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(631) 382-5133
Counselor - Jennifer McGlone (H-MC):
(631) 382-5138
Counselor - Melissa Johnson (MD - Z):
(631) 382-5136
Psychologist - Christian Forie:
(631) 382-5137
Social Worker - Frank Grieco:
(631) 382-5134
Speech - Bonna Gittleman:
(631) 382-5132



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Middle School Robotics Team Make Their Mark

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The robotics teams from Smithtown’s three middle schools recently competed in a regional qualifier at William Floyd High School. The teams were to design, build, test a working robot to perform a variety of tasks while also researching a solution to a chosen problem regarding living in a city and the logistics of keeping a city running as well as the issues that may come with it.

Great Hollow Middle School’s teams (the Electronic Brick Breakers and the Electronic Bulls) worked together showing amazing teamwork and cooperation while their robots scored more than 100 points each.  After the successful day, an Alliance round is made where a team is randomly paired with another team at the competition so they can work together and score as many points as possible with their robots. The Electronic Brick Breakers worked together with their paired team well enough to score first place in the Alliance Round, taking home a trophy that interlocks with the other team.

Nesquake Middle School’s Quake robotics team received the robot award for mechanical design. This award recognizes a team that designs and develops a mechanically sound robot that is durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions. The Quakebotz team received the robot design award for strategy and innovation. This award recognizes a team that uses solid engineering practices and a well-developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high performing robot.

Escape Room Challenge Teaches Social-Emotional Skills

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As part of the district’s ongoing social emotional learning initiatives, seventh grade students in Marissa LoSardo’s class at Nesaquake Middle School participated in an SEL-based escape room challenge on Jan. 16. 

The escape room challenge was run by Beth Bolger, a physical education teacher at the Sayville School District. Ms. Bolger, who has won has New York State Teacher of the Year twice, developed a two-hour SEL escape room challenge that she condensed into a class period for the Nesaquake students. 

The seven different stations set up around the gym were designed to teach students different coping skills, positive reinforcement and a way to deal with their emotions. In the “All Tangled Up” station, students were woven together and had to work cooperatively to get untangled.  “Shades of Emotion” taught students how to knock out negative thoughts and reinforced filling their brains with positivity.

The goals were to teach the students collaboration, to help them recognize and understand the different types of emotions they experience and how they manifest in their behaviors and moods, and to give them strategies to cope and handle those emotions.