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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
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Pumpkins tell a story at Birch Lane

A reading unit had a Halloween twist at Birch Lane Elementary School in the Massapequa School District as children created clever depictions of popular storybook characters. Each second-grader decorated a pumpkin to look like the main character from a fiction book. Among the pumpkin creations were the Cat in the Hat, Captain Underpants and Flat […]
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Pumpkin decorating goes digital at Birch

To celebrate Halloween and increase their technology proficiency, fourth-graders at Birch Lane Elementary School in the Massapequa School District created digital jack-o-lanterns. The students used Google Slides on their Chromebooks, and were able to customize their pumpkins by selecting the mouth, eyes, accessories and other components. They also wrote short stories about
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MTAC Drug Take Back Day RESCHEDULED

Turn in Unused or Expired Meds for Safe Disposal Massapequa Takes Action Coalition has rescheduled its bi-annual Drug Take Back Day to Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Massapequa High School East Driveway – District Office Parking Lot. Residents and parents can help prevent prescription drug misuse by turning in unused […]
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YES & MTAC Host Active Parenting NOW

‘How To’ Program for Parents of K-6 Children Parenting, like any other skill, is something we learn, and learning “on the job” can be frustrating. As parents we become confused when, after constant repetition of the same theme, children still do not respond. “Active Parenting” is perhaps the most effective program ever offered in the […]