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Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School

 

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1100 Dixon Avenue
Copiague, New York 11726
(631) 842-4010
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Principal: Joseph M. Agosta
Assistant Principals: Jonathan Cutolo, Janine Proulx, Francis Salazar

 

Hours: 7:40 a.m. to 2:23 p.m.
Students: 1,507
Faculty and Staff: 200

 

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.

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Current News

Copiague Hosts Tournament of Bands

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On Sept. 26, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School hosted the Tournament of Bands for the first time in two years. The day saw 13 bands returning to competition including: Copiague, Walt Whitman, Division Avenue, Lindenhurst, Roslyn, Mineola, Brentwood, Hicksville, Sachem, Malverne, Huntington, Midland Park and Floral Park high schools. The event attracted more than 1,000 people and was a great sense of pride for the district and community. “It was so great to be making music again with these kids; we’re so excited for the season ahead,” said Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School band director Eric Dobmeier.

Copiague Band Marches to First Place

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On Sept. 19, after more than 600 days since competing last, the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School marching band returned to the field to compete at the New York State Field Band Conference show at Brentwood High School. The band took first place in the large school 3 category, beating out Hicksville and Walt Whitman high schools. The Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School marching band hosted their home show on Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.

Student-Musician Named All-State Alternate

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Student-musician Alice Sztabinski from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School has been selected to participate in New York State School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival. She was chosen as an alternate for band/flute. The NYSSMA winter conference is scheduled to take place in Rochester in early December. Sztabinski is pictured with (from left) Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Principal Joseph Agosta, band director Eric Dobmeier and Coordinator of Fine Arts Jennifer Ross-Troise.

Copiague Remembers 9/11

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Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School paid tribute to the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 with a memorial in the front entrance of the school. In remembrance of those who lost their lives, the display featured an iron cross from the World Trade Center and New York City Police Department and New York City Fire Department gear. Two helmets – 161 from the Lindenhurst Fire Department and 523 from the Copiague Department – were also on display. The American flag at the memorial flew on Sept. 11, 2001 at Assistant Principal Jonathan Cutolo’s firehouse. Two floral arrangements were donated by members of the school’s administrative team.

Copiague Appoints New Director of Guidance

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Copiague School District appointed Sabrina Meehan director of guidance, effective July 1. Ms. Meehan replaces James McCabe who now serves as the assistant superintendent for student services for the district.

Prior to coming to Copiague, Ms. Meehan served as the supervisor of counseling services in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District since 2016. She previously worked was the director of guidance and counseling programs in the South Country School District and as a school counselor at Harborfields High School.

Ms. Meehan holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hofstra University. She holds a master’s degree in school counseling and an advanced graduate certificate from LIU Post.

“I am honored to serve as the director of guidance in the Copiague School District and look forward to working closely with the talented K-12 staff, students and families within our schools,” Ms. Meehan said. “It is clear during my first few months in this role that the focus of the district is to provide each and every student with the tools and support needed to achieve excellence within our schools and beyond.”

Freshmen, Sophomores Tour Building During Orientation

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Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School welcomed members of its ninth and 10th grade classes for orientation day on Aug. 26. During two sessions, the incoming freshmen and sophomores picked up their schedule, tested out their lockers and walked through the building to find their classrooms.

Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Principal Joseph Agosta welcomed students into the building, while members of the guidance department distributed schedules and locker assignments. The high school administrative team was on hand to answer any questions and guide the students through their building tours. Students reconnected with their classmates and geared up for the start of the school year.

Bustling with Excitement for Start of the New School Year

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Excitement filled the air as the Copiague School District students made their way into the buildings for the start of the 2021-2022 school year on Sept. 2. The district’s youngest students were accompanied off their buses and guided to their classrooms. Administrators were front and center at the buildings to welcome the students back. The sixth and ninth graders quickly got acquainted with their new buildings and schedules as well. Students reconnected with their classmates and built new friendships as well. As the day went on, students eased into their new schedules and routines and settled in for a productive year ahead.

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