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South Country proposes budget at levy

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 …

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association recently announced that fall sports would be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fall season was originally slated to begin on …

A petition has started circling online calling for the renaming of Bellport Middle School to John E. Conquest Middle School, after the longtime educator and coach. “I would like to …

The Bellport High School Class of 2020 received their diplomas in a unique ceremony held outside at the high school. Following a car parade, students and their families drove into the athletic …

About 110 graduates moved on to kindergarten last week, but what made it extra special was the fact that it was the first-ever set of graduates to come out of the South Haven Early Childhood …

South Country School District has unveiled its annual budget to the community, and residents will be able to vote by absentee ballot by June 9. The budget is under the tax cap and maintains all …

Valedictorian: Ali Guillermo GPA: 102.42 Intended college/after high school plans? My intended college after high school is Stony Brook University, where I will major in nursing. …

The South Country School District’s senior graduation will be held on Thurs- day, June 25 with a June 26 rain date. Though it will not be held in the traditional sense, it will be still …

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