South Middle School

333 Union Avenue
Lynbrook, NY, 11563
Main Office Telephone: 516-887-0266
School Nurse Telephone: 516-887-0273


Principal:
  Mr. J. Wiener
Nurse: Ms. H. Wilson
Secretary: Ms. A. Baldwin
Secretary: Ms. K. Rayder


School Year Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday
Summer Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday
All visitors must have an appointment to meet with staff in any school building. Please DO call ahead. Thank you!

 

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Video: An Introduction from Mr. Wiener

 

Important Contact Information:
NYS Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
NYS línea de abuso infantile: 1-800-342-3720
Medicaid Fraud Hotline: 516-612-5200

 

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Current News

South Middle School Bands Together for Unity Day (Video)

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South Middle School Strengthens Character

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Lynbrook South Middle School students in grades 6-8 celebrated Character Education Day on Oct. 26 with engaging lessons and activities throughout their classes. The day focused on the school’s social and emotional literacy domains which included self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. The goal was to get the students to acknowledge and develop these skills throughout the school day. 

Each teacher wove one or more of the SEL domains into their lessons. Among the many different classroom activities, sixth-graders learned about the power of perception and how not to judge a book by its cover. Seventh-graders learned about the power of communication in connection to relationship building and took personality tests online to determine which traits they possess. They then compared their own results to famous people who have similar character traits and discussed their findings with their peers. In addition, eighth-graders learned about respecting and appreciating differing opinions with an activity where students traveled to certain parts of the room if they agreed, disagreed or felt neutral about a situation. 

“This is important to us and it’s important as a community and society, that’s why we take some time out of the regular day to focus on these skills,” said Principal Joseph Wiener. “We recognize that the way students acquire skills is through practice so the ongoing work that we will do after this week will be continuing to give students feedback about their social emotional literacy and recognizing when they are applying the lessons and the competencies that we have described to them. We are also giving them expectations for what we expect people to do in our community. That’s really important for keeping communities together with a common vision.”  
 

Fostering a Connected School Community

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Students at Lynbrook South Middle School and West End Elementary School recently participated in Start with Hello Week, a national event organized by Sandy Hook Promise to teach students to be more socially inclusive and connected to each other and the community.

During the week, middle school students participated in an array of different activities to promote inclusion. To kick off the week, students lined the hallways to greet their peers as they entered the building for the day and each received a sticker with their name on it to wear all day. The week continued with activities such as Human Bingo in physical education class to help students get acquainted with one another, a photo booth to enjoy with new friends and peers, a game called All My Friends to learn about others’ interests and a three legged race. 

“The goal of Start With Hello Week is to teach kids how to approach and engage someone they don’t know well or just met,” said Principal Joseph Wiener. “Through games, challenges and conversations throughout the week, we are giving children tools to strengthen our community by being more inclusive. We watched students throughout the week talking, playing, and laughing with kids they may not have otherwise engaged with. We will continue this effort through our Social and Emotional Literacy initiative throughout the year.” 

Students at West End Elementary School also embraced the week with their own activities. Students learned how to make a difference with their peers in simple, fun and impactful ways. 

“A goal of this week is to empower students to create a culture of inclusiveness and connectedness,” said West End social worker Sandra Gettenberg. “We want to make sure that all students feel seen, accepted and safe.”

Teachers focused on how to recognize and reduce social isolation by having their classes participate in ice-breaker activities. Others read books filled with learning opportunities to help foster inclusivity in school and some students learned how to say hello in languages other than English. 

Middle School Students Provide Smooth Start to the School Year

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The beginning of the 2018-19 school year has been an exciting and busy one for 77 of Lynbrook South Middle School’s eighth-graders who volunteered to participate in the school’s L.I.N.K. program. L.I.N.K., which stands for Lynbrook Students Independently Networking Kids, was created in an effort to decrease school anxiety, promote a positive hallway environment and provide a friendly face for the sixth-graders.

The students met last June to prepare for the arrival of the sixth-graders this year and 50 L.I.N.K. volunteers assisted with sixth-grade orientation at the end of August. The eighth-graders were an integral part of helping the sixth-graders get familiarized with the building as they assisted with their new lockers and helped them find their new classes by providing tours.

Continuing to build relationships among the students, every sixth-grade student was paired with an eighth grade L.I.N.K. student at the beginning of September. They broke off into small groups where they participated in ice breaker games. This provided the sixth-graders with an opportunity to ask questions about middle school. It also allowed the eighth-graders to speak about their experiences at Lynbrook South Middle School.