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.

   


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Connecting at Annual Career Day

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After a successful event last school year, the Senior High School hosted its second annual Career Day on May 13.

Throughout the day, professionals in different fields visited the school. Students had the opportunity to meet professionals in their area of interest, engage in conversation and make connections for summer internships and/or jobs.  
    
Local professionals from fields including government, medical, real estate, financial, civil service, journalism and more were available to answer questions and provide guidance for those interested in following the same career path.



PE Teacher Takes Top Honors

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Senior High School physical education teacher Gina Antonelli has been selected as the Suffolk County Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. This award places her among the other zone winners in New York State and she is eligible and under review for consideration as New York State Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year 2016.

Antonelli was nominated by Joanne Hamilton, a former physical education teacher from a local district. “After meeting Gina, I knew in my heart she deserved this nomination,” Hamilton said. “I was so energized by her positive attitude and her amazing enthusiasm for our profession, I wanted to come back to teach with her. She showed such patience, understanding, caring and nurturing. It was my extreme pleasure to nominate her as our Teacher of the Year.”

Artists on Display

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Two Senior High School students have been selected into the Heckscher Museum of Arts’ annual juried exhibition, Long Island’s Best: Young Artists. Junior Courtney Foley and senior Austin Prendergast will have their work exhibited in the museum.

Foley’s ceramic piece and Prendergast’s photograph were selected from a record-setting number of entries, according to the museum. More than 350 works of art were submitted from 53 high schools in Suffolk and Nassau counties. The juried selection narrowed the field to works of art created by 83 students representing 44 schools.

An opening reception and awards ceremony was held on April 16, and the exhibit runs through May 15.

Track Team Takes Third

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West Babylon’s girls track team finished third out of 74 participating girls teams from Nassau, Suffolk and New York City, narrowly missing second place by two points at the St. Anthony’s Invitational from May 6-7. This is the highest a West Babylon girls team has ever finished at this particular meet.

The team was fueled by solid performances from Paige Keefer, Brittany Korsah, and the near-record breaking 4x400m relay team.
Some highlights:

• Paige Keefer: First in the 800m (2:12.97), 5 seconds ahead of second place, and now ranks fourth in New York State; second in 400m and now ranks eighth in the state.

• Brittany Korsah: Second in the 200m, now ranking seventh in the state; fourth in the 100m, now ranking eighth in the state.

• 4x400m relay team: Brittany Korsah, Nadja Ashley, Dana Beggins and Paige Keefer finished in 3:52.97, shattering the previous school record and close to breaking the Suffolk County record set in 2010. They now rank second in the state.

The team will be competing in the Division Championships at Comsewogue High School on May 24 and May 26 at 3 p.m.

Award-Winning Photos

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The photographic work of three Senior High School students won two first-place awards and one second-place honor in the 2016 Photographic Federation of Long Island’s Youth Showcase.
    
Ralph Reyes won first place in the architecture category for his digital print “Fulton Street Station.” Jessica Capobianco took first place in the scape category for her digital print “New York City Rising.” Second place honors in the monochrome creative choice category went to Austin Prendergast for his digital print “Orbit.”
    
The student-artists were honored at an awards ceremony on April 3 at the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island in Garden City.