4:00 PM WUT Executive Board Meeting
9:15 AM 6-12 Meeting
7:30 PM SEPTA Meeting WMS IMC
Middle school students in Jaclyn Gentilesco’s print making class explored the art of traditional hand and body painting by applying henna (Arabic) or Mendhi (Hindi). The students first prepared their designs on paper. They subsequently created a mix of ground henna tree leaves, water, red tea or dark coffee, red food coloring and lemon juice. The mixture was made into a thin paste resembling mud and was applied to the students’ hands and arms.
Wantagh Middle School students Michael Minars, Julianne Noll and Kelsea Hagan were the first-, second- and third-place winners, respectively, of the WMS Book Fair poster contest sponsored by the 6-12 Association. Each student received a certificate of appreciation and a gift certificate to use at the school’s book fair from Feb. 24-26.
For the second consecutive year, seventh-grade student William Hostetter is the winner of the school-level competition for the National Geographic Bee. Eighth-grader Thomas Moran placed second. Prior to the holiday break, preliminary rounds were conducted in all classes, and 30 students qualified to compete in the schoolwide finals on Jan. 30.
Wantagh Middle School eighth-grader Sarah Cashton was the first-place winner of the fourth biannual Shark Tank Challenge for her project, “Helping Hooves Foundation,” which profiled a non-profit organization to assist low-income individuals in riding horses and receiving riding therapy.
Eighth-graders in Penni Miller’s wood and electronics class at the middle school learned how to craft a lamp out of four-inch PVC piping. The project required the students to use a ripsaw and hacksaw, and to employ wiring skills and simple technology principles to finish their craft. They cut a metal rod, which was then threaded with wiring, and cut out a pattern in the PVC piping to decoratively embellish the lamp. Sanding, spray painting and equipping the lamp with a switch completed the project.