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  • MARKING A SPECIAL CAREER MILESTONE

    The Wantagh Board of Education and central administration announced the tenure of eight administrators, teachers and staff during a reception with colleagues and family during a reception marking an important milestone of their educational careers.

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  • BUDDY BENCH PROMOTES INCLUSION

    In order to make sure everyone feels included at recess, Mandalay Elementary School has dedicated a Buddy Bench on the playground. Spearheaded by the student council and Principal Marie Pisicchio, the program encourages students who feel isolated or left out of the fun during recess to sit on the Buddy Bench. A volunteer “bench scooper” will then approach the student and help them to engage in playground activities.

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  • EARTHLY CELEBRATION

    First graders at Wantagh Elementary School are more in tune with preserving the planet’s important resources after a daylong Earth Day celebration. They discussed the slogan “reduce, reuse, recycle” and the ways in which humans can reduce waste. Students in each of the classes were instructed to create a t-shirt to match their classrooms’ themes, which they proudly modeled. The students wrote about how they can improve the environment and placed their writings on a classroom poster.

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  • WINTER SPORTS WRAP UP!

    The winter sports season ended with strong finishes for all of the district’s teams.

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  • HORIZONS CONFERENCE DAY 2015

    Horizons Program students recently attended Horizons Conference Day at Wantagh Elementary School. The annual enrichment day was an opportunity for students enrolled in the gifted and talented program to partner with their parents while engaging in various hands-on activities...

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  • ALL COUNTY ART EXHIBITION!

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  • STUDENT-MUSICIANS ATTEND NMEA ALL-COUNTY FINALS!

    The district is pleased to announce that 70 elementary and secondary students were chosen to participate in the NMEA All-County Festival in January. Selection was based on the students’ NYSSMA evaluation scores and teacher recommendations, as well as on evaluations of solo performances at regional music festivals.

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  • BAND DAY!

    The collective music of more than 100 instruments reverberated through the halls of Wantagh High School as student-musicians in grades 5-12 performed during the ninth annual Band Day Festival Concert on Jan. 24. Under the direction of conductors Mindy Dragovich and Dan Aviles, the students performed F.W. Meacham’s “American Patrol,” Brian Balmages’ “Rain” and “Sun Cycles,” and Michael Sweeney’s “Port O’ Call.” The high school wind ensemble also performed Samuel R. Hazo’s “Parkour” for impressed parents, administrators and Board members.

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  • TECH DAY!

    The district hosted its second annual TechDay, during which approximately 100 students in grades 5-12 expanded their knowledge of computer programming by attending one of six workshops. The goal of the event was to introduce students to programming and computer science, a field expected to grow rapidly over the next 10 years.

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  • NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION!

    Wantagh High School’s National Honor Society inducted 97 new members during a traditional candle-lighting ceremony in the auditorium. The evening featured words of wisdom from administrators and staff, musical interludes by the high school’s string chamber ensemble and the singing of the National Anthem by Kayla Knight.

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