4:00 PM - 5:00 PM WUT Executive Board Meeting
The middle school’s eighth-grade English classes hosted a papaya party to symbolize hope, as witnessed in Thanhha Lai’s tale of immigration titled “Inside Out & Back Again.” Students shared a meal of white rice, fish sauce, dried coconut and fresh and dried papaya, foods that were eaten by protagonist Ha prior to emigrating from Saigon to the United States.
Wantagh Middle School eighth-graders Daniel Johnson and Justin Treiland were the first place, platinum winners of the business department’s Shark Tank Challenge for their project “Sports Imports.” The business would provide customers with a variety of sports jerseys and other memorabilia at discounted prices. Madison Crandall and Julia Deedy were the second place, gold winners for their business “Bake It,” and Emma Leavey and Gabriella Nogara were the third place, silver winners for their business “Zippy.”
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.
Today Is Day 5 STUDENT BULLETIN Monday, February 27, 2017
Attention All Music Students: The High School Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting its 13th annual All -Wantagh Recital Night. If you would like to perform a solo, or duet, on your instrument or piano, please see your music teacher for an application. You can also find more information on Ms. Babcock’s website. The recital is on April 5, 2017 but your application form must be submitted by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Attention Band Students: All band students should report to the upstairs cafeteria at the beginning of period 9 for the performance you will be attending in the high school.
Attention Smoke Signals: We will be meeting tomorrow at 3:05 in lab 405.
Attention Video Club: We will meet Wednesday after school in room 318 with Mr. Heepe.