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Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School

1100 Dixon Avenue
Copiague, New York 11726
(631) 842-4010
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Joseph M. Agosta
Assistant Principals: Tamika Eason, Jonathan Cutolo, Bradley Reminick, Jonathan Krawchuk


Hours: 7:40 a.m. to 2:23 p.m.
Students: 1,600
Faculty: 131



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.

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Current News

Celebrating Black History Month

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The Black History Month celebration at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School is an annual event filled with songs, dance performances and poetry. This video features performances by the middle school and high school step teams, Hip Hop Club, the Madrigal Choir and the jazz band, solo vocal performances and the Drama Club.

Part 2: Electronic Music Showcase

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Student-musicians at the high school have the opportunity to learn on industry standard hardware and software. Here’s a sampling of some of their work:

Spirit Week Activities

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Be sure to check the calendar of events for the Spirit Week celebration activities!

Electronic Music Showcase

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The high school’s new electronic music class gives students the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art music lab. Here’s a sampling of some of their work:

Copiague Students Medal in Math Competition

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Although the in-person Long Island Math Fair scheduled for last month was cancelled, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School and Copiague Middle School students still submitted their projects for the competition. The district tied with Commack School District for the most medals in Suffolk County.

From Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, 15 students submissions received medals. Congratulations to the following students on their placement in the fair:

Joanah Breskin – Bronze Medal
Jakob Dobrowolski-Kosior – Bronze Medal
Joseph Falco, Jr. – Gold Medal
Jaden Antonio Gomez – Bronze Medal
Jack Raymond Langan – Silver Medal
Krytal Maharaj – Bronze Medal
Marcel Mazurek – Gold Medal
Anthony Muse Meneses – Bronze Medal
Malachi Moore – Gold Medal
Edison Peguero Rosario – Gold Medal
Antanina Nicole Petroglia – Bronze Medal
Devani Rhoden – Bronze Medal
Mina Sue Senturk – Gold Medal
Deep Shah – Gold Medal
Dominique Tetlak – Bronze Medal

From Copiague Middle School, 10 of the 12 student submissions received medals. Congratulations to the following students on their placement in the fair:

Eighth Grade:

Nina Bartoli – The Fibonacci Number System – Bronze Medal

Shenn Barredo – Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws – Gold Medal

Mercedes Novell-Gillard – The Fibonacci Number Sequence – Silver Medal

Giselle Peralta – Euler’s Polyhedral Formula – Gold Medal

Rosangel Peralta Plasencia – Trachtenberg Speed System – Bronze Medal

Kemmora Simmons – Permutations and Combinations – Silver Medal

Jonathan Singh – The Brachistochrone Curve – Gold Medal

Theresa Soraire – Ciphers – Silver Medal

Seventh Grade:

Maya Tyszko – The Pythagorean Theorem – Bronze Medal

Ethan Zheng – Pascal’s Triangle – Bronze Medal

Celebrating Success

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Even though the school closure forced the cancellation of many art and music events, Copiague School District would still like to acknowledge the efforts of its hardworking artists and musicians.

This year, districtwide, more than 300 students were registered to attend NYSSMA as soloists, including close to two dozen at the All-State level.

The Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Madrigal Singers and MS Wind Ensemble were registered to attend NYSSMA Majors in May. The Madrigals were also scheduled to compete at the Music in the Parks competition in May at Six Flags New England.

Copiague had 15 students selected to the Tri-M Music Honor Society and nine selected to the National Art Society. Students from Susan E. Wiley Elementary and the middle school had work selected and displayed at the Colors of Long Island Art Show in Stony Brook.

Twelve students from Ms. Ciccotto’s class in the high school had portfolios prepared for critique and placement at the Long Island Media Arts Show in March.