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rmsRonkonkoma Middle School

501 Peconic Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-6860
Principal: Joseph C. Licato
Interim Assistant Principal: Mark Brodsky



PM Bus Schedule

Regular Dismissal - 2:35

Late Busses - 3:35, 4:45, & 5:30*

*See the Connetquot Transportation webpage for late bus routes: Click Here


RMS Yearbook Information


This year's yearbook theme is BE Smart, BE Kind, Be Ronkonkoma Middle School!

Your yearbook team is working hard to design a great book and fill it with photos of YOUR moments and memories! Don't miss this chance to own a piece of history--a true reflection of life at RMS in 2022-2023.

Your yearbook is available for sale online for $28.00 until 01-31-2023.

Your yearbook is also available for sale online for $30.00 after 01-31-2023 until 05-01-2023.

Your yearbook is also available for sale online for $35.00 after 05-01-2023 until 06-01-2023.



Be Smart, Be Kind, Be RMS 

Be New Initiative Graphic



RMS Support Staff Parent Workshop - October 6, 2022

Picture Day Flyer

Welcome Back Letter to Parent/Student

Sixth Grade Student Guide

2022-2023 Supply Lists

Important Information

ATHLETICS / SPORTS - Please see the Ronkonkoma Middle School Athletics Google classroom page for information on Sports for Grades 7 & 8.
The code for the page is: pdaboxv






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 
along with individual and social growth.  

Ronkonkoma Middle School welcomes Quacker Jack

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Ronkonkoma Middle School students recently started their school day by meeting a local celebrity. As they walked into the building, they were greeted by Quacker Jack, the Long Island Ducks’ mascot, who was visiting the school and Principal Joseph Licato to promote attendance at the May 6 baseball game at Fairfield Properties Ballpark. The school community is urged to attend this fun-filled event and to watch students who will sing the national anthem on the ballfield.

Click here to view the slideshow.

Date Added: 3/24/2023

RMS Girls Basketball Undefeated

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Congratulations to the RMS girls basketball team. They completed the season with an undefeated record. Good job!

Date Added: 3/22/2023

International Guests Visit Connetquot Schools

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Ronkonkoma Middle School and Helen B. Duffield Elementary School showcased their buildings’ stellar educational programs and facilities during a visit by South African school administrators on Feb. 27.

Nicholas Pelser, principal of Swellendam High School, and Jaco Swart, principal of Swellendam Primary School, visited with Connetquot principals Joseph Licato and Lisa Farrell, who led the administrators through an itinerary of school activities so their guests could learn about best practices in first-world schools.

Mr. Pelser and Mr. Swart were in New York City for an education conference and thought it would be a great idea to witness education in the United States firsthand. Both administrators were interested in how schools and systems are managed abroad and were eager to learn about modern implementation of curriculum and other day-to-day administration.

Helen B. Duffield Elementary School kindergarten teaching assistant Rose Quaranta makes international connections to traveling and learning as part of her leadership role in the Ronkonkoma Rotary and invited the guests to tour the schools.

At Ronkonkoma Middle School, Mr. Licato and English teacher Justin Bradley led a tour of the guidance suite, auditorium, library and cafeteria. They also visited a communication, art, physical education and sixth grade science class. In addition to leading the guests on a tour of the building, Mrs. Farrell arranged a visit to a Fundations class, mindfulness class, a math lesson, a music lesson and science and technology class.

When asked about their impressions of the schools, both Mr. Pelser and Mr. Swart said they were most impressed by the buildings’ use and availability of technology, the students’ self-discipline, the cleanliness of the buildings, the creativity in teaching and attention to remediation and closing pandemic gaps.

“You can instantly feel that this district is a wonderful place in which to teach,” Mr. Swart said. “I will try to incorporate many of the ideas I learned today into my own school in South Africa.”

Date Added: 3/1/2023

Middle School Students Learn to Cultivate Kindness

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During the week of Feb. 13-17, district students learned about the harmful effects of bullying and promoted, through various activities, the positive impact and importance of showing kindness to others.

At Oakdale-Bohemia and Ronkonkoma middle schools, students attended an assembly with Richard Specht, co-founder of the ReesSpecht Life Foundation, who demonstrated how kindness changed his family in the wake of a tragedy. Mr. Specht admitted that many people don’t believe kindness makes a difference in the world. He also noted that the same people will not choose kindness if they don’t believe its power.

“Don’t wish for a better world,” Mr. Specht told the students. “Go out and make it happen one kind act at a time.” He continued by saying, “Words don’t fix things – kindness does.”

Date Added: 2/23/2023