Just two months after graduating with honors from the School of Esthetics at Western Suffolk BOCES in Northport, NY, Sandy Alcide opened Skin’s Addiction in the Divinity Salon in Sayville. Her business has grown quickly and she has established a clientele of discerning clients. More importantly, she consistently receives referrals for new clients from her […]Read More
Congratulations to Sheila Tobin Cavooris
Sheila Tobin Cavooris, School Library Media Specialist at the Great Hollow Middle School and School Library System Liaison for the Smithtown Central School District was awarded a $500 Technology Grant by the Suffolk School Library Media Association (SSLMA) at their annual dinner on May 14, 2015. Sheila requested funding for two Chromebooks to enable students […]Read More
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin and Eric Carle Grade Level and Description: Students in Pre K through 1st grade will practice reading, speaking, listening, and math through an interactive videoconference project. Two classrooms will pair up and students will compare what they see and experience within their local communities […]Read More
A Personal Welcome to Start a BOCES Career!
Michael Flynn (rear, l.), Chief Operating Officer, welcomed new members of the Faculty Association and the Health Alliance including (standing, l. to r.) Tara Costa, physical education teacher at Brennan Middle/High School; Stacey Weston, nurse at JEA Jr./Sr. High School; Joseph Stango, counselor at Wilson Tech’s Huntington campus; Meghan Scherer, teacher at JEA Elementary School; […]Read More
New Science Standards are Coming!
The NYS Board of Regents voted in January 2015 to adopt new K-12 science learning standards to replace the existing, 20-year-old standards. OEEP staff has been working with the NYS Education Department as part of the Science Education Consortium and now the Science Education Steering Committee to help create and implement these new standards. NYS […]Read More
Crazy Chemistry Included in New Summer Program
This year, Western Suffolk BOCES and SCOPE Educational Services created a new summer science enrichment program for more than 45 students in grades 2-5 at the Caleb Smith Outdoor Learning Lab (OLL). The sessions featured new, innovative lessons in forensic science, crazy chemistry, nature detectives, nature art and more! Students could attend an early morning […]Read More
Summer Science Camp Examines Marine Environs
In July, 17 high school students from Brentwood, North Babylon, Center Moriches, Bayport-Blue Point, Lindenhurst, and South Huntington school districts participated in a 5-day, 4-night intensive summer science camp, the Marine Science Enrichment Program (MSEP). Through fieldwork and hands-on lab investigations, students examined the abiotic and biotic factors of both north and south shore environments. […]Read More
Welcoming Staff to 2015-16 School Year
Michael Flynn, Chief Operating Officer, and Peter Wunsch, president of the Western Suffolk BOCES Board, traveled to each BOCES school to personally welcome employees to the opening of the new school year on Sept. 1. Classes begin on Sept. 2. Caption: Assistant Principals Chris Jackson (l.) and Mark Campbell (r.) welcome Peter Wunsch (second, l.), Board President, […]Read More
Adults Earning Diplomas Makes National News
Western Suffolk BOCES was featured on the website of the National External Diploma Program for helping adults earn their diplomas from local high schools. The site shared the story of three recent graduates who pursued job training during and immediately after completing the program offered through Wilson Tech. To enroll in the EDP program, adults […]Read More
Keeping Fit and Active!
Students at LaFrancis Hardiman Elementary School in Wyandanch celebrated a nutrition lesson with physical activities using a parachute. Physical education teachers, under the guidance of PE Director Gloria Ruppert, used the Go-Slow-Whoa parachute that Healthy Schools NY, a project sponsored by the Western Suffolk BOCES’ Division of Instructional Support Services, secured for the school district. […]Read More