Forest Lake student council members collected coats for Assemblyman Dave McDonough’s 2014 Coats for Kids Campaign, under the direction of advisers Susan Burdick and Colleen Nicolosi. The students were delighted at the opportunity to give back to the community and were pleased with its overwhelming success. Mr. McDonough visited the students and thanked them for participation in this valuable campaign for adults and children in need.
In celebration of Veterans Day, Forest Lake Elementary School third-graders attended an assembly that featured discussions with community veterans. Many of the veterans were grandparents and parents of the students. The active and retired veterans discussed their experiences during active duty and shared their dog tags, a Purple Heart and a Marine Corps flag, as well as photos of the countries where they were stationed. The students also learned that the veterans served in the Vietnam and Korean wars and that a number of guests had done recent tours of duty in the Middle East.
Wantagh TechDay is an annual event created by Wantagh School District alumni to promote computer science education. Motivated by code.org’s initiative, the Wantagh TechDay team seeks to provide the opportunity for exposure to the practical skills of computer science...
An important message of thanks to active servicemen and veterans canvased the walls outside the art classrooms at Wantagh Middle School as students in grades 6-8 created a thank-you mural in honor of Veterans Day. Under the direction of art teacher Jaclyn Gentilesco, the students used print making and collage techniques to create scrapbook pages of family servicemen, veteran photos and patriotic symbols.
It was a day of pride as the Wantagh community gathered for the district’s annual homecoming festivities on Oct. 18. Fun-filled activities started with a Friday afternoon pep rally, during which the sports teams and homecoming court were introduced. Students throughout the district also displayed their Warrior pride by wearing black and gold clothing and sports jerseys.
The central theme of the district’s annual Superintendent’s Conference Day, attended by approximately 600 teachers and staff, local officials and community organization representatives, was about setting an already high bar even higher in the education of district students.