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160 Great East Neck Road, West Babylon, NY 11704

Phone: 631-376-7501

Principal: Christina Cotter

ccotter@wbschools.org

 

 

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Mission Statement

South Bay School is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment where every child is valued and respected. Our mission is to inspire students to reach their highest potential by promoting academic, social, and emotional growth. We strive to create successful citizens who are individuals of good character and lifelong learners, by implementing a balanced curriculum, maintaining a positive atmosphere, and establishing a cooperative link between home and school.

 

 

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Elementary Students Show Off Their STEAM Skills

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The district held its first elementary Science Olympiad competition on May 23. Students from Tooker Avenue, Forest Avenue, Santapogue, John F. Kennedy and South Bay elementary schools joined together at the West Babylon Junior School to show off their STEAM skills.

Members of the West Babylon Senior High School and adviser Andrea Durbin organized the five competitive events. Prior to competition night, the high school students mentored the elementary students to prepare them for the events.

“The high school students did a phenomenaljob running the five events the elementary students competed in,” said Durbin. “They were an amazing example of teamwork, responsibility and leadership for our elementary students.”

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Scott Payne and director of STEAM Theresa Taplin were instrumentalin creating and recruiting the coaches at each elementary school and creating a Science Olympiad team for each school. Congratulations to the elementary teams: first place – South Bay; second place –Forest Avenue; third place – Tooker Avenue; fourth place –Santapogue; and fifth place –John F. Kennedy.


Date Added: 6/6/2022

Elementary Science Olympiads Prep for Competition

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This year, West Babylon School District piloted an elementary Science Olympiad program to spark the interests of future scientists and STEM learners. Student teams in all five elementary schools have been practicing for their upcoming competition under the direction of the West Babylon Senior High School Science Olympiad team and advisor Andrea Durbin. Members of the high school Science Olympiad squad have been visiting each of the elementary teams to lend a helping hand.The events of the competition include: Straw Tower, Don't Melt the Ice, A is for Anatomy, Mystery Powders and a Gummy Bear Catapult Launch.

Date Added: 6/1/2022

Kindergartners Get Special Police Visit at South Bay

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Kindergartners at South Bay Elementary School had a special visit from K9 Officer Mark Sacco, his dog Bosco and two dogs in training. Students learned how K9s work to keep the community safe. The students hid objects from Officer Sacco around the playground and watched how Bosco was able to find them all.

Afterward, Detective Chiquitucto did a presentation to the kindergarten class about fingerprints. He is a latent fingerprint analyst with Suffolk County Police Department's Identification Section. The class learned about the types of fingerprints people can leave behind. Detective Chiquitucto showed the class how he is able to make fingerprints more visible by using different types of methods. The class watched him use two different types of fingerprint powder to see the characteristics of the fingerprints so he can use that information to match those fingerprintsto people.



Date Added: 5/20/2022

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