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wenonah school frontWenonah Elementary School

251 Hudson Ave
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Principal: Thomas J. Desmond, Ed.D.
Principal's Aide: Deena Kay
Secretaries: Mrs. McCusker & Mrs. Beisel
Nurse: Mrs. O'Connor
Phone: (631) 471-1880
School Hours: 8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Elementary Half Day Hours: 8:50 am - 12:00 pm


Sachem Transportation: (631) 471-1380
S.C.O.P.E. (Before/After Care): (631) 360-0800


Please note that in the case of a 2-hour delayed opening, students should be at bus stops 2 hours from their regular pick up time and students will be able to enter the building at 10:50 a.m. Instruction will begin at 11:00 a.m.

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Wenonah is a Great Place to Learn:

Wenonah is one of ten 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 Statement:

To provide a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum to diverse learners in our school community. To provide instruction under guidance of an informed, caring, enthusiastic community. Support the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of all students in a safe, secure, and welcoming environment.


In the News

Farm-to-Table Salad Celebration

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Fourth and fifth graders at Wenonah Elementary School have been learning about growing their own food sustainably. By using Tower Gardens, students grew fresh and healthy produce right inside their classrooms.

They constructed their towers in early March and planted a variety of leafy greens while maintaining water nutrients and pH levels throughout April. The culmination of this hands-on learning experience was harvesting their produce with a “salad celebration.”

Wenonah cafeteria staff created a salad medley using bibb and gourmet romaine lettuces, rainbow Swiss chard, kale and arugula greens. The salad celebration aligned with Earth Day and students were excited to taste the fruits of their labor.

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Date Added: 5/3/2023

Sachem Celebrates Autism Awareness and Acceptance

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Throughout April, the Sachem Central School District celebrated World Autism Month. Students and staff participated in several activities to teach one another about autism spectrum disorder and created displays to promote awareness.

Fifth grade peer buddies at Waverly Elementary School pushed into classes to teach their peers about autism. They gave interactive presentations to help students learn how to be a friend to those who learn and communicate differently. Additionally, classes collaborated during physical education to participate in sensory-friendly exercises. Through these activities, Waverly promoted inclusivity throughout the building.

At Wenonah Elementary School, students created colorful project hallway displays to promote autism acceptance. The building also held an Autism Acceptance Month T-Shirt Design contest. Fifth grader Brendan Collins won with his design that read, “I’m Unstoppable.” Wenonah staff members came together to wear the shirt on April 28.

On April 30, more than 30 staff members from Chippewa Elementary School and their families participated in the EJ Autism Foundation four-mile walk in East Islip. The organization supports programs and schools across Long Island that work with children who have autism.

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Date Added: 5/2/2023

Student-Scientists Share Projects

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Wenonah Elementary School held its science fair on April 4, giving students the opportunity to share their research and projects with their peers and families. The gymnasium was filled with presentation boards covering several scientific disciplines. The projects were judged by guest judges from Sachem HS North who handed out ribbons and honorable mentions.

In addition to the Wenonah projects being displayed, several HS North students presented their research projects in the cafeteria. The Sachem Robotics team gave the elementary school students a look at their robot that recently competed in regional competitions. Additionally, the Sachem Public Library was on hand with interactive activities for students.

Date Added: 4/12/2023

PARP Celebrations

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Across the district, buildings are celebrating PARP, or Pick a Reading Partner. This year’s PARP theme at Hiawatha Elementary School was “Chill Out and Read!” Collectively, Hiawatha students read 70,313 minutes during a two-week span. Mrs. Smith’s class had the highest percentage of readers and as a result had the opportunity to pie the principal. Principal Joseph Watson dressed as a penguin to match this year’s theme and “got pied” in front of the entire school.

At Wenonah Elementary School, PARP kicked off with a fun-filled show from the Harlem Wizards. At the end of the PARP program, the basketball-themed celebration continued with an outdoor basketball game featuring teams of Wenonah teachers.

Click here to view the Hiwatha PARP slideshow.

Click here to view the Wenonah PARP slideshow.

Date Added: 4/6/2023