Finley Welcomes 250 Sixth-Graders

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Robert M. Finley Middle School opened its doors to incoming sixth-graders for a special back-to-school orientation and barbecue on Wednesday, Aug. 28, less than a week before the scheduled opening of school.

Principal Nelson Iocolano welcomed approximately 250 new students, providing them with a friendly overview of the building, including schedules, locker tips and other important procedures and protocols, including how to anonymously report bullying incidences (which includes a bullying box in the main lobby or an online form on the school webpage). Assistant Principal Lawrence Carroll held a follow-up Q & A session with the new students following a tour of the building, led by Finley National Junior Honor Society members. Assistant Principal Dr. Thomas Pye and guidance counselors were also on hand to answer questions and show sixth-graders around.

Mr. Iocolano later grabbed some tongs and manned the grill as the Finley PTA sponsored a welcoming barbecue in the school courtyard. He promised the newest middle schoolers that he would send them off in style with another barbecue to celebrate their graduation to Glen Cove High School in three years.

School opens for all students on Tuesday, September 3, with abbreviated sessions for all elementary students.