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District News

 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Eastern Suffolk Academy of Applied Technology Quarter 1 Honor Students

Honor Roll

Bellport High School is pleased to recognize twenty-two (22) high school BOCES students for demonstrating outstanding achievement by being named to the first quarter Honor Roll for their respective Career and Technology courses. In total, eleven (11) students were recognized from the Gary Bixhorn Technical Center (Bellport) and eleven (11) students from the Edward J. Milliken Technical Center (Oakdale).

These students have shown responsibility in the classroom, commitment to their work ethic and maintained a GPA of ninety or above with fewer than five absences.

Students pictured above (top row): Josue Arriaza, Randall Ulloa, Steven Perez-Pagan, Conor Schlosser, Meagan Porter, Paul Carreno, Eliasar Cruz, Anthony Lopez Benavidez, BHS Principal Mr. Hogan. (Bottom Row) BOCES Liaison Mrs. Glynn, Flora Haynes, Kimberly Dean, Emma Walker, Jennifer Gonzalez, Veronica Campoverde, Jessica Mone, Krista Romano, Hana Mackin, Evelyn Gomez, Briana Matias, Eddie Gibson.

Not Pictured: Emily Mungavin, Danny Nocera, and Dayana Rodriquez

  


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Art Display at Frank P. Long Intermediate School

Art

The exceptionally talented students at Frank P. Long Intermediate School have been very busy in the art room this year! They have been visually reflecting on the world outside them. Students have painted the changing colors of the foliage, the last of the summer sunflowers, and some of the New York State animal residents. Their paintings and drawings are a rich homage to the fall season and the unique lens of which our students experience it. The students are so proud to exhibit their delightful pieces in the Brookhaven Library for everyone to see. The first show will run from November through January so that both parents and students will have the opportunity to see their work.

  


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

ENL Thanksgiving Feast Celebrated at Bellport High School

Thanksgiving

The ENL department at Bellport High School celebrated Thanksgiving with their students with a grand feast. Students enjoyed the cultural experience of a traditional Thanksgiving feast, including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and even apple pie. All of the students who attended dined together at one, long, banquet-style table, where they talked and laughed as they enjoyed the feast and dining music.

Students who attended the feast gained an entry ticket by submitting a written paragraph about what they are grateful for. The writings were heartfelt and truly represented the spirit of Thanksgiving. During the celebration, students and teachers took the opportunity to speak about the many things that they are thankful for in their lives. It was a fine Thanksgiving celebration for all.

A special thank you was given to the culinary department who roasted the turkeys for the feast.

  


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Bellport High School Suffolk Zone Award Winners

Zone Awards

Congratulations to Bellport High School Seniors Ryan Baumann and Emma Johnsen, the 2017 recipients of the Suffolk Zone Award! Given by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, this prestigious award is given annually to one male and one female from each high school who have demonstrated excellence both in the classroom and on the athletic field. Nominees are selected based upon outstanding physical education achievement, scholarship in the classroom, exceptional character and leadership qualities. Both students were acknowledged at a recent Board of Education meeting in recognition of their wonderful achievement!

Pictured left to right: High School Principal Tim Hogan, Board of Education President Cheryl A. Felice, Emma Johnsen, Ryan Baumann, Athletic Director Robert McIntyre and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani.

  


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Nine Bellport High School Musicians Selected For 2017 All-County Performing Ensembles

All County

Nine Bellport High School musicians were chosen to participate in the 2017 High School All-County Music Festival. The Suffolk Chapter of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) and the Suffolk Music Educators’ Association (SCMEA) sponsor this event jointly.

Bellport has representatives in three performing groups, the All-County Treble Choir, Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. Over 14 hours of rehearsals will culminate in a concert performance at Hauppauge High School on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Selections were made based upon each student’s NYSSMA Solo Festival rating and nominations submitted by school music teachers last June. This festival recognizes Suffolk’s most accomplished high school music students in grades 11 and 12. Representing Bellport High School are:

Valentina Banellis  -   Viola  -  Symphony Orchestra
Angelina Caroli  -  Clarinet  -  Symphonic Band
Kai Hatcher  -  Viola  -  Symphony Orchestra
Erin Kelly  -  Soprano 2  -  Treble Choir
Maya McCullough  -  Alto 2  -  Treble Choir
Emmaly Seaman  -  Soprano 2  -  Treble Choir
Sarah Vaccaro  -  Viola  -  Symphony Orchestra
Tyler Zapata  -  Trumpet  -  Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Zimlinghaus  -  Alto Saxophone  -  Symphonic Band

The music department is very proud to have Valentina, Angelina, Kai, Erin, Maya, Emmaly, Sarah, Tyler and Andrew represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event!

  


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

School Board Honored for Commitment to Children

School Board

On October 25, 2017, Brookhaven Elementary School honored the South Country Central School District Board of Education members with a dinner and presentation given by the Dual Language Program. During School Board Recognition Week, Brookhaven Elementary School Administrators, Dr. Kathleen Munisteri and Dr. Rebecca Raymond, along with the children from the Dual Language Program presented Board members with gifts in recognition of their commitment to the South Country community. Assemblyman Dean Murray also attended the celebration and presented certificates to the School Board members. The members serving the South Country Central School District are as follows: Cheryl A. Felice, President, Regina Hunt, Vice President, Lisa Di Santo, Dr. Anthony Griffin, Carol Malin, Jack Nix and Chris Picini.

  


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Hispanic Heritage Month at Bellport Middle School

Hispanic Heritage Month

On October 12th, 2017 Bellport Middle School welcomed many members of the South Country community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The festivities were coordinated by the students from beginning to end. The night included student cultural presentations, music, dance and food representative of the Hispanic American culture. This great celebration was supported by vendors and community organizations such as S.T.R.O.N.G., Swell Taco, Del Fuego and Rincón Criollo as well as a great team of administrators, guidance counselors and teachers from Bellport Middle School. The main goal for the celebration was to recognize the valuable contributions of the Hispanic American community members and to create a sense of unification among all cultures represented in the South Country Central School District.

  


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Four Bellport High School Musicians Selected For 2017 All-State Performing Ensembles

NYSSMA

The selection committees for the 2017 New York State School Music Association Conference selected three Bellport High School musicians to perform at this year’s All-State NYSSMA Winter Music Conference. The festival and conference will take place in Rochester, NY, beginning Thursday, November 30 and ending Sunday, December 3. Two days of concert performances will be held at the renowned Eastman Theater of the Eastman School of Music.

Each of these students received a perfect score (A+, 100) from state adjudicators on their solo performances at last spring’s NYSSMA Solo Festival held at Eastport-South Manor High School last spring.

Bellport High School’s All-State musicians include:

Erin Kelly  -   Soprano 2  -  Chorus (Alternate)
Sarah Vaccaro  -  Viola  -  Symphony Orchestra
Tyler Zapata  -  Trumpet  -  Symphonic Band
Andrew Zimlinghaus  -  Clarinet  -  Band (Alternate)

Each student was notified of their acceptance to the All-State Music Conference by mail in late August. They are one of 900 NYS student musicians selected to perform in one of the eight prestigious All-State performing ensembles. This represents a remarkable achievement, as there were over 6,600 students that auditioned statewide for a position in the All-State Music Festival. Performing ensembles include the All-State Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Mixed Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. South Country had 20 high school students audition for All-State last spring.

The music department is very proud to have Erin, Sarah, Tyler and Andrew represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event!

  


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

School Board Recognition Week: October 23rd-27th

The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 23-27 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. South Country Central School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to South Country and its children.

“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level,” Superintendent Dr. Joseph Giani said. “They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.”

Dr. Giani said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:

• Creating a shared vision for the future of education
• Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
• Providing accountability for student achievement results
• Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement
• Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn
• And much more!

“School board members give the South Country citizens a voice in education decision making.” Dr. Giani said.

The members serving our district are as follows:
Cheryl A. Felice, President
Regina Hunt, Vice President
Lisa Di Santo
Dr. Anthony Griffin
Carol Malin
Jack Nix
Chris Picini

South Country Central School District recognized school board members with a dinner and presentation on October 25, 2017, hosted by Brookhaven Elementary School students and staff.

  


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Cheering for a Cause

Cheer

On October 15th, 2017 the Bellport Varsity Cheerleading team participated in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach State Park and cheered on all walkers to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. From selling baked goods to breast cancer apparel and taking donations, the team was able to raise $415 for this cause.

  


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Board of Education Congratulates Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

Travis Cutter

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Joseph Giani, Board of Education President, Cheryl A. Felice and Bellport High School Principal, Tim Hogan, congratulated Travis Cutter on his achievement as a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

  


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

South Country Board of Education Welcomes Student Ex-Officio Member, Jordyn LaGrega

Board MEmber

Board of Education President, Cheryl A. Felice, welcomes Bellport High School Senior, Jordyn LaGrega, who was recently appointed to serve as the Student Ex-Officio Board Member for the 2017-2018 School Year.

  




Schools

 


Pre-K

Pre-Kindergarten Program
(At Brookhaven Elementary School)

101 Fireplace Neck Road
Brookhaven, NY
631-730-1700
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Pre-K

Brookhaven Elementary School
101 Fireplace Neck Road
Brookhaven, NY
631-730-1700
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Kreamer Street Elementary School

Kreamer Street Elementary School
37 Kreamer Street
Bellport, NY
631-730-1650
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Verne Critz Elementary School

Verne W. Critz Elementary School
185 Dunton Avenue
East Patchogue, NY
631-730-1675
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Frank P. Long Intermediate School

Frank P. Long Intermediate School
599 Brookhaven Avenue
Bellport, NY
631-730-1725
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Bellport Middle School

Bellport Middle School
35 Kreamer Street
Bellport, NY
631-730-1626
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Bellport High School

Bellport High School
205 Beaver Dam Road
Brookhaven, NY
631-730-1575
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South Country Administrative Offices

South Country School District Administrative Offices
189 Dunton Avenue
East Patchogue, NY
631-730-1500
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The above internet links direct to websites of the South Country Central School District. Photos courtesy of South Country Schools.