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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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  • THANKSGIVING GOBBLE SETS A SEASON OF LEARNING

    Wantagh Elementary School kindergarten students have been learning about the Native Americans, pilgrims and the nation’s first Thanksgiving. In addition to reading various books about the history of the holiday, the students made turkey crowns and participated in a singalong for parents and faculty to ring in the holiday season.

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  • WANTAGH ELEMENTARY STUDENTS STEAM AHEAD

    Wantagh Elementary students in grades 3-5 have been improving their science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics skills, under the direction of Kaitlyn Humphrey. Built to specifications, teams of fifth grade students designed and created electromagnetic cranes and modified the arms of the cranes to work to their advantage for a super sort challenge.

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  • AN ARTISTIC EXPRESSION OF THANKS TO VETERANS

    An important message of thanks to active servicemen and veterans canvased the walls outside of art classrooms at Wantagh Middle School as students in grades 6-8 created a thank-you mural in honor of Veterans Day.

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  • WANTAGH BUSINESS TEACHER WINS BTANYS INNOVATIONS GRANT

    Wantagh Business, career and technical education teacher Nancy O’Connor is the recipient of a $500 2019 Business Teachers Association of New York State Innovations Grant. The award will be used to fund iPad floor stands for the high school’s Virtual Enterprise trade shows.

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  • WANTAGH HS LATINO STUDENTS WIN PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

    Edwin Buhler and Celine Lopez, seniors at Wantagh High School, are each recipients of the New York Mets Latino Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship funds one course for a student of Latino descent enrolled in LIU Post’s High School Scholar’s Program. Both students will have fees waived for their College English class.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENTS SEEK FUTURES IN BUSINESS

    Wantagh High School’s Future Business Leaders of America members attended the 2019 Fall District Meeting at Hofstra University on Oct. 25 The event afforded students the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops, including business trends and careers in 2020, business ethics, social media and building an online brand, entrepreneurship and impromptu speaking skills.

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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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