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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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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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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