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Building Upon Our Success - Bond Passes

District administration and the Board of Education would like to thank the entire community for supporting the bond on Dec. 5 by a vote of 872-499. From here, we need to submit our plans to the State Education Department for review and approval. We are excited for the opportunities these new renovations will bring for our students. This bond supports all learners in all areas and will positively impact all students districtwide. Full scope of work is available for review in the bond tab, at right. Thank you again for being part of this important step towards the future for North Babylon Schools.

Splendid STEAMing

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As part of its ongoing commitment to providing sound STEAM education across all of its schools, the district hosted Family STEAM Night at RMMS.

Students from all grade levels and their families attended the event, which was designed to provide them with the opportunity to work together on various science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics-related activities. The program was a fun and educational way for students to complement their classroom STEAM lessons.

A UN-ique Experience

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As part of its commemoration of United Nations Day, the high school's Model UN Club recently toured the facilities of the peace-keeping international body. The UN, which protects human rights, delivers humanitarian aid, promotes sustainable development and upholds international law, this year celebrated its 72nd anniversary. The students were led by adviser Diana Simulcik.

District Hosts Bond Fair

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The district hosted an informative bond fair prior to the bond referendum vote set for Dec. 5.

The event featured members of the central administration, board of education and all school principals speaking to community members about the various components of the bond. Attendees asked questions, observed visuals and brochures, and learned more about how facilities districtwide will be improved.

The North Babylon community is encouraged to visit the district’s website, northbabylonschools.net, for all bond-related information.

Signing for Sport Success

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High school student-athlete David Miele signed a national letter of intent to play lacrosse at Stony Brook University next fall. The district extends its congratulations to Miele and wishes him continued success at the collegiate level.

RMMS Marching Band Honors Veterans

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In observance of Veterans Day and as a testament to their respect and appreciation for the nation’s heroes, the marching band at RMMS performed at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Under the direction of Teresa Pino, Tiina Buehler and Theresa Marchionna, the students played remarkable renditions of patriotic songs. The performances were a symphonious way for the students to honor those who have sacrificed so much.

MGV Honors Local Veterans

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As part of an annual MGV Veterans Day tradition, veterans in the North Babylon community were honored for their selfless service to the country at a flag-raising ceremony. Following remarkable renditions of TAPS and the national anthem by NBHS seniors Joseph Kolk and Christina Cotignola, respectively, the elementary school students serenaded the veterans by singing “God Bless America.” The ceremony was a patriotic way for the school community to honor local heroes for all they have sacrificed.

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RMMS Celebrates Literacy

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In October, RMMS hosted a summer reading celebration for more than 150 of its sixth-graders. The event, which showcased students’ work and tasked them with completing book-related activities, featured a theme of kindness and compassion. Students worked in groups and were invited to enjoy ice cream as a way of celebrating their continued development of literacy skills.

A Pollock Tutorial

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Students in Karen Kennely’s Studio in Art class at the high school supplemented their lessons in abstract expressionism by visiting the East Hampton home and studio of American painter Jackson Pollock.

During the trip, the students observed and analyzed Pollock’s furniture, rooms and the types of art he collected. They watched a video of Jackson painting, dripping and splattering a large canvas with cans of house paint. They also studied his original paint splashes in a former barn that served as his studio. In addition, they painted in a similar style outside on the lawn prior to enjoying a picnic on his property.

The visit to Pollock’s home provided students with a unique opportunity to study how one of the major figures in the abstract expressionist movement lived.

International Tutorial

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As part of an international in-school workshop, the high school’s Model UN club received a special visit from Columbia University Model UN students.

Under the leadership of adviser Diana Simulcik, the high schoolers engaged in intensive training that included lessons on problem-solving, parliamentary procedure, mock simulations and debate tactics.

Pink at Parliament

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As part of its recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Parliament Place designated Oct. 18 as Pink and Denim Day.

Students and staff were encouraged to show their support for the cause by wearing jeans with prominent displays of pink, the color synonymous with breast cancer awareness. The school raised more than $500 as a result of its fundraising efforts in support of the cause.

Homecoming 2017

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 Hundreds of district students, faculty, families and community residents painted the town blue and white as they gathered for homecoming at the high school for an afternoon full of football, fun, food and festivities on Oct. 14.

The day was filled with various activities for the school and surrounding community to take part in together. A school-spirited parade, led by the district’s board of education and central administration, kicked off the afternoon in preparation for the Bulldogs’ game against the Centereach Cougars.

The school’s cheerleaders, marching band and representatives from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes, as well as from all other schools in the district, proudly displayed their school spirit for all who lined the sidewalks to support their team. The marching band and cheerleaders performed to perfection during pregame rituals, in between plays and during halftime. The halftime festivities also included each class’ walk around the field with their banners, led by homecoming king and queen Anthony Palumbo and Aaliyah Hunter, respectively. The Bulldogs then completed their brilliant performance en route to a 28-20 victory. The audience who had filled the bleachers to capacity cheered the Bulldogs’ every excellent play execution, stood behind their team and applauded the efforts of their opponent.

The school and community members were thrilled to come together once again to celebrate the wonderful display of the school’s athletics and arts programs during homecoming.

Bonded to Homecoming

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Superintendent of Schools Glen Eschbach and Board of Education Vice President Matthew Lucchetti were at Homecoming, sharing information and answering questions about the bond for the community. Material with additional information is available on the district website under the bond logo.

Bond 2017

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Improving Our Schools. Building Upon Our Success. Click here to visit the Bond Information page.

At its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, the Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt a resolution to move forward with a facilities improvement project for community consideration in the form of a $69,249,500 bond.

The bond would include construction and improvements to all district buildings, including:

Improvements to heating, ventilation, electrical, lighting, plumbing and air conditioning.

Replacement of doors, windows, floors, bleachers and lockers.

Turf field construction including new playing fields, tennis courts, scoreboard and a press box.

Improvements to pavement, sidewalks, parking and bus loops.

Addition of a state-of-the-art science labs and cosmetology classroom at the high school.

New auditoriums.

Tech lab enhancements and library media centers districtwide.


Voting will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Belmont Elementary, Marion G. Vedder, Parliament Place and Woods Road schools, based upon your election district. More information will be available via the district website: www.northbabylonschools.net. All community residents are encouraged to vote.

 

WED Organic Garden

With the help of the Homegrown Organic Food Inc., and thanks to our wonderful PTA, the students at William E. DeLuca Jr. Elementary School have had the opportunity to design, build, and develop a Four Season Organic Garden. This program includes but is not limited to outdoor planting beds, a greenhouse, outside classroom, and composting facility. The students have been learning how to grow organic food and develop a healthy lifestyle. The Garden has produced food for not only our Foundations For Learning classes and the Summer School Program, but for our local Food Pantry as well!

The Organic Garden Project is part of our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program, as it reinstates the "Cultivating Kindness" theme from the Rees Specht presentation we had. Mr. Specht had taught us that with planting a seed of kindness, a little "rees specht" will help it grow and spread on to others.

Our Garden is also a part of our STEAM initiative; we are learning how to create and manage a self-sustaining ecosystem. Last year the students learned how to make organic soil from compost, and how to harvest seeds from existing crops. This year, they learned how to harness the power of the sun using the Hoop House to create an energy-free Greenhouse! The Hoop House will allow us to grow fruits and vegetables year-round.

This would not have been possible without the funding and continued support from our wonderful PTA, who provide for us our Cultural Arts funding, and even donated the funds to purchase the Greenhouse! We thank you!

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