4:00 PM WUT Executive Board Meeting
6:00 PM WHS/WMS Art Festival
5:00 PM WHS/WMS Book Fair
7:30 AM SAT
Thirteen high school senior athletes signed National Letters of Intent to continue their sports at national and regional colleges and universities next fall. Signing a National Letter of Intent is the highest honor for a high school athlete, and the district congratulates each students on this outstanding accomplishment.
Three high school science research students received awards during the Long Island Science Congress Awards Ceremony, held at the Wheatley School on May 16. Sponsored by the Long Island Sections of the Science Teachers Association of New York State, the Long Island Science Congress is an adjudicated exhibit of science projects submitted by middle school, junior high school and high school students from Nassau and Suffolk counties.
High school students and staff learned how a limited budget affects the food choices they make during participation in the school’s Food Stamp Challenge. Only being able to spend $3.75 for food and beverages during the entire day, which is the average benefit for a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipient, gave participants a view of the struggle by millions of Americans to obtain nutritious food.
The entire Class of 2018 was invited to attend a field rip to Washington DC this past April 7th-8th with the Social Studies Department. In tenth grade, students learn about European and Global studies affairs, so our trip was focused mostly on Global Studies events.
In support of national Autism Awareness Month, the high school’s Key Club held an event to highlight awareness of this cause. Under the direction of co-advisors Jacqueline Fiorillo and Heidi Felix and president Christina DePaulis, students and Key Club members gathered in the school’s cafeteria to listen to speakers and to browse information about autism at various booths.
High school student-artists demonstrated how art connects to the community during the second annual Animal Shelter Pop Art Sale. Under the direction of teacher Jacqueline Gallo, students sold pop art prints highlighting dogs and cats from the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter. Money from the print sales went to the shelter to assist with medical costs and food.
Mrs. VonRekowsky, Mrs. Prisco and Mrs. Pudell took our students to Citi Field on Wednesday, April 13th to show the connection between reading and math and how these two subjects work together in real life situations. Our AP Statistics and College Statistics students guided and showed our Reading students how math applies to baseball excitement.