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The Douglass Campus held a commitment ceremony in development of their football program, as they are slated to grow out to a varsity team in the 2018 season. Athletes worked together to select a team motto and “signed” as if committing to a college team.
In its fourth year of operation, the café has provided a valuable training ground for student workforce preparation, continuously promoting healthy cooking techniques to the students of OACES by using only fresh ingredients.
Johnisha Thomas will be starting her first job as a full time cook at Red Robin, and Nelson Rivera will be starting as a cook at Seabreeze.
Wyndell Goins, a student in the four-year-old class, won the 2017 Young Citizen of the Year Award. He will be recognized at a ceremony on June 6 at the Monroe Community College Theater.
In addition to Nasreen Jaff’s artwork being displayed in our nation’s Capital Building for one year, she will also attend the official ceremony in Washington, DC on June 29.
At the National Soap Box Derby competition in Akron, Ohio, School 41 student Jaime Hernandez walked away with the first place trophy for the nation. Congratulations to Jamie and thank you to Mr. Brooks taking a group of students to the competition.
This Summit provided an opportunity for Bilingual and ESOL teachers to collaborate and share their learning and best practices for teaccing reading and writing using Journeys and Senderos.
Ms. Cebul’s students surprised the school-based health center and nurses with homemade cards on Nurses day, and Mr. Hepburn’s Boys Academy class surprised them with donuts and a thank you card.
Geva’s Literary Department hosted the annual Young Writers Showcase, which featured six student playwrights, including junior Isabella Watts. Geva will produce her play in the fall. Karina Le, also a junior, was selected to attend the New England Young Writer’s Conference at Bread Loaf, which is a four-day, writing-focused workshop for high school students from around the country.
As part of a $5,000 Lowes grant, World of Inquiry hosted a Math and Movement Family Fun Night for K-6th grade students and families. All who attended were able to try out engaging educational mats. Founder of Math and Movement Suzy Koontz even made a surprise visit.
For the second year, students at Young Mothers and Interim Health Academy won the second annual City of Rochester and Coca Cola sponsored Earth Day Rain Barrel Painting Competition. The rain barrels will be on display for the next month at City Hall.
The Mayor visited Mr. Ford’s class as part of their “Extraordinary Women” Powerful Learning Experience. She talked about the challenges she has faced as Mayor and what she most enjoys about the job. She also spoke about the power of education, reading and anti-bullying.
Wilson Magnet’s chess team won the interscholastic team chess championship in April at McQuaid High School. Players representing Wilson are Webster Kehoe, Connor Wagner, Sam Cherin, Peter Carter, Patrick Phillips, Theo Chapman and Coach Tom Mueller.
Franklin graduates Dan Andrews (class of 2013) and Jaquon Herring (class of 2012) received their bachelor’s degrees last weekend from the SUNY College at Brockport. Dan is a Sports Management major, and Jaquon is a Kinesiology major with a minor in Coaching.
Students in John Bliss’s fifth-grade class show off some of the hundreds of seeds they planted as part of their integrated science and math project. The students are building an outdoor garden with the help of community members, starting many of the plants from seed monitoring their growth and eventually transplanting them into the garden.
Teachers from Vanguard Collegiate High School were the only teachers from New York State selected to attend the Teach to Lead Summit in Ohio, an international conference of educators. At the Summit, they met with critical friends from across the country and the globe to obtain feedback on their proposal, “changing the school culture using culturally responsive strategies.”
Abraham Lincoln School No. 22 raised 500 dollars during their Valentine's Day sale to donate to the American Heart Association.
Decision Day at Vanguard Collegiate High School was celebrated on May 2. Seniors were treated to breakfast in the College Prep Center, photographed wearing the gear of their college or career choice and participated in the City of Rochester's Reach Higher campaign.
Mr. Bliss and his fifth-graders can cook more efficiently thanks to the table-top burner and matching pan purchased for them through the school’s Parent Teacher Association. The students use the cooking to facilitate and support math skills such as understanding measurement, volume, proportions and other concepts.
After reading The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes, 5th- and 6th-grade book club students at Montessori Academy decided to help foster children in the Rochester area and collected toiletry items to donate to the Center for Youth. On April 26, 11 students met with Executive Director Elaine Spaull and other staff, where they toured the facility and learned about the programs and services offered there.
On April 28 the band and choir students from Abelard Reynolds School No. 42 performed at the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting celebration at Ontario Beach Park. Students helped with the tree planting, and each received a sapling to plant.
Corkey Swails placed second in Masonry in the New York State Skills USA competition for the second consecutive year. Congratulations to Corkey and his Masonry teacher, Rich Schmitt.
The bulbs are up, and the garden project by John Bliss and his students at Frank Fowler School No. 52 is growing. Plans include a walking path, a vegetable area and benches, made possible through a Lowes grant.
Trained coaches lead small teams of girls in grades 3 - 5 through a research-based curricula, which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, the girls develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
Pre-K students at Roberto Clemente School No. 8 created drawings to record their scientific observations after a nature walk in search of flowers and plants.