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  • WANTAGH HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE IS THRILLED TO PRESENT "RENT"

    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.

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  • ELEPHANT AND PIG ARE THE WINNERS

    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.

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  • NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT SUPERHEROES VISIT WANTAGH STUDENTS

    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.

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  • VEI ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

    Wantagh High School’s Virtual Enterprise International team, Coffee Cubed, attended LIU Post’s annual Business and Entrepreneur Leadership Conference in October. The annual conference, attended by more than 90 teams, enables VEI students to network with and hear from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs in financing a business, personal branding/leadership, social media marketing and analytics/digital engineering.

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  • MIXING IT UP

    Wantagh High School senior leaders dressed in clothing to reflect different genres of music to set the theme for this year’s annual Mix It Up Lunch, held in the cafeteria on Oct. 30. This national event was first established by the Southern Poverty Law Center and now encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries to create an environment of tolerance.

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  • WANTAGH STANDS UNITED

    Students dressed in bright orange clothing on Oct. 23 to symbolize their commitment to adhere to the principles of Unity Day, a national program to raise awareness of the harmful effects of bullying and to encourage students to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

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  • WANTAGH SENIORS WIN PEDESTRIAN SAFETY VIDEO CONTEST

    Seniors Olivia Vinson and Morgan Flaherty were first and second place winners, respectively, in the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety’s Pedestrian Video Scholarship Competition. Olivia received a $2,000 scholarship while Morgan received a $1,000 scholarship.

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  • FRESHMAN FIELD DAY FUN

    High school freshmen abandoned their classrooms for the day on Oct. 17 to participate in the second annual Freshman Field Day. Out on the field and tennis courts, the ninth graders cycled through eight team-building activities including Hang the Laundry, All Dressed Up, Find Your Footwear, Hula Your Hoop and more. Also included was a mindfulness activity hosted by Andrew Ahr of Body and Brain.

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  • HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES RALLY WANTAGH COMMUNITY

    A perfect fall afternoon and community pride was the backdrop for Wantagh’s annual homecoming parade and game, held on Oct. 19. Fun-Filled activities started with a Friday afternoon pep rally, during which the district’s sport teams and homecoming court were introduced.

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  • WANTAGH BOE RECOGNIZED FOR DEDICATION AND SERVICE

    During the Oct. 17 public meeting of the board of education, members of the PTA organizations honored the trustees for their dedicated service to the district and the community. Board Recognition Week is an annual celebration sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, which honors the trustees’ commitment to public education.

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  • WANTAGH HS SENIOR GARNERS GLOBAL MAGAZINE ART HONORS

    Wantagh High School senior Athena Yao was one of 10 recipients of a 2019 Skipping Stones Youth Honor Award presented by “Skipping Stones” magazine for promoting art with an understanding of cultural diversity. In addition, the recently-named and talented Congressional Art Competition winner was profiled in the Autumn 2019 edition of the magazine in an article titled “Athena Yao’s Art,” which discusses through her artwork a search for identity in the midst of adolescence.

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  • MEET THE DISTRICT’S 2019-20 VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN

    Graduation is months away, but Wantagh High School announced Travis Minutoli and Athena Yao as the Class of 2020’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Keeping with Warrior tradition, the students were congratulated during the morning announcements, and while accompanied with parents and faculty, took an official photo in front of the school sign as it flashed the good news.

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  • MIDDLE SCHOOL HONORS ACADEMY RESEARCHES THE PAST

    Wantagh Middle School students enrolled in the district’s new Honors Academy are learning about the history of their community. The seventh grade students have been assigned an extensive research project that will put their newly acquired research skills to use.

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  • MANDALAY ELEMENTARY OPENS HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY

    Mandalay has opened its new Helping Hands food pantry, located in the elementary school. The pantry will assist needy families in the school community, but the broader goal is to service the entire district community, elementary guidance counselor Donna Shulman and third grade teacher Stacey Vespe said.

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  • ALL ABOUT APPLES

    The aroma of freshly cooked apples and cinnamon wafted through Forest Lake classrooms as kindergarten students assisted their teachers with making homemade apple sauce. Using a Foley mill, each student took turns churning the wedge to separate the skin from the meat of the apple and then tasted the fruit of their labor.

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  • TOP RECOGNITIONS FOR STUDENT-MUSICIANS

    Wantagh High School student-musicians William Hostetter (French horn), Catherine Hanauer (harp) and Katriana Koppe (vocalist/soprano) were selected to participate in the New York State School Music Association’s Winter All-State Conference, to be held in Rochester on Dec. 5-8.

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  • START WITH HELLO

    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.

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  • ATHENA YAO IS NAMED A NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST

    The district is pleased to announce that high school senior Athena Yao was named one of the nation’s 16,000 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program competition. Athena will continue to compete for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, which altogether total more than $31 million and which will be announced later this spring.

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  • IN-HOUSE COLLEGE SHOP

    Wantagh High School students took steps toward planning their academic futures through attendance at the district’s first of three college mini-fairs, held on Sept. 10. Director of Guidance Frank Muzio said 50 representatives set up tables in the gymnasium with information about national and regional colleges and universities for students exploring options after graduation.

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  • SMOOTH OPENING FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

    Bright yellow buses and a cool fall morning were the backdrop for a successful school opening. Students at all of the district’s schools toted their backpacks full of school supplies and entered the buildings with smiles on their faces as they greeted teachers to start the 2019-2020 school year on Sept. 3.

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