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Robert M. Finley Middle School

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Forest Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 801-7510

Nelson Iocolano, Principal
Lawrence Carroll, Assistant Principal
Thomas Pye, Assistant Principal

 

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‘Science Burritos’ at Finley

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Finley seventh-graders in Donald Ingegno’s class recently conducted a liquid layers lab as part of their Density and Buoyancy unit. The students used honey, light corn syrup, dish soap, water, vegetable oil and rubbing alcohol, carefully layering each one to create a “science burrito.”

The class had learned to calculate density prior to the lab activity. According to Mr. Ingegno, the lab showed the students the secret behind density and reinforced that density is a measure of how much mass is contained in a given unit (grams per milliliter). Thus, heavier liquids are more dense and lighter liquids are less dense. The students used each liquid’s density to stack the layers of liquid and learned that liquids with the same volume can have different density.

 

 

Finley Health Students Celebrate Great American Smokeout

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Finley sixth-grade health students in Matthew Carbone’s and Amanda Sullivan’s classes were recently visited by Carol Meschkow from the Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island and Dr. Sharon Harris, executive director of SAFE.

During the visit, which correlated with the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout, the pair educated students about tobacco and the impact tobacco advertising has on young people. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps individuals learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay tobacco-free.

Finley Students Experiment with Augmented Reality

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Middle school students at Finley had an opportunity to study history, science and mathematics in a unique way when the Google Expeditions Augmented Reality Pioneer Program came to their school on Dec. 4.

The Expeditions program uses Google’s AR technology to map a physical classroom and place 3-D objects. Students can walk all around the objects, get in close to spot details and step back to see the full picture. 

Eighth-grade students in Sheryl Palmer’s science class explored the solar system during the visit. Each student paired with a classmate and watched in awe as they viewed the Earth, sun, and asteroid belt, as well as the inner and outer planets. As the students examined the images, their teacher shared interesting information and fun facts about each entity. 

Middle school students throughout the building participated in a variety of presentations, learning about the circulatory system, the world of ancient Rome, probability and World War I. Second-graders from Deasy School also joined in the fun, exploring the ocean floor with the technology. 

A special thanks to Student Management Systems Administrator Gayle Tullo and Technology Assistant Dulce Jon-Stenger for assisting students with the technology throughout the day.




 

Finley Students Honored by Board of Education

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The Board of Education recognized Finley Middle School students Jason Downer, Jr., Ashly Freeman, Colin Gallagher and Samantha Seery at its meeting on Nov. 29.

The students, who were celebrated for their successful participation in the 2017 New York State YMCA Model Youth Legislature for Middle Schools in November, thanked the members of the Board and the district for making their attendance at the event possible. They also explained the mock bill they created for the conference, which focused on legislative reform of solitary confinements in prisons by reducing consecutive time allowed in isolation and by setting clear and concise parameters for consequences leading to solitude. 

“Having the privilege to attend this event and work in the Capitol Building was truly an enriching experience,” Seery said. “The whole experience of meeting attendees from different schools, to being able to stand inside the chambers and present our mock bill was inspiring.”

“To be sitting in those seats and going through the process had to be an amazing experience,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna said. “I’m glad that you were all able to participate. You represented Glen Cove in such an amazing, honorable manner. Thank you for your outstanding performances.”  

Gallagher and Seery were also recognized for receiving individual awards, earning outstanding debater and outstanding delegate, respectively. 

Finley Students Attend NYS YMCA Model Youth Legislature

Finley Students Attend NYS YMCA Model Youth Legislature photo

Finley Middle School students Jason Downer, Ashly Freeman, Colin Gallagher and Samantha Seery participated in the 2017 New York State YMCA Model Youth Legislature for Middle Schools on Nov. 16-18.

As part of the program, the middle school students acted as senators and assembly members, debating legislation they had prepared and discussing the issues of the state. The students proposed a mock bill for legislative reform of solitary confinements in prisons by reducing consecutive time allowed in isolation and by setting clear and concise parameters for consequences leading to solitude. The committees ultimately passed the students’ bill. 

The conference was a wonderful learning experience for the students. All students did an excellent job, and two students won individual awards. Congratulations to Samantha for being named outstanding delegate and to Colin for being awarded outstanding debater.  A special thanks to teacher Tracy Roberts for helping students prepare for the conference and for accompanying the students to Albany, along with teacher Adam Cirnigliaro. 

 

 

 
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