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Please note, the Calendar is subject to change, so please check the South Country School District's website for updates during the school year.








District News

 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Bellport Middle School Food Drive Sets New Record

Food Drive

Bellport Middle School students completed the building’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on Thursday, November 17th. The middle school kicked off the collection with its second annual Harvest Festival on October 22nd. The students and staff collected food items to donate to the Lighthouse Mission Food Pantry over the duration of four weeks. The goal was to raise 3,000 food items. When this goal seemed out of reach the community rallied to help the effort. Students organized a team to stand outside Cirillo’s Market in Bellport Village to increase donations and that is exactly what they did. Members of the council and Honor Society spearheaded the campaign and worked for six hours on Saturday, November 12th collecting food. Shortly after that, the Food Drive took off with food coming in from class after class. The success of this Thanksgiving Food Drive was supported by many of the staff members helping to cheerlead and coordinate the student’s participation through contests and other incentives. Also aiding the cause was the Quicksilver and Bellport Breakaway Youth Soccer Teams. In the end, Bellport Middle School collected over 3,397 food items, which will go directly to helping families in need throughout the South Country School District.

Mr. Di Puma, the Bellport Middle School Student Council advisor, was humbled by the collective efforts of the Bellport faculty, staff and students. He said that their continuous help and support is a reminder of what makes our community a very special place to learn, work and live and he wishes everyone a peaceful and Happy Thanksgiving.

 


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Interact Club Cleans Up the Town

Interact Clean Up

The Bellport High School Interact Club recently participated in the Brookhaven Town Clean Up. The Interact Club is Rotary International's Service Club for young people ages 12 to 18. Under the guidance of Advisor Mr. Gauler, the club is in its second year at the High School and members volunteer their time for community service both in the school and community.

The group met at the Brookhaven Fire Department and worked with other volunteers to clean up litter and debris that had gathered along the side of the road. All of the students were happy to do their part to “Keep Brookhaven Clean” and look forward for more opportunities to make the community a nicer, cleaner, place to live!

 


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Career Exploration Class Revamps Bellport HS Store

School Store

Students in Kelly Scotti’s Career Exploration class have been doing various jobs around the High School this school year. One of the jobs that the students have expressed the most interest in is revitalizing the School Store. Students ordered new inventory, began marketing the new merchandise and ringing up sales. The students are currently working on holiday merchandise that can be purchased for a teacher, friend or parent. Gift wrapping is available for a minimal fee. Mrs. Kathy Staganelli, a Teaching Assistant at the High School has also played an integral part of this program. The students are very excited to prepare themes within the store for the various holidays throughout the year.

Students Left to Right: Mariah Rivera, Daili Arias, Sherry Myers, Ethan Wilson, Rashona Ringgold, Jordan Abbasi and Davonte Bonner

 


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Bellport High School student named LIAA Scholar Artist

Alexa OrsinoBellport High School is proud to announce that Alexa Orsino is the recipient of the Long Island Scholar Artist award. Each year the Long Island Scholar Artist program recognizes students who excel academically and in the areas of music, visual arts, dance, theater, or media arts. The Long Island Arts Alliance and the members of the Educators’ Committee selected Alexa based on her Photography portfolio and her academic ranking. Alexa is one of 20 Long Island students to receive this honor and will be featured in Newsday during the month of January.

A kickoff event to announce this year’s recipients was held in September and there will be a reception in May at the Tilles Center to honor all recipients and their families.

 

 


 

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Bellport Students Participate in Farm to Table Program

Farm to Table

Over the summer, students from the Extended School Year Program have been growing and caring for their own vegetables. Students have been farming a piece of land on Isabella Rossellini’s farm with the assistance of Patty Gentry from Early Girl Farm. The students planted several different vegetables including potatoes, pumpkins and zucchini. They will continue to maintain the farm in September, and along with the culinary classes at the high school, the students will learn to prepare meals with the vegetables they have grown.

 


 

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Dual Language Enrichment Program Enters Second Year at Brookhaven Elementary School

Dual Language

After a successful first year, South Country School District is proud to announce the continuation of its Dual Language Enrichment Program at Brookhaven Elementary School. The popular program features an enrichment model of bilingual education that uses two languages for the purpose of instruction. Classes are held at Brookhaven Elementary School and are composed of half native Spanish speakers and half native English speakers, with instruction in both Spanish and English. The program incorporates the required academic standards established by the State of New York and is set to continue throughout the elementary grades.

Assistant Principal, Dr. Rebecca Raymond, explained the goal of the program is to enable students to become bilingual and proficient in both languages and use those tools to make positive contributions to their community. The students develop mutual respect and appreciation for both their own and other languages and cultures, and attain academic achievement at or above grade level in all content areas.

Students are selected by parent commitment and through a lottery. Students who are unable to enroll in the Dual Language Enrichment Program in kindergarten are kept on a wait list and may be able to join the program in first grade if spaces become available. The Dual Language program supports the district’s vision to be academically prepared to succeed in college, career, life, and the global economy.

Please visit the South Country Central School District website for more about the program.



           

Courtesy of the South Country School District

Bellport High School Clipper Staff Wins Big at LI Press High School Journalism Awards

Journalism Awards

Congratulations to the Bellport High School Clipper staff for their impressive number of wins at the Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards Gala at Hofstra University! Class of 2015 graduate Kennedy Rose won Student Journalist of the Year 1st place, and Story of the Year 1st place with Junior Abbie Veitch. Kennedy and Abbie together also won the prestigious Robert W. Greene Investigative Enterprise Journalism Award, 1st place. The award is named in honor of two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Robert W. Greene. All in all, these Clipper journalists won 23 awards with 13 first place distinctions.

Pictured are: Board President, Carol Herrmann, High School Principal, Tim Hogan, Clipper Advisor, Mark Nolan, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Joseph Giani and Clipper Staff students: Alexa Orsino, Julia Loiacono, Afra Seemab, Eva Stanganelli and Abbie Veitch. rlotte. We all think YOU are pretty awesome. Congratulations, Charlotte Keyes!





Schools

 


Pre-K

Pre-Kindergarten Program
(At Brookhaven Elementary School)

101 Fireplace Neck Road
Brookhaven, NY
631-730-1700
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Pre-K

Brookhaven Elementary School
101 Fireplace Neck Road
Brookhaven, NY
631-730-1700
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Kreamer Street Elementary School

Kreamer Street Elementary School
37 Kreamer Street
Bellport, NY
631-730-1650
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Verne Critz Elementary School

Verne W. Critz Elementary School
185 Dunton Avenue
East Patchogue, NY
631-730-1675
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Frank P. Long Intermediate School

Frank P. Long Intermediate School
599 Brookhaven Avenue
Bellport, NY
631-730-1725
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Bellport Middle School

Bellport Middle School
35 Kreamer Street
Bellport, NY
631-730-1626
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Bellport High School

Bellport High School
205 Beaver Dam Road
Brookhaven, NY
631-730-1575
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South Country Administrative Offices

South Country School District Administrative Offices
189 Dunton Avenue
East Patchogue, NY
631-730-1500
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The above internet links direct to websites of the South Country Central School District. Photos courtesy of South Country Schools.