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Mandalay kindergarten students strengthened their addition skills through participation in winter math stations. Teacher Erin Joyce has been working with the students on adding numbers from one through 10 and explained that stations are an integral part of learning each day.
Wantagh High School’s aspiring journalism students were among several hundred students who attended Hofstra University’s annual Press Day, held on Dec. 11. Journalism teacher Peter Kravitz and the students participated in an interesting seminar and panel discussion led by WABC-TV reporter N.J. Burkett, Hofstra journalism associate professor Kelly Fincham and Genetta Adams, managing editor of The Root.
he district is pleased to announce that seniors Jack Padula and Ryan Smith were selected as recipients of the Nassau Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the award recognizes one male and one female Nassau County high school senior from each school district who exemplifies outstanding scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities.
Under the direction of Peter Kravitz, Wantagh Warrior high school journalists garnered six individual awards during the annual Empire State Scholastic Press Association contest, held at Syracuse University. The district’s single gold award was received by current senior Nicole Hooker in the sports news category for an article she wrote on last year’s girls soccer team.
Wantagh Middle School students enrolled in Nancy O’Connor’s eighth grade e-business class learned about being an entrepreneur during a visit by Kate Gilman, founder and owner of florist Petal by Pedal. Ms. Gilman spoke with the students on owning a business and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
Wantagh High School’s National Honor Society inducted 70 new members during a traditional candlelighting ceremony, held in the auditorium on Dec. 3. The evening featured words of wisdom from administrators, musical interludes from the high school’s string chamber ensemble and the singing of the national anthem by Katriana Koppe.
A talented cast and crew drew a full house during performances of Jonathan Larson’s “Rent School Edition,” held in the Wantagh High School auditorium on Nov. 21-23. Under the direction of Heather Naughton, choreographers Ellie Breen and Kim Davis and vocal director James E. Brown, the cast moved the audience with the two-act musical with original lyrics by Larson.
Wantagh Elementary School kindergarten students have been learning about the Native Americans, pilgrims and the nation’s first Thanksgiving. In addition to reading various books about the history of the holiday, the students made turkey crowns and participated in a singalong for parents and faculty to ring in the holiday season.
Wantagh Elementary students in grades 3-5 have been improving their science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics skills, under the direction of Kaitlyn Humphrey. Built to specifications, teams of fifth grade students designed and created electromagnetic cranes and modified the arms of the cranes to work to their advantage for a super sort challenge.