501 Peconic Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-6860
Principal: Joseph C. Licato
Assistant Principal: TBA
New York State Assessments Parent Letter - Reminder
New York State Assessments Parent Letter
Wednesday is RMS Dignity day. Students and Faculty please wear your T shirts.
The mission of the Ronkonkoma Middle School
COMMUNITY is to provide
OPPORTUNITY for lifelong learning in a safe, nurturing,
RESPECTFUL environment where all are encouraged to strive toward academic
EXCELLENCE along with individual and social growth.
An enthusiastic crowd of family, friends, faculty and staff recently celebrated the promotion of the Ronkonkoma Middle School’s graduating Class of 2019 as they took the next step toward their futures during a moving up ceremony held on June 25 at Connetquot High School.
At this year’s joyous celebration, held at the Eric Martinsen Performing Arts Center at Connetquot High School, more than 200 Ronkonkoma Middle School students received their certificates to the applause of proud family members. Interim Principal Joseph Licato congratulated the Class of 2019 and their parents, and wished them good health, happiness and success in all they do. “I urge you to dream big, and work hard to make those dreams come true,” he said. Assistant Principal Wayne Myers added his congratulations for the graduates as well, and expressed his gratitude toward their dedicated parents.
Attending dignitaries added their own congratulations and assisted, along with members of the Ronkonkoma Middle School PTA, in the distribution of the certificates to the students.
Connetquot School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lynda G. Adams, as well as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dean Mittleman, Board of Education President Milynn Augulis and Trustee Jaclyn Napolitano-Furno were on hand to offer congratulations and present awards to the students.
Students at Ronkonkoma Middle School recently took part in the school’s annual “Ramp Shot” fundraiser in an effort to raise money for a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
After contributing a $15 donation per player, students and their teammates were able to engage in fun and friendly competition in the school’s gymnasium for a few hours. Dozens of students put their skills to the test as they played the popular backyard game, which was created by Josh Bonventre and Kevin Texeira, both of Long Island. As a result of the fundraiser, the students raised $1,000 to support the cause.
Student-winners of the competition went home with gift cards, and their
very own “Ramp Shot” game to enjoy on summer vacation. The district
would like to thank staff members Justin Hertz, Brianne Hertz, Chris
D’Andrea and Shannon Lehnert for once again organizing the fun and
Despite only being a sixth grade student at Ronkonkoma Middle School, Cristian Martinez has already garnered an impressive number of accolades due to his profound work in the world of poetry.
Most recently, Cristian was awarded the title of Grand Champion at the Walt Whitman Student Poetry Contest of 2019 for his poem a “A Glimpse of Tomorrow” out of a total of 2,500 other entries. Due to his successes, his poem will be published in the anthology, “Whitman’s Apprentice Anthology.”
He will also be published in the “Poets to Come Anthology” for his original work “Unanswered Questions,” along with two poems in the “Leaves for Me Anthology” for his other works “The Glory” and “My Mentor Robert,” and the Suffolk County Poetry Review for his poem, “Winter.”
In addition to his multiple publications, he won first place for his poem, “Clouds Have Secrets” in the Princess Ronkonkoma 2019 Poetry Contest.
Cristian was also a featured poet at his first poetry reading which was held at the Barnes & Noble in Lake Grove in April. He shared that this experience was amazing because he was able to read several poems on different themes that he is concerned about.