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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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Finley Seventh-Graders Attend VE Program at LIU

Finley Seventh-Graders Attend VE Program at LIU Photo

Finley Middle School students Michaela Adam and Colin Gallagher participated in the Summer Honors Institute VE (Virtual Enterprise) Program at LIU Post where they learned to develop a business and leadership skills.

The pair, who will be entering eighth-grade in the fall, attended seminars that taught them the fundamentals of starting a business and entrepreneurship. They also worked with other students from various schools who participated in the program to create a business pitch, which was presented to Iris Blanc, the executive director of Virtual Enterprise International and Dr. Christopher Salute of LIU Post.

From their collaboration, the students were successful in achieving a certificate of Best Presentation Overall, out of all the students who participated in the program. Michaela's and Colin's business pitch, “Round the World” was extraordinary. Virtual Enterprise International and LIU Post faculty are excited to see their business flourish and look forward to seeing their upcoming ideas.

Finley Students Head to High School

Finley Students Head to High School Photo

Eighth-graders at Robert M. Finley Middle School bid farewell to teachers and administrators during the school’s moving up ceremony on June 22.

The ceremony began with the seventh-grade band playing “Pomp and Circumstance” as students processed into the school’s auditorium. It continued with Patrick Grecco III leading those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Finley’s top two eighth-graders, Luciano Tuo and Sidney Angalet, addressed their classmates at the ceremony, as did Principal Nelson Iocolano, who reflected on a TED Talk given by Pope Francis as his inspiration for his remarks. 

“The Pope had three messages he hoped to impart,” he said. “First, he wanted to remind us that we all need each other, that none of us is an island. His second message was his hope that all of the scientific and technological innovations that we currently enjoy, and that are yet to come, will help create greater equality and social inclusion. His final message was a call for revolution, a revolution of tenderness.” 

Iocolano then shared with students how the Pope’s message reminded him of them. He commended the students on their local and global charitable endeavors, and encouraged them to use technology to connect with other activists to create an interconnected network of social, environmental, and global justice conscious individuals who will help them become the heroes that this world needs. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna also addressed the graduating eighth-graders and their families, congratulating them on their outstanding achievements.    

After Dr. Rianna’s comments, students were presented with certificates marking their completion of the eighth grade. They were also treated to a musical performance by a select group of eighth-graders, who performed “You’ve Got a Friend” and later enjoyed dancing and taking photos at the annual eighth-grade dance. 

Finley Eighth-Graders Visit Boston

Finley Eighth-Graders Visit Boston Photo

Finley Middle School students visited Boston on June 9. The students enjoyed touring the Hall of Science and viewing the IMAX movie “Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.” They also took part in a Duck Tour of Boston and Boston harbor aboard a WWII-era amphibious duck vehicle. After the tour, they visited Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall before having dinner at Pizzeria UNO.

Finley Spanish Students Hone their Skills at Local Restaurant

Finley Spanish Students Hone their Skills at Local Restaurant Photo

Finley Middle School students in Mrs. Christine Skaar's Spanish classes enjoyed an authentic Mexican lunch at Puerto Vallarta Restaurant in Glen Cove.

They learned about the food they were eating and practiced how to order in Spanish. All had a great time!


Finley Students Bring Spanish Lesson to Deasy

Finley Students Bring Spanish Lesson to Deasy photo
Finley Middle School seventh-graders Madison Patino and Yohana Cartagena Alas from Mrs. Christine Skaar's Spanish class taught Deasy School first-graders in Ms. Amanda Podmeyer's class colors and animals in Spanish. During the lesson, students had fun singing, dancing and coloring, all while learning the Spanish language. The middle school students planned the entire lesson and the younger children had a great time.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017