Robert M. Finley Middle School

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

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


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  • 8th Grade Trip Information (English) (Spanish)
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    • Current News

      Finley Recognizes October Students of the Month

      Finley Middle School is pleased to announce its October Students of the Month. These deserving students were selected by their team leading teachers for a multitude of reasons, including academics and good citizenship. Congratulations to the following students:

      Soraya Bahrami
      Colleen Coelho
      Joshua Collins
      Steven Garcia
      Inara Jamil
      Evelyn Sullivan
      Yunior Velasquez

      Diversity Day at Finley

      Finley School eighth-graders enjoyed multicultural cuisine when they took part in the school’s annual Diversity Day celebration, which served as a culminating activity to their study of immigration.
      As part of their study of immigration from 1890-1920, students in American History were tasked with creating a project on a fictional immigrant based on historical facts. They had to identify the country from which their study had emigrated and the reasons for his or her emigration. They also had to describe what the immigrant’s journey to America was like and his or her experience upon arrival. Students in the American History honors classes were also asked to compare and contrast immigration at the turn of the 20th century with that of the present day. The students impressed their teachers with their projects, which included posters, letters and creative artwork.
      Social studies teachers Meredith Murolo and Danielle Treder said the assignment showed students how they are connected to history.
      “We have a very diverse school, and it’s important for the students to understand that we were all immigrants,” Treder said. “We have all had struggles, but it’s possible to make a wonderful life in America.”  
      Murolo and Treder also expressed their gratitude to the eighth-grade team teachers who led various classroom activities that reinforced the immigration study and those who helped set up for the celebration.       

      Lions Peace Poster Contest at Finley

      Finley Middle School students took part in the Glen Cove Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “Share Peace.”
      Congratulations to Finley’s winner, eighth-grade student Rosa Zavala. Her poster was forwarded for judging in the Lions Club’s regional level of competition. Principal Nelson Iocolano extends his congratulations to Rosa and all of the finalists in the competition, including sixth-graders Jacob Bruce, Colleen Coelho and Grace Risco; seventh-graders Astrid Andrade, Monica Juarez-Barnes and Jennifer LaRocca; and eighth-graders Douaa Ahmed and Jorge Rios.

      Finley Students Participate in Leadership Conference

      Select members of Finley Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society and student council were invited to attend the 2015 Middle School Student Leadership Conference hosted by the Holocaust Memorial Tolerance Center on Oct. 28.

      The theme of this year’s event was “Building Leadership Skills Through Advocacy.” The conference included guest speakers and breakout sessions for students. During her opening remarks, Holocaust Memorial Tolerance Center Director Tracy Garrison Feinberg challenged students to “use the lessons of the Holocaust to create a world where bullying doesn’t exist.”

      More than 200 students from middle schools across Long Island were in attendance as guest speaker Maria Cruz from Define America spoke about her experiences growing up and how it felt to be on the receiving end of bullying and mistreatment. She also described how her work now centers on educating others to the real struggles of undocumented Americans, in hopes that education and understanding will end much of the discrimination, racism and bullying these Americans face today.

      In the breakout sessions, the students discussed the ways they could enact positive change in their schools and helped each other brainstorm Action Plan ideas.

      Friday, November 27, 2015