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wenonah school frontWenonah Elementary School

251 Hudson Ave
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Principal: Christine DiPaola
Principal's Aide: Thomas Lipani
Secretaries: Mrs. McCusker & Mrs. Manning
Phone: (631) 471-1880
School Hours: 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Wenonah Bell Schedule
9:00 - Arrival
3:12 - Dismissal

   

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Wenonah is a Great Place to Learn:

Wenonah is one of twelve elementary schools that help comprise the Sachem Central School District located on Long Island, New York. Wenonah was built in 1967 and serves the Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, and Nesconset Communities. Please feel free to browse our pages to learn more about our exciting school.
     


Sachem School District's Mission:

The mission of the Sachem School community is to graduate students who will be motivated, respectful, life-long learners, well prepared to succeed and contribute to their society.

A competent, enthusiastic staff, in cooperation with parents and community members, will provide a challenging, comprehensive, relevant curriculum in a safe, nurturing environment.


Wenonah's Mission:

The mission of Wenonah is to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum under the guidance of an informed, caring, enthusiastic community in a flexible environment.

 

In the News

Wenonah Takes It Back to the Future

Wenonah Takes It Back to the Future

An elaborate collection of student projects and local history was recently showcased at Wenonah Elementary School’s Back to the Future Community Night where students, family and friends enjoyed an assortment of activities throughout the building.

The expansive list of available displays and events, focused on the history of Sachem, Wenonah and the Lake Ronkonkoma community, included a vintage toy and collectables display, a history of Sachem football, a history of the Ronkonkoma Fire Department, a past Wenonah teachers meet-and-greet, a 1980s guess-who bulletin board and a time capsule display. In addition, students could participate in several history-themed activities, such as Dancing Through the Decades, a vintage video arcade, face painting and “guess the theme song” game. 

Family and friends could enjoy additional displays of student projects such as a fourth grade recreation of Lake Ronkonkoma, complete with notable landmarks, and Spheros that were coded to take viewers on a tour of the recreated town. Also, students in kindergarten presented their project, “Toys Are Still a Favorite Past Time;” first grade students made a “Flat Stanley Travels Back in Time” display; second grade students made a “Time Travel Through Space History” display; third grade students collected year-in-review newspaper articles; fourth grade students presented a green-screen project; and fifth grade students presented “The Life of a Wenonah Student: Past, Present and Future.” 

The event also offered other forms of themed entertainment, including live performances and a car show featuring vehicles from different decades. 

 

PARP Celebration Sheds Light on an Important Lesson

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Kings and queens filled the cafetorium at Wenonah Elementary School for a magical celebration of literacy and learning as part of the building’s monthlong Pick a Reading Partner initiative.

As the PARP assembly began, the magical kingdom on Wenonah was under siege by a ferocious dragon. At the beginning of the month, students learned that if they read books it would protect Wenonah from the dragon. With each book the students read, a brick was added to their kingdom. The bricks were represented by old cereal boxes that now showcased information about the books the students read. As the theatrical assembly continued, building administrators and staff acted out the enchanting fairy tale dressed in vibrant costumes. 

At the conclusion of the production, students discovered the dragon was not scary at all; he just wanted to visit Wenonah to read all of its wonderful books. The engaging performance shared the popular sentiment that you should never judge a book by its cover.