Wantagh Middle School

Wantagh Middle School

Picture Make Ups
 November 21
*Pictures are taken during lunch 
Order forms are in the main office 


  • Holiday Letter

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    An important component of a Wantagh student’s education is community service, as witnessed in Wantagh Middle School’s student council Thanksgiving food drive. During homeroom period, the students collected a total of 792 canned and nonperishable food items. Advisors Elyse Brill and Kelda Volpi delivered the boxes of donations, which included a $25 King Kullen gift card and a note to families in need to enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving holiday feast.

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    Members of Wantagh Middle School’s Home and Careers Club tried their hands at making a holiday favorite. After teacher Barbara Kearney demonstrated how to make pumpkin bread, the students worked on making their own loaves. The club activity was an introduction to a unit about food preparation, and the students eagerly learned what ingredients were needed and the process by which to make the seasonal favorite for their families.

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    Wantagh Middle School librarian Amelie Alford received a $4,200 grant on behalf of the Scholastic Reading Club and [James] Patterson Partnership. Alford said she plans to use the funds to update the school’s collection and to equip the library with additional audiobooks. She will also purchase tablets, which will be connected to the library kiosks that currently assist students in locating reading selections.

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  • An hour of Code

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    Wantagh Middle School was named a Long Island “Top Ten” school for its 2015-16 fundraising efforts for Hoops for Heart, a program sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. Under the direction of physical education teachers Eileen Keener, Tom Ligouri, Gary Reh and Keith Sacs, students participated in basketball-related activities, raising more than $8,400 dollars.

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    Incoming sixth-grade students and their parents eagerly lined up at registration tables on the middle school’s front lawn to receive their schedules during the annual barbeque on Aug 25. During the event, students were invited to tour the school, find their lockers and mingle with friends.

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    Eighth-grade students Liz Maher and Ryan Smith were the first-place, proverbial $100,000 winning team of the business department’s biannual Shark Tank Challenge for their project “Camp Hope.” The nonprofit business would allow children fighting grave illnesses and their siblings to experience activities including sports, art classes, dance classes and more. Kristina Fuchs and Danielle Lynch were the second-place, $75,000 winners for their company called “Go to Med,” and Lauren D’Amore and Allison DePaulis were the third-place, $50,000 winners for their company named “Wagging Tails.”

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    It was an evening of celebration as 247 Wantagh Middle School students participated in the annual crossing over ceremony in the high school gymnasium. The ceremony opened with remarks from principal Dawn Matrochano, who explained that the ceremony is a time to reflect on the past three years. “You are stepping into the next stage of your life,” she said. “Great things are coming and you should be proud of yourselves.”

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    Stormy skies and a canceled parade did not dampen the patriotic spirit of Wantagh Middle School students, who attended a Memorial Day ceremony at the Wantagh American Legion Post 1273 as winners of the school’s Memorial Day Speech/Essay Contest. Eighth-grade student and first-place class winner Anna Martorella was invited by Third Vice Commander John Sottnik to read her essay during the ceremony.

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  • Today Is Day 2          STUDENT BULLETIN   Thursday, December 8, 2016


    Attention All Students: The BEST club is sponsoring a toy drive now through December 13.


    Attention All Winter I Athletes: Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball and Dance Team. If you would like to order a copy of your team picture that was taken for the Memory Book, bring your order form and payment to Mrs. O’Connor in the school store any morning from 8:00 – 8:10 am. If you need an extra order form, see Mrs. O’Connor or Mrs. Longo or download one from the Memory Book webpage.


    Attention All Students: Do you have a natural knack for spelling words? Want a chance to participate in a spelling bee at Hofstra? Or better yet, take a trip to Washington, DC and spell on live TV on ESPN? Come to the first meeting for the Wantagh Middle School Spelling Bee today after school in room 442.


    Attention Band Students: If you would like to perform in Band Day, please see your band teacher. Forms are due December 19. Also, if you are interested in performing in the Winter Winds, please see Ms. Babcock. The performance date is December 20.


    Attention Music Students: If you would like to play a solo, duet or trio at NYSSMA this year, please see your music teacher. Forms are due December 21.


    Attention Spanish Club: Our next Spanish Club meeting will take place Thursday, December 15th in room 323 after school with Mrs. Como. All students are welcome to join us!


    Attention Computer Science Club: The Computer Science Club will meet today at 3:10 in room 447. We will have guests from Hofstra University demonstrating the Oculus Rift and a portable 3D printer. All are welcome!


    Attention Computer Science Club: The Computer Science Club will meet on Monday, December 12 at 3:10 in room 447. We will have a guest from Microsoft designing an app with us! All are welcome!


    Attention Student Council: Student council will be holding a meeting on December 15th in room 315 to discuss the ugly sweater challenge.


    Attention All Students: Ugly, Ugly, Ugly Sweaters! Don’t forget to wear your UGLY SWEATER on Friday, December 16th! The ugliest sweater will win a prize!!


    Attention Mathletes: There will be a mathletes competition Tuesday, December 13th in Mrs. Dionisio’s room 439. All are welcome!


    Attention Best Club: Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 13 at 3:05 in room 437.  We will be wrapping the gifts from the toy drive.

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