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Experiential Learning on the Farm

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For the past two years, students in Erika Serraino's class at Bayport-Blue Point High School have participated in an employability program offered by local nonprofit organization Pal-O-Mine Equestrian. The program is experiential in nature, utilizing activities that combine real-world learning and character education skills with activities that involve horses and other small farm animals. The entire facility, which includes a barn, classroom and sensory integration track, is used as the learning environment. Because of the students’ hard work and motivation, Bayport-Blue Point High School has been awarded multiple grants to participate in the program. It has been a wonderful experience and the students have both truly enjoyed and grown as individuals from this opportunity.

Re-Opening Information for 2020-21

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Notice of Reorganization Meeting - July 7

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Hula to High School

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James Wilson Young Middle School recently held a festive and fun drive-through graduation ceremony for its eighth grade students. The students voted for the event to have a luau theme, which was reflected in tropical décor and outfits and even a DJ playing some favorite summer tunes. Bayport-Blue Point School District congratulates the entire eighth grade class on their accomplishments and looks forward to seeing these students continue their educational journey as they advance to Bayport-Blue Point High School in the fall.

Celebrating Top Graduating Seniors

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Bayport-Blue Point School District congratulates and celebrates high school seniors Douglas McDonough and Jacob Lurie, who have been named valedictorian and salutatorian for the 2019-20 academic school year, respectively. Each student earned his title based on his remarkable academic record and commitment to success throughout high school.

Department Chairperson for Social Studies John Limperatos describes valedictorian Douglas McDonough as “an exemplar for all students at BBPHS” who has a “natural talent, a remarkable work ethic, a zeal for learning, and a penchant to make a difference in the lives of others.” Of McDonough’s time in his Advanced Placement Biology class, science teacher Steven Roach recalled that “he really liked helping out students who were struggling and never used his intelligence and standing in the class for anything other than positive interactions with his peers. I often heard him explaining difficult concepts to his groupmates in a nurturing way, demonstrating natural leadership skills. Doug is truly one of the nicest, most humble students that I can remember over the last 18 years.” McDonough will attend Stevens Institute of Technology in the fall, studying biomedical engineering.

Of salutatorian Jacob Lurie, physics teacher Jennifer Cameron says “his work, irrespective of the task or whether collected for a grade or not, is meticulous, detailed, and complete. Matched in his persona is this quality and consistency.” Lurie will attend Case Western Reserve University, studying mechanical engineering. Cameron is confident that Lurie will succeed in this field, because “he is book-smart, but has a practical intuition for hands-on work, is a natural with computers, and has the temperament for challenging, long-term projects where setbacks will be faced. He also has a creativity and personality that will differentiate him from those like him in the future.”

Bayport-Blue Point School District is immensely proud of both students and looks forward to seeing all the ways in which they continue achieve great success.
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