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  • WHS CLASS OF 2020 GRADUATION CEREMONY

    Congratulations to the CLASS OF 2020! Watch the 2020 Wantagh High School Graduation Ceremony here.

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  • WANTAGH MS AWARDS TOP STUDENTS

    Wantagh Middle School students’ hard work and determination was awarded by staff and administration during a virtual annual awards ceremony, which was originally to be held on May 12. The students were recognized for their achievements in subject areas, departments and clubs and for important traits including citizenship, leadership, courage, character and caring.

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  • ATHENA YAO NAMED A NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

    Wantagh High School senior Athena Yao was named a $2,500 scholarship winner in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Athena was chosen among more than 15,000 talented finalists from each state, who were judged based on their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in future college and university studies.

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  • CELEBRATING AN IMPORTANT CAREER MILESTONE

    The Board of Education and Central Administration announced the tenure of 10 faculty members, marking the most important milestone of their educational careers. Although the district was unable to hold a customary reception due to school district closings, the sentiment still resonated throughout the district.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENT-ACTORS GARNER PRESTIGIOUS ACTING AWARDS

    Wantagh High School thespians Kyra Orgass and John Sileo have been nominated for the 2020 Roger Rees Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress for their performances in “Rent School Edition,” which was held under the direction of Heather Naughton on Nov. 21-23. John played the part of Roger Davis, an HIV positive songwriter and musician and boyfriend to Mimi, played by Kyra.

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  • TEACHERS SAY FAREWELL WITH SENIOR CLASS CAR PARADE

    Bright blue skies and warm temperatures were the backdrop for an afternoon of revelry as Wantagh High School teachers lined the school’s driveway with their decorated cars to host a car parade for the Class of 2020, held on May 15. Everyone who attended practiced social distancing, but the spirit and joy of graduation season still resonated as each of the seniors passed through the tunnel of cars to the honk of horns and shouts of congratulations from faculty and administration.

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  • TEACHER APPRECIATION THE IMPETUS FOR A CAR PARADE

    The familiar horns of passersby resonated throughout the Mandalay community on May 7. Instead of the front-line workers that are usually honored during this COVID-19 pandemic, first grade teacher Christine Kopp’s class took to the Wantagh streets to demonstrate their appreciation of this longtime teacher.

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  • STUDENT-ARTISTS PARTICIPATE IN VIRAL GETTY CHALLENGE

    With museums closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, art museums throughout the world are providing opportunities for patrons to browse their collections online. The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles went one step further by asking viewers to choose a masterpiece and to re-enact the work at home in an activity called the Getty Challenge.

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  • WANTAGH MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL PUBLISHED IN EDUCATION MAGAZINE

    Wantagh Middle School Principal Anthony Ciuffo has published an article, “Rethinking Conventions: Keeping Gender-Diverse Students Safe,” in the October 2019 edition of Educational Leadership Magazine.

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  • DISTRICT WELCOMES DR. PAUL M. GUZZONE

    The Wantagh School District welcomes high school principal Dr. Paul M. Guzzone, effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Guzzone was appointed by the board of education and Superintendent of Schools John McNamara during the May 7 business meeting. He replaces current principal Carolyn Breivogel, who retires at the close of the school year.

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  • TOPS IN WORLD LANGUAGES

    Although the official ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wantagh High School celebrated the accomplishment of 63 foreign language students who were inducted into the World Language Honor Society this spring.

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  • WANTAGH HS’S JULIANA ROSE PENS TOP ESSAY IN STATE

    Juliana Rose, a 10th grade student at Wantagh High School, is New York State’s first-place winner in the Daughters of the American Revolution 2019-2020 Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. The national contest is sponsored by the DAR and the National Italian American Foundation in honor of Christopher Columbus.

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  • PROJECT THANK YOU

    Words of thanks can go a long way, as Wantagh Elementary School fourth graders in Samantha Barrett’s class have learned. The community conscience students joined their teacher in a campaign called Project Thank You, demonstrating their appreciation to local firefighters and healthcare workers at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Elmhurst Hospital, who have served on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic each day.

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  • JUST ONE WORD

    It would be difficult for most people practicing social distancing at home to choose just one word to describe how they are feeling. However, Forest Lake students and faculty were able and willing to select a meaningful word to convey messages of hope and relay what is important to them during One Word Day.

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  • CELEBRITY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Wantagh Middle School’s daily virtual announcements have been given a celebrity flair. Principal Anthony Ciuffo explained that local and regional VIP’s have volunteered to assist with the announcements during the canceled April break, scheduled for April 9-17, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • STEAM TEACHER INNOVATES WITH FACE MASKS

    STEAM teacher Kaitlin Humphrey has been putting her technology and engineering skills into real-life practice by assisting with the production of needed face masks for Stony Brook University health care personnel. Last week, Ms. Humphrey secured 3D printers from the district and the templates for essential mask parts, so that SBU volunteers can assemble and distribute the supplies to medical workers to protect them from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

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  • STUDENTS ENGAGE IN THE DESIGN SQUAD HOME CHALLENGE

    While classroom learning is on pause, elementary students are using their time at home wisely to participate in a number of interesting and inspiring science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics challenges.

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  • MANDALAY STUDENTS SEND COMFORT TO CLASSMATE

    Mandalay students and the PTA recently completed a patchwork blanket and pillow for a third-grade student who became seriously ill during the February break. The students are hoping that the blanket gives their friend comfort in his time of need.

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  • WANTAGH HS INDUCTS 17 INTO SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY

    The District is proud to announce that 17 juniors and seniors were inducted into the Science National Honor Society during a recent ceremony in the high school library.

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  • COMPLIMENTS ARE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD

    Elizabeth Shevlin’s second grade class at Wantagh Elementary knows that kind words can make the difference in their overall outlook. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the students participated in a joint art and English language arts activity writing compliments to one another.

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