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Rocky Point Union Free School District Schools | Rocky Point Middle School

ROCKY POINT MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8)

76 Rocky Point-Yaphank Road | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1603 | Fax: (631) 886-0000
Principal: Mr. Moeller | Assistant Principal: Ms. Meyers | Assistant Principal: Dr. Herbert
School Hours: 8:01 AM - 2:08 PM

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL 

 

Two-Hour Delay Bell Schedule

 

December 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians:

 November was a month full of activities at the Middle School. Sixth and seventh grade students had the opportunity to see Theater III’s production of, “Class Dismissed, the Bully Project” in the auditorium. This performance, sponsored by the PTA, showed our students how to stand up to bullying and the importance of being an “Upstander.” The RPMS held its third Veteran’s Day ceremony, organized by social studies teacher John Mauceri. This special day paid tribute to the veterans of our armed service. The student body was treated to patriotic music performed by our 8th grade chorus, orchestra and band. Student art work was prominently displayed which conveyed their gratitude to our veterans. Eighth grade students, Torianna Guisti and Chloe Poblete read essays they had composed, expressing their thoughts about the importance of our veterans. Guests of honor included members of the VFW and retired staff members who served in the armed forces. Additionally, the ceremony was live-steamed to the Stony Brook Veteran’s Home. The service culminated with the RPMS presenting local resident and VFW Commander Joseph Cognitore with a plaque to thank him for his decades of service to our service members as well as the Rocky Point community.


As part of a unit of study in their 7th grade English classes, students traveled to Theater III in Port Jefferson to watch a production of Charles Dickens’, “A Christmas Carol.” Students were able to enjoy the show and take part in a “Question and Answer” session with the show’s cast. To close out the month, we are extremely excited to induct 45 new eighth grade students into the RPMS chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The members were selected for having an overall average of 93, and demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character and Citizenship. Congratulations to the newest group of National Junior Honor Society inductees!

December promises to be busy as well. Our Winter One athletic season is well underway, with student athletes participating in: Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Volleyball, and Competition Cheer. The Student Government is hosting a Winter Ball dance for middle school students on December 9th. Sixth grade students going to the dance will stay after school to attend the dance from 3:00-5:00. Seventh and Eighth grade students will attend from 5:30-7:30. Tickets are $7 and are on sale during the lunch periods. Please DO NOT PURCHASE outfits for this dance, as it is very informal, however, it is an opportunity for our students to socialize. Please be sure to make arrangements to pick up your children after each dance, because no students are permitted to walk off the school grounds. The Music Department is working hard to prepare our budding musicians for the Winter Concerts. The Winter I concert is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14th with two performances at 6:00 (6 PM-MS Select Chorus, 6th Grade Orchestra, 6th Grade Band, 6th Grade Chorus) and 8:00 (MS Jazz Band, 7th Grade Orchestra, 7th Grade Chorus, 7th Grade Band). The Winter II session is scheduled for Thursday, December 15th at 7:30 (8th Grade Orchestra, 8th Grade Chorus, 8th Grade Band).

Incredibly, we are already almost half way through the second quarter. Be sure to stay on top of your child’s academic progress by logging into the Parent Portal: http://rockypointufsd.org/parentsstudents/eschool_parent_portal
The portal provides up-to-date grade reporting, as well as attendance information. If you have questions about missing assignments do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher via email. If you would like to set up a team meeting with your child’s teachers, contact your child’s counselor, or contact the main office with any other questions.

Reminder--teachers announce when Extra Help will be offered in their Google Classrooms and will take place during “0” period from 7:15 AM - 7:57 AM. Students should be dropped off at the Middle School front entrance for Extra Help. RPMS students may also ride the morning high school bus run if they plan on attending extra help. As a reminder, if your child is driven to school in the morning, student drop off (7:35AM-7:55AM) will take place at the back High School tennis court area. (As a reminder, no students may enter the middle school before 7AM as we do not have staff on hand to supervise them.)
Upcoming important dates to remember:
• November 29- National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony 7:00 (HS Aud)
• December 3- PTA Holiday Boutique- RPMS (9AM-3PM)
• December 9- Middle School Snow Ball Dance- (6th Grade 3PM-5PM & 7th/8th Grade 5:30PM-7:30PM)
• December 14- Winter Concert I – [Session 1-6PM and Session 2- 8PM] (HS Aud)
• December 15- Winter Concert II 7:30 (HS Aud)
• December 26- January 2-Winter Recess- No School

On behalf of the RPMS staff, we would like to wish you all an enjoyable holiday season and Happy New Year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the building with questions/concerns you may have at 631-744-7603.

Sincerely,
Jim Moeller, 
Principal


 

 

 Area of Concern  Person to Contact   Phone Number
To schedule a meeting with your child’s team of teachers  Guidance Office
744-1600, ext. 7311/7312 
Classwork  Teacher 744-1603 
Curriculum and Grading  Teacher  744-1603
Student-Teacher Relationship  Teacher, then Counselor 744-1603  
Student Progress  Teacher; then Counselor; then
Administration 
 744-1603
School Policy  Mr. Moeller, Principal  744-1600, ext. 7302
School Program  Mr. Moeller, Principal. Mrs. Meyers, AP 744-1600, ext. 7302/7303 
Absences or Tardiness
Homework Requests

 Absences can be called in to the attendance line 24 hours)  744-1600, ext 7304
Student Behavior
School Bus Incidents
 Mrs. Meyers, Assistant Principal  744-1600, ext. 7303
School Accident or Illness/ Health
Office
 Mrs. Nash/Mrs. Krepil-School Nurses   744-1600, ext 7334/7335

Respectfully, 

Jim Moeller




Mission Statement
To promote a middle school environment where the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of all students are addressed through respect, pride, and a commitment to quality and excellence.

 

Middle School Honors Veterans

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Rocky Point Middle School hosted its third Veterans Day ceremony recently. Eighth grade teacher Mr. John Mauceri organized this special day that paid tribute to the veterans of our armed services. The students and honored guests listened to patriotic music performed by the eighth grade chorus, orchestra and band. Student art work was prominently displayed that depicted their gratitude to our veterans, and two student speakers, Tori Guisti and Chloe Poblete, read essays they had written sharing their thoughts about the importance of our veterans. Guests of honor included members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and retired staff members who had served in the armed services. The service culminated with a presentation to local resident VFW Commander Joseph Cognitore of a plaque thanking him for his decades of service to our service members as well as the Rocky Point community. The ceremony was livestreamed to the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook.

“A tremendous thank-you to our music and art department who did an amazing job preparing our students, as well as the social studies and English departments for encouraging their students to write letters to veterans thanking them for their service,” Principal James Moeller said.

Date Added: 11/18/2022

Compassion Tops the List for RPMS Students

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Rocky Point Middle School students decorated seasonal grocery bags to hold the cans, boxes and packages of nonperishable food items for local families during their annual Thanksgiving food drive.

Students brought in, gathered, sorted and then packaged the items for breakfast, lunch and dinner in each bag for local food pantries.

Once again, thank you to our Rocky Point Middle School students and their families for this outpouring of kindness and compassion in our local community. The items will be delivered to the food pantry at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Rocky Point.

Date Added: 11/16/2022

Good Vibrations!

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What brings you joy? Walking the hallways of Rocky Point Middle School brings a smile to the faces of students and staff as they get into the Thanksgiving spirit. Sharing good vibes throughout the building, the plain, dull classroom doors are being creatively and cleverly decorated to share in the coming weeks’ festivities.

Teachers Mr. John Mauceri and Mrs. Dawn Callahan worked with their students to create a welcoming entryway to their classroom. Thanks to all our friends in Rocky Point Middle School!

Date Added: 11/4/2022

Halloween Fun for RPMS Advisories!

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Rocky Point Middle School students once again put on their creative thinking caps to fashion colorful scarecrows that line the building’s property. Among others, the tall structures feature Shrek, a clown, a Rocky Point Eagle football player and even some favorite teachers.

“There is such a sense of community and participation with this fun and festive yearly event for our advisories,” Assistant Principal Dawn Meyers said. “The students had a great time working together.”

Date Added: 10/31/2022

School Spirit and Energy in RPMS!

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Rocky Point Middle School students were proud participants in a pep rally on Sept. 30. With cheers from the students in grades 6-8, the school assembly helped inspire enthusiasm for the Rocky Point Eagles varsity homecoming game on Oct. 1.

Date Added: 10/6/2022
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