Fashion Show 2009 By: Alyssa De Vito, Jr. Photo-Journalist
On Wednesday, April 1, 2009, the PTSA hosted its Annual Junior-Senior Prom Fashion Show. The Massapequa High School gymnasium was transformed into a runway for an evening of fashion. Junior and Senior students modeled formal attire from local stores such as Town and Country Tuxedos and Le Chic Boutique with proceeds benefiting the PTSA.
From October 19-20, 2008 Massapequa High School students raised money and awareness for breast cancer research by engaging in activities such as the Breast Cancer Walk in Central Park and the Dig Pink Volleyball Match.
On Friday, June 6, 2008, the Massapequa High School Key Club held a Senior Citizen's Prom. Many senior citizens attended and went "back in the day" with dancing, singing, and raffling at a Senior Prom. Entertainment by Joe Ambrosio, the event was enjoyable and memorable.
On April 18, 2008, Massapequa High School had it's annual MHS Unplugged benefit. The proceeds benefited the Michael Gruber Scholarship Fund. Students performed, on stage, in the upper gym, with their voices and/or instruments. Some performed in bands while others performed in orchestras and solos. Most soloists performed with acoustic guitar. However, the bands mostly performed classic rock on their guitar. The crowd, of roughly 175 people, went wild as they saw their family, and other MHS students, performing like they had never seen before. Overall, Unplugged was very successful.
Mr. Massapequa 2008 By: Sabrina "Montana," Junior Photo-Journalist
Judges of Mr. Massapequa 2008 - Mr. Schwartz, Miss Flood, Miss Moran, Miss Pulick, Megan Hartman, Chris Ryan, Matt Weyer, and Victoria Provenzano
On Thursday, April 10, 2008, MHS held its 3rd Annual Mr. Massapequa Pageant. Many boys competed for Mr. Massapequa from the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classes. Massapequans went wild as the competiters modeled Casual Wear, Formal Wear, and showed their talent in the Talent Competition. The Chiefettes also made a performace. Some proceeds funded towards Senior actitivites and the rest was to be donated to the Michael Gruber Scholarship Fund.
MHS Fashion Show 2008 By: Sabrina "Montana," Junior Photo-Journalist
On Wednesday, April 2, 2008, the Massapequa Junior Senior Parent Teacher Student Association Sponsored a Prom Fashion Show in the School Gymnasium to benefit the PTSA Senior Awards Fund Awarded to Graduating Seniors. Pictured below: Ladies' Fashions by Omnibus in Babylon and LaChic Boutique in Massapequa & Gentlemen's Fashions by Sal's Fashions, After Hours Formal Wear, V.I.P. Tuxedos and Town & Country Tuxedos.
On January 24, 2008, Massapequa High School Senior Michael Gruber tragically and suddenly passed in his sleep due to an infection of meningococcal meningitis.An excellent student, well-liked, involved and caring, he apparently lacked any sign of illness in school prior to his death.
According to Acting Superintendent of Schools, Charles V. Sulc, the school has been working with the Nassau County Health Department and taken significant measures to inform parents, students and staff, especially those believed to have come into contact with Gruber.No other students have exhibited any symptoms of the disease; including high fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck and rash.Parents have been informed, though, through the Parent Notification System (e-mail, direct mailings and telephone) to watch for these symptoms.The custodial and maintenance staff has sanitized the building, but some students still feel a bit unsafe.The school, however, insists that all necessary precautions have been taken in order to protect the safety of its students.
The crisis intervention team is maintaining a presence at the school and grief counseling will be provided to students and staff at their request.Attendance has not suffered from this horrific event, and Regents testing today will continue as normal and classes will resume on Monday, while the flag flies at half-mast as MHS mourns the loss of Michael Gruber.
At the January 25, 2008 Press Conference, Acting Superindentent Charles V. Sulc addressed the media,
"Thank you all for coming.
First let me say that for the family and close friends, we are terribly sorry for your loss. There are really no words that can speak to a tragedy such as this, other than express our grief and support for all who loved and knew the student. I ask that we all respect the privacy and dignity of the family at this difficult time.
The District is working very closely with the Nassau County Health Department and has taken their lead on how to address this matter. Because of the sudden nature of this case, we want to ensure parents, especially, are well-informed as to what happened in this case and what to do in case of a similar emergency.
Since we were informed of this matter yesterday, we have been directly notifying classmates, staff and other students who we believe may have come into direct contact with the student as per the Health Department guidelines. Specific communications have gone out to all parent households and have been posted to our district website. As a precautionary measure, custodial and maintenance staff have cleaned and sanitized the high school and other district facilities the student may have frequented.
Today is a Regents testing day at the high school, so attendance at the building is staggered. Our crisis intervention team has been deployed, and grief counseling services will be provided to all students and staff as requested. But I want to assure the parents of our Massapequa community that in cooperation with the Department of Health, we are doing all we can to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff."
On January 24, 2008, the Nassau County Department of Health notified the school district that a student at Massapequa High School-Main Campus had contracted bacterial meningitis. In that regard, please CLICK HERE for important information on this illness. For further information, please contact your family's health care provider or school nurse
MHS Exhibition of AIDS Quilt By: Sabrina Hafner, Junior Photo-Journalist
Peer AIDS Educators and their leader Mrs. Rapp -- pictured above
On December 6, 2007, Mrs. Rapp and her Peer AIDS Educators exhibited the AIDS Quilt in the Baldwin Auditorium of MHS in honor of AIDS Awareness Week, which is held each year in order to spread information about the fatal disease which affects millions around the world.
SADD HALLOWEEN PREP DAY By: Sabrina Hafner
MHS shows its pride for the Massapequa Chiefs by making a Chiefs theme hallway -- pictured above
On Saturday, October 27, 2007 students of Ames and Massapequa High School started the setup for Safe Halloween . Safe Halloween is going to be held on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at Massapequa High School - Main Campus. The hallways are decorated with themes like Disney, Slumber Party, Massapequa Chiefs, and Twister. There is even going to be a Haunted House at the Main Entrance. The event is really fun for the little Massapequans who love Trick or Treating. Students who volunteer to setup Safe Halloween also have fun dressing up in their costumes, giving out candy, and the reward of happiness on little Massapequan faces.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Halloween By: Sabrina Hafner
YMCA Group for Safe Halloween
On Sunday, October 28, 2007 the Massapequa High School participated in it's annual Safe Halloween. The whole community, especially little Massapequans, look forward to this event all year. It ensures safe environment for Halloween and gets more interesting each and every year. The line to get into Safe Halloween never ended. It wrapped all the way around the school from the main entrance to the field, and kept filling back up. This event is definitly a "plus" for the whole family.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony By: Sabrina Hafner
On the night of September 24th, Massapequa High School hosted the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to commemorate the inaugurating of its new wing.The event was attended by the educators who will teach in the added wing, and the Board of Education who presented a speech there.The affair ended with an applauding crowd, and refreshments being served. Pictured below: Richard Krebs, President of the School Board, Christine Perrino, Vice President, Maryanne Fisher, Secretary, Tom Caltibiano, Trustee, Timothy Taylor, Trustee and former President Arlene Martin.
Back to School Night
On September 24, at roughly 7:00 pm. it was "Back to School Night" at Massapequa High School. The hallways were filled to capacity with parents eager to meet the educators of their children. Volunteer students also attended, helping perplexed parents by distributing information, maps and directions.These students also assisted by selling Massapequa Clothing, holding fundraisers, and vending baked goods.
On Wednesday, March 28, 2007, the Massapequa Junior Senior Parent Teacher Student Association Sponsored a Prom Fashion Show in the School Gymnasium to Benefit the PTSA Senior Awards Fund Awarded to Graduating Seniors. Pictured below: Ladies' Fashions by Estelle's Dressy Dresses and Gentlemen's Fashions by Sal's Fashions, After Hours Formal Wear, V.I.P. Tuxedos and Town & Country Tuxedos.
The "Arts for Awareness" Event on Saturday, February 3, 2007 combined local art showcases with performances from local musicians. Numerous organizations were present, raising awareness of some of today's more prevalent issues and medical dilemmas. Students are pictured below, facing issues important to them:
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