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Sagamore Middle School

57 Division Street                            
Holtsville, NY 11742                             
Phone: (631) 696 - 8600

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Principal: Frank Panasci
Assistant Principals: Donna Gregory and John Galligan

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Morning Announcements

Sagamore is hosting a presentation for parents on Vaping on Tuesday, March 27 in the Sagamore Auditorium.


Club Photos will be taken in the auditorium during homeroom:

Wed. 3/21 - Environmental/Courtyard Club,  Greenhouse Club

Fri. 3/23 - Coding Club, Couch to 5K Club,  Sagamore Spirit Club

Tues. 3/27 - NJHS, Student Government

Wed. 3/28 - Buddies Club

Thursday, 3/29 - Authors and Artists Editors, Creative Arts Contest Winners, Books, Popcorn & More



Sagamore Student Government Presents . . .

Aerial Acrobatics Entertainment!

Friday, April 20 at Sachem High School North from 6:30 - 9:00.  Tickets are $15.


Please read Asst. Superintendent Erin Hynes' 

Letter to Parents and Students about Assessments

The ELA is on April 11 and 12.  The Math Assessment is on May 1 and 2.  We understand that while some parents may decide to have their children take these tests, others may decide differently.  We respect the decisions parents make in this regard.  To help us plan for both options, please submit written notification to the building principal indicating which tests your child will not take by March 29th.


Order your yearbook today!  It's $30 and its going to be amazing!  Don't miss out.


Sagamore Against School Violence


We ARE SACHEM…We are family! Let’s stand together, fight together and

BREAK THE SILENCE OVER VIOLENCE Enough is Enough…spread the word!!!

Please read the Letter to Parents about Programming for Grades 6 and 7


Buy your Sagamore Spiritwear and support the programs for our students

sagamore spiritwear


Free Homework Help at the Sachem Public Library.

Ayuda gratuita a la tarea en la biblioteca pública de Sachem.



The Sagamore PTSA has an awesome new website.  Check it out!

PTA Reflections Contest Update:  Congratulations to Adriana Ancilleri (Photography) and Ashley Lormestoire (Dance Choreography) for winning the Suffolk Region’s Awards of Merit for the Reflections program this year!!


Please enter the Suffolk County Social Harmony Writing Contest. Top prizes are $250 - $100.



Sachem SEPTA is hosting the "Our Time to Shine" Fashion Show at Sachem North on April 14th at 12 pm.

8th Grade Field Trip Registration - Click on the link to register for the 8th grade field trip.

7th Grade Field Trip Registration - Click on the link to register for the 7th grade field trip.


Ayuda con la tarea gratuita en la biblioteca pública de Sachem.
Ayuda con la tarea gratuita en la biblioteca pública de Sachem.
Ayuda con la tarea gratuita en la biblioteca pública de Sachem.

In the News

Board of Education Recognizes Continued Volunteerism

Board of Education Recognizes Continued Volunteerism photo

At its second meeting of February, the Sachem Board of Education recognized three schools within the district for their extraordinary volunteer efforts.

To begin the recognitions, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Erin Hynes commended all buildings throughout the district for their continued volunteerism. Sagamore Middle School was recognized for the organization of three student-driven initiatives, including a Christmas card drive that collected 700 cards for troops stationed overseas, a coat drive that collected eight bags of coats for Sachem families, and a hat, glove and sock drive that collected over 75 items for those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

From Lynwood Elementary School, the Student Lighthouse team was recognized for the organization of its annual Thanksgiving food drive, which assisted 29 Lynwood families this year. In addition, the student group collected various holiday items that were donated to 30 Sachem families.  

Continuing the special recognitions, social worker Karen Grieco from Nokomis Elementary School was recognized for her ongoing efforts to organize charitable events for the benefit of the overall Sachem community. 

Concluding the special recognitions, the district fifth-grade spelling bee champion, Gavin Flynn from Grundy Avenue Elementary, and runner-up, Sara Vetter from Tamarac Elementary School, were recognized for their spelling prowess.


Sagamore Students Learn Tricks of the Trade

Sagamore Students Learn Tricks of the Trade photo

It was lights, camera, action for Sagamore Middle School sixth-grade social studies students as they were joined by two television news professionals as part of an ongoing newscast project.

Students in Jessica Frank’s World History class stepped into the spotlight as part of an ancient civilizations unit with a special spin. Each student transformed into a news anchor where they presented elements of the civilizations they studied. Students delivered news reports on numerous aspects of ancient cultures, such as cooking, fashion, dance, technology, weather and sports. 

As a key component to the newscast project, students received helpful insight from two prominent local news professionals. Students were visited by Jamie Stuart, Emmy-winning News 12 Long Island sports anchor and reporter, and Joe Cioffi, meteorologist on FiOS1 News and WPIX-TV Channel 11, for two separate assembly presentations. 

Beginning with an assembly for all the sixth-grade students, Stuart described his job as a sports anchor and reporter and how he reached the position he holds today. He encouraged students to always work hard and take the time to approach problems in a constructive way. Following the assembly, Stuart worked with small groups from Jessica Frank’s class, offering advice on how to effectively deliver their newscast and how to write and edit their scripts. 

During a separate assembly presentation, Cioffi spoke with students about the basics of meteorology and elements of forecast maps. Demonstrating his expertise in meteorology, Cioffi identified an area of incoming rain, announcing that it should begin any minute. Students were astonished when the rain began outside shortly after. Continuing the visit, Cioffi coached students in front of the green screen as they worked on delivering their ancient weather reports.   

In its first year at Sagamore, the addition of the news show project into the class curriculum engages students in a unique way. With help from librarian Sandy Bucher, students utilize library resources to research the topics they will be reporting on. While gaining knowledge on ancient civilizations, the students also explore many aspects of being part of a news production. Students write and edit scripts, conduct interviews and then deliver the prepared newscast in front of a green screen with the help of Technology Integration Specialist Carrie McGuire. The green screen was used to add realistic settings behind the student news anchors as their segments were recorded. 

“This project gives students a much greater experience than what they learn from the textbook alone,” Frank said. “Students take the information they obtain through research and bring it to life.” 

Principal Panasci Talks Pizza

Principal Panasci Talks Pizza photo
Sagamore Middle School Family and Consumer Sciences students recently learned the steps to preparing a popular Italian food, as Principal Frank Panasci delivered a demonstration on how to make pizza.

As part of the food preparation unit, seventh-grade students in Michelle Esp’s, Kristin Barnes’ and Judy-Lyn Ciancarelli’s family and consumer sciences classes learned the various steps to create a delicious pizza. For his first job, Principal Panasci worked at Eddie’s Pizza located in Lake Ronkonkoma, where he picked up key insight into the pizza business, which he shared with the students. Principal Panasci discussed the importance of preparing each ingredient and how pizza places grind cheese and make dough. To the surprise of the students, Principal Panasci even demonstrated his expert dough-spinning skills for each class. 

Concluding the instructional lesson, students enjoyed a sample of the pizza they learned to create.