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7:30 PM WHS Drama Production
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Wantagh High School Theatre is thrilled to present "Rent" (November 20-23, tickets at www.seatyourself.biz/wantaghhs). This modern theatre classic follows a group of friends as they struggle to make sense of life in the East Village early in the 1990s.
Book characters Elephant and Piggie, followed by Pete the Cat and Pigeon, were the clear winners in Kristin Rogate’s kindergarten class election, held at Mandalay Elementary. It was a culminating activity for a lesson about the election process and why it is important to vote. Prior to Super Tuesday, the students exercised their American right to vote by holding a mock election.
It was not an ordinary day at Forest Lake Elementary as Nassau County Police Department swat cars and motorcade vehicles drove onto the playground in front of the student body on Oct. 30. Instead of gasps of surprise, the police received only ear-deafening cheers as they — dressed as superheroes — jumped one-by-one out of the swat vehicles and high-fived the students.
Wantagh High School’s Virtual Enterprise International team, Coffee Cubed, attended LIU Post’s annual Business and Entrepreneur Leadership Conference in October. The annual conference, attended by more than 90 teams, enables VEI students to network with and hear from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs in financing a business, personal branding/leadership, social media marketing and analytics/digital engineering.
Wantagh High School senior leaders dressed in clothing to reflect different genres of music to set the theme for this year’s annual Mix It Up Lunch, held in the cafeteria on Oct. 30. This national event was first established by the Southern Poverty Law Center and now encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries to create an environment of tolerance.
Students dressed in bright orange clothing on Oct. 23 to symbolize their commitment to adhere to the principles of Unity Day, a national program to raise awareness of the harmful effects of bullying and to encourage students to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Seniors Olivia Vinson and Morgan Flaherty were first and second place winners, respectively, in the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety’s Pedestrian Video Scholarship Competition. Olivia received a $2,000 scholarship while Morgan received a $1,000 scholarship.
High school freshmen abandoned their classrooms for the day on Oct. 17 to participate in the second annual Freshman Field Day. Out on the field and tennis courts, the ninth graders cycled through eight team-building activities including Hang the Laundry, All Dressed Up, Find Your Footwear, Hula Your Hoop and more. Also included was a mindfulness activity hosted by Andrew Ahr of Body and Brain.
A perfect fall afternoon and community pride was the backdrop for Wantagh’s annual homecoming parade and game, held on Oct. 19. Fun-Filled activities started with a Friday afternoon pep rally, during which the district’s sport teams and homecoming court were introduced.
During the Oct. 17 public meeting of the board of education, members of the PTA organizations honored the trustees for their dedicated service to the district and the community. Board Recognition Week is an annual celebration sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, which honors the trustees’ commitment to public education.