In January, Molloy’s Student Advisory Board met with Principal Darius Penikas to discuss a variety of topics important to them. The Student Advisory Board gives students a voice in the state of the school as well as a direct line of communication with administrators. Members of the Board, which is made up of six juniors and six seniors, expressed disappointment with Molloy’s lack of presence on Instagram. Molloy has been active on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter since 2010, but the school has not been known for using Instagram in recent years. Now, thanks to our students voicing their opinions, Molloy has begun posting to Instagram! The first post was made within days of the Board’s meeting with Mr. Penikas, a clear signal that their concerns and opinions are taken seriously by our administrators.
Molloy’s Instagram account will celebrate student life as well as our traditions, history, and Catholic Marist identity. Posts will highlight “slice of life” or day to day moments, after school activities, sports, special achievements, school functions, and even major news announcements. The account may also be used to promote certain alumni events, but initially the main focus will be on our students. We hope that alumni will consider following us on Instagram (@molloyhs) to get a deeper understanding of student life today, as well as to see some of the fun ideas we have planned. For instance, expect to see some vintage yearbook photos pop up for Throwback Thursday or Flashback Friday, or maybe some of your favorite faculty members on “Teacher Tuesday.”
If you don’t already, be sure to follow Molloy on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and now Instagram. Search these hashtags for all things Molloy: #MolloyHS | #GoMolloy | #Stanners | #StannerPride | #Nonscholaesedvitae | #Stanner125