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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.

Bond Update Letter From The Superintendent


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.

2016/2017 Emergency/Disaster Plan

Please review the Draft 2016/2017 Emergency/Disaster Plan and notify the district if you have any questions.


Budget Advisory Committee Application


Summer 2016 Newsletter Now Available!



September 26, 2016