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.”