7:30 PM 6-12 Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM WUT Executive Board Meeting
Incoming sixth-grade students and their parents eagerly lined up at registration tables on the middle school’s front lawn to receive their schedules during the annual barbeque on Aug 25. During the event, students were invited to tour the school, find their lockers and mingle with friends.
Eighth-grade students Liz Maher and Ryan Smith were the first-place, proverbial $100,000 winning team of the business department’s biannual Shark Tank Challenge for their project “Camp Hope.” The nonprofit business would allow children fighting grave illnesses and their siblings to experience activities including sports, art classes, dance classes and more. Kristina Fuchs and Danielle Lynch were the second-place, $75,000 winners for their company called “Go to Med,” and Lauren D’Amore and Allison DePaulis were the third-place, $50,000 winners for their company named “Wagging Tails.”
It was an evening of celebration as 247 Wantagh Middle School students participated in the annual crossing over ceremony in the high school gymnasium. The ceremony opened with remarks from principal Dawn Matrochano, who explained that the ceremony is a time to reflect on the past three years. “You are stepping into the next stage of your life,” she said. “Great things are coming and you should be proud of yourselves.”
Stormy skies and a canceled parade did not dampen the patriotic spirit of Wantagh Middle School students, who attended a Memorial Day ceremony at the Wantagh American Legion Post 1273 as winners of the school’s Memorial Day Speech/Essay Contest. Eighth-grade student and first-place class winner Anna Martorella was invited by Third Vice Commander John Sottnik to read her essay during the ceremony.
Middle school students received a first-hand account of the writing process during a visit with fantasy author Nicoline Evans. The author of “Nether Isle,” “Hall of Mosses,” “Evo: The Elements” and more told the students that writing is a solitary process and sharing her works with students is a pleasure.
Middle school eighth grader Lara Dunphy received a perfect score for her art portfolio submitted to the New York State Art Teachers Association’s Portfolio Project and Adjudication. The Portfolio Project provides evidence of student understanding and learning in the visual arts, and feedback is available for the student and teacher during the annual spring event.
Seventh grader Margaret Gates was a top 10 winner in the Design-A-Card Contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Her design will be made into note cards to raise scholarship money for the Judy Abrams/Margaret Fernandez National Examinations Scholarship Fund.
Today Is Day 5 STUDENT BULLETIN Monday, September 26, 2016
Attention All Students: Show your spirit with the first spirit week of the year! Thursday September 29 is sports day, Friday September 30 is USA day, Wednesday October 5 is Mix and match day, Thursday October 6 is Superhero day and Friday October 7 is Black and Gold day!
Attention Drama Club: Do you love to act, dance and sing? Join the WMS Drama Club for our first meeting of the year tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27 after school in high school room 205. We will discuss plans for the year as well as the audition process for the year’s musical, “Mary Poppins.” Please visit the club website for more information. We hope to see you there!
Attention Best Club: The B.E.S.T. club will be holding a meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27 in room 437. New members are always welcome!
Attention All Students: Calling all reporters! Do you like to write and want your voice to be heard? If so, join us at our first newspaper club meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27th in the computer lab, room 405. Come share your ideas for our online school newspaper! Students in all grades are welcome to join. Hope to see you there!
Attention Video Club: Video club will meet with Mr. Heepe in room 318 after school Wednesday, September 28.
Attention Student Council: Our next student council meeting is Wednesday, September 28. Elections will take place here, if you are interested in running for a position please bring your forms to Ms. Brill or Ms. Volpi ASAP.
Attention All Students: Do you have amazing computer skills? Would you like to help senior citizens learn how to use email, social media, and different computer programs? If so, then STACK is for you. STACK stands for Students Teaching Adults Computer Knowledge! Sessions are held once or twice a month on Saturdays from 10 am – Noon at Wantagh High School. If you would like to be a member of STACK or would like more information regarding this program, come to the meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27 at 3:10 pm in Room 447 or see Mrs. O’Connor in the school store any morning.
Attention All Students: The first meeting of the Computer Science Club will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 3:10 pm in Room 447.
Attention All Fall Athletes: Your team picture will be taken on Wednesday, September 28 right after school in the middle school gym. All team members should be in uniform. Any questions, see Mrs. Longo or Mrs. O’Connor.
Attention Chess Club: We will be meeting Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27. Check it out!
The Boys 8th grade soccer team opened up its' season on Friday with a 2-1 win over Salk MS. Jonathan "Tico" Torres scored the game winner off a pass from Fionn Nolan.
The team hosts Island Trees tomorrow at 4:30 at Forest Lake!
Congratulations to Coach Brinkman on his 1st win at Wantagh, as the 7th grade team also beat Salk by the same score on Friday! Great job!!