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Susan E. Wiley Elementary School

Scudder Avenue
Copiague, New York 11726
(631) 842-4014
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Principal: Cynthia Florio
Assistant Principal: Janine Proulx


(Grades K-2) 9:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
(Grades 3-5) 9:05 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Students: 797
Faculty: 63

Susan E. Wiley Elementary School's highly qualified teachers and support staff are dedicated to teaching students the skills necessary to think critically and act responsibly. The school houses approximately 795 kindergarten through fifth-grade students who participate in valuable educational experiences that revolve around developing peer relationships and enhancing the school community.

The mission of the staff at Susan E. Wiley is to create a nurturing environment that will foster in every student a love for learning that will enable them to develop the analytical and critical-thinking skills needed to succeed in society. At Susan E. Wiley students can take advantage of a variety of experiences including a STEM program, before- and after-school academic assistance programs, intramural sports, student clubs and organizations, and many other programs dedicated to helping students explore their potential.


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Current News

Board of Education Appoints Officers

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Copiague School District’s Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting on July 7. Brian J. Sales was unanimously elected and sworn in to serve as president of the board of education for his third consecutive term in that seat. Kenneth Urban and Anthony S. Pepe were elected and sworn in to serve as vice president and second vice president, respectively. District Clerk Mary Ellen Ruppert swore in the board officials.

Michael Higgins and Ledy Torres were each elected to three-year seats on the board of education in May. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon was also sworn in during the meeting.

Copiague Bids Farewell to Retirees

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Copiague School District administrators and Board of Education members recognized the faculty and staff members who will be retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 school year during the June 21 board of education meeting.

Copiague School District’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon, board of education members, district administrators and department chairs offered their congratulations to the 13 retirees, who have close to 350 years of combined service to the district. Retiring at the end of the school year are:

Brenda Bryant, security guard/resource officer, Copiague Middle School, 23 years
James Cleary, English teacher, Copiague Middle School, 18 years
Robert Clemens, custodial worker, Copiague Middle School, 25 years
Nickie Fradelos, cook, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, 34 years
Angela Rodriguez-Greaves, social worker, Deauville Gardens East/West, 23 years
Elaine Remstein, elementary teacher, Great Neck Road, 30 years
Karen Sheridan, assistant superintendent for student services, district, 19 years
Christine Sklar, speech teacher, Copiague Middle School, 20 years
Antoinette Spencer, physical education teacher, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, 23 years
Susan Weisenseel, senior office assistant, district, 21 years
John Williams , science teacher, Copiague Middle School, 21 years
Valarie Williams, speech teacher, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, 33 years
John Young, science teacher, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, 20 years

Bright Futures Ahead for Wiley Fifth Graders

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The fifth graders in Ms. Harned’s class at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School have a bright future ahead of them at Copiague Middle School next year. As a culminating writing activity, the students prepared essays about their future goals, college and career paths and where they see their futures taking them. Their essays were titled, “The Future’s So Bright,” and the students colored self-portraits in sunglasses.

Fun Designs for Father’s Day

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The third grade students in Ms. Gaertner’s class at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School are showing the male figures in their life how much they mean to them this Father’s Day. The class worked on creating Father’s Day cards – made in the shape of a tie – with designs like toolboxes, outer space and fun stripes that were filled with messages of love and appreciation.

Beautiful Butterfly Creations

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Susan E. Wiley Elementary School student-artists are working on their butterfly creations during art class with Ms. Daly. Third grade students learned about symmetry and art as they created butterflies. The second grade students used shapes and colors to design their butterflies in art class.

High-Flying Kites at Susan E. Wiley

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Fifth graders in Ms. Harned’s class at Susan E. Wiley Elementary School recently completed a three-dimensional kite project during their art classes with Ms. Daly. Students painted blue skylines and then created different patterns for their kites. After cutting out the patterns, they glued them on foam boards and attached them to their paintings to create a three-dimensional effect of the kites flying high in the air.