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200 Old Farmingdale Road, West Babylon, NY 11704

Phone: 631-376-7200


Principal: Daniel McKeon

 

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Assistant Principal: Jessica Yawney-Kohler





 

Red Ribbon Week & Character Counts Week
October 23rd-27th

 

About Our School

At West Babylon Junior High School, we are proud to offer our students a dynamic, progressive program that fosters the 21st century skills that students need to succeed in our ever-changing world. Additionally, we are proud of our staff, who so effectively support our students as they meet the daily challenges of adolescence.

The Junior High School experience is an exercise in transition and change. On a daily basis, we assist parents and students in navigating the worlds of adolescent education and social responsibility. We are charged with making our students ready for High School, while maintaining a personal,empathetic, and nurturing relationship with each one. We assist our 6th  grade students by utilizing a Cluster model which allows them to travel from class to class in a relatively confined area while having access to all of their core teachers throughout the day. Our 7th grade students are part of Teams that all share the same core area teachers. In very broad terms, both our 6th and 7th grade students travel with a similar group of students throughout the day. Quite often, staff members work collaboratively to plan curriculum and implement interdisciplinary activities and strategies to promote the academic and social success of all students. Our 8th graders participate in a more individualized schedule that is very similar to a High School schedule; they have more choices for elective courses, accelerated courses, and take a Foreign Language class for the first time which allows for greater variation of their schedules.

To ensure that each students needs are met throughout the year, we have begun to utilize a system known as the Child Support Team or “CST”. Utilizing this procedure, any student that may need assistance academically, socially, emotionally, financially, etc., can be recommended by a staff member to the CST and that team will develop a plan to meet the students needs and follow up with any stakeholders that may be affected. By addressing the needs of our entire student population, we hope to level the playing field for all students and allow them to flourish in a program that has high standards while maintaining optimal support.

I wish our student body a wonderful school year and remind each student to “Be all you can be”

 

Remember to have your student ID VISIBLE every day. Please contact the main office if you need a new ID tag.

  

 

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Supply Lists 2017-2018

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

 

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Announcements

Cut It Up Poetry

Librarian Workshops

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All of the district’s librarians participated in the Western Suffolk BOCES school library seminar on Nov. 7 at Farmingdale Public Library. The librarians attended workshops on topics such as “Establishing a Makerspace,” “Poetry Slam Activities in Middle School and High Schools,” and “Appropriate Graphic Novels for Middle and High Schools."

The Great Pumpkin Challenge

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During Dr. Patricia Neville’s library classes at the Junior High School, students were challenged with building a structure out of candy pumpkins and toothpicks on Oct. 31. Working in small groups, the completed structure tested the weight of a small pumpkin.

Buddy Club Halloween Party

Tokens of Appreciation for Board of Education

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The district acknowledged the commitment and dedication of its board of education prior to its meeting on Oct. 24. In celebration of New York State School Boards Recognition Week, members of the Board of Education were presented with certificates by the office of Suffolk County Leg. Kevin McCaffrey, Town of Babylon Councilman Antonio Martinez and Western Suffolk BOCES. Artwork from students throughout the district adorned the board workroom to show their appreciation. The Senior High School select string ensemble performed “Ashokan Farewell” before refreshments were served courtesy of the PTAs and PTA Council.