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Woods Promotes Kindness

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As part of it’s ongoing character education and celebration of Valentine’s Day, Woods Rood hosted Random Acts of Kindness Week Feb. 5-9. Each day, students were encouraged to perform random acts of kindness: within the classroom on Monday, at home on Tuesday, at school on Wednesday, and in the community on Thursday. On Friday, students wore purple and created a Kindness Chain in commemoration of P.S. I Love You Day. In addition, first-graders sent Valentine’s Day cards to troops through Mangano Funeral Homes.

Colors of Long Island

Ten student-artists from the district have been selected to have their works on display at the Colors of Long Island art exhibit at the Long Island Museum of Art in Stony Brook. The students are excited to have their pieces on display at the museum, which is a Smithsonian affiliate. This exhibit, which runs Feb. 23 through April 8, 2018, will feature the works of students in grades K-12 from across Long Island.


Teacher Student Name/Grade

Belmont Carolyn Whitney Sophia Lopez, grade 5
Jayla Vigo, grade 5

DeLuca Rose Whalen Molly Oak, grade 3
Blake Rowland, grade 3


Parliament Place Renee Blank Ashley Garcia, grade 5

Mairead Matthews, grade 5
M. G. Vedder Lisa Gregorek Dominic Rissolo, grade 5
Alessia Volpe, grade 5

Woods Rd. Rose Whalen Cassidy Bonadonna, grade 5
Angela Shi, grade 5

Robert Moses MS June Maggi Hailey Lepik, grade 8
Lana Quach, grade 8

North Babylon HS Karen Kennely Alexis Krzenski, grade 9
Tobi Shinnick Ashley Kelly, grade 9

Top 5 Team

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Congratulations to North Babylon High School seniors in Mrs. Simulcik's Economics class. After participating in the Long Island Stock Market Game Financial Enrichment Program, the team received a special award and prize for placing in the top five on Long Island. Congratulations students!

Educational Celebration of Diversity

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The district hosted its annual English as a New Language Family Night for K-12 ENL and dual-language students and their loved ones. The event, themed “One Community, Many Cultures,” celebrated students’ rich diversity. More than 65 families attended and enjoyed the evening which was comprised of a variety of fun and educational activities.

Prior to the event, students created projects describing their cultural backgrounds, which were then sorted by country and displayed. Students and parents traveled to various stations to earn stickers for their “passports.” They also worked on multicultural crafts, such as worry dolls, rain sticks, maracas and drums, played math and literacy games, interacted with technology, and took photos for a North Babylon interactive world map. Families also enjoyed a bilingual performance by K-2 dual language students and teachers.




DeLuca's 2018 Annual Spelling Bee

The William E. DeLuca, Jr. Elementary School held their annual school spelling bee on Thursday, January 12th.  There were 21 contestants representing 7 classes. Fifth-grade student Jack Rowland was victorious. Congratulations to Jack on all his hard work. He will proudly represent William DeLuca at the Hofstra Regional Spelling Bee on February 4th. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this exciting annual event! 

WED Lego Club

Third, fourth, and fifth graders at William E. DeLuca Elementary explored robotics during the Lego club, ran by Ms. Angela Cusumano, building substitute. They worked in pairs to first construct a robot out of specialized Legos and then created a program to make it navigate a maze. Some students enjoyed the classic Lego construction aspect of the club. Third grader, Jack Miller liked this part because he says, “I always like to build with Legos.” The construction resonated with Isabella Barone, from fifth grade, because she says, “I like to build stuff and put things together.”

Other students found a new passion for programming. Maxwell Green, a fifth grader commented, “I liked programming the robot to move because it came to life.” Charlotte Odell, from the fourth grade, adds, “I liked it because you got to name your robot and train it to work.” Our younger members were drawn to this aspect of the club as well. Third grader Adrian Braswell stated, “I had fun programming.”

Throughout the process the students learned how to work as a team and how to persevere. “It was like one big, awesome trial and error,” said Ada Balkas, from fourth grade, about her experience programming. She was not the only student who became fond of this new skill. “I liked programming the robot to move because it was challenging and fun to do,” Michael Hauff, a fifth grader, expressed. To sum up the club, third grader, Blake Rowland says, “Lego club was fun, cool, and exciting!”

Parliament Students Tell a Story

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Students in Anna Montuori’s class at Parliament Place told personal stories about their respective cultures as part of “Tell me a story,” a program based on the trade book, “Knots on a Counting Rope.”

With their family members in attendance, some students recited their stories about emigrating while others read about their research on various topics including their cultures, names, foods and more. The activity was the culmination to the class’ thematic unit on cultural perspectives.

Academic Team Amazes

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Under the leadership of adviser Erin Casserly, the NBHS Academic Team qualified a group of its students for the History Bowl Nationals following its impressive performance at the History Bowl and Bee at White Plains High School.

In addition, Matt Pecoraro was one of just five students in the country to achieve a perfect score of 100 in the United States History Bee, and qualified for the History Bee Nationals. Emily Guerra, who tied for second place with a 95, also qualified for nationals. Noah Rothstein placed second with a score of 91 to qualify for the Geography Bee Nationals.

A Beautiful Performance

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Under the leadership of Tiina Buehler and as part of a two-month residency with Plaza Theatrical Productions, students at RMMS performed “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” The show starred Isabella LeBlanc as Belle, and was the product of approximately 50 students comprising the cast and crew. The performance was a platform for students to showcase their talents in the performing arts.

Winter 2018 Newsletter

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Now Available Online and Appearing In-Homes Soon

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District’s Top Musicians Set for All-County Festivals

The district congratulates 50 students across its schools who have been selected to perform at the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association’s All-County Festival in March. This invitational, highly competitive festival includes the best student musicians in grades 5-10 throughout Western Suffolk County. The North Babylon students will rehearse with students from other school district prior to the concerts.

 

First name

Last name

School

Madison

Davis

Belmont

Christopher

Galante

DeLuca

Joseph

Licata

DeLuca

Diana

Lopez Rivas

DeLuca

Yana

Parikh

DeLuca

Jessica

Roth

DeLuca

Dymond

Saunders

DeLuca

Crystal

Wu

DeLuca

Sophia

Bonventre

High School

Thomas

Bruggemann

High School

Esther

Duclair

High School

Olivia

Graham

High School

Nikolas

Murillo

High School

Carlos

Sabogal

High School

Heather

Thomson

High School

Julia

Williams

High School

Mia

Berghauser

MGV

Gianna

Cardone

MGV

Tanya

Chavez

MGV

J-Lene

Fernandez

MGV

Emily

Bobrowski

Parliament

Josiah

Edouard

Parliament

Alison

Fadoul

Parliament

Alissa

Olivera-Wilson

Parliament

Ariana

Washington

Parliament

Ashley

Brown

Robert Moses

Naomi

Cintron

Robert Moses

Lily

Dankenbrink

Robert Moses

Benjamin

Davis

Robert Moses

Victoria

DiBiase

Robert Moses

Ethan

Duclair

Robert Moses

Mary

Ghajar

Robert Moses

Isabella

LeBlanc

Robert Moses

Spencer

Mace

Robert Moses

Talia

Maio

Robert Moses

Summer

Marshall

Robert Moses

Colin

McDonald

Robert Moses

Emily

Meyer

Robert Moses

Carly

Moss

Robert Moses

Catalina

Pfeffer

Robert Moses

Gabrielle

Pierre

Robert Moses

Kennedy

Royal

Robert Moses

Kaitlyn

Schneider

Robert Moses

Scott

Tschetschot

Robert Moses

Emily

Vasquez

Robert Moses

Cassidy

Bonadonna

Woods Road

Susanna

Giraldo

Woods Road

Madeline

Machuca

Woods Road

Patrick

Mundhenk

Woods Road

Gabriel

Rivera

Woods Road

RMMS Holiday Performances

RMMS Drumline performing "Can't Stop My Leg" at the Winter Concert on December 12. Their teacher is Teresa Pino.

 

 

Belmont Holiday Sing Along on December 18th

Snowmen for the Solstice

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Fourth-grade students in Gina Petraglia’s class at Belmont celebrated the winter solstice by painting snowmen. Students listened to instructions about how to achieve particular color schemes, create designs and use brushstrokes, and then showcased their artistic creativity.

A Cupboard for the Community

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The district hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of the Bulldog’s Cupboard, a food pantry designed to help community members in need. The pantry, based in room 301 at the high school near the North Gym, is open to any local person or family every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. It is run and operated by high school students and staff members, and any person is welcome to donate to the pantry.

‘O-zo’ Amazing STEAM Lessons

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As part of its commitment to providing students across all grade levels with a sound education through STEAM-related lessons, elementary schools hosted after-school workshops featuring Ozobots.

Working in pairs, the students placed these miniature robots, which are equipped with light sensors, on an Ozobot sheet with pre-coded lines. The students were then instructed to replicate the code within their own course designs using multicolored Ozobot pens with sensors. The workshops and activities with the Ozobots were designed to prepare the elementary school students for higher-level programming.

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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