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Planting Seeds for a Fruitful Future

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Wenonah Elementary School students cultivated a passion for horticulture during a number of recent activities in preparation for the planting of a plethora of crops at the school, which will be harvested over the summer. 

In its third year at Wenonah, the “Giving Garden” provides fifth-grade students with an opportunity to experience a vast number of horticultural concepts before preparing a garden they will maintain from the end of each school year into the summer on a volunteer basis. Students learn about the parts of a plant, when is the best time to grow certain vegetables and what yields a successful crop. 

This year, students planted basil, beans, beets, corn, cilantro, dill, Long Island cheese pumpkin, okra, peas, peppers and zucchini among other vegetables. Students across each grade level were responsible for growing a seedling that would be planted in the garden once it sprouted.  

All harvested crops from the garden are donated to the local nonprofit organization, Island Harvest. To date, the garden has provided hundreds of pounds of fresh produce to food banks on Long Island.  
 

Retirees and Special Olympics Stars Recognized at June Board Meeting

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During the most recent meeting of the Sachem Central School District Board of Education, a number of invaluable faculty and staff were celebrated as they announced their retirement, and several Wenonah Elementary School Special Olympics athletes and volunteers were honored for their performance during the Spring Games. 

To begin the recognitions, Special Olympics student athletes and volunteers from Wenonah Elementary School were recognized for their countless hours of preparation and the outstanding performance of the athletes at the event at Hampton Bays High School May 6. 

To conclude the recognitions, 51 staff members were celebrated for their tireless dedication to the district, as they are set to retire at the conclusion of this school year. 
 

VIDEO: Wenonah Moving Up

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Wenonah Fifth-Grade Band Knocks It Out of the Park

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The Wenonah Elementary School fifth-grade band put on a masterful musical performance at a recent Long Island Ducks baseball game at Bethpage Park in Central Islip as part of a PTA fundraising event.

The band performed four songs: “Dance Celebration,” “Let’s Go Band,” “Tambora” and “William Tell Overture.” In honor of the game, the band changed the final song, “Let’s Go Band,” to “Let’s Go Ducks.”