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Wading River School (Gr. 3-5)

Louis P. Parrinello, Principal
"Enriching and Celebrating the Unique Talents of Each Student"

Address: 1900 Wading River Manor Rd, Wading River, NY 11792
(Click Here for Directions)
Main Office: (631) 821-8254
Nurse: (631) 821- 8256
Psychologist: (631) 821-8257
Hours: 9:15am – 3:15pm

Aerial photo of students forming the words 'Be Kind'

Welcome to Wading River's Home on the Web.  This year offers our students a historic and wonderful adventure, filled with rich learning experiences. There is so much to highlight, from learning about how caterpillars transform into butterflies to making new discoveries every day by unlocking the mysteries of reading, mathematical reasoning, and scientific exploration; our youngsters grow so much. All the while, they will write and publish stories, learning how to articulate and expand their thoughts, ideas, and insights with the world.

I appreciate all the time, effort and sharing the teachers, parents, community and students have given to make Wading River such a warm place to learn. A special thank you to our PTA for their generosity in the many ways they volunteer their time and talents for our students.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the teaching and learning at Wading River School. I wish you and your family a year filled with new experiences, family, friends, and learning opportunities that will be used as a springboard for success throughout your child's lifetime.

For those stopping by for a virtual visit of our school, if you have any questions or wish to have an in-person tour arranged, feel free to contact me at your convenience so you may see firsthand some of the exemplary work our students, teachers and staff engage in each day.

Louis P. Parrinello

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Current News

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.

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Date Added: 5/23/2024

A Warm Welcome!

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Thanks to our Wading River School students, staff and generous PTA members for the warm welcome for Miller Avenue School’s second graders! The Grade 2 orientation on May 15 began with a welcome from music teacher Christina Meli and band students as the second graders arrived off the busses. Music teacher Erin Fasano also led students in a performance to share the excitement the second graders will experience when they get to select an instrument to play as third graders. The younger students toured the school, main office, nurse’s office, cafeteria, gymnasium and classrooms and more to get a feel for what third grade will be like when they enter in September.
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Date Added: 5/20/2024

Field Day Fun!

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The weather was perfect on May 20 for Wading River School’s Field Day with our young Wildcats enjoying a full day of athletically themed events. There was even a group of professional BMX riders performing jumps while teaching about bicycle safety. Wildcat Strong!

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Date Added: 5/20/2024