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Points of Pride 2018-2019

  • For successful completing the requirements of Advanced Placement courses and excelling on the exams, a total of 64 students from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School – current and Class of 2018 graduates – have received AP Scholar Awards.

  • Four students-musicians from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School have been selected to participate in the New York State School Music Association’s All State Ensembles in Rochester from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2. The district congratulates the following students: Kyree Scott (tenor I, mixed chorus); Allison Reyes (alto II, mixed chorus); Andy Szabo (bass I, mixed chorus); and Darley Senat (soprano I, mixed chorus).

  • Copiague was one of seven districts to receive back to school supplies thanks to United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus. A bus full of supplies pulled up to the district’s administrative building on the morning of Sept. 7 and was packed with boxes of school supplies for district students.

Points of Pride 2017-2018

  • The district congratulates the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School graduating Class of 2018 top 10 students: Alexandra Saczawa (valedictorian); Samantha Sanchez (salutatorian); Kelly Cheung (third); Osazuwa Eghafona (fourth); Ivan Gonzales (fifth); Davina Smith (sixth); Jennifer Lopez-Fernandez (seventh); Telisa Washington (eighth); Belen Morote (ninth); and Giuseppe Dattolo (10th). 

  • The College Board recognized 65 current students and Class of 2017 graduates as Advanced Placement Scholars.

  • Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School student Taylor Sharpe-Adams was selected to New York State School Music Association’s All-State Chorus as an alternate. 

  • Ten juniors and seniors from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School were selected to 2017 Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Division IV Ensembles for the fall. These students performed in concert with their chosen ensembles on Nov. 17 at Hauppauge High School. 

  • United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus delivered more than 75 boxes filled with school supplies for Copiague students. Members of the middle school’s Builders Club helped unload, sort and distribute the boxes.

  • Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School educators Jean Ann Crespo and Nicholas Lorenzen were named Master Teachers by Gov. Cuomo’s office.

  • Two students from Susan E. Wiley Elementary School were named winners in the Town of Babylon’s Veterans Awareness Week Essay contest. Fourth-grader Devin Trinca was awarded first place and a $100 gift card for his essay. Third-grader Hunter Legette took second place and received a $75 gift card for his submission.

  • The students, staff and administrators at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School started a chain reaction of kindness in their school, local community and beyond, thanks to Rachel’s Challenge.

  • Members of the Copiague Middle School Ecology Club were recognized for their cleanup efforts in their local community. Through the Town of Babylon Adopt-A-Highway program, the club has adopted Taylor Avenue – the road next to their school and administrative offices – and pledged to keep it litter-free.

  • In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School volleyball team and Varsity Club teamed up to raise money for the cause. On Oct. 11, the two organizations held a pink pumpkin fundraiser and bake sale and raised more than $700 to donate to the Side-Out Foundation. 

  • Members of the Knights of Columbus Council 9267 presented an award to Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School ninth-grader Kenneth Tejada. Tejada was named the winner for his submission in the Knights of Columbus’ annual poster contest for alcohol awareness in the 12-14 age group. 

  • Copiague Middle School sixth-graders attended the sixth semiannual antibullying campaign conference at Hofstra University on Oct. 18. The sixth-grade students listened to guest speakers who discussed a range of topics on bullying. They also attended a workshop/breakout session where they discussed different ideas to bring back to their school.

  • Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School clubs came together to support victims of Hurricane Maria on Oct. 20. The school held a Zumba fundraiser thanks to the efforts of members of the Conciencia Latina, Key Club, S.O.U.L, Spanish Club, Madrigals and Global Ambassadors. The clubs sold food, water and tickets and collected canned foods and other essentials for donation. They also conducted different activities throughout the evening. The event raised $3,415 for the Hispanic Federation Fund-UNIDOS Hurricane Relief Fund.

  • Third-graders in Kaileen Spadaro’s class at Great Neck Road Elementary School remembered local heroes for Veterans Day. The class crafted cards and wrote letters to veterans, thanking them for their service using descriptive vocabulary words such as protective, caring, helpful, fearless, courageous and fighter. The cards were delivered to veterans at Broadlawn Manor Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center in Amityville. 

  • In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the Copiague Middle School Builders Club walked at the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Jones Beach, where they raised $2,709 to be donated to the American Cancer Society.