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Librarian Workshops

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All of the district’s librarians participated in the Western Suffolk BOCES school library seminar on Nov. 7 at Farmingdale Public Library. The librarians attended workshops on topics such as “Establishing a Makerspace,” “Poetry Slam Activities in Middle School and High Schools,” and “Appropriate Graphic Novels for Middle and High Schools."

Tokens of Appreciation for Board of Education

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The district acknowledged the commitment and dedication of its board of education prior to its meeting on Oct. 24. In celebration of New York State School Boards Recognition Week, members of the Board of Education were presented with certificates by the office of Suffolk County Leg. Kevin McCaffrey, Town of Babylon Councilman Antonio Martinez and Western Suffolk BOCES. Artwork from students throughout the district adorned the board workroom to show their appreciation. The Senior High School select string ensemble performed “Ashokan Farewell” before refreshments were served courtesy of the PTAs and PTA Council. 

JFK Halloween 2017

Hip Pickles

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The award-winning musical group Hip Pickles entertained students at JFK on October 27. The performance was made possible thanks to the generosity of the PTA’s cultural arts committee. The students and teachers had a wonderful time, with many of them playing a variety of instruments as part of the show.

Red Ribbon Week

Celebrating Homecoming


It was a fun-filled day as the district and community celebrated homecoming on Oct. 7. Check out our video featuring highlights of the day’s events.

October 4, 2017 Walk To School Day

‘Treasuring’ New Friendships

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Second-grade students in Mrs. Steffens’ and Mrs. Dewhirst’s classes at John F. Kennedy Elementary School created treasure boxes as a way of getting to know each other during the first weeks of school. The two classes joined together to decorate the boxes and then presented the treasures to each other. After reading a book about a treasure chest, the two teachers also shared their treasure chests so the students could get to know their teachers better.