Welcome to J.W. Dodd Middle School
25 Pine Street
Freeport, NY 11520
Tel: (516) 867-5280
(Grades 7 and 8)
NEW! Message from the Superintendent of Schools - April 25, 2013
I wish to inform you that this evening, April 25, 2013, during a Special Meeting of the Freeport Board of Education, the Board approved the termination of John O’Mard effective immediately. As this is a personnel matter, we are legally prohibited from sharing any further information regarding this decision.
As you were previously notified, on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 the Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Robert Micucci as the Interim Principal of J.W. Dodd Middle School effective April 3, 2013 through June 30, 2013. The leadership of J.W. Dodd Middle School will be in his capable hands for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. Mr. Micucci previously served the Freeport School District as J.W. Dodd Middle School Assistant Principal prior to his retirement.
We will immediately initiate the search process for a permanent principal at J.W. Dodd Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year. We will keep you informed of our progress.
Thank you for your continued support.
Dr. Kishore Kuncham
Superintendent of Schools
Updated Message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham 4/8/13
On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 the Freeport School District Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendations of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham to appoint Robert Micucci as the Interim Principal of J.W. Dodd Middle School effective April 3, 2013 through June 30, 2013 and Ms. Sharon McCabe as Interim Assistant Principal at J.W. Dodd Middle School effective April 8, 2013 through June 30, 2013. Both Mr. Micucci and Ms. McCabe previously served the Freeport School District as J.W. Dodd Middle School Assistant Principals prior to their retirement.
Latest Message from Superintendent of Schools 3-22-13
The Freeport School District has come to learn of allegations that Mr. John O’Mard filed false fingerprints in support of his affidavit for employment in the Freeport School District. We are outraged and deeply disturbed to learn of all of the allegations associated with Mr. O’Mard.
We have contacted all appropriate authorities including the State Education Department to aggressively review the circumstances presented. The Freeport School District will continue to cooperate with all inquiries from the State Education Department and law enforcement authorities, including the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office concerning this matter.
The Freeport School District has directed District counsel, Ingerman Smith, LLP, to conduct an investigation into the falsification of records and to report its findings to the Board of Education so that swift, appropriate administrative action may be taken by the Freeport School District concerning Mr. O’Mard.
- Seven 1” binders in the following colors:
red, green, yellow, blue, white, black, and grey.
- Four packages of loose-leaf paper.
- An adequate supply of pens and pencils.
After successfully completing grade 6, students attend John W. Dodd Middle School. The school houses all 7th and 8th grade students. The instructional schedule includes: Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Reading, Technology, Art, Music, Foreign Language, Health, Home and Career Skills, Physical Education, and Challenge.
The Challenge Course is an exciting opportunity to develop higher order thinking and communication skills. The instructional units include research, problem solving, critical thinking and logic, SAT preparation, persuasive speaking and listening, and refined literature through the Great Books Program.
Instructional areas are supplemented by an extensive list of clubs and service organizations, including the Photography, Art, Crafts, Drama, Environment, French and Spanish Language, Science and Sewing Clubs, as well as Mathletes, Odyssey of the Mind, Future Problem Solving, Yearbook, The Dodd Magazine, Dodd Echo, Peer Mediation, Student Council, and the National Junior High School Honor Society.
Middle School students are offered a variety of intramural and interscholastic sports. Chorus, Band, and Orchestra are available to students interested in these fields.