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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.
Wantagh Business, career and technical education teacher Nancy O’Connor is the recipient of a $500 2019 Business Teachers Association of New York State Innovations Grant. The award will be used to fund iPad floor stands for the high school’s Virtual Enterprise trade shows.
Edwin Buhler and Celine Lopez, seniors at Wantagh High School, are each recipients of the New York Mets Latino Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship funds one course for a student of Latino descent enrolled in LIU Post’s High School Scholar’s Program. Both students will have fees waived for their College English class.
Wantagh High School’s Future Business Leaders of America members attended the 2019 Fall District Meeting at Hofstra University on Oct. 25 The event afforded students the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops, including business trends and careers in 2020, business ethics, social media and building an online brand, entrepreneurship and impromptu speaking skills.
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.