Wantagh Elementary students are taking the opportunity to explore areas of interest beyond their core academic subjects. Implemented this school year, students are learning about a variety of subjects through enrichment clusters.
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.
The painful and overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely and invisible is dissipating for many Wantagh Elementary School students due to participation in the school’s Start with Hello Program. Sponsored by the national Sandy Hook Promise nonprofit organization, students throughout the country from Sept. 23-27 worked to create a culture of inclusiveness and one that values each individual. At
The district is pleased to announce that Briana DeAngelo James has been appointed assistant principal of Wantagh Elementary School, effective July 1. She replaces Jessica Zimmer, who served as elementary supervisor for the past five years and who will now serve as principal of Forest Lake Elementary School.
Forest Lake, Mandalay, and Wantagh elementary fifth-graders marked an important academic milestone as they attended individual moving-up ceremonies held in the high school auditorium. Each celebration was punctuated with photo montages and video presentations, as well as special musical performances that added to the sentimental occasions.
Wantagh Elementary School first grade students reflected their vision of Earth Day while dressed in homemade shirts as they entertained parents and faculty with a concert to emphasize the importance of recycling. Under the direction of music teacher Beth Marinis, the students sang the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” rap, “The Bag Lady” and “Going Green,” demonstrating the rhythm patterns they have been learning in music classes.
Wantagh Elementary School fifth-graders in Denise Allan’s and Maria Brown’s classes at Mandalay Elementary School researched famous historical individuals and wrote biography book reports as part of the Writers Workshop unit. After the reports were completed, the students dressed in character and delivered speeches and a formal presentation during a proverbial White House Tea.
The Wantagh Elementary School fifth-grade student council sponsored a Pennies for Patients collection, raising more than $1,200 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the month of February. Through Pennies for Patients, students raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children fighting against blood cancer.