500 Great East Neck Road, West Babylon, NY 11704

Phone: 631-376-7100

 

Principal:

Dr. E. Vassallo

Assistant Principals:

Mr. M. Devane
Mr. S. O'Leary

Welcome to the West Babylon Senior high School. West Babylon High School is a comprehensive high school that offers a diverse academic program while promoting the arts, business and technology, and family and consumer sciences. Our students are being made college and career ready in order to succeed in the 21st century workplace and the world. Our Social, Emotional and Academic Learning program, entering its sixth year, parallels  the Dignity for All Students Act, and is the foundation for creating a safe learning environment in which our students can learn and develop the emotional competencies that lead to success in the 21st century world for which they are being prepared.

Our co curricular activities, including our athletic teams, mirror this focus. and add to the total development of our students.  Groups such as our GSA and LEO clubs lead the school in activities that teach acceptance, compassion, empathy and service to others.  Our students develop their leadership skills in the classroom, in their clubs and organizations and on the athletic fields.  They are ready when they leave the high school to assume these roles and successfully further their studies and work.

   

*West Babylon High School Virtual Summer School through EDUCERE*

Please register for the courses that you need to retake *no later than July
6, 2015*. Please speak with your Guidance Counselor if you have any
questions regarding the courses that you need to retake.


 

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Announcements

Spring Sports Season Is a Wrap

Baseball:
Nicholas Brigandi – All-League
Adam Dell’Isola – All-League
Nicholas Gilley – All-League and All-County
Joseph Granieri – All-League
Robert Ingui – All-League
Timothy Kranz – All-League and All-County
Ncholas Squillante – All-League
Frank “Joseph” Zappia – All-League

Softball:
Taylor McIntosh – All-League

Tennis:
Syed Irshad – All-League
Troy Womble – All-League

Track and Field:
Chris Gaymon – All-League (high jump)
Grace Glennon – All-League (100-meter)
Tara Hauff – All-League (3,000-meter)
Paige Keefer – All-League (400-meter)
Brittany Korsah – All-League (200-meter)
Justin Leeb – All-League (pole vault)
Melissa Riback – All-League (400 hurdles)
Davis Woloszyn – All-League (400-meter)
David Zimmer – All-League (pole vault)

Lacrosse:
Samantha Apuzzo – All-County
Kali Benvenuto – Unsung Hero Award
Kayla Downey – All-Rookie Team Award
Samantha Geiersbach – All-County
Sean Joyce – All-League
Joseph Kolano – All-League
Fran McCall – Unsung Hero Award
Ryan McNally – Unsung Hero Award
Kelsey O’Connor – All-Division
Samantha Ruic – All-Division


Celebrating the District’s Top Athletes

Each year, the district celebrates the achievements of the top athletes. The athletic department thanks the families and Parent Sports Association for their continued support of the athletic department throughout the 2014-2015 school year. Thanks also go to the West Babylon Athletic Association for providing the MVP and special awards.

Scholar-Athlete Teams
There were 21 scholar-athlete teams during the combined fall, winter and spring athletic seasons. The following is a list of teams that acquired a combined academic average of 90 percent or above.

Fall: Boys and girls cross-country, field hockey, football, gymnastics, boys and girls soccer, girls swimming, girls tennis, and boys and girls volleyball

Winter: Girls basketball, girls bowling, cheerleading, and boys and girls winter track

Spring: Boys and girls lacrosse, boys tennis, and boys and girls track and field

2014-15 Gold Key Winners
The Section XI Gold Key award is the highest honor in the section that an athlete can receive for sports participation. It is awarded to student-athletes who letter in eight junior varsity or varsity seasons while enrolled in grades 10-12.

Peter Agostinello – soccer, spring track and field, and winter track and field
Nicholas Gilley – football, baseball and basketball
Rae-Anne Guglielmo – soccer, spring track and field, and winter track and field
Mariana Krulish – field hockey, spring track and field, and winter track and field
Melissa Massman – bowling, lacrosse and swimming
Kelsey O’Connor – lacrosse, soccer and winter track and field
Taylor Shannon – football, lacrosse and wrestling
David Zimmerer – lacrosse, spring track and field, and winter track and field

Spring 2015 Varsity Awards

Sport MVP Sportsmanship
Baseball Timothy Kranz Adam Dell’Isola
Girls Golf Kelsie Gering Gina Perez
Boys Lacrosse Sean Joyce Taylor Shannon
Girls Lacrosse Samantha Apuzzo Kelsey O’Connor
Samantha Ruic
Softball Taylor McIntosh Erin Ehrichs
Boys Tennis Isaak Morales Troy Womble
Boys Track and Field Justin Leeb Andy “Manny” DeLeon
Girls Track and Field Melissa Riback Tara Hauff

West Babylon High School Graduation Video

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Poised to Start a New Life Chapter

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It was an evening of excitement and pride as the graduating Class of 2015 marched onto the junior high school field to the playing of “Pomp and Circumstance” by the high school band and the applause of parents and family. After opening remarks by Principal Dr. Ellice Vassallo and the band’s performance of the national anthem and “God Bless America,” Class President Geovanny Amaya welcomed the community to the annual commencement exercises and thanked friends, family and faculty for their support throughout high school.

In her salutatory address, Melissa Riback told her peers that by adopting principles of success, using good management skills and putting forth effort, they would certainly be successful. Valedictorian Winnie Wong imparted to her fellow classmates that “passion is just as important as knowledge” and “the only person I have to impress is myself.” She also encouraged them to find their own definition of success.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Yiendhy Farrelly said the graduates had brought great pride to the district with their myriad of accomplishments and thanked the community, Board of Education and faculty for their commitment to education. She advised students that “life is what you make of it” and encouraged them to set goals, stay focused, learn from mistakes and reflect. Board President Lucy Campasano told the graduates that the community and district are indebted to them, stating, “You are the reason we strive to be better.” In her closing remarks, Dr. Vassallo noted that the graduates had brought great joy to the community and are well-prepared to make their way in the world.   

In celebration of the occasion, the concert choir performed a medley, arranged by teacher Joseph Barone, that included melodies from “Ain’t It Fun,” “Hakuna Matata” and “Why We Tell the Story.” As a tradition, the community joined the band and choir as they performed “Like an Eagle.”
The graduates were then called one by one to receive their diplomas and become official alumni of the West Babylon School District. The district extends its best wishes for success to the Class of 2015.           




‘Wizard of Oz’ Wins Best Musical

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During the Babylon Citizen’s Council of the Arts Teen Theatre Awards on June 12, the district’s production of the “Wizard of Oz” won the Best Musical award.

Each year, BACCA awards students in the Town of Babylon for outstanding performances in their high school theater productions. West Babylon students were judged among nine other school districts.

“We all knew that this production was magical with its timeless story, the amazing scenery, our special effects, a perfect cast and an amazing group of teachers and staff who worked together for three solid months to bring the community this masterpiece,” musical director Joe Barone said.

In addition to Best Musical, Alexa Lucchesse (Dorothy) received the award for outstanding performance by an actress in a leading role, as well as outstanding female vocal performance. Matthew Lightsey (Scarecrow/Hunk) received the award for outstanding performance by an actor in a supporting role. Angeline Meller, who played the role of the Wicked Witch/Miss Gulch, was also awarded outstanding performance by an actress in a featured role.

In addition, the production also won the following awards:

Elementary Munchkins – Future Stars Award
Kyle Garcia, Kyle Henshaw, Joey Partain and Joey Valenti – Best Stage Crew
Kyle Thomas – Assistant Stage Manager of The Laramie Project
Cassidy Lilly – Assistant Stage Manager
Maria Napoli – Choreographer
Wizard of Oz – Best Production value
    Mr. Barone thanks the following district staff for their essential roles in the production:
Mary Ann Cafiero – musical director
Fashion Club and Adriene Hettherington and Mary Colonna – Jitterbug costumes
Barbara Kelly – accompanist
Dana Meadows – pit orchestra and playbill
Andrea Montalvo – scenic design
Mark Palminteri – special effects
Debbie Plezia – costuming and props
Eugene Rogovitz – tools