BOCES Honors Outstanding Students

Before family and teachers, 13 students were honored at the May meeting of the Board of Western Suffolk BOCES for their outstanding work in a BOCES or Wilson Tech program. Those recognized were: Michael Bila of North Babylon, JEA Jr. Sr High, Paul Loiacono Award Joseph Hobbins of Northport (shown above), Brennan Middle School, Presidential Award […]

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Polar Bear Plunge 2015

Taking the Plunge for Charity

The luck of the Irish was with Michael Flynn (r.), Chief Operating Officer! After months of bitter cold weather, the sun brought temperatures into the 70s as Mike and other brave BOCES employees jumped into the Great South Bay to help raise money for AHRC Suffolk on April 18. As he warmed up, Treasurer Sandy […]

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Wearing Blue to Raise Autism Awareness

For nearly two decades the staff at JEA Elementary School have helped students with autism develop both their academic as well as social skills. As the Applied Behavior Analysis program has expanded over the years, the staff have become active in increasing awareness of the condition. This year during World Autism Day, the staff, including […]

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NYS Winners Ready for National Contests!

Wilson Tech students competed at the NYS SkillsUSA contests in Syracuse where they won three first place awards, one second place award and three third place awards. The first place winners will next compete at the national SkillsUSA contests in Kansas City in June. SkillsUSA, is a national student organization that offers leadership, citizenship and […]

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Barbara Kent Honored

Honoring Commitment to Advertising/Graphic Design

Barbara Kent, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Long Island’s business magazine The Corridor, was honored at Wilson Tech’s spring Advisory Committee Meeting for her 20 years of service on the committee that provides guidance to Tech’s Advertising/Graphic Design program. Michael Flynn (r.), Chief Operating Officer of Western Suffolk BOCES, and Linda Giery (l.), Tech instructor […]

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Shining at the Olympics

Shining at the Olympics

JEA Jr./Sr. High was proud to have 43 students compete in the May Special Olympics at Walt Whitman High. In the 50-yard dash, students exhibited speed, endurance, and coordination. Students performed independently and were thrilled to hear their names announced at the starting line. Next came the Turbo Jav when students exhibited great excellence in […]

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A Role Model on and off the Slopes!

Justin Bader of Harborfields loves all things related to sports! If anyone skied in Vermont this winter and saw a young man assisting adaptive skiers, that would be Justin. During the winter months, Justin spends up to 20 days at Sugarbush Ski Area as a volunteer instructor with Vermont Adaptive. While he spends half of […]

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Taking the Plunge for Charity

Taking the Plunge for Charity

The luck of the Irish was with Michael Flynn (r.), Chief Operating Officer! After months of bitter cold weather, the sun brought temperatures into the 70s as Mike and other brave BOCES employees jumped into the Great South Bay to help raise money for AHRC Suffolk on April 18. As he warmed up, Treasurer Sandy […]

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The Skies Come Alive as Planetariums Re-Open

Planetariums in Middle Country and Longwood school districts have been brought back to full use thanks to a partnership with OEEP. Both districts can now provide exciting and relevant planetarium programs for their elementary classes and high school Earth Science courses. By maintaining the hardware and software and upgrading the planetariums’ capabilities, OEEP was able […]

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Walk Team Raises 50% More for Autism Research!

Receiving the Gold Supporters plaque for their efforts fundraising for autism research are (back, l. to r.) Kevin Kennedy, Andrew Blee, Steve and Annette Concannon; and (front row, l. to r.) Meghan Scherer, Lori Manno, Christine Walsh, Gabriella Rodriguez, Sarah Springer, Christina Camilleri and Bonnie Wojcik.[/caption]The Western Suffolk BOCES Walk-Team went all out this spring […]

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