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

Main Office (631) 821-8140 / Fax: (631) 821-8145
Attendance (631) 821-8136

Nurse (631) 821-8170
Athletics (631) 821-8132

Frank Pugliese, Principal

Daniel Ackerman, Assistant Principal
(631) 821-8133

John Holownia, Assistant Principal
(631) 821-8133

Nicole Waldbauer, Director of Humanities
(631) 821-8202

Dr. Joseph Paolicelli, Director of STEM
(631) 821-8202

Mark Passamonte, Athletic Director
(631) 821-8132

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.

USA eagle seal with text: US Department of Education - National Blue Ribbon School - 2019 USA eagle seal with text: US Department of Education - National Blue Ribbon School - 1987-1988

Award badge: Best High Schools - US News & World Report - National, 2019 Award badge: Supporting Academic Excellence & College Eligibility

National Honor Society

National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that recognizes high schoolers that meet high academic standards along with supporting criteria of leadership, service and character.  At SWR, juniors having a weighted cumulative high school GPA of 90 or above after the second marking period are then invited to apply to become a member of our NHS chapter.  If at that point in their junior year students do not have a 90 GPA they are then reconsidered after the end of their junior year and can apply in the beginning of their senior year.

In addition to the GPA requirement, eligible students must show validated community service over the course of their high school career as well as leadership roles they have held in their school or community. 

If inducted, students maintain their active member status by attending at least 7 of the 9 monthly meetings, participate in at least three of the NHS events and by completing four community service hours per month.

The students of SADD created a video to highlight Alcohol Awareness Month and Distracted Driving month. Please click here to view the video. They asked students, teachers and members of the SWR community to share their anonymous stories about how drunk driving has affected them. We thank them for their efforts in sharing these important messages with our greater community.

Important Information

All High School information will be posted to the HS page of the website, and/or emailed home. Therefore, it is important that we have at least one email address on file per household and that you check the HS page and the Parent Portal regularly. All student schedules, attendance, assignments and grades are posted on the Parent Portal.
Click here for Parent Portal access.

Great job by English teacher and Wildcat Pause adviser Ms. Sara Trenn and all the involved students – have a look at the online version of The Pause!


Photo of a hand on a steering wheel with text: Important Video Message - SWR High School SADD Club
Click here to view the video message


Report It

Report It Site (Access Code: SWRHS)
Report It 'How To' Video
Report It Flyer


SWRHS Blood Drive

The National Honor Society is partnering with New York Blood Center to host a Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm in the High School Wrestling Center. Members of our SWR community who meet requirements for donating blood are invited to donate. For donor eligibility, please visit NY Blood Center's donor page here.

Students 17 years of age and older are eligible to donate if they meet height and weight requirements. Students that are 16 years old as of December 13th are also able to donate with parental consent if they meet the same height and weight requirements. Parental consent forms can be picked up in the A-Wing Office.  Copies of these forms can also be found by clicking here

What: Blood Drive

When: Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Time: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Where: SWRHS Wrestling Center 

How to Sign Up To Donate

Students, faculty, and staff will be able to sign up to donate in person at the High School on December 6th, during their lunch period.

Parents and families are also encouraged to donate.  Please use the QR code on the attached document to sign up for an appointment or use the link below.  Please remember, each donation can save up to 3 lives. 

NY Blood Center Website:

Or Call: 800.933.BLOOD

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be welcomed if space permits. Please remember to eat and drink prior to donating blood, and to bring your photo ID. Donation takes about 1 hour.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Ackerman in the A-Wing Office or call (631) 821-8133.


School News Update

November Events

11/14 HS Quarter 1 Report Cards Available
11/14 American Math Competition (AMC) 10 and 12
11/15 High School Fall Concert 7pm
11/16 High School Parent Teacher Conferences 6:30-8:30pm


Back to School 2023-2024


Summer Assignments


Student Parking Information


Beacon Program






American Mathematics Competition (AMC)



January Regents Exams


Advanced Placements (AP) Exams


AP Capstone Information

  • Junior Prom 2024 Letter

Senior Prom

  • Senior Prom 2024 Letter
  • Senior Prom Registration Page

June Regents Exam Information

  • June 2024 Regents Exam Calendar
  • June 2024 Regents Saturday Tutorials Flyer
  • Finals and Regents Exams Information Letter
  • Class of 2024 Graduation Information
  • Cap and Gown Ordering Information 2024

Current News

Open for Business!

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School spirit was flowing on Nov. 30 as the new Shoreham-Wading River High School’s school store was officially opened. The student-run store will empower students with vocational skills to be successful employees in the workplace in the future.

“Thank you to our community for their continued support of our students,” Superintendent of Schools Mr. Geraed Poole said. “A special thank you to Mr. Mike VanDenburg for supporting the program with a $5,000 start up donation to help the students kick off their store.”

Date Added: 11/30/2023

HS Duo Submit Regeneron Research

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Two Shoreham-Wading River High School students have successfully submitted their research projects into the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition.

Derek Blanco and Dongkai (Alex) Zhang, who worked with support and encouragement from Science Research teacher Mrs. Dana Schaefer, have made SWR history with the entries.

Alex was a participant in the highly competitive High School Science Research Program at Brookhaven National Laboratory this past summer. He worked in the laboratory of Dr. Xiaohong Yu, whose research involves genetic modification of the Camelina sativa plant to increase fatty acid production in the plant, which would serve to both supplement livestock feed and act as a potential source of biofuel.

Derek has been analyzing the chemical composition of sediment collected from the Shoreham-Wading River High School campus pond both before and after a water main break that occurred a few years ago. His findings are in the process of being presented in manuscript form to be submitted for publication in a scientific education journal.

Derek’s and Alex’s applications are now in the process of being scored by a panel of Regeneron’s Ph.D.-level evaluators and considered for top awards. The top 300 scholars will be announced in early January 2024, followed by the announcement of the top 40 finalists in mid-January.

Date Added: 11/28/2023

Senior Wildcats Commit to College Athletics

Sitting L-R: Tiana Barone, Madison Pieloch, Emily Cordano, Julianna Mahan, Elizabeth Sabino; standing L-R: Tom Daggett, Gordon Votruba, Jaden Galfano, Alex Kershis, Killian O’Reilly, Liam Gregorek. thumbnail252269
Sitting L to R: Sophia Minnion, Abby Metz, Sydney Serio, Grace Hillis, Ella Meeker; standing L to R: Liam Taylor, Dan Greene, Ryan Wilson, Brendan Meskill, Gavin McQueeney. thumbnail252270

Success in the classroom, excellent grades and team participation have led 21 Shoreham-Wading River High School seniors to each commit to playing their respective sports at several of the nation’s most reputable universities in the fall of 2024. The students were recently recognized for this achievement.

The students are:

Tiana Barone, Molloy University, lacrosse

Emily Cordano, Emmanuel College, soccer

Tom Daggett, Muhlenberg College, soccer

Jaden Galfano, Fairfield University, lacrosse

Dan Greene, University of Rochester, football

Liam Gregorek, Johns Hopkins University, lacrosse

Grace Hillis, Old Dominion University, soccer

Alex Kershis, United States Naval Academy, lacrosse

Julianna Mahan, Manhattan College, lacrosse

Gavin McQueeney, SUNY Plattsburgh, lacrosse

Ella Meeker, Lasell University, track

Brendan Meskill, University of Massachusetts Lowell, lacrosse

Abby Metz, Anderson College, lacrosse

Sophia Minnion, University of New Haven, lacrosse

Killian O’Reilly, Messiah University, soccer

Madison Pieloch, St. Bonaventure University, lacrosse

Elizabeth Sabino, St. Thomas Aquinas College, softball

Sydney Serio, Frostburg State University, lacrosse

Liam Taylor, Bryant University, lacrosse

Gordon Votruba, Herkimer College, baseball

Ryan Wilson, Siena College, lacrosse

With pride, we honor these Wildcats for their dedication to their academics and athletics!

Photo 1, Sitting L-R: Tiana Barone, Madison Pieloch, Emily Cordano, Julianna Mahan, Elizabeth Sabino; standing L-R: Tom Daggett, Gordon Votruba, Jaden Galfano, Alex Kershis, Killian O’Reilly, Liam Gregorek.

Photo 2, Sitting L to R: Sophia Minnion, Abby Metz, Sydney Serio, Grace Hillis, Ella Meeker; standing L to R: Liam Taylor, Dan Greene, Ryan Wilson, Brendan Meskill, Gavin McQueeney.

Date Added: 11/21/2023