Congratulations to the February Noble Nighthawks.
On Saturday, January 12th, five of Massena’s elementary students attended the St. Lawrence County Music Educators’ Association All-County Festival A at the Crane School of Music and participated in the second ever SLCMEA All-County Elementary Band. Those students (pictured above and below) were Ethan Briggs, Trent Howland, Nicholas Gilbert, Maxwell Garrow and Austin Hardy. They joined 54 of their peers from 14 other schools (all of which were hand-chosen by their band directors) to make up this prestigious ensemble comprising of the best 5th and 6th grade instrumentalists from across the county which was guest conducted by Christina Rawady out of Potsdam. Each student received the music for three of the concert tunes back in November and prepared them in addition to their regular lesson materials and band repertoire. The band met for the first time to rehearse collectively on the day of their concert and were so well prepared that they were even able to learn a brand new selection and perform it, all between 9:00 am and their performance at 2:30 pm at Crane’s Hosmer Hall.
Congratulation to Mrs. Larmay’s First-Grade classroom. They received a surprise attendance reward for having all students present on Friday. For this “pop-up” attendance reward each student received an emoji to clip onto their bookbags. The students are attempting to make the same face as their emoji
Starting on Tuesday the 29th, the Sapling to Cedars program began at JW Leary. This is a program that the Seven Dancers Coalition is bringing to our young Native Men. Our presenters, John Pray Lazore and Harvey Herne are leading our young men through a 6-week study of traditional Native American culture. Our two sessions this week focused on the Thanksgiving Address. Our students have been a great audience and the presenters have done a great job. We are so lucky to have such wonderful community partners to work with our students.
Each year, high school art teachers, Chad Simpson and Meagan Fontanes , submit student pieces into the Scholastic Art Competition. The past three years have yielded many winners for Massena High School, but most notably, a Gold Key Winner each year. Below is “From the Dark”, by Andralyn Coleman, this year’s Gold Key Winner. Congratulations Andralyn and all the other winners. Click onto the link below to view all the amazing pieces. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gvo8acProYQxAc6H-knBZ0EBGBgZOL9T/view?usp=sharing