1100 Dixon Avenue
Copiague, New York 11726
Principal: Joseph M. Agosta
Assistant Principals: Tamika Eason, Jonathan Cutolo, Bradley Reminick, Jonathan Krawchuk
Hours: 7:40 a.m. to 2:23 p.m.
The educational program at Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School is designed to meet the needs of every student through a unique variety of course offerings and support programs. The diversity of the school's student population enriches all who enter its doors and is one of the school community's greatest strengths. The faculty and staff of Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School believe that a student's high school education is the most important four years of a student's life.
The school serves approximately 1,600 students in grades nine through twelve. Through outstanding academic opportunities, support programs, and counseling, each student is constantly encouraged to reach his/her full potential. Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School has instituted a successful all-Regents program, an in-school and after-school remediation program, Advanced Placement courses in all disciplines, and offers a wide variety of elective courses such as drama, sports and entertainment marketing, and criminal justice.
Students in Louise Curci’s fashion class at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School are showing off their creativity by designing and creating their own do-it-yourself projects, including shoes, jackets, jeans and more. The class will be displaying these items throughout the semester.
Twenty-six student-musicians will represent Copiague at the 2018 Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Music Festival in March. Each of these students received outstanding scores on their performance at the NYSSMA solo and ensemble evaluation festivals last May.
Selection to the All-County band and chorus is the highest honor for a student in grades 5-10. The district congratulates the following students:
From the district’s elementary schools, Alexa Gourdette (flute) was chosen from Deauville Gardens East; Alyson Tenebro (flute) from Deauville Gardens West; and Daniella Jimenez (trumpet) from Great Neck Road.
From Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, student-musicians selected include: Joshua Archer (chorus); Priscilla Bisono (chorus); Ladrea Buffaloe (chorus); Jamila Jackson (chorus); Jaime Kister (Bb clarinet); Cecilia Libertella (chorus); Jonah Ramdas (chorus); Allison Reyes; Denison Rosa (chorus); Andrew Szabo (chorus); and Abigail Webb (chorus).
From Copiague Middle School, the following students were selected: Jacqueline Balzano (chorus); Jennifer Calderon (baritone); Christa Fanizza (flute); Sophia Gonzalez (alto saxophone); Angeni Hernandez (flute); Tierra Jones (chorus); Kelsey Marte (chorus); Adrianna Michal (flute); Philip Popielarz (baritone); Kemmora Simmons (trumpet); Qbar Velasquez (trombone); and Sadia Velasquez (Bb clarinet).
The top 20 students in the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Class of 2018 were honored for their outstanding academic achievements during a special luncheon held in the cafeteria on Jan. 26.
Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Principal Joseph Agosta welcomed Copiague School District administrators, board of education members, faculty, students and parents for the celebration. “I would like to thank all of you and especially the parents for being your child’s lifelong teacher,” he said. “Thank you for your involvement, encouragement and support of your top 20 student.”
Mr. Agosta also addressed the invited teachers in attendance, who were all chosen by each individual student for the impact, support and knowledge they have bestowed upon them. “The connections you have made with our students, both in and out of the classroom, have not gone unnoticed.”
To the students, Agosta implored them to remember their roots in Copiague. “Challenge yourself to be a great person,” he said. “Surround yourself with people who want you to be a better person. Remember the values, pride and sense of community the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School community has given you.”
After a brief introduction on each top 20 student’s accomplishments, activities and future academic plans, the students took to the podium to recognize their teacher and the impact he or she has had on their life.
The district congratulates the top 20 students (in order beginning with No. 20): Nathanya Thelusma; Kyria Moore; Adrian Tavarez; Marynee Mendez; Rachel Korba; Isabella Gilbert; Nayeli Pena; Katherine Kammer; Andy DeJesus Hernandez; Mariana Espinoza; Giuseppe Dattolo; Belen Morote; Telisa Washington; Jennifer Lopez-Fernandez; Davina Smith; Ivan Gonzales; Osazuwa Eghafona; Kelly Cheung; Samantha Sanchez (salutatorian); and Alexandra Saczawa (valedictorian).
Copiague School District’s Board of Education recognized 27 students from the district’s six schools during a special ceremony held at Copiague Middle School on Jan. 22.
The student recognition awards are presented twice a year to students for their noteworthy accomplishments. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon noted how the awards are an honor and distinction given to a small group of students. Appearing in front of parents, friends, community and the board of education is a distinction, she added.
The district congratulates the following students for their achievements:
Deauville Gardens East Elementary School – Abraham Mamoon and Anthony Zeno Garcia
Deauville Gardens West Elementary School – Dennis Romero Maldonado and Julianna Sakin
Great Neck Road Elementary School – Sandra Jakowanis, Jada Lopez, Meraysia Owens and Irie Waterbury
Susan E. Wiley Elementary School – Selvin Guzman Salmeron and Jael Montez
Copiague Middle School – Yandel De la Cruz Estevez, Joshua Flores Milla, Michael Mais III, Anaya Preza Luna, Nicholas Ramos and Kuba Szulejko
Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School – Yarlin Avilez-Ortez, Kacey Bilardi, Owen Donohue, Stacy Espinal Perez, Nicholas Favichia, Georgia Formes, Isabella Gilbert, Kayla Madden, Yamilex Quiroz Vargas, Taylor Sharpe-Adams and Kily Zambrano
The DECA Club from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School participated in the annual DECA regional competition at Suffolk County Community College on Jan. 3. Eight Copiague students qualified for the New York State competition by placing in the top 10 in their respective events.
The district congratulates the following students who will be participating in New York State competition:
Brianna Batista: Visual Advertising
Sergio Beltran: Decision Making Marketing
Jackson Bright: Sales Demo
Jarrett David: Business Services Marketing
Kianna Joyner: Wholesale Selling
Messiah Reid: Job Interview
Kenia Rodriguez: Wholesale Selling
Kyree Scott: Wholesale Selling
HS Musical 7pm
HS Booster Club Meeting 6pm
PTA Council Meeting 6:30pm
HS PTSA Meeting 7:30pm
Road to College Junior Parent/Students Evening 7pm