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Rising Beyond Our Roots Art Show & Fundraiser

Shoreham-Wading River High School’s RISE peer mentoring art class. thumbnail258857

Using a grant provided by SEPTA, Shoreham-Wading River High School’s RISE peer mentoring art class created beautiful paintings of trees with their roots growing deep into the earth.

“We are holding our art show and fundraiser at St. Mark's Church in Westhampton Beach through the end of May,” said art teacher Jason Andria.

All proceeds will benefit the Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America to sponsor events for children and adults with autism. For more on the NSASA please visit nsasa.org. If you would like to place a bid or to make a donation, please contact Mr. Andria at JANDRIA@swr.k12.ny.us.

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Date Added: 5/24/2024

SWR Sensation: 50th Anniversary District Concert

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Music is a universal language that everyone can appreciate by feeling the rhythm and hearing the melody to understand the message of the performers. Appreciation was in strong evidence as the Shoreham-Wading River School District put on not one, but two show-stopping performances of exceptional ensembles from all schools on May 22.

The young voices of Miller Avenue’s choir rang brightly through the gymnasium; toes were tapping when Wading River choir students performed a traditional Haitian folk song; the Albert G. Prodell Middle School orchestra performed a powerful “Rise of the Olympians,” and Prodell’s band members performed the military march “The Golden Vanity” and Rossano Galante’s beautiful “Nostalgia.” Shoreham-Wading River High School’s band brought down the house with a Rolling Stones tribute and a rousing rendition of Guns and Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine.”

That was just the first concert.

The second concert featured Albert G. Prodell Middle School choir singing Derrick Fox’s “Journey On” and Pinkzebra’s “Walk Through Life.” They were followed by Wading River School’s orchestra with the catchy “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The high school choir rang out with Abendlied, Op. 69, No. 3 and the popular “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. More toe-tapping music ensued from Wading River’s band with Pharrell’s “Happy” and the high school’s orchestra with “Test Drive,” Pictures at an Exhibition” and “Seven Nation Army.”

Both concerts ended with a world premiere performance of “Song of Wisdom” conducted by Wading River music teacher Jenilyn Smith that featured all ensembles. The work was commissioned by the school district to celebrate its strong musical past and bright musical future.

A heartfelt thank-you to music teachers Cara Verity (Miller Avenue); Erin Fasano, Christina Meli, Jenilyn Smith and Mark Verity (Wading River School); James Finnerty, John Samonte and Fred Volz (Albert G. Prodell Middle School) and Dennis Creighton, Kevin O’Brien and Ashley O’Connor (Shoreham-Wading River High School); administrators and SWR Board of Education members for embracing music in our schools.

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Date Added: 5/23/2024

Students Attend BASH Awards Ceremony

Students and club adviser from Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Media Production Club. thumbnail258650
Students and club adviser from Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Media Production Club. thumbnail258651
Students and club adviser from Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Media Production Club. thumbnail258652
Students and club adviser from Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Media Production Club. thumbnail258653

Four students from Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Media Production Club and club advisers Vincent Ball and Brendan Gilley attended the BASH (Broadcast Award for Senior High) Awards celebrating broadcast journalism and video production at Hofstra University on May 21.

The students – Derek Blanco, Nicholas Friedlander, Jacob Maggipinto and Nicholas Worthington – enjoyed a tour of the university’s broadcasting facilities, a keynote presentation from WABC-TV’s Chantee Lans, as well as a breakout session where they learned about a variety of careers in the media industry. Nicholas Friedlander was selected to present the award for the best video in arts and culture.

“It was Shoreham-Wading River High School's first time attending, and we are hopeful that this can become a yearly tradition,” Mr. Ball said.

Date Added: 5/21/2024

Unified Basketball Senior Day!

 Shoreham-Wading River High School unified basketball senior players.  thumbnail258640
 Shoreham-Wading River High School unified basketball senior players.  thumbnail258641

Congratulations to our Shoreham-Wading River High School unified basketball senior players. They were celebrated at Senior Day on May 20.

They are (left to right in photo, flanked by coaches Caitlin Gould and Matt Millheiser): Brooke Dollard, Sophia Romeo, Bobby Tacke, Jack, Como, Hailey Petruzzi, Gianna Aceto, Peter Christ and Amelia Vricella.

Great job this season to the entire 2024 unified basketball team Gianna Aceto, Isabella Aceto, Andrew Brennan, Daniel Breuer, Peter Christ, Jack Como, James Cook, Madison Cummings, Brooke Dollard, Jake Donnelly, Delaney Fahrbach, Emma Granshaw, Lila Grosso, Kayla Guercia, Emily Ingrassia, Bobby King, Mia Mangano, Joshua Mar Mendosa, Patrick Morano, Michela Nobre, Paige O’Shaughnessy, Hailey Petruzzi, Connor Prunty, Maeve Prunty, Sky Riekert, Sophia Romeo, Demetrius Serras, Molly Stankus, Andrew Stiene, Robert Tacke, Forrest Tepfenhardt, Amelia Vricella and Lenora Vricella. You’ve all shared what teamwork means!

Date Added: 5/21/2024

WISE Student on the Water

Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore  on a Stony Brook University Southampton campus research vessel to explore the wildlife and ecosystem of the Shinnecock Bay. thumbnail258430
Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore  on a Stony Brook University Southampton campus research vessel to explore the wildlife and ecosystem of the Shinnecock Bay. thumbnail258431
Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore  on a Stony Brook University Southampton campus research vessel to explore the wildlife and ecosystem of the Shinnecock Bay. thumbnail258432

Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore Natalee Cortina, a WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) student, embarked on a Stony Brook University Southampton campus research vessel to explore the wildlife and ecosystem of the Shinnecock Bay.

Natalee, along with other students on the trip, engaged in two trawls of the seafloor to search and identify local marine species. They launched probes to determine parameters such as salinity, temperature and dissolved oxygen percentages of the bay. Trawling nets were hauled in to reveal collected marine life. Students learned about and handled species such as whelks, horseshoe crabs, spider crabs, sea robins, blue claw crabs and mud crabs. The trip was followed by a tour of the Marine Research Lab where they viewed tanks with other local species such as seahorses and fish collected from research dives.

Natalee was accompanied by WISE adviser Ellen Fraser.

Date Added: 5/15/2024