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Your Schools: Summer 2017 Edition

The newest version of the district newsletter is available for download.

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The August 8th, 2017 Agenda is now available on Board Docs

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Geometry Regents Scoring Notice

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Tooker Authors Show Off Love of Literacy

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Second-graders in AnnMarie Ayerle’s class at Tooker Avenue Elementary School celebrated their love of literacy by publishing their own books. Students put together two “Classroom Gazette” newspapers and a compilation book of stories and poems. The second-graders shared limerick, acrostic, couplet and quatrain poetry at the Poetry Cafe, while others enjoyed reading adventure, mystery, fiction and nonfiction stories at the Book Nook.   


2017-2018 Board of Education Meeting Dates Are Now Available

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June Points of Pride

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Dellecave Winners

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Seniors Francis Volz and Paige Keefer, pictured here with director of athletics Lou Howard, were recently honored at the 17th annual Butch Dellecave Awards ceremony for being named West Babylon Athletes of the Year.

Students-Artists Earn Top Awards at BACCA

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Junior High School eighth-graders were recently recognized at an awards ceremony for the spring Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts judged show. The following students took home awards: Isabella Villacis (first place), Louis Foley Jr. (second place), Marta Jimenez (third place), and Blake Ung, Edwine Maurice and Julia Aguanno (honorable mentions). They are pictured (from left) with Principal Dan McKeon, art teacher Jennifer Tomeo, K-8 art coordinator William Doran and Assistant Principal Jessica Yawney-Kohler.

Fond Farewell to Retirees

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The West Babylon School District extends its best wishes to the 2016-17 staff retirees. These individuals have dedicated themselves to the students and their education, and they will be greatly missed. With more than 550 years of combined dedication to West Babylon Schools, the district bids farewell to the following 23 retirees. Click here to read about what retirees will miss most about working in West Babylon:

Administration Office:
Amy Jones, senior clerk typist/school district clerk, 17 years

Business Office:
Diana Carroll, principal clerk, 20 years
Kathleen Scelfo, account clerk typist, 20 years
Patricia Woolsey, account clerk typist, 16 years

Forest Avenue:
Lisa Warren, paraprofessional, 14 years

Junior High School:
Louise Benvenuto, senior clerk typist, 22 years
Kenneth Butler, music teacher, 33 years
Thomas McCormack, custodial worker, 29 years

Santapogue:
Joan Kaiser, speech teacher, 29 years
Grace Meo, paraprofessional, 18 years
Susan Soldano, special education teacher, 29 years
Nancy Turano, elementary teacher, 30 years

Senior High School:
Bernadette Gisonda, special education teacher, 27 years
Arthur Layman, chief custodian, 45 years
Josefina Nigro-Brustad, cook, 29 years
Beatrice Weegar, paraprofessional, 24 years

South Bay:
Melinda Fischer, art teacher, 30 years

Tooker Avenue:
Robert McDonald, custodial worker, 15 years

Transportation:
Kerry-Ann Ambos, school bus monitor, 22 years
Henry Bianco, school transportation supervisor, 37 years
Hugo Canedo, school bus driver, 9 years
Janet Otte, school bus driver, 16 years
Elizabeth Wild, school bus driver, 24 years

Student Selected for Leadership Forum

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Senior High School sophomore Charles DeGennaro will be attending the National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering and Technology in Boston, Massachusetts, from June 24 to July 1. DeGennaro was nominated because of his academic excellence and is interests in majoring in engineering in college. 

Literacy Celebration

Mrs. Ayerle's second grade class celebrated Literacy by publishing their own books. Students put together two Classroom Gazette Newspapers and a compilation book of Stories and Poems. Students shared limerick, acrostic, couplet and quatrain poetry at the Poetry Cafe, while others enjoyed a good adventure, mystery, fiction and non-fiction stories at the Book Nook. Parents and teachers snacked on cookies and iced tea while reading. The children were very proud of themselves.

Eagle Pride Shines for the Class of 2017

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Administrators, board of education members, faculty, family and friends gathered on the Junior High School field to celebrate the commencement exercises of the Class of 2017 on June 23.

Led on to the field by administrators, the soon-to-be graduates marched to “Pomp and Circumstance” courtesy of the band, which then led “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America.”

Mary Chasen, president of the Class of 2017, welcomed guests to the ceremony. She spoke to her classmates about living in the present and enjoying the time right here and now. “Look at the person you are right now,” she said. “This ceremony will end and we will all be different. We all have pieces of this community and when we leave here, we will carry them off with us.”

Salutatorian Michael Lee talked about what lies ahead as they enter college or the workforce. “High school is full of challenges and obstacles that seem unconquerable,” he said. “I believe hard work and dedication are the keys to success. When new challenges arise, don’t fear them; face them.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Yiendhy Farrelly acknowledged different individual students in the Class of 2017 who left their mark on West Babylon Senior High School. “Throughout this school year, I have seen, heard and witnessed many of these accomplishments,” she said. “ As you begin your next chapter, you will find easy days and you will find challenging ones. Be resilient; don’t forget to take care of yourself. Find gratitude and appreciation in every day.”

Before valedictorian Christina Capobianco took to the podium, the chorus performed their senior medley – featuring “Breakaway,” “Fix You,” “I Hope You Dance,” “Home” and “Unwritten” – before the band ended with “Like an Eagle.”

Capobianco urged her fellow classmates to take risks. “This is the ending of the first chapter of your life,” she said. “Some of us have an idea of where we want to be five, 10, 20 years from now. Even if you have planned every detail, be open to change and keep an open mind or you might miss an unexpected opportunity for greatness. You will never know the journey that awaits you if you never leave the comfort and safety of your home. Keep true to who you are and where you come from. Remember what your values are and never forget your roots. It takes fortitude and self-awareness to succeed. Sometimes it’s going to be hard to go against the crowd and make the right decisions.”

Before conferring the diplomas to each member of the Class of 2017, Principal Dr. Ellice Vassallo told them: “Your four years have gone quickly but you have made the most of them. You leave the high school a better place because you were here.”

After tossing their caps high in the air, friends and family joined the graduates on the field to celebrate.





Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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Introducing the Class of 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian. Here’s an inside look at their high school accomplishments. Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Check out the video:

Pen Pals in France

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‚ÄčTo incorporate learning about communities around the world, third grade students in Mrs Gottlieb's class corresponded with pen pals in Muzillac, France throughout the year. They recently arrived at school before school hours to SKYPE with their new friends. It was 8:00 a.m. here and 2: 00 p.m. in France. They discussed many topics including favorite foods, music, sports, school and visiting each other. The students were nervous and excited and learned many things during their exchanges.

Supermarket Shopping Experience

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Kindergarten and first-grade students in Krista Granieri’s class at South Bay Elementary School took a walk to the local Stop & Shop supermarket on June 14. The students learned about healthy food choices and how fresh foods go from farm to tables.

Class Officers for 2017-2018

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Summer Meal in the Community

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