Wheatley-Orchestra Long Island Joint Concert a Celebration of Music!

On Wednesday evening, Wheatley students and East Williston music faculty partnered with the professional musicians from the Orchestra Long Island (formerly the Long Island Symphony) to present a lovely evening of music and entertainment. As part of this program, the professional musicians provided several group tutoring sessions to students who were participating in this joint concert, leading into a full rehearsal the afternoon of the concert. It is an inspirational evening for all involved!

A wonderful evening such as this takes place through the support of our Board of Education, Nassau BOCES and the Orchestra Long Island. A special “Thank You” to our very own Angela Luftig for her coordination of this event!

Thank you to Island Photography for the wonderful photos!

Ben Mathew Earns Student of the Quarter Recognition @NassauBOCES!

On Tuesday, November 28th, Wheatley Senior Benjamin Mathew was awarded the Student of the Quarter Award in the Business Service Skills Program for his academic and vocational endeavors at the Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center.

Benjamin’s teacher, Mrs. Savary, expressed support of Benjamin’s efforts, stating that Benjamin’s diligent work ethic and diverse array of vocational skills sets him apart from his peers. The Wheatley School is proud of Benjamin’s efforts and outstanding contribution to our student body.

Benjamin was recognized in a morning ceremony attended by Mr. Dalton (Barry Tech Principal), Mr. Dunphy (Barry Tech Assistant Principal), Dr. Mazza (our Director of PPS), Mr. Crotty (Ben’s teacher) and Mrs. Silverstein (Ben’s Guidance Counselor).

Keep up the great work Benjamin!

[Thanks to Mr. Crotty for the photos and write-up!]

 

Heydi Manjano Selected as BOCES Outstanding Student!

Heydi Manjano, one of our graduating students, has been involved in Nassau BOCES Cosmetology program at its Barry Tech Campus. As part of this program, Heydi takes classes at Wheatley in the morning and classes at Barry Tech in the afternoon. On Wednesday evening, Barry Tech had its graduation ceremony for students who had successfully completed one of its many programs, and as part of that program, Heydi was recognized as the Outstanding Cosmetology Student.

Congratulations to Heydi on this wonderful

recognition!

 

 

Wheatley Joint Concert an Amazing Evening of Music!

On Thursday evening, Wheatley students and East Williston music faculty partnered with the professional musicians from the disbanded Long Island Philharmonic to present a lovely evening of music and entertainment. Thanks to the timely support from the Bronx Arts Ensemble, we were able to continue this very special program in our school. As part of this program, the professional musicians provide several group tutoring sessions to students who will be participating in this joint concert, leading into a full rehearsal the afternoon of the concert. It is an inspirational evening for all involved!

Given the financial struggles of the Long Island Philharmonic, it is worth reiterating that such an wonderful evening takes place through the support of our Board of Education, Nassau BOCES and the Bronx Arts Ensemble. A special “Thank You” to our very own Angela Luftig for her coordination of this event!