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

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Frank Pugliese
, Principal

John Holownia, Assistant Principal

Nicole Waldbauer, Director of Humanities

Dr. Joseph Paolicelli, Director of STEM

Mark Passamonte, Athletic Director

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.

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Shoreham-Wading River Celebrates 46th Commencement

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The Shoreham-Wading River High School’s 46th commencement exercises on June 24 were a time for celebration. The members of the Class of 2022 proceeded onto the football field led by Principal Frank Pugliese and Assistant Principal John Holownia, followed by administrators, Board of Education members and faculty members.

Mr. Pugliese led the Pledge of Allegiance and senior Mia Lombardi sang a flawless rendition of the national anthem while her classmate Emily Curry conducted an ASL interpretation. Mr. Holownia then took the podium and shared his gratitude to all who made the school year successful and for bringing the Class of 2022 to this special day. STEM Director Dr. Joseph Paolicelli introduced Salutatorian Erik Epp, who shared his quiet humor and quoted from Frank Herbert’s “Dune”: “Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it’s a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.”

Mr. Holownia then recognized student William Steele’s future military service as a member of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Graduate Liam Flatley then sang the famed Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”

Director of Humanities Mrs. Nicole Waldbauer introduced Valedictorian Lauren Halloran, who shared a farewell address with her gratitude to teachers, family members and her fellow classmates for their efforts and commitment. She encouraged her fellow graduates to step out of their comfort zones.

Superintendent Mr. Poole then asked students to face their families and applaud them before sharing his remarks, encouraging the graduates to continue to follow their dreams, as they leave Shoreham-Wading River with the foundational skills to embrace those dreams. Mr. Poole then shared the rare celestial event of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn aligned in their natural order across the morning sky for the month of June, a metaphoric path laid out for the Class of 2022.

Mr. Pugliese then thanked all the students who took part in the ceremony, the first responders and the exceptional academic seniors. He encouraged students to always remain positive, search out different perspectives and make decisions that feed their souls.

Teachers Mrs. Mary Hygom and Mr. Jason Malvagno served as lectors and introduced each student, who then walked to the podium to receive their diploma. The diplomas were presented by Board of Education President Katie Andersen, Vice President Robert Rose and trustees Michael Lewis, Henry Perez, Thomas Sheridan, James Smith and Meghan Tepfenhardt.

Date Added: 6/27/2022

SWR Students Benefit From Eagle Scout Project

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Construction projects have always been a great opportunity for Eagle Scouts to do something for their community that will have some permanence. Shoreham-Wading River High School student Gavin Trezza had that thought in mind when he laid plans for his own unique Eagle Scout project.

Gavin designed and constructed music stands with SWR blue and gold colors and a hip-cat donning a derby hat playing the saxophone. He had some help from his fellow scouts in the process.

Gavin then proudly donated them to the school and looks forward to using them with his musical peers in his senior year. The gifts were used them for the first time at the Shoreham-Wading River underclassmen academic awards in June.

Date Added: 6/23/2022

Community & Career Engagement

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Shoreham-Wading River High School students in Mr. Nick Vertucci’s Architecture class and Mr. Walter Caskie’s World of Technology class took a field trip to Riverhead Building Supply’s Manufacturing and Distribution Centers in Calverton.

Students saw how interior doors and custom millwork and windows are assembled. They also met with the company’s director of human resources for a tour of the corporate office. They were schooled in some of the essential elements of applying for a job, résumé preparation, interviewing skills, job descriptions, employment expectations and opportunities for advancement within the company. The tour concluded with a visit to the flagship retail store in Riverhead, where students toured the store, design showroom, lumber yard and vehicle fleet.

Date Added: 6/21/2022

Seniors Commit to College Athletics

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Success in the classroom, excellent grades and team participation have led Shoreham-Wading River High School seniors Max Barone and Dylan Kiely to commit to playing football for the Red Dragons at SUNY Cortland in the fall of 2022. They join 13 seniors who committed earlier in the year to some of the top universities in the nation.

Those students are Lindsay Cahill, Farmingdale State College, softball; Aidan Clifford, Pace University, lacrosse; Alexa Constant, Stony Brook University, lacrosse; Francisco Cortes, Harvard University, lacrosse; Carlie Cutinella, Wofford College, lacrosse; Catherine Erb, Dartmouth College, lacrosse; Ryan Farron, Canisius College, lacrosse; Greg Friedman, Mercy College, baseball; Nicolette Joannou, SUNY Oswego, soccer; Hannah Kershis, Wingate University, lacrosse; Joey Marchese, SUNY Cobleskill, baseball; Billy Steele, West Point, baseball and Jake Whitney, Siena College, lacrosse.

Date Added: 6/21/2022

Seal Of Biliteracy

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Date Added: 6/16/2022

Seniors Honored

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Shoreham-Wading River seniors Catherine Erb and Francisco Cortes were acknowledged as nominees for the prestigious Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame Butch Dellecave scholarships at a breakfast ceremony in Holbrook on June 12. The seniors earned the recognition for displaying character and integrity both on and off the field as well as their outstanding athletic ability. They were nominated for the honor by their varsity coaches.

Date Added: 6/15/2022


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Date Added: 6/14/2022

Duo Place at NYSPHSAA Championships

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Shoreham-Wading River High School student-athletes Patrick Shea, James Washburn and Madison Zelin represented the school district’s exceptional varsity track and field teams at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Track and Field Championships this past weekend in Syracuse, New York.

James placed fourth in Division II in the state in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and Madison placed sixth in Division II in the 400-meter hurdles.

The Shoreham-Wading River School District congratulates these Wildcats for their commitment to athletic excellence.

Date Added: 6/13/2022

SWR’s Exceptional Academic Seniors

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Forty-six Shoreham-Wading River High School seniors were named at a recent Board of Education meeting for their academic accomplishments.

Principal Frank Pugliese read the students’ names aloud during the meeting and commended each of them for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 95 or higher. He thanked them for their dedication to their academics as well as all of their extra- and co-curricular activities.

The school district congratulates Natalie Acker, Teresa Adams, Saleena Ali, Anthony Attanasio, Liam Bowes, Kaeleigh Carberry, Sofia Carmona, Andrea Castillo Manas, Nikki Christine, Emily Cook, Francisco Cortes, Carlie Cutinella, Alyvia de Lauzon, Lauren DeRosso, William Devall, Katie Dinowitz, Erik Epp, Catherine Erb, Jake Field, Thomas Flaim, Liam Flatley, Nicholas Giordano, Lauren Halloran, Elizabeth Holden, Joelle Ialacci, Craig Jablonski, Thomas Lane, William Leonard, Morgan Lynch, Gianna Mango, Sara McAuliffe, Gena McGivney, Liam McGuire, Clodagh McNamara, Timothy McQueeney, Crystal Meier, James Melanson, Breanna Meskill, Christina Nicosia, James Provencher, Hasnaat Rana, Rachel Scarbrough, Abigael Sisler, Brett Smith, Jake Whitney and Natalie Zahn.

Date Added: 6/10/2022

Top Two Recognized at BOE Meeting

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Shoreham-Wading River High School Class of 2022 valedictorian Lauren Halloran and salutatorian Erik Epp were recognized at the June 7 Board of Education meeting.

Principal Frank Pugliese introduced Lauren to the Board members and those in attendance. Erik, a member of the Small School Suffolk County championship-winning varsity boys tennis team, was being honored at a dinner and was not in attendance at the BOE meeting.

The two students have many achievements between them and demonstrate the mission and vision for all Shoreham-Wading River High School students – maximizing their potential, creating responsible citizens and fostering a lifelong appreciation for learning.

Date Added: 6/9/2022

County Champions!

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Shoreham-Wading River High School student-athletes James Washburn (400 intermediate hurdles), Patrick Shea (3000-meter steeple chase) and Madison Zelin (400-meter hurdles) were named Suffolk County champions in their respective events. The accolades lead them to qualify for the NYSPHSAA Track and Field Championships to be held this weekend in Syracuse, New York.

Congratulations to all three students and their coaches. James and Patrick are coached by Joe Mordarski, and Madison is coached by Paul Koretzki and Bob Szymanski.

Date Added: 6/9/2022

Junior Places at Golf Championships

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Shoreham-Wading River High School junior varsity golfer Melanie Hagen placed 11th in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Golf championship. The event was held at McGregor Links Country Club in Wilton, New York, this past weekend. The district congratulates Melanie and coach Deb Lutjen on this success!

Date Added: 6/7/2022

Art Smart: Creativity on Post-it Notes

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Throughout the school year, students in Samantha Shepard’s Drawing and Painting classes at Shoreham-Wading River High School created mini works of art on Post-it notes. They kept them on display in the main lobby as sort of a working gallery, and every few weeks Ms. Shepard would add more Post-it note drawings to it.

“It is a great place for students to experiment with various artmaking processes and materials, as well as develop their artistic style and voice,” she said.

Ms. Shepard got the idea from Giant Robot Store in Los Angeles, which invites top artists worldwide to sell their artwork on a Post-it note for $25, making their art more accessible to all people. SWR students charged $5 per sticky note, and the money went toward the art department’s Senior Scholarship. They raised just under $300 from sales.

A special thanks to WHAM for its donation of a basket that was raffled off during the school’s concert. Paintings created by RISE students were also sold to benefit the scholarship.

Date Added: 6/2/2022

Junior Heads to State Championships!

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Shoreham-Wading River High School junior varsity golfer Melanie Hagen is heading to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Golf championship, to be held at McGregor Links Country Club in Wilton, New York, the weekend of June 4-5. The district congratulates Melanie and coach Deb Lutjen on this success!

Date Added: 5/27/2022

Pep Rally Fun!

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Fun, music and games brought Shoreham-Wading River High School students together on May 20 to celebrate the culmination of a successful spring athletic season. Out on the football field, teams were introduced as they ran onto the field to much applause by spectators in the bleachers. Students then participated in musical chairs, a 4x4 race and other competitive and lively events.

Date Added: 5/25/2022