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  • WELCOMING DR. MARC J. FERRIS

    The District has appointed Dr. Marc J. Ferris as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, effective July 1. Dr. Ferris, a Garden City resident, joins Wantagh from the North Shore School District, where he served as principal and assistant principal of North Shore Middle School since 2002.

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  • HORIZONS STUDENTS LAUNCH ROVs

    After working on an engineering design unit, Horizons program students successfully launched remotely operated vehicles at the Wantagh Park boat launch under the direction of teacher Renee MacDermott and marine scientist Brett Curlew.

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  • A CELEBRATION OF WORLD'S LANGUAGES

    High school and middle school students immersed themselves in foreign language study and world culture during World Language Week from March 8-13. Each day, students had the opportunity to attend and participate in language-based activities to hone language skills and to show appreciation for one another’s cultures.

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  • WINNING AMERICAN HISTORY ESSAYISTS

    The Jerusalem Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized high school junior Keriann Steingruebner and middle school seventh grader Jenna Rackley as New York State winners of the 2016-2017 DAR American History Essay Contest. The annual contest was established to encourage students to think creatively about the nation’s history and to learn about historical events.

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  • ELEMENTARY SUPERVISOR JESSICA ZIMMER PUBLISHED

    An article by Elementary Supervisor Jessica Zimmer has been published in the Winter 2017 edition of “Vanguard,” a publication by the School Administrators Association of New York State. Titled “Magical Phrases: Using Words that Connect Us with Parents,” the article describes how certain language not only establishes better discipline, but strongly connects administrators with parents.

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  • 100 DAYS SMARTER

    Forest Lake, Mandalay and Wantagh elementary school students celebrated the first 100 days of school with various English language arts, mathematics and art activities. In Sarah Danziger’s kindergarten class at Wantagh Elementary School, students painted 100 gumballs on paper gumball machines, built a structure using 100 plastic cups, finished activities in a 100-Day Book, and dressed as 100-year-old people.

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  • SUPERINTENDENT MAUREEN GOLDBERG ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT; BOARD APPOINTS JOHN MCNAMARA AS NEW SUPERINTENDENT

    During the Board of Education meeting held on February 16, the Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent of Schools Maureen Goldberg for the purpose of retirement. Concurrently, the Board unanimously appointed Assistant Superintendent for Instruction John McNamara to succeed Mrs. Goldberg as superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2017.

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  • DISTRICT TO HOST 2017-18 BUDGET WORKSHOPS

    The Wantagh School District will be offering four separate 2017-18 budget workshops for all community residents. There will be three evening workshops on Monday, March 13, Monday, March 20, and Monday, April 3, starting at 7 p.m. in the Wantagh High School cafeteria. For those unable to attend the evening workshops, a morning budget workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 5 starting at 10 a.m. in the Wantagh Public Library Community Room.

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  • GROUNDHOG SHADOW DAY

    While Holtville Hal was looking for his shadow on Groundhog Day, high school students shadowed the district’s elementary school teachers and principals during Groundhog Shadow Day.

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  • WANTAGH HOLDS FOURTH ANNUAL TECH DAY

    The fourth annual TechDay was held at Wantagh High School on Jan. 7, during which more than 120 district students in grades 5-12 expanded their knowledge of game design and programming, and web and mobile development. The goal of the event was to introduce and expand the students’ knowledge of computer science, a field expected to grow rapidly during the next decade.

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