25 Mud Road, Setauket NY 11733
Phone: (631) 730-4700  |  Fax: (631) 730-4707

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Attendance/Health Office - 730-4710, Fax: 730-4752            
Transportation Office: 730-5070, Fax: 730-5095
Weather Related Closing Information: 730-4050

William S. Bernhard, Principal            
Corinne Keane,
Assistant Principal
Matthew Fyfe
, Dean of Students

School Hours: 7:35 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
           


 

   

 


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Current News

Author Workshops

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P.J. Gelinas seventh-grade students learned about specific literary techniques when published author Kara Taylor conducted a series of in-school writer’s workshops.

In concurrence with the seventh-graders’ current study of realistic fiction writing, the workshop offered a pertinent lesson on the application of symbolism and imagery. Ms. Taylor spoke with the classes about the ways she uses these two approaches in her books and how they can significantly enhance the reader’s experience. The students also participated in a number of hands-on exercises, which helped to strengthen their understanding of a writer’s use of language to create a vivid image for the reader.

Outstanding Mathematicians

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P.J. Gelinas Junior High School seventh-grader Jacqueline Wu, eighth-graders Nancy Zhong and Julia Zhu, and ninth-grader Leo Takemaru have each been selected as a Long Island Young Scholar of Mathematics and accepted by the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury to pursue mathematics and mathematical science applications.
 
To qualify, they competed against approximately 600 of the top-ranking students nominated from school districts on Long Island. Selection by the institute implies that a student is among the top one-tenth of 1 percent in math of all students on Long Island in his or her grade.  

The students will spend 60 hours in class over the course of 20 Saturday mornings and on related outside projects. The curriculum will cover various mathematical topics not included in the standard course of study. Many of the institute’s graduates have gone on to win prestigious awards.
 

River Life

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P.J. Gelinas Junior High School students conducted authentic research and studied one local waterway this October as part of the annual Day in the Life of the River event.

Three research classes from Gelinas went to different parts of the Nissequogue River watershed, including Stump Pond in Blydenburgh County Park, which is the headwaters of the river, and Short Beach in Saint James, where the mouth of the river enters the Long Island Sound. During their visit, the students collaborated with professional naturalists and conducted a biodiversity study. They collected physical data from the river and surrounding area, including information on currents, tides and weather, performed chemical tests to determine the water quality and created a map of each study area.

All of the data collected by the Gelinas students and other participating school districts will be uploaded to the Portal to Discovery website, and will become a permanent record of this day in the Life of the Nissequogue River.  







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