Written by Observer Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:00
Kindergartners around the Massapequa School District showcased their counting skills with a host of activities that marked the 100th day of school.
Students at East Lake Elementary School found their “inner divas” by designing original 100th-Day T-shirts and modeling them down a red carpet, while students at Birch Lane and Lockhart elementary schools quickly “aged” by dressing as centenarians.
McKenna Elementary School students measured and colored a snake 100 inches long and followed 100 paper hearts to the principal’s office where they received a surprise, while Fairfield Elementary School students drew 10 dots on paper ladybugs and counted by tens to 100. At Unqua Elementary School, they made necklaces with 100 fruit loops, built towers with 100 red cups, matched numbers on a number chart, and picked 10 items from 10 containers for goodie bags.
Other festivities included making 100 day hats, illustrating a portrait of themselves at 100 years old, doing 100 exercises, sorting 100 unifix cubes in groups of 10 and participating in math and English language arts activities centered on the number 100. The children also shared 100 treats that they brought from home with their classmates.
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00
Two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County, including Massapequa High School, competed for scholarships and cash awards—more than $33,000 in all—from various sponsors at Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.
Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00
The events on Sept. 11, 2001 had a profound effect on nearly all in the tri-state area, but for first responders, the effects were overwhelming. Long-time Massapequa resident Michael Smith, a member of the New York Fire Department, experienced those effects firsthand.
“While I’ve always been a person that could appreciate life, after 9/11 I became so distraught,” he said. “I realized I need to do something I want to do — something I love to do.”
A 30-year veteran of the fire department, Smith retired in 2002. He and his wife of 33 years, Teresa, began to look for a place they could enjoy life. This mindset brought them to the East End of Long Island, where they often went for day trips. They settled down in a home in Orient Point in 2004; in a home that needed quite a bit of work. And when it was time to landscape the property, a new idea took root — a vineyard.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:56
Massapequa athletes recently received honors from their coaches at Kellenberg Memorial High School.
Each season, the coaches of all of the Kellenberg teams choose one member of their team who stands out as an athlete that has worked hard to improve themselves in their chosen sport.
Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:19
The Farmingdale State women’s lacrosse team won the first game of their Spring Break trip to North Carolina with a victory over Greensboro College. In wet and muddy conditions, the Rams (8-1) held an 8-5 lead at the half and took the eventual 13-10 win.
In the first half and tied 2-2, the Pride (7-5) pulled ahead 4-2 with two unassisted goals by junior attack Nadya Fedun. Farmingdale State answered with four straight scores for a 6-4 advantage, on goals by juniors Alyssa Handel, Nicole Marzocca and Massapequan Jackie Kennedy.Sophomore attack Ashlynn Parks put Greensboro within a goal at the 7:03 mark, but the Rams scored two more to lead 8-5 at the halftime break.