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Superintendent's Message



Summer 2023

Dear Shoreham-Wading River Community,

I would like to congratulate the students and families of the Class of 2023, an amazing group of young men and women poised for a lifetime of success. These students are accomplished, confident and skilled and are on a path of excellence that reflects the multitude of educational opportunities they received in our school district. I know they will achieve great things in their lives due to the foundation provided to them by our excellent school and supportive community.

On behalf of our Board of Education, I congratulate these students on their exceptional achievements. We all look forward to learning of their future accomplishments.
The Shoreham-Wading River School District continues its rich history and tradition of academic and athletic success, commitment to creativity in music and the arts, and educating the whole child. We are grateful for our committed Board of Education whose members understand the importance of collaborating for a common goal: the intellectual, physical, emotional and social development of our students. At our final Board of Education meeting for the year, I was honored to recognize three Board members for their tireless efforts in serving our students on behalf of the New York State School Boards Association Recognition Program. President Katie Andersen was honored with a Board Mastery Award for leadership development opportunities, and trustees James Smith and Meghan Tepfenhardt were recognized with Board Achievement Awards lauding their leadership development training. I’d also like to thank Class of 2023 President Courtney Greene and Treasurer Kya Condon who – on behalf of the senior class – presented a donation of an American flag and a New York State flag to the Board of Education.

We also congratulate our Prodell eighth graders, Wading River School fifth graders and Miller Avenue second graders for their successful achievements. They were celebrated at their moving-up ceremonies, festive events that are just the stepping stones for their next grade levels in our schools. We are confident that we will witness more greatness from these students in the coming school year.

I again applaud all of our graduates and feel optimistic for their accomplishments and contributions to the greater community. The future is certainly bright for Shoreham-Wading River.


Mr. Gerard W. Poole
Superintendent of Schools