your friends, a thank you to your parents, a favorite quote, whatever you want (as long as it’s appropriate). To write your legacy, go to yearbookvote.com. Your user name is your first initial, last name with no spaces. Your password is your student ID. Deadline for senior legacies is Nov. 30.

Senior Superlatives: Superlatives are now open for voting! Go to yearbookvote.com and vote if you want a say in which senior has the nicest eyes or smile, or who is most likely to be late to graduation. You have until Oct. 28 to vote. See Ms. Fleming or Mrs. Vannatta with any questions.

Standardized Testing ID: Acceptable forms of ID for standardized testing include: 1) Government-issued driver's license or non-driver ID card, 2) Official school-produced student identification card from the school the student currently attends, 3) Government- issued passport, 4) Government-issued military or national identification card, 5) SAT/ACT student ID form (provided by Guidance; this needs to be notarized).

Team Taylor: Girl Scout Toop 984 is hosting a blood drive in honor of Team Taylor. Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 3-9 p.m. at the East Islip Fire Department..




Athletics Announcements

Fall Athletic Awards Night: Click here for info on this Dec. 20 event.




Guidance Announcements

College Visits: Seniors should check the bulletin board outside the guidance office for a list of colleges which will be visiting the high school. This list includes specific dates and times and can also be found in Naviance.

: Starting with the Class of 2017, seniors and parents may start their FAFSA application by clicking here for access to resources available to guide them through the FAFSA process.

Guidance Reminders
: To sign up for important reminders from Guidance, text the message @eiguidance to the number 81010 or click here.

Naviance: Please click here for a presentation regarding registration for new accounts for parents and students for Family Connection from Naviance.

SAT/ACT Prep Online: Get free SAT/ACT prep through your Castle Learning Account. Click here for more info.

Suffolk Community College
: Suffolk Community College will be offering another on-site admissions event on Monday, Nov. 14. Please stop down to Guidance to set up an appointment. The Suffolk counselor will be here from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the enrollment process and/or Suffolk degree programs.



Scholarship Announcements

Doctors of Tomorrow: The 2017 Doctors of Tomorrow Scholarship Program is available for seniors. It is a countywide student educational program sponsored by the Suffolk Academy of Medicine, to provide personal, firsthand, encouraging information on what it takes to become a doctor. The program consists of an Introductory Symposium, an Essay Contest, and A Day with a Doctor. To be eligible for ANY of these awards you must participate in ALL the listed events! Click here for DOT brochure with important dates and application information. If you are interested, please see Ms. Vincenti in Guidance by Thursday, Nov. 17 to sign up to attend the Informational Symposium.

Scholarship Announcements: To sign up for scholarship announcements from the East Islip Guidance Department, text the message @eischolars to the number 81010 or clicking here
Scholarship Information: Please visit your Naviance account and the guidance website for additional scholarship information. 

STEM Incentive Program: Seniors ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class, who attend a SUNY or CUNY college in a program leading to a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, may be eligible for the New York State STEM Incentive Program, which provides a full tuition scholarship and includes a service requirement. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016