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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arielle Combs, an eighth-grade student at the middle school, was a Top 10 Award winner for her contest entry to the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Long Island Chapter Design-A-Card Contest. Her design will be made into notecards to raise scholarship money for the Long Island Chapter 39 Scholarship Fund.
Today Is Day 5 STUDENT BULLETIN Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Attention 6th grade Flute players: Today is the day you play for Ms. Babcock. Please remember your scheduled time.
Attention Pep Band members: Rehearsals start next week! See you Tuesday and/or Wednesday after school from 3:05-3:30! You’ll get your music then. Please let me know you are coming by signing up across from the band locker room. THANK YOU!
Attention Italian Club: There will be a meeting this Thursday at 3:05 in room 312. Please try your best to attend this first meeting of the year. Mrs. Sellars is looking forward to meeting all her new members.
Attention TEAM WARRIORS: There will be a TEAM WARRIOR meeting on Tuesday September 24th in room 443. Mrs. Nimmo and Mrs. Garey invite you to make new friends, play games, have fun and of course there are always snacks! Come and check out the TEAM WARRIORS Club. Hope to see you there!
Attention ALL students: Are you good with computers? Do you want to share your computer expertise with a senior citizen trying to improve their computer skills? If so, you can be a member of STACK - Students Teaching Adults Computer Knowledge! Volunteer once a month on a Saturday morning from 10 am - Noon at the Wantagh Foundation Center located in front of the high school. If you're interested in joining the STACK program, please stop by the School Store to see Mrs. O'Connor any morning from 8:00 - 8:10 am by Friday, September 20 for an application. STACK is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students! It is a great way to be a caring Warrior and earn community service credit at the same time!
Attention ALL students: Art Club will meet on today at 3:05 in room 433. All grades are welcome. Mrs. Hagan and Mrs. Gentilesco look forward to seeing you.
Attention ALL students: The Video Club will have its first meeting on Thursday, September 19th in room 446.
Attention ALL students: There will be a Science Olympiad meeting in Mrs. Morgan’s room, rm 423, right after school Thursday, September 19th.
Calling all reporters! Do you enjoy writing and want your voice to be heard? Come to our first Smoke Signals school newspaper meeting today right after school in room 419. Be sure to bring your chrome book. Hope to see you there!
Attention ALL 7th Graders: Come meet with your class advisors Mrs. Vetter and Ms. Friedman on Thursday, September 19, in room 410 right after school. We will be brainstorming ideas for upcoming fundraisers and we need you to help us plan. Hope to see you there!
Attention ALL students: Student Council Elections will be on Thursday 9/19 in room 413! Please see Ms. Longo if you have any questions!
Attention Drama Club: If you are interested in joining the drama production this year, we will be having a meeting on Thursday September 26th at 3;30pm in the high school auditorium. You will be finding out important information about auditions, and, of course, what this year’s show will be. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Dempsey, Mrs. Davis, or Mrs. Piciullo,