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Ames, Lockhart Students Bond Over Festive Doors

Decorated doors at the Massapequa High School Ames Campus were so festive that students and teachers were excited to share their work with others. Classroom and office doors throughout the building were decked out for the holidays, so first graders from neighboring Lockhart Elementary School were invited to come in and see the work.

From Dec. 14-16, one first grade class visited Ames each day, with tours led by ninth graders from the Career and Community Connections class. They also made goodie bags for the Lockhart students with bookmarks, ornaments and snowflake keychains that were made using a 3D printer.

The door decorating was done by teachers, with many enlisting the help of their students. There were reindeer, snowmen, penguins and polar bears, as well as Christmas and Hanukkah themed designs. Many decorations invoked popular holiday movies such as “The Grinch” and “Home Alone.” For a Happy Howlidays door, students contributed pictures of their dogs. Another door resembled an iPhone with different holiday apps.

Career and Community Connections teachers Trish DePalma and Kathleen Wegener said their students were excited to welcome their younger peers from next door and show off the great decorations at Ames. In preparation for the visit, they even practiced their public speaking skills.

With Ms. Wegener playing the part of Santa Claus, each visit ended with a group sing-along of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”