Our East Williston School District Fine and Performing Arts Festival Inspires All Who Attend!

On Tuesday 30 April, Wheatley hosted the district’s inaugural Fine and Performing Arts Festival. Through the incredible work of our art and music teachers (with lots of support from our custodial staff!), Wheatley was transformed into a multi-room exhibit gallery highlighting the talents of our student-artists and student-musicians from all three schools.

This event proved to be one of the most well-attended events our district has ever held! Throughout the evening, there were audible gasps from parents and faculty members as they walked about and reviewed the incredible work on display.

An evening like this happens through the dedication and efforts of so many professionals throughout the district. Thank you to:

  • Steve Fitzko
  • Nicole Girgenti
  • Denise Giuliano
  • Melinda Gomez
  • Colette Hardy
  • Peggy Ho
  • Scott Hoefling
  • Angeliki Kyrou
  • Ed Lattari
  • Angela Luftig
  • Rachel MacCleod
  • Julia Maloney
  • Stan Orlovsky
  • Caroline Salm

Thanks also to Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Personnel, Dr. Danielle Gately and Wheatley’s Assistant Principal, Dr. Karen Klapper for coordinating the event.

[Thanks to our friends at Island Photography for some of the photos!]

“The Moondogs” Win Wheatley’s Got Talent!

This year’s sixth annual “Wheatley’s Got Talent” competition took place on Monday night, the first day of #Showdown2019.

The evening showcased the wonderful talents of our impressive student body. Organized by Wheatley’s Tri-M Music Honor Society and hosted by junior Jacob Kaufman and sophomore Kaileigh Fiorillo, the evening was an entertaining exhibition of the myriad of student talents in our school!

With the assistance of our five Class Advisor judges (Mrs. Stein, Mrs. Meyer (for Mrs. Silverstein), Mr. Paulson and Ms. Clarke), seven performance acts were evaluated, with three finalists performing a second time — with the winner being determined by the audience vote.

The competitors were:

  • Julia Dioguardi and Katherine Bosnack (Vocal duet)
  • Alyssa Belle (Guitar)
  • The Bacon Road Boys: James Dearborn, Adam Fox, Adam Naghavi and Michael Vitucci, “The Bacon Road Boys” (Vocals)
  • Sofia Fuertes (Dance)
  • Bangerzz: Paidraig Brady, Ally Keller, Amanda Kim, Amanda Molstad, Ashley Vicenzo, Kenton Wu, Alia Yamin and Camellia Ye,  (instrumental)
  • Alex Horowitz (Comedy)
  • The Moondogs: Dan Fox, Mahesh Pitchayan, Billy Cafarelli, Max Hochstein and Mike Roudbai (band)

Based on the judge’s decision, the following acts advanced to the second round:

    • Sofia Fuertes
    • Bangerzz
    • The Moondogs

At the end of the evening, The Moondogs were declared the winner of this year’s Wheatley’s Got Talent! Congratulations to Dan, Mahesh, Billy and Max, who earned 25% of the ticket sales for the Class of 2019! Finally, a huge “Thank You” to Angela Luftig and our Tri-M Music Honor Society for organizing this wonderful event!