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South Country Athletes Earn All-League Titles

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Bellport High School student-athletes Aarilin Pitre and Giulia Gannon were recently awarded All-League titles at the Suffolk County Softball Coaches Association’s 43rd annual banquet.

The sophomores earned the accolades for their athletic ability and talent. Pitre is an outfielder and Gannon plays shortstop.

The South Country Central School District extends its congratulations to Pitre and Gannon.

Date Added: 8/5/2022

Board Notes for July 20, 2022

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To view the Board Notes for the July 20 meeting, please click here.

Date Added: 8/1/2022

We are hiring!

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The South Country Central School District is hiring! The following positions are anticipated: Call-In Substitute Teachers, Call-In Teaching Assistants, Probationary Teaching Assistants,

Permanent Substitute Teachers (5 DAYS/WEEK), Call-In Custodial Workers, Call-In Office Assistant, Call-In Special Education Aides, Call-In School Monitors, Call-In Guard/Responders, and Call-In Registered School Nurses. See attached flyer for more information.

Visit the employment page for more information: https://www.southcountry.org/dep.../employment_opportunities

Date Added: 7/28/2022

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South Country Grads Earn New York State Seal of Civic Readiness

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The South Country School District is pleased to announce that over 95% of Bellport High School graduates earned a prestigious New York State Seal of Civic Readiness on their diplomas.

Students were presented with the opportunity to earn the seal after the high school was accepted in 2021 as a pilot school for the New York State Education Department’s Seal of Civic Readiness program following an extensive application process led by Director of Humanities Jaclyn O'Hagan and high school social studies teacher Andrew Budris.

The students earned the seal through the school’s work with the pilot program and a partnership between teachers, administrators, students and NYSED. This broad participation was accomplished by including all students in the program, from general education and special education to English as a New Language and Advanced Placement students.

The Civic Readiness initiative has students work toward a common goal to better their school and community. They select issues, conduct research and present their findings during a culminating Civics Day presentation to their peers, teachers and Board of Education members. Projects have included improving mental health services for students, asking for county government to improve the walkability and cleanliness of roadways, obtaining grants for music and sports participation at the elementary level, and adding recess for middle school students. The program also shapes students to become citizens who form their own opinions and take action to serve their community.

Date Added: 7/18/2022

South Country Names New Athletic Director, Assistant Superintendent for Finance

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The South Country Central School District Board of Education has appointed Jennifer Segui as its new assistant superintendent for finance and management services, effective Aug. 11, and Patrick Hayes as its new director of health, physical education and interscholastic athletics, effective Aug. 9.

“We are pleased to announce these two new appointments,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani. “They both bring a wealth of experience to our district, and we are certain that they will prove to be an integral part in ensuring that our students receive the best education.”

Segui, of Stony Brook, has served as the assistant business administrator in the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District since 2015. Prior to this role, she worked in the Bayport-Blue Point School District as a senior accountant/treasurer. Earlier in her career, she was an accountant and payroll supervisor in the Middle Country Central School District and an account clerk for the Village of Patchogue.

Segui holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from SUNY Binghamton and a Master of Arts from Dowling College. She also has a certification in school district business leadership from Dowling College.

“I am grateful to the superintendent and the board of education for selecting me to be a part of their central office administrative team.,” Segui said. “I look forward to applying my business office experience and collaborating with my colleagues, the board and the school district community.”

Hayes, of Sayville, joins South Country from the Longwood School District, where he has served as a physical education teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels, as well as the principal of the high school’s summer school. He also coached several teams at Longwood, including basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football and soccer.

Hayes holds a Bachelor of Science in physical education from SUNY Cortland and a Master of Science, advanced certificate in coaching, and advanced certification in school building and school district leadership from Stony Brook University.

“I am excited and humbled by the privilege to join the South Country school community as the director of athletics, health and physical education,” Hayes said. “It is an honor to become an integral component of the educational process for the students of the South Country School District.”

Date Added: 7/14/2022

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