Western Suffolk BOCES Awarded Grants for Community Health and Wellness

Western Suffolk BOCES has been awarded three Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) grants by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention, State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program, that will benefit health and wellness efforts in local communities. Western Suffolk BOCES and its partner agencies—Vision Long Island, Choice […]

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Regional Enrollment Continues to Decline

Enrollment in the 2015-16 school year declined almost 2% over last year in the 18 school districts of western Suffolk County, continuing the downward trend that began in 2005. According to Western Suffolk BOCES’ recently released Demographic Study of these districts, public school enrollment in the towns of Babylon, Huntington, and Smithtown declined 8.3% in […]

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Technology Education Summit 2015

BOCES Showcases Technology in the Classroom

Educators across Long Island shared how they are using technology in their own classrooms throughout the annual Technology and Education Summit on Oct. 21. The event, sponsored by the three BOCES on Long Island, brought together more than 500 teachers, librarians and administrators to learn specific applications that have enhanced learning in their schools. Throughout the […]

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Students in Wyandanch

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. […]

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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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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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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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“Repackaging Research for the Common Core” with Paige Jaeger

A few attendee comments: “Excellent. I got several pointers that I will use in my lessons with students.” “Thank you for a very productive day!” “Extremely helpful. Paige had great resources and practical use of information.” “I like taking home the binder for additional information and reference in the future.” “Paige was outstanding. The perfect […]

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Mariculture Program Adds 200,000 Clams to Local Bays

Connetquot High School students scatter immature clams into Stony Brook Harbor. The students built rafts where the clams grew free from predators over the summer. Once in the local estuaries, the clams will continue to grow so residents and fishermen can enjoy them next summer and they can help filter the bay waters. Two groups […]

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