Across the country and across the world, people paused this past Sunday to remember the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. At Wheatley, we remembered these attacks during an all-school assembly on Monday morning. On this morning, we came together to listen to a brief statement about the attacks and to remember all those who lost their lives as a result of the attacks.
Following the remembrance of 9/11, we kicked off our 8th Annual Day of Service and Learning. On this day, students and faculty will join efforts throughout Long Island and commit various acts of service. These activities have included working in homeless shelters, cleaning up local parks, entertaining at nursing homes, preparing packages for our troops abroad and working in animal shelters. The day exposes students to new activities, it promotes the ideal of service to one’s community, and it gives students an opportunity to see each other (and their teachers) in a different light. This year’s Day of Service and Learning takes place on Thursday, 20 October.
After the all-school assembly, students broke up into grades to discuss plans for the year.