This marker is located on Monell Avenue at the Northwest corner of the Islip Public Library property.
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MAIN STREET SCHOOL
Islip HIgh School seniors wave goodbye as they set out on thier "Slow Train to Montauk." The train - a rolling senior prom designed to eliminate the danger of after-prom drinking parties - made the 73 mile run from Islip to Montauk between midnight and dawn.
Bob Kleinhans and Caroline Visek nap after the festivities. Special buses were waiting at Montauk Surf and Cabana Club for a sunrise swim and breakfast. The train highballed it back to Islip after breakfast.
Judy Kotaser and Jim Powers dance on the prom train. A four-piece rock 'n' roll band and an electric organ provided music. A bar car provided soft drinks, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle; May 8, 1897
ISLIP HIGH SCHOOL WINS.
Sayville High School's Track Team Meets an Overwhelming Defeat at Oakwood Park.
The East Hampton Star; June 15, 1928
Islip's Track Team Defeats Babylon
The Islip High School track team finished its track season by defeating the Babylon High team 61 to 26, and establishing two records at the Islip Athletic Field at Islip last Wednesday afternoon.
In 1962, a vote was taken to build a new High School, which now stands on Union Avenue. Information describing that vote and other periodical information of the past are shown here.
Once the new school was built, the intention was to use 401 Main Street as an elementary school.
Following that construction, the Town began to sponsor various events in the building.
The building was eventually sold to the Town of Islip and it has been the Town Hall - West since.
The original Main Street School at 401 Main Street appears in historical periodicals to have been heavily focused on sports in addition to education.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle; April 12, 1935
25 Answer Call For Islip Tennis
Twenty-five boys are candidates for the Islip High School tennis team, headed by Blondie Lange, Bud Phelan and Chet Koop, representatives from last year's squad. The new candidates include Isaacs, Silkworth. Chamberlain, Rut, Knadle, Smisek, Garben, Raynor. Altmar, DeCarmine, P. Danish. Robinson, Peterson. Goldsworth and Riedel.
It is expected that with so much competition this year Islip will have one of the strongest teams to enter in the county tournament. The tennis season opens April 29 with Kings Park and will close June 13 with Babylon. The annual Spring tennis tournament for the Islip High School boys will get under way this week when the drawings for the first round have been completed and posted.
Lange, Phelan and Koop are the seeded veterans.