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  • CHEERLEADERS HONORED BY THE DISTRICT

    During the April 11 meeting, the Board of Education and Central Administration honored the varsity cheerleading team for a successful season. Under the direction of coaches Jaclyn Bonlarron and Alexandra Grange, the cheerleaders captured the Nassau County championship for the fourth consecutive year, ranked third in New York State and were semifinalists in the 2019 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida.

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  • WANTAGH SENIOR IS TOPS IN BUSINESS EXAM

    Diana Putrino, a senior at Wantagh High School, is the second-place winner in the annual Long Island Business Teachers Association exam competition in the area of fashion marketing and merchandising. The exam tests students’ knowledge of business in the areas of marketing, personal finance, web design, computer applications, entrepreneurship and more. There are five winners in each category.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WINNERS IN KATHY BELTON SCIENCE FAIR

    Wantagh High School 10th graders Margaret Gates and Austin Henglein were first-place winners in the 2019 Kathy Belton Science Fair, held at Molloy College on March 15. Sophomores Seth Braun and Christopher Morale also received accolades for their submission. The Kathy Belton Science Fair is open to ninth and 10th grade science students, who are invited to present their research to small groups of peers and judges.

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  • STUDENTS CELEBRATE THE PLANET

    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.

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  • NEW ADMINISTRATION APPOINTMENTS

    he Wantagh School District is pleased to announce two administrative changes for the 2019-2020 school year. With 18 years of dedicated service to the district, Anthony Ciuffo was appointed Wantagh Middle School principal. He replaces Dawn Matrochano, who has announced her retirement at the end of the current school year.

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  • A NIGHT OF CREATIVITY AND STEAM

    During a fun-filled evening of creativity, Wantagh Elementary School students and their families explored the various science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities showcased during the school’s annual Makerspace Fair.

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  • WINNING NOTECARD DESIGN

    Arielle Combs, an eighth-grade student at the middle school, was a Top 10 Award winner for her contest entry to the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Long Island Chapter Design-A-Card Contest. Her design will be made into notecards to raise scholarship money for the Long Island Chapter 39 Scholarship Fund.

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  • MANDALAY ELEMENTARY THINKS BEFORE LOGGING ON

    Mandalay students were encouraged to stop and think before logging on to a computer or using social media during a presentation by Nassau County police officer Yolanda Turner. Officer Turner’s resounding message was that once an email, text or social media post has been transmitted, it is permanent.

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  • 171 INDUCTED INTO LANGUAGE HONOR SOCIETIES

    The district is proud to announce that 171 high school and middle school students were inducted into the World Language Honor Societies for French, Italian and Spanish. In addition, Cerena Lopez (AP Italian and Spanish), Brianna McCartney (Spanish), Erika Meagher (French) and Diana Putrino (AP Italian and Spanish) were senior department award winners for having excelled in their chosen languages.

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  • WANTAGH ELEMENTARY TO HELP CHILDREN FIGHT BLOOD CANCERS

    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.

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  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

    Mandalay students are participating in a new school health initiative called Wellness Wednesdays, which provides students and their families with weekly tips, activities and information for leading a healthier lifestyle. According to elementary school counselor Donna Schulman, research shows that student mental, physical and social emotional health is linked to academic achievement, and Wellness Wednesdays is a great start to making sure the students are healthy and ready to learn.

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  • WANTAGH HS THEATER PRESENTS ‘FOOTLOOSE’

    Under the direction of Heather Naughton, choreographer Kim Davis and vocal director Jennifer Alessi, Wantagh High School’s talented cast and crew drew packed audiences for Dean Pitchford’s and Walter Bobbie’s “Footloose,” held in the auditorium on March 20-23.

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  • WANTAGH MS TAKES THE CEREBRAL PALSY TRIVIA CHALLENGE

    Wantagh Middle School’s community service club called Business and Education Serving Together participated in the 33rd annual Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County Trivia Challenge Championships on Feb. 26-27. Eighth-grade team members Sean Browne, Emma Caputo, Abigail Conway and Natasha Meagher finished in third place. Skylar Mondelli, Jacklynn LaMacchia, Bridget Toscano, and Cate Russo also represented the district on the sixth-grade level. The club raised and donated $600 to the organization.

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  • WANTAGH WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    The District has appointed Carol-Ann Winans as director of science and technology, effective July 1. Ms. Winans will replace Tobias Daempfle, who served as interim science/technology education director during the 2018-2019 school year.

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  • MELANIE VOLZ COMPETES IN LI MATH FAIR

    Wantagh High School sophomore Melanie Volz entered her project, “Fibonacci Numbers and DNA,” into the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair, held at Hofstra University on March 1. Although a strong topic, Melanie’s project did not win an award. However, she was recognized for her hard work and creativity.

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  • DISTRICT WELCOMES ANTHONY CEDRONE

    The District has appointed Anthony J. Cedrone as assistant superintendent for business, effective July 1. Mr. Cedrone will replace Adriana Silver, who is retiring at the end of the year after having served as the district’s business official since 2013.

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  • WANTAGH HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE TO PRESENT FOOTLOOSE

    Come cut loose with Wantagh High School’s musical production! The ‘80’s pop dynamo “Footloose” will take the stage on March 20th – 23rd at 7:30, with a matinee performance on March 23rd at 2:00. Tickets available now at https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/wantaghhs/buy-tix?d=0! Come cut loose – FOOTLOOSE!!

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  • WANTAGH STUDENTS EXHIBIT ARTWORK AT ALL-COUNTY FORUM

    The artwork of 36 of the district’s finest student-artists was selected to hang at the Art Supervisors Association’s 15th annual Nassau All-County Art Exhibit, held at Farmingdale State College’s Roosevelt Hall on March 10. In addition, Wantagh High School senior John Leahy was named a senior scholarship winner.

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  • WANTAGH HS LAUDS TOP ARTISTS

    The Wantagh High School art department is pleased to announce that 17 students, under the direction of teachers Jacqueline Gallo and Danielle Macumber, have received 19 regional awards in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

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  • ALL ABOUT SEUSS

    There was an abundance of excitement in kindergarten classrooms at Mandalay Elementary as students celebrated the birthday of iconic author Dr. Seuss. In addition to wearing crazy hats and reading a multitude of Dr. Seuss books, students rotated at fun, Seuss-themed stations on March 8.

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