Hundreds lined the parade route under bright blue skies Monday for the 65th Annual West Islip American Legion Post 1738 Memorial Day Parade. The Legion’s float celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion. The West Islip High School Marching Band was outstanding, and Taps was
Eight West Islip High School junior and senior artists – Anjolie Falbo, Brianna Faust, Sophia Gutierrez, Valeria Medina, Paisley Narra, Matthew Rittenhouse, Jake Siffert and Krista Wolfe – were selected to submit their original artwork for the 23rd annual “Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum” competition. More than 60 high schools from […]
West Islip High School’s varsity girls basketball team recently completed another excellent season. Under the guidance of head coach Chris Scharf and assistant coach Jeremy Robertson, the Lady Lions finished with a 16-5 record and hosted a Section XI home playoff game for the first time in many years. “This team had a competitive […]
In an innovative initiative, the West Islip School District’s world language program connects high schoolers to their younger counterparts in the district’s Bayview, Manetuck, Oquenock and Paul J. Bellew elementary schools. Senior students from West Islip High School visit elementary classrooms once a week for 30 minutes to share Spanish, Italian or American Sign Language
More than 700 members of the West Islip School District community joined in the fantastic fun at the second annual West Islip Health and Wellness Alliance Color Run. The Color Run helps the Alliance fulfill its goal to reduce substance abuse among local youth, to create a strong collaboration within the community and to cultivate […]
West Islip High School’s gymnastics team recently received multiple honors at the Suffolk County Girls Gymnastics Coaches Association awards dinner, including three All-County nods, seven All-League, one Honorable Mention All-League and a Scholar-Athlete award. Kim Areana, Emily McGrade and Alyssa Woltmann earned All-County status; Cassidy Cullen, Nele Gronenberg, Olivia
Boy Scout Troop 95 from West Islip recently spent a week outdoors at Resica Falls Scout Reservation Camp in East Stroudsburg, PA. The boys worked hard and took various merit badge courses. They had a great experience and demonstrated their pride for scouting.
West Islip’s Oquenock Elementary School displayed a commitment to the environment throughout the school year, kicking off with an assembly featuring Town of Islip recycling educator Danielle Wynn, who discussed the importance of waste reduction and recycling with the students, followed by the implementation of a schoolwide paper recycling program led by the students. In