Connections Spring Fling Fun for Everyone!

On Friday night, the Wheatley Cafeteria was transformed into a celebratory venue filled with music, food and fun as our Connections program hosted the annual “Spring Fling” dance! Friends and family from neighboring school districts joined our students for an evening of fun!

Thanks to Barbara Klein and Liza Laurino for the photos!

Wheatley Travelers Arrive in Peru!

We received the following update from Mrs. Simoes, Mrs. Principe-Franco and Mr. Rivero:

We would like to inform you that we arrived this morning to Lima , Peru. We were welcomed by every host family and then, transferred to SJM school as planned. Had a hearty breakfast,then the children were taken home to spend some time with their families before our day tour. We had an amazing day touring Lima downtown and other important landmarks. 

Wheatley Students Depart for Ten Days in Peru!

On Friday evening, Wheatley students and teachers who just departed for JFK to catch their flight to Peru! Students and faculty who are participating in this year’s exchange program with our sister school, Colegio San José de Monterrico include:

  • Rahul Ajmera
  • Sam Avila-Frank
  • Zachary Azevedo
  • Patrick Brady
  • Caroline Crimmins
  • Domenique Dunne
  • Lainey Fordin
  • Emily Freund
  • Jessica Hastings
  • Alexandra Kasparian
  • Juliana Mendes
  • Ciara O’Brien
  • Giavannna Papavero
  • Anusha Ramnarayan
  • Dustin Wong
  • Jeffrey Wu

These students are being accompanied by our District Spanish teachers: Pilar Principe-Franco, Angel Rivero and Isabel Simoes.

Students spent the first night with their host families and will then travel to Cuzco to see the sights and experience Machu Picchu.  They will return to Lima to stay with their hosts and attend classes at the school.  We wish them a safe and memorable trip!

Thank you to Susan Checkla for the wonderful photos!

Sana Haroon Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry

On 9 May, in a ceremony at Nassau Community College, Sana Haroon (Class of 2018) was recognized by the Long Island subsection of the American Chemical Society for outstanding scholastic achievement in High School Chemistry. An outstanding chemistry student, Sana has demonstrated both wonderful talent and interest in chemistry.

Sana was accompanied to the awards ceremony by her teacher, Mr. Timothy Schwalm.

Congratulations to Sana!

[Thanks to Mr. Schwalm for the photos!]

SWS Picnic Welcomes the New Community Members!

On Tuesday, May 16, the SWS community welcomed its new members with a barbeque at Eisenhower Park. The weather was spectacular and the event went off without a hitch. The current SWS seniors hosted the rest of the community, providing an excellent meal with a multitude of delicious options. Mr. Dan Burke helped the students get the grills going and the food prepared.

This annual tradition provides the seniors with a chance to give back to the community. Additionally, some SWS alumni stopped by to pitch in and check on the community. This year, SWS is welcoming over 30 new members. At the Park, they were broken into groups and got to know current SWS members. After a great meal, some tye-dying and games, the Picnic ended with the Circle Game.

As you can see from the pictures, the students were engaged and excited to be together. Thanks to Pat Clarke, the SWS Faculty Moderator, for the write-up and the photos!

Concert on the Green Provides Outdoor Entertainment!

Under the combined efforts of our middle school and high school music teachers, Dr. Peggy Ho (Wheatley) and Mr. Scott Hoefling (Willets Road), the combined Wheatley and Willets Road student musicians provided a delightful Concert on the Green this past Friday evening. under beautiful skies on Tuesday evening.

Thanks to Mrs. Randi Horowitz for providing these wonderful photos of such an enjoyable event!!

Manan Shukla Earns Bronze at iSWEEP 2017!

In March, Sophomore Manan Shukla was selected as a Finalist for the 2017 International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, Environment) Project Olympiad (iSWEEEP).

Last weekend, Manan traveled to Houston, Texas where he presented his project, The Utilization of Cellular Technology and Medication Dispensers as Effective and Inexpensive Solutions to Medical Nonadherence in Healthcare. Manan was accompanied by Wheatley’s Science Research Coordinator, Alexis Blondrage.

Over 1,000 students from around the globe gathered at the competition to present their projects related to renewable energy, sustainable developments, and medical breakthroughs.

Manan came away with a Bronze Medal for his project!

Congratulations to Manan! Thank you to Ms. Blondrage for accompanying him to the competition and providing the write-up and photos!