Cooking with Love!

Celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich teaches the secrets to culinary delights at JEA Jr./Sr. High School. After a lesson on herbs, students tasted her special frittata.

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Assemblyman Lupinacci Visits James E. Allen Elementary School.

Lupinacci Tours BOCES from Tarmac to Classroom

Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci went from the tarmac outside Wilson Tech’s Republic Airport campus to a classroom for young children with autism at the James E. Allen Elementary School on his recent tour of the schools of Western Suffolk BOCES. “We are extremely grateful that the Assemblyman took time from his busy schedule to see first […]

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Senator Philip Boyle visits JEA Jr./Sr. High School.

NYS Legislators Tour BOCES

BOCES has started its annual lobbying efforts early this year and is inviting local legislators to take a tour with us! To date, two legislators have each visited a CTE program and a special education school. Take a look at what they have seen. Senator Boyle Senator Philip Boyle (R) (center) who represents District 4 on the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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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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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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