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Ward Melville High School

Address: 380 Old Town Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3482
Main Office: (631) 730-4900
Acting Principal: Dr. Paul Gold 
Asst. Principals: TBD (Gr. 10), Stacey Zeidman (Gr. 11), Mike Jantzen (Gr. 12)
Deans of Students: Matt Fyfe (Gr. 10), Jay Negus (Gr. 11-12)
College Board School Code: 331-740

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Code of Conduct 2023


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Course Placement Appeals

For those who wish to appeal course placements, ex: Regents to Honors, please send an email to the appropriate Department Head:

  • English: Joanna Cadolino
  • Math: Juliann Whitman
  • Science: Dr. Marnie Kula
  • Social Studies: Tracy Beauchamp
  • World Language: Kerry Golini

Hometown Wall of Honor

We are looking to honor any Ward Melville Alumni who have served in the Military on a Wall of Honor here at the High School. Click here for more information.

Current News

P.S. I Love You Day at WMHS

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Ward Melville High School celebrated P.S. I Love You Day on Feb. 9. Please see the photos and video linked below for a recap of the day!

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 2/20/2024

Students Explore Career Options at Annual Fair

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Ward Melville High School and the Three Village Industry Advisory Board hosted its sixth annual career fair on Feb. 8, inviting more than 80 local businesses to connect with Three Village students. Students in grades 7 to 12 were invited to attend to explore several industries and discover their own career path options.

Ahead of the fair, students were encouraged to take an interest profiler quiz in order to have a more personalized experience. This made for an easier way to navigate the career fair, as students could easily learn about the professions that were a suitable match for them and their profile results.

Students networked with professionals and learned about industries ranging from education, to healthcare, to government and hospitality. Several booths had interactive activities for students to gain a better understanding of their operations. For example, Gabrielli Truck Sales had a tire-changing station for students to try. Additionally, Sunrise Technology, Inc. offered a machine learning station for students to test drive.

The career fair shows students the many opportunities available to them after graduation. Throughout the school year, the Three Village Industry Advisory Board works to provide students with networking opportunities, internships and work experience in the community.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 2/13/2024

WMHS Science Olympiad Team Advances to States

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The Ward Melville High School Science Olympiad team has advanced to the state tournament after its outstanding achievement at the Eastern Long Island Regional Tournament. Ward Melville High School ranked first, earning the team a ticket to compete against schools from across New York.

The Eastern Long Island Regional is the largest regional tournament in the nation, boasting 60 teams from across Suffolk County. Out of the 22 Science Olympiad events ranging from engineering to biology, the team earned first in 14 events.

In addition to the team’s win, Ward Melville High School coaches Jenny Serigano and Mark Suesser were awarded the Outstanding Service Award at the Eastern Long Island Regional Tournament. The award was given in recognition of not only the coaches’ dedication to their own team, but their instrumental roles in helping run the regional tournament. Both coaches have taken on the role of lead supervisors for events, contributing supplies and providing invaluable guidance to all students in the region. For their team members, the two coaches have gone above and beyond to create a welcoming environment. Ms. Serigano and Mr. Suesser’s guidance and technical knowledge have been the backbone of the team’s success, including qualifying consecutively for the national tournament in the last two years.

The state tournament will take place at Le Moyne College from March 15–16. The district wishes the Ward Melville team the best of luck.

Date Added: 2/7/2024

Stepping into the Studio for Sonnet Recordings

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Ward Melville High School students collaborated for a joint English and music recording project. Ms. Shaw’s tenth grade honors students teamed up with Mr. Kunkel’s recording class to produce professional-grade recordings of sonnets the English students wrote.

After studying “Macbeth,” Ms. Shaw’s class wrote their sonnets in groups of three. Once the sonnets were finalized, the 10th graders stepped into the Ward Melville High School recording studio where their peers led them through the entire recording process – from speaking verses into the microphone, to post-production. Additionally, the classes collaborated on finding instrumental music that will be edited into the background of the sonnet recordings to fit the mood.

The interdisciplinary project was student-driven and gave students the opportunity to be creative while collaborating with one another.

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Date Added: 1/24/2024

Academic Bowls Club Heads to Nationals

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The Ward Melville High School Academic Bowls Club will be heading to Washington, D.C. for the national Science Bowl this April for the second year in a row. The team, made up of captain Michael Melikyan, Anna Xing, Sean Skinner, Rithik Sogal and Harry Gao, qualified after a successful performance at the regional Science Bowl at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Feb. 2.

The Ward Melville High School team had an undefeated string of victories against 30 of the brightest teams from Long Island and New York City at the regional competition. The team consistently scored victories doubling the scores of their closest opponents.

As the team heads to the nation’s capital this spring for the all-expense paid trip, students’ knowledge will be tested in all areas of science and mathematics. The district congratulates Ward Melville High School and wishes the team the best of luck as it advances to the national tournament.

Date Added: 2/6/2024