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Encouraging Creativity

May 20, 2012 Mixing English language arts, math, art, along with reviewing and preparing for New York state English language arts and math exams, adds up to a creative, relaxing project for fourth grade Bush... more »»

Writing Boxes Create Critical Thinking Skills, Love Of Writing

May 20, 2012 “Hello reader, I’m Lauren Raymond. I’m a sixth-grader at Jefferson Middle School. Writing is very important if you want to express your emotions because it’s easier to do that when you write. more »»

Ten Tips To Encourage Writing

May 20, 2012 According to Education.com, motivating students to read over the summer is critical to continued success. But, parents and families should also encourage children to write. more »»

Arts Are Alive At SWCS

May 13, 2012 Students attending Southwestern Central Schools are given the opportunity to express themselves through art at an early age. more »»

From School To Work

May 13, 2012 The Southwestern Central School Transition service is a program that is mandated by federal and state laws under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, also known as the IDE. more »»

Productive Year For SWHS Music

May 13, 2012 This year has been very productive for the Southwestern HS music department. In October, the high school band was invited to perform for the King and Queen of Sweden. more »»

Southwestern, Falconer, Westfield Key Clubs Raise Money With All-Night ‘Rock-A-Thon’

May 13, 2012 Southwestern, Falconer and Westfield Key Club recently joined forces and participated in a fundraiser called a Rock-a-Thon to help others. more »»

The Joy Of Learning

May 6, 2012 “Each of you will receive an egg. Inside is a different creature,” said Jennifer Schrader, Fletcher Elementary School Universal Pre-Kindergarten teacher. more »»

Collaborative Effort

April 15, 2012 “Does anyone know what an online database is? Let me give you a good analogy,” said Jefferson Middle School librarian Julie Livengood to fifth-graders in Amy Tousley’s Spanish class. more »»

Music Is In The Air At Jefferson

April 15, 2012 “I’m trying to compose a song that has a club music feel,” said Jefferson Middle School sixth-grader Braden Higbee while working on GarageBand a composing software during Kim King’s music class. more »»

Students Learn About Another Culture With ‘Mini-Summit’

April 15, 2012 “Who is your favorite actor?” asked a Jefferson Middle School seventh-grader to a Russian student via Skype. “Johnny Depp,” said the Russian student. Ohhs and ahhs from the Jefferson students. more »»

Special, Enthusiastic Teacher Helps His Students Find Success

April 15, 2012 “Boys and girls, it’s time to go over our number line. First we’ll do it on our whiteboard and then we’ll do a human number line. more »»

Bringing Books To Life

April 1, 2012 ‘‘Remember, we are trying to find a character from the clue we received today so we can figure out what book he or she is from,’’ said Lincoln Elementary School teacher Joselle Syracuse to her... more »»

READ 2012 Encourages Students To Turn Pages

April 1, 2012 Four thousand, three hundred thirty-four pages in just two weeks. more »»

Lincoln Students Use Science, Math To Make Beautiful Music

April 1, 2012 Lincoln Elementary School science teacher Karen Sykes and music teacher Cathy South recently collaborated to help their students understand sound in a unique and creative wa. more »»

Lincoln Elementary Art Students Become Architects, Build A Town

April 1, 2012 Teamwork and creativity were the name of the game when Lincoln Elementary School fourth-graders recently created roads and placed buildings in their imaginary town during Marygrace Anderson’s art... more »»

Lessons In Civil Rights

March 18, 2012 “When you were in middle school were you writing?” asked a student to author Phillip Hoose during the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Young Reader Progra. more »»

Learning Local History

March 18, 2012 It’s interesting how life works. more »»

Students Create Human Figures In Action Using Sculpture, Math

March 18, 2012 “Let’s do a quick review before going back to our sculptures. Think back to the figure drawings we did. What was the point of the drawings?” asked Persell Middle School art teacher Michela Tehan. more »»

Right On Schedule

March 4, 2012 Fletcher Elementary School’s additions and renovations are proceeding right on schedule. more »»

 
 

 

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