Winter 2012 Newsletter  









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Updated 3/23/12





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What Do Teachers Make?


The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.
One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued,
"What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in
life was to become a teacher?"
To stress his point he said to another guest; "You were a teacher,
Jim. Be honest. What did you make?"

Jim, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied,
"You want to know what I make? (He paused for a second, then

"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.
I make a C+ student feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make
them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental. You want to
know what I make?"

I make kids wonder.
I make them question.
I make them apologize and mean it.
I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.
I teach them to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn't
I make them read, read, read.
I make them show all their work in math.
They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.
I make my students from other countries learn everything they
need to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.
I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.
I make my students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, One Nation Under God, because
we live in the United States of America.
Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they
were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.

Jim paused and then continued.
"Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me
knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay
no attention because they are ignorant....
You want to know what I make?
What do you make Mr. CEO?"











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South Country BTA

Contract Ratified
Contract was ratified
Yes: 291     No: 102

I just want to thank everyone for all of their support and input.
This is not the end but it's a new beginning.

Thank you!
Wayne White

South Country School District and BTA Sign Memorandum of Agreement

The South Country Central School District and the Bellport Teachers' Association executed a Memorandum of Agreement today.  Superintendent Cipp announced the news in a letter to District Staff.  


Please click here to read the letter.


South Country

Slapped in Judge's Ruling

Legal decision points to improper hiring

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A Question of Grades

South Country Superintendent Retires

Allegations in correspondence submitted to the
South Country School District via an Aug. 24 letter by
former Bellport High School Principal Kevin O’Connell
have publicly mushroomed grade fixing accusations
regarding a star football player’s qualification for an
athletic scholarship that Superintendent Joe Cipp says
didn’t happen.

Read More

New Year's Resolution

Walk Don't Sit
Walking may be the single best — and easiest — exercise you can do to improve your health in 2012. Not only will going for a daily walk help you feel better now, it will help you maintain your independence and ability to do daily tasks as you age.  Research also has shown that walking regularly can help protect the aging brain against memory loss and dementia, help cut the risk of heart disease, and reduce the chance of developing type 2 diabetes in high-risk adults by a whopping 60 percent.

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Spotlight on

Melissa Giattino

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McGowan Returns to

Alabama Theatre



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Privacy? A Thing of the Past...

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Senior Citizen Discounts


Gone are the days of your grandmother’s “early bird special” at the local diner. As baby boomers reach retirement age, hundreds of retailers are featuring new and improved discounts exclusively for the 60 and older crowd. Here is a list composed of senior savings that will help you keep more cash in your pocket. Whoever said getting older was a bad thing, obviously didn’t know about these fantastic senior discounts!


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Years End Final Exam...

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Winner will be posted in Spring Newsletter

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50 Years Ago.....

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Tales of Whales

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Sunshine Reminder:

If you know of any colleague or family member who is sick, hospitalized  or has had an accident, please email me the particulars and I will email them to the general membership.

Memorial Services

If you know of any colleague or family member who has passed away, please email me the Memorial information and I will email them to the general membership.

Volume IV            Issue 1         Winter 2012

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