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The inaugural day of giving at Forest Lake Elementary School was a huge success, with students filling about 350 treat bags. The donations will be given to the nonprofit Interfaith Nutrition Network in Hempstead, which helps the hungry and homeless on Long Island.
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Engineering an Escape for the Gingerbread Man
By putting their engineering skills to the test, students at Forest Lake and Mandalay elementary schools got to make themselves part of popular holiday tale. Children were tasked with a fun building project to aid in the escape of the Gingerbread Man.
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High School Artists Aid Animal Adoptions
A partnership between students, an animal rescue group and a coffee shop are helping cats and dogs find new homes. About 40 student-artists from Wantagh High School created portraits of animals up for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue, right across the street. And those drawings and paintings are on display a mile up the road at Starbucks.
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Wantagh Runners Flex Their Fundraising Muscle
Wantagh High School’s cross-country team wants everyone to stay healthy and fit. Knowing that some children might face physical limitations to do so, students recently held a fundraiser to help them overcome these challenges.
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Wantagh Fifth Graders Imagine and Invent
Fifth graders at Wantagh Elementary School are thinking like inventors. That’s because they are. They were recently tasked with taking simple, everyday problems and coming up with solutions to make life a little easier. Some of their inventions included a super caddy, school supply catcher and cookie dunker.
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Warriors Affirm Their College Commitments
Seven Wantagh High School seniors will continue their athletic careers at colleges throughout Long Island, New York State and the country after making their commitments during an afterschool National Letter of Intent signing ceremony on Nov. 10, hosted by the district’s Athletic Department.
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Student Council Makes its Mark at Forest Lake
In the course of a year, children spend more than 1,000 hours in their school, and they should feel like it’s their second home. That’s why the student council at Forest Lake Elementary School is given great opportunities to make positive differences.
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At Wantagh Middle School, It’s a Team Effort
Team-building was the goal as Wantagh Middle School hosted a series of competitive events for eighth graders on Nov. 22 and 24. Students were divided into two teams, Skittles and Starburst, and could earn points in different challenges.
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Mandalay Gives Gratitude to All Who Served
Veterans Day served as a reminder for students at Mandalay Elementary School about the sacrifices that have been made by countless Americans through their service in the different branches of the military. Children showed their appreciation to those who have served, past and present, by wearing red, white and blue attire to school on Nov. 10.
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High School Students Rock Out for Kindness
Wantagh High School is doing its part to spread kindness around the community. To mark World Kindness Day on Nov. 13, students are placing kindness rocks with personalized designs around the community. The initiative was spearheaded by librarian Catherine Mottola.
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Come On In for “The Outsiders” at Wantagh High
Wantagh High School will stage its first live theatrical performance in more than a year and a half with “The Outsiders.” Audiences are welcome to see the show in person, with four viewings from Nov. 19-21. The lead actors are Anthony Lerro as Ponyboy and Riley Wood as Johnny.
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Middle School Students Aim High in Combatting Childhood Cancer
To honor a classmate who died of a rare form of cancer, students at Wantagh Middle School are doing their part to boost funding for pediatric cancer research. In his seven years, James Lodato made a huge impact on everyone around him, including his classmates at Forest Lake Elementary School.
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Wantagh Elementary Students Experience the Dog-Human Connection
Fifth graders at Wantagh Elementary School gained insight into the valuable support that canines provide humans during a visit from the Guide Dog Foundation on Oct. 8. On the back blacktop, students met with Tracey McCarthy and Emily Tullo, as well as guide dog ambassador Harper and guide dog-in-training Lola.
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Mandalay Students Are United for Kindness
Kindness was the message at Mandalay Elementary School in the Wantagh School District on Oct. 20, which took part in the national Unity Day initiative. Students and staff showed their solidarity by wearing orange.
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Wantagh Elementary Students Think Pink
To show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students at Wantagh Elementary School wore pink to school on Oct. 12. They incorporated the color into their wardrobes in many different ways including pink shirts, shorts, socks and face masks.
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Wantagh Nurse is Tops in Nassau County
Wantagh Middle School nurse Hildi Dzigas will receive the Excellence in School Nursing Award for Zone 1. The honor is bestowed by the New York State Association of School Nurses and recognizes members who excel in their practice of school nursing.
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Wantagh’s Top Grads Have All the Tools for Success
They studied hard, they maximized their potential and they accomplished so much despite the challenges of learning during a pandemic. That is the high praise that Wantagh High School Principal Dr. Paul Guzzone had for this year’s valedictorian, Julianna Rose, and salutatorian, Skyla Marchesi.
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Wantagh Homecoming a Day of Warrior Pride
From championship sports teams to community pride to a big Warriors win, it was a day of celebration at Wantagh High School for homecoming on Oct. 16. The festivities began with a parade up Wantagh Avenue, and crowds lined the street from Bunker Avenue to Beltagh Avenue. The parade, led by an honor guard from the American Legion, featured the class floats, cheerleaders, dance team, marching band, homecoming court, youth sports teams and Board of Education trustees and administrators.
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The Spirit is Strong at Wantagh Middle School
They clapped, they cheered and they even did the wave. Students from Wantagh Middle School gathered on the bleachers at the end of the school day on Oct. 1 for a pep rally to recognize the fall sports teams.
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Wantagh Welcomes Pupil Personnel Services Leader
The Wantagh School District announces the appointment of Stephen Moran as the new assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services. In his role, Mr. Moran supervises the special education department as well as nurses, psychologists, social workers and speech therapists.
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Fun and Fellowship for Wantagh Freshmen
From the tug-of-war to relay races, freshmen field day at Wantagh High School on Sept. 17 featured many familiar events as well as some new games designed to foster teamwork. Ninth graders spent their morning on the back field bonding as class and earning points for their teams.
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Gold Attire Raises Childhood Cancer Awareness
From their shirts to their shorts to their shoelaces, students at Wantagh Middle School found many ways to incorporate yellow and gold into their wardrobes on Sept. 24. The school participated in the Go Gold initiative for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day.
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Student Success is Top Priority of New Assistant Principal
After eight years as a special education teacher in New York City, Rachel Dender is on the move to both the suburbs and to administration, as she was recently named the new assistant principal of Wantagh Elementary School.
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Wantagh Olympics Bring the Joy Back
“Bringing back the joy” was the purpose of the Wantagh Olympics, a series of team events for Wantagh High School and Middle School teachers during Superintendent’s Conference Day on Aug. 30.
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Learning History and Honoring Heroes at Mandalay
It was a brief but impactful ceremony for students at staff at Mandalay Elementary School in the Wantagh School District, who came together at the flagpole to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
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Students, Staff Find Joy on Wantagh’s First Day
With the flip of the calendar, the hallways of Wantagh’s five schools were bustling again. The new school year began on Sept. 1 as students returned to class after their summer vacations. Administrators, teachers and board of education trustees greeted arriving students at the entrances.
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Students Get Acquainted With Their New Schools
The recent graduates of Wantagh’s three elementary schools are coming together for the first time this year as sixth graders at Wantagh Middle School. Making way for them are the recently departed eighth graders, who are starting the final leg of their educational journey at the adjacent Wantagh High School.
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Wantagh STEM Director on Award: It’s a Department Honor
For her work supporting science educators both locally and throughout New York State, Wantagh School District Director of STEM Carol-Ann Winans is the recipient of the 2021 Champion of Teacher Development award, presented by the Science Teachers Association of New York State.
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Ready for Middle School’s Academic Challenges
Forest Lake, Mandalay and Wantagh elementary fifth grade students marked an important academic milestone as they attended individual moving-up ceremonies held outside and on the lawns of their respective schools. Each celebration was punctuated with musical interludes that added to the sentimental occasions.
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Class Of 2021 Graduates With Legacy Of Resilience
The Wantagh School District Class of 2021 overcame the academic obstacles faced during the COVID-19 pandemic to a restored celebration of 221 graduates during the high school’s 66th annual commencement exercises.
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Ready to Meet New Academic Challenges
Wantagh Middle School faculty and parents joined in celebrating the advancement of 219 eighth grade students, who will meet more rigorous academic challenges upon entrance into the high school, during the annual 2021 Crossing Over Ceremony on June 15. For the first time, the exercises were held on the school’s front lawn during two separate functions.
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Mandalay Students Celebrate Nationality Day
Mandalay Elementary School Student Council hosted an ABC Countdown to Summer for the last 26 days of school. For the letter N, the students hosted Nationality Day and asked that the student body wear clothing that represents their heritage. Students also discussed their nationalities with one another and where their ancestors may have come from. Most importantly, students discussed their similarities and some of the different customs they celebrate.
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Wantagh BOE Recognizes Student Accomplishments
One way in which Wantagh School District demonstrated a return to normalcy was in the board of education’s recognition of student accomplishments during the June 17 business meeting. The board and central administrators held the recognition section of the agenda on the front lawn of Wantagh Middle School, which was already set up for a previous crossing over celebration earlier in the week.
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Celebrating the Stars and Stripes
The district’s elementary schools were a sea of red, white and blue as Forest Lake, Mandalay and Wantagh elementary school students celebrated Flag Day on June 14. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American Flag in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress and is a time to reflect on the importance of this patriotic symbol.
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Forest Lake Fifth Graders ‘Pay it Forward’
When was the last time you were moved and motivated by a book? For Nicole Pataky’s fifth grade class at Forest Lake, Catherine Ryan Hide’s national bestseller “Pay it Forward” not only spawned altruism on the school campus but will be a book the students will remember their entire lives.
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Girl Scout Troop Alleviates Community Trash
After discussing ways to improve the community and secure a Bronze Award, members of Wantagh Girl Scout Troop 3654 decided to tackle the issue of trash and abandoned disposable masks that litter the Wantagh community and surrounding Forest Lake Elementary School grounds.
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Wantagh Celebrates Award-Winning Juniors
The Wantagh High School Guidance Department held its annual Junior Class Awards Program in the library and media center on June 4. Under the coordination of school counselor Marie Malafis, the program afforded the school the opportunity to recognize members of the junior class who demonstrated academic success and made contributions to the school community. Various colleges and universities participate in the Junior Awards program, offering scholarship opportunities and prize books.
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Wantagh High School Honors the Best-of-the-Best
Wantagh High School’s top seniors were recognized for their scholarship, service, enthusiasm for extracurricular activities and for overcoming hardships during the annual senior awards ceremony, held on May 26 in the high school auditorium for students and virtually for parents.
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Wantagh’s Katriana Koppe to receive Best Actress Award
Wantagh High School Theatre is pleased to announce that Katriana Koppe was awarded the Best Actress Roger Rees Award for Excellence in Student Performance presented by Disney Theatrical Group and The Broadway Education Alliance. The Award recognizes distinction in student performance on the stage and outstanding achievement in high school musical theater programs in the New York City area. Katriana received the award for her stellar lead performance as Cinderella in the school’s production of Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”
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Humanities Project A Walk Through World War II
A co-curricular project at Wantagh Middle School resulted in eighth grade students deeply exploring human rights violations which occurred during World War II and sharing their findings with peers during a Humanities Project Gallery Walk through history.
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Wantagh Seniors Receive Cte Technical Endorsements
The Wantagh High School Business Department is pleased to announce that six seniors have earned Career and Technical Education endorsements that can be added to college applications and job resumes. This is the first group of students who have fulfilled the requirements for the department’s CTE pathway for students, and students have been working to acquire the endorsement since the eighth grade.
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Wantagh Elementary Hosts an Allergy Friendly Food Drive
The Wantagh Elementary School Student Council, under the direction of school counselor Lauren Mulry, collected allergy friendly food during National Food Allergy Awareness Week from May 10-14. Students requested shelf-stable donations, which were free of one or more of the top food allergens including gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish shellfish and sesame.
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Wantagh Theatre Garners Prestigious Marketing Award
Wantagh Theatre is pleased to announce that its earlier production of “Clue” and its current production of “Cinderella” has garnered the special 2021 PlayBillder Award from the Roger Rees Awards committee. This award recognizes school theater programs for their comprehensive and engaging marketing plans, including a Broadway-quality playbill or program.
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24 Wantagh Students Exhibit Artwork at All-County Exhibit
The Wantagh School District’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts is pleased to announce that 24 students represented the district in the annual Art Supervisors Association All-County Art Exhibit from their respective schools. Additionally, Wantagh High School senior Francis Peretti was selected as one of 42 ASA All-County Senior Scholarship winners.
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Wantagh Theater Presents ‘Cinderella’
Wantagh High School Theater is proud to present an enchanting on-stage performance of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Under the direction of Kimberly Davis, Sameerah Cassidy, Danillo Aviles and Eric Gartner, 75 student-actors, crew and musicians will create a celebration of magic and possibility. For more information and to purchase tickets, access the following links: ShowTix4U.com/events/Wantagh and Virtual program.
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Mandalay Students Recognize Heroic Efforts of Police Officers
Cards of gratitude were crafted by Mandalay Elementary School students for local law enforcement officers during National Police Week, held on May 9-May 15. The activity was sponsored by the Town of Hempstead’s Thank a Law Enforcement Officer program in the spirit of recognizing the contribution of law enforcement officers.
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67 Inducted Into National Honor Society
Wantagh High School’s National Honor Society inducted 67 new members during a traditional candle lighting ceremony, held in the auditorium on April 26 and taped for the community. The evening featured words of wisdom from administrators, musical interludes by the Wantagh High School String Chamber Ensemble, under the baton of Dana Langer, and a rendition of the national anthem by Katriana Koppe.
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Forever a Warrior
After three years of planning and fundraising, the Wantagh School District and community congregated on April 17 at the newly dedicated James Lodato Field of Dreams, located at Forest Lake Elementary School, to honor former student James Lodato (2010-2018), whose life was cut short but whose legacy will always be remembered.
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Wantagh Students Pen Winning Essays
Seven Wantagh High School students received honorable mention awards in the Irish Cultural Society’s annual Martin J. Kelly Writing contest and monetary prize of $25. Additionally, Madeline Rose was one of three first-place winners and received a $200 cash prize for her winning essay.
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Wantagh LLS Fundraising Team Wins Long Island Title
A team of Wantagh High School students was recognized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as the 2021 Long Island Students of the Year. Team leader Ashley Reisert revealed that the group raised $110,511 to support the fight against cancer during a seven week period, raising more funds than 23 participating high school teams across Long Island.
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58 Inducted Into High School World Language Honor Society
The District is pleased to announce that 58 high school students were inducted into the 2020-2021 World Language Honor Society during a pre-recorded, virtual celebration held on March 18. The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of language learners who maintained a 90% grade point average in world language study, remained in high academic standing, and made a commitment to studying a foreign language.
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Wantagh Students Interview ‘Hometown Hero’ Al Iaquinta
It’s not every day that students can interview a “Hometown Hero” that they are researching and reading about in class. With Google technology, seniors in Julie Magnuson’s Sports Literature class at Wantagh High School were able to speak with Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter and 2005 Wantagh High School graduate Al Iaquinta.
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Wantagh Hosts Spring Homecoming
A vibrant spring afternoon and community pride was the backdrop for Wantagh High School’s annual homecoming game and senior day, held on April 10 against the West Hempstead Rams. Fun filled activities started with decorated high school hallways and a Friday afternoon virtual pep rally, during which the district’s sports teams, musicians, club members and community supporters were celebrated.
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Mandalay Welcomes Back Recovered Student
The return to school after the spring break on March 6 took on a festive atmosphere as Mandalay Elementary School students prepared to welcome back fourth grader Nico Lombelino to the classroom. Balloons and a large, colorful welcome sign decorated the front entrance and music filled the air as students, debarking from the bus, rushed to the hallway and waited for Nico’s entrance.
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Wantagh High School Art Honor Society Abandons Their Art
In most cases, artistic works that have been painstakingly rendered are saved or hung on a wall or placed in a portfolio. For Wantagh High School members of the Art Honor Society, leaving art on a park bench or among stacks of books at the local bookstore for someone to take is a community service.
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There’s No Place for Hate at Wantagh Middle School
For the second consecutive year, Wantagh Middle School students paused on March 26 to imagine a world without hate during No Place for Hate Day. Throughout the school day, students participated in content-based activities where they ruminated and discussed tolerance, acceptance and kindness toward others in school and the global community.
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Margaret Gates Designated National Merit Finalist
The Wantagh High School administration is pleased to announce that senior Margaret Gates was named one of the nation’s 15,000 National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program competition. As a finalist, Margaret has received a Certificate of Merit and will soon learn whether she has been chosen as a Merit Scholar designee.
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Cooked Up Donations
The Wantagh High School newspaper “The Warrior,” in conjunction with the Wantagh Animal Rights and Recycling Club and the National English Honor Society, raised $1,030 in sales for the “Wantagh Warrior Holiday Cookbook: Cooking Our Way Through 2020-2021.” Proceeds were recently donated to Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation in Wantagh and to Island Harvest.
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Wantagh Middle School Hosts Fiddle Days
Live music has been hard hit during the 2020-2021 school year, but Wantagh Middle School strings students finally had the opportunity to perform as an ensemble on March 16 and March 17. “I set up Fiddle Day so that orchestra students could get motivated and excited about a performance opportunity this year,” music teacher Courtney Miller said. “Sixth graders have been asking all year when they will be able to play as an ensemble, so this was a way of finding a compromise.”
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Wantagh HS VEI Students Exhibit at LI Trade Show
Wantagh High School’s Virtual Enterprise International students exhibited their company Bagonizer, which sells customizable bags with organizers, at the annual Long Island Regional Trade Show and at the VE National Online Trade Show during the semester. During the Long Island event, Bagonizer generated more than $15,000 in sales, followed by $500,000 in sales at the national forum.
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You’ve Been ‘Booked’
Mandalay Elementary School students and faculty are demonstrating their passion for reading during March’s You’ve Been Booked schoolwide activity, designed to spread a love of reading and to provide a fun way for classrooms to interact with one another.
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Kindness Painted
When students and faculty enter Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh, they are greeted by a large and colorful mural filled with aspirational quotes and thoughts to start the day. The mural replaced a former glass bookcase and exhibit area and includes Forester, the school’s mascot, and the quote, “Forest Lake is a Feeling.”
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Spreading The Magic Of Reading
Mandalay Elementary School’s Student Council spread the magic of reading to those in need by collecting gently used and new books for the Book Fairies. The local organization’s mission is to provide every child in the New York metropolitan area with a book to read. To mark the occasion, the students dressed up as their favorite book characters.
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Wantagh Middle School Photographers
Through various photography assignments, Wantagh Middle School eighth grade digital photography students in Jaclyn Gentilesco’s class have observed objects from various perspectives and have learned to “love where they live,” capturing the unique treasures that lie within the community borders. The Wantagh Train Museum was the subject of a recent assignment in which students captured the lines, shapes, texture, value and space of a well-lit location and immortalized a popular landmark. The photographic compositions were recently hung for two weeks in Starbucks for community view
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Exercise in a ‘Winter Wonderland’
The weather outside the Forest Lake Elementary School auditorium was frightfully cold during the month of February, but Wantagh students raised their core body temperatures as they tried out numerous stations reflected in the Winter Wonderland theme.
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100 Days Smarter
As kindergarten students enrolled at Forest Lake, Mandalay and Wantagh elementary schools entered their classrooms, they proudly displayed T-shirts decorated with 100 items or by dressing up as 100-year-olds in celebration of the first 100 days of the 2020-2021 school year.
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Wantagh MS Students Focus on American History
Wantagh Middle School seventh grader Isabel Madison and eighth grader Madeline Lehrer were first-place winners in the Daughters of the Revolution 2020-2021 American History Essay Contest.
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Wantagh HS Student Pens Music Book
As a musician, Wantagh High School junior Julia Froese has witnessed among instrumental and choral peer-musicians a need for additional support and an injection of confidence to perform at their best. She has combined her love of music, writing skills and an entrepreneurial focus to self-publish a music book to assist musicians with the art of making music.
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Heartfelt Messages
District students have been taking time during their lunch periods to craft valentines for veterans and senior home residents throughout the Long Island community. At Wantagh Middle School, the Business and Education Serving Together Club, which is a community service organization, crafted Valentine’s Day cards with heartfelt messages for veterans residing at the Northport VA Medical Center and senior homes across Long Island.
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Wantagh Participates in World Read Aloud Day
Wantagh students listened to a variety of fiction and nonfiction literary works read by faculty and administrators during the annual World Read Aloud Day event held on Jan. 3. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most reading took place virtually through Google Meets, although there were a number of administrators who read to students in-person.
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Students Design Protective Shoes Against Winter Temps
As the winter temperatures plummet, Forest Lake first graders designed shoes to protect themselves against ice, snow and cold. The science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics lesson, led by Wantagh STEAM teacher Jamie Kanner, accompanied the students’ study of artic animals and their ability to protect themselves through the use of insulation and texture.
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A Visit with Author Gordon Korman
Wantagh Middle School sixth grade students recently visited virtually with best-selling author Gordon Korman upon reading “Restart,” about a boy, who by losing his memory, finds his life.
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Clue 2021
Wantagh Theatre Proudly Presents Clue
Wantagh High School Theatre is proud to present TWO productions of Clue for on-demand viewing from home! Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.
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Wantagh Seniors are Nassau Zone Awards Recipients
The district is pleased to announce that seniors Kelly Baisley and Ryan Kearney were selected as recipients of the Nassau Zone Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the award recognizes one male and one female Nassau County high school senior from each school district who exemplifies outstanding scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities.
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Wantagh High School’s Melanie Volz to publish in prestigious science journal
Wantagh High School senior Melanie Volz was selected as the winner of the 2020 Synapse and Yale Scientific Magazine scholarship contest. As a winner, Melanie will receive a $200 scholarship award, an exclusive one-on-one workshop with a Yale Scientific Magazine editor and a feature in the prestigious magazine.
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School Psychologist Caitlin Wong Publishes Research
The Wantagh School District is pleased to announce that Wantagh High School psychologist Dr. Caitlin Wong has published research in both The Journal of Moral Education and in Child & Youth Care Forum.
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