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West Islip District and Curriculum
West Islip Public Schools serve seven schools and 5,450 students. West Islip Public Schools’ Office of Curriculum has developed a curriculum based on a combination of the Common Core Standards and the New York State Learning Standards. The department’s duties include determining the necessary textbooks and instructional materials, developing pacing guides for learning (scope and sequence), and providing educators with the appropriate professional development to ensure that they can effectively implement the curriculum and standards into their classrooms. Beyond the classroom, the district also strives to connect students with learning opportunities in the community.
We currently cover the following West Islip-area school district: West Islip Public Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the West Islip District Curriculum
Instruction in all subject areas is built around the most current research-based best practices, is data-driven, and involves providing students with rich learning experiences. The district’s academic program is evaluated based on both qualitative and quantitative data, including state mandated assessment scores, results on local exams, classroom observations, graduation rates, and college acceptance rates.
The use of Common Core Standards in Math and Language Arts represent an increase in the expectations for student achievement. Early learning requires that students are working with the number system up to 100 by the end of kindergarten and learn how to perform basic operations on paper or with manipulatives and by using mental math. Lessons in algebraic patterns and relationships, and geometric principles and measurement, prepare students for courses that require them to hone their proportional and spatial reasoning. Another major focus is data analysis, and students are expected to be able to perform statistical analysis and communicate their mathematic thinking about data.
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Keeping Informed: Recent West Islip Educational News
- West Islip Student an Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist - A West Islip senior was one of 300 students in the nation to be named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. Forty of the semifinalists will move on to the final judging in Washington, D.C.., where they will display their projects to the public, meet with top scientists, and compete for three top prizes worth $150,000 each.
- West Islip Named 425th Best School in U.S. - In The Daily Beast’s rankings of the best public highs schools in the nation, West Islip High ranked 425th. Rankings were based on schools’ graduation and college acceptance rates and school surveys. These rankings are used by colleges to understand the rigor that students were exposed to in high school.
- West Islip High Begins Peer Mediation Program - Last year, a peer mediation program called ACE (All Created Equal) was started by a West Islip student who was a trained peer mediator. The program aims to help students with conflict resolution and centers on issues involving discrimination of any kind, aligning with the NYS Dignity Act.
West Islip Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: School Dress-Up (or Down) Days
Schools often hold many days throughout the year during which students and teachers dress to match a specific theme. Fridays or days of big school sports events might be designated "school spirt days," with students being encouraged to wear their school colors and logos. When pro sports teams in a school's city are playing in playoff or championship games, students may be asked to wear the team's colors or jerseys. Students are generally not allowed to wear hats in school but may be permitted to show off their headwear a few days a year. A very popular theme is "pajama day," when students (and teachers!) get to come to school in their PJs and slippers. Other themes may include dressing up like a favorite book character, "comfy day" (dressing in sweats), wearing "crazy" or mismatched outfits, dressing in specific colors to symbolize something (e.g.: pink for breast cancer, red for heart disease, blue for autism, etc.), retro outfit days, etc. Oftentimes, schools designate a "spirit week" during which every day that week is dedicated to a specific dress-up theme.