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School Notebook: High School Fight, Bus Referendum & New Elementary School Boundaries

A look at the week's top headlines from area school districts.

• Babylon Village Patch
After Monday's Board of Education work-study meeting, residents were encouraged to stay and chat with newly appointed superintendent Richard Rozakis. Currently the assistant superintendent in Bellmore-Merrick, Rozakis begins his term on July 1. Read the on Babylon Village Patch.

• Deer Park-North Babylon Patch
When North Babylon School District residents head to the polls next month to cast their ballots on the proposed school budget, they'll also be asked to vote on the purchase of new buses. Read the on Deer Park-North Babylon Patch.

• Half Hollow Hills Patch
Ni hao. If you don’t understand what that means, you better brush up on your Mandarin Chinese. Or just ask a student in the Half Hollow Hills Chinese language program, which was recently named a national model for excellence. Read the on Half Hollow Hills Patch.

• Lindenhurst Patch
A superintendent hearing is set for next week for the  senior who was arrested on Monday for purportedly attacking a junior who suffered a broken jaw and was sent to the hospital. Read the on Lindenhurst Patch.

• Patchogue Patch
In celebration of Earth Day, around 40  students recycled and cleaned in front of the school on Saturday. Read the on Patchogue Patch.

• Sachem Patch
About 25 residents gathered at Samoset Middle School recently for the annual meet the school board candidates’ night. It's a quiet year on the Board of Education election front as the only participants at the forum were incumbent Douglas Duncan and challenger Jeff Vinci. Duncan and Vinci are opposing each other for the sole contested board seat. A third candidate for that seat, Jon Siegel, was not in attendance. Read the on Sachem Patch.

• Sayville-Bayport Patch
Twelve-year-old Matt Naluai doesn’t mind being the lone male middle-school student participating in the after-school art club at James Wilson Young Middle School every Tuesday. In fact, given his grin from the teasing of female artistic friends, he seems to relish in the attention and the obvious fan club he’s got going in the club. Read the on Sayville-Bayport Patch.

• West Islip Patch
Parents across West Islip on Friday began receiving information about the school district’s new elementary boundaries and which school their child will be attending in September. Read the on West Islip Patch.

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