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Musical Collaboration

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Mr. Genua from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School and Ms. Davidson from Susan E. Wiley Elementary School did a collaborative project using SoundTrap with their electronic music and general music classes. Each elementary student was paired up with a high school “pen pal” who gave them comments and helpful suggestions on their work. In February, the students came together via Google Meet to share their projects.

Date Added: 3/23/2023

Little Shop of Horrors

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Some scenes of our talented students in the high school production of "Little Shop of Horrors." There's still two more opportunities to see them perform on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the high school.

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Date Added: 3/17/2023

Community Gathers in Memory of Longtime Coach

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Copiague School District honored the legacy of longtime wrestling coach and physical education teacher Anthony Cipriano during a dedication of the wrestling room named in his honor on March 10. Board of education members, administrators, family, friends, colleagues, student-athletes and community members gathered together to remember the late coach.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon and Copiague School District’s director of physical education and athletics William Bennett welcomed guests to the dedication ceremony and thanked both the Copiague community and the wrestling community for their support.

Wrestling coach and teacher Darwin Ryan addressed the audience and spoke about how the community has come together for one another during the past year. “The community has been so supportive and has opened their hearts and arms to us,” he said. “We all recognize that one man alone cannot replace Coach Cip. And we have all picked up the pieces and carried his legacy on.”

In addition to the sign in the wrestling room, signage also hangs outside in the hallway for anyone who walks past the doors. Coach Cipriano’s mother cut the official ribbon as guests entered the newly named wrestling room. In memory of Coach Cipriano, the Copiague Booster Club gifted a jacket in his memory and Susan E. Wiley Elementary School Principal Cynthia Florio unveiled a bench that will be placed outside the school in his honor.

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Date Added: 3/17/2023

Winter Athletes Honored in Copiague

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Honoring the hard work of its student-athletes both on and off the field, Copiague School District held its annual winter sports awards for its varsity athletes at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School on March 7. Sponsored by the Copiague Booster Club, the awards recognize their athletic and academic accomplishments.

Coaches, central office administrators and Copiague School District’s Board of Education members congratulated athletes from girls bowling, boys bowling, girls basketball, girls winter track, boys basketball, boys winter track and wrestling teams.

Coaches called athletes up front to be recognized and celebrated for both their individual and team achievements during the season. They also distributed individual awards, including the Coaches’ Award, Most Improved and the MVP award, to worthy receipients.

Seven Golden Eagle awards were presented to students from each team with the highest cumulative grade point average. This year, Shenn Barredo (girls bowling), Andrew Falco (boys bowling), Edison Peguero Rosario (wrestling), Claire Alexandre Quinones (girls basketball), Richard Reyes (boys basketball), Kemmora Simmons (girls track) and Ethan Zheng (boys track) were recipients of the Golden Eagle awards.

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Date Added: 3/16/2023

Creative Creatures Come to Life in Copiague

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Third grade student-artists in Mrs. Embleton’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School used markers, patterns and their imagination to design their own creative creatures. Students in Mrs. Layden’s workshop class at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School put their newly learned sewing skills to the test by recreating the drawings into three-dimensional works of art.

The high schoolers then created adoption certificates for each of the dolls so the younger students could take their creations home. On March 2, students from Deauville Gardens East were able to see their creations turned to life thanks to several students from Walter G. O’Connell High School.

Ms. Embleton set up a nursey for the third grade students to adopt their creative creature. Additional stuffed creatures were also designed and created to be donated to Deauville Garden East School’s counselors to assist students in their social/emotional learning.

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Date Added: 3/14/2023