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District Welcomes New Board Trustee

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The Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting on July 10. Newly elected trustee Paul Miller was sworn in for a three-year term, while Dan Caroleo and Matthew Lucchetti were unanimously elected by the board to serve as president and vice president, respectively.

NBHS Marching Band Camp at Belmont Elementary

August 13-15, 2018

NBHS Marching Band Camp at Belmont Elementary

8am – 12pm

Congratulations Class of 2018

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VIDEO: DeLuca’s 50th Celebration

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District Hosts Press Conference

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On June 19, North Babylon High School hosted New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathleen C. Hochul for a press conference as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed “red flag” gun bill. With Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and several other dignitaries in attendance, Hochul explained that the bill that would allow school officials, teachers, family members and police officers to petition judges if they suspect someone is dangerous and may have access to a gun. North Babylon High School Principal Jonathan Klomp also addressed the crowd of district officials and students, stressing the importance of supporting the bill. North Babylon is one of a select few school districts to host the governor’s rally.

Celebrating Success

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Students and staff members of the district were celebrated for their excellence in a variety of areas at the board of education’s June meeting. Superintendent of Schools Glen Eschbach and Board President Bob Scheid presented certificates to students recognized for their achievements in select fairs and competitions, retirees, tenure recipients and staff members celebrating their 25th year of service in the district.

Be Victorious Award

William E. DeLuca Jr, Elementary School is proud to announce this year’s recipient of the ‘Be Victorious Award.’  This award goes to a student who has displayed impeccable character as well as integrity.  They are a student who has shown they can overcome obstacles.  This award was created in memory of Mrs. Vega who passed away in 2015 and was a very important social worker in our school. 

This year's recipient is Lucas Milek from Mrs. Stone's class. Lucas comes to school with a smile on his face and determination in his heart. Everyday Lucas overcomes physical difficulties that impact his ability to navigate the school. These obstacles would certainly frustrate most students, but not Lucas. He is always ready to work hard and learn new things. Lucas is an example of tireless perseverance. He is brave, empathetic, strong, and kind. Lucas doesn't follow the crowd, but walks to the beat of his own drum.

We are so very proud of Lucas and all he has accomplished. Lucas' name has been engraved on the 'Be Victorious' plaque which is hung in the lobby of the school. He also received a very special award during the 5th grade moving-up ceremony. We were fortunate enough to have Mrs. Vega's family in attendance during this occasion.

 

Teacher of Excellence

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Congratulations to fourth-grade teacher Gina Marie Petraglia who has been honored as a 2018 Teacher of Excellence by State Sen. Phil Boyle.
In addition to demonstrating a consistent commitment to student success, Petraglia, who has been an educator for 25 years, serves as a mentor to new teachers and is a member of the Superintendent’s Advisory Council. She has taught graduate-level introductory education courses to preservice interns as part of the district’s partnership with Dowling College as a Professional Development School, presented research projects at the annual conferences of the National Association of Professional Development Schools and the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, and published several chapters, papers and articles about education reform and improvement in journals. She was also one of the presenters representing the district at the 2018 annual meeting of AERA: The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education in New York City. The presentation was entitled, Pupil Perceptions and Feedback: Classroom Action Research Studies in a Professional Development School Setting.

Scope PreK Program Registration

 

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Blast From the Past for DeLuca’s 50th Anniversary

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Students at DeLuca went back to 1967 by participating in activities that were prominent at that time in honor of the school’s 50th anniversary.

In commemoration of the momentous occasion, students observed five decades of class photos and enjoyed activities including a spirograph station, hopscotch, research-related activities, Battleship and Mr. Potato Head. In addition, a ceremony featuring performances by fourth-grade chorus students was held to dedicate a time capsule — containing a school T-shirt, tablet, iPod, letters, a fidget spinner and yearbook — to students 25 years from today.

Mentorship Magnificence

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As part of the district’s ongoing collaboration with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island organization, students at Parliament Place and NBHS met for their final one-to-one mentoring session on May 31.

The program, in its second year, is designed to pair mentors and mentees and give them the opportunity to participate in activities that promote themes such as respect, future goals, self-esteem and responsibility. Under the direction of Parliament Place’s program moderator Tracy Jacquemain and BBBSLI case worker Alana Famiglietti, students met every Thursday afternoon of the school year to develop their relationships and support systems.

Top Two

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NBHS is proud to announce that the valedictorian and salutatorian of its Class of 2018 are Matthew Pecoraro and Carolyn Cosentino, respectively.

They have both achieved remarkable accomplishments throughout their high school careers while earning weighted grade point averages of 101.8722 and 100.6872, respectively. The district congratulates both Pecoraro and Cosentino on their tremendous success and wishes them luck in college and beyond.

Mia Bacchi’s Art Extravagance

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RMMS student Mia Bacchi visited her alma mater Belmont Avenue to discuss her remarkable artistic accomplishments and the district’s art gallery that she is featured in as a result of earning the 2017 Director’s Award.

Bacchi, an eighth-grade standout artist, has won multiple awards for her work from the Long Island Fair at Bethpage and The Festival of the Arts, including Best in Show for 2017, and most recently was honored with the privilege of designing this year’s yearbook. She has completed murals for the Town of Oyster Bay Cedar Beach marina, J.E. Allen Jr./Sr. High School, and her middle school, and currently works on set design for the middle- and high-school Youth Center Drama Clubs.

During her visit, Bacchi shared her experiences, offered tips and encouraged students to continue working diligently toward their dreams. She works mostly in digital programs, clay and alcohol markers, but her preference is a #2 pencil. This summer, she will be teaching “How to Draw Mythological Creatures” at the Youth Center, and in the future plans to pursue a career in concept art.

DeLuca Honors Beloved Colleague & Friend

On Friday May 4th the North Babylon school community gathered together to remember and honor a very special teacher. Jennifer Ferer was a teacher in the North Babylon School district for more than 20 years. In remembrance of her passing and in honor of her life, Mrs. Ferer's family donated a statue of Snoopy that was placed in the courtyard of William E. DeLuca, Jr. Elementary school. Mrs. Ferer was a passionate educator and student mentor. Throughout her career she worked tirelessly to instill a sense of pride and self-confidence in all her students. The statue serves as a constant reminder of all the good Mrs. Ferer did, and stands as a symbol of the positive attitude Mrs. Ferer put forth each and every day. Staff and community members from across the district came together with members of Mrs. Ferer’s family in the DeLuca courtyard to celebrate her life and passion for helping students. A special group of 5th grade volunteers provided all in attendance with a heartfelt rendition of Tim McGraw's 'Humble and Kind', one of Mrs. Ferer’s favorite songs. Thank you to all those in attendance and a special thank you to those members of the DeLuca family who helped to make the dedication for our special friend possible.

 

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