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Superintendent
Mr. John C. McNamara

Mr. John C. McNamara

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Mission Statement

Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.

OUR SCHOOLS

Forest Lake Elementary School
(516) 765-4400

Mandalay Elementary School
(516) 765-4500

Wantagh Elementary School
(516) 765-4600

Wantagh Middle School
(516) 765-4300

Wantagh High School
(516) 765-4200

District Offices
(516) 765-4100

 

 

 

   

2023-24 District Planning Calendar is now available!

Letter to Governor Hochul 12-19

 

District to Host 2023-24 Budget Workshops

The Wantagh School District will be offering four separate 2023-24 budget workshops for all community residents. Therewill be three evening workshops on Monday, March 6, Monday, March 20, and Monday, April 3, starting at 7 p.m.  For those unable to attend the evening workshops, a budget workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at the Wantagh Public Library.   

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING INFORMATION

 
 

Board of Education Planning Session, Thursday, February 2, at 8 p.m. high school cafeteria

Board of Education Business Meeting, Thursday, February 9, at 8 p.m. high school auditorium - Click Here To Join Meeting

  

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DiSTRICT HIGHLIGHTS

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Memories Flow Onto Paper at Mandalay
They may still be pretty young, but fifth graders at Mandalay Elementary School have lots of stories to tell. They recently wrapped up their memoir ...
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Wantagh High School Play Group Adds Some Holiday Flair
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Wantagh Elementary Buddies Bond Over Gingerbread
The most anticipated moment of the week for kindergartners and fifth graders at Wantagh Elementary School is the time they get to spend together. Stu...
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An Egg-Citing Engineering Project for Sixth Graders
Creative Minds, a sixth grade elective at Wantagh Middle School, is filled with hands-on challenges that teach students about the engineering design ...
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Boys Volleyball Team Earns Sportsmanship Award
Wantagh High School’s boys volleyball players set the bar high for good sportsmanship, and that did not go unnoticed this past season. The team recei...
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Young Inventors Seek Solutions at Wantagh Elementary
Trial and error was a practice used by many famous inventors, so that’s the model that students are following at Wantagh Elementary School. Children ...
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Themed Floats Paraded at Mandalay
A day before the big balloons and floats traveled through the streets of Manhattan, students at Mandalay Elementary School put on their own Thanksgiv...
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A Digital World Opens at Forest Lake School
The new Video Game Club at Forest Lake Elementary School in the Wantagh School District is the quintessential way for students to develop 21st centur...
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Wantagh Athletes Taking the Next Step
Wantagh High School celebrated National Signing Day with a celebration for 16 college-bound athletes on Nov. 9. They were joined by administrators, c...
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Dropping Some Scientific Knowledge at Wantagh Middle School
Parachutes were falling at Wantagh Middle School on Nov. 1 as seventh graders explored the principles of aerodynamics. As the culminating activity ...
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High School Drama Club Set For Four Showings of ‘Radium Girls’
The fall drama production will be a new show on the Wantagh High School stage, as student-actors are getting ready for the upcoming production of “Ra...
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Sophomores Spearhead Crayon Collection
Wantagh High School sophomores Jayla George and Kayla Spisto wanted to do something to help others, so they partnered with the Crayon Initiative to p...
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Wantagh Students Get Spooked Together at Halloween Event
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Wantagh Students Get Spooked Together
The school day ended at Wantagh High School on Oct. 27 and students immediately began transforming the building into a spooky Halloween destination. ...
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District Shows Off Upgraded Art Rooms
The Wantagh School District showcased two newly renovated art rooms at its middle school during a visit by New York State Sen. John Brooks on Oct. 4....
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Mandalay Food Drive Makes a Big Difference in Wantagh
The Helping Hands food pantry at Mandalay Elementary School in the Wantagh School District has been freshly stocked thanks to the generosity of stude...
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Wantagh Spirit is Strong at Homecoming
Under bright sunshine, the Wantagh homecoming parade glided triumphantly past thousands of supporters on Oct. 15. Led by a color guard and the Wanta...
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In September 2010, Katherine Killian and Nora Toscano entered the same kindergarten classroom at Forest Lake Elementary School. Nearly 13 years later...
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Student Trustees Aim to Inform and Educate
Every year, two Wantagh High School students get the privilege of sitting up on the stage during board of education meetings, tasked with informing t...
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Ninth Graders Lead the Field in Teamwork
Wantagh High School ninth graders took a short break from their studies to get some exercise and fresh air, bond with their classmates and enhance th...
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Mandalay Students Make Their Mark One Dot at a Time
International Dot Day is a celebration of creativity, and students at Mandalay Elementary Schools showed just how powerful their imaginations can be....
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Five Seniors Recognizing in National Merit Program
Five Wantagh High School seniors were honored in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program, including one semifinalist and four commended students....
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Wantagh Students Meeting High Standards for Capstone Diploma
Wantagh High School’s graduating Class of 2022 included 25 recipients of the Advanced Placement Capstone diploma, which acknowledges their success i...
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Wantagh STEM Director Brings Innovative Mindset
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Wantagh STEM Director Brings Innovative Mindset
The Wantagh School District welcomes Christopher Kozak as the new director of STEM. He replaces Carol-Ann Winans, who was promoted to executive direc...
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Smiles All Around on Wantagh’s First Day
Schools in Wantagh opened for the start of the 2022-2023 school year on Sept. 1 with a renewed sense of optimism, as students arrived on buses, in ca...
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