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Points of Pride

  • 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.


Points of Pride

 

  • Prior to its regular business meeting on Jan. 25, the Board of Education hosted honored the accomplishments of 27 outstanding students throughout the District who stood out amongst their peers.

  • At the 2016 DECA Regional Competition, nine members of the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School DECA Club received first-place.

  • Mikaiya Moore, a senior at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School and captain of the girls’ varsity basketball team, joined an elite group of seven female athletes who have scored 1,000 points or more while on the Copiague girls’ varsity basketball team.

  • Thirty-three student-musicians were selected for the 2016 Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Music Festival.

  • Jeanie Mullins, a third-grade teacher at Great Neck Road Elementary was among 14 educators honored by the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technology.

  • Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students continue to achieve academic excellence in the classroom and on exams while enrolled in the district’s most challenging courses of study. As a result of this commitment, the College Board recognized 48 current students and Class of 2015 graduates as Advanced Placement Scholars.

  • Class of 2016 Top 10: Dawn Gioia, Valedictorian; Karla Lopez, Salutatorian; Adrian Chochorek, Third; Marcus Weeks, Fourth; Kasandra Hanson, Fifth; Maegan Tosun, Sixth; Patricia Estevez, Seventh; Ethan Taveras, Eighth; Axel Pineda-Portillo, Ninth; and Joshua Mohan, Tenth.

  • Eleven students from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School have been selected to perform in the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education’s annual All-County concert.

  • Three talented Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School student-musicians were selected to perform in the prestigious New York State School Music Association All-State concerts, with three additional students chosen as alternates.

  • Nataly Almanzar, a ninth-grade student at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, has been awarded the state prize in the 12-14 age group for her poster submission into the Knights of Columbus-sponsored Alcohol and Drug Abuse Awareness Poster Contest.

  • Walter G. O’Connell High School seniors Dawn Gioia and Steven Szabo were presented with the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Suffolk Zone Physical Education Leadership Award.

  • Great Neck Road Elementary School and Susan E. Wiley Elementary School hosted individual Veteran’s Day Celebrations to honor local veterans. During the events, veterans were treated to special musical performances, viewed video presentations and listened to original student poems and writing pieces.

  • Students throughout the district participate in various community service projects and activities such as toy, clothing and food drives, hosting special presentations for local veterans, write cards and create decorations for local medical centers and create care packages for troops overseas.


Points of Pride

 

  • Six Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students received Honorable Mention in the Photographer’s Forum Contest, an international photo contest sponsored annually by Photographer’s Forum Magazine and Nikon.

  • Four students were deemed winners in the annual Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Art Poster Contest.

  • Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School sophomore Messiah Reid made school history by becoming the first Copiague Key Club member to be elected Division 2 Lieutenant Governor.

  • At the DECA State Competition, one student earned third-pace, one student received fourth-place and four students were awarded gold medals.

  • Skylah McBean-Adams, a senior at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, received the Venettes Cultural Workshop Youth Leadership Award and the Mothers Club of Wheatley Heights Youth Leadership Award.

  • Copiague Middle School students Kiara Bennett and Nicole Hernandez presented their mathematics research at the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair at Suffolk County Community College.

  • Prior to its regular business meeting on Jan. 25, the Board of Education hosted honored the accomplishments of 27 outstanding students throughout the District who stood out amongst their peers.

  • At the 2016 DECA Regional Competition, nine members of the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School DECA Club received first-place.

  • Mikaiya Moore, a senior at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School and captain of the girls’ varsity basketball team, joined an elite group of seven female athletes who have scored 1,000 points or more while on the Copiague girls’ varsity basketball team.

  • Thirty-three student-musicians were selected for the 2016 Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Music Festival.

  • Jeanie Mullins, a third-grade teacher at Great Neck Road Elementary was among 14 educators honored by the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technology.

  • Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students continue to achieve academic excellence in the classroom and on exams while enrolled in the district’s most challenging courses of study. As a result of this commitment, the College Board recognized 48 current students and Class of 2015 graduates as Advanced Placement Scholars.

  • Class of 2016 Top 10: Dawn Gioia, Valedictorian; Karla Lopez, Salutatorian; Adrian Chochorek, Third; Marcus Weeks, Fourth; Kasandra Hanson, Fifth; Maegan Tosun, Sixth; Patricia Estevez, Seventh; Ethan Taveras, Eighth; Axel Pineda-Portillo, Ninth; and Joshua Mohan, Tenth.

  • Eleven students from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School have been selected to perform in the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education’s annual All-County concert.

  • Three talented Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School student-musicians were selected to perform in the prestigious New York State School Music Association All-State concerts, with three additional students chosen as alternates.

  • Nataly Almanzar, a ninth-grade student at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, has been awarded the state prize in the 12-14 age group for her poster submission into the Knights of Columbus-sponsored Alcohol and Drug Abuse Awareness Poster Contest.

  • Walter G. O’Connell High School seniors Dawn Gioia and Steven Szabo were presented with the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Suffolk Zone Physical Education Leadership Award.

  • Great Neck Road Elementary School and Susan E. Wiley Elementary School hosted individual Veteran’s Day Celebrations to honor local veterans. During the events, veterans were treated to special musical performances, viewed video presentations and listened to original student poems and writing pieces.

  • Students throughout the district participate in various community service projects and activities such as toy, clothing and food drives, hosting special presentations for local veterans, write cards and create decorations for local medical centers and create care packages for troops overseas.