Shoreham-Wading River High School (Gr. 9-12)

Daniel Holtzman, Principal
631-821-8264

Kevin Vann, Assistant Principal
631-821-8133

Dr. Rebecca Chowske, Director of ELA/Social Studies/World Languages
631-821-8135

Mark Passamonte, Athletic Director
631-821-8132

Amy Meyer, Director of STEM
631-821-8111

Main Office - 821-8140

Attendance Office - 821-8136

Athletic Office - 821-8132

250A Route 25A (Click Here for Directions)
Shoreham, NY 11786
Hours: 7:20 a.m.–2:05 p.m.



 

School News Update

2015-2016 Senior Privilege Letter

2015-2016 Parking Packet

Code of Conduct Sign-off Sheet

Click here to order Graduation Photos
 
2015-16 AP/Honors Summer Assignments
 
Redesigned SAT PowerPoint Presentation
 
Grade 9 & 10 Summer Reading Letter
Incoming tenth graders can pick up their summer reading book in the high school lobby Thursday morning, June 18. Additional copies will be available in the Main Office throughout the summer.
 
High School Field Testing Parent Letter

2015-2016 HS Sports Physicals: All students planning to participate in a sport next school year must have a physical. The school physician will be here on 5/7, 5/15, 5/26 and 6/3/15 to conduct physicals. Students should sign up in advance with the nurse. 
 
Summer School Information 2015
 
Naviance Information for Parents
 
Social Media Letter to Parents
 
Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Val: Spring Yu
Sal: Madison Dwyer

 
Junior Family Night Presentation
 
Financial Aid Presentation (1/7/15)
 
8th Grade Transition Night (1/7/15)
 
Department of Health Heroin Letter
 
EV-D68 Virus Information
 
Food and Drink on District Buses Letter
 
AP Scholars 2014
 
2014-15 Bus Schedule
 
Response Hotline for parents/students
 
Social Host Law Information
 
PTSA Membership Form
PTSA Letter to Parents
 
 Facebook Suicide Prevention Information
http://www.thinkdigit.com/Internet/Facebooks-new-tool-allows-users-to-report_8193.html
http://www.peersnet.org/action-alerts/props-cnn-reporting-google-facebook-suicide-prevention
 


Principal's Message

September/October 2015

Dear Parents and Students:

I would like to welcome you back to the 2015-16 school year! I hope all our students had an opportunity to enjoy their summer and prepare for the rewarding and challenging time ahead. With every September comes a time for students to reflect on accomplishments and what can be done to improve upon their performance moving forward. This is also an opportunity for students to recognize that setting high expectations for themselves will prepare them for the increasing number challenges that await them.

While we move forward with the implementation the Common Core State Standards and examine our teaching and assessment practices, I ask that parents continue to work collaboratively with the school in understanding what students are expected to learn and what skills they are to acquire. In doing so, we can collectively reinforce the importance of our students’ high school education and provide the needed support and guidance to achieve their scholastic goals. You are encouraged to contact your child’s teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator with questions and concerns as they arise. The sooner your concerns are addressed, the more efficient we can be in providing assistance.

A newly implemented component in its’ third year is Home Base (advisory), which aims to develop the whole individual. The philosophy is based on the research that students are more likely to succeed with a strong network of support within the school. At the heart of the program is the student’s relationship with the advisor and his or her Home Base group; cultivated throughout the student’s four years of high school. The advisor and students will meet for 18 minutes between periods 4 and 5 each day. (Class periods are 40 minutes, with 3 minutes passing time.) The time was purposefully chosen to provide students with an opportunity to step-back, talk, and refocus before starting the second-part of their school day.

During this past summer we have hired several new staff members (Math, Social Studies, English, World Languages, Science, and English). We are confident that they will challenge our students to strive to fulfill their academic potential.  As in the past, we will continue to provide our students with a positive educational experience that includes many extra and co-curricula experiences. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these learning opportunities the district offers to make them a more-well-rounded student.

As always, extra help will be available for those students who are in need of such services. A schedule of time and days will be posted on the web site and in each classroom.

For our students’ convenience, our high school library will be available during their free periods and the North Shore Public Library is available after school hours. Students are reminded that parking on campus is a senior privilege. Only those students in the 12th grade holding a senior license are currently permitted to obtain a parking permit. In the spring, when the juniors obtain their full, senior license, can they request a parking permit (first-come, first-serve).

If you have not done so already, I ask that you please obtain your log-on information to utilize the parent portal.

I look forward to seeing everyone at our school events and wish all of our students a positive and successful school year.

Sincerely,

Dan Holtzman
Principal


Shoreham-Wading River Central School District
Friday, August 28, 2015