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Wizards Wow Students at Santapogue

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Members of the Harlem Wizards paid a special visit to Santapogue Elementary School on May 23. The classes gathered outside on the basketball court to watch some of the tricks and moves done by the basketball players. Students also participated in a few different challenges, even getting teachers involved. After showing off their dance moves, students participated in a skills competition, showing off their basketball skills. To close out the event, teams went head-to-head in a relay race, running across the court to get their shorts, jersey and sneakers on before making a basket.



Date Added: 6/10/2022

Elementary Students Show Off Their STEAM Skills

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The district held its first elementary Science Olympiad competition on May 23. Students from Tooker Avenue, Forest Avenue, Santapogue, John F. Kennedy and South Bay elementary schools joined together at the West Babylon Junior School to show off their STEAM skills.

Members of the West Babylon Senior High School and adviser Andrea Durbin organized the five competitive events. Prior to competition night, the high school students mentored the elementary students to prepare them for the events.

“The high school students did a phenomenaljob running the five events the elementary students competed in,” said Durbin. “They were an amazing example of teamwork, responsibility and leadership for our elementary students.”

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Scott Payne and director of STEAM Theresa Taplin were instrumentalin creating and recruiting the coaches at each elementary school and creating a Science Olympiad team for each school. Congratulations to the elementary teams: first place – South Bay; second place –Forest Avenue; third place – Tooker Avenue; fourth place –Santapogue; and fifth place –John F. Kennedy.


Date Added: 6/6/2022

Elementary Science Olympiads Prep for Competition

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This year, West Babylon School District piloted an elementary Science Olympiad program to spark the interests of future scientists and STEM learners. Student teams in all five elementary schools have been practicing for their upcoming competition under the direction of the West Babylon Senior High School Science Olympiad team and advisor Andrea Durbin. Members of the high school Science Olympiad squad have been visiting each of the elementary teams to lend a helping hand.The events of the competition include: Straw Tower, Don't Melt the Ice, A is for Anatomy, Mystery Powders and a Gummy Bear Catapult Launch.

Date Added: 6/1/2022

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