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Frank P. Long Intermediate School Art Display at Brookhaven Library

Brookhaven Free Library

Here comes spring! Frank P. Long Intermediate School's amazing artists are celebrating the changing of the seasons with birds, butterflies, and flowers. Some of the artists went outside to paint in the Plein Air style and produced colorful and skilled representations of the flora found in their own courtyard! The students used vibrant relief printmaking to celebrate the birds that have come back after winter. Come out to see their work at the Brookhaven Library!

Art DisplayAbove, left to right:
Madeline Fox, Lily Dible, Anthony Messina

Left:
Meaghan Delillo








  


 

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Suffolk County French Poetry Contest-2018

French Poetry Contest

Bellport High School French students participated at the Suffolk County French Poetry Contest held at the Brentwood High School. The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), Suffolk Chapter, organized this Contest.

Students were competing in three different categories: Recitation, Original Poetry and Calligramme (a drawing made using words of the poem instead of lines). Our French students did a fantastic job and won 19 awards, more than any other participating school. Congratulations to all! What an amazing achievement!

Winners:

In Recitation
(French Level II):
Eric Ceballos – 1st Place
Mariah Chavez – 2nd Place
Jonel Poueriet – 3rd Place

(French Level III):
David Bellante – 2nd Place
Kevin Lopez – 3rd Place
Blanca Ibarra – Honorable Mention

(French Level IV):
Chiara Scharpf – 1st Place
Grace Armann – 3rd Place
Tania Ventura – Honorable Mention

In Original Poetry
(French Level II):
Noah Dedis – 2nd Place

(French Level III):
Veronica Riddick – 2nd Place
Shaliq Cochran – 3rd Place

(French Level IV):
Tyler Brock – Honorable Mention

In Calligramme
(French Level II):
Dream Smith – 1st Place
Vivian Fritz – 2nd Place
Ingrid Revelo – Honorable Mention

(Level French III):
Audrey Barry – 2nd Place

(Level French IV):
Negan Berja – 1st Place
Eloise Kocay – 2nd Place

  


 

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Bellport High School Varsity Basketball Team Honored by Town of Brookhaven

Basketball

On May 3, 2018, the Bellport High School Varsity Basketball Team was recognized by the Town of Brookhaven at the Brookhaven Town Hall for their League 4 Championship this year.

  


 

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Bellport High School Robotics Team Honored by Town of Brookhaven

Robotics Team

On Thursday, April 12th the Bellport High School Robotics Team was honored by the Town of Brookhaven. At the Town Board Meeting, Councilman Michael Loguercio recognized the team for their outstanding achievement in the First Tech Challenge this year. During the season, the team won their qualifying tournament on January 28th and placed second in all of Long Island during the Long Island Championships held at Smithtown West High School on February 11th. Congratulations to the team on an excellent inaugural season!

Pictured from left to right: Coach Rogener, Chris Lannon, Philp Abbate, Michael Vengroski, Isaiah James, Robert Gronethal, Assistant Coach Canjura Councilman Michael Loguercio.

  


 

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South Country Central School District Once Again Recognized Nationally for Music Education Efforts

NAMM

The South Country Central School Distrit has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This is the fifth straight year South Country has received this important designation.

The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, South Country answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

This award recognizes that South Country is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation guides implementation in the states and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which was often criticized for an overemphasis on testing-while leaving behind subjects such as music. ESSA recommends music and the arts as important elements of a well-rounded education for all children.

Research into music education continues to demonstrate educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music. In a series of landmark studies by scientists and researchers at Northwestern University a link was found between students in community music programs and life-long academic success, including higher high school graduation rates and college attendance. In another study from the University, it was discovered that the benefits of early exposure to music education improves how the brain processes and assimilates sounds, a trait that lasts well into adulthood.

Beyond the Northwestern research, other studies have indicated that music education lays the foundation for individual excellence in group settings, creative problem solving and flexibility in work situations, as well learning how to give and receive constructive criticism to excel.

A 2015 study supported by The NAMM Foundation, “Striking A Chord,” also outlines the overwhelming desire by teachers and parents for music education opportunities for all children as part of the school curriculum.

About The NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,300 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.

  


 

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Bellport High School Science and Technology Entry Program Students Attend 20th Annual Statewide STEP Conference

STEP

Two Bellport High School 10th grade Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) students and their parents attended the 20th Annual Statewide STEP Student Conference held on March 23-25, 2018 at the Albany Marriott. The STEP students presented their research at the Conference. Myriam Ibarra and Kunj Shah took 2nd place in the Biology – Junior Division. Myriam and Kunj presented their work on blood analysis. There were approximately 59 other STEP programs from across NYS, with over 500 participants. Both students will also be honored at the Annual STEP Awards at Suffolk County Community College on April 28th.

About the STEP Program: The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) increases the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields. The program is run by and housed at Suffolk County Community College.

STEP Programs provides students with academic enrichment and research experience in science, mathematics and technology content areas. Programs consist of summer and academic year components including:

- Core subject instruction/Regents exam preparation
- Supervised training in research methods
- Internships
- High School and College admissions counseling
- Standardized test preparation
- Career awareness/development activities

There are more than fifty STEP Programs housed at institutions of higher education and/or professional schools across New York State. Admission to a STEP program is competitive and requires students to participate in an application process.

  


 

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Bellport High School Art Students at Bay Area of Fine Arts at the Gillette House in Sayville

BAFFABAFFABAFFA

The Bay Area Friends of Fine Arts held their opening reception for the annual Student Art Exhibit on Sunday April 15th at the Gillette House in Sayville. Bellport High School is proud to announce the following results from the BAFFA Student Invitational Art Exhibit:

Hannah Lupo, Robert DeNiro, 2nd place in Drawing
Kimberly Braun, Untitled, Painting
Ashley Lituma, Untitled, 3rd place in Drawing
Emma Jones, Encased Memories, Honorable mention in Painting
Gillian Donaghy, Touching You, Mixed Media
Caroline Slovensky, Koi Pond, Painting, BEST IN SHOW
Anjali Singh, Self Portrait, 3rd place in Drawing
Jornaysia Gowens, Dancer, 3rd place in Computer Graphics
Dream Smith, Atlanta, 1st place in Mixed Media
Monica Balbuca, Girl with the Blue Eyes, 2nd place in Drawing

Pictured, left to right: Gillian Donaghy, Caroline Slovensky, Monica Balbuca

  


 

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Bellport High School ART students at Long Islands Best at Heckscher

ARt Show

Art Show

Bellport High School Art Department is honored to have, Audrey Barry and Domenick Nazzaro accepted into this prestigious annual juried exhibit for high school students. This year the Museum received over 385 entries from 63 schools across Nassau and Suffolk Counties with 80 works chosen for display.

Bellport High School Art Department is proud to announce that sophomore Audrey Barry has received the Renzo S. Bianchi Scholarship award for her achievement in drawing at Heckscher Museums Long Island Best exhibit.

  


 

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Bellport High School Parrish Art Awards

Parrish Awards

Bellport High School Art Department is proud to announce the following awards from the Parrish 2018 Student Exhibition:

Gillian Donaghy, Light After Dark, mixed media, Bellport High School
Emma Jones, The Eternal Reach, graphite, Bellport High School
Alexis Schnyer, Scarecrow, digital photograph, Bellport High School
Tyler Brock, Recycled Roads, mixed media, Bellport High School
Katherine Vignona, Silhouette, computer graphics, Bellport High School
Caroline Slovensky, Self Portrait, pencil, Bellport High School

Neill Slaughter of LIU selected six of our students to receive an Award of Excellence based on work in the Parrish’s 2018 Student Exhibition.

An awards ceremony and reception was held on Saturday, March 3rd at 3pm. All exhibiting students received certificates of participation and select seniors receive awards of excellence.

  


 

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Bellport High School Holds First Evening of Excellence

Evening of Excellence

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Bellport High School held its first annual “Evening of Excellence.” This night recognized the top thirty-six seniors who maintained a ninety-three and above cumulative grade point average during their seven semesters in high school. These students came together and selected six teachers, one from each building in the District, to be honored as teachers who were the most inspirational and influential during their time in the South Country Central School District.

Throughout the event, attendees feasted on delicious food prepared by our culinary students, listened to wonderful live student music and viewed beautiful student artwork from all over the District. Congratulations to our distinguished seniors and our honored teachers on receiving such a remarkable achievement!

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Distinguished Seniors: Abena Amoako-Ababio, Jerome Belford, Jamie Benavides, Thomas Brock, Emily Cafarella, Kelvin Canales, Kari Charles, Cole Cipp, Nicholas Cornacchiulo, Travis Cutter, Anna Donnelly, Christopher Feliz, Natalie Gomez, Kai Hatcher, Molly Honce, Sofia Jordan, Ryan Kane, Olivia Kulasa, Stephen Livigni, Dylan Lobasso, Deasha Loftin, Michelle Lopez, Alyssa Negron, Jessica Nobile, Samantha Okula, Alexa Promutico, Collin Reich, Tomas Rentas, Kara Rosenberg, Yanlee Salinas, Alexis Schuyer, Lauren Sweeney, Michael Umbarila, Sarah Vaccaro, Trevor Virno, Eileen Yanza

Evening of Excellence

Honored Teachers pictured left to right: Mary Winfield, Adrienne Fernandes, Robin Montick, Elizabeth Travers, Rose Menikos, Rob Keenan

  


 

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Bellport High School Seeks Wall of Fame Nominations

Bellport High School

The Bellport High School Wall of Fame is a project intended to celebrate distinguished graduates of Bellport High School. Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of their contributions to their profession and their community. Graduates may be nominated by anyone within the South Country community and a selection committee will evaluate the application. Click here for more information.

 


 

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BHS Virtual Enterprise Students Honored

Empire Crates
From Empire Crates:
Erick Madora-Bustos, Webmaster, Dylan Lobasso,
Chief Marketing Officer and Collin Reich, CEO

 

Portside Sweets
From Portside Sweets:
Rafael Vargas, Webmaster, Stephen Livigni,
VP of Marketing and Abena Ababio, CEO

 

Students in Virtual Enterprise classes are enjoying success as they compete with high school firms from Long Island and across the country.

BHS firms have received honors from Virtual Enterprise International for their company websites.

Portside Sweets website www.portsidesweets.com was ranked in the top 10% in the country and Empire Crates website www.empirecrates.com was ranked in the top 25% in the country. There are over 1000 virtual firms in the USA! Additionally, in January at the Long Island Trade Show, Empire Crates won gold for salesmanship and silver for their website and video commercial.

  


 

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Art Display at Frank P. Long Intermediate School

Art Display

Bright colors and mythical creatures are just a few of the wonders that are on display at the Brookhaven Library this season. Many of the 5th grade students of Frank P. Long Intermediate School created their own interpretations of traditional folk art animals or “Alebrijes” from Mexico. The Alebrijes on display are brilliantly colored drawings of fantastical creatures that are of the students' own creation! The 4th grade students have been delving into the art of Georgia O'Keeffe. Their large chalk drawings of her close-up flowers are enthusiastic and beautiful representations. The artwork will be on display from March until May so that all of the students and parents will be able to view their wonderful work!

  


 

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Bellport High School Robotics Team Honored

Robotics Team

Seven Bellport High School students were recently recognized by the South Country Central School District Board of Education for their contributions to the Robotics Team. Team Advisor Charles Rogener introduced the team members and congratulated them for their hard work and dedication. The Robotics Team gave a demonstration for the Board.

The following team members were honored: Michael Vengroski, Isaiah James, Thomas Miller, Christopher Lannon, Philip Abbate, Jake D’Esposito, Robert Gronenthal.

The young men came in first place in the recent First Tech Challenge Robotics Tournament. Congratulations!

Pictured (left to right): Jaime Canjura, Team Advisor Charles Rogener, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Giani, Michael Vengroski, Isaiah James, Thomas Miller, Christopher Lannon, Philip Abbate, Jake D’Espositio and Board of Education President Cheryl A. Felice. Not pictured: Robert Gronenthal

  


 

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Bellport Middle School’s Outstanding Musical Performance

Fame

The cast and crew of Fame Jr. did an amazing job on their performance during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend! Their talent and energy brought this 1980’s story alive as the audience enjoyed a trip down memory lane and the feeling of excitement as the students danced and sang their way to FAME!

  


 

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Post-season Honors for South Country School District Winter Athletes

Congratulations to the following Bellport High School winter athletes for achieving post-season honors:

All League Wrestlers
195 - Shakeese Byrd – Champion (All – County)
220 - Ben Greene - Champion
106 - Phil Trowbridge - 2nd
132 - Garrett Kusa - 2nd
145 - Charlie Rose - 2nd
182 - D'Andre Russell - 2nd
120 - Robert Belcher - 3rd
138 - James Highsmith
160 - Josh Leidig - 3rd
170 - Randall Ulloa - 3rd
152 - Domenick Nazzaro
132 - Jake Mulle - 4th
285 - Carlos Maldonado - 4th

All County Winter Track
Kyler Pizzo – All County Winter Track 55 meter hurdles

  


 

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Bellport High School Seniors Honored for Excellence in the Classroom

BHS Students honored

The Town of Brookhaven’s Black History Commission is honoring eight Bellport High School seniors for their outstanding academic achievement. This celebration of Black culture, along with recognizing these high-achieving students, is a great event for the students and their families. The following students will be recognized on February 2nd, 2018, at the 27th Annual Black History Month Celebration:

Abena Amoako-Ababaio
Jerome Belford
Karl Charles
Christian Craig
Tyra Ferrell
Kai Hathcher
Deasha Loftin
Kayla Riley

These eight students embody the high standards and expectations Bellport High School sets for all of their students and we encourage you to join us in celebrating their achievements.

  


 

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Bellport High School Robotics Team Places 1st

Robotics Team

The Bellport High School Robotics Team came in first place in the First Tech Challenge Robotics tournament on Sunday, January 28th. The competition, held at Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, had a total of 23 teams compete and was a qualifying tournament. The team will now compete for the Long Island Championship in the FIRST Tech Challenge held in Smithtown on February 11th. Congratulations to the team!

  


 

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Bellport High School Supports Our Troops

Troops

Mrs. Hays’ Economics Classes want to thank everyone who donated to Support Our Troops and contributed to the gingerbread house raffle and sale. Over $300 worth of goods, 4 boxes, was sent to Special Forces Troops in Afghanistan and $125 was donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The Economics students who made this happen devoted their time and other valuable resources in producing their gingerbread houses and villages. The students wrote letters and season’s greetings to our troops and told them about themselves and thanked the troops for their service to our country. These students are amazing people who took off running with this effort to bring smiles to our troops’ faces during this holiday season and donated funds to children in need.

  


 

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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

  


 

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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.

  


 

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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.

  


 

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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.

  


 

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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!

  


 

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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.

  


 

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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.

  


 

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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!

  


 

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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.

  


 

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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.

  


 

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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.

  


 

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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
Website







Kreamer Street Elementary School

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







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.