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Superintendent's Message


August 2019

Dear Shoreham-Wading River School Community, 

Another academic year is beginning in the Shoreham-Wading River School District, one that promises a continued high-level commitment to educational excellence. 

We welcome Mrs. Claudia Smith as the new principal at Miller Avenue School and Mr. John Holownia as the new assistant principal at Shoreham-Wading River High School. We look forward to having their skills and professional experiences enhance our already stellar programs. 

As we enter the 2019-20 school year, we are pleased to offer our students enhanced student curriculum offerings including a Chromebook initiative expansion to grades 9-12, a robotics unit and hydroponics science unit at Prodell Middle School and mounted audio-visual equipment for both elementary schools. High School students can also choose electives in adaptive physical education, art and music lab peer mentoring opportunities as well as independent research in science and engineering and courses in Fashion Design II and Foundations of a Healthy Life.

Our youngest students will benefit from extracurricular opportunities including a Coding Club at Miller Avenue School and bell choir, a chess club, a newspaper club and Play Pals at Wading River School. Due to the overwhelming success of the High School program, an intermediate Best Buddies program will commence at Prodell Middle School and a Unified Athletics basketball team at Shoreham-Wading River High School. We look forward to witnessing the care and camaraderie that these programs are known to encourage. Our community approved budget also includes important safety and security measures such as integrated video, door access and alarm management system and video cameras for the inside of school buses. 

On September 4, Shoreham-Wading River High School students will return to a refurbished building, with projects completed over the summer that will provide a renewed and modern ambiance to our educational environment and aid in delivering resources in our support services suite, which includes the main office, nurse’s office and mental health offices.

On behalf of our Board of Education, administration and teachers, I look forward to the continuation of guiding our students to their intellectual, physical, emotional and social best. I also look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events during the school year.


Mr. Gerard W. Poole
Superintendent of Schools