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Seniors Walk Down Memory Lane

Seniors Walk Down Memory Lane photo

West Babylon Senior High School’s Class of 2018 took a walk down memory lane, literally, when they returned to their respective elementary schools for a senior walk on June 11.

Dressed in their caps and gowns, the seniors walked the elementary school hallways before concluding their academic journey in West Babylon. School district administrators, teachers and elementary students lined the hallways in each building to offer their congratulations and well wishes as the seniors begin the next phase of their lives. 

At Tooker Avenue, Forest Avenue, John F. Kennedy, Santapogue and South Bay elementary schools, the soon-to-be graduates had a chance to reconnect with their former teachers and staff, look at old class photographs and reminisce. 

STEM Learners at Tooker Avenue

STEM Learners at Tooker Avenue photo
Throughout the school year, fourth- and fifth-grade students in STEM enrichment program at Tooker Avenue Elementary School have been engaged in hands-on learning activities. The students made lava lamps and learned that oil and water do not mix, and oil forms circles on the top due to surface tension. They further realized the results of carbon dioxide gas introduced into the solution. The students also designed, created, engineered and constructed a foosball table. They collected data while kicking goals. 

Tooker Students Are Out of this World

Tooker Students Are Out of this World photo
First-graders in Louise Pino’s class at Tooker Avenue Elementary School recently completed their science unit of study on the solar system. Each student in the class researched a planet, wrote a report and made a poster of their planet. 

Third Grade Poets

Third Grade Poets photo

SCOPE Pre-Kindergarten Application

Registration for the SCOPE pre-kindergarten program for the 2018-19 school year is now open. 


Tooker’s Tennis stars

Tooker’s Tennis stars photo
Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Tooker Avenue Elementary School are participating in a before-school tennis program. Led by Tooker Avenue Principal Charles Germano and physical education teacher Mike Bellacosa, the students meet once a week for instruction on technique and rules of the sport. 

Sounds Good at Tooker

Tooker Avenue students had an assembly on May 14 with Brent Daniels sponsored by the school’s PTA Cultural Arts Program. Mr. Daniels showed the students how music is composed in today’s entertainment industry and discussed the importance of education in all subjects. Students participated in the program to create a one-of-a-kind, on-the-spot sounds and song composition that had everyone in the audience dancing and singing.

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Sorting Syllables

As part of their first grade phonics program, Fundations, students in Mrs. Pino’s first grade class at Tooker Avenue learned how to identify, read and write “closed” and “open” syllables. The students, divided into four groups, were given 12 word cards each, and they had to sort them by syllable type.

Classroom Transforms to Hogwarts School

Classroom Transforms to Hogwarts School photo
Fifth-graders in LynnMarie Gendron’s class at Tooker Avenue Elementary School stepped into the world of Harry Potter on April 25. As a kickoff to the fantasy unit in reading, the fifth-graders attended a special session at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Upon entering their transformed classroom, they were divided into their houses and given various reading tasks. The students in each house had to successfully complete each task to collect the ingredients needed to make a mysterious potion. All the wizards and witches graduated from the session at Hogwarts with flying colors. 

Tooker’s Second Grade Writers

Tooker’s Second Grade Writers photo

After studying series books and learning how to write letters about favorite books, Mrs. DeSa’s second graders at Tooker Avenue decided that they wanted to write letters to a favorite writer Kate DiCamillo, author of the Mercy Watson series, “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” and many others. Mrs. DeSa read “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” to the class and they loved it so much that they wanted to convince her to continue the story in a sequel.

Close Reading Skills

Mrs. Fitzgerald's first grade class at Tooker Avenue has been working on close reading skills. They are very focused!

What’s Hatching at Tooker

What’s Hatching at Tooker photo
Students in Mrs. Paganica’s class at Tooker Avenue have been learning about eggs, chicks and patience as they anxiously awaited three long weeks for the arrival of their baby chicks. On May 2, the class welcomed two chicks into the world and is waiting for two more eggs to crack. 

Tooker’s Fairy Tale Challenge

Tooker’s Fairy Tale Challenge photo

First graders in Laura Fitzgerald’s class at Tooker Avenue participated in the Fairy Tale Challenge. Students worked with partners to complete activities in math, STEM and literacy. Upon completion, students had their pictures taken as princes and princesses.


A Great Day at Tooker

A Great Day at Tooker photo
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Tooker Avenue Elementary School joined together to create a mural during their art classes this year. Each student had a part in creating the piece, which reads “Make It A Great Day. The Choice Is Yours” and is prominently displayed in the school’s gymnasium.