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The SIS Anchor Podcast

The SIS Anchor Podcast

By Justin Cobis
Welcome to the Southampton Intermediate School Podcast. This podcast will keep students, faculty and community members in the loop on all of the great things happening at SIS. Each episode will have input from students, faculty, administration and perhaps a special guest! Tune in each week to find out more!
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Episode 1 - A Brave Remote World

The SIS Anchor Podcast

Episode 1 - A Brave Remote World

The SIS Anchor Podcast

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Episode One - Season Two - Brave Beginnings
Welcome to the start of a brave new school year! We have been working so hard to make sure that all of our students return to a safe learning environment. In our first episode of season 2 - we will hear from Ms. Gentile, our new Assistant Principal Mr. Connell, outline some important information for the new school year and hear from some talented faculty members as they sing "Seasons of Love..."
11:48
September 2, 2020
Episode 9 - Perseverance
In Episode 9 we catch up after a few weeks away from the podcast to applaud and celebrate our students for completing what was an extremely trying school Year.  There is so much going on around the world and in our country, and I think it is important to realize that we in Southampton are lucky to be part of such an historical and diverse community.  We will also say a few words to thank our retirees from Southampton Intermediate School - Ms. Deborah Kennedy in the Special Education Department, 5th Grade Teacher Ms. Barbara Sutton and of course our Principal, Mr. Tim Frazier. We will also here a reading from Maya Angelou and finally a virtual performance from Mr. Benaburger's students! 
12:29
June 25, 2020
Episode 8 - Enjoy the Sunshine
In our 8th episode we will hear from special guest Ms. Samantha Saw - Director of Transportation for Southampton Schools. We will also be joined by Dean of Students Mr. Maldonado, as well as great message from Band Teacher Ms. Schulman. Lastly, we will take a moment to reflect of the meaning behind and history of Memorial Day. 
06:50
May 22, 2020
Episode 7 - Taking Time To Reflect
As we continue on this journey of Remote Instruction it is important that we take the time to reflect on how this time away from SIS has affected us. Mr. Stipanov's 8th Grade ELA Class did just that and several of his students will join us in this episode to share their reflections on how this time has impacted their lives and what they'll take away from it. Thank you to 8th Graders Stephanie Garcia, Kate Bigwood, Lily Conklin, Linda Alfaro and Deily Gonzalez for sharing your thoughts! Lastly, we will be joined by Southampton's Director of Food Services, Regan Kiembock who will walk us through all of the hard work going on behind the scenes to provide meals, nutrition and more to those that are in need in our community.   If you or anyone you know in the community with school aged children are in need of food/nutrition please contact us at 631-591-4637.
12:07
May 15, 2020
Episode 6 - Now We Know...
In Episode 6 entitled "Now We Know" we will hear back from returning guests School Resource Officers Tiffany Lubold and Lisa McCulley. We also give SIS Birthday Shout Outs... Student Musicians Liam Lavinio and Elijah Abella display their skills on the Alto Saxophone and Piano. Finally we explore Governor Cuomo's announcement that all New York State School Buildings will be closed for the rest of this academic year.
11:45
May 7, 2020
Episode 5 - April Showers
In Episode 5 of THE ANCHOR - OUR SIS PODCAST - we hear from special guest Ms. Nancy Wicker - Southampton's Coordinator of Instructional Practices and Staff Development (and Former SIS Assistant Principal). We will also introduce a new segment - "SIS Birthday Shout Outs" for Students and Staff! Finally we will introduce you to our new SIS Remote Learning Support Site. SIS Remote Learning Support Site Link: https://sites.google.com/southamptonstudents.org/sisremotelearningsite/home 
11:55
May 1, 2020
Episode 4 - Welcome to the 4th Quarter!
In our 4th episode of The Anchor, our Southampton Intermediate School Podcast, we take a listen to some students that wrote messages to essential workers with words of thanks and appreciation. We will also hear back from our Principal, Mr. Frazier, who has a message for our students and community. We will then hear from Health and Physical Education Teacher Mr. Smith who took the time to say a few words to our students. Finally we'll replay my message that was shared this week regarding our 3rd quarter grading practices. 
12:12
April 23, 2020
Episode 3 - Two Weeks At A Time...
Welcome back to our SIS students, families, staff and community members! In episode 3 of the Anchor SIS Podcast we have messages from Board of Education President Ms. Jacqueline Robinson, SIS PTO Board Members, Librarian Ms. Antonucci, Guidance Counselor Ms. Buccio and a student performance from Cellist Charlotte Arnzen playing a piece from Bach.  As we end the third quarter having been home on remote instruction for nearly one month we find out that Governor Cuomo has announced the continued closure of NYS Schools until at least April 29th. Moving forward it seems that Governor Cuomo will rely on science and data to make updates in two week increments. While we don't know exactly when we will be returning, we can expect updates in two week increments and so our message to each student is to take care of yourself, establish a routine to the best of your ability and please know that we at SIS are here for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out. We will see you back next week... Be sure to finish the third quarter on a strong note and to begin the 4th quarter the same way!
17:39
April 16, 2020
Episode 2 - Find the Silver Lining
On this our second episode we have an action packed lineup filled with contributions from students and staff. We’ll kick things off with a message from Ms. Minter in both English and Spanish followed by a message from your Student Government President 7th Grader Xanthi Lazarakis. Our special guests today include Math Curriculum Specialist, Liaison and Renaissance Man Mr. Wendt, as well as a special short Story Selected and read by 8th Grade ELA Teacher Mr. Stipanov. Finally we will hear from Ms. Minter once again as she introduces Virtual Spirit Week which will kick off on Monday, April 13th. To close things out we have the pleasure of listening to student musicians Wyatt Race on percussion, Dylan Glanz on Alto Sax, Carlo Pompa Perna on trumpet and Devin Petras on Alto Sax. Email Spirit Week Photos to Ms. Minter - KMinter@southamptonschools.org Email Cards of Appreciation for our Heroes to Mr. Cobis - JCobis@southamptonstudents.org 
15:33
April 9, 2020
Episode 1 - A Brave Remote World
In this, our first episode, we have a message for you from Principal Mr. Frazier, a hello from 7th Grade Guidance Counselor Mr. Duroseau, special guest School Resource Officers Tiffany Lubold & Lisa McCulley, as well as phenomenal student musicians Bella Duque (vocals),  Liam Lavinio (Alto Sax) and Anabella Fischette (Flute) courtesy of Band Teacher Mrs. Schulman and Chorus Teacher Mr. Benaberger. If you would like to submit questions or content and are a student or member of the SIS Community, please contact Mr. Cobis - Assistant Principal at SIS. Email: jcobis@southamptonschools.org Office: 631-591-4705
10:06
April 2, 2020