Collecting Food for the Needy

Santapogue Elementary School students displayed their generosity during the school’s first Can Can food day.

This monthly activity encourages students to donate nonperishable food items for the community’s needy families. The students brought in canned foods, boxed pasta and rice, and an assortment of cereal for the first food drive of the 2014-2015 school year. Everyone who contributed was excited to help those less fortunate.

West Babylon Students Start 2014-15 Academic Year

Rolling into facility parking circles, the iconic yellow school buses symbolized the beginning of yet another school year in the West Babylon School District on Sept. 3. Students toting backpacks filled with school supplies entered their classrooms with smiles and were ready to settle down for the new academic year. During the first day of school, the teachers familiarized the students with their schedules and classroom materials. It was also a day for students to familiarize themselves with their classmates and to make new friends.   

Superintendent of Schools Anthony Cacciola said he was impressed with the district’s smooth opening. “The buildings sparkled and the teachers were prepared and ready to get down to work,” he said. “The smooth opening is a testament to the administration’s and teachers’ preparedness and the eagerness of students to learn.”   

Transitioning to Middle School

Prior to the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, West Babylon Junior High School held its annual Sixth-Grade Parent and Student Visit to help ease the incoming students’ transition into junior high school. Under the direction of sixth-grade teacher Julia Powers and National Junior Honor Society adviser Tara Limperatos, 22 tour guides, many of whom were National Honor Society members, showed incoming students and their parents the physical layout of the school. Administrators and staff were also on hand to answer questions and address concerns.     

Observing Patriot Day

Santapogue Elementary School students observed Patriot Day by engaging in patriotic classroom activities.

Teachers held class discussions about being an American and had students read books and write essays about U.S. history. Many students were instructed to draw and color pictures of the American flag after a relevant lesson. 

Observed annually on Sept. 11, Patriot Day serves to remember those who were injured or killed during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Although the event took place before the students were born, many schools take the opportunity on that day to study patriotic symbols and learn about the nation’s history.    

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Open School Nights- Sept 17th and 18th

Open School Night will take place this year for Kindergarten classes on Wednesday, September 17th from 6 to 8pm. In addition, parents will be able to meet with Mrs. Parrish and Mrs. Fitzgerald on September 17th at 5:30 pm. 

A second Open School Night for classes in grades one through five (except for Mrs. Parrish and Mrs. Fitzgerald) will take place on Thursday September 18th, beginning at 6pm. Please see the invitation which was sent home with the children for the exact time for each teacher.


A Proud Day at South Bay

Sixty-nine students in grades 1-5 were honored today at South Bay School's Congratulations Celebration, for their participation in the district's optional summer reading and summer math activities. Eight students were recognized as South Bay Math Stars for completing at least five hours of math practice during the summer on the IXL math website. Twenty-five students were recognized as South Bay Reading Stars for having read at least ten books during the summer, and handing in a completed book log. Thirty-six students were recognized as South Bay Reading and Math Superstars for accomplishing both of these goals -- reading at least 10 books and doing at least five hours of IXL math practice. All sixty-nine students received certificates and a coupon for a free treat at a local eatery. The students' names are posted on three honorary scrolls on display in the South Bay lobby. In addition, 53 South Bay students took home certificates today for logging at least two books as part of the West Babylon Public Library's Fizz! Boom! Read! summer reading club.

Pictured are the 2014 South Bay Summer Math Stars; Summer Reading Stars, and Summer Reading and Math Superstars.

1st Day of School

September is Responsibility Month




September is Responsibility Month

  • Do what you are supposed to do.
  • Persevere. Keep on trying.
  • Always do your best.
  • Use self-control. Be self-disciplined.
  • Think before you act. Consider the consequences.

Campasano Elected as School Board President

During the Board of Education reorganizational meeting on July 8, the board elected trustee Lucy Campasano as board president and Peter Scarlatos as vice president. In addition, re-elected trustee Cathy Gismervik and newly elected trustee Ray Downey were sworn into office for a term of three years. All were sworn in by school district attorney William C. Morrell of Van Nostrand & Martin.

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new website of the West Babylon School District! The district is pleased to announce the launch of our new site which has been created to serve as a reliable source of information for parents, students, community residents, and anyone interested in knowing more about the district. You are invited to visit this site often for up-to-date information on district activities, student achievements and access to important school information. We hope you find the new website informative and interesting.