7:00 PM WMS Orchestra Concert
6:00 PM WHS/WMS Art Festival
The Wantagh Middle School Honor Society inducted 118 new members who have displayed excellence in the areas of character, leadership, community service and scholarship. During the ceremony held in the high school auditorium on May 16, each of the inductees was also recognized as a recipient of the President’s Award for outstanding academic excellence.
Members of the National Junior Art Honor Society felt that the bathrooms at the middle school could use some sprucing up. As a community service project, they used their artistic talents to paint inspirational quotes and images on the bathrooms’ walls, completely transforming the facilities.
It was an evening of applause and admiration as more than 30 middle school students and faculty read original works and favorite literary pieces to peers and parents during the English Language Arts Department’s third annual Word on the Street Literacy Celebration.
Under the direction of Samantha Gordon, vocal director Matthew Carlin and choreographers Olivia Swanson and Adriana Amerueso, the middle school’s talented cast and crew drew a packed house during performances of Marshall Brickman’s and Rick Elice’s musical “The Addams Family,” held on March 23 and 24. The school production kept intact the popular story about the frightful family members who delight in the macabre.
Middle school students collectively raised $5,865 for the American Heart Association’s annual Hoops for Heart event in the gymnasium on March 8 with seventh-grade student Angelina LaMacchia contributing $545 as top fundraiser. Since the inception of the event at the middle school, students have raised more than $177,000, their donations helping to make a difference in children’s lives through the American Heart Association while learning heart-healthy skills.
Middle school eighth-grader Paige Treiland was one of 130 students in grades 4-8 who competed for the title of top speller during the 2018 Hofstra Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee, held on Feb. 11 at Hofstra University. Paige survived four rounds of the highly competitive contest, which is the official regional competition for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, to take place in Washington, D.C. in May.
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.
Today Is Day 3 STUDENT BULLETIN Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Attention Fall Sport Athletes: The school doctor will be in for fall sports physicals on Thursday, May 31st. Students needing a physical for fall sports should sign up in the health office. Students should check with their parents and the nurse to see if they need a physical.
Attention 8th Graders: Tickets for your dance are now on sale! Please see Mrs. Gonias or Mrs. Brussell in room 309 to purchase your ticket. Tickets are $20 each, checks payable to Wantagh Schools. Cash will also be accepted.
Attention Spanish Club: The Spanish club will be meeting Thursday, May 31 after school in room 323 with Mrs. Como. Please join us for some Spanish fun! All students are welcome.
Attention All Students: The 6th grade class will be selling popcorn in front of the school store after school tomorrow for $1 a bag.
Attention All Students: If you would like to order an agenda for next year, you must pre-order by Friday, June 1. Bring your order form and payment to Mrs. O’Connor in the school store from 8:00 – 8:10 am by Friday, June 1. See Mrs. O’Connor if you need an extra order form.
Attention Best Club: We will be having our last meeting today after school in room 437.
Attention Smoke Signals: We will meet today after school.
Attention Video Club: We will meet tomorrow after school in room 318 with Mr. Heepe.
Attention Memory Book: There will be a Memory Book meeting Tuesday, June 5 at the School Store at 3:02. Any questions please see Mrs. Longo or Mrs. O'Connor.