In recognition of Computer Science Education Week, Wantagh Middle School students joined the international Hour of Code movement by spending time in their eighth-grade e-business and sixth-grade computer classes learning to program a game based on “Flappy Bird.” Utilizing Microsoft’s touchdevelop.com, Microsoft consultant Tiffany Medeck taught the students how to program their game icons to respond to written code.
Wantagh TechDay is an annual event created by Wantagh School District alumni to promote computer science education. Motivated by code.org’s initiative, the Wantagh TechDay team seeks to provide the opportunity for exposure to the practical skills of computer science...
An important message of thanks to active servicemen and veterans canvased the walls outside the art classrooms at Wantagh Middle School as students in grades 6-8 created a thank-you mural in honor of Veterans Day. Under the direction of art teacher Jaclyn Gentilesco, the students used print making and collage techniques to create scrapbook pages of family servicemen, veteran photos and patriotic symbols.
Sixth- and seventh-grade students in Donna Wyleczuk’s science classes at Wantagh Middle School used a Halloween theme to review important science concepts. The seventh-graders have been learning about the parts of animal and plant cells. Using Halloween candy, they decorated pre-baked cupcakes, called “cell cakes,” to represent the organelles and cell structures in plants and animals.
The smell of freshly baked pumpkin bread wafted through the halls of Wantagh Middle School as Ellen Carr’s and Anne Craven’s family and consumer science students learned to make homemade pumpkin bread. Prior to the activity, the students roasted a pumpkin in order to use the fleshy pulp for their recipe and to compare loaves baked with canned pumpkin to those baked with fresh.
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