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BBP Schools ready for the 2022-2023 school year

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The Bayport-Blue Point School District faculty and staff congregated in the high school auditorium to attend the annual Superintendent’s Conference Day, held on Aug. 29. The energy resonated throughout the building as the school year started with a sense of normalcy and optimism.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Hearney welcomed faculty and staff back after summer vacation and set the tone for the school year through his message that the district is a community “where we belong; where we believe in you; where anything is possible.” He also asked faculty to “start to have a conversation with one another,” because conversation changes the atmosphere of a room, and to check in on each other as a sign of togetherness.

Teacher of the Year Carly Gayer thrilled her peers with a taped message from Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary Levox, whose new single, “How They Remember You,” and her memories of a student named Alex, helped to shape her message to the faculty. She offered that “It’s how they remember you” that counts, and that teachers should try to bring energy into the classroom.

Additionally, guest speaker David Hymowitz, director of #SameHere School and Community Programs, addressed the district about the culture of mental wellness.

“The more wellness we practice, the more we are able to deal with things in our lives,” Mr. Hymowitz said. “We want to help students to become resilient and balanced.”

Date Added: 9/1/2022

Bayport-Blue Point Eagle