Science Olympiad Results

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Bayport-Blue Point High School’s Science Olympiad Team A earned a seventh-place finish in the Suffolk County regional contest, narrowly missing a bid to compete at the state level.

The school’s two teams competed against 25 schools from across the county and showcased their understanding and expertise in a variety of higher-thinking scientific topics. Students earned medals for placing in the top 10 of each category.
    
Congratulations to the following medal winners:

John Bachek and Phil Tubiolo – Air Trajectory, Sixth Place
Samar Alam and Pete Prisinzano – Anatomy and Physiology, 10th Place
John Bachek and Rex Bartolini– Astronomy, Eighth Place
John Bachek and Viren Parekh – Bridge Building, Eighth Place
Luke Mischo and Phil Tubiolo – Disease Detectives, Ninth Place
Frank Giacchetto and Antonio Martinez– Game On, Sixth Place
Frank Giacchetto, Pete Prisinzano and Phil Tubiolo – Protein Modeling, Seventh Place
Shannon Conrad, Emily Heins and Ciara Joseph (B Team Members) – Protein Modeling, Eighth Place
Phil Tubiolo and Seth Valestrand – Wind Power, Sixth Place

Learning Takes Flight

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James Wilson Young Middle School eighth-grade technology students turned into airplane engineers recently during an interactive building project.
Using WhiteBox Learning software, the students worked in small teams to design, test and build glider airplanes. After learning about concepts such as thrust, drag, lift efficiency ratio and the theory of flight, the students constructed their gliders using computers. They tested the planes virtually, making adjustments along the way, before eventually printing the templates for their design.

After cutting out and assembling the planes, the students each had the chance to take them for a test flight in the school’s gym.

“This was a really fun project,” said student Sagar Makavana. “I really enjoyed using the virtual simulator and having the chance to make modifications before making the final plane.”

Committing to College & Athletics

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Bayport-Blue Point High School seniors Julia Horan and Ryan Reilly have been selected to attend and compete athletically at two top colleges this fall.
 
Julia, a talented swimmer, will compete at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Ryan will join Binghamton University’s soccer team. The two students were surrounded by proud parents and coaches as they put pen to paper and committed to the postsecondary institutions this January.

Animal Study

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As part of the school’s enrichment program, Sylvan Avenue Elementary School fourth-grade students recently completed a multi-week animal research project on a variety of animals.

Using the OPAC online resource, the students chose an animal to study and recorded their progress using an informational workbook. They were required to explain the reason for selecting the chosen animal and record the sources used during their research, as well as various facts about the creature. Each student learned about the animal’s physical characteristics, habitat, life span and diet before creating dioramas depicting their research.


Shanti Fund Artwork Winner

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James Wilson Young Middle School eighth-grader Rachel Soong has been named a winner in this year’s Shanti Fund countywide art design contest. Rachel’s winning selection will be included in the charitable organization’s 2016 calendar.

Since 9/11, volunteers of the Shanti Fund have been actively promoting peace through education in Suffolk County school districts. Through this contest, they invite students to create artwork along that theme. Winning pieces are displayed in an art exhibit at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge, and several works are chosen for the annual Shanti Fund calendar.

District Responds to Comptroller Announcement

Today, our school district, among many others on Long Island and beyond, has been identified by the State Comptroller as being ‘susceptible’ to fiscal stress. Our district was at the low end of the Comptroller’s point scale. In large measure, our inclusion on this list is due to the fact that we utilized district fund balance – our savings, if you will – to keep tax levy increases under the tax cap. We recognize the importance of being less dependent upon our reserve funds in the future.

The fact remains that the district’s unassigned fund balance (4% of the budget total) and assigned fund balance (reserve accounts) are well-funded, as is our overall financial health. Our external auditors presented information to this extent earlier in the school year. But like all districts, we are very concerned for the future, as tax cap restrictions have completely dried up any increased revenue flow. Over time, this will likely have a serious and damaging impact on school and municipal budgets without changes in legislation, policy and funding.

For now, our district remains quite strong and well-positioned to deliver on its instructional mission in an efficient manner.

Top School Speller

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Academy Street Elementary School fourth-grader Heidi Almskog has been named the top speller in the school’s Scripps Spelling Bee and will advance to the regional contest at Hofstra University this March.
 
Heidi competed against 14 school finalists from grades four and five during the schoolwide bee. She clinched the winning spot in the 10-round contest on the word “chortle.”

Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten Registration

DATES:
Monday, March 14, 2016 - Friday, March 18, 2016
LOCATION: Room 127 - Administrative Center
189 Academy Street, Bayport, New York

TIMES:

8:30am - 11:00am
and
1:15pm - 2:30pm

CHILD MUST BE 5 YEARS OLD BY 12/31/16
MUST BE BORN BEFORE 01/01/2012

Registration Requirements for Kindergarten
Please download forms that are required for registration on the district's website below,

 2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration Package

Souper-Sized Food Drive

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Sylvan Avenue Elementary School came together to help the less fortunate during a “Souper Bowl” themed food drive organized by the fifth-grade peer leaders this January.

Each grade level at the school competed to collect the most canned goods. The school tracked the grades’ progress on a “football field” bulletin board. All donations will be given to local soup kitchens.

Digital Awareness

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Collaborative learning and technological prowess were the foundation for the Digital Generation elective introduced at Bayport-Blue Point High School this year. The inter-district program brought together five Long Island school districts to focus on the growing importance of digital media as it relates to personal branding, business and individual safety.

In addition to taking on traditional coursework, the Bayport-Blue Point students worked with students from other districts to complete projects about one of eight digital media-based topics. These included cyberbullying, self-image/identity, privacy and security, Internet safety, information literacy, creative credit and copyright, digital footprint and reputation, as well as relationships and communication.

Through the use of Google collaborative tools like Hangouts, Gmail and Drive, they created documents and presentations while experiencing what it is like to work in the 21st-century business environment. Within groups, the students researched current events, created a public service announcement and designed infographics about their topic.

They presented the completed projects before a panel of judges at Stony Brook University in January. Those who belonged to the two winning groups were invited to visit Google’s offices in New York City. Bayport-Blue Point senior Dylan Rohme was part of a winning team that presented on cyberbullying.  

The collaborating districts hope to use the students’ projects to create an informational resource center that can be used to educate younger students about the growing field of digital media.
 


Fall Sports Wrap Up

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The district is pleased to announce the following student-athletes earned postseason honors for their outstanding performance on the athletic fields this past fall season.  Congratulations to all recipients who have represented the student body in an exemplary fashion:

Girls Cross-Country
New York State Scholar-Athlete Team
Julia Aurandt – All-County, All-League
Madison Delzell – All-County, All-League, State Qualifier
Melody Delzell ¬– All-County, All-League
Allison McGrath – All-League

Boys Cross-Country
 Second Place New York State
Suffolk County Champions
Division IV Champions
New York State Scholar-Athlete Team
League Champions
Steven Beyer – All-Division, All-League
Shawn Bofinger – Fourth Team All-State, All County First Team, All-Division, All-League
Victor Garifo – All-County, All-Division, All-League
Jason Giunta – All-County Third  Team, All-Division, All-League
Ryan Haun – All-Division, All-League
Roger Kauffmann – League VII Coach of the Year
Jacob Ocon – All-Division,  All-League
Rob Vitale – All-Division, All-League

Field Hockey
New York State Scholar-Athlete Team
Kayla Ahern – All-Tournament
Carly Croteau – All-Conference
Emily deOnis – All-Conference
Kelsi LoNigro – All-Division
Jordan Schultz – All-County Honorable Mention
Meghan Smith – All-Conference Goalie Award
Kyla Zapolski – All-County

Football
Division IV Big Four Champions
New York State Scholar-Athlete Team
JT Brine – Second Team All-Division, National Scholar-Athlete, All-Division Academic
Anthony DeNicola – All-County
Dylan Ingber – All-County
 Rob Johnson – All-County, All-Division Academic
Vincent Lombardi – All-Division, All-Division Academic
Dylan Mose – Second Team All-Division
Lukas Olsson – All-Division, All-Division Academic
Chris Pickel –  Second Team All-Division, All-Division Academic
Robert Romano – All-Division
Ka’Sean Watlington – All-Division

Boys Golf
Andrew Galletta – All-League
Ethan Myers – All-League

Boys Soccer
New York State Scholar-Athlete Team
Garrett Busch – All-League
Pat Cahill – All-League
Greg Larsson – All-Conference
Dan Makowski – All-County Academic

Girls Soccer
Section XI Playoff Qualifier
New York State Scholar-Athlete Team
Bridget Fabiani – All-Conference
Kerrigan Miller – All-County
Ryan Reilly – Third Team All-State
Alex Wertz – All-Conference

Girls Swimming
New York State Scholar-Athlete Team
Ally Alliegro – All-League
Julia Horan – All-State - 200 Medley Relay, All-County
Patricia Shiebler – All-League
Mackenzie Thomas – All-State - 200 Medley Relay, All-County

Girls Tennis
Section XI Playoff Quarterfinalists
Section XI Outstanding Sportsmanship Team
New York State Scholar-Athlete Team
Olivia Ingrassia – All-League
Jillian Lessing – All-League
Shannon Pinka – All-League
Lauren Schroder – All-League
Addie Zegel – All-Division

Volleyball
Section XI Finalist
New York State Scholar-Athlete Team
Coach Mulgrave – 2015 Suffolk County Coach of the Year, and Coach of the Year for League VII
Abigail Auwaerter – All-League - League VII
Jessica Childs – All-League - League VII
Emma Davern – Class B All-County Tournament Team, League VII Defensive Player of the Year, All-Classification B
Lauren Hansen – Third Team All-State, Suffolk County Elite Eight, Class B All-County Tournament Team, League VII Player of the Year
Nora Wilke – All-County Academic, All-Classification B
Lauren Wilke – All-Classification B



Making Moves at Sylvan

Tuesday,
February 09, 2016