380 Old Town Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3499
Phone: (631) 730-4900  |  Fax: (631) 730-4901
College Board School Code: 331-740

Attendance Office: 730-4930
Health Office: 730-4910
Transportation Office: 730-5070, Fax: 730-5095
Weather Related Closing Information: 730-4050 

Alan L. Baum, J.D., Principal

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 Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!!


Welcome to Ward Melville and another school year. We are very happy to share the school year with you and look forward to your many accomplishments.


Please open and carefully read each item of information listed below for some important news about New Student & Sophomore Orientation, schedules, schedule changes, the opening of school, etc.

Principal’s Welcome

Important Information Concerning Student Schedules & Guidance Appointments

Sophomore & New Student Orientation

Course Drop Request Form

Schedule Change Request Form

Lockers & Valuables

Dress Code

Attendance for Credit Summary

Email Guidelines

Military Opt-Out Request Form

Driving Students to School

Senior Parking Permit & Agreement

WMHS Bell Schedule

Six-Day Cycle

Early Release Letter & Request Form

Late Arrival Letter & Request Form

PTSA Welcome Letter & Membership Form


Classes begin on Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Morning bus information will be provided in the near future. Please note that afternoon dismissal buses use different routes than the morning arrival buses. Dismissal bus information will be posted near the Main Office, Main, Gym, and Auditorium Lobbies, as well as the Cafeteria/Commons area.


Once again, welcome to Ward Melville High School and another exciting year. We look forward to seeing you all.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer.


Alan L. Baum, J.D.



Milliken Technical Center

Brookhaven Center

Islip Career Center


All above BOCES centers will begin classes on Tuesday, September 8th.  Therefore, Sept 2,3 & 4 we will provide transportation home for all BOCES students.  Please find a calendar summary below for BOCES.

BOCES 2015-2016 Calendar



SCPD Driving Restrictions

Building Security

 Important Information on Chicken Pox

Social Host Law

Pertussis Letter









2015 Summer AP Work/Reading Assignments


Liberty Mutual Parent-Teen Driving Contract



2015-2016 Courses Not Running


 CNN: How Synthetic Drugs are Killing KIds



 28 Acronyms Every Parent Should Know

2015-2016 Course Offering Guide

Stop n Shop School Reward Program

 Click here for student awards & accolades

Current News

Congratulating Graduates


Not even a little rain could dampen the spirit of the community as Ward Melville High School’s Class of 2015 marked an educational milestone on June 28 and officially became the District’s latest alumni.

The ceremony was filled with congratulatory remarks from members of the student body, including valedictorian Eric Wang, salutatorian Jayne Green and Student Government President George Zenzerovich, as well as Principal Dr. Alan Baum and Board of Education Present William F. Connors.

As a lasting mark on the school that houses many of the students’ memories, the class gifted their alma mater with a set of new banners to decorate the campus and serve as a symbol of Patriot Pride.

Before graduation caps flew high into the air, Sophie Hintze led her peers in the traditional turning of the tassels and Dr. Baum presented the graduates to resounding applause from the audience.  




Commending Achievements

The Board of Education honored and celebrated a myriad of accomplishments of both the district’s students and staff members at its June meeting.

W.S. Mount Elementary School second-grader Ryan Scriven was honored for his award-winning piece in this year’s New York State Association for Pupil Transportation School Bus Safety Poster Contest. Ryan received third place in Suffolk County for the K-2 division. His poster followed the contest’s theme of making the school bus a bully free zone.

Secondary student-scientists from R.C. Murphy and P.J. Gelinas junior high schools were honored for their successful competition seasons.

Murphy’s Science Bowl team was commended for their win at the Brookhaven National Laboratory/Long Island Regional Middle School Science Bowl contest. The team competed in the National Science Bowl Contest this spring.

Gelinas’ Science Olympiad team was also recognized for their 10th place finish at the National Science Olympiad Competition and for earning eight medals in the contest, including three first-place awards.

Gelinas eighth-grader Sahil Sangwan represented his school and district during this year’s National Spelling Bee in late May, making it to the third round.

The Board also thanked student representative George Zenzerovich for his year of service and presented the soon-to-be graduate with a scholarship for his continued education.

All-National Musicians

As a result of their hard work and dedication, Ward Melville High School juniors Matt Hoffman and Rajiv Moturu have been selected to perform in the National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Ensembles program. Matt will take part in the mixed choir for tenor 1 and Rajiv the symphony orchestra for violin.

The students applied for this prestigious program by submitting video recordings of previous All-State audition performances, two teacher recommendations and an online application.

The 2015 All-National Honor Ensembles program will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Conference Center from October 25–28.  The final performance will be at the historic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee.

Successful Showing at States

Ward Melville High School’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America, advised by business teachers Alyssa Chesney-Gold and Carol Vonnes, had a remarkably successful presence at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Rochester, New York.

During the three-day conference, the team competed in various events focused on different elements of the business world. Vying against more than 600 students, Ward Melville’s students brought home 23 awards, including two first-place, five second-place, three third-place, seven fourth-place and six fifth-place. Eighteen members also secured spots to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois in June.

In addition, Ward Melville FBLA member Thomas Li was named the winner of the T-shirt and pin design artwork contest of the 2015 FBLA National Leadership Conference. Commemorative shirts and pins bearing his design will be available for purchase during the national conference.

Scoring on the Green

Ward Melville High School’s boys and girls varsity golf teams secured top honors this season as they took on some tough competition.

For the first time since the inception (1985) of the Boys Varsity Golf Long Island Championship Ward Melville has won the cup. The team defeated 45 Suffolk teams and then defeated the Nassau winners at Bethpage Black to claim the title. Jack Faraci, a senior and four-year member of the team, was the low scorer and helped the team secure their victory. Gerry Mackedon and Jack qualified to attend the New York State competition at Cornell University where they placed 7th and 11th out of the 99 best Varsity golfers in the state.

Ward Melville High School girls varsity golfer, Danielle Greene, became the first female in school history to win a Suffolk County Individual Championship. She shot a two-day total of 152 (76/76) on Dogwood and Spruce at Middle Island Country Club. Presently, as a varsity athlete, Danielle compiled a career record of 69-3.She will represent Section XI in the state tournament the weekend of June 12th for the fourth consecutive year.

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