South Middle School

333 Union Avenue
Lynbrook, NY, 11563
Main Office Telephone: 516-887-0266
School Nurse Telephone: 516-887-0273


Principal:
  Mr. J. Wiener
Nurse: Ms. H. Wilson
Secretary: Ms. A. Baldwin
Secretary: Ms. K. Rayder


School Year Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday
Summer Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday
All visitors must have an appointment to meet with staff in any school building. Please DO call ahead. Thank you!

Important Contact Information:
NYS Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
NYS línea de abuso infantile: 1-800-342-3720
Medicaid Fraud Hotline: 516-612-5200

 

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Current News

Eighth-Graders Unite for Field Day

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It was a sea of rainbow colors as eighth-graders from Lynbrook North and Lynbrook South middle schools gathered together for field day and a BBQ courtesy of the school PTA’s on June 8. The heat did not stop the students from showing their spirit as North Middle School students met the South Middle School students onto their field and joined forces as teams of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple were assembled. 

Dressed in their team colors with face paint and fun accessories, the students engaged in a friendly competition of team building activities. Events included silly races, a 50-yard dash, four-by-four relay, an over under relay, dizzy izzy, a water balloon toss and tug-of-war. Teams were encouraged to showcase sportsmanship throughout the day and collaborate together.  
 

Lynbrook Welcomes Two New Principals

Lynbrook Welcomes Two New Principals
The Lynbrook Union Free School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Waverly Park Elementary School Principal Allison Banhazl and Lynbrook South Middle School Principal Joseph Wiener, effective July 1. Banhazl will replace current Waverly Park Principal Lucille McAssey who will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year, while Wiener will replace current South Middle School Principal Caryn Blum, who will also be retiring at the end of the month. 

Banhazl, a Rockville Centre resident, grew up in Merrick and has held the position of assistant principal in the Merrick Union Free School District for the past six years. Prior to her role in Merrick, she was a teaching assistant in the Baldwin Union Free School District while in college and served as a teacher in Brooklyn while working for the New York City Department of Education. 

During her undergraduate career at Loyola University in Maryland, Banhazl majored in elementary education. She continued her studies at Hunter College where she received her master’s degree, along with an advanced certificate from the College of Saint Rose in educational leadership.

“I am excited and honored to join the Lynbrook Union Free School District, which is known far and wide for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, to children,” she said. “I look forward to being the principal of Waverly Park, a rich and challenging learning community where students thrive and ‘tomorrow begins today!’”

Wiener, a Merrick resident, was as a biology teacher at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside, Queens, for three years. He then taught biology for seven years at Jericho High School and has served as the assistant principal at Jericho Middle School for the past 11 years. 

He comes with a wealth of knowledge, graduating from Tufts University with double majors in biology and English. Wiener also holds a master’s degree in literacy from Long Island University and a master’s degree in school administration and supervision from Touro College.

“I am most looking forward to learning from and learning with staff, students, parents and community members,” he said. 

The district welcomes both new administrators with open arms and looks forward to having them join the Lynbrook family.  

Students Receive a First-Hand Look at the Judicial System

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Lynbrook South Middle School eighth-graders in Roxanne Migliacci’s mock trial class recently visited the Nassau County Courthouse and the Nassau County Supreme Courthouse in Mineola. The students had the opportunity to observe an attempted murder trial, meet with Judge Meryl Berkowitz and tour the courtroom and jail cells. Students were also able to ask questions about the legal system and judicial process, as well as experience the process of being selected for jury duty. 

Students Get a Taste of Different Cultures

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Lynbrook South Middle School seventh-graders enrolled in Roxanne Migliacci and Jeanette Roch’s “Around the World” classes experienced a world of cultures right in their own backyard during their first International Food Festival on May 24. The new class elective follows students enrolled in the fall Public Speaking class and puts their presentation skills to the test in the spring through researching foreign countries and presenting on what they learned. 

Students studied a specific country and explored what it would be like to visit as an American, as well as what it would be like for foreigners to come to the United States. They shared their research with their classes as they tried to convince their peers to visit their country of study. As a culmination to their unit, the classes joined together for their first International Food Festival in school where they brought in a dish from the country that they researched. These included Icelandic brownies from Iceland, samoas from India, lavash (a traditional flatbread) from Armenia, mandazi from Rwanda, mini pancakes from the United Arab Emirates, chicken and rice from Somalia, ginger-wasabi brown rice from Japan and many more. 

Each student placed a piece of paper with their country and the ingredients of their food by their dish as their peers walked around and had a taste. As they tried the different foods, the students wrote down their top 15 favorites. The festival was a team effort among teachers and staff members to make it a success. 

“I enjoyed making the food even though it took a while. It ended up being delicious,” said seventh-grader Hannah Seideman. “I also enjoyed tasting foods from the different countries that I didn’t think were from those places.”

Lynbrook Helps Strike Out ALS

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Proudly holding their handmade signs, students at Marion Street Elementary School, North Middle School and South Middle School cheered as the ALS Ride for Life Foundation stopped by their schools during their travels through Nassau County on May 9. This was the first year that both middle school’s participated in the ride and between all three schools, Lynbrook students and staff helped raise a total of $6,200 towards finding a cure, which was presented to the foundation. 

ALS Ride for Life is a charity organization that serves the ALS community by raising awareness and research funds while providing services to patients and their families, along with news and information to the public. ALS is a nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. During the month of May, the organization honors ALS Awareness Month by conducting their annual Ride for Life event where patients and their families travel to raise awareness, spread information on ALS and raise funds for research. 

The organization traveled to the three schools throughout the morning where they were greeted by excited students. ALS patients, including Ride for Life founder Chris Pendergast rode his electric wheelchair down the row of students as they cheered words of encouragement while patient John Michael, gave students high fives and expressed his gratitude for the Lynbrook Public Schools support. 

“These kids are inspirational,” he said. “Maybe one of these children will be the one to find a cure.” 

Students at Marion Street Elementary School participated in fundraisers and events throughout the year to help raise money for ALS Ride for Life in the fight to find a cure. The students, along with Principal Theresa Macchia, presented the organization with a check during their visit of $5,400. In addition, North Middle School students presented the foundation with a $600 check and Sophia Yaker, a seventh-grader from South Middle School raised approximately $200 that she presented to the foundation.