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Recycling Initiative Helps Spark Change

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The student council members at Deauville Gardens West are doing their share this Earth Day by launching a project to bring clean drinking water to villages in the Western Province of South Africa.

The student council presented their Carbon for Water initiative to their classmates in grades 3-5 during an assembly on April 17. Under the supervision of student council supervisor Christine Orlando, the group will be recycling plastic bottles in the cafeteria for the remainder of the school year. They will use the money they raise to purchase a large carbon filter from LifeStraw for a school in Africa.

The students spoke about the need for cleaning drinking water in Africa and how helping these villages will allow students to go to school instead of working to gather wood and water everyday. “Our goal is to help every child in the world receive an education, no matter where they are from,” the students told the audience.

Spring Into Fitness

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Deauville Gardens West invited students and their families for fun, games and exercise during Family Fitness Night on April 5. Gathered in the gymnasium, families participated in a variety of activities including jump rope, basketball, scooter races and more.

Fundraiser Is a Slam Dunk

Fundraiser Is a Slam Dunk Photo

Students at Copiague Middle School showed off their basketball skills when they participated in a Hoops for Heart fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association on April 6 and 7 during their physical education classes.

Not only did students help raise money for a good cause, they learned about leading a heart-healthy lifestyle and making positive choices. Hoops for Heart is a national fundraising program sponsored jointly by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of America and the AHA. Through the program, students raise funds for the AHA while participating in activities that promote physical fitness.

Students showed off their sharpshooting skills as they completed a basketball-themed obstacle course. The goal of the event was to increase awareness about heart disease and related illnesses, as well as raise money for research, prevention, and education programs.

This year, the Copiague Middle School students have a goal to meet or surpass the $5,000 they raised during last year’s event.

All Eyes on Display

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Fourth-graders in Kristina Sudano’s class at Deauville Gardens East were recently assigned an “eye-opening” project. As part of their plant and animal structures unit, students made 3-D models of the eye. The models included all the major components of the eye along with an essay about its function. Some of the projects were chosen for display at the district’s annual Community Summit on March 18.

Honor a Teacher


Susan E. Wiley’s student council showed their appreciation by honoring teachers during a breakfast in March. View The video below.

Notice of Board Meeting – April 25, 2017


Winter Sports All-Stars

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Congratulations to the student-athletes who were awarded for their play on the field and in the classroom during the winter 2016-2017 sports season. For a full list of winners, click here.

Firsthand Lesson in History

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Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students had a firsthand lesson in history when guest speaker Spirit Trickey, daughter of Minnijean Brown-Trickey, a civil rights movement icon who was part of the Little Rock Nine, visited the school on March 31.

Students in the Facing History and Ourselves classes studied the civil rights movement in depth prior to her visit to the high school. Trickey told students that she started to think about the importance of history and activism during her last years in high school. “I was failing math at 17 and when my mother was that age she was changing the world,” she said.
She described the challenges growing up as a biracial child and shared her experiences as the chief of interpretation and public information officer at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

Trickey is the playwright of One Ninth, an exploration of human dignity and racial conflict as seen through the eyes of her mother. She is one of 10 Americans who won the “Ticket to History” essay contest (with more than 250,000 submissions) to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and attend the Inaugural Ball. In 2010, she was named one of the “Top 100 History Makers in the Making” by the and featured on NBC Nightly.

UPK Lottery

We are pleased to state that a lottery call is not required for UPK registration seat.  All families who registered children for the Copiague Schools Universal Prekindergarten program during the week of April 4th will be granted a seat at their preferred school. Families requesting Stanford Preschool will be notified of their class placement by Stanford at a later date, as the site location within the Stanford school cannot be guaranteed.  Families will receive more information regarding the Copiague UPK program through upcoming mailings.


Math Student Goes for the Gold

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Copiague Middle School eighth-grader Adam Antosiak has been awarded gold distinction in the Long Island Math Fair at Suffolk County Community College on March 3. This is the first time a Copiague Middle School student has been awarded gold honors.

To enter the competition, Antosiak wrote a properly cited math research paper on a math topic of his choice. He started the process in October when he chose the topic “Fibonacci’s Numbers.” After his paper was selected to participate in the Long Island Math Fair, he had to deliver an oral presentation from his research paper and display board.

Spring for Kindness

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During its March meeting, the Student Council at Copiague Middle School created St. Patrick’s Day-themed cards, which will be donated to local hospital patients. Additionally, encouraged to spring into kindness, the students wrote cards of appreciation to their teachers.

Business-Savvy Students Pose a Revival Plan

Business-Savvy Students Pose a Revival Plan Photo

On March 29, the Walter G. O’Connell Industry Advisory Board hosted its first Business Olympics in the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School auditorium.

Teams of business students were given the task to remediate and revitalize an abandoned building at 1305 S. South Strong Ave. in Copiague. Four teams of students – BizHub, Eagles on Wheels, Vovola and Revival – presented a variety of innovative ideas during their 10-minute presentations, followed by a five-minute question and answer session from judges.

Each team created a Google presentation, commercial for their business and promotional materials to present to the judges. Judges included Industry Advisory Board members from local community businesses, Copiague School District administrators and faculty and Copiague Board of Education members.

The winner was Team Revival for their gym/spa combination. This team included Kriyal Patel, Jeannie Guelee, Catherine Gonzales and Alexsandra Bugajczyk.

Lucky First-Graders Get Leprechaun Visit

Lucky First-Graders Get Leprechaun Visit Photo

First-graders in Katianne Howe’s class at Deauville Gardens West celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with hands-on art, math, reading and science activities.

The first-graders designed and created their own leprechaun traps. They displayed them the night before St. Patrick's Day, and when they came into school, they discovered small footprints and gold glitter around their traps. They received two letters from two leprechauns who visited the classroom and left gifts and gold for the students. 

Students read two St. Patrick’s Day poems and were visited by a mystery reader who read a St. Patrick’s Day story. They also made their own green slime. 

At the conclusion of the celebration, the students each received a bag of Lucky Charms cereal from a leprechaun and graphed the marshmallows in their cereal. 


Everett E. Newman III Resigns from Board of Education

Following 30 years of service to the Copiague community and its students, Copiague School District Board of Education trustee Everett E. Newman III submitted his resignation from the district, effective immediately. Mr. Newman, whose term expires June 30, 2019, is resigning to focus on his health.

For more than three decades, Mr. Newman has been a strong and thoughtful supporter of our schools, our students and our community. As the elder statesman on the board his kindness, knowledge and experience will be missed.

The Board of Education would like to thank Mr. Newman for his dedication and many years of service to the Copiague School District and wish him a speedy recovery.

Mr. Newman’s replacement will be voted on by the Copiague community during the annual budget vote and trustee election held on May 16. The individual who wins the seat will fill the remainder of his term.

Reading Madness Marches On


Third-graders in Colleen Garofola’s class at Deauville Gardens West are celebrating literacy with a “March Madness Tournament of Books.”
As a way to expose her students to different book genres, Ms. Garofola set up a March Madness-style bracket of different books for students to enjoy. Two books faced off  head-to-head to decide which one moves to the next round. The students created their own brackets based on the book title and cover.

In the first round (the Sweet 16), the class read the book jacket and voted on the book that advanced to the next bracket. In the Elite Eight and Final Four rounds, the students read excerpts of the book and chose a winner. In the championship round, students read “Wonder” and  “The One and Only Ivan” and will be choosing their champion by the end of the month.

A ‘Sea’ of Talent

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Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School presented its version of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from March 16-18. Performances took place in the high school auditorium.

Leading the cast were Jade Dickenson (Ariel); Kishaar Hodge (Sebastian); Lesly DeCastro (Prince Eric); Crystal Betz (Ursula); Amy Rodriguez (Flounder); Nick Favichia (Scuttle); Kyree Scott (Grimsby); and Alec Soltau (King Triton). 

The musical was produced and directed by teachers Michelle Budion and Gina Occhiogrosso with the support of the district’s Fine Arts Coordinator Jennifer Pierre-Louis. 


Celebrating Pi

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In observance of Pi Day, students in Melody Cesare’s math classes at Copiague Middle School participated in a celebration of the mathematical constant.

The middle schoolers began the class period by measuring round items and dividing that measurement by its diameter before competing in the annual recitation of Pi by memory challenge. Breaking the school record of 164 digits set in 2013, student Sean Moore recited 165 digits by memory, earning him a second-place finish. Setting the new school record with 171 digits, Sebastian Ortiz came in first place. The top three finishers received gift certificates donated by Pizza Express in Copiague.

Read A Shirt Day

Students and staff at Susan E. Wiley celebrated literacy by making March 24 “Read A Shirt” Day. Students and staff came to school dressed in their favorite sayings to encourage a love of reading.

Highlighting Copiague (video)

Enjoy this video put together by Board President Brian Sales for the 2017 Community Summit.

Third-Grade Weather Watchers Report Their Forecast

Third-Grade Weather Watchers Report Their Forecast

In conjunction with their lesson on weather, students in Kate Castellano and Megan Moore’s third-grade class at Deauville Gardens West took out their sunglasses, scarves, hats and umbrellas as they presented weather reports to their classmates on March 10. Each student acted as a weather forecaster, giving their five-day report on temperatures, what to wear, and how to prepare for the upcoming weather. Students also provided comment cards to their peers about what they liked most about their weather presentation.

Celebrating Community

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On March 18, the District hosted its annual Community Summit. The goal of the summit is to provide members of the community and elected officials an inside look into what is occurring within the District. This year’s theme, STEM In Our Schools, focused on the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

“The summit gives us an opportunity to share some of the things the Board has been doing, discuss some of the issues we face in the upcoming budget and to celebrate the success that we have had,” said Board of Education President Brian J. Sales.

During her State of the District, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon highlighted the many accomplishments of the students and staff, provided an update on the District’s capital projects and discussed the District’s finances. “Over the last several years, we have stayed under the New York State tax cap and our tax increases have averaged less than 2.4 percent per year. We continue to contain our costs and we have been conservatively budgeting so that we can maintain the programs and services we currently have. If we were to receive an increase in state aid, we would add to and expand our offerings, which would positively benefit our students,” said noted.

The summit also featured student musical performances, spotlights on elementary, middle and high school STEM programs and clubs and an introduction of the Class of 2017 top 10 students.

Working Their Way to Wellness


Students and their families at Great Neck Road showed off their fitness skills during a Family Fitness Night on March 9.

Strength training, aerobic workouts, flexibility and boxing skills were just some of the exercises in which students and families participated in throughout the evening as they rotated through different stations every 15 minutes. Trainers from Big Al’s Family Fitness in Amityville led the fitness stations, engaging participants in exercises such as a strength and conditioning course, team workout challenges and high-energy cardiovascular training routines.

After working out, attendees sampled some nutritious snacks courtesy of Good Eats Cafe in Amityville.

Winter Athletes Celebrate Achievements

Winter Athletes Celebrate Achievements

To celebrate the athletic accomplishments of its students, Copiague School District held its Winter Sports Awards Dinner on March 7 at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School. Sponsored by the Booster Club, student-athletes in boys bowling, girls bowling, girls basketball, boys basketball, step team, wrestling, boys track, girls track and cheerleading, were recognized for their dedication to their sports by coaches, Copiague School District administrators and members of the Board of Education.

Throughout the night, coaches praised the student-athletes for their success and distributed individual awards, including the Coaches’ Award, Most Improved and the MVP award, to worthy receipients. Nine Golden Eagle awards were presented to students from each team with the highest cumulative grade point average. This year, Melanie Garcia (girls bowling), Amorelle Penick (step team), Jonathan Gudel (boys bowling), Marvin Pineda Lobo (wrestling), Ashley Hudson (girls basketball), Jenna Langan (cheerleading), Jackson Bright (boys basketball), Mikayla Angel (girls track) and Peter Milillo (boys track) were recipients of the Golden Eagle awards.

Spirited Students Celebrate Seuss

Spirited Students Celebrate Seuss

In conjunction with their Pick A Reading Partner spirit week celebration, students at Deauville Gardens East recognized Dr. Seuss’ birthday/Read Across America Day on March 2 by dressing in hats, crazy hair and Dr. Seuss-themed attire.

Jumping Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Jumping Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Students at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School demonstrated their commitment to leading a heart-healthy lifestyle when they participated in the school’s Jump Rope for Heart program on March 6.

In conjunction with their unit on heart health, students participated in the school’s Jump Rope for Heart program during their respective physical education classes. The students jumped rope and rotated to four different stations geared toward increasing their heart rates, all in an effort to raise awareness for heart health and money for the American Heart Association.

Cocoa for a Cure

Cocoa for a Cure
The Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Varsity Club raised more $120 selling coffee, hot chocolate and bracelets for the American Heart Association during the school’s evening parent-teacher conferences on March 2.

A Night Under the Stars

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Dressed in their pajamas, equipped with their lanterns and ready to tell stories by the fire, students from Deauville Gardens West Elementary School participated in a literacy night “camp-in” on Feb. 28.

Along with their families, students came back to school in the evening to read and sing campfire songs, learn about constellations, and read the stars. They crafted binoculars and camping journals and ventured to the book fair in the cafeteria to conclude the event.

Lessons from a CEO

Business students at Walter G. O’Connell High School had a special guest speaker on March 2 when Mitchell Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods, visited the school to present a business seminar.

Modell spoke to business students about the history of his company, how it has grown and changed over the years, how it has adapted and how its business model works in the marketplace.
Modell also spoke to students about the company’s mission statement and its motto to listen, respect and respond. He spoke about garnering some real insight into his own company by participating in “Undercover Boss.” After his lecture, Modell opened the floor for a question and answer session for the business students who are currently taking classes such as marketing, fashion, entrepreneurship, computer skills, web design, and college and career planning.

Recognizing Teaching Excellence

Recognizing Teaching Excellence
Renee Locker, science chairperson at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, was honored on Feb. 27 with a Town of Babylon Excellence in Education Award.

An educator for more than 20 years, Locker became chairperson at the high school in 2010, when she started the science research program. She set out to develop a viable and competitive program, initiating grassroots fundamental science concepts as the basis of the program. Over the years, Locker has spent countless hours growing Copiague’s presence in the science community.

During her seven years at the helm of the science research program, the district has consistently achieved the highest honors at the Babylon Covanta Science Fair, Long Island Science Congress, Molloy College Science Fair and the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair. This school year, Copiague had two students honored as Siemens semifinalists.

Joining Together for Love of Literacy


Deauville Gardens West celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday/Read Across America Day on March 2 with themed activities centered on the famous author and his literary works. Students dressed in Dr. Seuss-themed clothing and hats and spent the afternoon partnering with reading buddies and sharing different Dr. Seuss books.

Honoring Women in Sports

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To commemorate National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Booster Club presented a plaque of recognition to Town of Babylon Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon, a past president and secretary of the Booster Club and a longtime supporter of the students in Copiague.

Gordon’s two children started playing in the Copiague Youth League in 1993. With the Booster Club, she traveled all over Long Island, supporting Copiague athletics programs. In 1984, she enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves, where she became a lieutenant colonel in 2007. In addition, Gordon has been involved in numerous organizations and was honored as a “Woman of Distinction” by the New York Senate in 2014.

Recognized for her many years of dedicated service and contributions to the students of the Copiague community, Gordon was honored during a halftime presentation of a girls varsity basketball game on Feb. 7.

Teamwork Is Tops at Susan E. Wiley

Teamwork Is Tops at Susan E. Wiley

Students at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School learned all about the importance of teamwork thanks to a visit from representatives of the New York Islanders hockey team on Feb. 28.

Representatives from the Islanders, along with their mascot Sparky the Dragon, spoke to students about the importance of teamwork and how working together, as either a class or a school, can accomplish more than doing it alone. To illustrate the concept, one student and one teacher had a race to dress in goalie equipment. The student had the assistance of his classmates, while the teacher tried to accomplish the task solo.

Students received folders and pencils from the New York Islanders and were also encouraged to register online for their “Blades for Grades” program, where earning good grades can score them two tickets to an Islanders game.

Recognizing Black History Month

Recognizing Black History Month

February was Black History Month and students at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School recognized the event with songs, dance performances and poetry during a Black History Month celebration in the auditorium on Feb. 28.

“Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future” was the theme for this year’s event. Led by students Cameren Jackson and Sarah St. Jean, the celebration kicked off with a performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by the Madrigal Choir.

Dance performance by the Copiague Lady Step team and Hip Hop Club reflected on the music from the past and the present. The jazz band performed a song by Duke Ellington and poems celebrating black history were presented throughout the celebration. All proceeds from the Black History Month celebration are donated to the security department scholarship fund.

DECA Members Head to States

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The DECA team from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School competed in DECA Regional Competition on Jan. 4 at Suffolk County Community College in Selden. The winners from that event will now compete at the state level from March 7-10 at the Rochester Convention Center against 2,500 students from across New York.

The district congratulates the DECA members who will be competing at the states in the following categories:

Tamia Brewer: Fashion
Jade Dickenson: Job Interview
Nick Hernandez: Job Interview
Ashley Hudson: Decision Making Marketing
Hanan Ismail: Wholesale Selling
Amira Kemp: Visual Advertising
Jenna Langdon: Decision Making Marketing
Mahogany Mason: Sales Demo
Amorelle Pennick: Public Speaking
Kyree Scott: Sales Demo
Lyndsey Wilson: Decision Making Marketing
Sophie Wilson: Wholesale Selling

Royals Step Out for the Ball

Royals Step Out for the Ball

It was a royal ball for elementary students and their families at the Prince and Princess Ball at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School on Feb. 17. This year’s theme was A Night in Paris Valentine’s Ball.

Dressed in their best attire, students posed for pictures in the photo booths set up at the entrance. Inside the Valentines-themed cafeteria, students connected with their friends to dance the night away. The princes and princesses also had a chance to dance and spend quality time with their “dates” as they enjoyed food, dancing and games.

All proceeds from the annual event go to the Corey Swinson Memorial Scholarship, awarded to Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School seniors.

Honesty Is Beautiful

Honesty Is Beautiful

Dressed in a rainbow of colors, the kindergarten classes at Deauville Gardens East highlighted the importance of honesty during their monthly character education assembly on Feb. 15.

Each month, the school chooses one character education trait to recognize. As a culminating activity, the students presented their “Honesty Is Beautiful” assembly featuring each kindergarten class reciting poems about honesty.

To recognize the importance of honesty, teachers use character education books and lessons for each grade level. Students who are caught showing off their good character trait receive a character counts card. In March, Deauville Gardens East will highlight courage.

Homework Center

Homework Center is available Tuesday through Friday in the morning from 7:00-7:40 a.m. and Monday through Thursday after school from 2:50-3:30 p.m. Middle school teachers supervise the program and late bus transportation is available for all eligible students. Families of students not eligible for the late bus are responsible for providing their child’s own transportation home.
If any parents/guardians have questions, please contact Mr. Gaudioso at 631-842-4011.

Celebrating 100 Days of Learning

Celebrating 100 Days of Learning

Dressed as if they were 100 years old, students at Deauville Gardens East and Great Neck Road elementary schools celebrated 100 days of school on Feb. 17. Donning their gray hair, glasses and canes, students spent the day engaged in different activities related to the number 100 such as creating posters filled with 100 different items.

Seniors, Students Connect for Valentine’s Tradition

Seniors, Students Connect for Valentine’s Tradition

In keeping with their annual tradition, members of the Middle School Builders Club, along with their adviser Maria Ostrofsky, traveled to the Tanner Park Senior Center for a Valentine’s celebration on Feb. 15.

During their visit, students created personalized Valentine’s Day cards for the seniors and hand-delivered the cards along with a rose. The seniors and students then spent some time on the dance floor, learning the moves to some of their favorite songs both new and old.

Fundraising Gets Sticky for Principal

Students at Susan E. Wiley showed their love for the fifth-grade booster club by duct taping their principal to the wall on Feb. 14. In a fundraising effort for the club, pieces of duct tape were sold for $1 to be used to tape Principal Cynthia Florio to the wall. The club raised $150.

Award-winning Posters, Essays Send Positive Messages


During the Feb. 13 Board of Education meeting, students were recognized for their winning entries in the annual Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Art Poster Contest and essay contest on religious freedom and diversity.

In front of family and friends, former Grand Knight Bob Waidler and members of the Our Lady of the Assumption Council of the Knights of Columbus awarded each student a certificate of participation and a gift certificate provided by the Knights. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon, Board of Education members, Coordinator of Fine Arts Jennifer Pierre-Louis and Copiague Middle School social studies teachers Kristin Alfarano and Andrea Hernandez were on hand to congratulate the winners.

The art poster winners were: Deauville Gardens East’s Tiana Newman (alcohol 8-11 group); Copiague Middle School’s Kenneth Tejada (alcohol 12-14 group); Copiague Middle School’s Denise Garcia (drugs 8-11 group); Copiague Middle School’s Cathrine Sakin (drugs 12-14 group); and Great Neck Road’s runner-up Kelvin Reyes-Verde.

The essay contest winners were Copiague Middle School seventh-graders Ileana Fernandez (first place), Richard Queensborough (second place) and Alex Iglesias (third place).

Good Decisions Go a Long Way for SADD Club

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At Great Neck Road, students are becoming ambassadors of good decision-making in their school.

The Students Against Destructive Decisions Club is currently made up of 17 fifth-grade students. The club focuses on keeping safe and making positive, healthy choices, such as wearing your seatbelt and saying no to tobacco and alcohol.  Students sign a contract pledging to make the right choices and also to spread these messages throughout their school and community.

The club also focuses on helping those in need, both locally and nationally. They work together on different fundraising projects throughout the year during their meetings. They are currently designing posters and campaigning their school to get involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program. Later this year, the club will work on creating dashboard critters for the seniors at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School to remind them to make safe choices each time they enter their vehicles.   

Nonfiction Study Brings Bio-Buddies to Life

Second-graders at Deauville Gardens East have been learning about nonfiction texts, most recently studying biography genres.

In addition to conducting independent reading, the students were introduced to biographies on seven historical leaders. The second-graders were tasked with choosing an inspiring person to research and creating a “bio-buddy” to look like the person. They included a timeline of the person’s life, a poem inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s “The Important Book” and facts about the person's life.
As students presented their bio-buddy to the class, classmates asked questions about how the inspirational person became famous and why they chose the person.

Celebrating Success in Copiague


Copiague School District administrators and Board of Education honored the outstanding achievements of students throughout the district during the Student Recognition Awards on Feb. 13 at Copiague Middle School.

Twice a year, Copiague School District recognizes the special accomplishments – both in and out of the classroom – by honoring these students in a special ceremony in front of their parents, friends and community.

Twenty-three students were selected for recognition:
Emily Krysiak (Deauville Gardens East)
Jahniyah Smallwood (Deauville Gardens East)
Jemuel Alexander (Deauville Gardens West)
Olivia Bucello (Deauville Gardens West)
Michal Antosiak (Great Neck Road)
Tianna Johnson (Great Neck Road)
Madison Aquafredda (Susan E. Wiley)
Michael Coto (Susan E. Wiley)
Elizabeth Garrovillas (Copiague Middle School)
Johnell Hankerson II (Copiague Middle School)
Brandon Maldonado (Copiague Middle School)
Yessica Ortiz Max (Copiague Middle School)
Semaya Robinson (Copiague Middle School)
Johnathan Rodas-Penaranda (Copiague Middle School)
Armani Santana (Copiague Middle School)
Mackenzie Scotti (Copiague Middle School)
Adela Guifarro Soto (Copiague Middle School)
Anguie Artola Huete (Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School)
Kacey Bilardi (Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School)
Kevin Buffolino (Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School)
Sophia Hall (Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School)
Jordy Hernandez Rivera (Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School)
Belen Morote (Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School)
Patrick Vega-Salinas (Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School)

Important Information for Middle School Parents


A Sea of Red

February 3 was National Wear Red Day and both students and staff at Susan E. Wiley and Great Neck Road elementary schools wore the color red to raise awareness and show support for the American Heart Association.

The AHA’s Go Red for Women Campaign helps raise awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. Through their collaborative efforts, more than $600 was raised for the organization.