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Superintendent's Message



Fall 2021

Dear Shoreham-Wading River Community,

As we welcome our students for the new school year, we continue on our path to empower them through engaging programs, healthy social-emotional choices and challenging learning environments.

At our Superintendent’s Conference Day, senior Mia Lombardi lent her talents by performing the national anthem. Mia has also been honored with two other students

by the New York State School Music Association. Several of our student-athletes have been named to Newsday’s Top High Athletes List – Max Barone, Will Devall, Anthony Giordano, Emily Herr, GraceAnn Leonard and Tim McQueeney. We congratulate them and we look forward to seeing all of our student-athletes on the fields and in the gyms bringing home the pride. The entire Shoreham-Wading River School District thanks the recent retirees who spent many years educating students in the District. Shoreham-Wading River High School science teacher Dr. Christine Rubenstein, the guidance department’s MaryJean Carlson, Albert G. Prodell Middle School teaching assistant Patti Lembo, home and careers teacher Regina Ristau, special education teacher Glenn Kobrin, Wading River School teacher Frank Uchman and Miller Avenue School kindergarten teacher Joan Jacobs were lauded by building principals for the combined decades of years of service.

This year, we are pleased to offer universal pre-kindergarten for Shoreham-Wading River families. The tuition-free program offered through federal and state grant funding takes place at St. Anselm’s Academy in Shoreham. It is another opportunity for dozens of local families to have the advantage of an early learning experience that promotes social, emotional, cognitive and literacy skills.

As always, we are grateful for our administrators, Board of Education members, educators and support staff who continuously strive to help our students achieve their highest potential. We look forward to a year of more successes, more stories to share and more reasons to be proud members of the Shoreham-Wading River school community.

Gerard Poole
Superintendent of Schools