CURRENT FOUNDATION INITIATIVES

Mini-Grant Teacher Program

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 The Wantagh Foundation of Educational Excellence is looking to fund mini-grants for teacher-driven projects that foster:
- Joy and Engagement in Learning
- Culture of thinking 
- Organization and Procedures 
- Positive Thinking

 

Projects need to include some of the opportunities for our students for:
- Collaboration
- Problem Solving 
- Communication 
-  Research & Presentation 

The goal is to support TEACHER-driven, innovative, enriching, and engaging classroom activities for our Wantagh Students. 

CURRENT FOUNDATION PROGRAMS

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Tech Buddy Program:

The Wantagh Foundation hosted and offered programs for our 1st Grade and Kindergarten students who are learning to navigate the use of their Chromebooks!
 

PAST GRANTS AWARDED

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Wantagh Foundation for Educational Excellence donates to purchase materials, supplies and furniture for the Wantagh School District Schools.

The grant money provides the opportunity for Forest Lake Elementary School to purchase social studies concepts, props, and paints for the high school winter and spring productions and a trade show booth for the high school's Virtual Enterprises International Show. Mandalay Elementary School will also receive money to purchase a third-grade Steps to the Literacy program. The grant also provides an opportunity for Wantagh Elementary School to purchase flexible seating options, a stability ball and wobble stools. The school's science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics program will also purchase STEAM lab Lego Walls for students in grades K-5 and building materials for grades K-2. Fifth-grade science materials and sensory tools for students at Wantagh Elementary School will also be purchased.

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Wantagh Foundation for Educational Excellence donates to purchase materials, supplies and furniture for the Wantagh School District Schools.

The grant money provides the opportunity for Forest Lake Elementary School to purchase social studies concepts, props, and paints for the high school winter and spring productions and a trade show booth for the high school's Virtual Enterprises International Show. Mandalay Elementary School will also receive money to purchase a third-grade Steps to the Literacy program. The grant also provides an opportunity for Wantagh Elementary School to purchase flexible seating options, a stability ball and wobble stools. The school's science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics program will also purchase STEAM lab Lego Walls for students in grades K-5 and building materials for grades K-2. Fifth-grade science materials and sensory tools for students at Wantagh Elementary School will also be purchased.

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CURRENT PROGRAMS

Summer Recreation Program

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For over 25 Years, The Wantagh Summer Recreation Program has had thousands of students (grades K-5) attend.  Our program includes a fun, enriching program with well-supervised activities including arts and crafts, special events, and many outdoor sports activities (waterslide, soccer, kickball, tie-dye t-shirts, volleyball, basketball, relay races, T-ball, baseball, Cool Crafts, etc.), and lots more. 

Wantagh Foundation for Educational Excellence donates to purchase materials, supplies and furniture for the Wantagh School District Schools.

The grant money provides the opportunity for Forest Lake Elementary School to purchase social studies concepts, props, and paints for the high school winter and spring productions and a trade show booth for the high school's Virtual Enterprises International Show. Mandalay Elementary School will also receive money to purchase a third-grade Steps to the Literacy program. The grant also provides an opportunity for Wantagh Elementary School to purchase flexible seating options, a stability ball and wobble stools. The school's science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics program will also purchase STEAM lab Lego Walls for students in grades K-5 and building materials for grades K-2. Fifth-grade science materials and sensory tools for students at Wantagh Elementary School will also be purchased.

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CURRENT PROGRAMS

STACK Program

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Wantagh Foundation Senior Citizen Computer Classes Want to learn more about computers?  Need help with your Smartphone or tablet?  Want to learn how to email your children or grandchildren? Come to the Wantagh Foundation Computer Center for FREE one-on-one sessions, where student instructors from the middle school will teach you, located at Wantagh Foundation Computer Center Wantagh High School (just before the footbridge) 

PROGRAMS CREATED BY THE FOUNDATION

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PARRIS PROGRAM

For over 10 years, this program welcomed Wantagh and neighboring students and provided further enrichment and support to help prepare for the next school year.  All teachers and educators were Wantagh Teachers and Special Education certified.  The district now oversees this ongoing program that has served hundreds of elementary students.   

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Driver's Education

The Foundation started the first Driver's education program for our Wantagh High School Students over 20 years ago. It is now managed by the Wantagh School District.

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Teen Center

The Foundation hosted a series of "Teen Center" after-school enrichment programs and was held for Middle School students. The program included elements requested by the students themselves and spans a wide range of offerings including academic assistance, computer skills and technology, professional guidance assistance, and recreational activities. The program also included a strong element of community service, as a vehicle for encouraging civic pride and personal accomplishment. This program ended in 2019.