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Waverly Elementary School

1111 Waverly Avenue
Holtsville, NY 11742
Phone: (631) 654-8690 
Kevin Tougher, Principal






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April Birthdays

Kayla S. 04/02
Logan I. 04/02
Kayli B. 04/03
Anthony M. 04/03
Joseph C. 04/03
Melanie M. 04/03
Grace I. 04/04
Michael B. 04/07
Andrew B. 04/08
Robert P. 04/11
Sydney M. 04/11
Declan B. 04/12
Jillian G. 04/12
Allison T. 04/14
Maria M. 04/15
Sofie K. 04/15
Tyler P. 04/15
Samantha E. 04/16
Liam F. 04/17
Austin C. 04/17
Julia V. 04/17
George C. 04/18
Sophia M. 04/19
Jordan A. 04/19
Avery M. 04/21
Sameer H. 04/21
Jair A. 04/22
Robert D. 04/23
Emily O. 04/23
Regina N. 04/23
Brianna S. 04/24
Dante A. 04/24
Joshua B. 04/24
Danielle D. 04/24
Genevieve M. 04/24
Mert A. 04/25
Avrie E. 04/25
Carsen A. 04/26
Peyton K. 04/27
Juliana L. 04/27
Ethan G. 04/28
Alexa A. 04/29

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Mission Statement:

The Sachem Family (students,  parents, employees and residents) works interdependently to develop leaders of great character who are highly competent, confident and caring. Most importantly we are motivating our students to become the best possible version of themselves. WE ARE  SACHEM! 


In the News

Professional Artist Shares Lessons in Cultural Creations

Professional Artist Shares Lessons in Cultural Creations photo

Creativity flourished at Waverly Avenue Elementary School as second-grade students in Susan Kinsey’s art class were led through the Day in Clay instructional workshop presented by professional artist, sculptor and potter Cliff Mendelson.

As part of the hands-on workshop, students learned how Native American ceramic vessels are made and about their connection to world cultures. Using some of his brilliant work as examples, Mendelson discussed the history of art in Asian, Greek and Native American cultures and how its applications are alive in the world today. 

Guided by Mendelson, students created their own individual clay vases using the style and techniques of the Native Americans. The various symbols, patterns and imagery of their culture were utilized in the students’ artwork as they explored the tradition that is rich in ceramic history.


Waverly Avenue Masters Stop-Motion Movies

Waverly Avenue Masters Stop-Motion Movies photo

During an innovative art activity at Waverly Avenue Elementary School, fourth-grade students were recently introduced to stop-motion animation with the help of art teacher Susan Kinsey and technology integration specialist Keri Haas.

Students began the activity by storyboarding the scene that they were going to record and then presenting their ideas to their classmates for feedback. Utilizing the Google Slides program on laptop computers, student groups worked together to carefully move each piece within the scene while taking photos periodically to create the animation. 

Over three art classes, students used problem-solving skills to develop new techniques that created smoother animations to achieve their desired results. 


Fairy Tales Told by Technology

Fairy Tales Told by Technology photo
Fifth-grade students at Waverly Avenue Elementary School turned to technology to tell popular fairy tales during a recent English language arts activity in Kristina Fulcher and Danielle Sexton’s class. 

Using Ozobots, students retold the popular fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs” by sketching paths for the Ozobots to follow. Along the paths, students illustrated key moments in the story and added color elements to the paths that caused the Ozobots to spin before continuing on the path.   

As part of the unique activity, students explored the importance of several key story elements such as character development, plot and conflict. 

Students’ Activity Honors Black History Month

Students’ Activity Honors Black History Month photo
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A prominent African-American figure was at the center of a recent activity for third-grade students in Julie Celecia’s class in honor of Black History Month. 

As part of their introduction to biographies, students selected books on Ruby Bridges, an elementary school student who at 6 years old was one of the first African-Americans to desegregate a public school. Students utilized several research methods, including books and online research tools, to gather information on the extraordinary life of Bridges. Students learned about the civil rights movement and the numerous hardships she endured while in school. 

Concluding their research, students compiled a collection of information highlighting key areas from her life and selected character traits in Bridges that they admire, creating an informative hallway display for all Waverly students to see. 

In an additional activity, students in Katie Hoey’s first-grade class learned about prominent African American jazz musicians such as B.B. King.