Kaya and Kavina Earn All-State Recognition and are Heading to States!

Kaya and Kavina Amin, Wheatley sophomores, have earned All-State status in girl’s tennis. At the 2017 Nassau County Girls Tennis Championships Kaya and Kavina finished second in the double’s competition. After completing spectacular regular seasons as Wheatley’s top single’s players, Kaya and Kavina joined forces to compete against the top doubles players in Nassau County. Through the grueling rounds over the two-day tournament, Kaya and Kavina defeated higher seeded players to advance to the County Finals, which earned them All-State recognition.

Kaya and Kavina competed on the Wheatley Varsity Tennis team as first and second singles this season. They are highly ranked tennis players with unlimited talent and commitment to excellence. Kaya and Kavina will represent Wheatley and Nassau County at the New York State Public High School Tennis Championships in Albany on October 28-30 at the Tri-City Tennis Facility.

Congratulations and good luck to Kaya and Kavina! Congratulations to Coach Joseph Virgilio as well! (Congratulations to Senior Michelle Raja, who also competed in the Nassau County Championships.)

[Thanks to Tom Fitzpatrick for the write-up!]

#Homecoming2017 Brings the Community Together Around Sports, Food, Games and Fundraising!

Our Homecoming Celebration was a terrific blend of sports, entertainment, food, games and even some fundraising! At Wheatley, Homecoming kicked off with our Pep Rally on Friday afternoon. Organized by our Student Senate, the Pep Rally featured our incredible Jazz Band (under the direction of Steve Fitzko), the introduction of our Fall teams by Student Senate members, and a Teacher v. Student “Pie in the Face” challenge that raised over $8,200 for Puerto Rican relief! You can see some photos and videos of the wonderful Pep Rally at #Homecoming2017 Kicks off with a Pep Rally and a Fundraiser!

After the Pep Rally, our Tri-M Music Honor Society presented “Rocktoberfest” for the community, a combination of music, seasonal activities and wonderful food! You can see some photos from this new event at Tri-M’s “Rocktoberfest” Celebrates Music and the Season!

On a lovely Saturday morning and afternoon, Wheatley volleyball and soccer teams competed. As the athletes were competing, community members enjoyed a wonderful International Food Court, DJ music and some bouncy houses!


#Homecoming2017 Kicks off with a Pep Rally and a Fundraiser!

Our Homecoming celebration kicked off with a terrific Pep Rally and Fundraiser at the end of the day! Organized by our Student Senate, the pep rally was one a terrific combination of spirit, fun and community service!

With students decked out in Red, White or their team uniforms, our Fall athletic teams were introduced by the team captains, with music provided by our wonderful Jazz Band.

A highlight of the event was the “Pie in the Face” fundraiser. As part of this fundraiser, students challenged individual teachers to a fundraising competition. Whoever raised the most money would earn the right to “pie” the other person in the face! All of the money raised would go to Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico.

Twenty-four pairs of students-teachers entered this challenge, raising a combined total of $8,152.38! Of course, every student managed to out-fundraise the faculty member! As a result, two dozen faculty members were pied in the face — all for a great cause!

Thank you to Ms. Chanin-Bermudez, our Student Senate Advisor, for her work on the wonderful event. Thank you as well to the following faculty members for taking up the Pie in the Face Challenge:

  • Ms. Luftig
  • Dr. Staudt
  • Mr. Abdale
  • Mr. Wilson
  • Mr. Paulson
  • Mr. Plana
  • Ms. Guyton
  • Mr. Clarke
  • Mr. Teseo
  • Ms. Maier
  • Mr. Rivero
  • Mr. Gottlieb
  • Mr. Hurley
  • Mr. Dinowitz
  • Ms. Rogala
  • Mr. Dunn
  • Mr. Collier
  • Ms. Pace
  • Ms. Blum
  • Mr. Meyers
  • Ms. Chanin-Bermudez
  • Dr. Feeney