7:00 PM Public Budget Forum #3
7:30 PM PTA Council Meeting @ WES
5:00 PM WHS Intergenerational Dinner
7:30 PM WHS Musical Production
BOARD OF EDUCATION MONTHLY BUSINESS MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020
As a result of the current school closures due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), all members of the Wantagh Board of Education and Central Administrators will be participating via video conferencing during the April 2, 2020 monthly business meeting at 8 p.m. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on the district’s website.
“The district will have breakfast and lunch available for pick up for any student, between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:00 am Monday through Friday, at the Wantagh Elementary School cafeteria, located by the south parking lot right off of Bunker Avenue. This food service will be available while the schools are closed.”
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Elizabeth Shevlin’s second grade class at Wantagh Elementary knows that kind words can make the difference in their overall outlook. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the students participated in a joint art and English language arts activity writing compliments to one another.
Under the direction of Victoria Dempsey, production manager and stage crew director Kimberly Davis, music director Kristin Piciullo and student director Lauren Mertig, Wantagh Middle School’s talented cast and crew drew packed audiences for Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” held in the Wantagh High School Memorial Auditorium on March 6-7.
Danielle Schiavetta’s students at Forest Lake celebrated Dr. Seuss’ March 3 birthday with a delicious meal of green eggs and ham. After reading “Green Eggs and Ham,” the class discussed whether they would like to eat green eggs and recorded their individual answers on a graph.
Wantagh Warrior senior journalists garnered three Quill Awards at Adelphi University’s annual Press Day, held on Feb. 26. Co-Editor in Chief Juliet Watstein won third place in the best arts review category, while Co-Editor in Chief Jenna Miller won an honorable mention in the most outstanding reporter category.
Middle school students collectively raised $5,797 for the American Heart Association’s annual Hoops for Heart event in the gymnasium on Feb. 27 with Jacklynn LaMacchia and Olivia Scherer contributing $725 and $511, respectively, as top fundraisers. Since the inception of the event, the school has raised more than $200,000 in donations helping to make a difference in children’s lives through the American Heart Association, while students learned heart-healthy skills.
Forest Lake fifth graders have been immersed in coding activities and took their newly acquired skills to a higher level through participation in a digital and physical version of Breakout EDU. Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game platform that brings the components of an escape room to the classroom.
During the Feb. 10 Board of Education meeting, the Wantagh School District accepted and announced the retirement of several longstanding faculty and staff. Superintendent of Schools John McNamara wished the retirees health and happiness in their retirement and thanked them for their many years of dedicated service to the district’s students.
While most of the world was focused on the concept of “love” on Feb. 14, Wantagh Middle School students, faculty and staff imagined a world without “hate” during No Place for Hate Day. Throughout the school day, students participated in content-based activities where they ruminated about the promotion of tolerance, acceptance and kindness toward others in the school and global communities.
Forest Lake, Mandalay and Wantagh Elementary students celebrated the first 100 days of the 2019-2020 school year on Feb. 13 with English language arts, mathematics and art activities. As each student passed through their classroom doorways, they proudly displayed their t-shirts decorated with 100 items or by dressing up as 100 year-olds for this momentous occasion.
Students in grades 3 through 5 at Forest Lake utilized their programming skills through participation in an Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a global movement, sponsored by Code.org, which encourages millions of students to not only learn computer programming, but to apply their coding skills in a variety of ways.