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Massena Central School District,
Our Vision:
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Spring Musical 2017

Bye Bye Birdie

Exciting news: we are pleased to announce that there will be two additional performances this year!

The curtain rises at:

  • Thursday, March 23 @ 7:30
  • Friday, March 24 @ 7:30
  • Saturday, March 25, matinee performance at 1:00
  • Saturday, March 25, final performance at 7:30

Tickets will $ 11 and go on sale February 15th.† The box office will be open or tickets may be purchased on line at†www.mchsmusical.com

Massena Students Perform at SLCMEA Music Festival
On Friday and Saturday January 6-7, SLCMEA held its annual "Festival A" at the Crane School of Music. Approximately 300 students from 17 St. Lawrence county schools met for two days of rehearsal with a culminating concert in SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall on Saturday afternoon. Pictured below are participating Massena HS students as well as the HS Jazz Ensemble and HS chorus performances. 16 students represented Massena in the chorus, and 10 students performed in the jazz ensemble. Congratulations to all who participated in this year's festival!


Madison 6th Graders visit virtually with NASA Administrators
Madison 6th graders (along with students from all over the world) participated in a live question-and-answer webcast with some pretty amazing people including: Charles Bolden (NASA Administrator), Dr. Bill Berry (NASA Chief Historian), Michael Perri (LARC), Julie Williams-Byrd (Electro-Optics Engineer at NASA Langley), Ted Melfi (20th Century Fox producer of "Hidden Figures" movie), and Teraji P. Henson, the actress who portrays NASA scientist Katherine Johnson who helped America win the Space Race in the 1960's.†

Our students were able to email the panel questions about what it is like to work at NASA in roles other than astronaut, and about the upcoming movie "Hidden Figures" that focuses on the people behind-the-scenes who have made our space program so great. NASA Administrator Bolden answered Madison 6th Grader, Rebekah Garrow's question about how many people are involved in building a rocket today. Mr. Bolden told Rebekah that there are over 17,000 civil servant employees working for NASA today, and thousands of people in a wide variety of roles including mathematicians, engineers of all kinds, welders, electricians, and physicists are involved in a project like that.

The panel members had a very important message for all the students participating in the webcast; they all emphasized how important it is to be the best you can be and do the best you can in school, to stay focused, to work hard, to push oneself, and that anyone, including all of the students participating in the webcast, could enjoy rewarding careers in many different fields working for NASA. ​
District Receives Grant Funds to Support Wellness Committee Goals
In March of 2016, the District began a 5 year initiative to reduce major risk factors of obesity, type II diabetes and other chronic diseases among students. The approach tackled revisiting and revamping our wellness policy, establish a comprehensive school physical activity program and increase school districts ability to meet Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 nutrition standards for foods sold outside of school meals.

Over the last several months, the Wellness Committee has worked diligently with the St. Lawrence County Health Initiative, to complete a grant application and purchase equipment and games to help promote healthy choices. †

Massena Central School District was awarded $2,500 per school for a total of $12,500 for the District for the 2015-2016 school year. The funds this year have been allocated to new PE equipment to be used in classes and by the community. Many of these items help introduce our students to fun games and activities that donít necessarily require them to be an athlete, but do require students to get up and move. †

Thank you to the St. Lawrence County Health Initiative, Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Project, and funding from the New York State Department of Health for making this possible.

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