BSCTA News Archive

  • Happy Labor Day

    On Monday, we celebrate Labor Day, the one holiday of the year that celebrates the worker. No matter your ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation, if you work, this is your holiday.    Labor Day is also a good time to reflect on the long history of workers standing up for themselves....
  • Rethinking the Regents Exams in New York

    08.02.2019/General News
    Taking "the Regents," one of the oldest academic exam systems in the country, has been a rite of passage for high school students in New York for generations.     That may soon change as the state Board of Regents considers scrapping the high school Regents exam requirement as part of an effort to...
  • Important Conference and Workshop Dates

    I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer vacation. While you are enjoying the time off, there are a few important dates that are coming up. Below, I have included a list of upcoming workshops and conferences that NYSUT is providing. Some are taking place over the summer, while others are...
  • Say No to Anti-Union Groups this Summer

    07.16.2019/General News
      During the summer months, corporate funded anti-union groups will be out in full force seeking to convince union members to give up their valuable rights and leave their unions. The bottom line is that the wealthy non-working business owners and corporate executives would rather pocket more of...
  • Congratulations to our newly tenured teachers!

    06.19.2019/General News
    On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the following teachers officially received tenure: Joe Brass Maria Cucciniello Michelle D'Antoni Gia De Stefanis Olivia Galati Stephanie Gariepy Taylor Hall Alma Hespeler Kathryn Hunter Emily Mercado Colleen Mott Cheryl Rainone Janine Wulff (March 2019) Congratulations...
  • Great Job at the Bay Shore Arts Festival

    Thank you to all of the BSCTA members that came out to last week's Bay Shore Arts Festival. We raised $626 for "Dollars for Scholars" and received numerous compliments for our hard work and dedication to our students and community. A big thank you to all of the BSCTA members who came down to...
  • Congratulations to our 2019 Retirees

    06.13.2019/General News
      The BSCTA held its general membership meeting and retiree social on Friday, May 31st at Fat Fish.  The member turnout was beyond amazing and we honored our four retirees as well: Maria Fagan (HS), Deb Fuentes (BA), Anne Marie Cribbons (GM), and Nancy Anthony (SC).  Each retiree was recognized for...
  • BSCTA Scholarships

    A Message from President Michael Krieger  On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the BSCTA awarded scholarships to each of the following BSHS students in the following categories:  Dollars for Scholars: Ahanaf Ahmed Laura Almonte   Anmal Kumar Kyanie Louis Matthew Poblano Sabrina Simmonetti Don Reuss (...
  • Don't Allow NY Classrooms to Overheat

    06.03.2019/General News
      Has your classroom ever been so hot that it's nearly impossible for the kids to learn? Take action TODAY at the NYSUT Action Center to ask lawmakers to establish an unsafe maximum room temperature in school buildings to help keep students, teachers & staff safe...and then share your own story...
  • Phil Carpenter Inducted into Bay Shore High School Hall of Fame

    06.01.2019/General News
    On April 11, 2019, the Bay Shore Alumni Association inducted the Bay Shore High School Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Former teacher and BSCTA member, Philip M. Carpenter, was recognized for all of his hard work and dedication to the Bay Shore schools and community during a beautiful ceremony....
  • Class of 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

    05.30.2019/Community
    On Wednesday, 5/29, the Bay Shore Board of Education recognized the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from the BSHS Class of 2019. Both have challenged themselves to the fullest extent possible while attending Bay Shore High School. Teachers, administrators and staff members who have worked with them...
  • APPR Changes

    05.23.2019/General News
    Click here to download a fact sheet from NYSUT about the changes to APPR that were included in the 2019 State budget.
  • We Appreciate the Work You Do

    On May 3rd and 4th, NYSUT held its annual Representative Assembly (NYSUT RA) in Albany. Anumber of issues were addressed at the RA, including unanimously supporting a proposal    asking the Board of Regents to direct State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to make the necessary changes to fix...
  • Bay Shore Teacher Named 2019 Teacher of Excellence

    05.14.2019/General News
    Congratulations to Bay Shore teacher Amy Nardone! Ms. Nardone, who teaches at Bay Shore Middle School, was recognized by New York State Senator Phil Boyle as a 2019 Teacher of Excellence.
  • Spruce Up Bay Shore

    05.12.2019/Community
    On Saturday, May 11th, members of the BSCTA took part in the annual "Spruce Up Bay Shore" event. Members spent Saturday picking up trash, pulling weeds, and planting trees and flowers. With the summer months approaching, Bay Shore is starting to look great.
  • TR Elections

    04.09.2019/General News
    As per the BSCTA Constitution, teacher representatives (TRs) are elected for one-year terms each May.  The term of office for TRs commences on June 1st and ends on the last day in May of the following year. The duties and responsibilities of TRs are as follows: Attendance at union meetings at the...

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