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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. Based on five years of research for Mr. Ciuffo, who was formerly principal of Forest Lake Elementary School in the Wantagh School District, the article addresses his research and suggestions for keeping gender diverse students safe, while promoting tolerance and acceptance on campus.

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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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  • WANTAGH MS DREW PACKED AUDITORIUM FOR ‘FROZEN JR.’

    Under the direction of Victoria Dempsey, production manager and stage crew director Kimberly Davis, music director Kristin Piciullo and student director Lauren Mertig, Wantagh Middle School’s talented cast and crew drew packed audiences for Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” held in the Wantagh High School Memorial Auditorium on March 6-7.

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  • HOOP SHOOT FOR HEALTH

    Middle school students collectively raised $5,797 for the American Heart Association’s annual Hoops for Heart event in the gymnasium on Feb. 27 with Jacklynn LaMacchia and Olivia Scherer contributing $725 and $511, respectively, as top fundraisers. Since the inception of the event, the school has raised more than $200,000 in donations helping to make a difference in children’s lives through the American Heart Association, while students learned heart-healthy skills.

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  • IMAGINING A WORLD WITHOUT HATE

    While most of the world was focused on the concept of “love” on Feb. 14, Wantagh Middle School students, faculty and staff imagined a world without “hate” during No Place for Hate Day. Throughout the school day, students participated in content-based activities where they ruminated about the promotion of tolerance, acceptance and kindness toward others in the school and global communities.

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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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  • 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. He will now take a test to qualify for the opportunity to participate in the state finals.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 MIDDLE SCHOOL WELCOMES INCOMING SIXTH GRADERS

    There was no hindering the excitement of incoming sixth grade students and their parents, who attended the middle school’s sixth grade orientation and picnic, held on Aug. 29. After picking up their schedules at the front door, the students attended a brief meeting with new principal Anthony Ciuffo, who gave them the rundown on the school’s expectations.

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  • WANTAGH MIDDLE SCHOOL WELCOMES INCOMING SIXTH GRADERS

    here was no hindering the excitement of incoming sixth grade students and their parents, who attended the middle school’s sixth grade orientation and picnic, held on Aug. 29. After picking up their schedules at the front door, the students attended a brief meeting with new principal Anthony Ciuffo, who gave them the rundown on the school’s expectations.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 8th Grade Crossing Over/Dinner Danc

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  • June 2019 final exam schedule

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  • 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.

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