Tess Kurtzman, an eighth-grade student-musician at Wantagh Middle School, has been selected to perform with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York’s European Tour this coming summer. Under the baton of MYO conductor Shoshana Hershkowitz, Tess will perform on Long Island prior to a two-week stint in Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna and Budapest.
When Wantagh Middle School music teacher Matthew Carlin is not teaching students chorus or music studio, chances are he is performing with his rock band or writing scores for professional television shows. On Jan. 15, Carlin was flown to Los Angeles to create arrangements at SONY Studios for contestants in the new Fox television show “The Four.”
Middle school student Ava Kornbluth was recognized as a New York State winner in the NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest, sponsored by the Enterprise Information Security Office of the NYS Office of Information Technology Services.
Wantagh Middle School eighth-graders Sean Bellia, Thomas McDonald and Jason Von Holten were the proverbial $100,000 platinum winners of the business department’s Shark Tank Challenge for their project “JTS Prosthetics.” Their business would sell prosthetic limbs. Timmy Burke and Tommy Campisi were the second-place, $75,000 gold winners for their business “Chromium,” which would sell football equipment. Entrepreneur Hannah McCormick’s cosmetic company, “Light It Up,” was the third-place, $50,000 winner.
Wantagh Middle School’s eighth-grade business management class was so impressed by the tour of the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park, it decided to raise and donate money for the organization.
The middle school’s Home and Careers club members put their newly acquired baking skills to good use during the making of pumpkin bread, under the direction of adviser Barbara Kearney. The students met after school to bake loaves, which will be donated to the student council Thanksgiving food drive collection and distribution on Nov. 20.
Today Is Day 4 STUDENT BULLETIN Monday, February 26, 2018
Congratulations to 8th grade Varsity Swimmer, Andrew Diano. At the County Championships Andrew took first place in the consolation heat of the 100 fly earning him ALL Conference honors with an incredible time of 55.7 giving him 11th place overall in the county. Andrew also made it to county finals and earned ALL Conference honors in the 200 and 400 free relays. Andrew is currently ranked as one of the overall top swimmers in his age group in the metropolitan area. Once again a big congratulations to varsity swimmer Andrew Diano on an amazing varsity swim season.
Attention Smoke Signals: We will meet tomorrow at 3:05 in lab 405.
Attention 6th Grade Reps: The 6th grade Reps will meet on Wednesday at 3:05 pm in Mrs. Longo’s room, 311.
Attention All Winter II Athletes: Team sports pictures will be taken in the middle school gym at 3:10 pm on Wednesday. All team members should be in uniform! Any questions, see Mrs. Longo or Mrs. O’Connor.
Attention Video Club: Video Club will meet Wednesday after school in room 318 with Mr. Heepe.
Attention All Students: MS Theatre is looking for students to join stage crew and help paint the set for our upcoming production of The Addams Family. If you’re interested, come to our meeting on Thursday March 1st in HS room 205 after school.