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.
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!
School pride was in the air on Sept. 24 as Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School celebrated homecoming with festivities, including a parade, fair, football game and Hall of Achievement induction ceremony.
The day’s events kicked off with a spirited parade that started at Great Neck Elementary and ended at the high school. The freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes marched along the route with their “Around the World”-themed floats, while the marching band provided the soundtrack. Also taking part in the parade were numerous groups and organizations from the high school, middle school and elementary schools.
Following the parade, a ceremony was held on the football field where cheerleaders and the step team performed after the homecoming queen and king, Diana Lopez and Rigaud Destime were introduced. Speaking during the ceremony were school administrators and local government officials.
The afternoon continued as the varsity football team took on Centereach High School. Despite their best efforts, the Eagles were unable to defeat the Cougars.
During the halftime show, the marching band, cheerleaders and step team treated the crowd to rousing performances.
The festivities concluded with the district’s annual Hall of Achievement induction ceremony at the high school. This year’s inductees included Class of 1984 alumnus Jim Konen, Class of 1998 alumna Dr. Leslie Marino and Class of 1977 alumnus Craig Stadelman.
Despite the gloomy weather, spirits were high as Copiague School
District welcomed back students and staff on Sept. 6. Please look below for a
slideshow of some first day of school highlights.
Road to College HS Evening College Fair for 6-12th Graders and Parents 6:30pm
Band Parents Meeting 8pm
Mr. Copiague Show 7:00 PM
End of 1st Marking Period