Headlines

  • DISTRICT REORGANIZES FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR

    The Board of Education reorganized for the 2019-20 school year during the annual July 2 meeting held at Wantagh High School’s auditorium. Kera McLoughlin was sworn in by district clerk Elaine McGuigan for an additional three-year term, and newly elected trustee Laura Reich was sworn in for a first term on the board.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • ATHENA YAO TO DISPLAY ARTWORK AT U.S. CAPITOL

    Athena Yao, an Advanced Placement art student, was the third-place winner in the annual 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Her acrylic work, “The Places I’ve Been,” will hang in the Honorable Kathleen Rice’s office in Washington, D.C. for the next year.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • DISTRICT ANNOUNCES NEW WANTAGH ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

    The district is pleased to announce that Briana DeAngelo James has been appointed assistant principal of Wantagh Elementary School, effective July 1. She replaces Jessica Zimmer, who served as elementary supervisor for the past five years and who will now serve as principal of Forest Lake Elementary School.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • CLASS OF 2026 PREPARES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Forest Lake, Mandalay, and Wantagh elementary fifth-graders marked an important academic milestone as they attended individual moving-up ceremonies held in the high school auditorium. Each celebration was punctuated with photo montages and video presentations, as well as special musical performances that added to the sentimental occasions.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • DISTRICT SAYS FAREWELL TO RETIRING STAFF

    The district congratulated 14 administrators, faculty and staff who announced their retirement at various board of education meetings during the 2018-19 school year. Superintendent of Schools John McNamara congratulated and thanked the retiring faculty for their dedication to Wantagh students as well as their service and commitment to the community.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • POSITIVITY ON A POST-IT

    Bright-colored post-it notes were scattered across classrooms at Mandalay Elementary School with positive messages and words of kindness in recognition of Positive Post-It Day. Some of the messages included were “Be who you want to be,” “Be you and only you,” and “Stay happy, be happy.”

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • WANTAGH STUDENTS CELEBRATE FLAG DAY AND A SCHOOL BIRTHDAY

    The district’s elementary schools were a sea of red, white and blue as Forest Lake, Mandalay and Wantagh elementary school students celebrated Flag Day on June 14. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American flag in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress and is a time to reflect on the importance of this patriotic symbol.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • WANTAGH CLASS OF 2019 LEAVES LEGACY OF STRENGTH AND CHARACTER

    The district’s 64th annual commencement exercises took place on Lawrence Field on June 14, as 242 graduates processed to their seats as the high school band, under the baton of director Danilo Aviles, played “Pomp and Circumstance.”

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • CROSSING OVER TO NEW ACADEMIC CHALLENGES

    Wantagh Middle School faculty and parents joined in celebrating the advancement of 229 eighth grade students, who will meet more rigorous academic challenges upon entrance into high school, during the annual Crossing-Over Ceremony held on June 7 at the high school.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NANCY O’CONNOR NAMED BUSINESS EDUCATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR

    The District is proud to announce that the Long Island Business Teachers Association has named middle and high school business teacher Nancy O’Connor as the Business Education Teacher of the Year. Ms. O’Connor was recognized during the annual awards ceremony attended by more than 150 Long Island teachers and students, held at the Wind Watch and Golf Country Club in Hauppauge on May 22.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • DISTRICT CELEBRATES AWARD-WINNING JUNIORS

    The Wantagh High School Guidance Department held its annual Junior Class Awards Program in the library and media center on May 31. Under the coordination of school counselor Margaret Swanson, the program afforded the school the opportunity to recognize members of the junior class who demonstrated academic success and made contributions to the school and community.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • PATRIOTIC PENMANSHIP

    It was a day of patriotism for Wantagh Middle School students who were winners in the annual Memorial Day Writing Contest, sponsored by American Legion Post 1273. During the contest, students were required to write an essay that completes the thought, “This Memorial Day, it is more important now than ever to…” The winners were invited to march in the annual community Memorial Day parade and were then recognized at the American Legion Post for their winning essays.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • WANTAGH MS RECOGNIZED AS A ‘NO PLACE FOR HATE’ SCHOOL

    For the second consecutive year, the Anti-Defamation League has recognized Wantagh Middle School as one of the nation’s 1,600 No Place for Hate schools. This prestigious designation was accomplished through the sponsorship of activities that promote acceptance, tolerance and kindness on campus and by sending a clear message throughout the school that all students have a place to belong.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • WANTAGH’S TOP ACHIEVERS RECOGNIZED DURING SENIOR AWARDS

    The district’s top seniors were recognized for their scholarship, community service, overcoming hardships and enthusiasm for extracurricular activities during the annual senior awards ceremony, held in the high school auditorium on May 29.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • WANTAGH STUDENTS ARE WINNERS IN IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY CONTEST

    Eight Wantagh High School students were prize winners in the Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest of the Irish Cultural Society. The annual contest is open to all Nassau County students in grades 9-12.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • LEAD2FEED STUDENT CHALLENGE WINNERS DONATE FUNDS

    Wantagh Middle School’s Lead2Feed Student Challenge national grand prizewinners, EsSCENTial Melts, met with representatives of the Born This Way Foundation to donate a $10,000 check to the organization which works to enhance the mental health awareness of young people and to assist in building a kinder and braver world.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • BUDGET PASSES

    Proposition to Adopt Annual Budget: Budget Approved/Presupuesto Aprodado Yes - 1486 Budget Defeated/Presupuesto derrotado No - 447

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • WANTAGH HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NAMED A NATIONAL MERIT WINNER

    Samantha Minars, a Wantagh High School senior, was named a $2,500 scholarship winner in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Samantha was chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists from each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments. Skills and potential for success in their future college/university studies.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • A MOTHER’S DAY TEA

    Kindergarten students in Kristin Rogate’s and Cheryl Schwartz’s classes showed their love and appreciation for their mothers and caregivers during a Mother’s Day Tea, held at Mandalay on May 10.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display