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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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Health Class Infographics

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Students in Mrs. Monahan’s health class at P.J. Gelinas Junior High School collaborated with Ms. Connelly in the library to create infographics about different diseases. Students researched the diseases and used Canva to creatively present the information they learned.

Date Added: 5/31/2023

World Language Week

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Students and staff from P.J. Gelinas and R.C. Murphy Junior High Schools celebrated World Language Week earlier this month. Students participated in a scavenger hunt and a “Just Dance” competition with music from the French, Italian and Spanish cultures. Additionally, they enjoyed French, Italian and Spanish pastries, and participated in a travel exhibit throughout the hallways.

Date Added: 5/24/2023

Long Island Science Congress Participants

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Science Research II students at P.J. Gelinas Junior High School recently participated in the Long Island Science Congress Fair. Students from across Long Island enter their research projects in the adjudicated exhibition each year. Five Gelinas JHS students received honorable mentions for their work. Congratulations to Dasun Abeykoon, Ben Haase, Roan Hansen-Crowley, Eric Zhong and Gavin Plume.

Date Added: 5/23/2023

Students Named Winners in Poetry Contest

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Two junior high school students were honored in the 2023 Walt Whitman Poetry Contest. Amartya Das, an eighth grader at R.C. Murphy Junior High School, and Allie Harrison, an eighth grader at P.J. Gelinas Junior High School, both were named winners for their individual poems in the grades 7-8 category. Das’ poem was, “Endless Flow,” and Harrison’s was, “My Knot of Life.”

This year’s theme of the annual Walt Whitman Poetry Contest was “I am large… I contain multitudes,” from Whitman’s poem, “Song of Myself.” Students were challenged to use their poetic voice to share the multitudes within themselves in 30 lines or less. Das and Harrison are invited to an award ceremony at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Museum later this month.

Date Added: 5/11/2023

Gelinas Science Olympiad Team Places First in NY

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The P.J. Gelinas Junior High School Science Olympiad team took first place at the state tournament held in Syracuse on April 14. This qualifies the team to compete in the national tournament next month.

At the state tournament, the team won medals in several events including first-place medals in the Bridge, Dynamic Planet and Meteorology categories.

These students amaze me every day with their hard work and dedication to Science Olympiad,” said Gelinas Science Olympiad coach Nicolette DeMartino. “I could not be prouder to be their coach and am looking forward to seeing them continue to excel as we head to the National Competition.

The 2023 National Tournament takes place at Wichita State University in Kansas from May 19-20 and represents the highest level of science competition for middle and high schools across the nation.

Date Added: 4/19/2023