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ENL Jumps into Google Classroom at Bellport High School

ENL Jumps into Google Classroom at Bellport High School photo
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The ENL department at Bellport High School has jumped into Google Classroom and is loving every minute of it. Students have signed into the Classroom in their ENL/ELA classes and have created Google Slide presentations for their group projects about literary elements.  Students planned together how their groups would approach the project, dividing the tasks fairly and allowing each other to shine. The quality of the presentations was excellent, as students taught each other how to add photos to the background and how to animate the changing of the slides. Students helped each other to define literary elements and to provide appropriate and interesting examples and images for each literary element. 

Students continue to practice using the different literary elements as they regularly write in Google Classroom using the literary techniques. They enjoy using the photos posted online as their inspirations. Students get to see their work in the live feed on the interactive whiteboard in the classroom, which allows the entire class to appreciate and respond to each other’s work. 

ENL Thanksgiving Feast at Bellport High School

ENL Thanksgiving Feast at Bellport High School photo
The ENL department at Bellport High School celebrated Thanksgiving with their students with a grand feast. Students enjoyed the cultural experience of a traditional Thanksgiving feast, including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and even apple pie. All of the students who attended dined together at one, long, banquet-style table, where they talked and laughed as they enjoyed the feast and dining music.

Students who attended the feast gained an entry ticket by submitting a written paragraph about what they are grateful for. The writings were heartfelt and truly represented the spirit of Thanksgiving. During the celebration, students and teachers took the opportunity to speak about the many things that they are thankful for in their lives. It was a fine Thanksgiving celebration for all.

A special thank you was given to the culinary department who roasted the turkeys for the feast.
 

Eastern Suffolk Academy of Applied Technology - Quarter 1 Honor Students

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Bellport High School is pleased to recognize twenty-two (22) high school BOCES students for demonstrating outstanding achievement by being named to the first quarter Honor Roll for their respective Career and Technology courses.  In total, eleven (11) students were recognized from the Gary Bixhorn Technical Center (Bellport) and eleven (11) students from the Edward J. Milliken Technical Center (Oakdale). 

These students have shown responsibility in the classroom, commitment to their work ethic and maintained a GPA of ninety or above with fewer than five absences. 

Students pictured (top row): Josue Arriaza, Randall Ulloa, Steven Perez-Pagan, Conor Schlosser, Meagan Porter, Paul Carreno, Eliasar Cruz, Anthony Lopez Benavidez, BHS Principal Mr. Hogan. (Bottom Row) BOCES Liaison Mrs. Glynn, Flora Haynes, Kimberly Dean, Emma Walker, Jennifer Gonzalez, Veronica Campoverde, Jessica Mone, Krista Romano, Hana Mackin, Evelyn Gomez, Briana Matias, Eddie Gibson. 
Not Pictured: Emily Mungavin, Danny Nocera, and Dayana Rodriquez
 

Nine Bellport High School Musicians Selected For 2017 All-County Performing Ensembles

Nine Bellport High School Musicians Selected For  2017 All-County Performing Ensembles photo
Pictured L-R Front Row: Valentina Banellis, Angelina Caroli, Emmaly Seaman, Maya McCullough. Back Row: Kai Hatcher, Erin Kelly, Sarah Vaccaro, Andrew Zimlinghaus, Tyler Zapata.
Nine Bellport High School musicians were chosen to participate in the 2017 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 three performing groups, the All-County Treble Choir, Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra.  Over 14 hours of rehearsals will culminate in a concert performance at Hauppauge High School on Friday, November 17, 2017

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 High School are:

Valentina Banellis Viola Symphony Orchestra
Angelina Caroli Clarinet Symphonic Band
Kai Hatcher Viola Symphony Orchestra
Erin Kelly Soprano 2 Treble Choir
Maya McCullough Alto 2 Treble Choir
Emmaly Seaman Soprano 2 Treble Choir
Sarah Vaccaro Viola Symphony Orchestra
Tyler Zapata Trumpet Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Zimlinghaus Alto Saxophone Symphonic Band


The music department is very proud to have Valentina, Angelina, Kai, Erin, Maya, Emmaly, Sarah, Tyler and Andrew represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event! 
 

Four Bellport High School Musicians Selected For 2017 All-State Performing Ensembles

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pictured left to right are Tyler Zapata, Sarah Vaccaro, Andrew Zimlinghaus and Erin Kelly
The selection committees for the 2017 New York State School Music Association Conference selected three Bellport High School musicians to perform at this year’s All-State NYSSMA Winter Music Conference.  The festival and conference will take place in Rochester, NY, beginning Thursday, November 30 and ending Sunday, December 3.   Two days of concert performances will be held at the renowned Eastman Theater of the Eastman School of Music.  

Each of these students received a perfect score (A+, 100) from state adjudicators on their solo performances at last spring’s NYSSMA Solo Festival held at Eastport-South Manor High School last spring.

Bellport High School’s All-State musicians include:
• Erin Kelly - Soprano 2 - Chorus (Alternate) 
• Sarah Vaccaro - Viola - Symphony Orchestra
• Tyler Zapata - Trumpet - Symphonic Band
• Andrew Zimlinghaus - Clarinet - Band (Alternate)

Each student was notified of their acceptance to the All-State Music Conference by mail in late August.  They are one of 900 NYS student musicians selected to perform in one of the eight prestigious All-State performing ensembles.  This represents a remarkable achievement, as there were over 6,600 students that auditioned statewide for a position in the All-State Music Festival. Performing ensembles include the All-State Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Mixed Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. South Country had 20 high school students audition for All-State last spring.

The music department is very proud to have Erin, Sarah, Tyler and Andrew represent Bellport High School and the South Country Central School District at this highly celebrated event! 
 

Cheering for a Cause

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On October 15th, 2017 the Bellport Varsity Cheerleading team participated in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach State Park and cheered on all walkers to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. From selling baked goods to breast cancer apparel and taking donations, the team was able to raise $415 for this cause.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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