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.
Administrators, staff and members of the Board of Education honored the top 20 students in Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School’s Class of 2017 with a luncheon celebration on Jan. 27.
Before calling individual students up to the podium to be recognized for their academic, athletic and community involvement, Principal Joseph Agosta acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the students and their parents and the teachers. “This is a proud moment for both you and your families,” Agosta said. “The countless hours you have put in supporting your child is the reason they are standing here today.”
To the students, Agosta continued, “Challenge yourself to become great. Surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you. Remember the values, guidance and encouragement the staff and teachers here have taught you. Continue to be a positive force in the community.”
Each of the top 20 students had an opportunity to recognize and thank a teacher who was influential in their time at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School.
The district congratulates the top 20 students of the Class of 2017 (in rank order): Tomasz Solecki (valedictorian); Mikayla Angel (salutatorian); Sophia Hall; Sofie Wilson; Cristian Dilone; Kimberly Cheung; Jonathan Gudel; Jenna Langan; Ashley Hudson; Brayan Pena; Cameren Jackson; Gregory Morgan; Chanyia Welch; Jade Dickenson; Neal Shah; David Hararah; Claudia Motley; Lyndsey Wilson; Juan Gubisch; and Jason Hernandez.
The Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Key Club held its second blood drive of the school year on Jan. 12. Copiague students and staff members donated 50 pints of blood. The next blood drive will be held on April 21.
Being college and career ready was top of mind for students as the district celebrated College and Career Day on Jan. 13.
From the elementary schools all the way up to the high school, faculty and administrators proudly dressed in their alma mater. Students at Great Neck Road opted to dress as their future career choice with a slew of doctors, veterinarians, police officers and lawyers throughout the building. One elementary class set up its room as a bakery for the day. Dressed as aspiring chefs, the students baked and sold cupcakes and cookies to learn about business model.
Students at the middle school learned about the many opportunities offered during the college years, such as traveling abroad and meeting new people. Teachers shared their college experience and spoke about the endless career choices that college can offer.
Military personnel, local businesspeople and alumni visited Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School to offer insight and information about the college experience. Many alumni spoke about budgeting, dorm life, financial aid and navigating through the first year both academically and socially.
Throughout the district, students sported their blue and white “College and Career Day” bracelets to support the event.
Black History Month Celebration
HS Evening Parent/ Teacher Conferences
HS/MS 2nd Marking Period Progress Reports
HS Winter Sports Awards 7pm