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Today is Thursday, February 14, 2019 Day 101A


Due to overcrowding on the buses, bus passes will not be given out.

No students should be in the school after 2:30 unless you are in a supervised area.  Anyone leaving school grounds cannot return to take the late bus.


The National Junior Honor Society will be collecting box tops every Wednesday during lunch periods.  For every 10 box tops, you will receive 1 Samoset dollar.

The National Junior Honor Society will be collecting gently used adult and children’s books during homeroom throughout the 1st two weeks in February.

Any 6th, 7th or 8th grader interested in playing Samoset Baseball, please see Mr. Gambino in room 344.

Attention Samoset Drama:  Rehearsal today is until 3:17.  “Jungle Animals” only, no Who’s.  There will be NO rehearsal tomorrow, Friday 2/15.

Jewelry Club:  There will be a meeting today at 2:30 pm in room 339.  We’ll me making square knot bracelets.

Buddies Club:  There will be a Buddies Club meeting today after school in the Little Theater.  New members are welcome to attend.




Student Leaders of the Month

6th Grade
Lydia Hicyilmaz

7 Grade
Amanda D'Alessandro

8th Grade
James Kaliebe


Student Leaders of the Month

6th Grade
Domenick Oppedisano


7th Grade
Benny Dong

8th Grade
Teonilla Neverson



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In the News

Retired Police Officer Shares Lessons on Life

Retired Police Officer Shares Lessons on Life photo
During a recent assembly program at Samoset Middle School, eighth-grade students heard from Paul Failla, a retired Suffolk County police officer of 27 years, and a professional actor, writer, producer and author who spoke to students about the importance of values and leadership. 

Failla covered several topics such as diversity, respect, modeling after positive role models, making good choices, health and wellness and how to be a responsible digital citizen. Using these topics, Failla engaged students in interactive conversations on issues critical to their development. Through these inspiring conversations, students were empowered to create a school climate of civility, respect and acceptance.  

“There is nothing in your life that you cannot attain,” Failla told students. “When you put your heart into something, your soul will light the path.”  

Samoset Technology Students Test Towers

Samoset Technology Students Test Towers photo
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Recent tests of student-constructed towers exemplified compression, tension and torsion as part of a lesson on load forces in Kim Latkovich’s Introduction to Technology classes at Samoset Middle School.

Before the activity students researched bridges and the complex truss systems that add to their overall structural integrity. Arch, cable-stayed, cantilever and truss bridges were among the types researched. Student teams carefully constructed towers utilizing Balsa wood, glue and cardboard gussets for added strength, with the goal of supporting the greatest vertical load possible. 

Following construction, each group’s tower was tested by gradually pouring sand into a hanging bucket until the structure failed. The load was then weighed and recorded to compare with the designs of their peers. 

Samoset Students Explore World Cultures

Samoset Students Explore World Cultures
Students from Samoset Middle School gained valuable insight into the unique characteristics of different countries, cities and cultures from around the world during a recent assembly program led by photographer and world traveler Michael Harrold. 

As part of the captivating presentation, Harrold explained several weapons, tools and toys that he acquired from trips to more than 75 countries. He wowed the auditorium of sixth-grade students with photos from his travels to places including Burma, Dubai, Egypt, Greece, India and Thailand. Students learned about ceremonial clothing, different religions, animals and native foods in addition to how each culture utilizes the natural resources available to them.  

Harrold concluded his presentation with a motivational message to students. “Don’t stop learning when you leave the classroom,” he said. “Become citizens that continue to learn throughout your life. Become lifelong learners.”