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Seniors celebrate at prom

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students all over Long Island (and the rest of the world) have faced more than a year of uncertainty when it comes to their schooling, dances, and graduation …

Verne W. Critz Elementary School kindergarten students in the South Country Central School District learned about how to be personally responsible for their own safety during a virtual Teddy Bear …

Bellport High School’s National Honor Society inducted 159 students during a virtual ceremony this spring. Co-adviser Suzanne Hines explained that the district’s annual induction included …

Graduation and proms are currently being planned, awaiting potential new guidance from New York State.  WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOL DISTRICT The William Floyd School District will be hosting a …

WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOL DISTRICTThe William Floyd School District budget and propositions all passed. Below are the results. The annual budget of $251,311,607 with a zero percent tax levy increase was …

A disturbing flyer was left in South Country school board candidate Cameron Trent’s mailbox on Mother’s Day, blacking out Trent’s face, adding “No (racial slur) …

South Country student-artists among Long Island’s best The artwork of Bellport High School student-artists Giana Porter and Maria Slavnova were selected from 331 submissions to exhibit at The …

The proposed 2021-22 South Country school budget was adopted with no cuts to programming. However, due to decline in enrollment, not due to funding, the staff was cut by about 29. “We were …

One year after closing its doors to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bellport High School celebrated the gradual comeback of activities and the students’ and faculty’s resiliency during a tough …

When school districts across Suffolk County reopened in September 2020, many announced they’d be operating under a hybrid model of learning to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The …

Before 10 a.m. on Sunday, Pamela Lerner and Jane Tierney were already popping in a wax flower here, an alstroemeria stalk there, in clear glass vases as they worked on the seven bountiful …

South Country Central School District appointed Manouchka Daniel as an assistant principal at Bellport Middle School. The board of education unanimously approved Daniel, and she began serving in the …

Out of an abundance of caution, Patchogue-Medford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna Jones announced the school would be going full remote the week after the holiday break beginning on Monday, Jan. …

South Country Central School District is moving forward with expanding the reopening of schools. This week, on Monday, Nov. 16, the district entered Phase 3, a weeklong transition period to ensure a …

Andrew Budris has taught at Bellport High School for the last 23 years and has been a social studies teacher for 25, beginning his career in a Brooklyn middle school. Since he started teaching at …

In the midst of what would be the fall season, student athletes and their athletic directors discussed their frustration with postponement. “I am definitely disappointed,” said …

Two Bellport High School seniors nailed awards from the Long Island Arts Alliance; Anna Mezzatesta was one of 20 Long Island Scholar Artists for the 2020-‘21 school year and Caitlin Saliba is …

In a video message to the South Country community, Wayne White, president of the Bellport Teachers association, announced concerns the union had about the reopening of schools. “It needs …

Personal protective equipment is probably something no parent imagined having to send their children with as part of their back-to-school supplies. Forced to create a budget for safety measures, …

The South Country School District plans to reopen with modified schedules, masks, desks six feet apart and cleaning measures. Prior to submitting the plans, in addition to numerous committee and …

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