Wantagh Middle School

Wantagh Middle School

Picture Make Ups
 November 21
*Pictures are taken during lunch 


  • Halloween 2016

    letter from Mrs. Matrochano

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    9/29 to 10/7

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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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  • Helpful information from the Nassau County Police Department

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    Middle school students received a first-hand account of the writing process during a visit with fantasy author Nicoline Evans. The author of “Nether Isle,” “Hall of Mosses,” “Evo: The Elements” and more told the students that writing is a solitary process and sharing her works with students is a pleasure.

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    Middle school eighth grader Lara Dunphy received a perfect score for her art portfolio submitted to the New York State Art Teachers Association’s Portfolio Project and Adjudication. The Portfolio Project provides evidence of student understanding and learning in the visual arts, and feedback is available for the student and teacher during the annual spring event.

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  • Today Is Day 3          STUDENT BULLETIN   Monday, October 24, 2016



    Attention All Students: We hope you are all in mismatched clothes today! Tomorrow is Mix It Up Lunch Day. Take advantage of the chance to sit with new people, make new Fridays, and have some fun!


    Attention All Students: Coins, coins, collect those coins! Don’t forget about the coin challenge! The Advisory that collects the most coins will win a bagel breakfast! You still have 1 week left to collect the most coins! Challenge ends on October 31st!


    Attention All Students Trying out for Boys Basketball or Girls Volleyball: The nurse will be collecting all forms now through Thursday, October 27th. Students should hand all forms to the nurse. Please check with the nurse to see if you have a current physical.


    Attention Mathletes: Mathletes are meeting after school tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25th in room 439 with Mrs. Dionisio. All are welcome!


    Attention 8th Grade Boys Interested in Basketball: There will be a meeting after school today in the upstairs cafeteria.


    Attention TEAM Warrior: Ghouls, ghost, and goblins – are you ready for Halloween? Come join us for some Halloween fun at our next Team Warrior meeting on Wednesday, October 26th in room 430.


    Attention All Student Council Members: There will be a student council meeting today after school in room 423.


    Attention All 8th Grade Reps: Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 26 after school in Mrs. Cornella’s room, room 443. We have many important topics to discuss so please do your best to attend.


    Attention Video Club: The video club will meet Wednesday after school in room 318 with Mr. Heepe.

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