Kajal Kapoor is the Newest Wheatley Idol!

On Friday night, the Wheatley auditorium was filled with spectators enjoying the 14th edition of Tri-M’s Wheatley Idol! Hosted by Ashley Vincenzo and Brenda Zhong, the evening featured performances from nine incredibly talented competitors. From these nine initial competitors, four finalists were selected by our “celebrity” judges: Ms. Calvagno, Mr. Gadamowitz and Mr. Orlovsky. These four finalists then performed another song and the winner was selected by audience vote.

This year’s ten competitors were:

Charlotte Iannone

Julia Dioguardi

Sarah Amselem

Brianna Werny

Jaime Behar

Kajal Kapoor

Krittika Prajapati

Emma Melnikov

Shruti Goyal

From these nine initial competitors, the four finalists selected were: Shruti Goyal, Emma Melnikov, Kajal Kapoor and Brianna Werny! Each of these finalists performed another song for the audience.

Shruti Goyal, Round 2

Brianna Werny, Round 2

Emma Melnikov, Round 2

Kajal Kapoor, Round 2

After these three performances, the audience voted. When the vote count came in, Kajal Kapoor was declared the winner of Wheatley Idol XIV! She performed one more song for the audience:

Thank you to our Tri-M students and our Tri-M Advisor (Angela Luftig) for all of their work putting together this wonderful evening!

Here are some photos from the event:

Safe Halloween for our Youngest Community Members!

After a day of Halloween Fun in school, scores of Wheatley students worked to transform over a dozen classrooms into a decorative place for trick-or-treating, games and “frights” for the younger students in our community. With the involvement of many of Wheatley’s different student clubs, classroom were decorated by one of the clubs. Treats were available in each room for the young trick-or-treaters, who had a terrific time!

Thank you to our 8th Grade Advisors, Courtney Clarke and Gena Topping, along with our Student Senate Advisor, Allison Chanin-Bermudez, for their work coordinating the evening. Thanks as well to all of the wonderful clubs who contributed to the fun.

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

Homecoming 2018 Kicks off with a Pep Rally Organized by our Student Senate!

Our Homecoming celebration kicked off on Friday afternoon with an end-of-day Pep Rally that included a fundraiser for the Red Cross Hurricane Relief. Organized by our Student Senate, the pep rally was 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 Jazz Band and our student group “The Moondogs.

Inspired by last year’s fundraiser for Puerto Rico, the Student Senate organized a “Pie a Teacher in the Face” fundraiser. As part of this fundraiser, students raised funds to earn the right to “pie” a selected teacher in the face. At the end of the challenge, students managed to raise nearly $1,300!

The National Anthem was performed by Emma Melnikov and signed by Charlotte Goldbaum. The Wheatley PTO supported the pie in your face fundraiser.

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. Rogala
  • Mr. Gadamawitz
  • Mr. Abdale
  • Mrs. Luftig
  • Mr. Henley
  • Mrs. Seferian
  • Mr. Abdale
  • Mr. Schwalm
  • Ms. Chanin-Bermudez
  • Dr. Feeney

8th Grade Club Fair Presents Wheatley’s Co-curricular Offerings to the Class of 2023!

The more students are engaged in school, the happier and more successful they are! In order to help our newest students understand the many offerings available to them at Wheatley, we hold an 8th Grade Club Fair to showcase our co-curricular offerings. Our older students set up display tables to showcase their club or activity, encouraging the 8th Graders to sign up for their club and attend the weekly meetings.

Wheatley has a variety of clubs and activities available to all students. A full listing (with descriptions) can be found on Wheatley’s website: http://www.ewsdonline.org/TWS/12484-Untitled.html

Before the students attended the Club Fair, the 8th Grade Student Senate elections were held.

You can view a copy of the video used to promote the various clubs below. All 8th Graders saw this video before the Club Fair!


Wheatley EAC Fights an Alien Invasion!

On Saturday morning, an ongoing battle against an alien invasion took place in the Wheatley Woods. Students joined science teacher Steve Finkelstein and his dedicated band of officers from Wheatley’s Environmental Action Committee to pull up the invasive and exotic mile-a-minute weed in their ongoing efforts to restore a remnant of the Hempstead Plains.

With the assistance of these intrepid volunteers, the invasive weed was pulled and some of the Hempstead Plains were restored!


Frederick Lin Finds Success in Germany!

This past summer, freshman Frederick Lin earned the distinction of participating at the International History Olympiad hosted in Berlin, Germany. The 2018 International History Olympiad was attended by over 200 students with more than 30 global affiliations. In the competition, he finished 2nd place in art history and 3rd in women’s history. At the closing ceremonies held at Charlottenburg Palace, he was awarded a silver medal (art history) and bronze medal (women’s history).

The International History Olympiad is a biennial week-long competition of history, attended by some of the best young history students from around the world.

Congratulations, Freddy!