Photos courtesy of the Massapequa School District
While all ninth graders at the Massapequa High School Ames Campus are new to the building this year, a few are newcomers to the Class of 2026.
The Ames Campus continued an annual tradition with a new student breakfast on Sept. 16. Principal Tania Willman, Executive Assistant to the Principal Danielle Kennedy and a handful of teachers and support professionals welcomed 10 students who are new to the district this year. Some are lifelong Massapequa residents who previously attended
private schools, while others just moved to community, including from Queens, Brooklyn and Suffolk County.
Students introduced themselves and shared some of their interests. They learned about the activities at both Ames and the high school’s main campus that are available to them. With input from Class of 2026 officers who joined the welcoming committee, there were also plenty of discussion about the best places in Massapequa to get bagels, burgers, ice cream, pizza and tacos.
Freshmen class adviser Antoinette Kearney encouraged students to take part in upcoming spirit days as well as Homecoming in early October.
The event was coordinated by guidance counselor Courtney Mollura, who said “the goal is to help them make connections and to encourage them to get involved in the school and the community.”