Sixth-Graders Begin Journey to High School

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Hundreds of proud parents, teachers and school administrators gathered in Babylon High School's Rowe Hall on June 21 to celebrate Babylon Memorial Grade School's sixth-graders moving up to the next level of education.

Babylon Memorial Grade School sixth-grade teachers Joanne Fasano, Heather Hosek, Rick Punzone, Eric Solnick, Danielle Vedder and Kathleen Whittier each introduced their classes and reflected on their favorite memories from the 2011-12 school year. ELA teacher Rita Bartenback, retiring after 32 years of service to the district, also thanked the students and parents for making her teaching career in Babylon a wonderful, unforgettable experience.

Congratulatory remarks were also made by Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Peter R. Daly, PTA President Heather Tenety, Babylon Grade School Principal Dr. Randee Bonagura, Babylon High School Principal Al Cirone and Babylon High School Assistant Principal Steven Goldberg.