7:30 PM WHS/WMS Evening of Jazz
The sweet smell of fresh bread wafted through the halls of the middle school as Anne Craven’s home and career students prepared and baked Irish soda bread to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. In preparation for their assignment, the students learned about the significance and evolution of each ingredient and Ms. Craven, whose family resides in Ireland, shared her experiences about her visits to the country.
High school and middle school band students attended a performance by the U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass Quintet, who were touring the tri-state area. Doug Jones (tuba), Michael Mannella (trombone), Mark Nixon (trumpet), Daniel Omer (French horn) and Jonathan Rattay (trumpet) played a mix of traditional and jazz music, spoke about their choice of instruments and noted the “form” of each musical number.
The middle school’s eighth-grade English classes hosted a papaya party to symbolize hope, as witnessed in Thanhha Lai’s tale of immigration titled “Inside Out & Back Again.” Students shared a meal of white rice, fish sauce, dried coconut and fresh and dried papaya, foods that were eaten by protagonist Ha prior to emigrating from Saigon to the United States.
Wantagh Middle School eighth-graders Daniel Johnson and Justin Treiland were the first place, platinum winners of the business department’s Shark Tank Challenge for their project “Sports Imports.” The business would provide customers with a variety of sports jerseys and other memorabilia at discounted prices. Madison Crandall and Julia Deedy were the second place, gold winners for their business “Bake It,” and Emma Leavey and Gabriella Nogara were the third place, silver winners for their business “Zippy.”
Members of Hofstra University’s Business Entrepreneurship precollege program visited Wantagh Middle School’s Computer Science Club to talk about the future of virtual reality. Michael Chisema, senior director of administration and finance for the precollege program, explained that the goal of the visit was to encourage interest and discuss possible and emerging careers in virtual reality and 3-D printing, as well as to demonstrate several products that are already on the market.
Today Is Day 5 STUDENT BULLETIN Thursday, March 23, 2017
Attention All Students: Do you want to watch your teachers compete for the trophy?! Faculty Olympics is today after school in the gym! Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at the door!!
Attention All Students: Spring sports forms will be collected outside the health office after school today. All forms should be printed from the athletic website, signed by a parent and brought to the nurse on these dates. Very important- students who did a winter sport will need to complete a new form for spring sports. Please check the bulletin board outside the health office, or the nurses’ website for sports information.
Attention Tech Club: The tech club will be meeting today at 3:05pm in room 314 with Ms. Miller.
Attention All Students: Do you want your voice to be heard? Have you read a poem in class that you love? Have you written a poem that you are proud of? Do you enjoy writing or acting? If you answered yes to any of these questions, be sure to sign up for Word on the Street! See your ELA teacher for a permission slip. We are looking forward to spending April 6th as a night reading, speaking, and eating pizza! Be sure to get your permission slips in soon!
Attention UPSTANDERS: There will be an Upstanders meeting on Wednesday, March 29, at 3:05 in room 421.
Attention Computer Science Club: Due to Faculty Olympics, the Computer Science Club will NOT meet today. The next meeting of the Computer Science Club will be Thursday, March 30 right after school in room 447.
Attention 7th Grade Boys Lacrosse: There will be a short meeting today right after school in room 437. Tryouts start Tuesday March 28. Bring water, lock and all equipment you need to play.
Attention BEST Club: Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 28 at 3:05 in room 437. Pen pals, please make an extra effort to attend this meeting.
Attention Team Warrior: We will be meeting Tuesday, March 28 in room 430. All are welcome. Hope to see you there!
Attention All 8th Grade Reps: Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 28th right after school in Mrs. Pilo’s room. Please be on time as we will be taking our yearbook photo. Hope to see you all there.