A Visit to the Firehouse


Blue Point Elementary School students were recently invited to pay a visit to the Blue Point Fire Department for a day highlighting the life of a firefighter and the importance of fire safety.

To begin their visit, students attended a safety lesson inside the firehouse. In addition to viewing an informational video, they were told of the proper ways to extinguish a fire and reminded about the importance of making sure that smoke detectors batteries are changed every six months.

Students were then led outside to attend a hands-on interaction with various tools that firefighters use on a daily basis. They climbed inside ladder trucks, learned about firefighter tools and even had the chance to practice using a real fire hose with the assistance from firefighters.

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Native American Day


As an extension of their classroom lessons, fourth-grade students at Academy Street Elementary School were recently taken on an educational adventure into the rich historical backgrounds of Native American culture.

The presentations were brought to the school courtesy of the Long Island-based “Journeys into American Indian Territory.” Classes were divided amongst different parts of the school and students participated in a number of activities pertaining to different traditional Native American customs.
In the school’s gymnasium, students were introduced to authentic cultural elements of Native American tribes, such as hunting and gathering materials and traditional Iroquois drums. Additionally, presenter Richie Cornacchio spoke about how the tribes’ daily lives and gave students the opportunity to interact with genuine Iroquois and Algonquian artifacts.

Throughout the daylong workshop, students were also able to partake in traditional Iroquois and Algonquian games and create clay pots.

Helping Feed the Hungry

Looking to help make a difference in the world, Bayport-Blue Point National Honor Society recently sponsored a local food drive, which was called “The Food Drive to Stomp Out Bullying.” This event was held in collaboration with The Band Perry, Long Island Cares and My Country 96.1 FM in an effort in putting an end to hunger throughout Long Island.

As a result of the school community’s generosity, BBP collected a total of 539 pounds of nonperishable foods. The donated items were delivered to Long Island Cares, Long Island’s regional food bank. In addition to benefiting those in need, the food drive also helped to raise awareness about bullying in schools, as the school who donated the most food will win a special musical performance from The Band Perry and an important anti-bullying presentation by Kym Laub of HUGS, a human understanding and growth services company based out of Westhampton Beach.

Nationally Commended Students

The district is proud to announce that seniors Patricia Shiebler and Phil Tubiolo have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their outstanding academic achievements.

Both Patricia and Phil have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, and are amongst 34,000 other students nationwide who are being recognized for their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Scholarship Qualifying Test. These students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition.

All-National Music Honors

The district would like to congratulate Olivia Ingrassia for being accepted into the NAfME All-National Symphony Orchestra.

Olivia is one of four students in New York State, and one of 60 in the country, to be awarded this honor. She will be traveling to Grapevine, Texas this November to prepare and perform in the NAfME All-National Symphony Orchestra with high-achieving music students from across the nation. 

Olivia was a violinist in the 2015 All-State Symphony Orchestra and received a NYSSMA score of 100 on her Level VI All-State violin solo the past two years. This year, in addition to the All-National honor, Olivia was also selected as an All-County student-musician.


Homecoming 2016


It was a day full of smiles and celebration as the school community came together to celebrate Homecoming 2016 on Sept. 24.

The festivities began the day prior with the high school pep rally and continued the next morning with the traditional Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

During the ceremony, Timothy Mullins, director of physical education, health and interscholastic sports, congratulated the latest cohort of inductees. This year, the district honored Guy Italiano, Mark Miller, Chris Niblock and Alysha Rodriquez, adding their commemorative plaques to the official wall.

The varsity football game was preceded by the homecoming parade, which began at Blue Point Elementary School. Participants garnered support for the hometown Phantoms as they traveled through the community before arriving at Bayport-Blue Point High School.

Due to construction taking place at the high school stadium, the game was hosted at James Wilson Young Middle School, where the Phantoms dominated the field and captured a 31-6 victory over Southampton.

At halftime, seniors Jake Liberatore and Mackenzie Fabiani were crowned homecoming king and queen, and the senior class was named the winner of the float contest with their “Jaws”-themed creation.

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Musicians Hit High Note

The musical skills and talents of six Bayport-Blue Point High School students have earned them top honors and selection to perform in concert with regional, state and national ensembles.

Olivia Ingrassia, a senior, has been chosen to perform with the All-National Symphony Orchestra in the National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Ensembles concert, to be held in Grapevine, Texas, Nov. 10-13. Vocalist Molly Conklin, also a senior, has been selected to perform with the All-State Chamber Choir at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference, to be held in Rochester, New York, Dec. 1-4.

Senior Josh Lurie, a trumpet player, has been named an alternate for either the All-State Symphonic Band or All-State Wind Ensemble at the NYSSMA Winter Conference.

In addition, junior Shannon Conrad (Soprano II) and seniors Samantha Mazzone (Mixed Chorus) and Gianna Orlando (Mixed Chorus), along with Olivia, Molly and Josh, have been selected to perform in the NYSCAME/SCMEA All-County Music Festival in November.

The students were chosen for these honors based on their scores at last spring’s NYSSMA solo and ensemble evaluation festivals, as well as teacher recommendations.

“We are extremely proud of our students who are accepted into these prestigious, high-level musical ensembles,” said Paul Weber, the district’s chairperson for art and music. “They should be highly commended for working so diligently to achieve these tremendous accolades.”

District Recognizes AP Scholars

The district is proud to announce that 92 Bayport-Blue Point High School students have earned Advanced Placement Scholar awards from the College Board. These honorees include both current students and members of the Class of 2016.

Of the 92 total students, 46 received the AP Scholar title for receiving a score of 3 higher on three or more AP Exams. Fourteen students were given the title of AP Scholar with Honor, as they achieved an average score of at least 3.25 on all of their AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Additionally, 32 students were awarded the title of AP Scholar of with Distinction, as they achieved an average score of at least 3.5 on all exams taken with scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Five graduates in the Class of 2016, John Bachek, Julia Grande, Meghan Smith, Kaylee Spano and Coleman Strine, received the high honor of National AP Scholar. This award is given to students who have earned a score of at 4 on all of their AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

The district offered 13 AP level courses during the 2015-16 school year, spanning subjects such as biology and chemistry to various history topics of U.S. History and European History. Students enrolled in these courses are not only challenged academically with college-level material but are also afforded the chance to potentially earn college credit while still in high school.

Back to School

The district welcomed students for the first day of the 2016-17 school year on Sept. 8.

As students made their way through the halls of the schools, the welcoming support of faculty and staff could be felt throughout the buildings. Upperclassmen were on hand to assist new students in their respective buildings; helping them navigate the hallways and find their classrooms.

During the school year, students at Bayport-Blue Point High School will have the opportunity to engage in such programs as an Advanced Placement computer science class. Additionally, the James Wilson Young Middle School has received next-generation classrooms, which will further enhance the students’ educational needs.

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Hall of Fame - Class of 2016 Announced

The BBP Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the Class of 2016. Congratulations to Alysha Rodriquez, Chris Niblock, Mark Miller and Guy Italiano. The Induction ceremony will be held on September 24th at 10am in the high school. All are welcome!

Freshmen Embark on High School Journey

The district’s incoming ninth-grade students were given a glimpse of what to expect over the next four years of their academic careers during a brief orientation in late August.

Principal Dr. Gaurav Passi commenced the program by asking the students to envision where they pictured themselves after high school, whether it be in a four-year college or joining the workforce after graduation, and assured them that the school would provide the support needed to achieve that goal.

Reflecting on their own high school experiences, seniors Abby Auwaerter, Sierra Bianchini and Emily de Onis lent a student voice to the program by imparting a few pieces of advice, describing what the freshman class could expect this year and emphasizing the importance of getting involved.

Following the informational session, members of the high school’s peer leaders program conducted building tours and helped their younger peers open their lockers for the first time.

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October 26, 2016