4:00 PM - 5:00 PM WUT Executive Board Meeting
Members of Hofstra University’s Business Entrepreneurship precollege program visited Wantagh Middle School’s Computer Science Club to talk about the future of virtual reality. Michael Chisema, senior director of administration and finance for the precollege program, explained that the goal of the visit was to encourage interest and discuss possible and emerging careers in virtual reality and 3-D printing, as well as to demonstrate several products that are already on the market.
Wantagh Middle School strives to embody the spirit of community service, which is especially evident in the school’s extracurricular clubs and activities. This year the Home and Careers Club, under the advisement of Barbara Kearney, participated in Macy's annual “Believe” campaign that invites children to write letters to Santa. For each letter written and sent, Macy's will donate one dollar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Home and Careers Club members proudly wrote and sent 20 letters to Santa.
The students in Kimberly Davis’ classes at Wantagh Middle School are hoping that children across the country will enjoy wearing snuggly new pajamas for the holiday season. As part of Scholastic Reading Club’s annual Pajama Program, the students collected and donated pajamas, along with book donations, for distribution to children in need. Pictured from left with their pajama donations are Mia Tomeo, Zoe Beirne, Emma Fiebelkorn and Kaitlyn Dunbar.
An important component of a Wantagh student’s education is community service, as witnessed in Wantagh Middle School’s student council Thanksgiving food drive. During homeroom period, the students collected a total of 792 canned and nonperishable food items. Advisors Elyse Brill and Kelda Volpi delivered the boxes of donations, which included a $25 King Kullen gift card and a note to families in need to enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving holiday feast.
Members of Wantagh Middle School’s Home and Careers Club tried their hands at making a holiday favorite. After teacher Barbara Kearney demonstrated how to make pumpkin bread, the students worked on making their own loaves. The club activity was an introduction to a unit about food preparation, and the students eagerly learned what ingredients were needed and the process by which to make the seasonal favorite for their families.
Wantagh Middle School librarian Amelie Alford received a $4,200 grant on behalf of the Scholastic Reading Club and [James] Patterson Partnership. Alford said she plans to use the funds to update the school’s collection and to equip the library with additional audiobooks. She will also purchase tablets, which will be connected to the library kiosks that currently assist students in locating reading selections.
Wantagh Middle School was named a Long Island “Top Ten” school for its 2015-16 fundraising efforts for Hoops for Heart, a program sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. Under the direction of physical education teachers Eileen Keener, Tom Ligouri, Gary Reh and Keith Sacs, students participated in basketball-related activities, raising more than $8,400 dollars.
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.
Today Is Day 4 STUDENT BULLETIN Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Attention All Students: Do you want to see Mrs. Hult and Ms. Ruda get pied in the face? What about Mr. Vereline or Mr. Keegan? Come join us tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25th after school in the cafeteria. $2 to attend and 50 cents to play!
Attention UPSTANDERS: There will be an Upstanders meeting today, at 3:05 in room 421. Please try your hardest to attend. If you are unable to make it, please see Mrs. Piciullo.
Attention 8th Graders: Orders and pictures for the 2016-2017 Memory Book are due by Friday, January 27. Bring order forms, payment, and pictures to Mrs. O’Connor in the school store any morning from 8:00 – 8:10 am by Friday, January 27 OR you may purchase a book and upload pictures online. For more information, visit the Memory Book Club page at wantaghschools.org. Any questions, see Mrs. O’Connor or Mrs. Longo.
Attention BEST Club: We will be meeting today at 3:05 in room 437. Don’t forget to bring in your Trivia Challenge sponsor sheet.
Attention Smoke Signals: We will meet today at 3:05 in lab 405.
Attention 7th Grade Advisors: There will be an important meeting on Thursday, January 26th after school in room 309. We will be assembling the Valentine Candy-Grams and need everyone’s help to make this sale a success!
Attention Video Club: We will meet tomorrow after school in room 318 with Mr. Heepe.