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Babylon UFSD to Launch Citizens Advisory Committee

In an effort to maintain an open dialogue with the Babylon school community, the Babylon Union Free School District Board of Education is launching a citizens advisory committee. The focus of the group will be to gather input regarding student social emotional learning as well as student safety, and to relay it to the board.

“From day one this board has been committed to regaining the trust of the greater Babylon community and to continuing healthy and open conversations with the stakeholders in the district that make it such a special place for learning,” said Babylon BOE President Carol Dell’Erba. “As we finally make a full return to normalcy following years of pandemic, we hope to gather input on reducing student anxiety and to allay any and all student safety concerns. We vow to take all committee input seriously, and we hope to turn it into actionable policy that will enrich the lives of all in our schools.”

Commenting on the formation of a citizens advisory committee in the District, Interim Superintendent of Schools Brian Conboy noted, "I was presented with the idea of a citizens advisory committee not long after coming on as interim superintendent for the District. I have worked with these types of committees in the past and believe they can be a useful avenue for gathering additional information from residents. I look forward to the ideas and recommendations this committee can provide in helping us optimize our efforts in the area of our students social-emotional health and well-being”

Applications to join the committee are now open. To fill out an application, please visit the Babylon UFSD website at: http://www.babylon.k12.ny.us/Assets/News_Documents/091322_CAC_Application.pdf?t=637986728095600000

For more information about the Babylon Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.babylon.k12.ny.us. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/babylonschooldistrict/.

Babylon Memorial Grade School Starts the Year With STEM

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Fourth Graders Engage in Fun Problem-Solving Activities

BABYLON, NEW YORK (September 2022)—Fourth graders at Babylon Memorial Grade School began the 2022-2023 school year with a pair of fun, hands-on STEM lessons.

In Ms. Arcoleo and Ms. Gentile’s fourth grade class, students acquainted themselves with the scientific method and were posed with the question: “How many mini marshmallows can one transfer from one location to another using a straw?” Using the steps of the scientific method, the students formed a hypothesis and proceeded to test their hypotheses with their own straws and mini marshmallows.

Over in Ms. Jankow’s fourth grade class, students were given a different challenge to overcome. They were tasked with saving Sam the worm, who had fallen off of his boat. The students were given four different materials and worked in teams of two to brainstorm ways to rescue Sam. The students came up with their own hypotheses, tested them, and shared the results with their peers.

While posing these problem-solving challenges, the students were introduced to not only the steps of the scientific method, but also presented engineering challenges with the potential to inspire further interest in the subject.

For more information about the Babylon Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.babylon.k12.ny.us. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/babylonschooldistrict/.

Date Added: 9/16/2022

Babylon Elementary School Kindergartners Tour Building

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Classes of First-Week Students Explore Their New School

BABYLON, NEW YORK (September 2022)—Kindergarten students at Babylon Elementary School spent the first week of school exploring their new surroundings and learning all about locations and staff in the building that help the school run smoothly.

Ms. Bell’s “Ladybug” class held a scavenger hunt, and as a group, they made their way around the hallways exploring areas such as the principal’s office, the front desk, cafeteria and lobby. They also met with various staff.

“It was a pleasure to formally meet our youngest students as they acclimate themselves to their new environment,” said Babylon Elementary School Principal Thomas Keogh. “I wish them the best of luck as they begin their academic careers, and I hope they enjoy their days at Babylon Elementary.”

For more information about the Babylon Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.babylon.k12.ny.us. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/babylonschooldistrict/.

Date Added: 9/16/2022

Babylon Students Head Back to School

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Classes Begin for the 2022-2023 School Year

BABYLON, NEW YORK (September 2022)—Students at the Babylon Union Free School District headed back to school for start of the 2022-2023 school year on September 6. Fresh from their summer breaks, students of all ages greeted their new teachers and resumed—or in the case of the district’s youngest, began—their educational careers.

“The start of school is always an exciting time for students and staff alike, and this year was no different,” said Interim Superintendent of Schools Brian Conboy. “I look forward to spending this year observing our students grow in their studies, and continuing the ever-evolving work of maintaining Babylon Schools’ stellar academic record.”

For more information about the Babylon Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.babylon.k12.ny.us. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/babylonschooldistrict/.

Date Added: 9/12/2022

Opening day letter from Interim Superintendent Brian L. Conboy and Assistant Superintendent Carisa A. Manza

Date Added: 9/7/2022

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