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School Notebook: Youngster Honored For Bravery, UFO Spotted in Sayville

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

Deer Park-North Babylon Patch

If the music emanating from schools across North Babylon sounds a bit better than surrounding communities, there is a good reason. For the fifth year in a row, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has named North Babylon School District a “Best Community for Music Education.” Read the on Deer Park-North Babylon Patch

Half Hollow Hills Patch

The driver of a van that approached a West Hollow Middle School student earlier this school year, was spotted again Monday morning, according to a school district safety alert. Read the on Half Hollow Hills Patch.

Lindenhurst Patch

It's been almost a year since the TAL (teachers' union) contract with Lindenhurst Schools has expired. And it's now been three years that TAL has been in contract talks with the Lindenhurst Board of Education, according to Rose Russo, president of the union. Read the on Lindenhurst Patch.

Sachem Patch

Mia Wojciechowski collected a medal and a standing ovation at Wednesday night's Sachem Board of Education meeting. The 7-year-old is credited with saving her family, which includes East football coach and North dean Mark Wojciechowski, when their Farmingville home went up in last month. Read the on Sachem Patch.

Sayville-Bayport Patch

It’s called a “UFO” because of its disk shape and glowing lights, but for Sayville Senior John Farese, the device took him where he has never gone before—to the International Olympiad as one of eight New York State students chosen to compete in the Energy Division. Read the on Sayville-Bayport Patch.

West Islip Patch

Students, faculty and staff gathered in the interior courtyard at Manetuck Elementary School on Monday to celebrate the of Mary Anderson, the school’s principal. Read the on West Islip Patch.

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