Important Notices from the Superintendent’s Office

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Welcoming in a New Year

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District students and staff members were all smiles as they arrived at their respective schools and commenced the 2015-16 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

The day was filled with an array of emotions and excitement, as it symbolized a milestone for many scholars. For the incoming kindergarten class the day marked the start of their educational journey while for the district’s seniors it represented their last “first day” and their first step toward graduation.

“The first day of school is always an exciting time in our buildings,” said Superintendent of Schools Linda J. Rozzi. “We wish all of our students in the Babylon School District a happy first day and a successful new school year.”

As part of the district’s commitment to providing students with a robust educational program, a number of new initiatives will begin this year. These include a new STEAM course at Babylon Junior/Senior High School (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), increased interscholastic offerings at the junior high level, and the formation of a Debate Club and a Lego Robotics Club at both Babylon Elementary School and Babylon Grade School.  All opportunities enable students to build important interdisciplinary skills. Additionally, the district has a continued partnership with Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in our K-6 grades.

The students’ adaptation to being back in school was flawless, making for a successful start of school and a promising year ahead!

 



Superintendent Honors Staff Milestones

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In front of a packed auditorium of their peers, administrators and students, 18 Babylon School District employees were recognized for 20, 25 and 30 years of service and dedication during superintendent’s conference day on Sept. 1.

To kick off the day, during which all staff members of the district reconnected and took part in faculty workshops and compliance training, Superintendent Linda Rozzi presented the honored staff members with small tokens of appreciation.

The opening remarks also included a brief welcoming message from members of the Babylon High School student council and the recognition of newly hired faculty and staff.

District Featured on FIOS1 News

To view a FIOS video segment featuring details of the district’s allergy awareness campaign, click here.

Seventh-Graders Transition to Junior-Senior HS

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Administrators from the district and Babylon Junior-Senior High School, along with student volunteers, helped introduce incoming seventh-graders to their new surroundings during a seventh-grade orientation on Aug. 27.

Accompanied by parents and guardians, the incoming students gathered in the auditorium before breaking off into groups for workshops, which were run by members of the high school student council and other volunteers from the upper grades.
“Transitioning from one school to another can be an intimidating experience,” said Superintendent Linda Rozzi. “But with this orientation and the wonderful work of our upperclassman volunteers, our incoming seventh-graders will be at ease and well-prepared.”

The student-run workshops included a video tour of the building, an introduction to the school’s many clubs and extracurricular activities, and information on intramural sports. The students were also given a chance to locate and open their assigned lockers.
    
    

2015 ELA Parent Reports

Parent Reports for the 2015 ELA, Math and Science assessments are now posted on the eSchool Parent Portal and hard copies should be arriving in home mailboxes shortly. Thank you.

In Good Standing

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The Babylon UFSD is pleased to announce that the New York State Education Department has recently designated our district to be a District "In Good Standing" for the 2015/2016 school year.

A Welcome Back Letter from the Superintendent

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Summer Reading 2015

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Saturday, September 05, 2015