Maryann Zumpano Honored for Her Advocacy

Maryann Zumpano (l.), president of the Board of Western Suffolk BOCES, was honored for her dedicated service at SCOPE’s annual spring awards night. George Duffy (r.), Executive Director of SCOPE, acknowledged her for her 35 years of service to boards of education (Smithtown’s for 15 years and Western Suffolk BOCES’ for 20 years) where she […]

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Full-time Adult Programs Re-Accredited for 6 Years

Congratulations to the BOCES team that prepared the application package for the successful COE re-accreditation (from l. to r.) Kelli Byrnes, Ila Gaffney, Joyce Brozyna, Kristine Shanteau, Rosemary Nagler, Kathi Baker, and Debra Montaruli. The Commission of the Council of Occupational Education concluded its review of the eight full-time adult programs at Western Suffolk BOCES […]

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“Frozen” Inspires Art of JEA Elementary Students

After a month of acclaim while on display at the Long Island Childrens’ Museum, the artwork of students at the James E. Allen Elementary School was carefully arranged for the school’s first Art Show. On a frigid morning, parents and friends crowded into the school’s gym to admire the images that the students created based […]

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Reading with a Partner… a Pug!

Imagine learning to read with a partner that’s always attentive and never criticizes when you’ve stumbled over a difficult word. Students in the ALC program at DeLuca Elementary School have just the partner…Gigi the Pug! Yes, each week Little Shelter brings a pug dog into the classroom for reading aloud and individual reading time. Gigi […]

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Melissa Ortiz wins scholarship.

Adult Cosmetology Student Wins Scholarship

Melissa Ortiz (c.) of Pt. Jefferson Station has won a $1,200 scholarship toward tuition costs for studying cosmetology at the Western Suffolk BOCES School of Cosmetology in Northport. She was one of 24 students across the U.S. who received the award from the Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation based on her strong commitment to complete […]

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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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Surgical Technology grads

Surgical Technology School Posts Top Scores

The School of Surgical Technology at BOCES received a merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting because 94% of the adult students in the two most recent Surgical Technology classes passed the Certified Surgical Technologist exam. The CST is widely recognized in the health care community as the foremost credential […]

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Steven Feretti

Surgical Technology Grad Earns Scholarship

Meet a Graduate Steven Feretti was one of only 10 students in the U.S. awarded a scholarship this spring from the Accrediting Review Committee for Surgical Technology. He completed the one-year BOCES program in Surgical Technology in April as the valedictorian, then passed his national certification exam, and is now employed at St. Charles Hospital. […]

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Mildred Browne Recognized by NYS School Boards

Mildred Browne, a Board member of Western Suffolk BOCES, was recently recognized by the New York State School Boards Association for her many years of participation in leadership development activities. On behalf of NYSSBA, Michael Flynn, Chief Operating Officer, presented her with a “Learning for Leaders” certificate at the Board’s February meeting. Mrs. Browne has […]

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