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Middle Years Program

Long Beach Middle School

239 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, NY 11561
Principal:  Lorie Beard
Vice Principals: Keith Biesma
  Eliot Lewin
Principal: (516) 897-2162
Vice Principals: (516) 897-2164
Main Office: (516) 897-2162
Deans' Office: (516) 897-2154
Attendance: (516) 897-2155
Guidance: (516) 897-2167
Nurse: (516) 897-2150
Hours: 7:55 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.


Frost Valley Parent Information Presentation


World Languages Pamphlet (English) (Spanish)


Virtual Learning Toolkit for Parents

LBMS - Parent Night Presentation  - Google for Education - Schooltool Parent Portal


LBMS - Presentación de la no che para padres Google for Education - Portal para padres de Schooltool


Welcome Back To School 2021


Middle School Parent Link Messages


Important Information



Middle Year Program Exploration - Click here to view the MYP in Action Video

Long Beach Middle School is sixth through eighth grade setting in which we promote the social, emotional and intellectual growth of our students. Our focus is to provide a school setting that is responsive to their educational and developmental needs. We offer a rich array of extra-curricular activities. Check our calendar, club and athletics pages for details.
Our school has an interdisciplinary approach. Teaming is the hallmark of middle level education. The teams are comprised of four core subject area teachers (English, Science, Social Studies, and Math.) These four teachers share a common group of students. Each group of teachers has a common planning time to meet every day to discuss students, curriculum, assessment and projects. They have time set aside in the schedule for conferencing with guidance counselors and meeting with parents.

Current News

LB Students Get on Board with Surfing

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The Long Beach Public Schools Athletic and Special Education Departments have partnered with Surf for All to introduce Life Skills students to the ocean’s soothing, healing and strengthening powers. This program is a new development in the district and was held for two weeks in September, with additional spring sessions anticipated for 2022.

Surf for All instructors paddled out with students and guided them through the excitement of standing up on their boards and riding waves to shore. The students smiled and cheered as they overcame fears, developed new strengths and soared across the water’s surface.

Surf for All is dedicated to assisting individuals and exposing them to the ocean, helping to cultivate a joy for surfing as well as maximizing surfing potential. The non-profit organization believes the ocean is a source of healing and spiritual strength that should be accessible to all.

“You can’t believe the giant smiles on these students’ faces when they actually surf for the first time,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Gallagher said. “Surfing is a great metaphor for education: it’s about harnessing knowledge, experiencing the excitement of discovery, and finding new ways to move forward. And in Long Beach, EVERY child gets to ‘catch that wave’ if they want to!”

Reading Relays at LBMS

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Long Beach Middle School students in Heather Fischer’s sixth grade class exercised their literacy and fitness skills during reading relay races on Sept. 29. They ran to and from various stations on the track, each of which featured an assortment of books to select from. Students paused for several moments per station and read excerpts from the books while taking notes about those that interested them. The activity served as an opportunity for the students to sample different books and identify those that they would like to read in full. After they completed the course, participants shared their feedback and top choices.

Long Beach Middle School Students Spread Peace Through Art

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In honor of International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, Long Beach Middle School students in Laura Swan’s Art Classes joined The City of Melbourne in presenting a Digital Peace Dove Project. This initiative was held in association with the nonprofit organization Peace One Day and features the dove as a symbol of peace.

The Long Beach students created their own dove collage, which includes their individual artwork and representations of peace and kindness. They displayed their finished product outside the building where the LBMS peace pole is located. During a mindful moment of silence at noon, they reflected on the day’s messages as sign of school community.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world and focuses on three core themes: the protection of people, planet and wildlife. The 2021 theme was “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” Peace One Day’s flagship event aims to raise global awareness of the day by engaging the global community and observing a minute of silence.

LB Odyssey of the Mind Teams Win NYS State Competition, Advance to Worlds

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Three of the Long Beach Public Schools’ Odyssey of the Mind teams earned top results in the virtual State competition and have qualified for World finals. Two groups from Long Beach Middle School won first and second place in their division and an elementary team placed second as well.

Each group took on a different challenge. The first place winners, who worked on the “Super Socks” problem, included middle school students Sydney Bergstein, Aaron Blau, Shane Haglich, Jordan Soriano, Mia Rose Techera, Aaliyah Trichter and Sebastian Triola. The middle school’s second place team completed the “OMER and the Beanstalk” problem and is comprised of Isabelle DePalma, Catherine Maguire, Marin Meola, Lucinda Nash, Kate Ragona and Kasper Yanowitch.

The second place elementary group, which solved “Problem 2: A Virtual Odyssey,” included Nathan Bregman, Emilio Diaz, Patrick Maguire, Sofia Milito, Calie Spitz, Jackson Spitz and Maximo Vitolo. Two other elementary squads did an excellent job as well. Maven Aull, Maya Cohen, Bianca Leible, Max Mason,  Shayna Tozer,  Christopher Montoya, Katherine O' Brein took on “Problem 3: Classics…OMER and the Beanstalk” and placed fourth, while Charlotte DePalma, Arlo Fox, Victor Zolley, Jack Biancamano, Colby Donaldson and Brooklyn Quigley came in eighth place for “Problem 5: Super Hero Socks.”

Middle school teams were coached by Susan Kasper and Douglas MacConnell, and the elementary students were coached by Mr. McConnell and Justin Sulsky.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international competition that provides its participants the opportunity to solve defined problems using a predetermined set of rules for the team to follow. Participants were required to write skits, create costumes and scenery, and perform an 8-minute skit according to the guidelines. The World level will feature students from each state and more than 20 different countries.






LBMS Students Earn Flawless Scores in WordMasters Challenge™

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Two sixth grade Activities Promoting Thinking students representing Long Beach Middle School recently received perfect scores of 20 in the second of three meets in this year’s WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students annually.

Competing in the very difficult Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, sixth graders Ronin Morita and Jordan Soriano are among only 24 sixth graders across the nation who achieved perfection. Long Beach Middle School sixth grader Sydney Bergstein also attained outstanding results in the meet.

The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by sixth grade APT teacher Walter Kramme. Students are now looking forward to taking the third and final challenge at the end of April.

The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. Working to solve the analogies helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically.