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Mineola Middle School

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

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Amy Trojanowski

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Dean of Students
Steve Benner

Racquel Stephenson
Instructional Leader
Racquel Stephenson

Apple Distinguished School
Recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment. 
Mineola Middle School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022-2025. Mineola Middle School’s alignment to the District’s mission through the implementation of an integrated curriculum and the design of innovative, personalized assessment practices to monitor progress, growth and achievement and provide opportunities for reflection on the learning process contributed to this recognition. The use of iPad and the Apple ecosystem has helped us to be mission driven by furthering hands-on activities, promoting student agency, choice and creativity, and increasing access to applications, web-based platforms and various multimedia. Mineola Mineola Middle School first received recognition as an Apple Distinguished Program in 2012, and the latest recognition renews the school’s status since 2017.

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Mineola Middle School News

Mineola Kai: Episode 3 No Mercy Part II

Samuel LaRusso confronts Jimmy Lawrence as the two try to fend fences while the kids of Mineola Kai and Mustang Do participate in the headband challenge known as Mineola Creek.

Date Added: 2/20/2024

Learners Win Science Challenge Award

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Congratulations to middle school sixth grader Julia D’Amico and Hampton second grader Valerie D’Amico for winning an Honorable Mention award for their presentation at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University. The sisters were the youngest of 13 teams selected for the IACS Challenge finals, which fielded nearly 200 submissions from K-12 students throughout New York State.

As part of the challenge, Julia and Valerie were tasked with researching a famous female scientist and submitting a one-minute video on their findings. The learners selected Mildred Dresselhaus, also known as the “Queen of Carbon,” who is known for her research into the fundamental physics of materials such as graphite and carbon nanotubes as well as her advocacy of equality in science.

During the finals, which took place on Feb. 7 at Stony Brook University, Julia and Valerie screened their original submission video followed by a three-minute presentation including an overview of their selected scientist and the reason behind the selection.

“It was awesome to watch the students take on a challenge that not only enriched them in science, but also gave them an opportunity to develop and practice their presentation and public speaking skills,” said AGP teacher Ms. Giard. “I am grateful to Stony Brook's Institute for Advanced Computational Science for hosting this competition and for empowering young women to explore opportunities for careers in the sciences.”

The IACS Challenge is an initiative that celebrates the achievements of women in science and engineering and coincides with International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb. 11.

Watch Julia and Valerie’s original IACS Challenge submission and finals presentation below:


Date Added: 2/16/2024

Valentines for Veterans

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The MHS Student Service Center partnered with Assemblyman Ed Ra to help spread Valentine’s Day messages of love, hope and thanks to Long Island veterans.

As part of the “Valentines for Veterans” initiative, learners from throughout the district created handmade Valentine’s Day cards which were collected by Assemblyman Ra and delivered to the Long Island State Veterans Home and Northport VA on Feb. 14.

Date Added: 2/15/2024

Learners Honored by BOE

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At the Feb. 8 meeting, the Mineola Board of Education was proud to recognize our learners for exceptional achievements in science research and music.

First, the board honored our high school science research scholars who participated in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, including two learners who were among an elite group selected as semifinalists.

Then, our incredible student musicians from throughout the district were honored for being invited to perform with the top musicians in the county and state at three prestigious festivals: The Nassau Music Educators Association All County Festival, Long Island String Festival and the New York State Band Directors Association Festival.

Congratulations to all the amazing learners who make us #MineolaProud every day with their outstanding academic and artistic accomplishments!

2024 Regeneron Semifinalists

Luigi Sartori
Samantha Stewart

2024 Regeneron Participants

Lucas Beresheim
Leah Chang
Kirpa Kaur
Haritika Mal
Rory Meehan
Logan Regueiferos
Victoria Salguero Recinos
Conor Scott
MaryEllen Steiner
Paige Stewart
Ria Thomas

Nassau Music Educators Association All County Participants

Isabella Buono
Madelyn Carton
Natalie Chang
Ronald Chang
Jordan Chaver
Lily Cullen
Shea Devins
Shayan Dhar
Aimee Elias
Rachel Fogarty
Sarah Geoghan
Ciaran Gonzalez
Riley Grodotzke
Lily Iapoce
Michael Jimenez
Caitlin Kelly
Justin Kim
Eliana Lee
Isabella Lee
Alicia Lin
Julia Manevitz
Sienna Marcial
Paul McKenna
Megan Moon
Jason Morgan
Daniel Perrino
Jessica Perrino
Sophia Probst
Charlotte Ruyle
Lily Scott
Logan Scott
Juliet Scott
Rachel Stiehl
Yannis Tam
Chloe Vega

Long Island String Festival Association Participants

Kelly DaSilva
Aimee Elias
Ciaran Gonzalez
Alison Li
Devin Steiner
Yannis Tam

New York State Band Directors Association Participants

Nolan Farrelly
Justin Kim

Date Added: 2/13/2024

Mineola Kai: Episode 3, No Mercy Part I

Jimmy Lawrence's old Sensei returns to Mineola Kai as Daniel begins work on restarting Mustang Do. Michael and Pam struggle with friendships as the learners work hard on new training methods.

Part II will be released just before break!

Date Added: 2/7/2024

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