Four students participated in the New York State Art Teachers Association Mural Painting Project for the Annual Conference this year at the Hyatt Regency. They worked with local artist Nate Hodge on a two-part mural that visualized the conference theme of Art = Empowerment and Collaboration.
Students assisted with the planning, publicity, serving, hosting and cleanup. Students also collected and delivered coats and gloves. This is Edison’s second time co-sponsoring this event with lead sponsor, the Jordon Health Center.
Students, families and staff collected turkeys, non-perishable food and money to provide Thanksgiving food boxes to families in need. They filled and delivered 38 big boxes of Thanksgiving dinner food!
Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, spoke to IAT’s first senior class on the theme, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” which is directly related to their Capstone projects.
Films from the Rochester International Children’s Film Festival were shown to students, with presentations designed to help enrich the educational experience by exposing them to unique, animated short films to which they could relate, respond, learn from, and enjoy. “Hopes for the Future,” a six-minute animated film created by a group of School 8 students, was also shown.
After seeing a series of photonic posters, created by U of R students and on display at the airport, Diane Eagles was inspired to have her Optics class do the same. Students conducted several experiments and demonstrations analyzing the characteristics and properties of light, resulting in a poster exhibit at the school.
The Maplewood Fire Station visited the school, and several classes were able to go inside the firetruck, meet the firefighters, ask questions and leave with a hat and sticker.
The Townson family foundation honored the school and their family’s legacy with a gift of $10,000. Andrew J. Townson III and IV visited, and students and teachers gathered in assembly for this occasion, with band and chorus performances, to say “thank you” for the generous contribution.
Students and families at School No. 23 donated 575 pairs of socks during the school’s “Socktober” event. The school’s goal was 400 pairs of socks, which they exceeded. All socks were donated to local clothing closets and community agencies.
Eighteen classes participated in the event, where teams of students from each class planned, designed and tested a spider web to hold the greatest mass. The Grade K-2 winner was a second-grade team whose web held 14,500 grams; the Grade 3-6 winner was a sixth-grade team whose web held 13,600 grams, and the Grade 7-8 winner’s web held 3,500 grams.
Children were able to trick-or-treat in the hallways, jump in the Bounce House, dunk for apples, dance to the beat of WDKX's DJ and so much more, all with coordination help from School 45’s own 7th and 8th graders. According to several in attendance, “This is the best Halloween party we've ever been to!”
Started by NRCS Inquiry Coach, Vici Patanella, the Crazy 8s 3-5 math club is designed to get kids fired up about math. Each Tuesday during ELT, the Crazy 8ers build, run, jump, make music, make a mess… all while bonding with new friends over math. Students used glow sticks to think, talk and create different polygons.
Roberts Wesleyan professors and science education students visit monthly to offer 4th-grade students hands-on learning experiences that are standards based and focused on the concepts students will be required to demonstrate on the 4th-grade science test in May/June. The program is a win-win for both institutions as the college students teach in a real-world experience and students receive close personal support with their learning experience.
Students and staff at NRCS took a walk back in time to experience the Genesee Country Village & Museum through the Math Lens. Designed by the NRCS STEM team and the GCV&M staff, the experience presented students a unique living history experience providing meaningful insights into how math has influenced the origins of customs, traditions, social values and the evolution of our contemporary lifestyles.
Students who participate in the Leadership Class as their Expanded Learning Time Enrichment went to Camp Sisol for a Leadership Retreat, where they participated in team building activities and leadership workshops.
With the use of Language Coaches and other interpreters, every family received all of the information they need to support their child’s learning in their first language – that’s 14 languages, which include Nepali, Somali, Arabic, Karen, Burmese, Amharic, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Farsi, Tigrinya, Kachin, French, Spanish and English.
Award-winning local author Vivian Vande Veld, who founded the Rochester Children’s Book Festival 19 years ago, now organizes the free Festival-To-Go program for RCSD students who might not otherwise have access to the authors and illustrators. This year’s event is Nov. 7th at MCC.
Rochester Summer Scholars was one of four recipients of the 2015 New York Life Excellence in Summer Learning Awards, which was presented by The National Summer Learning Association in Baltimore this month.
Episcopal Senior Life Communities opened a new community garden with the help of Rochester students. ESLC says that the garden has produced more than vegetables; it serves as a catalyst to bring people together for a shared purpose.