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Robert M. Finley Middle School

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Forest Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 801-7510

Nelson Iocolano, Principal
Lawrence Carroll, Assistant Principal
Thomas Pye, Assistant Principal

 

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Finley Students Head to High School

Finley Students Head to High School Photo

Eighth-graders at Robert M. Finley Middle School bid farewell to teachers and administrators during the school’s moving up ceremony on June 22.

The ceremony began with the seventh-grade band playing “Pomp and Circumstance” as students processed into the school’s auditorium. It continued with Patrick Grecco III leading those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Finley’s top two eighth-graders, Luciano Tuo and Sidney Angalet, addressed their classmates at the ceremony, as did Principal Nelson Iocolano, who reflected on a TED Talk given by Pope Francis as his inspiration for his remarks. 

“The Pope had three messages he hoped to impart,” he said. “First, he wanted to remind us that we all need each other, that none of us is an island. His second message was his hope that all of the scientific and technological innovations that we currently enjoy, and that are yet to come, will help create greater equality and social inclusion. His final message was a call for revolution, a revolution of tenderness.” 

Iocolano then shared with students how the Pope’s message reminded him of them. He commended the students on their local and global charitable endeavors, and encouraged them to use technology to connect with other activists to create an interconnected network of social, environmental, and global justice conscious individuals who will help them become the heroes that this world needs. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna also addressed the graduating eighth-graders and their families, congratulating them on their outstanding achievements.    

After Dr. Rianna’s comments, students were presented with certificates marking their completion of the eighth grade. They were also treated to a musical performance by a select group of eighth-graders, who performed “You’ve Got a Friend” and later enjoyed dancing and taking photos at the annual eighth-grade dance. 



Finley Eighth-Graders Visit Boston

Finley Eighth-Graders Visit Boston Photo

Finley Middle School students visited Boston on June 9. The students enjoyed touring the Hall of Science and viewing the IMAX movie “Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.” They also took part in a Duck Tour of Boston and Boston harbor aboard a WWII-era amphibious duck vehicle. After the tour, they visited Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall before having dinner at Pizzeria UNO.

Finley Spanish Students Hone their Skills at Local Restaurant

Finley Spanish Students Hone their Skills at Local Restaurant Photo

Finley Middle School students in Mrs. Christine Skaar's Spanish classes enjoyed an authentic Mexican lunch at Puerto Vallarta Restaurant in Glen Cove.

They learned about the food they were eating and practiced how to order in Spanish. All had a great time!

 

Finley Students Bring Spanish Lesson to Deasy

Finley Students Bring Spanish Lesson to Deasy photo
Finley Middle School seventh-graders Madison Patino and Yohana Cartagena Alas from Mrs. Christine Skaar's Spanish class taught Deasy School first-graders in Ms. Amanda Podmeyer's class colors and animals in Spanish. During the lesson, students had fun singing, dancing and coloring, all while learning the Spanish language. The middle school students planned the entire lesson and the younger children had a great time.

Finley Students Participate in the Music in the Parks Festival

Finley Students Participate in the Music in the Parks Festival Photo
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Finley Students Participate in the Music in the Parks Festival Photo 3
The Robert M. Finley Middle School concert band, string orchestra and chorus, under the directions of their conductors, Keith Schmidt, Chris Lippe and Joy Sullivan, performed in the 2017 Music in the Parks Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  

The concert band and orchestra both received superior ratings, placing first in their category, and Best Overall Band and Orchestra for the festival. In their first participation in a festival, the chorus received an excellent rating and placed third. The competition took place at Palm Lutheran Church and Palmyra Middle School, with an award ceremony at Hershey Park. The band, orchestra and chorus performed for a panel of judges who were impressed with the musicianship displayed during the performance. Congratulations to all participants!
 
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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