Beginning the week of January 11th, the guidance staff will be visiting the 8th graders during their lunch periods to discuss the scheduling process and the transition to the high school. The HS staff working in conjunction with the RMS guidance department created a presentation to help answer the multitude of questions frequently asked by both students and parents. Please click the link below to view the presentation:
High School Scheduling Presentation
The High School Course Guide contains all of the information necessary to plan your secondary educational program. It includes descriptions of all the courses offered at the High School and BOCES. It also outlines diploma requirements and the course selection process. Click the following link to view the entire high school course guide:
High School Course Guide
The high school departments have created a "Curriculum Corner". The purpose of which is to bring the course descriptions in the course guide to life. Click the following link to view the High School Curriculum Corner:
High School Curriculum Corner
Eighth grade students have the option to select electives from an extensive list of offerings. The "9th Grade Elective Selection Sheet" lists all of the elective courses available to 9th graders and can help provide focus while perusing the course descriptions. Click below for the 9th grade elective selection sheet:
9th Grade Course Selection Sheet
Click here to be redirected to the High School website to view more information regarding the scheduling process!!
Ronkonkoma Middle School students and faculty honored the country’s brave and proud heroes during a three-part Veterans Day celebration, held on Nov. 10.
The day commenced with a breakfast for local veterans and their families, which were students and faculty who attend Connetquot schools.
The veterans then processed into the Alice R. Schaefer Auditorium as the symphonic band played “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” After soloist Sofia Lovaglio led the audience in the national anthem, Principal Joseph Licato thanked the veterans for attending the celebration. He also noted that the day was one in which “to take a moment to pause and reflect on those who served.”
Suffolk County Legislator Nick Caracappa and New York State Assemblyman Doug Smith were also in attendance and thanked the honored guests for their service. Assemblyman Smith told the audience that veterans preserved the way of life that other people want to see go away.
Mr. Caracappa said, “They [veterans] allowed us to live our lives as we want to and laid down their lives for our freedoms. Thank you for everything you continue to stand for.”
Ms. Mackin’s fourth grade students from Edith Solum Elementary School also attended the celebration to hand out handmade cards to the veterans. Blue Star Moms Peggy Dinkelman and Beth Taylor also announced that they will collaborate with the school in collecting items for soldiers currently in combat.
As the symphonic band played the “Marches of the Armed Forces,” veterans stood to their corresponding anthem. Students also presented their honored veteran guest to the audience.
A performance of “We’re Coming to America” by the “Ronkettes” then followed with the RMS Show Choir Patriotic Dancers entertaining the crowd with accompaniment by Mr. Licato on guitar, Dr. Frank Saladino on drums, Jenna Micalizzi on piano and Michael Murphy on bass. The patriotic assembly commenced with the show choir’s singing a medley of patriotic tunes.
After the assembly, the sixth grade class was welcomed to speak with the veterans and to ask them questions about their service in the military.
Click here to view the slideshow.
Date Added: 11/16/2022
The Ronkonkoma Middle School student council is continuing its initiative to encourage the student population to make smart decisions, show kindness and inspire others. Throughout the year, the school’s mantra will be “Be Smart, Be Kind, Be Ronkonkoma Middle School.” Students who are nominated and receive Shout-Outs, recognizing their outstanding efforts and displays of kindness, are invited to have their photo taken in the hallway display, “I Am the ‘I’ in Kind. “
Date Added: 11/7/2022
The Ronkonkoma Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducted 42 new members during a traditional candlelighting ceremony on Sept. 28. The ceremony featured words of wisdom from principal Joseph Licato and advisers Laura-Lee Flynn and Aimee Padavan.
Ms. Padavan described being inducted into the society as “the greatest honor” and one that recognizes the students’ “intrinsic motivation to succeed.”
The inductees were accepted into this prestigious society based on their demonstration of character, citizenship, scholarship, leadership and service. During the ceremony, officers Dylan Vecchiarello (president), Allison Brenner (vice president), Lia Rewkowski (secretary), Avyukt Yadav (historian) and Sophie Jamrozek (treasurer) lit corresponding candles for each of the pillars and described the tenets of the society.
The ceremony culminated with each of the inductees being called individually to the stage and being awarded a certificate of recognition.
Date Added: 10/3/2022
RMS Winter Plant Sale (Pre-order pick-up only) RMS
RMS PTA Meeting 7:00 PM RMS
RMS Tree Lighting 7:00-8:00 PM RMS
RMS Holiday Fair RMS