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History of Holy Angels Regional School

Holy Angels Regional School, founded in 1923 as St. Francis deSales Catholic School, was established as a regional school in January of 1977 as an opportunity for parents in eight neighboring parishes to provide an elementary education in an atmosphere of Christian concern and faith values. In the Diocese of Rockville Centre it was the second such regional school and, at present, is one of sixteen regional schools. It services seven parishes, namely Mary Immaculate in Bellport, St. Frances Cabrini in Coram, St. Joseph the Worker in East Patchogue, St. Sylvester in Medford, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in North Patchogue, St. Francis de Sales in Patchogue and St. Margaret of Scotland in Selden.

Our school has a learning environment where values and good judgment are as important as reading and math skills. With a Catholic tradition, students develop integrity, honesty, respect and concern for God, self and others. Mutual cooperation between the faculty, administration and parents nourishes this growth.

 

Our Staff

In addition to the Principal, there are 26 fully certified lay teachers, many with advanced degrees, who give a certain stability to the school because of their commitment to academic excellence and length of service. Special part-time teachers give instruction in Music, Art, Spanish, and Physical Education. Grades Pre-Kindergarten through five have self-contained classes. Grades six through eight have departmentalized instruction from teachers specially qualified in their field. We have full time health services provided by nurses. Students with special education needs are identified through the Patchogue-Medford Schools and service providers visit them here at Holy Angels during the school day.  At  this time our students are provided with resource room, speech physical & occupational therapies.


Our Curriculum

Religious education, both taught and lived, permeates the entire curriculum. Programs include prayer services and liturgical celebrations highlighting the seasons of the Church year, as well as preparation for the sacraments. In addition to other Mass times, the entire school community celebrates First Friday Mass each month. To deepen the bond between family and parish, children receive the sacraments in their home parishes after adequate class preparation. Special family Masses are also celebrated by the school community during the year.

A strong academic curriculum provides students with a thorough training in the basics of Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Health, and Spanish for students in grades 6 through 8, Physical Education, Art and Music. Recognizing the individual needs of each child, teachers on all levels encourage the child to develop his/her own potential. Research skills and experimentation are essential parts of the Science curriculum. All classrooms have interactive SMART boards. There is a new computer lab and WiFi throughout the school. Computers are in each classroom. Grades K -8 on which they practice math, spelling, and ELA concepts.


To better inform the parents of the child’s achievements, parent-teacher conferences are held in conjunction with the distribution of the Assessment Card. Mutual support and cooperation between teachers and parents is a prime ingredient for the child’s academic growth. To provide an opportunity for all children in grades K through 8 to express themselves creatively, a Learning Fair is held in the spring.

 

Our Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities include: Chorus 3-8, Cheerleading grade 1-4 and Instrumental Music Lessons/Band 4-8, Violin Grades 1-3. There is also a National Junior Honor Society 6-8. After school clubs include: Bowling 1-8, Daisies, Grades K-1, Brownies 2-3, Jr. Girl Scouts 4-5 and Cheerleading for students in grades 6-8. Boys and Girls in grades 6-8 participate in the Catholic Middle School Athletics Association which includes soccer, track, basketball, baseball, softball (travel teams) and boys lacrosse. After school care for students in grades K-4 is available until 6p.m. Homework Club for Grades 3-8 goes until 3:45, with the option of after care following. 


Our Graduates

Graduates from the school have the option of attending St. Anthony's High School in Huntington, McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead, St. John the Baptist in West Islip, or the local public high school. More than 90% choose Catholic High School. 

 

 

Our Parents

A parent representative from each of the seven parishes and one representative for non-regional families make up our School Board whose mission is to foster growth and continued excellence of the school. Holy Angels has fund raisers and “fun raisers.” There are student-parent social activities such as a Father/Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance, a Mother/Son Bowling Day and Family Fun Nights. We encourage parents to be involved in the daily activities of school life and we value their assistance and support in the following: Library Assistance, Field Trips, Candy Sales, Sports, Christmas Boutique, Food Services, Lunchtime and Recess Supervision, Magazine Drive, Auction, Book Fair, Plant Sale and much more. Events are reported to families through our website www.holyangelsregional.org.