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  • AN HOUR OF CODE

    Students in grades 3 through 5 at Forest Lake utilized their programming skills through participation in an Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a global movement, sponsored by Code.org, which encourages millions of students to not only learn computer programming, but to apply their coding skills in a variety of ways.

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  • TOP NOTES FOR STUDENT-MUSICIANS

    The District’s fine and performing arts department is pleased to announce that 11 elementary, seven middle school and 13 high school student-musicians participated in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County festivals, held at the Tilles Center for the performing Arts on Jan. 17-19.

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  • WANTAGH READS OUT LOUD WITH THE WORLD

    District students read to one another or listened to a variety of fiction and nonfiction pieces read by faculty and administrators during annual World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 5. World Read Aloud Day encourages people throughout the world to read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literature and the written word.

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  • SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TO COMPETE AT STATE LEVEL

    Members of Wantagh High School’s Science Olympiad teams garnered much success at the regional competition, held at Division Avenue High School in Levittown on Feb. 1. Team A placed fourth out of 23 competing teams from across Long Island and earned a spot at the state competition to be held on March 13-14. In addition, Team B members Anjelica Meagher and Amanda Ciarmella won a first-place medal in the Write It/Do It category.

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  • MANDALAY MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT A SUCCESS

    Wantagh School District parents and faculty attended the district’s first Mental Health Summit, held at Mandalay Elementary School on Jan. 30. The Summit provided parents with the opportunity to select from a menu of nine presentations by experts in the field of mental health, nutrition, emotional well-being and raising healthy and emotionally thriving adolescents.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENTS EMULATE NATIVE AMERICAN LIFE

    Forest Lake Elementary School students in Wantagh have acquired a keener sense of Native American life upon participation in the school’s annual Native American Day, held on Jan. 28. Dressed in costume, the fourth grade students emulated many of the activities practiced by the Iroquois by delving into activities including the making of turtle rattles and talking sticks, writing stories and messages on hides, molding clay pots, making wampum and corn husk dolls and playing Native American games.

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  • DRUMMING TO THE BEAT

    A dull thrumming resonated throughout the Mandalay gymnasium as students in grades K-5 were introduced to the newest physical education unit sensation called cardio drumming. Even though attempts at percussion were muted through the beating of rubber exercise balls with drumsticks, the concept was essentially the same, to drum to the beat of fast-based, popular music.

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  • BABY WIPES AND VALENTINES FOR THE TROOPS

    Mandalay’s student council collected baby wipes for troops overseas during the month of January. Sponsored by the Blue Star Mothers of Long Island organization, baby wipes are one of the military’s most needed donations, especially for soldiers serving in desert locations.

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  • THE DISTRICT’S CREATIVE MINDS STUDY WIND ENERGY

    Adrienne Downy, principal engineer for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and Janna Herndon, NYSERDA project manager, visited Wantagh Middle School students enrolled in the Creative Minds course, to talk about the benefits of renewable energy and, in particular, two wind turbine projects approved by the state.

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  • WANTAGH ELEMENTARY STUDENTS EXPLORE AREAS OF INTEREST

    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.

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  • TOPS IN GEOGRAPHY

    William Sigler, a sixth grader at Wantagh Middle School, was the winner in the school-level competition for the National Geography Bee, held on Jan. 9.

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  • WRESTLERS PLEDGE TO TAKE DOWN DRUGS

    The high school’s varsity wrestling team joined Valley Stream North High School wrestlers during participation in Wrestling Takes Down Drugs Day, held prior to a on Jan. 10 match at Wantagh High School.

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  • WINTER MATH

    Mandalay kindergarten students strengthened their addition skills through participation in winter math stations. Teacher Erin Joyce has been working with the students on adding numbers from one through 10 and explained that stations are an integral part of learning each day.

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  • HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISTS ATTEND HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY’S PRESS DAY

    Wantagh High School’s aspiring journalism students were among several hundred students who attended Hofstra University’s annual Press Day, held on Dec. 11. Journalism teacher Peter Kravitz and the students participated in an interesting seminar and panel discussion led by WABC-TV reporter N.J. Burkett, Hofstra journalism associate professor Kelly Fincham and Genetta Adams, managing editor of The Root.

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  • WANTAGH SENIORS ARE TOPS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    he district is pleased to announce that seniors Jack Padula and Ryan Smith 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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  • STUDENT JOURNALISTS CAPTURE SIX ESSPA AWARDS

    Under the direction of Peter Kravitz, Wantagh Warrior high school journalists garnered six individual awards during the annual Empire State Scholastic Press Association contest, held at Syracuse University. The district’s single gold award was received by current senior Nicole Hooker in the sports news category for an article she wrote on last year’s girls soccer team.

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  • A LESSON IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND GIVING

    Wantagh Middle School students enrolled in Nancy O’Connor’s eighth grade e-business class learned about being an entrepreneur during a visit by Kate Gilman, founder and owner of florist Petal by Pedal. Ms. Gilman spoke with the students on owning a business and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

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  • WANTAGH HS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS 70

    Wantagh High School’s National Honor Society inducted 70 new members during a traditional candlelighting ceremony, held in the auditorium on Dec. 3. The evening featured words of wisdom from administrators, musical interludes from the high school’s string chamber ensemble and the singing of the national anthem by Katriana Koppe.

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  • A TRIP TO ERNST & YOUNG

    Wantagh High School College Accounting class students were able to put their accounting skills into real-life perspective during a field trip to one of the nation’s largest accounting firms, Ernst & Young in New York City’s Times Square.

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  • WANTAGH HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE PRESENTS ‘RENT’

    A talented cast and crew drew a full house during performances of Jonathan Larson’s “Rent School Edition,” held in the Wantagh High School auditorium on Nov. 21-23. Under the direction of Heather Naughton, choreographers Ellie Breen and Kim Davis and vocal director James E. Brown, the cast moved the audience with the two-act musical with original lyrics by Larson.

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