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Recognizing Musical Excellence!

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Shoreham-Wading River High School inducted 20 new members into its chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society at a virtual induction ceremony on Oct. 26.

A program of the National Association for Music Education, which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy, Shoreham-Wading River’s chapter goal is to inspire and recognize musical achievement in the school music department.

The following students have been inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society for the 2020-21 school year: Natalie Acker, Teresa Adams, Daniel Colon, Sean Dany, Nadia Grosso, Sarah Julian, Melissa Liguori, Madison McQuade, Ava Merced, Anja Minty, Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Asma Rashidzada, Carter Rubin, Emmalee Ruta, Stephanie Tortora, Gavin Trezza, Christopher Vignola, Bryan Vogel, James Wicks and Alston Zhuo.

Recognizing Musical Excellence at SWR High School

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The High School inducted 20 new members into its chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society at a virtual induction ceremony on Oct. 26. A program of the National Association for Music Education, which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy, SWR chapter’s goal is to inspire and recognize musical achievement in the school music department. The following students have been inducted into the Shoreham-Wading River High School Tri-M Music Honor Society for the 2020-21 school year: Natalie Acker, Teresa Adams, Daniel Colon, Sean Dany, Nadia Grosso, Sarah Julian, Melissa Liguori, Madison McQuade, Ava Merced, Anja Minty, Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Asma Rashidzada, Carter Rubin, Emmalee Ruta, Stephanie Tortora, Gavin Trezza, Christopher Vignola, Bryan Vogel, James Wicks and Alston Zhuo. Congratulations!

Sharing A Lesson on Space

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Magical educational moments happen daily in Wading River School, and teachers are constantly finding innovative ways to share lessons.

When Ms. Tonia Ammirati and Ms. Meredith Trani’s fifth grade students finished their space poster projects, they came upon an idea to share them with their peers. The class went into the courtyard and presented their work to special education teacher Ms. Lynda Kranidis and her students, who stayed in the classroom so they could view the projects from a safe distance.

According to speech teacher Ms. LeeAnne Griffin who was inside the classroom, the students were on the edges of their seats and were a great audience. They even showed their appreciation with their own signs reading “Thank you!”, “Awesome job!” and “Super!”

BOE Praised During School Board Recognition Week

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SWR Board of Education members were lauded for their efforts during School Board Recognition Week (Oct. 19-23), the New York State School Boards Association’s annual awareness campaign that highlights the important role that school board members have within a school district.

At the Oct. 20 Board of Education meeting, the seven Board members – president Mr. Michael Lewis, vice president Mrs. Katie Andersen and trustees Mr. Henry Perez, Mr. Robert Rose, Mr. Thomas Sheridan, Mr. James Smith and Mrs. Meghan Tepfenhardt – were commended for their tireless efforts on behalf of students, staff and community residents.

“It takes strong schools to have a strong community, and these trustees – our Board of Education – devote countless hours to making sure that our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level,” Superintendent of Schools Mr. Gerard Poole said. “They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of educational oversight this community and students certainly deserve.”

Each trustee was gifted with a framed certificate of appreciation and a gourmet gift package. Wading River School principal Mr. Louis Parrinello and Miller Avenue School principal Mrs. Claudia Smith then introduced a video featuring students throughout the district sending their words of gratitude to the trustees.

Students Delve Deeper with Library Resources

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Prodell sixth graders are studying the election process through an election scrapbook. The students in Ms. Kristen Gironda’s and Ms. Jackie Reyling’s classes are using Prodell’s library and the expertise of librarian Mrs. Ann-Marie Kalin to gather information on the two 2020 presidential candidates. Mrs. Kalin taught the students how to navigate the Virtual Reference Center and a customized Pathfinder on the library’s homepage where they can locate databases and comprehensive resources as well current event links, issues of the day, related articles and other expert guides for their research.