|2013-2014 School Calendar|
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|Bellport High School Reunions|
Please note, the Calendar is subject to change, so please check the South Country School District's website for updates during the school year.
Bellport High School Music Program Named GRAMMY Foundation Award Semi-Finalist
Mr. James Uzzi, Music
Chairperson at Bellport High School is pleased to announce that the Bellport
High School Music Program has been recognized by the GRAMMY Foundation as a
Signature School Semi-Finalist. Bellport High School is one of 123 high
schools nationwide to receive this distinction. This is the second time
Bellport High School has been so recognized.
The GRAMMY Signature Schools Award is designed to honor exceptional public high school music programs across the country with special awards and grants up to $15,000. GRAMMY Signature Schools recipients are determined by the Blue Ribbon Committee, a panel of top music educators and professionals. The GRAMMY Foundation will announce its award winners in March 2014.
The Bellport High School Senior Honor
Society is hosting a Diamond Celebration on Thursday, June 26, 2014 to
commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Bellport High School Senior Honor
Society. Former members who wish to attend should email their name (include
maiden name), email address and year of graduation to:
Upon receipt of your email an invitation to the DIAMOND CELEBRATION on June 26, 2014 will be sent. If you would like more information please contact Diane Poulos at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellport High School Students Recognized For Writing
in Mr. Uhrie’s Creative Writing Class at Bellport High School were recently
recognized for their exceptional poetry written on the theme of bullying. An
awards ceremony was held on Saturday, October 5th, by Princess Ronkonkoma
Productions, a non-profit independent production company managed by
physically handicapped artists. Through poetry, Mr. Uhrie’s students were
provided with a means to express their own thoughts and feelings on this
important issue and also to provide a strong message to others about the
devastating effects of bullying. Mr. Uhrie also received an award, in the
adult’s contest, for his poem written on the theme of surviving storms.
Pictured from left to right are Celeste Michaels, Mr. Hogan (Bellport High School Principal), Malcom Harris, Theo Thomas, Dan Mortimer, and Mr. Uhrie (Bellport High School English and Creative Writing Teacher). Students who also won awards, but are not pictured in this photo, are Chris Daconto, Laura Santos, Sean Isaacs, Kennedy Rose, Vanessa Garzon, and Sarah Barry.
Frank P. Long Intermediate School Plants "Pinwheels for Peace"
September 20, 2013, Frank P. Long Intermediate School of Bellport, New York,
participated in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for
Peace by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace at our school.
Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning pinwheels on September 21st - there were approximately 500,000 pinwheels spinning throughout the world. Last year (year 8), 2012, over 4 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.
This project is non-political – peace doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind. To each of us, peace can take on a different meaning, but, in the end, it all comes down to a simple definition: “a state of calm and serenity, with no anxiety, the absence of violence, freedom from conflict or disagreement among people or groups of people.”
Our students created pinwheels of all shapes and sizes – as part of the creation process, the students, indicated their thoughts about "war and peace / tolerance/ living in harmony with others" on one side. On the other side, they visually expressed their feelings by drawing, painting, etc. On Friday, September 20, 2013, the students and staff assembled these pinwheels and "planted" them at Frank P. Long Intermediate School as a public statement and art exhibit/installation.
Bellport High School Student Named Rensselaer Medal Winner
For more than 90 years, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, in conjunction with high schools around the world,
has awarded the Rensselaer Medal and scholarship to promising high school
juniors who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.
Rensselaer is pleased to announce the 2013 winners of the Rensselaer Medal.
Connor Cipp, who hails from Bellport, NY, is this year’s honoree. Connor
Cipp is a student enrolled at Bellport High School.
The Rensselaer Medal was first presented in 1916 with two purposes: to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women, and to motivate students toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Each participating high school is allowed to select one member of the junior class to be honored with the Rensselaer Medal Award. The responsibility for designating the Rensselaer Medalist belongs to faculty and staff within the secondary school. The merit scholarship, with a minimum value of $15,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years for each medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer. Overall, an enrolled student may be eligible to receive a minimum scholarship of $60,000.
Frank P. Long Students Participate in Patriots' Day Activities
As part of the Frank P Long Intermediate School’s Patriot Day Activities the students in Mr. McGovern’s 4th Grade Class read 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy. This picture book tells the story of a remote Kenyan village helping the United States in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in a way that was most precious to them, by sending their cows as an act of kindness. After reading the story, the students brainstormed acts of kindness they could perform to honor the victims and people who helped out on September 11th. The class decided to thank and honor their local heroes who help make their community a better and safer place to live. Letters of appreciation and home baked goodies were hand delivered by the boys and girls to the South Country Ambulance, Hagerman Fire Department, Bellport Fire Department, Brookhaven Fire Department, Suffolk County Police Department- Fifth Precinct, and the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.
Pictured from left to right: Catrina Spokony, Noelise Cepeda, Kayla McLean, Riley Nagle, Rylie Sikeotis, Jayshaune Baer
Middle Row: Marc Promutico, Lexington Armann, William Caroli, Evan Virno, Daniel Reilly, Pablo Rubio, Maceo Watson, Donoven Artis
Back Row: Eric Ciavatta, Jacob Repper, Jamie Boehmke, Curren Johnsen, Mary Trowbridge, Elisha Feliz, Ryann Christie, Charlotte Felice, Aisha Iregbulem, Alexia Benjamin
Four Bellport High School Musicians Selected For 2013 All-County Music Festival
Four Bellport High
School musicians were chosen to participate in the 2013 High School
All-County Music Festival. The Suffolk Chapter of the New York State Council
of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) and the Suffolk Music
Educators’ Association (SCMEA) sponsor this event jointly.
Bellport has representatives in two performing groups, the All-County Mixed Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. Over 14 hours of rehearsals will culminate in a concert performance at Hauppauge High School on Friday, November 22nd.
Selections were made based upon each student’s NYSSMA Solo Festival rating and nominations submitted by school music teachers last June. This festival recognizes Suffolk’s most accomplished high school music students in grades 11 and 12. Representing Bellport are:
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Program (At Brookhaven Elementary School)
101 Fireplace Neck Road
101 Fireplace Neck Road
Street Elementary School
37 Kreamer Street
W. Critz Elementary School
185 Dunton Avenue
East Patchogue, NY
P. Long Intermediate School
599 Brookhaven Avenue
35 Kreamer Street
Bellport High School
Country School District Administrative Offices
189 Dunton Avenue
East Patchogue, NY
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