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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CHANGE: EMBRACE IT…SHARE IT

The conference was attended by 67 school library media specialists from WSBOCES, ESBOCES and Nassau BOCES.  The winner of the “School Library Media Specialist of the Year” award was Kim Bronzino from the Commack UFSD.  The winner of the “Administrator of the Year” award was Vincenza Graham, Director of World Languages, ESL and Library Media […]

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17th Annual School Library System Conference

The conference was attended by 67 school library media specialists from WSBOCES, ESBOCES and Nassau BOCES.  The winner of the “School Library Media Specialist of the Year” award was Kim Bronzino from the Commack UFSD.  The winner of the “Administrator of the Year” award was Vincenza Graham, Director of World Languages, ESL and Library Media […]

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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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“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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New Librarians Orientation” with Sara Kardasz

This presentation was for librarians new to the profession or new to their current location.  It answered questions about what the School Library System is and what it has to offer.  Cosers, professional development, professional associations, Information Fluency Continuum, NOVELNY, and much more was covered.  The library media specialists who attended found it to be […]

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