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The District’s elementary schools were a sea of red, white and blue as Forest Lake, Mandalay and Wantagh elementary school 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.
Wantagh students Jenna Rackley (grade 7), Keriann Steingruebner (grade 11) and Melanie Volz (grade 8) were top winners in the American History Essay Contest, sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Keriann, who attends Wantagh High School, won first place in the DAR Jerusalem Chapter’s local contest, first place in New York State and first place in the Northeast region. Jenna, a Wantagh Middle School student, was the DAR Jerusalem Chapter’s first-place winner for seventh grade and garnered a first-place win on the state level. In addition, Melanie won first place in the DAR Jerusalem Chapter’s eighth-grade division, as well as third place on the state level.
The Board of Education and central administration announced the tenure of 12 administrators and teachers during a reception with colleagues and family, marking the most important milestone of their educational careers.
Mandalay Elementary School students Sofia Martinez (grade 5) and Katelyn Sutton (kindergarten) and Wantagh High School students Karen Kawecki and Kaitlyn Steingruebner received Awards of Excellence in the annual Long Island Art Teachers Association Art in HeART Exhibit, held in the Broadway Mall in Hicksville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Wantagh School District needs a community member to serve on the District’s Audit Committee. The role of the Audit Committee is advisory in nature and the Committee has been established to assist the Board of Education in the oversight of internal and external audit functions. Committee members should possess experience in accounting, auditing, financial reporting and/or school district finances and possess the requisite skills and experience necessary to understand technical and complex financial reporting issues.
Those wishing to serve on the Wantagh School District’s Audit Committee should send a letter of interest and a current resume by June 14, 2017, to the Wantagh Board of Education, Wantagh UFSD, 3301 Beltagh Avenue, NY 11793, attention: Adriana Silver, Asst. Superintendent for Business.