Western Suffolk BOCES officers 2015-16

Wunsch, Marinello to Lead BOCES Board

The Board of Western Suffolk BOCES elected Peter Wunsch (l.) of Commack as president and Sal Marinello (r.) of West Babylon as vice president for the 2015-16 school year. The two were installed at the Boards’ July organizational meeting.

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Harborfields Principal recognized

Best Uses of Technology for Improved Learning

Dr. Rory Manning (center, r.), principal of Harborfields High School, was recognized in June with the Administrative Award from the Western Suffolk BOCES Model Schools Program. As a high school principal, he has been instrumental in identifying technology that has relevance to the real world of teenagers and supportive of teachers broadening their instructional practices […]

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Manor Plains Dedicates Memorial Garden

Manor Plains Dedicates Memorial Garden

Manor Plains High School dedicated a memorial garden completed with bench and perennials in memory of Sylvester Blake, a student who passed away this year. Students, staff and custodians helped plant, assemble the benches and care of the plants so the garden area was looking its best for the recent dedication ceremony. Robert Davern, custodian, […]

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BOCES Recognizes Outstanding Employees 2015.

Recognizing Outstanding Employees for 2015

As colleagues and family applauded enthusiastically, Western Suffolk BOCES honored 17 employees with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the June Board meeting. Awardees were selected by the Site-Based Decision-Making teams at each school or program for making valuable contributions to the students and schools where they work.

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Board Honors Retirees

Employees who have retired during the 2014-15 school year were honored at the Board’s June meeting. Maryann Zumpano (l.), Board President, and Michael Flynn (r.), Chief Operating Officer, congratulaed those in attendance.

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Grant to Review Testing in Districts

Western Suffolk BOCES was recently awarded a $300,000 “Teaching is the Core” grant to work with nine participating districts and the BOCES Special Education division to review assessments that students take and to develop an action plan related to future testing. The project is expected to reduce the number of assessments that students must take […]

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Hockey Celebrity Selects Student Artwork for Charity Event

Hockey Celebrity Selects Student Artwork for Charity Event

Clark Gillies (r.), a retired Hall-of-Fame, NHL ice hockey player from the four-time Stanley Cup champion NY Islanders, recognized three students in the Cooperative Discipline program at JEA Elementary for their artwork. He will use their colorful drawings for his philanthropic foundation’s annual Celebrity Golf Tournament that raises funds to improve the quality of life […]

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Talent Takes the Stage

Talent Takes the Stage

Students danced and sang through the annual Talent Show at JEA Elementary School. Teachers donned costumes to accompany students on the stage and received rousing applause from the audience. Kudos to all for a great event!

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Retired Teachers Award Tech Scholarships

Sal Guadagnino (l.), retired teacher of Western Suffolk BOCES, presented four scholarships for excellent work in a program of Wilson Tech on behalf of the Faculty Association of Retired Educators to (l. to r.) Mariana Guercio of Kings Park in Cosmetology, Justin Masters of Northport in Criminal Justice and Lizeth Martinez of South Huntington in […]

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All Star Named at Oldfield Middle School

All Star Named at Oldfield Middle School

Howard Cabrera of Copiague, received the All Star Award at Oldfield Middle School in Harborfields. This award is given to students who are nominated by a mainstream teacher on the merits or character, motivation, respect, social ability as well as academic achievement. The students received their trophies and certificates in a special ceremony.

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