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Principal's Message


I am overjoyed to begin my second year as principal of West Hempstead Middle School.   I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our students, families, faculty, and staff for their warm welcome this year as I integrated into my current role.  This first year has proven to be an enriching as well as rewarding experience.  It is with great anticipation that I begin my second year.

Our faculty and administration have been working tirelessly this past year to enhance our academic, emotional and social programs. We remain committed to the developmental needs of our students both inside and outside the classroom. We seek to implement initiatives which support their educational journey during these pivotal middle school years.

I am pleased to announce that our school has received the No Place for Hate designation for the third consecutive year from the Anti-Defamation League.  We have integrated additional programs to combat bullying behaviors while fostering an inclusive culture for all students. This year our students had the opportunity to take part in the Beautiful Me program, P.S. I Love You Day, and the Pay It Forward Campaign.  As we begin the new school year, our students will have the opportunity to participate in our newly minted Dignity and Tolerance Club whereby our students will identify methods in which our school can continue to celebrate our diversity.

Our eighth graders had the occasion to take part in our H.S. 101 workshop.  Our very own high school students visited the middle school Family and Consumer Science classes this past spring. Our secondary students provided a glimpse into our high school’s academic courses, opportunities, and pathways as they begin their transition into their secondary careers.  

Our school continues to explore developmentally appropriate academic programs in order to support our students in a comprehensive, rigorous approach to learning. As such, we have revised our organizational structure to reflect a team approach to our school day. Most of our students will share a core group of teachers in an effort to promote deeper connections as well as a positive school climate for both our students and faculty.

Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns. We hope that you continue to visit our site often for updates and relevant information throughout the year.


      Warmest Regards,

      Dina Reilly