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Sagamore Guidance Department

Guidance Department phone number: 631-696-8600 option 3; Fax: 631-732-1756




8th - 9th Grade Programming Letter

7th – 8th Grade Programming Letter

6th – 7th Grade Programming Letter


Sachem Guidance Handbook


Guidance Staff

6th Grade Counselor

Ms. Jennifer Jargo

(631) 696 - 8600    Ext. 3


7th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Sabrina Sorrentino 

(631) 696 - 8600   Ext. 3


8th Grade Counselor

Mr. Dan Zilberstein    

(631) 696 - 8600   Ext. 3



Mrs. Jennifer DeSena 

(631) 696 - 8600   Ext. 3919


Social Workers

Mrs. Jennifer Romanski     

(631) 696 - 8600   Ext. 3936


Mr. Mario Delisi

(631) 696 - 8600   Ext. 3937


Student Assistance Counselor

Ms. Melissa Bennett 

(631) 696 - 8600   Ext. 3


Guidance Secretary

Mrs. Jane Riker 

(631) 696 - 8600   Ext. 3




The Guidance Department Presents:

A Virtual Curriculum Slideshow


Counseling Services: On-line Services for Parents/Students

In the News

Social Studies with the Superintendent

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Christopher Pellettieri visited Ms. Bongiorno’s eighth grade U.S. History class at Sagamore Middle School for a team-teaching lesson. Students were learning about World War II and took part in interactive activities to further enhance their knowledge.

Students first put their geography skills to the test by trying to label a blank map of Europe in 1939 in the fastest time. Dr. Pellettieri worked together with student Burak Hamurcu on this exercise. The class was then asked to interpret data and activate their prior knowledge when answering a series of questions based on a 1939 Fortune Magazine public opinion poll. Finally, students worked collaboratively and used their Chromebooks to research turning points of the War in Europe. At the end of the class, they were able to summarize what they learned and answer the AIM question, “How did the United States contribute to the Allied victory in Europe?”

Students were excited to welcome Dr. Pellettieri into their classroom and embraced the team-teaching method.

Date Added: 3/16/2023

Sagamore Students Celebrate Pi Day

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Happy Pi Day! Sagamore Middle School celebrated Pi Day on 3/14, the date that represents the first three digits of Pi. Students bought raffle tickets to have a chance to “pie” their teachers in the face during lunch periods. The money raised will go toward the DezyStrong Foundation.

Click here to view the slideshow.

Date Added: 3/14/2023

Sagamore Students Seek School Lunch Changes

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Sagamore Middle School students are looking to make a positive change in the district and beyond with their Seal of Civic Readiness project. The Seal of Civic Readiness is a formal recognition on a student’s diploma displaying that a student recognizes the value of civic engagement, civic responsibility and civic values.

For the middle school capstone component of the program, eighth graders Jason Damiano, Kacey Geluso and Anthony Sacco are looking to implement more choices in school lunches. Specifically, they hope to add bottled water to the school lunch menu in addition to milk, which is already provided.

“The reality is that students either do not drink or throw out their milk. This is wasteful for many reasons,” Damiano said. “This issue is not unique to Sagamore, in fact, it is an issue across the country.”

Through their research, the eighth graders found that while milk has benefits including calcium, protein and vitamin D, it contains saturated fat and sugar. They suggest water is a healthy alternative that should be an option available in school lunch menus.

“The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests the Healthy Eating Plate which includes water as a beverage. Harvard suggests limiting milk, dairy and juice, as well as avoiding sugary drinks,” Geluso said.

As part of the project, the eighth graders presented their research to the Sachem Board of Education and asked for their support. The board of education agreed to sign a letter the students composed to the director of the nutrition program for the New York State Education Department, which is the next step in making a difference.

“By doing this project, we learned that if you feel like there is something wrong in your school or community, you should work to change it,” Sacco said.

Date Added: 2/16/2023

Student Roundtable Event

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Pellettieri, district office and school administrators from Sagamore Middle School held a student roundtable event on Jan. 30. Students and staff met for over a period discussing timely school events, courses they are taking, the new language program in grade 6 and the “Culture of Care” in the building.

Dr. Pellettieri was happy to hear all of the students present felt cared for and had staff in the building they could go to with any issues.

Date Added: 2/1/2023


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