Check out the WSL Supply List to find out what you will need to be successful in this upcoming school year!

Click HERE for the Waterside SUPPLY LIST!

Order your WSL Uniform and have it delivered right to your door!
Click HERE to visit the Cookie's Website!
For additional information, click Here for a flyer!

Please note:  Gray shirts are for 8th graders only!

Don’t fall behind this summer!  
All scholars are mandated to read at least 3 books this summer:  ONE REQUIRED book (See below) and at least TWO books of your own choosing and complete a work packet!

To get the required book for your grade, you can borrow one from the library, buy a copy, borrow one from the main office or download a digital copy below!

Download the Required Book:

Going to 6th grade (General Education): Click here for Bud not Buddy by C. Paul Curtis

Going to 7th grade (General Education):   Click here for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

In (Self-Contained) Temple/ Howard: Click here for Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Going to 8th Grade (General Education):  Click here for The Giver by Lois Lowry

Work Packets must be completed as well and can be Downloaded Below!!

6th Grade Summer Packet for Bud Not Buddy  Click HERE!

7th Grade Summer Packet for Tuck Everlasting Click HERE!

Temple/ Howard Summer Work for Bridge to Terabithia Click HERE!

8th Grade Summer Packet for The Giver Click HERE!

High School Admissions Family Workshops
Scholars and families are invited to these interactive workshops. Learn more about the Fall application season and high school fairs. Click 
Here for more information!!!

Waterside Writers visit Tribute Park with Mrs. Feeney and Share Reflections

Click below to see their work and poems: 

Congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2014!!
We wish you every success in the future!

Rocking Out at the Prom!!!

All students can now access the Performance Scantron Series Online.

Waterside Dancers Perform for our
Waterside Women's Breakfast!!!
They were amazing!

Scholars can practice on schoolnet!
Click below:

Other great math game sites include:
Math Playground

Math Play

Waterside Scholars visit Art Museums around the city including: 
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Brooklyn Museums

7th Graders

6th Graders

April 1-3, 2014

Be sure your scholar is prepared.  They should:

  • Get to school on time! These are not the days to be late!
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Eat a good, healthy breakfast.
  • Bring water and two sharpened number 2 pencils to school.

Check out additional Tips by clicking below!

Join us for an information session and PTA meeting on
March 18th, 2014 at 5:30pm.

 We will review the DOE promotion policies, strategies for success and more!

!!!! Parent/Teacher Conferences !!!!
Afternoon Session 1:00pm - 3:30pm 
Evening Session 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Learn more about your child's 2nd quarter work and what they need to be successful in the 3rd marking period!

Don't Forget:  Black History Month Celebration and Dinner
February 26, 2014
Join us for dinner, scholar performances and more!

As per the Chancellor and NYC DOE, please note: Schools will be open on Friday February 14, 2014. Families with busing questions should contact the Office of Pupil Transportation at 718-392-8855. Parents, as always, should exercise their own judgment with regard to their children. Safety is a top priority for the school.

Click below to see "What Parents Can Do to Help their Children Learn" and support the Common Core instructional shifts!

Due to severe weather conditions, all public schools- including Waterside- are closed today, Friday, January 3, 2014.  
Stay safe and warm!

Waterside School for Leadership wishes you a wonderful Holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Waterside visits Rockefeller Center in Manhattan and the Christmas Tree!

Join us for the 
Waterside Award Ceremony
and Talent Show!!!
December 16, 2013

December Spelling Bee!

Join Us!!!

Waterside Wins First Place in Soccer!  
Turkey Bowl Tournament
November 21, 2013


Congratulations Waterside!
Waterside got Straight A's on our
2012-13 Progress Report!
Click HERE to see the Overview!

Waterside Dinner Commemorating 1 Year of Strength after Hurricane Sandy!

Check it Out!

Waterside Rocks the Learning Environment Survey!

Did you know that 100% of families feel that WSL has high expectations for their scholars?
Did you know that 99% of families  were satisfied or very satisfied with the education their child received last year?

HERE to learn more!

Yoga and Meditation Session

In Recognition of the First Anniversary of the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 2:45- 3:30pm
WSL Gymnasium

Join us for WSL Curriculum Night!
September 24th, 2013
5:30 pm

Get up to date information about your scholar's progress!

Waterside Salutes all of our SuperMEN at 
Bring your Dad to School Day!  
September 17, 2013!
Thanks to all the fathers, uncles, brothers and more who supported us! 

Need Information about your grades?
Want to know what assignments you are missing?

Waterside uses Scantron Performance Series!

Click HERE!

Waterside Family Orientation
August 28th, 2013
Two sessions:  10am and 1pm

Come start the year off in the right way!


Waterside School for Leadership scholars read over the summer!
Required Reading for Summer 2013
Incoming 6th Grade: Bud not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis 
        Download your 6th grade assignment  HERE!

Incoming 7th Grade:
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 
        Download your 7th grade assignment  HERE!

Incoming 8th Grade:
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare 
        Download your 8th grade assignment  HERE!

Scholars must also read at least 2 other books.
Scholars will complete book reports for all three books!

Need more information.....

About the Waterside Uniform? 

Click below:
WSL Uniform Expectations

About Waterside Supplies for the Upcoming School year?
Click below:
Full WSL Supply List.doc

1 – USB Flash Drive
1 – Independent Reading Book
10 – Blue/ Black Pens
6- #2 Pencils
2- Black and white hard-covered composition notebooks
1 – 3 Ringed 2" Binders  OR  5 – 1 Subject Spiral Notebooks
At least 4- Pocket Folders
2 - Pkg. Lined Paper
3- Highlighter Pens

Don't Forget!!!!!
Waterside PTA Meeting
to be held on
Tuesday June 18th, 2013 at 5:30pm!

Join us for our first Annual Art Show and Dinner!
June 19th, 2013 from 5-7pm

Attention: All 6th and 7th Grade Families!!
Sign up for the Waterside 
LEAD program:

6th and 7th grade scholars receive early preparation for Specialized High School Exams, Integrated Algebra and Advance Placement coursework! 
Please call us at 718-634-1128 to receive an application!

Waterside PTA Meeting
Tuesday May 14th, 2013

Combined with our Mandatory Senior Meeting for All of our Waterside 8th Grade Families!
All 8th grade girls receive free graduation and prom dresses!

Waterside Celebrates Spirit Week with
Mismatched Day, Pajama Day, sports and more!
Congratulations to our scholars on a successful finish to State Testing!

The NYS exams are around the corner!

English Language Arts: April 16–18, 2013
Mathematics: April 24–26, 2013

Here are some site for extra practice with ELA and Math skills!

ELA Reading comprehension practice:

Reading Tests Online: Online Resources for your child!

Pearson Reading Tests by Grade:  Sample standardized reading tests for grades 6 to 8!

State Sample Questions: Visit the State's education website!

Reading Comprehension Connection : Select a subject and a skill level from the drop down menus and then press the Start a Lesson button.

Math Practice:

IXL Math Practice: Our scholars have login names and passwords!

Common Core Math Practice: Choose your grade level to begin!

Major Assignment for the week 3.18.13
3.18.13_ major assignments or assessments due this week.doc
Waterside Community
Game Night!
Friday March 15, 2013!

Join us for fun, snacks and great prizes!

Waterside speaker Commissioner Terrance Holliday, 
makes The WAVE news on 3.1.13!

Come see what Waterside is about for yourself!
Waterside hosts 3 Open Houses!

Saturday February 23, 2013
Morning session at 9:30am

Wednesday February 20, 2013
Morning session at 9:30am and afternoon session at 4:00 pm

Our phones are still down due to the hurricane.
Our temporary number is 347-563-1075.

You are cordially invited to.....

Waterside Staff-Scholar Basketball Game 2013

Scholar Shout-Outs
Week of January 22, 2013

Congratulations to the scholars below! 
They were recognized by their teachers for their LEADERship skills!

Howard   For really stepping up their game last week. Everyone did well and we got a lot accomplished.  Mr. Fischler

Julia Rojas, Melissa Campos, Bederlin Galvaz, Carlos Barrera, Olega Mathieu, Michael Mendizbal.  For great participation and for supporting each other Mrs. Palermo

Kendra Greene  For improving in behavior. Mr. Burns

Tishanna Craddock & Alexis Johnson For coming up during lunch and getting ahead in their work. Mr. Salerno

Matthew Smith For exemplifying the A in L E A D E R.   Ms. Gordon

Iij Fulwood  For the highest grade on Friday’s test for the entire 8th grade. Ms. Antoine

Mubarak Mohammed & Alaysha Craddock For handing in their essay early for review and then revising their essay with corrections discussed with the teacher.  Mrs. Feeney

Alex Custodio  For asking for help and staying after school for extra assistance. A hard working scholar who tries very hard.  Mrs. Forbes

Mario Rivera  Is improving and trying very hard on his assignments.  Mr. Rosefort

Aylex Ocasio Keep up the good work! For demonstrating leadership qualities by not being a follower and consistently following school rules and procedures! Ms. Hickey

7th Grade High School Information Meeting
January 22, 2013
5:00pm on the 3rd Floor

Get an early start on the High School Process! Learn about High School Applications, selection process and more!

Interested in enrolling your child in Waterside for the
2012- 2013 School Year?

Download and complete the application below. 
Submit the application in our Main Office in room 301!

Come see our amazing Waterside Scholars as they share their talents! 
Watch them sing, dance and more at our
Waterside Winter Festival

WhenTuesday December 18th, 2012
                         5:30- 6:45 pm: Performances
                         6:45- 8:00 pm: Dinner and Music

Where: Waterside School for Leadership
                   190 Beach 110th st. Rockaway Park, NY 11694

Free Gift Cards to the First 30 families!

Waterside Scholars visited Rockefeller Center and the famous Christmas Tree!
They also went to Nintendo World and had lunch in the city!

Waterside Scholars use Acuity to practice their skills!

Click HERE to access the site!

Each Week teachers and staff choose scholars who are true leaders!  See the names of those amazing scholars below and which WSL staff member recognized their efforts! 

Keep up the great work LEADERs!

Waterside hosted its Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
The Waterside Family (scholars, parents and staff) celebrated and ate together on November 21st, 2012!

We had a great time!  We are thankful for everyone who came!

Check out some cool sites to practice Math and ELA!!!

Math websites include:
All Scholars at WSL have an IXL login and password.

Reading websites include:

Language Arts: Middle School Games

My Hero Project

Online Reading Comprehension Quizzes

Aesop's Fables

Want to know what major assignments or assessments are due this week? (12/10/12)

Click Here: 12-10-12_ major assignments or assessments due this week(2)-3.doc

We are back in our building!
School resumes on Monday November 19th, 2012 at 8:10am in the Waterside building! 

Also be reminded that Parent- Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday (11/20/12) from 1:30- 4:00 pm. Evening conferences have been cancelled!

To help students engage in educational material, The DOE has posted  educational resources for students in grades preK-12.

These materials do not replace what your child has been learning at school, but during this unusual time it is important that students continue to read, write, do science activities, and work on math problems.

To check out these educational resources

Due to conditions from Hurricane Sandy, Waterside and all New York City public schools will be closed again on  November 1 + 2.

Schools will reopen on Monday, November 5.
We hope all families are safe and secure at this time.

Continue to check the website for additional information!

Due to anticipated severe weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy, all New York City public schools will be closed on Monday, October 29.

Continue to check the website for additional information!

Waterside Scholars are knocking down
ALL Obstacles to Success

What can you do to ensure your child continues to do well at Waterside?

1. Check your child’s progress regularly at www.engrade.comEngrade is a free and easy way to see posted grades, missing work and upcoming assignments online.

2. Speak with your child about his or her progress reports which are mailed home every two weeks! 

3. Email the teachers at to ask what your child can do to improve his or her scores.

4. Enroll your child in Millenium afterschool or Homework Club to ensure that your child is completing his or her assignments.

5. Check your child’s planner and HW every night!  This will also alert you to upcoming tests and quizzes. If there is nothing written in the planner, something is wrong!

WSL PTA Meeting
October 16th, 2012 at 5:30 pm
See you there!

Visit ENGRADE.COM to learn more about your child's grades, progress and assignments!
Stay in the loop!

Curriculum Night is
September 25th, 2012 at 5:30pm!

Learn about your child's schedule, teachers and curriculum!

We want 100% participation!

Let's Go Waterside!

Get Ready for School!
Preparation is critical for success in school!

Click WSL Supply List.doc for a copy of the Waterside Supply List!


Need helpful hints on how to help your child with math? 
Want some good websites and books that can help you scholar score higher on math exams?

Wednesday December 14th at 4:30pm!
We call it Pizza and Pi!

Join us for pizza and math concepts! 
Your child will earn a dress down day next Monday (12/19)
but more importantly, your family will earn important information about Math concepts!

Ever wonder what a classroom should look like?
Check out our 6th Grade Columbia scholars below!

Waterside visits the UniverSOUL circus!
Our Top 30 Merit Earners for March had a great time at the Circus on March 30th!

Waterside Math Focus:  Algebra

Click Below for some math sites that will help strengthen your algebraic knowledge!

Other math sites include:

Thursday, September 4
First Day Of School
Thursday, September 25
Rosh Hashanah Schools Closed
Friday, September 26
Rosh Hashanah Schools Closed
Monday, October 13
Columbus Day Schools Closed

Today, 8/21/2014
High: 78 Low: 68
Chance rain showers
31% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/22/2014
High: 76 Low: 68
Chance rain showers
41% chance of precipitation.