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School Board Recognition Week

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October 23rd-27th, 2017
School Board Recognition Week
The students & staff thank the West Babylon Board of Education for all their hard work & dedication!

College Dean Schools West Babylon Business Students

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Molloy College Dean Stephen Bier visited the Senior High School on Oct. 16 to share his thoughts and experiences with business students. 

More than 100 students participated in the lectures, which also included Casey Mann from Molloy College’s business division and Louis Mazza, a West Babylon Class of 2017 graduate and current accounting major at Molloy College. The discussions centered on choosing a college, the job market and starting salaries and internships. 

Searching for Evidence

Cluster 3 students in Jillian DiPreta’s sixth grade social studies classes searched for evidence to prove and disprove the quote, “It will never be possible to know how the world became settled” as part of their Neolithic revolution unit.

Red Ribbon Week

A Tough Egg to Crack

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As part of their study of force and inertia, fourth-graders in Mr. Egan’s class at South Bay Elementary School recently participated in a science/engineering challenge. Working collaboratively, the students were tasked with designing, constructing and crash testing a container that can protect a raw egg from cracking when it was dropped from a 2-meter height. Students learned how to work together while testing the flaws in their different designs.


A Look at Our HS Marching Band

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From NYSED: Eight things every educator should know about NYS's plan for the ESSA


From NYSED: Five things every parent should know about NYS's plan for the ESSA


Eighth-Grade Scientists

Cultural Arts PTA Assembly on Fire Safety

Forest Avenue students learned all about fire safety during a presentation given by the West Babylon Volunteer Fire Department.

National School Bus Safety Week

October 16-20, 2017
National School Bus Safety Week
Thank you to our Transportation Department!

Students Pen Essays for Hero Veterans

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Sixth-grade students in Rose Lyn Cipparulo’s English language arts class at the junior high school recently wrote essays in recognition of Veterans Day. The topic for the essay was themed “My Hero: A Veteran Who I Admire.”

National School Lunch Recognition Week

October 9-13, 2017
National School Lunch Recognition Week
Kudos to....
Traci Piazza, Tracy Salamone and Gail Coons
Thank you for all you do to support our students, staff and faculty!

Celebrating Homecoming


It was a fun-filled day as the district and community celebrated homecoming on Oct. 7. Check out our video featuring highlights of the day’s events.

School Pride Shines During Homecoming Celebrations

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It was a weekend full of festivities as the district celebrated its homecoming on Oct. 7. Starting with a pep rally at the Senior High School on Oct. 6 and ending with a homecoming dance on the evening of Oct. 7, the district and community came together to show their West Babylon pride.

The homecoming parade kicked off the events on Saturday, beginning in the business sector of Little East Neck Road and marching down to the Junior High School’s turf field. The parade featured a class float done collectively as a school this year, as well as clubs and organizations, elementary school students and administrators, sports teams and members of the homecoming court.

Prior to the game, senior athletes from the football and cheerleading teams, along with their parents, took to the field to be recognized by the crowd. The marching band performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” before the Eagles took on the Kings Park Kingsmen. The Eagles scored a touchdown in the first minute of the game, giving them an early lead. West Babylon used that momentum and dominated for the rest of the game, defeating Kings Park 34-21. The halftime show featured performances by the marching band and varsity cheerleaders. 

Following the game, the homecoming dance welcomed more than 650 students. Baylee Napolitano and Marc Esposito were crowned the homecoming queen and king, respectively. 

Field Hockey Sports Pink

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Dressed in pink, the varsity and junior varsity field hockey teams participated in Suffolk County’s inaugural Field Hockey Breast Cancer Tournament on Oct. 1 at Veterans Park Complex in Northport. Schools from throughout Suffolk came together to help raise money for the cause. West Babylon will be hosting their own breast cancer field hockey fundraiser during their home game against Southampton on Oct. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

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West Babylon Students Recognized as AP Scholars

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Seventy-four West Babylon Senior High School students and Class of 2017 graduates have been recognized by the College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars for exceptional achievement on the May 2017 national exams.

• Forty-six students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving a 3 or higher on three or more exams.

• Six students – senior Robert Aguanno, junior Jade Ung and Class of 2017 graduates Megan Bardis, Thomas Illiou, Kassandra Sherwood and Jordan Zinke – received the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of those exams.

• Twenty students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on five or more of these exams. 

• In addition, Class of 2017 graduates Conor Burbige and Eric Froehlich received the highest designation of National AP Scholar by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on all AP exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. 

AP courses completed with a score of 3 or higher on the final exam afford students the opportunity to earn college credit. For a listing of AP Scholars, please click here: 


Cross-Country Captures Wins

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The girls and boys cross-country teams competed at Sunken Meadow on Oct. 2. The girls cross-country team ended their undefeated League Championship season by defeating Eastport for the title.

The boys team completed an amazing turnaround year.  After two years without a win, they completed their league season at 4-2 by defeating both Hills West and Deer Park. 

Forest Avenue Walk to School Day

On October 4th, Forest Avenue students enjoyed the wonderful fall weather as they walked to school with their principal, teachers, and parents.

October 4, 2017 Walk To School Day

Collaborative Learning

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During the first few weeks of school, fifth-grade students in Therese Miccio’s class at Forest Avenue Elementary School are enjoying working collaboratively on an ancient civilization project. Students are sharing their thoughts and ideas to elaborate on their writing.

Lessons on Meso-American civilizations

Fifth grade students working on problem and solution cards during our social studies lessons on Meso-American civilizations.

Practicing Decimals

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Our 5th grade students in Mrs. Riccio's class using the Chromebooks and their skills to practice decimals on the IXL math program.

September at Tooker

First Week of School


September has been a busy month so far in West Babylon. Watch this video to catch some of the highlights from the first weeks of school.

Varsity Boys Cross-Country Team

The varsity boys cross-county team defeated Bellport 25-30 during their meet at Sunken Meadow Park on Sept. 26. Spencer Milito took third followed by the Eagle pack of Calvin Rivera, Eddie Bruner, Lucas Greengold and Adam Lindner. Those Eagles made the difference in the meet.

Beyond the scorers, 15 Eagles ran personal best times for the season. It was an incredible display of talent by West Babylon’s team. Alex Brodmerkel, Luke Hauff, Kyle Adams, and Dylan Burks all raced under 18 minutes over the hilly 2.8-mile course. Jonathan Lima, Kacper Tworogowski, and Vincent Berger took more than a minute off their time from last week, and Albert Zinser and Jonathan Buchner took more than 2 minutes off their times.

‘Treasuring’ New Friendships

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Second-grade students in Mrs. Steffens’ and Mrs. Dewhirst’s classes at John F. Kennedy Elementary School created treasure boxes as a way of getting to know each other during the first weeks of school. The two classes joined together to decorate the boxes and then presented the treasures to each other. After reading a book about a treasure chest, the two teachers also shared their treasure chests so the students could get to know their teachers better.

Tooker Avenue Gets High Marks from Junior Achievement

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Tooker Avenue Elementary School has been awarded gold partnership status for the 2017-2018 school year by Junior Achievement of New York. 

In the 2016-2017 school year, Junior Achievement of New York volunteers delivered financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programming to more than 85,000 students in New York City, Long Island and lower Hudson Valley. Based on Tooker Avenue’s work with Junior Achievement of New York, the schools received the highest level of recognition.

JHS Student Wins State Poster Contest

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West Babylon Junior High School student Isabella Villacis placed first in the state level competition of the New York State Bus Safety Poster Contest.

Hosted by the New York Association for Pupil Transportation, the contest is held every year for students in grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and special education. This year’s theme was “My Driver, My Safety Hero.” 

Last spring, Isabella placed first for the Suffolk County chapter and then on Long Island. Her poster was entered in the state competition in Albany during the summer. The first-place win now takes her poster to the national competition. 

First Day of School

First Day of School

First Day of School

Welcome Back!

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West Babylon students and staff welcomed the 2017-2018 school year on Sept. 6.  Please click to see our photo gallery from the first day of school.