Safe Halloween

Safe Halloween photo

More than 450 costumed students and smiling parents walked the halls of Connetquot High School during the annual Safe Halloween Spectacular, an event sponsored by the CHS Student Government in an effort to ensure a fun and safe environment for the children of the community this Halloween season.

More than 140 high school students and teachers volunteered to take part in this year’s Safe Halloween. Forty classrooms were designated for “trick-or-treating,” as the cafeteria provided music, fun and games for the younger students. Each group of students selected their own theme and together decorated their assigned area of the first floor of Connetquot High School. 

For admission to the program, attendees submitted a $5 donation, which by the end of the night totaled $1,000. The funds will go toward the supplementation of future activities for student government as well as support students in need. Additionally, the community members donated nonperishable canned food items which were in turn distributed to the Bohemia Historical Society, Long Island Cares and the Connetquot High School Food Drive.

“We collected over 15 boxes of food, which is an awesome kick starter to our annual food drive,” said Connetquot High School Student Government adviser Jennifer Piscitelli. “Last year, we collected over 3,000 pounds of food throughout the food drive that supplemented 2,295 meals for local families in need. This event is such a success because of the wonderful student volunteers who love to work with the children of the community.”