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Waverly Elementary School

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






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November Birthdays

Marina A. Nov 01
Candice R. Nov 01
Mya R. Nov 03
Anna S. Nov 04
Sofia C. Nov 05
Emma C. Nov 05
Dev S. Nov 07
Valeria V. Nov 08
Alexandra I. Nov 09
Wyatt R. Nov 09
Dev S. Nov 10
Bradley S. Nov 11
Francisco A. Nov 13
Sean L. Nov 14
Logan O. Nov 14
Anthony R. Nov 14
Ella P. Nov 15
Karthik M. Nov 15
Angelo F. Nov 16
Liam C. Nov 16
Gianna F. Nov 17
Vijaya Pranav R. Nov 18
Brendan A. Nov 18
Hailey E. Nov 19
Madison C. Nov 20
Skylar B. Nov 20
William K. Nov 20
Asia L. Nov 21
Skyla T. Nov 21
Ryann D. Nov 23
Jaden P. Nov 24
Madelyn P. Nov 24
Gustavo C. Nov 25
Sanaa L. Nov 26
Cindy L. Nov 26
Ashlyn P. Nov 26
Daniel I. Nov 26
Lucia F. Nov 26
Arianna M. Nov 26
Andrea A. Nov 27
Giuliana S. Nov 29
Madison H. Nov 29
Drew C. Nov 30

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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

Bacteria Grows Infectious Passion for Science

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The scientific method was on full display at Waverly Elementary School as students recently participated in a hands-on science experiment that emphasized each specific step in the scientific method.

Fifth-grade students in Kristina Fulcher and Lynn Kmiotek’s class carefully followed each step of the scientific method as they began an experiment that will eventually finish with a stink later this school year. The goal of the experiment is to determine how fast mold will grow on bread after being exposed to varying conditions that could affect it. Preparing one sample, students used their unwashed hands as they placed a piece of bread into a ziplock bag that was then sealed. For another, they used hand sanitizer before handling the bread sample. Following a strict procedure, each sample was placed into a bag and labeled to reflect how the bread was handled. 

As part of the experiment, students also learned how to develop a hypothesis, label and track data, and about numerous types of bacteria, fungus and germs that cause mold. 


Wiggling Worms Tested Student Ingenuity at Waverly Elementary

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Sweet treats served as challenging STEAM supplies in a recent third-grade activity at Waverly Avenue Elementary School that required students to utilize precise planning principles to problem solve.

Students in Gina Menechino’s class worked in pairs to save Fred, a gummy worm whose boat had capsized. Using only paper clips, the third-graders were tasked with the challenge of putting a circular Lifesaver gummy around Fred to save him from the treacherous waters. To begin, students first planned how they would approach their task by imagining solutions, explaining how it would work and then testing their plan. Each pair worked diligently to put the Lifesaver around Fred in the time given to complete the activity. 

At the conclusion of the activity, Menechino emphasized the importance of revisiting and revising previous plans to efficiently problem solve. Students who did not complete the task on the first try were then able to try their revised plans. 

Silly Substance Teaches States of Matter

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States of matter were the topic of discussion during a recent hands-on science activity in Emily Cole’s fifth-grade class at Waverly Avenue Elementary School.

As the experiment began, students carefully proceeded through each step of the scientific method, including creating a hypothesis, identifying the procedure for the experiment, conducting the experiment and then recording data. The purpose of the experiment was to determine which state of matter the substance they created would be in. Mixing cornstarch, water and food coloring, the students created a substance called Oobleck that they then observed to determine the state of matter to be recorded in their conclusion. 

After carefully observing the Oobleck, students determined that the substance could be found in either a solid or a liquid state. The Oobleck remained a solid when left in the bowl and transformed into a liquid once it was removed. At a later date, students will do further research on Oobleck and other substances that can be found in multiple states.