Performing arts students from Islip Middle School and Islip High School journeyed to Barnes & Noble in Bay Shore on March 2 as part of the school district’s celebration at the store. The chamber orchestras of both the high school and middle school performed music under the direction of Zachary Butterfield. Cast members from the middle school’s musical, “Frozen, Jr.,” sang songs from their recent production of that play. Their performance, directed by Allison Jeanes, complemented a store display of books and other items devoted to “Frozen.” The middle schoolers also performed a dramatization of the children’s picture book “The Day the Crayons Quit.”
“Our students were happy to share their musical and dramatic talents in this celebration of literacy,” said Dr. Jeff S. Dailey, the district’s interim director of fine and performing arts.