1100 Dixon Avenue
Copiague, New York 11726
Principal: Joseph M. Agosta
Assistant Principals: Tamika Eason, Jonathan Cutolo, Bradley Reminick, Jonathan Krawchuk
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.
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This year’s theme for the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Black History Month celebration on Feb. 27 was “Strong Roots, Amazing Achievement.” The event showcased the many talents of the student body and featured performances by the middle school and high school step teams as well as musical selections by the Madrigal Choir and jazz band.
The celebration was hosted by Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students Sevon Brown, Lanyah Ford and Jonah Ramos, who were introduced to the audience with “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song. The Madrigal Choir presented three musical selections, including “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “Cameroon Processional” and “Oh Happy Day” with solos by Sevon Brown and Sydney Forbes.
The Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School and the Copiague Middle School step teams themed their performance “Step Up and Vote.” The jazz bands played two selections, “Low Ride” and “What Is Hip.” “Young Hearts” was performed by Zyliek Jackson, Bianca Joseph and Bridgette Mendoza. Donovan Harris sang “My Strength” and Naroli Cabrera belted out a Beyoncé medley of “Nile” and “Freedom.” Members of the Drama Club performed a dramatic interpretation centered around Harlem.
To close out the show, students, staff and administrators took to the stage to show off the African American fashions through the years. All proceeds from the Black History Month celebration benefit the security department’s scholarship fund.
Copiague School District recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of its top 20 students in the Class of 2020 with a luncheon on Jan. 24 in the school’s cafeteria. Board of Education members, central administrators, invited faculty members and the students’ family members joined the top 20 students for the event.
Each top 20 student had the opportunity to invite one special teacher from the district who had a positive influence on them. Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Principal Joseph Agosta welcomed guests and thanked the family members for their support of the top 20 students. “I have a little advice for you as you move forward from here,” he said. “What matters foremost in life is that you be someone special; not sure do something special. To make a difference in the world, you have to be not only a great person but great in what you do and great in who you are. As you move from high school to college and continue your education, I encourage you to challenge yourself to become a great person. Get involved in all that life has to offer. Never be afraid to try something new. Always surround yourself with people who make you want to be a better person and bring out the best in you.”
Mr. Agosta then offered a brief biography of each student, noting their accomplishments, awards and future goals and endeavors for college and their career. Each student was called to the podium to express their gratitude to the teacher who inspired them during their time in Copiague School District.
The district congratulates the top 20 students (in order beginning with No. 20): Esdras Canales; Patric Gudel; Carol Rodriguez Rodriguez; Nolan Johnson; Gabrielle Diegue; Darlene Ferreira; Destiny Delacruz; Henry Molina; Isabella Galarza; Kiara Bennett; Argeny Tavarez; Erhumwunse Eghafona; Alfred Barredo; Nicole Hernandez; Jarrett David; Allison Reyes; Christopher Canenguez; Naryman Lounici; salutatorian Marvin Pineda Lobo; and valedictorian Melanie Garcia.
During the week of Feb. 3-7, Copiague School District celebrated National School Counseling Week to focus attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within the school system. This year’s theme was “School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans.” National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselors Association, highlights the impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
Students in the robotics class at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School are learning how to build and program their own robots. Using vex kits, the students begin the building and basic programming at the start of the school year. As the year progresses, the students integrate the sensors into the robot and code them so they measure degrees of rotation. The robots are programmed to travel a certain distance and eventually, as a culminating activity, go through a labyrinth maze and pick up a ball.
Honoring the many accomplishments of its students both in and out of the class, Copiague School District’s administrators and Board of Education held a student recognition awards ceremony on Jan. 27.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon welcomed the students and their families and congratulated them for being chosen for recognition. “Publicly recognizing excellence is a way of celebrating some of the great successes of the Copiague School District’s programs and, at the same time, enabling us to showcase outstanding role models to our school community.”
After reading a short description of each students’ accomplishments, they were called to the podium to receive their plaque and congratulations from the board of education members.
The following students were selected for recognition: Deauville Gardens East: Mert Ergal and Josue Mendez; Deauville Gardens West: Maxumis Aguilera, Danika Eldora and Keyon Elliot; Great Neck Road: Andy Andino, Melanie Robertson and Maya Thompson; Susan E. Wiley: Julia Nerkowski, Janiah Staley and Nataly Torrez Gutierrez; Copiague Middle School: Anahi Avila, Christopher Brito, Merary Duran, Richard Fagan Jr. and Elmely Lucas Tejada; and Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School: Jonah Breskin, Yanelith Douglas Armistead, Edgar Feal, Allison Reyes, Donna Rivera and Gabriela Marie Sanchez.
(CANCELLED) Road to College Financial Aid Night 7pm
(CANCELLED) Superintendent's Conference Day for Grades K-8
(CANCELLED) ACT Exam
(CANCELLED) Playhouse Partners Meeting 6:30pm
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