Even though Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow on Groundhog Day, administrators and teachers from the district’s three elementary schools happened to see the shadows of 32 enthusiastic high school students, who followed mentors throughout the school day.
The high school’s Science Olympiad Team A placed fifth out of 44 teams in the regional competition held on campus on Jan. 30. The team will advance to the state-level competition at Le Moyne College in Syracuse on March 11-12.
Wantagh High School proudly presents the award-winning Broadway Musical on February 3rd, 4th and 5th at 7:30pm and February 6th at 2pm and 7;30pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/webstore.html?domain=wantaghhs&date=2016-2-03&event (read more...)
Five Wantagh teachers were selected to present workshops at the Long Island Language Arts Council/Nassau Reading Council held at the Marriot Hotel in Melville on March 4. Wantagh High School teachers Jill Chow, Sheila Lalima and Christine Vonrekowsky will present a workshop titled “Engaging Reluctant Readers Using Interdisciplinary Projects,” and high school and middle school teachers Violet Turner and Franco Zagari will present their workshop titled “Limitless Language: Creative Multilingual and Symbolic Writing.”
High school seniors Courtney Gendels and Osama Teepu were selected as recipients of the Nassau Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, this award recognizes one female and one male Nassau County high school senior from each school district who exemplify outstanding scholastic ability, physical education, performance and leadership qualities.
On Monday December 15, 2015 Italian 5 college level periods 2 and 3 students visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mrs. Lalima was our personal guide!. She brought us to view famous art work from Raffaello, Caravaggio and TIziano... among others) Students then had the opportunity to visit other sections that were interesting to them. It was a great day. Thanks also to Teresa Hampson and Antonio Benito.
Three Wantagh High School students were winners in the 13th annual Young Professionals Business Leadership Competition at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue on Dec. 2. Brandon Blumstein and Joseph Calise were each awarded first-place for sports marketing, and Nyatasha Jackowicz placed second in the entrepreneurship category.
Each year, the National Business Education Association designates November as National Business Education Week. In order to help students effectively prepare for a meaningful and purposeful career, the high school’s business department set aside one full week to enrich the business curriculum with workshops and lectures from college professors and business professionals.
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.
The artwork of six high school students was selected for display in an exhibit at the New York State School Boards Association’s annual conference on Oct. 18-20, held in the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. It is a prestigious honor for a student’s artwork to be chosen among the most accomplished student-artists in the state.