“This was a true Halloween fright night bash,” said Career Academy director Israel Malinowitzer, referring to this year’s Halloween Family Fun Night at East Islip High School, held on Oct. 25. The school’s second annual trick-or-treating extravaganza for children age 10 and younger, it was hosted by the school’s kickline team and the East Islip Environment Green and International Business Globalization Career Academies.
Over 60 costumed students from both organization ran game tables, stirred up some scares in a haunted house maze (designed by the high schoolers themselves) and handed out candy to the children of East Islip’s elementary schools as well as younger partygoers. Another student, Robert Walters, served as the DJ, providing Halloween-themed music and initiating a fun-filled hour of dancing and singing for the little ones, who learned a variety of novelty dances from their elders, including the electric slide, the chicken dance, the limbo and the hokey pokey.
“Once again, this event was a huge success and parents and children spent a safe evening collecting candy, playing games, dancing and singing,” said Malinowitzer, who supervised the event with kickline coach Denise Naccarato. “There were many young children at this event and they had a wonderful time interacting with the high school students. We thank our Career Academy teachers, the students and their parents who came out to man the doors, serve the snacks and participate in all of the activities that evening.”
All proceeds from Halloween Family Fun Night will benefit the kickline and Career Academy programs.