Connetquot School District

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The Connetquot Central School District of Islip is a school district located in Bohemia, New York; Ronkonkoma, New York; Sayville, New York; and Oakdale, New York, in the United States. There are seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and one senior high school.

Schools[edit]

Preschool[edit]

  • Arthur Premm

Elementary (Grades K-5)[edit]

  • Edward J. Bosti
  • Helen B. Duffield
  • John Pearl
  • Sycamore Avenue
  • Cherokee Street
  • Idle Hour
  • Edith L. Slocum

Middle School (Grades 6-8)[edit]

  • Oakdale-Bohemia middle school
  • Ronkonkoma middle school

Senior High School (Grades 9-12)[edit]

History[edit]

In 1960, with continuing suburban growth, voters in the existing Oakdale-Bohemia and Ronkonkoma school districts voted to consolidate their two districts, which paved the way for construction of a high school.[1]

In January 1962, the entire district was shuttered for a week due to an outbreak of scarlet fever.[2]

School Shooting Plot[edit]

In July 2007, the school district received national attention when two teenagers who attended Connetquot High School were arrested for planning an attack on the school in the Connetquot High School Plot. The plans reportedly included a hit list of students and staff and how to ignite explosives.[3] According to a local radio station website, students interviewed said that they were not surprised of the arrests because of the many bomb scares in the 2006-2007 school year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "School Consolidation Voted". The New York Times. June 24, 1960. Retrieved December 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "5 L.I. SCHOOLS CLOSE; Scarlet Fever Outbreak Hits Connetquot District". The New York Times. January 18, 1962. Retrieved December 4, 2009. ("At outbreak of scarlet fever resulted today in a decision to close all schools in the Connetquot School District for a week, starting tomorrow. The enforced vacation for the 2,538 pupils in the new central district...")
  3. ^ 2 Teens Arrested In Attack Plot Against L.I. School. 13 July 2007. Accessed 5 October 2008

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