Vedant Singh is a Siemens Competition Regional Finalist!

Yesterday, Vedant Singh (Class of 2019) was named a Semifinalist in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. (You can see the Newsday article through this link: Siemens Semifinalist Oct2017_Newsday.)

Today, Vedant was informed that he moved on to the next level of the competition, earning recognition as a Regional Finalist! Vedant was one of 101 students across the United States who was recognized with this honor; he was one of 11 in Long Island to earn this prestigious recognition!

You can read the Newsday cover article about Long Island’s Regional Finalists through this link: Siemens Regional Finalists Oct2017_Newsday

This year more than 1800 projects were submitted, an all-time high.  Vedant researched at Stony Brook University where he was a fellow at the Garcia Research Program under the direction of Dr. Miriam Rafailovich.

The title of Vedant’s project is: Evaluating the Effects of Graphene-Loaded Poly (4-vinylpyridine) Electrospun Fiber Scaffolds and Spun-cast Thin Films on the Proliferation and Differentiation of Dental Pulp Stem Cells in vitro.

Congratulations to Vedant!

[Thanks to Ms. Pace for the write-up!]

Vedant is Siemens Regional Finalist

 

 

Vedant Singh is a Siemens Competition Semifinalist!

Congratulations Vedant Singh (Class of 2019) for being named a Semifinalist in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology.  Vedant was one of 491 students across the United States who was recognized with this honor; his project was one of 300.

This year more than 1800 projects were submitted, an all-time high.  Vedant researched at Stony Brook University where he was a fellow at the Garcia Research Program under the direction of Dr. Miriam Rafailovich.

The title of Vedant’s project is: Evaluating the Effects of Graphene-Loaded Poly(4-vinylpyridine) Electrospun Fiber Scaffolds and Spun-cast Thin Films on the Proliferation and Differentiation of Dental Pulp Stem Cells in vitro.

Tomorrow, Vedant will find out if his work will represent New York State as a Regional Finalist. Congratulations to Vedant!

[Thanks to Ms. Pace 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!

 

Tri-M’s “Rocktoberfest” Celebrates Music and the Season!

Our Tri-M Music Honor Society has a reputation for organizing activities that bring together our school and community—from Wheatley’s Got Talent, Wheatley Idol and Puttin’ on the Ritz. Led by its Faculty Advisor, Ms. Angela Luftig, our Tri-M students know how to bring their big ideas to life!

Earlier this evening, Tri-M sponsored the first (annual) Rocktoberfest, a celebration of music and the season. There were activities for the community along with food and entertainment for all!

#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