During our 10th annual Day of Service and Learning, Mr. Orlovsky and Mr. Fitzko accompanied students to the Grace Plaza Nursing Home in Great Neck, where students performed a concert for the residents.
Violins, cellos, trumpet, keyboard, vocals and guitar were all featured in this musically packed performance!
Thanks to Mr. Orlovsky for the photos and videos!
One of the many activities held during our 10th Annual Day of Service and Learning was in collaboration with the organization Rise Against Hunger.
As described on its website,
Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Our mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
Working together, students prepared 10,000 prepackaged meals. These dehydrated, high protein and highly nutritious meals are used in crisis situations around the world. Each meal package serves six people.
A huge “Thank You” to Peter Crisci, Courtney Clarke and Allison Chanin-Bermudez for leading this activity!
[Thanks to Mr. Crisci for some of the photos!]
On October 12th, the Wildcats took on the Carle Place Frogs in the final regular season game. Although the Wildcats came up on the short end of a 1-0 final score, it was a hard fought game. Our friends at Island Photography were there to capture the action.
As part of our 10th Annual Day of Service and Learning, a group of students and staff members volunteered at the Pumpkin Patch at The East Williston Community Church.
Students worked together to sort, organize and clean pumpkins in preparation for their sale to the community. In addition, the students made small sales, carried pumpkins to customer cars, raked leaves and interacted with members of the community.
It was a terrific day of helping in our community!
[Thanks to Liza Laurino for the photos!]
On Wednesday, 17 October, Wheatley’s 10th Annual Day of Service and Learning took place. As part of this day, students and faculty engaged in approximately three dozen different service activities throughout Long Island. Some of the activities included:
- Bohemia Bike Transfer
- Birthday Wishes
- Book Fairies
- Book Room cleanup
- Storage Container Organization
- Christopher Morley Park Cleanup
- Concert at Glen Cove Nursing Home
- East Williston Safety Pillows
- East Williston Pumpkin Patch
- St. Agnes School
- Garvies Point Preserve
- ACDS Preschool Reading Buddies
- Hempstead Plains Restoration and Seed Collection
- Jessica Cohen Courtyard Clean-up/Michelle Nourmand Garden
- Million Pillowcase Challenge
- North Side Assistants
- Wheatley Woods Prairie Restoration
- Ronald McDonald House
- Sandwiches for the INN
- Rise Against Hunger
- Sweet Dreams
- SWS Planting Beds
- Veterans Memorial Maintenance
- Willets Road Music Mentors
- Memory Project
- Video Crew
Over the next week or so, I will provide more details (and photos) from some of the activities. For now, here are some pictures of the students getting ready to head out to their sites!
Wheatley has long prided itself on creating an environment in which students are able to succeed in a variety of different ways. Students have demonstrated excellence in a wide range of artistic, scientific, historical, mathematical, linguistic and athletic pursuits…just to name a few!
Wheatley students have also been successful in both state and national examinations. At last night’s Board of Education work session, an overview of the Regents examinations results and the Advanced Placement results was presented to the community. You can view a copy of the presentation below:
Wheatley Data Overview Oct18
Earlier this evening, we were excited to begin our first-ever American Sign Language (ASL) course at Wheatley! Thanks to the efforts of senior Charlotte Goldbaum and the sponsorship of the Wheatley PTO, we were able to find an experienced ASL educator, Azadeh Malekan, ready to lead participants through the fundamentals of ASL. Through this 10-week course, participants will be able to communicate using ASL at a basic level. This course is open to all community members, and we are thrilled that two dozen participants registered!
I attended the beginning of the first class and was absolutely dazzled by Ms. Malekan’s skill and ability to engage the class!