Principal's Corner

September 5, 2018 

Dear Families,

 Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 academic year! Our teachers and staff are so excited and looking forward to a great year filled with rich learning experiences for your child. Our focus is on providing each child with new challenges that will result in a rewarding school experience.

 There are many dedicated professionals at Wagner who are committed to ensuring your child’s success. Over the years, as both a teacher and an administrator, I have been asked by families what they can do to help support the school’s efforts. Some things that you can do include:

  • Help your child set up a homework location and schedule. Research has shown that students who diligently complete homework are consistently successful. Students are expected to complete homework and read for a minimum of 45 minutes. Additionally, a Wagner planner is a great organization tool and can be purchased from your child’s homeroom teacher for $7.00. Be sure to read the family handbook with your child that is included in your Welcome Folder. Create your child’s schedule and help them stick to it.
  • Attend curriculum night on Thursday, September 20th, 4:30-7:30 PM. During this evening you will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, guidance counselor and assistant principal. At this time, teachers will explain their class expectations, homework policies and provide additional ways for you to support your child’s learning.
  • For those of you who are new to the school, we have an exceptional Parents’ Association! Come to the first Parents’ Association meeting on Friday, September 28th at 8:45am, to learn how you can become involved.

As we begin the year, please remember that this is your school and we welcome your involvement. Remember that we are here to help. The staff at Wagner Middle School is committed to providing your child with the best education and will do everything possible to make your experience at Wagner Middle School a positive one. Although I want to make myself available to you, my first priority is to the students and the staff when they are in the building. For this reason, the best time to get in touch with school administration is before 8 AM or after 3:15 PM. Unless it is an emergency, we generally do not return phone calls until after 3:15 PM.

For those families who use the internet regularly, email our school’s parent coordinator, Sheila Gonzalez-Liffey, (, to join our school’s listserv. Once signed up, notices and announcements that are sent home via backpack mail, will be automatically e-mailed to you. Please also regularly check our school website at for important information including daily announcements, letters from assistant principals, etc.

I look forward to working with you and your child. It is going to be a great year! 


Jennifer Rehn Losquadro




  • School Open House, 5:30 p.m.

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  • School Tour, 8:45 a.m.

    (Mandarin / Cantonese Translation available)

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  • Manhattan Youth Finale (Tentative)

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  • SLT Meeting, 3pm

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  • PA Snack Sale

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About Us

Students appreciate that they are challenged academically in an environment where teachers take the time to get to know them personally. They also like all the opportunities that are available to them in a big school setting including our extensive after‑school, band, and sports programs. Parents appreciate the diverse student population and dedicated staff, and they also value the accessibility of the administrators and teachers. Students and families work closely with an assistant principal and guidance counselor. In addition to a strong core curriculum, Wagner has one of the largest music programs in the city, providing approximately 500 students with instrumental classes.

Morning Announcements: See all of today's announcements below.

Click here for latest Family Newsletter (11/07/18)

Click here for October 23rd Announcements. 

For recent eblasts from the High School Guidance Counselor, Ms. Schwenzer, please email the parent coordinator to ask for her to send them to you. 

Click here for October 7th Announcements. 

Click here for October 2nd Announcements.

Click here for September 30th Announcements.  

Click here for September 24th Announcements. 

Click here for September 23rd Announcements.

Click  here for September 19th's announcements.  

For Wagner PA's Fall Fundraiser, Click here.

For new Parent Workshop: "When to worry about your child's worry?", click here.


Wagner School Open House Registration

Please click on the appropriate link to sign up for a Wagner School Open House.

Please know that space is limited so please reserve a spot in advance.  

 5:30pm - 7:00pm

A Picture Perfect First Day Of School! 📸🍎🎒📚💯

Featured Announcements

  • No after-school clubs/activities on Thursday-Friday, October 25th-26th, due to Parent Teacher Conferences.

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  • Wagner Fall Tennis Program

    Mondays will be for experienced players, and Wednesdays will be for novices and beginning players. There is room for only 30 players on each day, so spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    Students must pick up a release form in the gym by end of day today, Friday. Forms can be returned Monday during homeroom to room 126. Please specify which day you would like. After the first 30 students, a waitlist will be formed. 

    Christine Duplessis 
    Wagner Middle School 
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Click here for last year’s Must See Ronald McDonald Fun Run Wagner
Video. We had over 200 Wagner students run for this
amazing charity!! This is a must see for School/Charity

Welcome to Wagner’s Team Page! We're fundraising to
support Ronald McDonald House New York, as part of
the 20th Annual Kids Charity Fun Run. We hope you'll
consider participation and/or donating to help us reach our
Mark your Calendar: the Ronald
McDonald Fun Run is on Saturday,
Nov. 10, 2016 at Central Park
If you would like to participate in this year's Fun Run, go
back to the Event Homepage and follow these simple steps
to “Register”:
2. REGISTER All Age Groups
4. Under “Join School Team” put School’s name as
“WAGNER”, hit the search button!
5. You will see under Search Results: “Wagner”,
Team Captain: Sheila Gonzalez. Hit the “JOIN”
6. During registration you have an option to
“gift/donate” more than the registration fees
Don’t want to participate in the Run but want to support the
Ronald McDonald House and our “Wagner” Team:
1. Click here or go to:
2. Choose any name under Team Roster and that will
bring to that child’s home page where there is an
option to “Donate”.
**Students who participate (event starts at 9:15am, will
earn 5 ARISTA Community Service Hours while having
a lot of fun!
100% of all donations go directly to Ronald


Would you like to register your child for school for Fall 2018?

Please enter your home address here to see if you live in Wagner's zone:
If Wagner is your zoned school, please come to the school on Tuesday, September 4 at 5 PM for registration
Please also refer to these two checklists to get ready for registration:
You may also find these websites helpful:
I look forward to meeting you this fall!
Jill Deane

After School Program

  Manhattan Youth will be running the after school program at Wagner Middle School this year.  After school begins on September 12th.

Click here to register 

Contact Information for the Program Director:

Ms. Marylyne Myrthil
Manhattan Youth After School

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Respect For All

Wagner Middle School Respect For All Liaison:  Dean Kristin Flagg



Phone: (212) 535-8610

The NYCDOE is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying and from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, citizenship/immigration status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or weight.  

The citywide Respect For All program was launched in 2007 to build the capacity of staff and students to actively promote a community of inclusion in each of our schools. The importance of promoting respect for diversity in our daily practice is vital to creating and sustaining an inclusive school climate and culture in each of our schools so that all students feel valued, supported and safe.  


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