Vani Kumar Published in Online International Magazine!

Wheatley Junior Vani Kumar is one of our extraordinary science research students. In the spring, she had an article published in The Epoch Herald, a new online international magazine (of which she is the Chief of Editing).

Vani’s article was entitled “CRISPR- The Little Known Technology Which Will Change the Future of Humanity” and was based on her science research work. The magazine article is quite approachable, so please take a moment to read it here:

Congratulations to Vani and thanks to our Science Research Coordinator, Alexis Blondrage, for her support of all of our research students.

Samantha Hurtado Featured in Newsday!

Earlier this month, Newsday’s High School Sports section featured Samantha Hurtado (Class of 2017). Samantha, an outstanding student-athlete, was featured for her work since last season to develop from a right-sided power hitter into a left-sided leadoff hitter on Wheatley’s Varsity Softball team. As one reads in the article, the results of her efforts have been impressive from both an individual and team point of view.

Congratulations to Samantha for this wonderful recognition!

You can read the full article here: SHurtado_Newsday16Apr17

Samantha Rothstein Named Newsday Athlete of the Week!

Congratulations to sophomore Samantha Rothstein for being named the Newsday Athlete of the Week. Sami earned this recognition after scoring 11 goals in a 19-7 Girls Varsity Lacrosse victory over Roosevelt High School. Two days later, she scored 9 goals in an 18-12 win over Sewanhaka.

Sami’s 11 goals earned her a new school record!

You can read the Newsday article through this link: SRothstein_Newsday_6Apr17

Congratulations to Sami!

EWSD Recognized by National School Boards Association with a Magna Award!

On Saturday, 25 March, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) recognized our district with a Magna Award. According to the NSBA, Magna Awards winners:

…have illustrated school board best practices and have implemented innovative programs that advance student learning.

Our district won this wonderful recognition for our “In Recognition of Excellence Dinner,” our annual recognition of ten outstanding students along with the staff members who were most influential during their years at North Side, Willets Road and Wheatley. The event is featured in a special edition of the National School Boards Association’s magazine:


Along with Mark Kamberg, the President of the EWSD Board of Education, I was thrilled to accept this wonderful recognition at the 2017 Annual Conference of the National School Boards Association in Denver, Colorado. Joining us at the celebration luncheon was Susan Bergtraum, former President of the BOE and current President of the New York State School Boards Association.



Allie LaMonica Named a News12 Bethpage Scholar-Athlete!

Congratulations (yet again!) to senior Allison LaMonica! Allie, who recently scored her 1,000th point in basketball, was named a News12 Bethpage Scholar-Athlete!  News12 came to Wheatley on Thursday in order to interview Allie and her soccer coach, Paul Paino.

As part of the recognition, Allie was awarded a $1,000 scholarship check from Bethpage Federal Credit!

The segment will air on Tuesday (1/17/17) on News 12 at 5:50 pm. Shortly thereafter, it will be available on the web through this link.

Congratulations to Allie for this wonderful recognition!

Brianna O’Brien Named 2016 Nassau County Cross Country Runner of the Year!

Brianna O’Brien was recently named by Newsweek as the 2016 Nassau Country Cross Country Runner of the Year! Brianna earned this recognition for a fantastic season that included the fastest female time in the Nassau County Cross Country championship and a second place finish in the NYS Cross Country Finals.

You can read the Newsweek announcement here: BOBrien_NassauRunner2016

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