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VIDEO: Robotics

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Musicians Hit High Notes

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The district would like to congratulate nine Division I Babylon Memorial Grade School student-musicians and 17 Division II and III Babylon Junior-Senior High School student-musicians on being selected to play in the recent Suffolk County Music Educators' Association’s All-County Music Festival based on their musical talents and recommendations from their music teachers.

Division I consist of Babylon Memorial Grade School students Ashley Burke (band), Gwen Fawess (chorus), Maya Knyper (chorus), Natalia Lutz (chorus), Peyton Mcmillan (chorus), Alice Schubart (orchestra), Coleman Schubart (orchestra), Megan Snyder (chorus) and Katherine Taylor (orchestra).

Division II consists of Babylon Junior-Senior High School students Timothy Altbacker (band), Allison Fama (chorus), Matthew Minicozzi (orchestra), Nicholas Olejnik (band), Sachi Onishi (orchestra), Thomas Orifici (orchestra), Ethan Schubart (orchestra), Sarah Sherman (chorus), Mia Timson (chorus) and Dominic Trivigno (chorus).

Additionally, Division III consist of Babylon Junior-Senior High School students Sydney Altbacker (orchestra), Aubrey Alvino (chorus), Matthew Batura (orchestra), Olivia Berry (Chorus), Ryan Marrone (chorus), Julia Minicozzi (chorus), and Peter Schubart (orchestra). 

 

AP Review Session Schedule

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Smart Schools Bond Act Update

Phase II of the Smart Schools Bond Act for the purchase of one-to-one devices for Babylon students in grades K-8, is now available for the 30 day public commentary period. You can review the plan by clicking here. If you have any questions/comments/concerns in regards to this plan, please forward them to the technology department at itdepartment@babylonufsd.com

New Language Skills

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Sixth-grade students throughout Babylon Memorial Grade School recently learned how to count numbers in the Spanish language. They also compared and contrasted the various cultural similarities and differences in connection with the Foreign Languages in Elementary Schools program. Throughout the course of the FLES program, the sixth-graders have been introduced to the language and culture of France in the first half of the school year, and will now spend the remainder of the school year learning about the Spanish language.


Celebrating 100 Days of School

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Staff and students at Babylon Elementary School recently celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up to mimic themselves as how they envisioned themselves at 100 years old. Additionally, students within Laura Foerster’s kindergarten class took part in a collaborative STEAM-related activity, which allowed the students to use their imaginations and build structures while working in small groups.


Budget Presentation #3

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Technology Presentation

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Community Gathering

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In an effort to strengthen the district’s school-to-community partnership and keep open lines of communication, Babylon School District recently held its second annual Legislative Advocacy Workshop and Community Summit focused on important educational matters.

After a stunning musical performance from Babylon Junior-Senior High School students Maxwell O’Handley and Kyra Pitagno, Superintendent of Schools Linda Rozzi gave a warm welcoming address.

Throughout her message, she shared an overview of the district’s recent successes, and invited attendees to share any initiative ideas they had that would benefit the community as a whole. Items discussed included the district’s prudent financial plans to fund programs that support students as well as the efforts being made to ensure the health and safety of all Babylon students.

In addition to the district representatives that were on hand, multiple elected leaders were in attendance and spoke about the collective community effort to education. Attendees included Suffolk County Police Department Commissioner Timothy Sini and Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino, each of whom discussed how they are taking the steps necessary to maintain a safe environment for all of Babylon.


The Great Wall of China

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Third-graders throughout Babylon Memorial Grade School recently took part in an important classroom lesson focused on the differences and similarities between Chinese and American culture. After their lessons, the students applied their knowledge to an artistic project and created paper dragons with facts written onto them, which were posted along the walls of the third-grade hallway.  


Leo Club Senior Citizen Dinner

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Business Honor Society Inductions

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Based on their academic interests and scholastic talents, 21 Babylon Junior-Senior High School DECA members were recently inducted into the Babylon chapter of the New York State Business Honor Society.

These accomplished students have contributed time and effort throughout the course of this school year through a variety of community service efforts, including volunteering at local soup kitchens, assisting at the Babylon Memorial Grade School Lip Sync competition and donating to the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition.

“I am incredibly proud of everything that these students have been able to accomplish thus far,” said Claire Reilly, advisor of the school’s Business Honor Society and chairperson of the practical arts department. “With their efforts, not only do they impress the faculty and staff throughout the Babylon School District, but they also set a shining example for the younger students in our community.”



Advocacy Powerpoint

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A Visit from Gordon Korman

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All students at Babylon Memorial Grade School were recently visited by popular children’s book author Gordon Korman for an interactive presentation in which he spoke to the students about the importance of being creative and drawing inspiration from everyday events. Mr. Korman, who wrote his first book “This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall” when he was 12 years old, has written over 80 books to date.



Student Accomplishments

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The recent Babylon School District Board of Education Meeting celebrated student accomplishments throughout all grade levels.

To begin the night’s recognitions, Babylon Junior-Senior High School students who represent Girl Scout Troop 283 were honored for recently earning the Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. According to the Girl Scouts of America’s website, this award is attained by contributing a positive change to your neighborhood or school in an effort to make it a better place.

As part of the district’s ongoing STEAM initiatives, students throughout the district are engaging in hands-on and critical thinking programs regularly. During the meeting, Babylon Memorial Grade School’s Programming Panthers and Babylon Junior-Senior High School VEX Robotics team helped to demonstrate some of the work they have completed in this area and their accomplishments to date.

Following the demonstration, Babylon Memorial Grade School’s Programming Panthers were honored by the Board of Education for their third-place win in a recent competition, earning the “Gracious Professionalism” award for showing kindness toward other competing teams and for advancing to the Championship Tournament held at Longwood High School on March 5.  The two Babylon Junior-Senior High School VEX Robotics teams were celebrated for competing against 48 top teams and taking home ninth and 24th place during their first competition at Berner Middle School VRC Qualifier.  



Mid-Year Goals Presentation

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Kindergarten Registration Paperwork Now Available

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Winter Newsletter Now Available

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Hitting The Right Notes

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Babylon Junior-Senior High School is proud to announce that multiple student-musicians have earned high honors and recognitions in light of their outstanding musical talents.

Student-musicians Emma Schubart (orchestra) and Lindsey Daily (women’s chorus) received the high honor of All-Eastern Honors Musicians. The two seniors represent the top 5 percent of student-musicians from the east coast.
    
Additionally, five students were selected for honors at the county and regional level. Percussionists Matthew Batura, a sophomore, and Matthew Minicozzi, an eighth-grade student, were selected to perform in the SCMEA All-County Percussion Ensemble and the SCMEA All-County Middle School Instrumental Jazz Band, respectively. Senior Scott Sgueglia, junior Sophia Sherman, sophomore Peter Schubart and eighth-grader Ethan Schubart showcased their talents during the Long Island String Association Festival this January. These students each earned the top musical honors based on their scores at the NYSSMA solo and ensemble festival last spring and teacher recommendation.
    
“I am incredibly proud of these student-musicians and all they have been able to accomplish throughout their musical careers,” said Babylon School District Superintendent of Schools Linda J. Rozzi. “It is my firm belief that these students will continue to make the Babylon School District proud as they progress and work to further develop their talents.”


SCOPE Child Care Program for the 2017-2018 School Year

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Full STEAM Ahead Presentation

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Approved 2017/2018 School District Calendar

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Welcome Bench

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A new handcrafted bench at Babylon Memorial Grade School is offering students a unique place to sit, read and relax thanks to a joint effort by the school’s sixth-grade art club and a community member.

The “Welcome Bench” was unveiled during a commemorative ceremony in early February and students were eager to begin using it. Currently in its permanent position in the school lobby, the bench will provide students with a relaxing place to sit and take part in leisurely activities, such as reading which ties into the school’s wildly successful Pick a Reading Partner program.
    
The beautiful bench was designed by Eddie Altman, whose grandchildren currently attend Babylon schools. Art teacher Pat Stork, with assistance from her sixth-grade art club members, decorated the bench to reflect the school’s creative environment.

‘Souper Bowl of Caring’

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Babylon School District recently came together to host a Souper Bowl of Caring – Charity Cook-Off and Cake-Off Fundraiser event.

The program was a community-based gathering that brought more than 40 community members and local businesses to demonstrate their culinary abilities in an effort to support both local and nationally recognized charities and organizations. Throughout the event, district faculty, staff, students and family members created a number of delectable dishes ranging from colorfully decorated cupcakes all the way to savory dishes of pasta. Additionally, multiple raffles took place, offering students a chance to prizes that included a pizza party with the principals, and a free tuxedo and prom dress.

“It’s events like these that help to instill a strong sense of community which we take pride in having here at Babylon,” said Superintendent of Schools Linda Rozzi. “Due to the students’ outstanding efforts during the ‘Souper Bowl of Caring,’ charities such as Boots on the Ground and Habitat for Humanity will be supplied with generous donations.”

Prior to the big event, staff and students promoted the day by decorating school windows with a Super Bowl and Panther Pay It Forward theme, and wore their favorite sports-themed jerseys.

The district raised a total of $3,300 that will be used in the Pay It Forward initiative to support Boots on the Ground and Suffolk County Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, all of the leftover soup and chili was donated to a community soup kitchen, and six boxes of canned goods were collected for the Rock Can Roll organization.



Grade School LISFA Students Shine

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As a result of their exceptional musical talents, five Babylon Memorial Grade School student-musicians have been selected to participate in the Long Island String All-County Music Festival, signifying that each student is amongst the most outstanding in all of Suffolk County.

These students were selected for the prestigious performance group based upon their past performances at NYSSMA festivals and teacher recommendations.  

“I am extremely proud of this select group of student-musicians and commend them for their dedication and talents,” said Superintendent of Schools Linda Rozzi. “This coveted selection is not only a testament to their talents, but to the support they receive from their families and all of those involved in our music department.”

The district congratulations Talia Baker, Gwenyth Fawess, Alice Schubart, Coleman Schubart and Sara Womack for receiving this honor.

Lesson From Man’s Best Friend

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Babylon Elementary School students were recently treated to a special assembly in which Suffolk County Police Department Commissioner and Babylon parent, Timothy Sini, and members from the SCPD K-9 Unit visited the school to teach students about the importance of working dogs on the police force.

Mr. Sini spoke to the students about how to properly handle an emergency situation, and who to reach out to in case of said emergency. Officers Ken Michaels and Charles Tramontana of the SCPD K-9 unit were also on hand to tell the students what role the dogs serve on the force and provide background information on the canines, including how they are raised to obey commands in the German language.

The presentation concluded with the officers and visiting police dog, Dallas 5, demonstrating some of the commands and a question and answer session.

World Languages Club Celebrates Holiday Success

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Members of Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s World Languages Club recently held a holiday-themed party in recognition of their collection of more than 30 toys for the Toys for Tots drive. The students celebrated their accomplishment with an after-school pizza party, during which music sung in Spanish, French and English played in the background.




Bond Information

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For bond updates and information, please visit our bond information tab or click the link: http://www.babylon.k12.ny.us/our_district/capital_projects

Technology Committee Presentation: Classrooms for the Future

You can view the Technology Committee Presentation from the Board of Education Work Study Meeting on December 19, 2016 by visiting the technology department website or by clicking here (PDF | PowerPoint).
Saturday, March 25, 2017