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Washington ELA Teachers Chosen To Pilot LanguageLive! Program

December 16, 2012 If one walked into the fifth-grade English Language Arts classroom of Washington Middle School teachers Amy Anderson and Priscilla Menzies recently, one would see students learning with an innovativ... more »»

Seventh Graders Research, Predict Election

December 16, 2012 Washington Middle School seventh-graders in Daiman Parinella’s social studies classes recently received a “real-world” lesson on the political process to coincide with the 2012 presidential electio. more »»

PTC Effort Leads To New Playground Equipment

December 9, 2012 A new piece of equipment was added to the Southwestern Elementary School playground prior to the beginning of the school year in Septembe. more »»

Applied Geometry Class Goes To Home Depot

December 9, 2012 Mrs. McKotch and Mrs. Shelley took their applied geometry class to Home Depot this fall as part of their “Dream Home” project. Students began their project by designing the home of their dreams. more »»

Middle School Students Share Thanksgiving Feast

December 9, 2012 The students in Linda Rinaldo’s Southwestern Middle School Alternative Learning Program learned what it is like to prepare and entertain a Thanksgiving dinner for 30 invited guests. more »»

A Visit To The Silk Road

December 9, 2012 Gabe Caprino shared his knowledge and experience of the Silk Road with Ms. Waite’s fifth-grade social studies classes. Students were studying a unit on the ancient Silk Road trade route of the 1400. more »»

Southwestern Students Use Roger Tory Peterson Trip As Inspiration For Creative Artwork

December 9, 2012 “Look at my bird! Don’t you like it?” a fourth-grader exclaimed. While in art class, all of the students were engrossed in their task: creating realistic bird paintings in their local habitats. more »»

Elementary School Teachers Raise Funds For Sandy Relief

December 9, 2012 The teachers at Southwestern Elementary School wore jeans on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in an effort to raise money for the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fun. more »»

‘Hand In Hand, We Take A Stand’

December 9, 2012 Ms. Waite’s fifth-grade class rallied on Red Ribbon Day by creating a wall quilt which included each student’s hand print and a positive alternative to drugs. more »»

Students Act For Letter ‘G’ Week

December 9, 2012 Mrs. Wissman’s UPK students are shown acting out “3 Billy Goats Gruff” for letter “G” Week. more »»

Fletcher First-Graders Benefit From Dollar General Grant

December 2, 2012 Fletcher Elementary School first-grade teacher Teresina Isabella and her sister Lucia Guarnieri recently applied for, and received, a $4,000 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation. more »»

Ring Elementary School Celebrates American Education Week

December 2, 2012 Ring Elementary School students recently showed their school pride by showing they are “college-bound” during American Education Week. more »»

Lincoln School Fourth-Graders Gain Knowledge And Raise Funds

December 2, 2012 “What is the world’s fastest dog?” asked Cheryl Stone, Project LINC coordinator. “A hint, it is a hound with a special color.” “Greyhound.” said the Lincoln Elementary School fourth-grade. more »»

Middle School Academy Gives Students Opportunities At Eastside Y

December 2, 2012 Washington Middle School seventh-grader Kiara Medina stepped up to the microphone at the Family of Notes Entertainment recording studio to record tracks to her song “Take a Look in the Mirror. more »»

Bush Elementary School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

November 18, 2012 Bush Elementary School students showed off their crazy socks as part of “Sock it to Drugs Day. more »»

Bush Elementary School Teacher Receives MAC Grant

November 18, 2012 Bush Elementary School kindergarten teacher Bonnie Walsh recently received a MAC Grant from McDonald’s of Western New Yor. more »»

Bush School’s PTA Keeps Parents Involved

November 18, 2012 Ghosts, goblins, princesses and action heroes descended on Bush Elementary School on a recent Friday night. more »»

Bush Fourth-Graders Incorporate ‘I Can’ Statements In Lessons

November 18, 2012 “I can multiply to solve word problems using equations.” “I can describe characters using details from the text. more »»

A Creative Edge

November 4, 2012 “I love art because I can relax. Drawing and creating things helps me release feelings. more »»

Washington Science Students Discover More About DNA

November 4, 2012 Washington Middle School eighth-graders became “real” scientists by working hand-in-hand with scientist Dr. Mike Darwin Yerky, an outreach coordinator from Cornell University. more »»



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