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Excellence in Physical Education

Excellence in Physical Education
The district is thrilled to announce that Edward J. Bosti Elementary School physical education teachers Michael Oldis and Tara West have been named as the Suffolk Zone Elementary Physical Education Teachers of the Year by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 

The two educators were selected to receive this prestigious award courtesy of nominations put forward by Edward J. Bosti Elementary School Principal Laura Kimball, Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation Mark Dellecave and multiple students’ parents who spoke of their shining personalities and ability to incorporate fun and physically engaging activates into their physical education classes. 

Due to this recognition, they have each been rewarded with plaques signifying their accomplishment, and were invited to attend the NYS AHPERD’s 82nd annual conference, from Nov. 20-23, at the Turning Stone Convention Center. 

Additionally, it was noted that Mr. Oldis’ mother received this recognition as well when she was a physical education teacher in the district. 
“These two individuals make for an amazing team,” said Mrs. Kimball. “They work really well together, and they are a true asset to not only the Bosti community, but Connetquot as a whole.”  

Breaking Barriers with Superb Writing Skills

Breaking Barriers with Superb Writing Skills photo
The district is thrilled to announce that Bosti Elementary School fifth grade student Michael Ibraham was recently announced a finalist in the Major League Baseball’s “Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life” National Essay Contest. 

For his essay, Michael wrote about how he overcame his obstacle of inactivity, as he has since learned of the importance of daily exercise and remaining active. He has made it his goal to reach 10,000 steps on a daily basis in order to maintain optimal physical health. 

Although he wasn’t named a top 10 winner, Michael was selected as a finalist from among 8,000 submissions nationwide, a large accomplishment in itself. For his efforts, Michael was rewarded with a certificate of commendation, along with an official MLB bookmark and pin. 

Supporting Autism Awareness

Supporting Autism Awareness photo

As a culminating activity for National Autism Awareness Month, Edward J. Bosti Elementary School recently hosted their inaugural “Bubbles for Autism” event, as hundreds of students and staff members from the school community gathered in the back of the school to support autism awareness.

 “As a sign of community and respect for students, family members and friends living with autism, members of our community gathered on the field in the outline of a large heart and blew soap bubbles,” said Bosti Elementary School Principal Laura Kimball. 

Mrs. Kimball expressed her gratitude toward Nichole Johnson for coordinating the event, Joanna Zalewski and the “Recycling Rangers” for donating the bubbles, along with Michael Oldis, Jusin Maas and Mike Johnson for their invaluable help throughout the course of the day.

April is recognized as National Autism Awareness month, as schools and students across the country go above and beyond to promote autism awareness. 

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