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New School Year Kicks Off in South Country

Back to School

Students across the South Country Central School District quickly became acquainted with their new teachers, routines and programs as they kicked off the 2021-22 school year on Sept. 1st.

Elementary students began the school year as they stepped off their buses to be greeted by smiling teachers. They entered their colorful classrooms and started their day by getting to know their new teachers and classmates. Secondary students also met their teachers and made a smooth transition back as they adjusted to their new classrooms and schedules.

“We are looking forward to a year filled with outstanding academic and extracurricular opportunities for our students,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani.

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Sophomore Named Ex-Officio Board of Education Member

Ex Officio

The South Country Central School District Board of Education has appointed Bellport High School sophomore Brynn Johnsen as its student ex officio board member for the 2021-2022 school year. She replaces Jack Frankie, who graduated in June.

Johnsen, who will officially take her chair alongside the board on Sept. 15, is looking forward to the advisory position. “I like being able to give back to my school, and to get involved and encourage others in everything,” she said.

As a non-voting board member, Johnsen will provide the board with reports regarding the student body at each board meeting. She will also lend important insight and feedback to the board for designing special events that bring students together.

“I think it is especially important to bring students together through events during COVID,” she said.

Johnsen earned the ex officio position after running a successful campaign at her school. As a freshman, she was elected secretary of student council, a role she thoroughly loved.

“Ever since the fourth grade, I have been a representative in student council,” she said. “It is something I really enjoy.”

Apart from student council, Johnsen can be found running cross-country, playing basketball and lacrosse, and performing on French horn in the school band. As well as being an avid snowboarder and surfer, she has been sailing since the age of 6 and teaches sailing to children at the Bellport Bay Yacht Club.

Other extracurriculars include membership in the school’s Athletes Helping Others club and the science and math honor societies, with her sights set on National Honor Society membership this fall. This September, she will also participate in a training program at her school in which she will shadow the school’s athletic trainer, Gina Siracusano.

“She is a great mentor and I am looking forward to learning from her,” Johnsen said of Siracusano. “Athletic training has always been interesting to me.”

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Bellport HS Senior Named Scholar-Artist

Vivienne LoveFor as long as she can remember, Bellport High School senior Vivienne Love has had a passion for photography. Her devotion to the art has since earned her a Scholar-Artist award in the area of media arts from the Long Island Arts Alliance. She is one of 20 students from across Long Island selected for the honor.

“I am so excited to be recognized for my photography,” said Love. “I think this is great and will help me with college.”

To earn the accolade, Love was required to submit an essay discussing how the arts have influenced her life, as well as a portfolio of her photography. Her submitted photographs, taken with her Canon Rebel T6, focus on the theme of youth and depict her everyday life with friends and family. The shoot was part of an Advanced Placement art class assignment.

Along with her passion for photography, Love is a member of her school’s National, Math and Science honor societies. She is also the historian of her school’s art club and designs the lighting for all of her school’s dramatic productions.

She plans to study film, radio and television in college, with a minor in environmental science. She has her sights set on an early decision from Syracuse University.

According to Love, the secret to her success is to simply jump in. “There is no easy way to start,” she said. “Just go and do it.”

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School Contact Info

Pre-K 

Pre-Kindergarten Program
(At Brookhaven Elementary School)

101 Fireplace Neck Road
Brookhaven, NY
631-730-1700
Website


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
Website


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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Pre-K 

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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