Pack It In Your Backpack

The Middle Country School District has always made it a priority to provide its students with the most engaging academic experience possible. A positive academic experience begins with having the necessary materials to thrive inside and outside the classroom. Recently, social workers in the Middle Country Central School District hosted a backpack and supplies giveaway for students in need and it was a complete success!

“Everything we do is in service to our students in order to provide them with the tools and resources they need to succeed,” said Dr. Roberta Gerold, superintendent of schools. “We are grateful for the support and generous donations provided by our donors who made this giveaway possible.”

Due to an overwhelming amount of donations, this is the first year the Middle Country School District has hosted a supply and backpack giveaway wherein over 200 backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed. This event would not be possible without the contributions of the Stony Brook Staples, the Lions Club, and supportive community members. The success of this drive has encouraged future donations from several community stakeholders including Suffolk County Legislator Nick Caracappa. The District’s Social Worker Team Leader Moira Kochis was instrumental in the planning and implementation of this event which served so many students as she facilitated the receipt of donations.

In addition to the backpack/supply giveaway, Middle Country Central School District’s Social Work Department participates and spearheads several programs that serve the community. Such programs include Health Insurance Enrollment Informational Night, sponsored by Health First, which will take place Oct. 25, 2021, holiday gift drives, the promotion of local food banks in the area, along with the District’s Free Meal program.

For more information regarding the Middle Country Central School District and its students’ many achievements, please visit the district’s website: