8:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
3:30 PM NMEA All-County Jazz Concert
Michael Michitsch, a seventh-grade student at the middle school, is the winner in the school-level competition for the National Geographic Bee. He will now take a test for a chance to participate in the state finals. Eighth-grader Evan Thole placed second and seventh-grader Heather Sheridan placed third.
eventh-grade students in Kim Davis’ English language arts class at the middle school have a deeper understanding of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The students have been acting out scenes of this beloved holiday favorite as part of a study on the genre of drama.
A Business Teachers Association of New York State grant is funding a community service project for middle school business students. Business teacher Nancy O’Connor recently received a $500 grant from BTANYS, which is being used to purchase fleece, no-sew blanket kits. The 75 students enrolled in the eighth-grade business management class crafted 20 homemade blankets to be used by patients at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.
Wantagh Middle School faculty and parents joined in celebrating the advancement of 213 eighth-grade students, who will meet more rigorous academic challenges upon entrance into high school, during the annual crossing-over ceremony held on June 8 at the high school.
Helen Yao, an eighth-grade student at Wantagh Middle School, was a top 10 winner in the Long Island Design-A-Card Contest, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Her design will be made into notecards to raise scholarship money for the Judy Abrams/Margaret Fernandez National Examinations Scholarship Fund.
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.
Wantagh Middle School students Emma Alexander (grade 8), Sean Hill-Hotz (grade 6) and Nora Toscano (grade 7) are school winners of the annual 2018 Memorial Day Writing Contest. Emma was invited to read her essay at American Legion Post 1273 after Wantagh’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony, held on May 28, and received a prize from Commander Sottnick.
The Wantagh Middle School Honor Society inducted 118 new members who have displayed excellence in the areas of character, leadership, community service and scholarship. During the ceremony held in the high school auditorium on May 16, each of the inductees was also recognized as a recipient of the President’s Award for outstanding academic excellence.
Attention 7th and 8th Grade Band Members: Last chance to get in your Dorney Park Trip permission slips. Permission slips are due today!
Attention All PE Classes: Make sure you bring your Chromebooks to class with you today, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Attention 7th & 8th Grade Girls Interested in Playing Basketball: There will be basketball tryouts on Tuesday at 5:00 in the MS Gym.
Attention Upstanders: There will be a meeting on Wednesday after school in room 442.
Attention 8th Grade Reps: Our dinner dance theme is “An Evening Under the Night Sky”! There will be a meeting on Thursday after school in room 442. Bring your ideas for decorations!!
Attention Smoke Signals: We will meet after school on Tuesday in room 431. Bring your Chromebook.
Calling all BEST Club members: We need you to come to today’s meeting! We have important information to discuss! See you then!