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 Students: If you did not pay for your AP exam yet, please stop by Guidance to pick up a form or drop off your payment as soon as possible.

Class of 2017
: There will be a meeting of the Class of 2017 on Thursday, Feb. 11 after school in Room 216. We will be discussing junior prom. Please see Ms. Fleming or Ms. Takacs with any questions.
Curriculum Guide:The high school's new 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   

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.

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).

Yearbook: Time is running out to buy your yearbook. You must go to yearbookordercenter.com before time and yearbooks run out!




Athletics Announcements

Spring Sports: Click here for schedule of screenings and physicals (Feb. 9 and 10).

St. Mary's 5K Run/Walk: Click here for information on this April 9 event.




Guidance Announcements

AP Exams: If you are signed up to take an AP Exam in May, please stop down to guidance for an AP booklet at your convenience.

ASVAB: On Monday, March 14, the high school will host an administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, also known as the ASVAB. This exam is useful for students considering military service, as well as those in need of further career exploration before graduation. This exam is given at no cost and does not commit the student to any career or military enlistment. If you are interested in signing up for this exam, please see Mr. Boehler in Guidance. The permission slip must be returned to Guidance no later than Friday, March 11.

Financial Aid 101: To view this presentation, click here.

Method Test Prep: Method Test Prep is offering a SAT prep course at East Islip High School in preparation for the June 4 SAT. Please click here for additional information and for the registration link.

: The EIHS Guidance Department is pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a web-based service designed especially for students and parents. Please click here for a presentation regarding registration for new accounts for parents and students.

New SAT: The redesign of the SAT includes changes to the essay component. Students will have the option of taking the SAT with the essay or without. Colleges may require or recommend the SAT essay as part of their application process. Click here for a list of SAT policies of colleges and universities.

Nursing: The Future Nurse Committee invites all students interested in nursing to a “Segue to Nursing” Night at St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center on Tuesday, May 3. Professional nurses from various specialties are available to answer all of your questions. Click here to RSVP and for more information.

NYU School of Professional Studies Workshop: The NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy is offering weekend workshops to provide high school students with programs of study that allow them to explore their professional options and to enhance their college portfolio. These workshops are offered in condensed, weekend formats and are taught by top industry experts. They offer rigorous coursework and serve as an impressive addition on a college application. Please click here for dates and registration information.

PSAT: PSAT scores are now available. Go to www.collegeboard.org and log in or create an account to see your scores.  Cllick the "Add Scores" button if you do not see your scores after logging in. Click here for a video explaining how to understand your PSAT score report.
Remind.com: The Guidance Department will be using Remind.com to send out quick reminders throughout the school year. If you would like to sign up for your child's class reminders, please click on the following links for additional instructions: Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen.  

SAT: Click here for a guide to the College Board new redesigned SAT examination.  
SAT/ACT Prep: Get free SAT/ACT prep through your Castle Learning Account. Click here for more info.

STEM Incentive Program
: Seniors ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class, who attend a SUNY or CUNY college next year 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.

SUNY Financial Aid Days
: SUNY's Financial Aid Days, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 20, are designed to answer questions and provide assistance regarding the financial aid application, types of aid available and the award process. Programs are available at more than 40 SUNY campuses. Locations marked with an * will provide hands-on assistance to complete your application. Registration is available online here, or by calling the
SUNY recruitment Response Center at 800-342-9811.



Scholarship Announcements

Acceptances: Seniors, the Guidance Department requests copies of your acceptance and scholarship letters from all colleges and universities as you receive them.

Bambino Scholarship
: The Cristin 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 Robert Bambino, the director of risk management for New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal. She 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: 1) the student’s accomplishments (clubs, athletics, volunteer activities and academic achievements); 2) examples of how the student overcame his or her challenges; 3) how the student can serve as a role model for other young people with special challenges; and 4) what the student will study in college. Click here for scholarship application. Applications must be returned to Ms. Vincenti in Guidance by Thursday, March 31.

Cohalan Scholarship: The Honorable Peter Fox Cohalan Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Islip Town high school student who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American history and/or American government. The awardees must attend a four-year accredited college or university. The award is $10,000 yearly for four years of degree completion. Deadline is April 30. Please click here for application.

Dante Foundation
: The Dante Foundation of Nassau Country, Inc. is offering multiple $5,000 scholarships to graduating high school students of Italo-American ancestry who reside in Nassau or Suffolk County and who will be attending an accredited college or university. Financial need and other personal factors will be considered in the application process. If you are interested in applying, please see Ms. Vincenti in Guidance by Feb. 22.

Goncalves Scholarship: The Joseph 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 New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal’s former executive director, Joseph Goncalves. Applicants for this scholarship must complete an essay, not to exceed 650 words, that explains: 1) his or her experience serving others during their high school careers; 2) how that service has benefited others, 3) what that experience has personally meant to the applicant. The essay also may include mention of inspirational role models. Click here for scholarship application. Applications must be returned to Ms. Vincenti in Guidance by Thursday, March 31.

Jensen Scholarship: The Paul 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 New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal. Jensen 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: 1) a way they would design, or adapt an existing design, for a specific purpose; 2) how this design or adaptation could be accomplished; 3) 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 scholarship application. Applications must be returned to Ms. Vincenti in Guidance by Thursday, March 31.

NYSSCP Scholarship: The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Suffolk Chapter is offering a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors planning on entering the accounting profession. Scholarships are based on academic standing and financial need. Minimum qualifications: B or 3.0 average; SAT at least 1600, or ACT at least 23; and proof of acceptance as a full-time matriculated student to a New York college or university for the 2016-2017 academic year. If you are interested, please see Ms. Vincenti in Guidance for an application.  All applications are due by April 1.

Scholarship Information: Please visit your Naviance account and the guidance website for additional scholarship information. 


Thursday, February 11, 2016