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.
In celebration of National French Week, French students in Kimberly Vargas-Curatola’s classes at Wantagh High School gave French lessons to Virginia DeMuzio’s language students at Wantagh Elementary School. The goal of the activity was to promote French culture and language. Using a Smart Board, the high school students introduced the days of the week, colors and sports terms. They also broadcasted a show called “Elle Visite” about a girl’s travels to Paris.
Wantagh High School students dressed in orange to celebrate Unity Day, a program to raise awareness of the harmful effects of bullying. Anti-bullying posters hung on the walls to remind students of the harmful effects of harsh words, and members of the Miss Wantagh Committee urged peers to sign their names, pledging to unite against bullying by speaking up and acting as role models. The goal of the day was to promote an atmosphere free of judgment and criticism.
On Friday, October 23rd, Studio In Art students visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art. They were enthusiastic about seeing masterworks in person - being physically in front of a work of art is very different than viewing it on a slideshow in class. Not only did students get to go to one of the most famous art museums in the world, they also got to explore many different styles and mediums on their tour, allowing for them to question what the artist was communicating.
WHS musician Sam Hutt, pictured here with music teacher, Mr. Dan Aviles was selected to perform in the National Association for Music Education All-National 150 member Honors Ensemble Concert Band. The group will perform in concert at the Grand Ole Opry House on Wednesday, October 28th. Sam earned the highest honor when he auditioned and was appointed to the principal chair position of the 14 member trombone section (aka the best high school trombonist in the USA). Sam is one of only four Wantagh High School student musicians since 1987 to be selected to participate at this esteemed National Honors Festival.
The National Merit Scholarship Program has named five high school students as Commended Students. Peter Albanese, Bridget Craig, Sophia Liu, Julia Sileo and Alexis Ward are among the 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.