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wenonah school frontWenonah Elementary School

251 Hudson Ave
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Principal: Thomas J. Desmond
Principal's Aide: Deena Kay
Secretaries: Mrs. McCusker & Mrs. Manning
Phone: (631) 471-1880
School Hours: 8:45 am -3:15 pm

Wenonah Bell Schedule
8:45 - Arrival
3:12 - Dismissal

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 Elementary Welcomes New Principal

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The Sachem Central School District is proud to announce the appointment of Thomas Desmond as the new principal of Wenonah Elementary School, filling the vacancy left by Christine DiPaola following her retirement. 

After a thorough screening process, Mr. Desmond joins Wenonah Elementary, bringing a wealth of administrative experience. He most recently served as an assistant principal at Samoset Middle School for six years and previously as an assistant principal at Sachem High School East for one year. During his time at Samoset Middle School, Mr. Desmond’s leadership was instrumental as the liaison for the Samoset Building Leadership Team and also in the development and institution of a proactive positive behavioral reinforcement program. 

Mr. Desmond holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, a Master of Science degree in secondary education and an advanced graduate degree in school building and district leadership, all from Stony Brook University. In addition, Mr. Desmond is pursuing his doctoral degree in administration and supervision from St. John’s University. 

“I am so incredibly honored to have been selected principal of Wenonah Elementary,” Mr. Desmond said. “I look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders to enhance the academic and socio-emotional programs offered to our students. It will be equally important for me to maintain many of the traditions which have contributed to Wenonah’s reputation of excellence.”

Wenonah Students Change the Tune of Trash

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The importance of reducing, reusing and recycling was instrumental during a workshop at Wenonah Elementary School during the school year that taught students across grade levels the importance of environmental conservation through repurposing household trash.

As part of the educational program led by the Bash the Trash organization, students learned different ways to reuse and repurpose trash to create unique musical instruments. Additionally, students learned about the science of sound and the different classifications of instruments, including brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion. Using trash and recyclable materials from home, students collaboratively worked to create personalized instruments mimicking popular instruments found in a band. 

Concluding the program, students gathered together for a group performance where they showcased their instruments and the variety of sounds they make. 

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