Elizabeth Shevlin’s second grade class at Wantagh Elementary knows that kind words can make the difference in their overall outlook. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the students participated in a joint art and English language arts activity writing compliments to one another.
Forest Lake, Mandalay and Wantagh Elementary students celebrated the first 100 days of the 2019-2020 school year on Feb. 13 with English language arts, mathematics and art activities. As each student passed through their classroom doorways, they proudly displayed their t-shirts decorated with 100 items or by dressing up as 100 year-olds for this momentous occasion.
Wantagh Elementary students are taking the opportunity to explore areas of interest beyond their core academic subjects. Implemented this school year, students are learning about a variety of subjects through enrichment clusters.
Wantagh Elementary School kindergarten students have been learning about the Native Americans, pilgrims and the nation’s first Thanksgiving. In addition to reading various books about the history of the holiday, the students made turkey crowns and participated in a singalong for parents and faculty to ring in the holiday season.
Wantagh Elementary students in grades 3-5 have been improving their science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics skills, under the direction of Kaitlyn Humphrey. Built to specifications, teams of fifth grade students designed and created electromagnetic cranes and modified the arms of the cranes to work to their advantage for a super sort challenge.
The painful and overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely and invisible is dissipating for many Wantagh Elementary School students due to participation in the school’s Start with Hello Program. Sponsored by the national Sandy Hook Promise nonprofit organization, students throughout the country from Sept. 23-27 worked to create a culture of inclusiveness and one that values each individual. At
The district is pleased to announce that Briana DeAngelo James has been appointed assistant principal of Wantagh Elementary School, effective July 1. She replaces Jessica Zimmer, who served as elementary supervisor for the past five years and who will now serve as principal of Forest Lake Elementary School.
Forest Lake, Mandalay, and Wantagh elementary fifth-graders marked an important academic milestone as they attended individual moving-up ceremonies held in the high school auditorium. Each celebration was punctuated with photo montages and video presentations, as well as special musical performances that added to the sentimental occasions.
Wantagh Elementary School first grade students reflected their vision of Earth Day while dressed in homemade shirts as they entertained parents and faculty with a concert to emphasize the importance of recycling. Under the direction of music teacher Beth Marinis, the students sang the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” rap, “The Bag Lady” and “Going Green,” demonstrating the rhythm patterns they have been learning in music classes.