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Honor a Teacher

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

Read A Shirt Day

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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.

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.





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.





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.




Fundraising Gets Sticky for Principal

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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

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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).





A Sea of Red

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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.