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!

 

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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Joseph Wiener


  


Current News

Future Fashion Designers at South Middle School

Future Fashion Designers Photo
Four students from Lynbrook South Middle School were recognized in a districtwide middle school T-shirt design contest which bloomed from Career Day. During Career Day, a senior executive from the Children’s Place encouraged the students to enter a contest and design a shirt that they think should be sold at the Children’s Place. The students had about two weeks to complete the design project and 22 entries from students at both North Middle School and South Middle School were submitted. 

Seventy-five people across the design, merchandising, sourcing and production teams at the Children’s Place voted for their favorite designs. They based their votes on three categories: Best Original Design, Best Artwork/Color, Favorite Overall. Winners received certificates and a prize. 

Congratulations to the following winners! 

First Place: Emma Casey

Runner Up: Mia Ciociano

Third Place: Lauren Berkowitz

Honorable Mention: Mimi Berkowitz

Lynbrook Students Explore Possible Future Careers

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Eighth graders from Lynbrook North Middle School and Lynbrook South Middle School recently participated in an engaging career fair at Lynbrook South Middle School. Coordinated by guidance counselors Jennifer Arena from South Middle School and Alexandra Etra from North Middle School, the career fair is facilitated each year to get eighth graders to think about their futures and learn from different professionals. 

Fourteen professionals presented their careers to students throughout the morning and offered words of advice for those interested in pursuing a job in their field. The eighth graders learned about careers such as K-9 police officer, teacher, forensic scientist, producer, journalist, industrial engineer, music director and more. They rotated throughout the morning to learn more about the careers on their schedules. At the conclusion of the career fair, students completed evaluations with the hope of having a better understanding of what they want to pursue in the future. 
 

Global Read Aloud Students Give Back to Community

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Lynbrook South Middle School students involved in the school’s Global Read Aloud program recently raised $600 for a new Power Through Scholarship, to give to a graduating senior from Lynbrook High School’s Class of 2019.

The program, which is new to Lynbrook South Middle School this year, allows students in grades 6-8 to volunteer their time during their lunch periods to reflect on social-emotional learning across the globe through literature and connections with students from other parts of the world. 

About 40 students, along with library media specialist Jennifer Wasielesky, read “Refugee,” by Alan Gratz, during the program. “Refugee” focuses on three children’s lives from three different time periods and parts of the world. By the end of the book, their worlds collide. The book is a work of historical fiction, however many of the characters are based on real people. While reading the book, South Middle School students connected with students in Greece through Skype to discuss the literature and different cultures. The book and Skype session inspired the South Middle School students to pay it forward and create a scholarship for someone in the Lynbrook community who has shown great strength, courage and determination through their hard work.

To raise money for the scholarship, Mrs. Wasielesky and the students hosted a two-day bake sale and then deliberated on what the new scholarship should be called. Together, they formed the Power Through Scholarship which will be presented by Lynbrook South Middle School eighth graders Caitlin Melaram and Ryan Donovan on May 29 during Lynbrook High School’s Senior Awards Night. According to Mrs. Wasielesky, Global Read Aloud hopes to continue the scholarship for years to come.