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West Islip High SchoolWest Islip High School

1 Lions Path West Islip, New York 11795
(631) 504-5800   FAX (631) 893-3270

Dr. Anthony Bridgeman, Principal

ib logo Dr. Anthony Bridgeman, Principal
Principal's Secretary: Vickie Passarelli

Mr. Craig Gielarowski, Assistant Principal
Secretary: Tana Patti

Ms. Lynn Summers, Assistant Principal
Secretary: Pam Riker

Ms. Danielle Mammolito, Assistant Principal
Secretary: Marianne Gariglio

School Hours: 7:20 am - 2:10 pm 
Grades 9-12

Julia Johnson, PTSA President

Important Phone Numbers

  • Attendance: (631) 504-5820
  • Counseling Office: (631) 504-5830
  • Nurse's Office
    Phone: (631) 504-5825
    Fax: (631) 321-0820
  • Anna Harris - (631) 504-5826
  • Sharon Kerrigan - (631) 504-5827
  • Alternative School: (631) 504-5851

Current News

Terrific 26 Student-Musicians Chosen for All-County Concert

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A total of 26 terrific juniors and seniors from the high school were recently selected to participate in the 63rd annual New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education All-County Festival, a prestigious event featuring the most accomplished student-musicians from Suffolk County. They will perform at NYSCAME’s All-County concert at Huntington High School on Nov. 15. 

Patrick Bolin, Matthew Cammarano, Eve Castonguay, Paul Ciesluk, Nicole D’Asaro, Andrew Palmer, Marisa Pastore, Ryan Rafferty, Sophia Randazzo, Vincent Santini, Tristan Tran will perform with the All-County Band.

Alexa Camillery, Ty Carpinello, Nicole D’Asaro, Noelle Fallon, Kylie Horan, Hallie Huners, Ryan Lang, Sophia Lopez, Kathryn Paidoussis, Lindsey Pritchard, Dorian Scourtos, Jake Siffert, Kyle Tran and Karina Vartanian will perform with the All-County Chorus.

David Belcher and Taylor Rakovic will perform with the All-County Orchestra.

Vocal Motion Group Sings for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Captivating the emotional audience with “Rise Up” and “The Power of One,” West Islip High School’s Vocal Motion group of talented juniors and seniors performed Oct. 6 at the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition’s Pink Flags of October ceremony to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hundreds of pink flags were displayed on Good Samaritan Hospital’s front lawn for the event.

“It was a beautiful day that showed love and devotion to those who have been affected by breast cancer,” said Eric Albinder, West Islip’s director of art and music education.

SAFE Club Volunteers for Robert Moses Beach Cleanup

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The high school’s Students Acting for the Environment club volunteered for State Sen. Phil Boyle’s annual beach cleanup at Robert Moses State Park on Sept. 15. Guided by teacher Brian Haldenwang, the SAFE group works to promote protecting the environment.

West Islip Dedicates Wayne Shierant Field

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The high school’s stadium field was dedicated Wayne Shierant Field at Alumni Stadium in honor of former coach, teacher and athletic director Wayne Shierant on Sept. 20. The dedication ceremony took place during halftime of the home varsity football contest against Centereach, the first game played under West Islip’s new stadium lights. The Lions continued the celebration with a 24-17 victory.

Shierant was West Islip’s head varsity football coach from 1981 to 1995. During his tenure, he achieved unprecedented success, with his teams earning a Long Island championship, three county championships, 10 county final appearances, nine division championships and 112 wins. The 1994 squad was the county’s first to finish 11-0. His record of 112-26-3 and .805 winning percentage remain the best among Suffolk County football coaches with more than 100 victories. Shierant himself won numerous coach of the year honors and was inducted into the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame.

Paying tribute to longtime educator Shierant at the dedication were his family, district administrators and Board of Education members. Also in attendance were three special guests, Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Suffolk County Legislator Steven J. Flotteron and New York State Assemblyman Michael LePetri.

 “We are honoring one of our greats,” said Board of Education President Steve Gellar. “There isn’t a single name more synonymous with the success of West Islip football and athletics than Wayne Shierant.”

Superintendent Bernadette Burns praised his loyalty and dedication, telling Shierant, “It is a privilege to recognize your contributions and everything you have done to support West Islip athletics.”

“We honor the profound positive impact Wayne has had on generations of West Islip’s students, athletes, coaches, faculty and staff, and the community during his 40-year career here,” said Athletic Director Tim Horan. “His leadership and work ethic is a template for teachers, coaches and administrators to implement for decades to come, and his commitment to excellence and his influence continue to shape today’s generation, 11 years after his retirement.”

“I want to thank this great community of West Islip, which I was fortunate enough to be a part of for 40 years,” Shierant said. “Go Lions!”

Excellent Experimentation for Tristan Tran

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High school senior research student Tristan Tran spent his summer at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. In the orthopedics lab of Dr. Daniel Grande, he helped conduct an experiment titled “Examining the Paracrine Effects of Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Bovine Model of Osteoarthritis”. Tran will continue to work with scientists at the Feinstein Institute this fall, developing his own research project.