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District Pays Tribute to Retirees

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The Shoreham-Wading River School District Board of Education meeting on Sept. 14 was bittersweet, as the district honored several retirees who spent many years educating students in the district.

Shoreham-Wading River High School Principal Frank Pugliese spoke of science teacher Dr. Christine Rubenstein for her more than 20 years of dedication and the positive influence she has had on the lives and future of her students. The guidance department’s MaryJean Carlson was lauded for her 31 years of service to students and their families. Mr. Pugliese estimated that more than 5,000 people in the local community have benefited from her extraordinary guidance.

Albert G. Prodell Middle School Principal Kevin Vann had kind words for teaching assistant Patti Lembo for her 23 years, home and careers teacher Regina Ristau for her 20 years and special education teacher Glenn Kobrin for his more than three decades of service to Shoreham-Wading River students.

Wading River School Principal Lou Parrinello spoke of teacher Frank Uchman, who started in the district in 2000 and, in addition to Wading River School, spent time in Miller Avenue and Briarcliff. Miller Avenue School Principal Claudia Smith then shared a history of Joan Jacobs, kindergarten teacher for more than two decades at both Briarcliff and Miller Avenue.

The district wishes each of these retirees the best in their future endeavors and thanks them for their numerous contributions to the school community.

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Shoreham-Wading River recognizes 9/11

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Students and staff throughout the Shoreham-Wading River School District recognized the events of 9/11 with gestures of kindness and moments of silence to pay tribute to those who perished and those who were forever affected by the events of that tragic day on history.

Wading River School carried on the tradition of inviting classes in the hallways throughout the building where together they recited the pledge together at 9:03 a.m. to honor the moment a plane flew into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

Principal Lou Parrinello and teachers encouraged conversations about what can be accomplished by working together with kindness, compassion and respect –the district’s Wildcats with Character Word of the Month – as they work to build a better tomorrow by their positive efforts today.

Getting to Know You in Miller Avenue!

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Students in Miller Avenue School had a fun way to get to know their new classmates. Second grade teacher Courtney Von Bargen put a unique twist on a scavenger hunt – encouraging students to ask one another questions such as who can whistle, who has a pet, who likes pizza and who plays an instrument. The lively outdoor event resulted in some instant friendships as well as opportunities to discover likes and differences among the students.