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Shoreham-Wading River High School is located approximately seventy miles east of New York City on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island. The State University at Stony Brook and the Brookhaven National Laboratory located nearby offer a myriad of resources and opportunities for higher learning, research, internships and employment. Our district is comprised of three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

Exemplifying unity, the new district organized committees made up of community members to provide input on major areas of the future high school program. The district chose architects and involved the professional staff in preparing preliminary designs for the new school. Due to increasing student enrollment throughout the early part of the 1900's, several multi-district reorganization plans were discussed to meet the anticipated need for a secondary school during the 1960's and 70's. On July 1, 1973, the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District No. 1, Town of Riverhead and Brookhaven, was created. During this same year, a new middle school opened its doors to students. On October 24, 1973, resident voters approved the funds for the new high school and building began. The high school opened its doors to students in September of 1975, and sits on 40 acres of land given to the district by the federal government.

The very foundation of the Shoreham-Wading River High School rests on the concepts of unity and progress. Unity was chosen because the school was the result of the first collaborative effort between Shoreham and Wading River, in the education of their children. Progress represents the connection between the past and future of the school.

Shoreham-Wading River is a secondary school with an enrollment of approximately 800 students in grades nine through twelve. Students with vocational interests have access to several BOCES centers for training in highly specialized and technological fields of study. The high school is the center of the community. The public library, community fitness and nautilus center, exercise trail, evening tennis courts and community athletic fields are incorporated in this sprawling sixty-acre high school campus.

The high school library is an active state of the art program with 60,000+ volumes and 30 computer stations for reseach. The library program prides itself on supplying primary source materials and a critical thinking skills curriculum.

Our computer labs are equipment with 20-30 computers in each lab. Programs include word processing, spread sheets, databases, computer aided design, desktop publishing, and multi-media software. . A more detailed technology initiative is available.

Current News

Rising Beyond Our Roots Art Show & Fundraiser

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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

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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