Wantagh Middle School

Wantagh Middle School


 
LOVE IS LOUDER 
 

This February, the students at WMS will be participating in the second annual Love is Louder campaign where students will create their own personal mission statements which focus on spreading love, kindness, and compassion.  The idea behind the campaign is to enforce the point that Love is Louder than any kind of negativity.  Students’ mission statements will be displayed on the doors of their advisors for the entire month.

 
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  • AN ART EXPLORATION OF HENNA!

    Middle school students in Jaclyn Gentilesco’s print making class explored the art of traditional hand and body painting by applying henna (Arabic) or Mendhi (Hindi). The students first prepared their designs on paper. They subsequently created a mix of ground henna tree leaves, water, red tea or dark coffee, red food coloring and lemon juice. The mixture was made into a thin paste resembling mud and was applied to the students’ hands and arms.

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  • BOOK FAIR WINNERS!

    Wantagh Middle School students Michael Minars, Julianne Noll and Kelsea Hagan were the first-, second- and third-place winners, respectively, of the WMS Book Fair poster contest sponsored by the 6-12 Association. Each student received a certificate of appreciation and a gift certificate to use at the school’s book fair from Feb. 24-26.

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  • Snow Bowl

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  • February Recess

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  • TOPS IN GEOGRAPHY!

    For the second consecutive year, seventh-grade student William Hostetter is the winner of the school-level competition for the National Geographic Bee. Eighth-grader Thomas Moran placed second. Prior to the holiday break, preliminary rounds were conducted in all classes, and 30 students qualified to compete in the schoolwide finals on Jan. 30.

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  • KIDSDAY INTERVIEW!

    Students from Mrs. Hersch's class went to Planet Hollywood in Manhattan to do a Kidsday interview of celebrity Laura Marano on Feb. 4, 2015.

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  • SHARK TANK!

    Wantagh Middle School eighth-grader Sarah Cashton was the first-place winner of the fourth biannual Shark Tank Challenge for her project, “Helping Hooves Foundation,” which profiled a non-profit organization to assist low-income individuals in riding horses and receiving riding therapy.

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  • LAMP PROJECT!

    Eighth-graders in Penni Miller’s wood and electronics class at the middle school learned how to craft a lamp out of four-inch PVC piping. The project required the students to use a ripsaw and hacksaw, and to employ wiring skills and simple technology principles to finish their craft. They cut a metal rod, which was then threaded with wiring, and cut out a pattern in the PVC piping to decoratively embellish the lamp. Sanding, spray painting and equipping the lamp with a switch completed the project.

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  • Healthy Habits

    A letter from our School Nurse

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  • Parents of 5th Graders LOTE selection letter

    *Letter sent home 1/21/2015

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