11:00 AM - 3:30 PM NACAC National College Fair at Suffolk Community College
7:30 PM Foundation Board Meeting
7:00 PM Horizons Curriculum Night
7:30 PM SEPTA Meeting WMS IMC
4:00 PM WUT Executive Board Meeting
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM WHS Mini College Fair
8:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
With banners blazing in the bright early autumn sunshine, the school community took to the streets to celebrate homecoming on Sept. 27, led by grand marshal Cathy Cahill, the district’s director of science and technology, and members of the Board of Education and administration. Beginning on Bunker Avenue, the marchers showed their Warriors spirit, with smiles elicited by bear, bee and dolphin mascots from the district’s three elementary schools. Floats from each high school grade class were on prominent display, with the winner being the sophomores and their creation themed after “The Price Is Right.”
High School senior Julia Sileo was named one of twenty 2015-2016 Scholar-Artists recognized by the Long Island Arts Alliance for having demonstrated excellence in photography. In addition, Sam Hutt and Christina Imbro each received an Award of Merit for having demonstrated excellence in music and visual arts, respectively.
The College Board has recognized 75 Wantagh High School students as Advanced Placement Scholars for exceptional achievement on the May 2014 national exams.
The District is pleased to announce that high school senior Lauren Bednor was named one of the nation’s 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists in the 61st National Merit Scholarship Program competition. Lauren will now continue in the competition for one of 7,400 National Merit Scholarships, which altogether totals $34 million and which will be offered this coming spring.
The District is pleased to announce that the New York State School Music Association has selected high school student-musicians Daniel Hirsch and Monique Fiscella to attend the NYSSMA Winter Conference to be held at Eastman Theater in Rochester, New York from Dec. 3-6. Thousands of students auditioned for this prestigious honor during solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state. Daniel will play the trumpet with the All-State Jazz Ensemble and Monique, who is a soprano, will sing with the All-State Chorus. Dan has also been selected as an alternate for the All-State Wind Ensemble.
Incoming ninth-grade students received a warm welcome from administrators and guidance counselors during the high school’s annual freshman orientation on Aug. 27. During the morning event, the students received advice and information about what to expect on the first day of school from Principal Carolyn Breivogel and Assistant Principal James Brown, an introduction to new assistant principal Jennifer Santorello and words of wisdom from upperclassmen.
The district is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Santorello as the new high school assistant principal, effective Aug. 17. Ms. Santorello joins Wantagh from the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, where she held the positions of associate dean of students and business and marketing educator.