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Lockhart Students Are Seeing Stars

The night sky was visible during the day, at least in fifth grade classrooms at Lockhart Elementary School in the Massapequa School District. In studying astronomy, students made constellation boxes. Each student chose a group of stars and printed out and image of that constellation. The
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Massapequa Talks Town Hall Meeting

Parents and residents might not see it, but the kids say it’s there! On average, Massapequa youth report initiating alcohol use at 13.6 years of age; 17.5% report they were in a situation they later regretted after drinking and 20.6% did not remember what happened. In addition, 33% of youth (grades 7-12) report being prescribed […]
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Massapequa Music Alum Inspires Ames Vocalists

Country music artist Carolyn Miller, whose vocal talents were developed in the Massapequa School District, visited with ninth graders on May 10 to talk about her path in the performing arts. Miller spoke to the ninth grade choir at Massapequa High School’s Ames Campus, discussing her journey from Off-Broadway theater to country music singer. Her […]
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An 11-Peat For Massapequa Music Program

For the 11th consecutive year, the Massapequa School District was recognized for its music program by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. Massapequa was one of 623 school districts nationwide that earned the Best Communities for Music Education distinction in 2019.   For the past 20 years, the Best Communities for Music Education program has
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Helping Hands Give Back Through Baking And Books

The Helping Hands Club at Massapequa High School’s Ames Campus recently visited the Ronald McDonald House. A dozen students baked cookies, cupcakes, muffins and brownies for the residents and took a tour of this wonderful facility. This was the second time this school year that Helping Hands students visited the facility, which provides a comfortable […]
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Music From The Heart In Massapequa

The many talents of the Massapequa School District’s music faculty shines through daily in their students, but on March 25, it was their turn to step into the spotlight. The district’s Fine and Performing Arts Department hosted its annual Faculty Recital, a long-standing tradition to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month.   More than two […]
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A Modern Approach To Music Education in Massapequa

  Technology is enhancing the music experience for students at Berner Middle School in the Massapequa School District as they are working with programs that help them develop their abilities.   Band and orchestra students are using SmartMusic, an Internet-based program that allows them to practice hundreds of songs and receive instant feedback on their […]
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Massapequa Hoops Contest Fights Pancreatic Cancer

Massapequa High School hosted its annual Coaches, Alumni and Community Versus Cancer basketball game on Jan. 5. All donations from the awareness event, totaling $2,013, were given to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. The event was a collaborative effort between the Massapequa High School varsity boys basketball team and coaches, player alumni, the
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Massapequa Musicians Bring Joy to Their Community

Young musicians from the Massapequa School District recently performed at a pair of holiday events in the community. The East Lake Elementary School Bell Choir, the McKenna Elementary School fifth-grade orchestra and the Massapequa High School Chamber Ensemble took part in Massapequa’s Park Holiday Open House at Village Hall on Dec. 2. They performed music […]
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A Noteworthy Music Lesson in Massapequa

Fairfield Elementary School third-graders are learning to play the recorder as part of their introduction to musical instruments. Students learn notes, rhythm and basic songs during their weekly music instruction with teacher Jeanine Yako in preparation for a recorder concert in May. Beginning in fourth grade, youngsters in the Massapequa School District can beginning