Celebrating Decades of Learning

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To help commemorate the 90th anniversary of the dedication of the Blue Point Elementary School building and all of the memories it harbors, the Bayport-Blue Point School District hosted a spectacular anniversary celebration on Oct. 25. 

After a stunning display of musicianship courtesy of the Bayport-Blue Point High School Jazz Band and a reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance by a number of Blue Point Elementary School students, Bayport-Blue Point Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy P. Hearney took to the podium to address the hundreds of attendees. 

“As you know, Blue Point Elementary School is now a K-5 building, consisting of roughly 230 students,” said Dr. Hearney. “But, it is much more than that; it is a place our students can go not only to learn and be challenged, but grow individually, socially and emotionally as well.”
Additionally, Blue Point Elementary School Principal and Energy Bus Advocate Tara Falasco was in attendance to thank everyone for their participation. 

“The teachers and I love being a part of this incredible history, in such a special school,” said Ms. Falasco. “Our goal that is in 10, 20, or even 90 years, you still have fond memories of Blue Point Elementary School, and all of us as well.” 

Multiple local and regional politicians were also in attendance to recognize Blue Point Elementary School as an institution of excellence, as they presented Dr. Hearney with proclamations declaring it as such. 

As a means of reflecting on their fond memories of their time spent at the school, Blue Point Historical Society Members Dennis McCarthy and Joe Montheith were on hand to address the crowd. The gentlemen were joined in reminiscing by current fifth grade student Ava Phillips, along with Bayport-Blue Point High School senior and former Blue Point Elementary student Elizabeth Auwaerter.

At the conclusion of the dedication celebration, community members were invited into the school’s gymnasium where numerous pieces of memorabilia pertaining to the school’s history were on display for all to see. Included in the exhibit were class photographs dating back to decades ago, year books from throughout the years, along with preserved diplomas and report cards.