BSCTA News Archive

  • Ten Things that Have Been Done

      With the shutdown of our schools, I know that many people have questions. Here is what the BSCTA is working on and has been concentrating on over the past few days. 1. The Union and administration are in constant contact. There has never been a lapse in communication between the two parties...
  • Protecting our Health and Safety

    Below is a letter that will be sent to our elected officials pressuring them to follow the guidelines of numerous other states and close all schools. The letter is being signed by a number of local union Presidents from across Long Island. We are working hard to put the pressure on our elected...
  • Benefits of Being a BSCTA Member

    As members of the BSCTA, there are certain benefits that are available to you. We recently updated a number of these benefits, including the 2020 form to apply for a scholarship from the Long Island Teachers Benevolent Fund. This scholarship is available to graduating...
  • PAC Update: Deadline to Change Party Registration Before Primary is Friday

    02.13.2020/Political Action
    Every 4 years, our nation gears up to elect or re-elect our Commander-in-Chief, the President of the United States. With Iowa and New Hampshire recently awarding delegates, one could conclude that the race is on. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Thursday, 9/26/2019 that gives New...
  • BSCTA Adopts a Highway

    02.12.2020/Community
    The BSCTA has officially "adopted" Third Ave in Bay Shore from Union Blvd to Sunrise Highway. We look forward to keeping our town clean and making it safer for our students to walk to and from their destinations.
  • BSCTA Wins NYSUT Community Service Award

    02.11.2020/General News
    Below is a letter that our local received informing the BSCTA that we have won a NYSUT Community Service Award. Thank you to everyone who participated in our events over the past year.     Congratulations on the selection of your local as a NYSUT Community Service Award winner.  The selection of...
  • BSCTA Member Receives Bright Light Award

    02.10.2020/General News
    A Bay Shore High School teacher was recently recognized by the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technologies. Michael Masino was among those to receive a Bright Light Award. The Bright Light award recognizes educators who integrate technology into the lessons and create an...
  • MS Teacher of the Year

    02.01.2020/General News
    On January 17, 2020, Ted Nagengast was named Suffolk Zone's MS Teacher of the Year for his work in Physical Education. CONGRATULATIONS, Ted!   
  • Giving Back to the Community

    Thank you to all of our teachers for being leaders in the community. After we put out the call to raise money to support the Laurie Addeo Scholarship, you came out and donated an astounding amount in the first week.     Now our teachers are putting on a Coaches vs Cancer basketball game to honor...
  • Happy Holidays

    Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa are almost all here, so on behalf of the entire BSCTA Executive Board, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays.     The holidays are a time for giving, but as teachers, we give each and every day to educate the next generation of...
  • BSCTA Islanders Game

    12.18.2019/General News
    On March 7th,the BSCTA will be going to the Islanders game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The game will take place at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Tickets can be purchased for $46 by downloading this sign up form.     
  • Live like Laurie

    12.16.2019/General News
    This past September, we lost a beloved teacher and member, Laurie Addeo. She was an amazing mother, wife, teacher and grandmother. We miss her dearly and would like to honor her memory in a way that would make her proud and continue all the hard work she put in for her students in the Bay Shore...
  • Patch Teacher of the Week

    12.03.2019/General News
    Everybody has a favorite teacher — maybe it's a teacher who went out of their way to make one student's day or a teacher who brightens up a classroom every day.             This article was written by Patch. One teacher who deserves a shout-out is Mrs. Katie Homestead, a fourth-grade teacher at...
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    We are now entering the season of thanks. On Thursday, families will come together to give thanks for the many gifts and bounties they have received over the past year. This year, we are giving thanks for you, the membership. I can truly say that I am lucky to represent such a wonderful group of...
  • 2019 Endorsements

    11.05.2019/Political Action
    For the first time this year, New Yorkers will be able to vote early. You can vote at any of the polling locations below through Sunday. Of course, you are also able to vote at your normal polling location on Tuesday November 5th. Please see below for Early Voting sites and locations.   While NYSUT...
  • Constitutional Amendments Voting Results

    The results from the Constitutional Amendments votes are as follows: -284 members voted. -All amendments were passed with 93-96%  approval. I would like to thank everyone who voted for her/his participation.These amendments are essential for maintaining our organization as the  political...

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