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Observing September 11 at ESBOCES


Classes throughout the Agency Learn about and Recognize this Solemn Occasion


students and staff at the 9-11 memorial garden   The 9-11 memorial garden at ICC

 At Islip Career Center in Oakdale, a collaborative project involving the Welding, Horticulture, and Automotive programs produced beautiful additions to the school’s existing September 11 memorial garden. Welding and Automotive students created a replica of the Twin Towers and a sign that reads, “Never Forget,” while Horticulture students designed a patriotic red, white, and blue wreath. Moving forward, the Computer Graphic Arts class will design and create custom vinyl decals to be added to the designs. Islip Career Center is an Eastern Suffolk BOCES (ESBOCES) school that provides special career education services to students with special needs. The skills students learn may assist them in obtaining employment in certain industries.


student pointing to his work on the bulletin board   student pointing to his work on the bulletin board

Students in Stephanie Moulton’s class at Jefferson Academic Center in Port Jefferson, created flags, pictures, and other symbols of unity during a multi-sensory lesson about Patriot Day (September 11). Students then displayed their artwork around the building to share with schoolmates. Jefferson Academic Center is an ESBOCES school serving students with special needs in grades six through eight. Featured above, left: Shane, Longwood CSD, and right, William, Sachem CSD.               


Zoom presentation in a high school classroom         

To commemorate September 11, students and staff at Islip Academic Center in Oakdale, listened to survivor Genelle Guzman, from their classrooms via Zoom, retell her story. Genelle lasted for 27 hours under the wreckage of the North Tower of the World Trade Center until she was rescued. She was the last survivor to be pulled from the rubble at Ground Zero. Genelle also spoke about how she found strength through her faith, and answered questions after the presentation. Islip Academic Center is an ESBOCES high school for students with special needs.