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200 Forest Avenue,

West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: 631-376-7300

Principal: Mrs. Gayle Manchisi

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Forest Avenue Mission Statement

At Forest Avenue, our mission is to celebrate our students’ uniqueness and appreciate each and every child for who he or she is in a safe and supportive environment.  In addition, our goal is to embrace all learning styles and maximize abilities to attain excellence, as we prepare our students  to become college and career ready.  Our mission involves educating them to be productive citizens in the world and succeeding in the 21st century as they continue to be lifelong learners.


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Forest Students Take on Growth Mindset Challenge

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The fifth graders in Ms. McNeely’s enrichment program at Forest Avenue Elementary School went on a secret mission around the classroom to complete a growth mindset escape room challenge. Students decoded interesting facts about Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King Jr. and Walt Disney. The codes included ciphers, Morse code and cryptograms, and finding the four-digit code based on the clues.

Forest Avenue Garden Connects School and Community

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Forest Avenue Elementary School is showing off its green thumb with its student garden. The garden began last year as a part of the mentor program at the school.

The students led the task of getting the project started, and it has just taken off from there, according to Forest Avenue Principal Gayle Manchisi. Each grade level has a different vegetable in the garden that was planted in late May. The classes each watered, weeded and cared for their vegetable. The project even pulled in families, who helped to harvest the vegetables on the weekends and during the summer months.

“We reached out to families over the summer months to harvest some of the vegetables,” Manchisi said. “The cafeteria staff even got involved by bagging some of the harvested vegetables and handing them out to families with bagged lunches over the summer.”

The school really wanted to involve the whole community in the project while also making it a learning experience for the students. For grades one and two, the planting and growing is woven into their science curriculum. Those grades also started to grow their vegetables in class so they could see how the seeds germinated.

Warm Welcomes in West Babylon

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The sun was shining and West Babylon School District’s students were excited to start the new school year on Sept. 2. With backpacks filled, students entered their buildings with teachers and administrators on hand to welcome and guide them. The kindergarten students were accompanied off their buses and met by staff to explore their new teachers and classrooms. Sixth and ninth grade students were also welcomed into their new buildings and had the chance to get acquainted with their teachers and classmates. As the day came to a close, the students were excited for what lies ahead for the 2021-2022 school year.