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Students took part in various physical activities to celebrate their hard work fundraising and to learn how to keep their own hearts healthy. Nursing students from the University of Rochester were on hand with stethoscopes to help students listen to their heartbeats both before and after exercise. The event wrapped up with a water and reflection station where students shared their learning.
The Art Show displayed a wonderful selection of Kindergarten through 6th-grade student work from art teachers Jaime Cranker, Carrie Howe and Jillian Hauck. At the reception the students were awarded certificates from Mayor Lovely Warren’s office presented by the teachers and Assistant to the Mayor, Tracey Miller. Music teachers and a small ensemble of School 15 students played a variety of musical pieces and were spontaneously joined by students from School 22. The show is open for viewing until April 18.
In March, the Upward Bound and Talent Search programs of the Kearns Center at the University of Rochester took 50 RCSD students from East High, Vanguard, Wilson Magnet, Monroe, Early College, World of Inquiry and Integrated Arts and Technology on college visits in Washington, DC and Maryland. The trip included visits to the University of Maryland at College Park, Howard University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Coppin State University and Morgan State University, as well as the National Museum of African American History and Culture and a monument tour.
The Wilson X-Cats reached the quarterfinals as the second-place team and then went on to win with their Blue Alliance partners the 2017 Finger Lakes Regional Championship on Saturday, March 18.
The Edison Band and Chorus treated students from School No. 43 and School No. 8 to a concert, featuring Disney music and an interactive program focused on literacy, artistry and responding to music.
Two School No. 7 classes placed in the top 25 of the National Lexia Contest. Ms. Clancy’s 4th-grade class and Ms. Colon and Ms. Laszek’ s 4th-grade class placed first and second in the Northeast Region. This is the second year in a row that School No. 7 has been recognized nationally.
Adult Family Educator Bonita Williams in the Rochester Preschool Program worked with School 22 families getting them signed up for the Ready Rosie Program, an app that gives parents activities to do with their children to enhance learning.
IATHS senior Jonathan Orlando assisted School No. 50 teacher Andrea Sielaff with a non-working document camera. Jonathan took apart the lens and was able to get the camera in working order.
On January 28, the students and staff of the North STAR Educational Program engaged in various activities on campus to bid farewell to SSO Gomez. The day began with a staff breakfast, followed by a 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament.
School No. 5 inducted 20 new recipients to the National Junior Honor Society, a number that has doubled from 10 last year. Seven former School No. 5 NJHS students also participated in the ceremony.
To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, six students from Andrew J. Townson School No. 39 had the opportunity to be exposed to one of Rochester’s world-renowned artists by attending a free class at Garth Fagan Dance, chaperoned by their teacher Ivy Clark.
Northeast alumni were invited back to campus to share real-world experience with students, participating in classroom presentations and town hall meetings for current students and sharing words of wisdom on their transitions from high school to college and careers.
The Student Government Association, Counseling Department and Student Support Center collected donations for families in need and delivered them during the holiday break. Donation bags included a $25 grocery gift card, paper products, canned goods, garbage bags, laundry products and other household essentials.
The professional learning session was facilitated by Kevin Baldwin, a member of the District Roc Restorative Team, along with Barbara Drmacich from Partners In Restorative Initiatives, and Erminie Izzo, School Psychologist at School 46. Academic Circles are a type of Restorative Practice that combines academics with building classroom relationships and connections.
For this month’s EL Education design principle Solitude and Reflection, Mrs. Geter-Bullock’s first-grade class emulated Roberto Clemente as they read The Ugly Duckling, learning to empathize with the ugly duck.
Students performed at Greece Ridge Mall and the Monroe County Office Building for County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, closing out the concert series held in the building atrium for the 2016 season.
Students from Roberto Clemente School No. 8 and John Walton Spencer School No. 16 caroled at the nursing home, making new friendships with both residents and peers. Their performances were recorded and aired on BUZZ radio this week.
Dr. Urbanski spoke to Mr. Amico’s Participation in Government class, discussing his journey to America from Poland as a young man, and his family and educational background. He also spoke about the role of unions in the education of students and heard their concerns about issues affecting Edison.
Students had the chance to work with Brendon Stimson and Hayley Podschun, who have been featured in several Broadway musicals, including West Side Story, Hairspray, Newsies, Wicked and more.
Officers attended the center’s “Giving Tree” kick-off event, with each officer reading Shel Silverstein’s Giving Tree to every classroom. Students asked questions, did activities with the officers, tried on their coats, and played. The officers also took winter decorations from the Giving Tree and have returned with gifts for families.