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P.J. Gelinas Junior High School

Address: 25 Mud Road, Setauket NY 11733
Main Office: (631) 730-4700
Fax: (631) 730-4707
Principal: Corinne Keane
Asst. Principal: William Corrao 
Dean of Students: Christopher Muscarella
School Hours: 7:40a.m. - 2:25p.m.

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Extraordinary Achievement on Math Exam

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Junior high school students were recognized for their outstanding achievement on the American Mathematics Competition 10 exam. The exam is a challenging multiple-choice examination designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.

At P.J. Gelinas Junior High School, Michael Retakh and Eric Zhong scored in the top 5%, qualifying for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination. Additionally, Yuming Su and Anna Xing were awarded a third-place prize for their scores. At R.C. Murphy Junior High School, Harry Gao qualified for the AIME.

The AIME is a three-hour examination with questions much more difficult than the AMC 10. It provides the exceptional students who are invited to take it with yet another opportunity to challenge their mathematical abilities and will be administered in February.

Date Added: 1/12/2023

Italian Postcards

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Students in the Italian program at P.J. Gelinas and R.C. Murphy Junior High Schools recently wrapped up their unit on traveling by hosting a postcard exchange. Students wrote each other messages entirely in Italian. They highlighted their newly acquired language and wrote content based on their research of Italian regions.

Date Added: 1/11/2023

Students Craft Cutting Boards

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Students in Mr. Herrel’s ninth grade wood systems class at P.J. Gelinas Junior High School recently created their own cutting boards. The ninth graders chose from a variety of hardwoods of different sizes and patterns. Throughout the project, they focused on proper gluing, sanding and finishing techniques. Students also learned about proper care for wooden cutting boards and how to keep them food safe.

Date Added: 1/10/2023

Interdisciplinary Self-Portraits

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Seventh graders at P.J. Gelinas Junior High School completed an interdisciplinary lesson that combined skills students learned in Spanish class, as well as in the library. Mrs. Mottola collaborated with the school librarian to have students computer code a self-portrait.

The seventh graders wrote about themselves and will present their projects in Spanish. They even used their Spanish language skills throughout the process to label codes while creating the computerized images of themselves.

Click here to view the Photo Slideshow.

Date Added: 1/5/2023

Paris to Rome

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French and Italian Junior High School teachers hosted an event called, “Paris to Rome” for all sixth grade students. The event taught students about the Junior High School world language program and embraced the traditions of different cultures.

Students enjoyed dinner donated by O Sole Mio and French croissants for dessert. They participated in games and activities relating to the Italian and French cultures.

Date Added: 12/9/2022