Deavana Williams (Varsity Basketball & Varsity Outdoor Track, 3.70 GPA) and Michael Voelkl (Varsity Volleyball & Varsity Baseball, 3.57 GPA) were recognized at the Board of Education meeting in June.
After his visit last month with Ms. Kelly and Ms. Scaccia’s class, the Senator wanted to help make an impact on the materials available for students to read.
The Engineering Academy team members worked with Mr. Mastrogiovanni to design and build a rain harvesting water system that collects, stores and efficiently distributes rain water to each of the plants in the school’s Butterfly Garden.
The bilingual Social Studies teacher provided District staff, students, and families complimentary tickets to Razorshark games. He also coached the Monroe High School girls’ basketball team for four years and worked the NBA’s Developmental League’s National Tryout in New York City in June.
Using the Engineering Design Process, Nathaniel Rochester Community School’s 4th, 6th and 8th graders worked with the instrumental music teacher and the STEM specialist to measure, cut, sand, glue and stain wood and rubber materials for their mallets, which were used at the Spring Concert in June.
Michele Myers will bike 450 miles from the Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial in Buffalo to the Freedom Tower in NYC, concluding at the Seaford 9/11 Memorial at Seaford High School, Michele’s alma mater and hometown. Proceeds will go to the Seaford 9/11 memorial organization to honor the memory of five Seaford High School graduates who lost their lives on 9/11.
Rites of Passage programs provide youth with the information and skills they need to transition into successful young adults, with a clear understanding of what their responsibilities are to themselves, their families, and their communities.
Ryan won first place in the 4th-7th grade category of the Prevention 1st Home Fire Drill poster contest. Ryan and four of his friends were treated to lunch with firemen at the Dewey and Ridgeway Fire Station, with the added treat of sliding down the fire pole.
Iyahna won the random drawing for a ride to school in a fire truck. She and her sister were picked up at their house for an exciting ride to school in a fire truck.
Derinda McKinstry is this year’s winner of the New York State Better Beginnings Award sponsored by the Board of Regents to honor teachers who demonstrate exceptional love and support for their students.
During the school’s first annual STEM Career Week, students met and heard from professionals who work in STEM fields. Each STEM speaker shared their background and presented students with hands-on activities relevant to their role through STEM.
Eleventh-graders Kayla Clements and Linda Vasavong received brand new instruments through the Rochester Education Foundation’s College-Bound Music Instrument Awards. Kayla and Linda were presented their instruments at REF's annual “Spring for Music” held at Bernunzio Uptown Music.
Each student in Kindergarten through grade 6 received one free book and a bag of popcorn. Everyone had an excellent time and were very excited about the event.
Dr. Porterfield read Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? to Ms. Gilroy and Ms. Kane’s kindergarten class and also spoke about college and future careers.
Students in Michele Carballada’s class learned that a unique scholarship to MCC is available after they graduate from high school. The Carballada Endowed Scholarship Fund for Rochester City Students was established by Carballada’s parents, Virginia and Carlos Carballada, with the help of the Monroe Community College Foundation.
Brown won the 110 meter hurdle with a time of 15.48 seconds. He also came in 2nd in Class A 100m Dash at 11.04 seconds, and 3rd in the Class A 200m Dash at 22.16.