1100 Dixon Avenue
Copiague, New York 11726
Principal: Joseph M. Agosta
Assistant Principals: Tamika Eason, Jonathan Cutolo, Bradley Reminick
Hours: 7:40 a.m. to 2:23 p.m.
The educational program at Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School is designed to meet the needs of every student through a unique variety of course offerings and support programs. The diversity of the school's student population enriches all who enter its doors and is one of the school community's greatest strengths. The faculty and staff of Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School believe that a student's high school education is the most important four years of a student's life.
The school serves approximately 1,600 students in grades nine through twelve. Through outstanding academic opportunities, support programs, and counseling, each student is constantly encouraged to reach his/her full potential. Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School has instituted a successful all-Regents program, an in-school and after-school remediation program, Advanced Placement courses in all disciplines, and offers a wide variety of elective courses such as drama, sports and entertainment marketing, and criminal justice.
Members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School competed in the Adelphi University Apprentice Challenge on Nov. 6.
Katherine Abreu, Jennifer Diaz, Nicholas Hernandez, Sheree Hicks, Cameren Jackson and Sarah St. Jean competed against 240 students from 27 different school districts. The challenge of this business simulation was to determine who could create the best subscription-based business geared toward teenagers. Four Copiague students made it to the finals round.
Driver’s education students at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School had a hands-on lesson in the dangers of drinking and driving thanks to a special visit from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 5.
As part of the STOPPED community program, students participated in an activity where they drove a pedal car through a cone maze while wearing goggles that impair their vision and balance as if under the influence of alcohol. After the simulated driving portion, students then had to wear the goggles and walk through the maze with a partner, trying to avoid the cones and get home safely.
Thirty-six juniors and seniors are currently participating in the district’s driver’s education program. Driver’s education instructor Karen Perrone and Deputy Thomas Indence have been working together to present the program to Copiague students for the last five years.
“Any accident involving alcohol is preventable,” Perrone said. “This program brings the scary truth of drinking and driving up close to students in a safe way. If one student leaves a little smarter, it’s worth it. If they share the message with friends and they get it, even better!”
On Sept. 24, members of the high school cross-country team participated in the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational. Junior Antoine Moore Jr. set a personal record in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 16:40, which earned him a fourth-place finish out of 130 runners. Congratulations to all of the runners who participated in the run!
Senior to Senior Dinner 4pm
Band Parents Meeting 7:30pm
HS/MS 2nd Marking Period Progress Reports