5:00 PM MES Fall Festival
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Foundation Middle School Teen Center
2:30 PM WHS SHINE Meeting
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM WMS SCAN Meeting
7:30 PM Booster Club Meeting
7:30 PM WES PTA Meeting
Prior to the Sept. 17 homecoming game, members of the 2016 varsity boys baseball team and their coaches received rings to mark the securing of the 2016 New York State Class A Championship on June 12, the district’s first state baseball championship since 1998. To mark their victory, the players and coaches led the homecoming parade as the grand marshal.
The excitement was palpable as teachers and support staff filed into the high school’s auditorium for Superintendent’s Conference Day on Aug. 31. In keeping with Wantagh tradition, members of the police department, government representatives and community organization members were also invited to attend the assembly that officially kicked off the 2016-2017 school year.
The district welcomed new faculty during the New Teacher Orientation Program on Aug. 25-30. Superintendent of Schools Maureen Goldberg and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction John McNamara introduced the staff to administrators, who discussed technology initiatives, policies and procedures, the district’s special education philosophy and literacy program, benefits and more. There was also time allotted to prepare classrooms and to take a bus tour of the district.
It was an evening of pride and excitement as 268 high school seniors celebrated a long-awaited milestone during the district’s 61st annual commencement exercises held at Nassau Community College on June 23. The Board of Education, administration and faculty led the black and gold clad seniors down the isle and to their seats as the high school band played “Pomp and Circumstance,” under the direction of Mindy Dragovich.
It was a day of celebration for the District’s students from Forest Lake, Mandalay and Wantagh elementary schools who commemorated the culmination of their primary education during individual moving up ceremonies.
During the June 16 meeting of the Board of Education, New York State School Boards Association Area 11 representative Robert Schoen awarded trustee Kera McLoughlin with a Board Excellence Award.
The District’s elementary schools were a sea of red, white and blue as Forest Lake, Mandalay and Wantagh students celebrated Flag Day on June 14. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American flag in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress and is a time to reflect on the importance of this symbol.