Basketball Raises Funds For Autism


The Challenger team takes the ball to the net as they play against Seaford.

With April being designated as Autism Awareness month, it’s no surprise that kids, students and teachers from across Long Island have been finding ways to donate and support the cause. Massapequa’s Alfred G. Berner Middle School chose to “Light It Up Blue” on the basketball court. [Read more…]

Plainedge’s Pet Program Is Two Paws Up

Members of the Student Council at Eastplain Elementary School in the Plainedge School District recently held a pet supplies drive to aid pets in need.PetDrive_042915A

As part of their community service activities, students gathered donations throughout March and April and then sorted the items for donation. All items benefitted The Poor Paws Program—Toys of Hope, which is based out of Huntington. The program caters to families that struggle to feed and care for their pets.

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Fun Run

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph D. Muscarella (left from center) recently attended the sixth annual 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run held at Albany AvJDM-Albany Avenue School 6th Annual 5K Run Walk FunRunenue School in North Massapequa. Joining Councilman Muscarella in celebrating the Fun Run are Albany Avenue School Principal Joseph Valentine and several students and parents who participated and made this year’s 5K Fun Run a great success.

Massapequa’s Medical Marvels

It was a day for scientific prowess as 13 science research students from the Massapequa High School-Ames Campus competed in the third annual Medical Marvels Competition hosted by North Shore-LIJ. MedicalMarvels_042215A

Ninth graders Luke Colavita, Olivia Ferraro, John, Gonzalez, Kyra LaSpina, Nicole Leonick, Paul Lestingi, Deborah Lobaccaro, Kaitlin McWilliams, Gillian Murphy, Joseph Ryan, Matthew Shea, Jordan Taylor and Kaley Theodorous represented two of 42 teams from across Long Island that competed for a $1,800 first-place prize. [Read more…]

Troop 3530 Tours Telecare

The Maria Regina Girl Scout Cadettes, troop 3530 recently received a tour of the Telecare television studios. ScoutsAtTelecare

The girls saw the main control room and the studios used by Msgr. Vlaun for his news program as well as the studio where Bishop Murphy broadcasts from. The girls especially enjoyed having a turn reading the teleprompter and viewing themselves from the control room.

Those Engineering Girls

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Massapequa High School students engage in hands-on engineering demonstrations at NYIT’s ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering’ event.

Young women from the Massapequa School District who excel in math and science broadened their knowledge of engineering and computer science by participating in the second annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” event at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Old Westbury Campus. [Read more…]

Opt Out Numbers Soar

Last Tuesday began the first day of several for students to either sit and take the widely criticized state-mandated ELA test, or elect to opt out of the exam eindexntirely.

According to the Long Island Opt Out Group, 55 percent of students in the Massapequa School District and a whopping 74 percent of students from the Plainedge School District opted out of taking the state test. [Read more…]

Car Accident Simulation Warns Teens

Prom season is officially underway. While the girls are dress shopping and the boys are finding creative ways to ask for a date, Massapequa High School iaccident simulation 1s reminding all seniors about the dangers of driving under the influence. [Read more…]

Plainedge Supt. Receives Jersey

Plainedge Hockey Team Presents Jersey to School Superintendent Salina

(Photo courtesy of Andrew Rothstein)

Plainedge School Superintendent Dr. Edward Salina Jr. was presented with a Plainedge Red Devils hockey jersey at a recent school board meeting.

The Plainedge hockey program was launched this year with both a middle school and high school team. Players from those teams presented Salina with the jersey in appreciation for the support given to the teams by the Plainedge School District.

Pictured with the Superintendent are Plainedge players from left: Nicholas Kannavos, Danny Porciello, Blake Rothstein, Timmy Rup, Devin Cleary, Dakota Jones and Justin Horowitz.


McKenna Elementary Turns Into A Wax Museum

The second graders at McKenna Elementary School recently presented a “Living Wax Museum” at their school, where children picked a famous person and dressed like them. Parents visited, tapped a statue and watched history come alive. The children then shared information about themselves as the famous person they picked.

Pictured are: Danielle Cifarelli as Jennifer Marcus the famous baton twirler, Gabriella LaSpisa as Princess Diana, Leah Gerby as Queen Elizabeth and Amanda Kammerdener as Queen Cleopatra. (Photos courtesy of Pebble Cifarelli)