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Babylon Business Students Take a Trip to Met Life Stadium

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A group of 64 Babylon Junior-Senior High School business students recently took a trip to Met Life Stadium to take part in Jets Sports Business Day. The trip gave students in accounting, marketing and virtual enterprise classes the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the sports industry.

Students spoke to Jets team employees from a number of departments, including ticket sales, media, advertising, finance, fan engagement and more. They also had the opportunity to tour the team’s locker room and other areas of the stadium, including the luxury boxes and specialty areas.

Students learned about the background and history of the Jets organization, the operation’s function as a franchise in the NFL, and different internship opportunities. The trip was organized by Babylon business teacher Claire Reilly.

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 DECA Students Get a Taste of the Iced Tea Business

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A group of 2024 state qualifiers from Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s DECA Club recently took at a trip to the Arizona Beverages headquarters in Woodbury, N.Y. The trip gave the business students an opportunity to learn about how major corporations function.

During the trip, Babylon students met with Arizona executives, including Chief Executive Officer Don Vultaggio, the company’s executive vice president of finance, executive vice president of marketing and the director of sales among others. The students learned about the career paths of these executives at a successful company, business factors such as supply chain and inflation issues, new product development, marketing, and media messaging.

The following Babylon DECA students took part: Luke Hannon, Abigail Love, Kaitie Channing, TJ Golub, Trevor Thuma, Tahlulha Bishop, Logan Marrin, Maeve Graham, Emily Love, Andrew Ortiz, Charles Bunger, Alexander Mincozzi, Jake Scheriff, Riley Altman, Samantha Curtin, Theo Hannon, Sal Durler, Muhammad Hussein, Spencer Fawess, Aidan Kistner, and John Harkins

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 Celebrates C.A.R.E.S. Initiative

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Babylon Memorial Grade School staff and students were recently honored by the Babylon Board of Education for their hard work on the school’s successful C.A.R.E.S. initiative. C.A.R.E.S., which stands for community, accountability, respect, effort, and self-control is a schoolwide social-emotional learning project.

Through assemblies and various collaborations during the 2023-2024 school year, BMGS focused on the importance of each word within C.A.R.E.S., and the different ways they can demonstrate community, accountability, respect, effort, and self-control. Through this initiative, the entire BMGS student body was able to work on their emotional maturity together as a group. C.A.R.E.S. was spearheaded and planned by the school’s SEL Committee.

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 Teacher Takes Students on a ‘Kindness Journey’

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Babylon Junior-Senior High School English teacher Lindsay Jones recently published a book, which she created with her life skills students. The book, The Kindness Journey of Sam the Snail, was a collaborative effort; she and her students sought ways to tell a story about the many ways they could all perform acts of kindness for each other.

The book emerged out of an assignment. Life skills students came up with lists of various kind acts they could perform for each other both in and out of the classroom. Then, students workshopped various characters they could use to showcase their kind acts in story-book form. In the end, they decided on Sam the Snail as their title character, and through additional assignments, collaborated on the different stories they could tell using Sam.

Sam is a snail who begins his journey with a bad habit of telling others “no,” After refusing to do things for others, Sam loses the color in his shell, and embarks on a journey to help others, make new friends, and find a new home. Each student wrote a different part of Sam’s journey, and spent months working on both writing Sam’s story and also illustrating it.

The finished product was published by Studentreasures, with the BHS PTA generously donating funds to purchase copies of the book for both the students in Ms. Jones’ class and Babylon administrators.
“Ms. Jones is a talented teacher whose passion for literacy and the literary arts is inspiring,” said ELA Director Teresa Collins. “The only thing that supersedes that passion is her dedication to her students. The Kindness Journey of Sam the Snail is a testament to both.”

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/.

BHS Celebrates Youth Art Month

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The student artists at Babylon Junior-Senior High School celebrated Youth Art Month in a variety of ways this year. Youth Art Month, held every March by the National Art Educators Association, saw Babylon student artists producing special art pieces and displays while taking part in various exhibits.

In the Junior High Art Club, students created ojos de Dios, or eyes of God, weavings. The student artists also created teacher appreciation gifts and “poem in your pocket” button designs to be distributed to teachers and friends in May. Additionally, seventh and eighth grade student artists had their works on display at the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association’s annual Children’s Show display, while others had their works on display at the New York State Art Teachers Association’s virtual legislative show.

Students in the National Art Honor Society collaborated to create gilded age-themed, 6x6 displays, which were put on display in the school’s hallways. Honor society students also learned crocheting, participated in a “Hanging with my Peeps” photo assignment, and created mock ups for a new mural design to be painted at Gilgo Beach in May. Finally, the honor society students collaborated with local pizza spot, The Pizzeria, to design new mascots for the business. The students held client meetings with owner Cliff Weinstein, during which they discussed various ideas and business marketing strategies. The student artists created and submitted mock-ups of the mascots for approval by Mr. Weinstein, and then assembled their final designs, which will be hanging on display at The Pizzeria.

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: 5/8/2024