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Superintendent's Message



Winter 2024

Dear Shoreham-Wading River Community,

As I consider the school year to date and the many courses, activities, events and opportunities for our students, I am grateful to be a part of a community that works together for the success of all our students. There are so many exciting things happening in our schools this year. I am pleased to highlight recent projects that are only possible with the ongoing support and collaboration of the Shoreham-Wading River community. The new additions and renovations to our high school are places of pride and school spirit. These important venues will all support students' health, wellness, artistic and vocational skills in the years to come.

Our staff continues to be an amazing asset for our students. Recently, our entire special education department was recognized by the Riverhead News Review as the “Educator of the Year” for all their efforts in providing a compassionate, high-quality education for our students. The efforts of our music department staff have led to over 100 students being selected to participate in the Suffolk County Music Educators Honors ensembles. Our staff has created new opportunities for civic learning and environmental studies. Our elementary teachers are leading the way in developing a new elementary Social Studies curriculum for the region. Once again with our staff’s support, our high school is a NYSPHAA School of Distinction due to the academic successes of our athletes.

As we reflect this year on our 50th anniversary, I believe the founders of our District would be proud to know that the spirit of innovation, unity and progress is alive and well.


Mr. Gerard W. Poole
Superintendent of Schools