9:00 AM - 1:00 PM VOTER REGISTRATION @ WHS
4:00 PM WUT Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Foundation Middle School Teen Center
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM VOTER REGISTRATION - ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
National Grid representatives visited the middle school’s eighth-grade business management class to discuss various careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Nuclear engineer Ernie Papadoulias, chemical engineer Amy Drogalis and analyst Sarah Kahrs discussed their educational background and job responsibilities, as well as the reasons for pursuing a career in the STEM fields. The main message to the students was to work hard, pursue dreams and choose a profession/job that you love.
Eighty high school and 95 middle school students of Italian, Spanish and French were inducted into the high school and middle school Foreign Language Honor Societies during separate ceremonies in the auditorium. These inductions were a culminating activity during the district’s annual Foreign Language Week.
Wantagh Middle School’s talented cast and crew drew a full house on opening night of Michael Stewart’s and Charles Strouse’s “Bye, Bye Birdie.” Under the direction of David Burt, music director Peter Saladino and orchestra director Dan Aviles, the student-thespians amused the audience with this tale about Conrad Birdie, a popular rock and roll star (Patrick Sanpietro) who devastates his teenage fan club when he receives a conscription notice. Albert Peterson (Carlo Tobia), an unsuccessful songwriter schemes with his secretary and long-suffering girlfriend Rosie Alvarez (Isabella Ninivaggi) to have Conrad Birdie sing a song he will write.
Eighth-grade students in Chrissie Hult’s and Kristin Piciullo’s classes created an Anne Frank tree after learning about the author’s life during World War II. After reading a “Diary of Anne Frank” play, the students engaged in character development activities and conversations about prejudice and being kind to one another despite differences.
Fruits and vegetables took form on paper as middle school students in Athanasia Karaiskos’ art class combined their knowledge of nutrition with the skill of quilling, an art form dating back to the Renaissance period in which decorative designs are created from thin strips of curled paper.
Middle school seventh-grader Allison DePaulis was a New York State winner in the Daughters of the American Revolution History Essay Contest for her work, “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.” The annual contest was established to encourage students to think creatively about the nation’s history and learn about historical events.