skip to main content

Waverly Elementary School

1111 Waverly Avenue
Holtsville, NY 11742
Phone: (631) 654-8690 
Kevin Tougher, Principal






2018-19 School Supply List


Icon of child readingClick here to enter 2019 PARP MinutesIcon of child reading with parent

Have questions, comments or issues with entering minutes?

Contact the Ms. Cantone or Ms. Whalen



birthday ballons


April Birthdays

Kayla S. 04/02
Logan I. 04/02
Kayli B. 04/03
Anthony M. 04/03
Joseph C. 04/03
Melanie M. 04/03
Grace I. 04/04
Michael B. 04/07
Andrew B. 04/08
Robert P. 04/11
Sydney M. 04/11
Declan B. 04/12
Jillian G. 04/12
Allison T. 04/14
Maria M. 04/15
Sofie K. 04/15
Tyler P. 04/15
Samantha E. 04/16
Liam F. 04/17
Austin C. 04/17
Julia V. 04/17
George C. 04/18
Sophia M. 04/19
Jordan A. 04/19
Avery M. 04/21
Sameer H. 04/21
Jair A. 04/22
Robert D. 04/23
Emily O. 04/23
Regina N. 04/23
Brianna S. 04/24
Dante A. 04/24
Joshua B. 04/24
Danielle D. 04/24
Genevieve M. 04/24
Mert A. 04/25
Avrie E. 04/25
Carsen A. 04/26
Peyton K. 04/27
Juliana L. 04/27
Ethan G. 04/28
Alexa A. 04/29

  birthday ballons 

Mission Statement:

The Sachem Family (students,  parents, employees and residents) works interdependently to develop leaders of great character who are highly competent, confident and caring. Most importantly we are motivating our students to become the best possible version of themselves. WE ARE  SACHEM! 


In the News

Waverly Learns to Care for Canines

Waverly Learns to Care for Canines photo
Waverly Learns to Care for Canines photo 2
Waverly Learns to Care for Canines photo 3
Waverly Learns to Care for Canines photo 4
A group of furry, four-legged friends paid a visit to Waverly Avenue Elementary School recently as part of a workshop that taught first grade students basic dog care and safety. 

For more than 10 years, the Suffolk Obedience Training Club has visited Waverly to educate students on the responsibilities of owning a dog and the proper way to safely approach a dog for the first time. Throughout their recent workshop with first grade students, the dogs’ handlers demonstrated a series of commands that showcased the animals’ remarkable intelligence. 

Concluding the workshop, students used their newly acquired skills to meet each of the dogs that participated in the lesson. 

VIDEO: Wavery Art Competition - Chopped

waverly img

Professional Artist Shares Lessons in Cultural Creations

Professional Artist Shares Lessons in Cultural Creations photo

Creativity flourished at Waverly Avenue Elementary School as second-grade students in Susan Kinsey’s art class were led through the Day in Clay instructional workshop presented by professional artist, sculptor and potter Cliff Mendelson.

As part of the hands-on workshop, students learned how Native American ceramic vessels are made and about their connection to world cultures. Using some of his brilliant work as examples, Mendelson discussed the history of art in Asian, Greek and Native American cultures and how its applications are alive in the world today. 

Guided by Mendelson, students created their own individual clay vases using the style and techniques of the Native Americans. The various symbols, patterns and imagery of their culture were utilized in the students’ artwork as they explored the tradition that is rich in ceramic history.


Waverly Avenue Masters Stop-Motion Movies

Waverly Avenue Masters Stop-Motion Movies photo

During an innovative art activity at Waverly Avenue Elementary School, fourth-grade students were recently introduced to stop-motion animation with the help of art teacher Susan Kinsey and technology integration specialist Keri Haas.

Students began the activity by storyboarding the scene that they were going to record and then presenting their ideas to their classmates for feedback. Utilizing the Google Slides program on laptop computers, student groups worked together to carefully move each piece within the scene while taking photos periodically to create the animation. 

Over three art classes, students used problem-solving skills to develop new techniques that created smoother animations to achieve their desired results.