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



AP Pre-Administration: AP pre-administration sessions are being held on Tuesday, April 4 in the cafeteria. If your last name starts with the letters A-L, please report to the cafeteria during second period. If your last name starts with the letters M-Z, please report to the cafeteria during third period. It is very important that you arrive on time for your scheduled sessions. Please bring a No. 2 pencil.

Caps and Gowns
: Seniors who did not order their caps and gowns last week should see Ms. Fleming or Mrs. Vannatta in Room 216 ASAP with a check for $28. Ordering a cap and gown is mandatory. If you have any questions, see Ms. Fleming or Mrs. Vannatta in Room 216.

Class of 2018
: There will be a meeting for sophomores on Tuesday, March 21 in Room 222. We will be discussing homecoming and taking a yearbook photo.

Computer Science Conference
: All students are invited to ctrl + she, a conference co-sponsored by DECA that is aimed at inspiring and encouraging high school girls who are interested in computer science and business. The conference will feature panelists from Spotify, Refinery 29 and IBM, as well as exciting workshops, college student mentors and an inspiring keynote speech. It will take place on Saturday, March 25 from 12:30-5 p.m. at Ward Melville High School, and all are welcome. The conference is free, however students must register online at www.ctrlshe.org. Any questions, see Mrs. Seibert or Mr. Willie.

Curriculum Guide:The high school's 2017-2018 curriculum guide is 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: The online enrollment deadline for Foreign Language Honor Society membership ends on Saturday, March 25. Interested applicants may log on and apply through Friday, March 24.  

Health Awareness Day
: The Medical Academy and Science Honor Society's fifth annual Health Awareness Day and blood drive has been rescheduled for Friday, April 21. Join us in the gym for hands-on exhibits, or in the library for lectures on science-related topics. Any students age 16 and over can donate blood if they sign up during lunch periods. Raffle prizes, fun exhibits and informative lectures will make this a great day.

Medical Academy
: Are you thinking of a career in health care and want to prepare yourself for success in a competitive college selection process? There are still a few openings in next year's medical academy, but you must complete an application within the next two weeks!  See Mrs. Neri in Room 101 for more information, or stop by any day during period 7 to meet our Medical Academy Cass of 2017 and learn more about how CAM will prepare you for college and career.

National Honor Society Jean Drive
: The National Honor Society is conducting a jean drive. Donate any used jeans outside the main office or in Room 201.

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

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.

Scheduling: Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, all students will be coming down to guidance during their physical education classes to meet with their school counselors to review their core recommendations and elective requests. Students who did not log in to Infinite Campus to select their electives will have the chance to do so during their scheduling meeting. Please take the time to review the elective sheet and curriculum guide on the high school website to assist you in making your selections. Students who are not satisfied with their core recommendations will have the opportunity to start the Challenge Up process at their scheduling meeting. Student course selections will be posted on the Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal from March 20- 31 for review. No changes will be made to course selections after April 4.

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). 




Athletics Announcements

Boys Track: For boys who competed in winter track, the Athletic Department is hosting the Winter Sports Awards on Wednesday, March 22. Report to the lunchroom for pizza at 6 p.m. Then at 7 p.m., the team will attend the awards. This is a mandatory event. If there are any concerns or questions, see Coach Tubello.

Winter Sports Awards Night: This event on March 22, 2017 will be held in the high school gymnasium starting at 7 p.m.





Guidance Announcements

Animal Experience at Suffolk County Farm: Get experience with farm animals during spring break (April 11-14). Click here for more information.

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.

Job Fairs: The Town of Islip is hosting local job fairs! For teens/young adults looking for part-time work or summer employment, this is the place to connect with prospective local employers. Job seekers can complete applications, submit resumes and receive information about employment opportunities. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

PSAT: Scores are available to students; click here for more info.

SAT Prep Class at EIHS: Click here for info.

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

Technical Schools
: If you are a junior who is interested in applying to a technical school for math or science upon graduation, please see Mrs. Salvaggio in the guidance office for scholarship information.

Veterinary Medicine Career Exploration Program: Click here for more information on this 2017 program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Visit www.ccesuffolk.org for a registration form.



Scholarship Announcements

Bambino Scholarship: The Bambino Scholarship is available to a special education student who is college bound. The goal of this scholarship is to reward a student who has worked through his or her special challenges to complete high school and gain acceptance into a college or university. The scholarship is in memory of Cristin Ann Bambino, daughter of NYSIR’s director of risk management, Robert Bambino. Cristin was a special education student who persevered through many obstacles and earned a bachelor’s degree and a paralegal certificate before her untimely passing. Applicants for this scholarship must complete an essay, not to exceed 650 words, that addresses the following topics: The student’s accomplishments (clubs, athletics, volunteer activities, and academic achievements); examples of how the student overcame his or her challenges; how the student can serve as a role model for other young people with special challenges; and what the student will study in college. Click here for Bambino Scholarship application. Applications must be returned to Ms. Vincenti in Guidance by Monday, March 27. 

Goncalves Scholarship: The Goncalves Scholarship is available to a student who demonstrates an involvement and work for a cause or organization that promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or other aspiration generally understood to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity throughout their high school career. Diversity is encouraged. This scholarship is in honor of NYSIR’s former executive director, Joseph Goncalves.
Applicants for this scholarship must complete an essay, not to exceed 650 words, that explains: His or her experience serving others during their high school careers; how that service has benefited others; what that experience has personally meant to the applicant. The essay also may include mention of inspirational role models. Click here for Goncalves Scholarship application. Applications must be returned to Ms. Vincenti in Guidance by Monday, March 27.

Island Drafting and Technical Institute:
Any senior who is applying to the Island Drafting and Technical Institute and planning on studying computer-aided drafting and design, or electronic and computer service technology, please see Mrs. Salvaggio in the guidance office. You may be eligible for a scholarship.
Jensen Scholarship
: The Jensen Scholarship is available to a student who has excelled in design in his or her high school career. The goal of this scholarship is to reward a student who has shown interest and promise in design and who wishes to pursue this path in college. The scholarship is in memory of Paul Jensen, a marketing representative for NYSIR. Paul was a great craftsman, able to evaluate the best functional attributes of multiple designs and then conceptualize his own creative version. For example, he created canoe designs then converted them to sailing canoes, and then adapted a commercial roof rack to transport the canoes. Applicants for this scholarship must complete an essay, not to exceed 650 words, that explains: A way they would design, or adapt an existing design, for a specific purpose; how this design or adaptation could be accomplished; why this design, or adaptation, would be unique. Schematics or drawings are not required but may be attached to the essay to help explain the design or adaptation.
Click here for Jensen Scholarship application. Applications must be returned to Ms. Vincenti in Guidance by Monday, March 27. 

Local Scholarships: The local scholarship applications are now available on the high school website. Please bring in completed application to the guidance office as soon as possible.

NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence Selection Criteria: The nominees for the NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence are chosen based on Regents grades in English, science, math and social studies. A formula set forth by the state is used in calculating students’ Regents averages and nominees are picked based on the highest scores. Each school is given a set amount of students who can be nominated based on graduating class size.
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
Friday, March 24, 2017