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A story tasting

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Bellport Middle School ENL and ELA students in Lisa Rusie and Jessica Arrigotti's class recently concluded a narrative writing unit with a "story tasting" publishing party. The aspiring authors celebrated their accomplishments in the library with the “tasty treat” of reading their peers' stories and responding to each writer's work.

Date Added: 2/21/2024

A world of reading

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Bellport Middle School students celebrated World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 7 by listening to books read by volunteer teachers and staff.

The books were read aloud by the guest readers during social studies classes and coincided with content currently being taught in class. Sixth grade students studying Egypt listened to “How the Sphinx Got to the Museum” by Jessie Hartland; seventh grade students preparing for their Generation Citizen project heard “Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea” by Meena Harris; and eighth grade students learning about the Great Depression enjoyed “Dorethea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression” by Carole Boston Weatherford.

“I want students to know that reading doesn’t just happen in reading classes — it connects all the content areas,” said teacher and event organizer Dr. Lindsay Blaszcyk. “Teachers, whether they teach math, science, physical education, social studies or any other subject, were willing to expand students’ experiences and knowledge base today, and I am grateful to them.”

Date Added: 2/9/2024

Middle school lessons enhanced with VR headsets

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Classroom lessons at Bellport Middle School are being enhanced with the use of VR headsets on loan from the Eastern Suffolk BOCES School Library System.

During their library periods with Library Media Specialist Amanda Mason, students are taking virtual walks in volcanoes and swimming with megalodons using lessons preprogrammed on the VR headsets that correlate to what they are learning in class.

Prior to student use, teachers had the opportunity to try out the headsets and select virtual lessons for their students.

“The students are really enjoying the experience,” said teacher Dr. Lindsay Blaszcyk.

Date Added: 2/7/2024

Bellport High School presents ‘The SpongeBob Musical’

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Bellport High School thespians are set to present Tina Landau’s “The SpongeBob Musical” on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The student cast members, pit and crew have been working diligently to perfect the performance, which is based on Nickelodeon’s animated television series “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased in advance here:

Join us for a Character Brunch on February 10th at 12:30 pm

Date Added: 1/30/2024