Felix Schneider, Lyndon Niu Lowenstein, and Fredrico Ahumada received the honor of being selected for Monroe All County Elementary Band. They prepared a leveled NYSSMA solo and participated in the Monroe County Solo Festival, all receiving Outstanding ratings. The All County Concert will be held March 12th at Brockport High School.
Sixth-grader Imani Oliver Daniels, winner of the NYS Elks Association Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks foul shooting contest, also won the local division and Rochester district competition. Imani has now moved on to the State Regional Championship in the girls division 11-12 year olds.
When Ibrahim’s mother surprised him with a special school lunch, she never thought his excitement would cause him to get food lodged in his throat. Thankfully, paraprofessional Kenneth Smith came to his rescue by performing the Heimlich Maneuver.
For the past two years, Mr. Larry Madejczyk, a retired engineer from Xerox, enjoys getting students excited about science and technology. He says he wants to peek student interest early in the “thousands of new jobs in science and technology that will help the next generation get out of poverty.”
Nathaniel Rochester Community School held their first Winter STEM Expo on Thursday January 14, 2016. The STEM Expo was a showcase of student STEM work taking place in the classrooms with student presenters sharing their learning experiences with students, teachers and parents.
Nathaniel Rochester’s Family Science and Engineering Night, which took place Thursday evening January 14th, 2016, featured science and engineering activities for families to participate in together.
Emily Howe worked with Pre-K teacher Melissa Asenato and the students to make an alphabet board and number line, which are now hanging in the classroom. Emily designed and hand-painted each board in the alphabet and designed each number in the number line.
Students from School Without Walls participated in the first local Student Summit on Race, hosted by Irondequoit High School, with students from several suburban districts and the Gateway2Change project from St. Louis/Ferguson, Missouri.
School No. 19’s therapy dog, Blaze, will be featured as the Valentine fundraiser stuffed animal for NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services) this year.
MAC students donated gift baskets with clothes, food, personal hygiene items, and more for newly arrived refugee families at Catholic Family Center.
Donations from a pie-throwing fundraiser in August and a collection in December were given to The House of Mercy, the department’s sister community charity. Pictured are Dele Akinniyi, Sister Grace and Danielle Dawley.
The Mayor visited Mrs. Harding’s Kindergarten class where she ate lunch with them, did the Whip and Nay Nay Dance, and spoke with parents about her reading program in the hair salons and barber shops.
Girls in grades 4 and 5 participated in a 10-week program that included lessons about self-development, valuing relationships, and teamwork in addition to practices to prepare them for the culminating 5K race event.
Rochester Young Scientists Club students use their understanding of heat and heat transfer to design an experiment, exploring which materials work best to keep an ice cube from melting.
MAC (Making a Connection) Academy participants rang the bell for The Salvation Army at the Greece Ridge Mall. These refugee youth are gaining employment skills while giving back to the community.
School librarians Julianne Wise (RIA) and Melissa Frost (Children’s School of Rochester #15) said the donation will help build a District Library Makerspace-to-Go, which includes a 3D Printer, LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics kit and many other inquiry-based activities.
“Gotcha” tickets are given to students who show The Kodak 5 (Kind, On Task, Do the Right Thing, Acting Safe, Keeping Cool). This week’s winners received two tickets to the WDKX Step Jam!
Students from Vanguard, Wilson, Monroe and East learned about a program the college is creating that would fully fund cost of attendance for qualified admitted students. In addition to sharing this information, they funded the cost of the entire field trip!