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Brookhaven Elementary kindergartners explore careers

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Dual language kindergarten students at Brookhaven Elementary School explored a variety of careers during a career day at their school on May 21. The students heard from parent volunteers who spoke about their jobs. Among the speakers were Jackie Subhash, director of the ԹϺ-Brookhaven Historical Society; John Shanley and Pablo Herrera of Jim’s Deli in Brookhaven; Elettra Wiedemann of Mama Farm in Brookhaven; and Francis Derby of the State Room in Patchogue. Students also participated in hands-on activities with the guests.

Date Added: 5/23/2024

Budget Results / Resultados del Presupuestro

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Budget Approved / Presupuesto Aprobado

Yes (Si) 880

No (No) 343

Proposition 2 Approved / La Propuesta No. 2 Aprobado

Yes (Si) 885

No (No) 329

Proposition 3 Approved / La Propuesta No. 2 Aprobado

Yes (Si) 909

No (No) 298

Board Election / Elección Delfiducario De La Junta De Educación

Cameron Trent - 598

Chris Picini – 643 *

Deborah DeLillo – 864 *


*Elected/Fideicomisarios Electos

Date Added: 5/21/2024

ԹϺ High School student receives DAR Good Citizen Award

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ԹϺ High School senior Catherine Masem was selected as the second-place winner of the DAR Good Citizen Award for the Colonel Josiah Smith Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was presented with her award on May 4 at a ceremony at the Longwood Estate.

Masem was recognized with this honor for being an outstanding young person in the Class of 2024. She consistently demonstrates the qualities of good citizenship — dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Masem is an officer of the National Honor Society and Science Bowl, as well as a member of the varsity golf team. She was selected for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists at Harvard University and was awarded the South Country Education Foundation’s grant to study at Stony Brook University’s Science and Research Awareness Series program this summer. She is a highly motivated student who is graduating a year early, and she plans to study biology on a pre-medical track at the college level.

Date Added: 5/17/2024

South Country educator earns doctorate

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Mary Pettit, an educator at Frank P. Long Intermediate School in the ԹϺ, has earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities from Molloy University.

Dr. Pettit is a veteran educator with over two decades of experience dedicated to enhancing education and supporting student success. She earned her B.A. in psychology and elementary education from Roger Williams University, followed by an M.S. in education, specializing in special education and literacy, from Dowling College.

Since 1998, Dr. Pettit has taught grades one through five, showcasing her adaptability and versatility. Her educational philosophy embraces the evolving nature of the field, demonstrated by her pursuit of National Board Certification in literacy in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She received recognition for scholarly contributions at conferences like the Third International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education and she was acknowledged as the first recipient of the Sandra A. Morris-Aarons Alumni Scholarship Award.

Outside of education, Dr. Pettit actively engages in the literary community through her popular book blog and participation in bestselling-author advanced reader review teams, reflecting her passion for literature and lifelong learning.

“Her impact on education and her dedication to student success embody the spirit of a lifelong learner and compassionate educator, leaving a lasting impression on everyone she encounters,” said Frank P. Long Principal Stefanie Rucinski.

The district congratulates Dr. Pettit on this impressive accomplishment.

Date Added: 5/16/2024

Poems, songs and flowers for mom

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First grade students at Verne W. Critz Elementary School celebrated their mothers during in-class Mother’s Day celebrations on May 8. They sang songs and presented their mothers with tissue paper flowers that they had made. All enjoyed a variety of treats.

Date Added: 5/15/2024