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200 Emory Road, Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: (516) 237-2500
Fax: (516) 237-2508

 

Principal: Amy Trojanowski
Assistant Principal: Catherine Shanahan
Dean of Students: Steve Benner 

 

 

 

 

 

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eWaste Drive

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Middle School students collected more than 7,000 pounds of electronic waste through the annual eWaste Drive, held on April 23. As part of the school’s Earth Day celebrations, students came together to collect unwanted electronics including printers, computers, tablets, phones, chargers and headphones from community members. The purpose of the drive was to collect the electronics to be recycled, so they don’t end up in landfills and become harmful to the planet.The Middle School partners with Two Brothers Scrap Metal each year to supply the metal collection container. This marked the fifth year of the drive.

National History Day Competition

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Seventh grade students at the Middle School participated in the National History Day Competition. Students were challenged to find topics to research, synthesize and create a project around the theme, “Communication in History.” Three projects are moving onto the New York state round of the competition. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Individual Website Junior Division (3rd place) - Julianna Reilly, The Fireside Chats - Sparking a New Era in Radio
  • Virtual Exhibit Junior Division (5th place) - Amanda Calles, 2nd Wave Feminism: Betty Friedan's Mystique Inspires
  • Individual Performance Junior Division (5th place) - Aiden Rosales, Railroad to Success: The Secret Codes to Freedom

Four other projects were also honored with special awards:

Outstanding Junior Entry on Aviation or Military History - Luca Bernardes, James Condon, Harrison Kearns and Justin Spera "Code-Breaking for Midway Atoll” (documentary)

Outstanding Junior Entry on Genocide, Bias or Tragedy - Gabby Parrado "Catch Me If You Can: Jack the Ripper Letters Ensure No Criminals Go Uncaught” (virtual exhibit)

Outstanding Junior Entry on Science History - Kaela Lui "From Code-Breaking to the Computer: Dr. Alan Turing's Bombe Machine” (individual website)

Outstanding Junior Entry on Language - Camila Garabato "Old Norse: from the Vikings to our English” (documentary)

            This marks the third year of Mineola’s participation in the competition. We are #MineolaProud of our students who moved onto the state finals and for being stewards of history!

 

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

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Two of our Middle School teams, one made up of fifth graders and the other made up of sixth graders, placed in the Top 10 of the 2021 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest challenges students from all over the world with creating complicated machines that perform simple tasks. This year, the competition was sponsored by Nerds. Students had to create a machine that was able to shake and pour a box of the candy. This was the first year that the Rube Goldberg Contest was virtual. Our teams first learned about machines before building their own. Each team uploaded two videos of their machine shaking and pouring a box of Nerds. They also had to submit a website they developed to be evaluated by more than 50 judges. The fifth grade team from the Middle School also won the People’s Choice Award in Division 1 for getting the most online votes from the public. This marks the seventh year the Middle School has participated in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.