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

Main Office (631) 821-8140 / Fax: (631) 821-8145
Attendance (631) 821-8136

Nurse (631) 821-8170
Athletics (631) 821-8132

Frank Pugliese, Principal

Daniel Ackerman, Assistant Principal
(631) 821-8133

John Holownia, Assistant Principal
(631) 821-8133

Nicole Waldbauer, Director of Humanities
(631) 821-8202

Dr. Joseph Paolicelli, Director of STEM
(631) 821-8202

Mark Passamonte, Athletic Director
(631) 821-8132

Tracy Von Eschen, Director of Special Education and PPS
(631) 821-8114

Peter Esposito, Director of Technology
(631) 821-8115

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

USA eagle seal with text: US Department of Education - National Blue Ribbon School - 2019 USA eagle seal with text: US Department of Education - National Blue Ribbon School - 1987-1988

Award badge: Best High Schools - US News & World Report - National, 2019 Award badge: Supporting Academic Excellence & College Eligibility

National Honor Society

National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that recognizes high schoolers that meet high academic standards along with supporting criteria of leadership, service and character.  At SWR, juniors having a weighted cumulative high school GPA of 90 or above after the second marking period are then invited to apply to become a member of our NHS chapter.  If at that point in their junior year students do not have a 90 GPA they are then reconsidered after the end of their junior year and can apply in the beginning of their senior year.

In addition to the GPA requirement, eligible students must show validated community service over the course of their high school career as well as leadership roles they have held in their school or community. 

If inducted, students maintain their active member status by attending at least 7 of the 9 monthly meetings, participate in at least three of the NHS events and by completing four community service hours per month.

The students of SADD created a video to highlight Alcohol Awareness Month and Distracted Driving month. Please click here to view the video. They asked students, teachers and members of the SWR community to share their anonymous stories about how drunk driving has affected them. We thank them for their efforts in sharing these important messages with our greater community.

Important Information

All High School information will be posted to the HS page of the website, and/or emailed home. Therefore, it is important that we have at least one email address on file per household and that you check the HS page and the Parent Portal regularly. All student schedules, attendance, assignments and grades are posted on the Parent Portal.
Click here for Parent Portal access.

Great job by English teacher and Wildcat Pause adviser Ms. Sara Trenn and all the involved students – have a look at the online version of The Pause!


Photo of a hand on a steering wheel with text: Important Video Message - SWR High School SADD Club
Click here to view the video message


Report It

Report It Site (Access Code: SWRHS)
Report It 'How To' Video
Report It Flyer


SWR High School Parent-Teacher Conferences

SWR High School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 1st, 2024 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

As in past years, we will use to sign up for conferences. The sign up window to schedule conferences opens on Wednesday, January 24th at 7 am. Please sign up for conferences as soon as possible as they are available on a first come, first served basis. If there are no appointments available for a specific teacher, please email the teacher and they will set up a time to speak with you.

If you have any questions about signing up for conferences, please do not hesitate to contact the A-Wing Office at (631) 821-8133.  Thank you!


School News Update

June 2024 Regents and Final Exams Information


Junior Prom


March Events

  • 03/09 – Junior/Senior Basket Bonanza
  • 03/11 – Winter Concert
  • 03/13 – Superintendent’s Conference Day
  • 03/15 – Tri-M Suites and Treats
  • 03/28 – End of the 3rd Quarter
  • 03/29 – No School

Back to School 2023-2024


Summer Assignments


Student Parking Information


Beacon Program






American Mathematics Competition (AMC)



January Regents Exams


Advanced Placements (AP) Exams


AP Capstone Information

  • Junior Prom 2024 Letter

Senior Prom

  • Senior Prom 2024 Letter
  • Senior Prom Registration Page
  • Class of 2024 Graduation Information
  • Cap and Gown Ordering Information 2024

Current News

Rising Beyond Our Roots Art Show & Fundraiser

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Using a grant provided by SEPTA, Shoreham-Wading River High School’s RISE peer mentoring art class created beautiful paintings of trees with their roots growing deep into the earth.

“We are holding our art show and fundraiser at St. Mark's Church in Westhampton Beach through the end of May,” said art teacher Jason Andria.

All proceeds will benefit the Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America to sponsor events for children and adults with autism. For more on the NSASA please visit If you would like to place a bid or to make a donation, please contact Mr. Andria at

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 5/24/2024

SWR Sensation: 50th Anniversary District Concert

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Music is a universal language that everyone can appreciate by feeling the rhythm and hearing the melody to understand the message of the performers. Appreciation was in strong evidence as the Shoreham-Wading River School District put on not one, but two show-stopping performances of exceptional ensembles from all schools on May 22.

The young voices of Miller Avenue’s choir rang brightly through the gymnasium; toes were tapping when Wading River choir students performed a traditional Haitian folk song; the Albert G. Prodell Middle School orchestra performed a powerful “Rise of the Olympians,” and Prodell’s band members performed the military march “The Golden Vanity” and Rossano Galante’s beautiful “Nostalgia.” Shoreham-Wading River High School’s band brought down the house with a Rolling Stones tribute and a rousing rendition of Guns and Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine.”

That was just the first concert.

The second concert featured Albert G. Prodell Middle School choir singing Derrick Fox’s “Journey On” and Pinkzebra’s “Walk Through Life.” They were followed by Wading River School’s orchestra with the catchy “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The high school choir rang out with Abendlied, Op. 69, No. 3 and the popular “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. More toe-tapping music ensued from Wading River’s band with Pharrell’s “Happy” and the high school’s orchestra with “Test Drive,” Pictures at an Exhibition” and “Seven Nation Army.”

Both concerts ended with a world premiere performance of “Song of Wisdom” conducted by Wading River music teacher Jenilyn Smith that featured all ensembles. The work was commissioned by the school district to celebrate its strong musical past and bright musical future.

A heartfelt thank-you to music teachers Cara Verity (Miller Avenue); Erin Fasano, Christina Meli, Jenilyn Smith and Mark Verity (Wading River School); James Finnerty, John Samonte and Fred Volz (Albert G. Prodell Middle School) and Dennis Creighton, Kevin O’Brien and Ashley O’Connor (Shoreham-Wading River High School); administrators and SWR Board of Education members for embracing music in our schools.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 5/23/2024

Students Attend BASH Awards Ceremony

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Four students from Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Media Production Club and club advisers Vincent Ball and Brendan Gilley attended the BASH (Broadcast Award for Senior High) Awards celebrating broadcast journalism and video production at Hofstra University on May 21.

The students – Derek Blanco, Nicholas Friedlander, Jacob Maggipinto and Nicholas Worthington – enjoyed a tour of the university’s broadcasting facilities, a keynote presentation from WABC-TV’s Chantee Lans, as well as a breakout session where they learned about a variety of careers in the media industry. Nicholas Friedlander was selected to present the award for the best video in arts and culture.

“It was Shoreham-Wading River High School's first time attending, and we are hopeful that this can become a yearly tradition,” Mr. Ball said.

Date Added: 5/21/2024