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Math & Movement Family Fun Night

Wednesday evening, October 24, 2018 South Bay Elementary School hosted Math & Movement Family Fun Night. 

With the combined help of the West Babylon Senior High School Honor Society, parents and teachers the event was a huge success. Over one hundred students and their families, had fun practicing basic skills while using visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning modalities. 

This has been made possible by the generous contribution of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) for the Moving Students into Success project. 
  

Safety & Security Updates

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To continually keep up to date with safety and security throughout all the schools in the district, West Babylon has made enhancements for the 2018-19 school year. Below is a list of a few of the updates and highlights of security measures in throughout the district:

Secured vestibule at the Senior High School. 
Stop the Bleed kits in all buildings.
Additional Stop the Bleed training. 
Established visitor escort system at the Junior High School and Senior High School.
Teacher/student ID requirement. 
New director of guidance to assist with addressing social, emotional and mental needs of students.
Coordinated varied lockdown drills with Suffolk County Police Department.
Lockdown classroom markers.
Sign off with Suffolk County Police Department (camera access).
Meetings with Suffolk County Police Inspector Kevin Kane, Deputy Inspector Forte and Chief of Department Stuart Cameron.
Unannounced Suffolk County Police Department visits.
Scheduled an additional active shooter seminar for staff and faculty.
Scheduled follow-up building assessments to be done by Homeland Security. 
Crisis Prevention Institute training provided to security guards.
Senior High School cafeteria ¬– new wall and windows.
Additional exterior guard for the Senior High School (fall 2018).
Revised emergency plans provided to Suffolk County Police Department and State Education Department.
New districtwide radios purchased and distributed.
Coordinating RAVE app set up with Suffolk County Police Department and Suffolk County.
Cameras on several buses.
Additional window films. 
 

Speed and Motion Lesson

Students in Ms. Cardillo's Third Grade class had fun learning about speedand motion! They timed and measured the length a wind-up toy could travel to find the average speed.

Publishing Party

Exploring Pumpkins

Eagle Pride Soars During Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming

West Babylon School District celebrated its homecoming during the weekend of Oct. 20 with activities that brought the whole community together to root on the Eagles.

To kick off the festivities, West Babylon Senior High School held its pep rally on evening of Oct. 19. On Oct. 20, the homecoming parade made its way down Little East Neck Road. Led by the marching band, the parade featured elementary and junior high students, high school clubs and organizations, the homecoming court, sports teams and the floats created by the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes, themed after different countries.

Prior to the start of the football game against the Rocky Point Eagles, seniors from the football and cheer teams were announced and escorted to the field to be recognized. Members of the homecoming court were also recognized on the field.
West Babylon’s varsity football team was the first to score and they dominated Rocky Point throughout the rest of the game, ultimately taking the win by a final score of 51-16. 

Performances by the marching band and cheerleaders were the highlight of the halftime show. At the homecoming dance later that evening, Dante Terry and Jacqueline Miller were crowned the homecoming king and queen.



Kindle Learning

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Third-graders in Debbie LoSardo’s class at South Bay Elementary School used their Kindles to match definitions to the landforms and then taught each other what they learned.

Oobleck

We made OObleck today (slime) as part of our Properties of Matter unit todiscuss how sometimes an object is difficult to classify.

South Bay Stands Up to Bullying

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As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness month in October, third-grade students in Debbie LoSardo’s class at South Bay Elementary School read “The Juice Box Bully” and “Stand Up.” The class discussed the different types of people involved in bullying and the roles they play. They also made a chart and started a paper chain with thoughts on bullying, which they will add every time a student performs a kind act.

STEM Activity

Students were put into teams and given a simple 8 1/2 x11 paper. Their task was to create the longest paper chain possible out of that paper. The twist to this challenge was that, before they could add the paper to their chain, they had to write a sentence about STEM. The chains ranged from about 6 inches to over 5 feet.

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