4:15 PM WESA Meeting
8:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
8:15 AM WMS 8th Grade Picture
3:10 PM WMS SCAN Meeting
3:30 PM - 9:30 PM PTA Council District Blood Drive @ WES
Middle school students Grace Kane and Keira Young were the first-place, proverbial $100,000 platinum winners of the business department’s Shark Tank Challenge for their project SuitSafe, a company that designs suitcases that make traveling easier and safer with their accessories. Christian Calabro and Andrew Dougherty were the second-place $75,000 gold winners for their business Ace Sports, while Jack Bruno was the third-place $50,000 silver winner for his business Gaming Blvd.
Wantagh Middle School students Margaret Gates (grade 8), Jennifer Rosen (grade 7) and Evan Thole (grade 6) were winners of the school’s annual Memorial Day Speech/Essay Contest. Margaret was invited to read her winning entry during the Memorial Day ceremony, held at Wantagh American Legion Post 1273, while the winners, second- and third-place winners were invited to walk in the community’s annual Memorial Day parade.
Wantagh Middle School student Margaret Gates has received a Long Island String Festival Association Private Study Grant totaling $500. Margaret is a LISFA and Nassau Music Educators Association All-County cellist, as well as a member of the school orchestra, under the baton of teacher Peter Saladino.
Middle School student Charles Albano was a first-place winner in Division III (grades 6-8) of the New York Association for Public Transportation Nassau Chapter 2017 Safety Poster Contest and the recipient of a $200 cash prize. In addition, Ava Kornbluth was a third-place Division III winner and the recipient of a $100 cash award. Both students successfully conveyed this year’s theme “My Driver – My Safety Hero.”
During the English Language Arts Department’s second annual “Word on the Street” celebration, more than 30 middle school students, administrators and faculty members read original works and favorite literary pieces to peers and parents. Nicole Waldbauer, Director of ELA, Reading and Libraries, explained that the annual event is an opportunity for the district to celebrate literacy and the spoken and written word. ELA teacher Christine Hult added that the goal is to spread the love of words.
Aidan won the school wide Geo Bee on January 12, 2017. Besting 31 other contestants. He then took a written test and qualified for the NY State Geo Bee. On Friday, March 31, 2017 Aidan traveled to Albany where he faced off against other winners from throughout the state. He advanced to the tiebreaker round where he was eliminated.
Today Is Day 6 STUDENT BULLETIN Thursday, October 19, 2017
Attention All 7th & 8th Grade Athletes: If you would like to purchase a copy of your team picture that was taken for the yearbook, submit order form and payment to Mrs. O’Connor. Order forms are due tomorrow, and can be found on the memory book webpage.
Attention Spanish Club: The Spanish club will be meeting after school today in room 323. Please join us as we set up for holiday celebrations next week!
Attention Art Honors: We will meet today at 3:05 in room 432. Please bring your mural ideas.
Attention All 8th Graders: Bring your order and payment to the photographer tomorrow, Friday, October 20th. Be on time for school otherwise you will miss the picture. Any questions, see Mrs. Longo or Mrs. O’Connor.
Attention All Students: The votes have been counted for the Halloween movie fundraiser, and the survey says: HALLOWEENTOWN!!! $5 will get you admission to the movie, a Halloween goodie bag including FunDip, and a bottle of water! Join us on Thursday, October 26 at 3:15 in the downstairs cafeteria for a SCREAMING good time! Tickets will be sold during advisory and through Mrs. Hersch and Mrs. Hult. Don’t miss out! Students in all grades are welcome to join us for a great afternoon!
Attention UPSTANDERS: Please come to the next UPSTANDERS meeting on Thursday, October 26th, in room 421. We will be taking our yearbook picture and discussing upcoming events.