Kindergarten Registration Paperwork Now Available

Click Here for Details: http://www.babylon.k12.ny.us/our_district/student_registration

Winter Newsletter Now Available

Attachments:

Hitting The Right Notes

dagdsgdsafsdf.jpg
2(7).jpg
3(3).jpg
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

Attachments:

Full STEAM Ahead Presentation

Attachments:

Approved 2017/2018 School District Calendar

Attachments:

Welcome Bench

afsdfsd.jpg
8ACA2337-58F4-441F-A9F3-EB03879E26FD.jpg
DSC_0523.jpg
DSC_0524.jpg
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’

fsfdsfdsf.jpg

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.



Water Quality Testing Feb. 8 Update

Dear Babylon Community,                                      

As previously communicated, this January the district commissioned a voluntary and thorough analysis of the water provided through the filtered bottle filling stations recently installed districtwide. The testing program was conducted by the environmental testing agency Enviroscience and reported findings were shared with the Suffolk County Health Department.

As part of this testing, the water provided through the bottle filling devices was screened against over 100 different parameters and the analysis noted that small traces of Freon 22, an unregulated compound by the EPA, were found in several samples.  With the health and safety of our students and staff in mind, the district immediately took all units offline and added free-standing fresh water dispensers for students and staff to access while additional studies were conducted. 

To date, our test efforts revealed that all water coming into the building and all water flowing into the hydration stations are free of Freon 22. In an effort to further determine the origin of the Freon 22, additional testing was completed on Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017.  The district is currently awaiting results of this round of testing and will take corrective action once further information is available. 

Please recognize that student and staff safety and well-being is of paramount importance to us.  We appreciate your patience in what could be a lengthy process, and we will continue to provide updates.    

Sincerely,

Linda Rozzi

Superintendent of Schools

Grade School LISFA Students Shine

Shine1
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

Lesson From Man’s Best Friend

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.

DECA Competition

DECA Competition

Students taking part within Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s Distributive Education Clubs of America recently competed against more than 2,000 fellow high school-level students at the Suffolk County DECA Regional Competition held at Suffolk County Community College in Selden.

“Our students performed extremely well in a number of categories including Public Speaking, Visual Advertising, Sports Marketing, Restaurant Management, Job Interview and Finance,” said Claire Reilly, director of the Babylon Junior-Senior High School Practical Arts Department. “We had several first- and second-place winners as well, and I am extremely proud of all of the participating students.”

Approximately 36 Babylon Junior-Senior High School students will be moving on to compete at the New York State DECA Career Competition in March.

Additionally, the DECA students recently attended Babylon Episcopal Church for their Nourish Babylon initiative in an effort to help set up, clean and serve the patrons. Students were happy to help out alongside fellow DECA member Gillian Morrow who is a regular Monday Night volunteer at the soup kitchen.

According to their website, since their inception in 1947, DECA has prepared emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world.

BOE Recognizes Student Musicians

Student Musicians
The Jan. 9 Babylon School District Board of Education meeting recognized the members of Babylon Memorial Grade School’s Swing Chorus for their recent performance during the biannual Veterans Reunite event. The students, led by Babylon Memorial Grade School music teacher Colleen Angerami, sang patriotic songs honoring our Vietnam Veterans during their Dec. 10 performance at the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage.

World Languages Club Celebrates Holiday Success

main114124.jpg

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.




Parent University Presentation - January 9, 2017

Attachments:

Buzzing to Success

Buzzing to Success
Buzzing to Success 2
Buzzing to Success 3
Babylon Junior-Senior High School recently hosted a school spelling bee, challenging the top spellers from each seventh- and eighth-grade classroom to out spell their fellow classmates in a fun and friendly competition. After several exciting rounds, eighth-grader Owen Gaskill was named the contest runner-up and eighth-grader Megan Flaugher secured the championship title by correctly spelling “hors de combat.” Megan will now advance to the regional spelling bee held at Hofstra University this February.

Hour of Code

Logo

Bond Information

Main Photo
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).
Sunday, February 26, 2017