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Shoreham-Wading River High School (Gr. 9-12)

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Frank Pugliese
, Principal

John Holownia, Assistant Principal

Nicole Waldbauer, Director of Humanities

Dr. Joseph Paolicelli, Director of STEM

Mark Passamonte, Athletic Director

Tracy Von Eschen, Director of Special Education and PPS
(631) 821-8114

Peter Esposito, Director of Technology
(631) 821-8115


250A Route 25A (Click Here for Directions)
Shoreham, NY 11786
Hours: 7:20 a.m.–2:05 p.m.

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Students Attend University Lecture

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Shoreham-Wading River High School students visited the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University for the Della Pietra Lecture Series. Along with math teachers Mrs. Ellen Fraser and Mr. James Barry and physics teacher Mrs. Jennifer Zito, the students attended a special presentation by Dr. Cumrun Vafa, Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in the Physics Department at Harvard University. His talk was titled “Puzzles to Unravel the Universe.”

The students participated in solving simple mathematical puzzles during the lecture that helped to interpret some of the most profound concepts in physics and the laws of nature.

Date Added: 5/20/2022

Duo Honored for S.A.D.D. Club Leadership

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Congratulations to Shoreham-Wading River High School students Morgan Lynch and Sarah Friedlander for being recognized by the Suffolk County High School Principals Association for their exemplary work in promoting positive decision making as leaders in the SWR S.A.D.D. club. The students were awarded the State Farm “Like a Good Neighbor” Award along with a scholarship. They were joined by their parents, Superintendent of Schools Mr. Gerard Poole, Board of Education trustee Mr. Michael Lewis and High School Principal Mr. Frank Pugliese at the award event.

Date Added: 5/19/2022

Science Research Student-Scholars

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Shoreham-Wading River High School science research students recently entered projects in the Long Island Science Congress competition. Three projects entered showcased research on the biodiversity of species on the school’s campus: Comparison of lichen species in trafficked and forested areas by Caroline D’Andrea, Anna Minetti and Sophia Stadler; Julianna O’Neill, Katelyn Roberts and Katelyn Schaefer presented on the identification of aquatic macroinvertebrates in vegetated and non-vegetated regions of the campus pond, and Emma Donnelly, Charles Pedersen and Sasha Seletskaya presented on biodiversity of mushroom species in areas of the nature trail as compared to the more populated areas of campus. Derek Blanco and Nikolaos Chantis presented on the chemical analysis of elements contained in nails, and Matthew Cerniglia, James Minetti and Alex Zhang presented on timber; both projects are based on nails and timber recovered from shipwrecks in Long Island waters. Ava Merced presented on the chemical composition of sediment collected from the banks of the Shoreham-Wading River campus pond, and Natalie Casey’s project was on the impact of the lunar cycle on canine behavior.

According to research teacher Mrs. Dana Schaefer, the communication of results is a vital component of the research process, as much for student-scientists as for any other researcher. Students recorded video presentations of their work which were viewed by LISC judges last week.

In the next few weeks, students will continue their yearlong work, with the virtual NSLS-II Users meeting on May 23 culminating the year for students participating in the Brookhaven National Laboratory SPARK program, the annual Barcode Symposium on June 7, which they will attend at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and our own second annual Student Research Symposium, which will take place after school on June 2.

Another exciting year of scientific study at SWRHS!

Date Added: 5/12/2022 

Recognizing Musical Excellence

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Another musical evening took place as Shoreham-Wading River High School inducted 15 new members into its chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society at a ceremony on May 11.

A program of the National Association for Music Education, which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy, SWR chapter’s goal is to inspire and recognize musical achievement in the school music department. Music teacher Mrs. Ashley O’Connor serves as the adviser.

The following students have been inducted into the Shoreham-Wading River High School Tri-M Music Honor Society for the 2021-22 school year: Torre Cintorino, Jake Fabian, Abigail Haverty, Yiya Hu, Anna Marino, James Maxwell, Kerrin McGuire, Liam McQuade, Salvatore Meli, Alicia Minty, Kyle Schiff, Krystal Sereno, Meghan Thrash, Erin Vedder and Andrew Wicks.

Date Added: 5/12/2022

A Senior Celebration!

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Shoreham-Wading River High School honored six varsity student-athletes at Girls Lacrosse Senior Day on May 7. The Shoreham-Wading River Central School congratulates seniors Alexa Constant, Carlie Cutinella, Catherine Erb, Maggie Harding, Hannah Kershis and Mia Rosati for their continued commitment to academics and leadership efforts on the lacrosse field this year.

Date Added: 5/9/2022

Suites, Treats and Philanthropy

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The Shoreham-Wading River High School Tri-M Music Honor Society hosted a successful 5th Annual Suites and Treats Recital on April 29. Audience members enjoyed performances by the high school’s Tri-M members, the Albert G. Prodell Middle School chamber orchestra and jazz band while enjoying delicious desserts provided by the Tri-M members. Over 100 nonperishable food items were collected to donate to a local food pantry, and all monetary donations collected will go towards funding scholarships for graduating seniors.

Date Added: 5/3/2022

Senior Is a Voice for Her Peers

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Shoreham-Wading River High School senior Carlie Cutinella, a New York State Public High School Athletic Association student representative of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, has been a committed member of the statewide organization since being named as one of just two students representing Section XI in the 2020 school year.

Carly and her peers statewide recently addressed their respective athletic directors regarding mental health to help recognize the NYSPHSAA Mental Health Awareness Week of May 2-6. She spoke at the Section XI monthly meeting at its local office.

“Carlie did a great job and we are all proud of her efforts,” Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Nurses Mr. Mark Passamonte said. “Her continued enthusiasm in helping her fellow student-athletes here in SWR and using her voice to help beyond our district is to be commended.”

Date Added: 4/28/2022

Student-Athletes Honored

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The Shoreham-Wading River High School’s winter varsity sports teams were celebrated for their accomplishments at the April 26 Board of Education meeting in front of proud parents, siblings, administrators and community members.

All winter varsity teams were recognized as New York State Scholar-Athlete teams, designated by the team’s average GPA for 75 percent of the roster being equal to or greater than 90 percent. There were 138 varsity winter athletes and 92 of them maintained a 90 or high GPA.

Students were named by Mr. Mark Passamonte, the district’s director of health, physical education, athletics and nurses, and each student present was gifted with a congratulatory Shoreham-Wading River School District commemorative pin of excellence by Superintendent of Schools Mr. Gerard Poole.

The Shoreham-Wading River School District commends the following students:

Girls Winter Track, Scholar-Athlete Team

* All League: Madison Zelin, Emma Granshaw, Abigail Metz, Kaelyn Metz, Abigail Beran, Jocelyn Nastasi
* SWR MVP: Madison Zelin
* SWR Most Improved: Hailey Lewkovich

Boys Winter Track, Scholar-Athlete Team

* All League: James Washburn, Patrick Shea, James Minetti, Connor Blunnie, Michael Devita, Michael Huebner, Jake Smith, Bradley Doherty
* Suffolk County Freshmen/Sophomore Meet: Michael Huebner 600-meter champion
* SWR Most Improved: James Minetti
* Co-SWR MVPs: James Washburn

Boys Basketball, Scholar-Athlete Team

* All League: Liam Leonard
* All Academic: Jesse Fehmel
* SWR MVP: Liam Leonard
* SWR Most Improved: Will Daggett and Jesse Fehmel
* SWR Unsung Hero: Aidan Clifford

Girls Basketball, Scholar-Athlete Team

* All League: Annie Sheehan, Grace Ann Leonard, Sophie Costello
* All County: Grace Ann Leonard, Sophie Costello
* All Academic: Carlie Cutinella
* League 6 Champions

Wrestling, Scholar-Athlete Team

* All County: Tristan Petretti, Craig Jablonski, Will Miller, Chris Colon, Joe Steimel, Anthony Giordano, Tyler Paris, Anthony Giordano
* All State: Tristan Petretti and Craig Jablonski
* SWR MVP: Tristan Petretti
* SWR Most Improved: Joe Steimel
* League 7 Champions
* D2 County Champions
* 145 lb. County Champion: Joe Steimel
* Team won the Tioga and Edgemont Tournaments

Cheerleading, Scholar-Athlete Team

* All Division: Juliana Lautato
* All County: Katelyn Dawson, Jillian Trentowski
* All Academic: Elizabeth Holden
* NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Award and Unsung Hero: Kate Morello
* Newsday All-Long Island Nominees: Jillian Trentowski and Katelyn Dawson
* SWR MVP: Katelyn Dawson
* SWR Most Improved: Alexa Langenhahn
* Team were D2 County Champions!

Boys Swimming, Scholar-Athlete Team

* SWR MVP: Matt Cerniglia
* SWR Most Improved: Jack D’Andrea

The district also congratulates the 92 scholar-athletes for their commitment to academics and athletics. They are Jake Albert, Sydney Albert, Christian Baas, Max Barone, Alyssa Bell, Abigail Beran, Connor Blunnie, Kaylee Brady, Dylan Burnham-Clasen, Alex Calovi, Matthew Cerniglia, Aidan Clifford, Christopher Colon, Alexa Constant, Emily Cook, Elysa Corso, Kayla Corso, Francisco Cortes, Andrew Costello, Sophia Costello, Kaitlyn Coster, Domenic Cozzetti, Carlie Cutinella, William Daggett, Jack D’Andrea, Alexander Dawson, Katelyn Dawson, Michael DeVita, Ryan Farron, Jesse Fehmel, Jake Field, Kaitlyn Fioretti, Jacob Formisano, Nicholas Friedlander, Gregory Friedman, Emma Granshaw, Melanie Hagen, Naomi Harris, Elizabeth Holden, Gianna Hughes, Kelsey Hughes, Craig Jablonski, John La Valle, Thomas Lane, Sophia Lavey, William Leonard, Morgan Lesiewicz, Hailey Lewkovich, Jilianna Luck, Mery Macias-Espinosa, Naomi Madrid, Juliana Mahan, Alexander Makarewicz, Bradley Maldonado, Brandon Maldonado-Morales, Timothy Manzello, Kerrin McGuire, Maddie-Lynn McKiernan, Hailey Messner, Abigail Metz, Kaelyn Metz, William Miller, Grace Minarik, Anna Minetti, James Minetti, Riley Minnion, Lucas Miranda-Lopez, Jocelyn Nastasi, Colleen Ohrtman, Giovanna Olivo, Steven Opiela, Wesley O'Reilly, Anthony Osness, Noah Parrinello, Olivia Pesso, Lauren Pollak, Emma Raleigh, Mia Rosati, Kyle Schiff, Emily Schmalzle, Kenneth Schmitt, Patrick Shea, Annie Sheehan, Jake Smith, Joseph Steimel, Olivia Stowell, Elizaveta Undrus, Erin Vedder, Christopher Vignola, Ryan Wilson, Madison Zelin and Gabrielle Ziegler.

Date Added: 4/27/2022

Students Receive County Proclamation

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Four Shoreham-Wading River High School were honored at a recent meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature and were presented with a proclamation and certificates of achievement from Legislator Sarah Anker. The students were lauded for their creation of the first-place video in the Suffolk County Bicycle Safety Video Contest. Students Jack D’Andrea, Nicholas Friedlander, Chris Vignola and James Wicks were congratulated along with Shoreham-Wading River High School Media Production Club advisers Mr. Vinny Ball and Mr. Brendan Gilley.

“It was an exciting and proud moment to see these students honored for work they are truly passionate about,” High School Assistant Principal Mr. John Holownia said. “It is a great example of collaboration and motivation in one of our high school clubs.”

Date Added: 4/18/2022

Creative Video Honors

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Four Shoreham-Wading River High School students were honored at the April 12 Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education meeting for their first-place win in the Suffolk County Bicycle Safety Video Contest. Students Jack D’Andrea, Nicholas Friedlander, Chris Vignola and James Wicks wrote, produced and starred in the collaborative video. Media Production Club advisers Vinny Ball and Brendan Gilley encouraged the project and were at the meeting to congratulate the students as well. “The students were so incredibly deserving of this honor,” said Mr. Ball. “It’s a testament to their creativity that the video was such a success.”

Date Added: 4/15/2022

Top Two Students Named!

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Shoreham-Wading River High School is proud to announce that seniors Lauren Halloran and Erik Epp have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2022.

The students were honored at a breakfast ceremony at the high school that included their parents, Principal Frank Pugliese, Assistant Principal John Holownia and Superintendent of Schools Gerard Poole. Lauren’s name was added to the Valedictorians plaque and Erik’s name was added to the Salutatorians plaque, gifts from the Class of 2007 Student Government.

These two students have many achievements between them and exemplify the mission and vision for all Shoreham-Wading River High School students – maximizing their potential, creating responsible citizens and fostering a lifelong appreciation for learning.

Check back to learn more about these two exceptional students.

Date Added: 4/5/2022

Champions for a Cause

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The Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore class held a collection for Bideawee animal shelter. In answer to the challenge to donate to an animal organization in memory of Betty White’s 100th birthday, they set a goal to collect 100 items the shelter needed and requested.

“It was a huge success, collecting in total 130 items,” class adviser Kathrine Ziegler said.

In photo: Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore class President Elizabeth Sabino, Secretary Dongkai (Alex) Zhang, Treasurer Emily Scherl and Vice President Sophia Minnion.

Date Added: 3/30/2022

National History Day Research Presentation

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Shoreham-Wading River High School National History Day Club advisers Mr. Michael Buscemi and Mrs. Maria Lovasco introduced club member and National History Day entrant Melanie Hagen at the March 22 Board of Education meeting.

Melanie shared her project for the National History Day topic of “Debate and Diplomacy in History.” Her research centered on the U.S. Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell, which set a legal precedent that individual states could sterilize inmates of public institutions.

Melanie was recognized with a Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education pin of excellence by Superintendent of Schools Gerard Poole and applauded for her extensive research by the Board members.

Date Added: 3/28/2022

Pin of Excellence!

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Shoreham-Wading River High School freshman Katelyn Roberts and senior Andrea Castillo-Manas were lauded by the Board of Education at the March 22 meeting for their opinion writings that garnered first and third place, respectively, for the journalism students at the Adelphi University Press Day and Quill Awards ceremony. Katelyn is shown with Superintendent of Schools Gerard Poole and Board President Mrs. Katie Andersen receiving the Board of Education’s pin of excellence.

Date Added: 3/28/2022

Duo Showcase Vivid Works of Art

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Two Shoreham-Wading River High School student-artists have works displayed at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Junior Emily DesRoches and freshman Anna Marino are participants in the museum’s Colors of Long Island Student Artwork Exhibition in the storied museum’s Visitor Center Gallery. Their works are showcased along with colorful pieces from dozens of talented K-12 students from across Long Island. The show will take place until April 3.

Date Added: 3/22/2022