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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

Jonathan Lilla, Assistant Principal
(631) 821-8133

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

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

Eric Bramoff, 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


SWR High School Parent-Teacher Conferences

SWR High School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 1st, 2024 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

As in past years, we will use to sign up for conferences. The sign up window to schedule conferences opens on Wednesday, January 24th at 7 am. Please sign up for conferences as soon as possible as they are available on a first come, first served basis. If there are no appointments available for a specific teacher, please email the teacher and they will set up a time to speak with you.

If you have any questions about signing up for conferences, please do not hesitate to contact the A-Wing Office at (631) 821-8133.  Thank you!


School News Update

June 2024 Regents and Final Exams Information


Junior Prom


March Events

  • 03/09 – Junior/Senior Basket Bonanza
  • 03/11 – Winter Concert
  • 03/13 – Superintendent’s Conference Day
  • 03/15 – Tri-M Suites and Treats
  • 03/28 – End of the 3rd Quarter
  • 03/29 – No School

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
  • Class of 2024 Graduation Information
  • Cap and Gown Ordering Information 2024

Current News

District Welcomes New Assistant Principal

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The Shoreham-Wading River Central School District has named Mr. Jonathan Lilla assistant principal of Shoreham-Wading River High School. He began his role on July 1.

Mr. Lilla holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a political science minor from Millersville University, a Master of Science degree in social studies education from Hofstra University and a Master of Science degree in Progressive Leadership/LEAP graduate from the Bank Street College of Education. Additionally, he is certified as a New York State school building leader and a New York State school district leader and holds New York State professional certification in social studies education (7-12).

His most recent role was at Manhattan’s Gramercy Arts High School, where he served as a climate and culture liaison and principal intern. Mr. Lilla was instrumental in serving on the Instructional Leadership Team and collaborating with the other department leads to design the school year’s professional development cycles. In this role, Mr. Lilla developed and facilitated Gramercy Arts’ Professional Learning Cycles that focused on student engagement and literacy, mentored new social studies teachers, coached both new and veteran teachers in classroom instruction and conducted classroom visits and feedback sessions, and assisted teachers in creating department unit plans and course sequences as well as formative and summative assessments. He also operated as the school dean, conducting restorative circles, mediations, parent meetings and calls. He developed a system for behavior management and collaborated with teachers to organize and schedule more after-school clubs, activities and events as the coordinator of student activities. His teaching career began as a social studies teacher at Gramercy Arts High School.

Mr. Lilla’s extracurricular activities are varied, from serving as both faculty council and chapter adviser for the National Honor Society, and as adviser for Student Government, the Anime Club and the Weightlifting Club. He also taught a credit recovery night class for off-track seniors and was the coach for the Washington Irving varsity baseball team.

Date Added: 7/12/2024

SPARK Program in Full Swing

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Science in Shoreham-Wading River doesn’t take a break for the summer!

The next round of Shoreham-Wading River High School’s SPARK science scholars were hard at work last week at Brookhaven National Laboratory, learning about infrared spectroscopy and developing projects to look for microplastics present in oyster shells, root vegetables and prepackaged seaweed snacks. Lab time on July 5 taught the rising sophomores (from left in photo) – Hayden Shea, Timmie Nigrel, Spencer Lee and Conner McVeigh – the techniques for extracting those microplastics and staining them to make them visible. This week they will take those microplastics to the NSLS-II facility where they will utilize the infrared microscope to identify which types of plastics those particles are made of.

The students are working at the NSLS-II for two weeks in July, introducing them to the SPARK program, spectroscopy and the process of developing a project, from designing a question and procedure, to collecting and analyzing data collected and then communicating it through oral presentation, as well as preparing it for manuscript. They will continue with the SPARK program in their second year of Science Research with teacher Dana Schaefer in the 2024-25 school year.

Date Added: 7/8/2024

SWR Thanks You!

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At the final Shoreham-Wading River School District Board of Education meeting for the school year, 14 employees were honored on their retirement. Building principals Lou Parrinello, Frank Pugliese, Claudia Smith and Kevin Vann spoke highly of the tireless efforts each retiree put into serving the students of SWR schools. Superintendent of Schools Gerard Poole, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Glen Arcuri [] and Athletic Director Mark Passamonte – who is also a retiree – also lauded the careers of SWR staff members.

Under the baton of Prodell Middle School music teacher Fred Volz, string students Joseph Calandrillo, Lauren Gallucci, Kai Hidaka, Kevin Loscalzo, Emily Minetti, Clara Pedersen, Valentina Pinos, Izrael Salgado and Aiden Weng performed for the retirees before the Board of Education meeting.

The Shoreham-Wading River school community applauds these retirees for their dedication and years of service and wishes them well in their new endeavors. Congratulations to Mary Ellen Alfano, Eileen Baird, Wayne Beatty, Amanda Browne, Cathy Caracciolo, Deborah D’Elena, Janet Hansen, Ronnie Malave, Linda Mattia, Maria Mistretta, Mark Passamonte, Thomas Redman, Nancy Sperling and Else Vizzo.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 6/24/2024