7:00 PM - 9:00 PM WES PTA Plant Sale/Preorder Pick Up
7:30 PM Booster Club Meeting
7:30 PM Foundation Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM WES PTA Meeting
9:00 AM Voter Registration - WHS
The district has appointed Jeanne Love as director of pupil personnel services for the 2016-2017 school year. Ms. Love, an Oakdale resident, joins Wantagh from the William Floyd School District, where she currently holds the position of assistant director of special education and formerly served as committee on special education chairperson and as a special education teacher from 2005-2015.
After exploring all other on site options, the decision has been made to move the high school graduation, normally held on the high school athletic field, to the Nassau Community College gymnasium. This indoor venue will easily accommodate our graduating class and guests.
Even though Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow on Groundhog Day, administrators and teachers from the district’s three elementary schools happened to see the shadows of 32 enthusiastic high school students, who followed mentors throughout the school day.
A cold day in January could not stop the enthusiasm of Mandalay first-grade students during Cheryl Schwartz and Hope Rubinstein’s lesson on making vanilla ice cream. This activity applied principles learned about measurements, as well as the differences between a liquid, solid and gas.
The harmonious music of more than 100 instruments reverberated through the halls of the high school as student-musicians in grades 5-12 performed during the district’s 10th annual Band Day Festival Concert, titled “At the Movies,” on Jan. 31. Under the direction of conductors Mindy Dragovich and Dan Aviles, the students performed Jim Henson and Sam Pottle’s “The Muppet Show Theme,” Johnnie Vincent’s arrangement of “When I’m Gone,” Mike Story’s arrangement of the “Star Wars” main theme, Sean O’Loughlin’s arrangement of highlights from “Mary Poppins” and more.
The third annual Wantagh TechDay was held on Jan. 9 at Wantagh High School, during which approximately 130 Wantagh School District students in grades 5-12 expanded their knowledge of game programming, app development, data science and robotics. The goal of the event was to introduce students to computer science, a field expected to grow rapidly over the next decade.