Parents, students and community members enjoyed a fun-filled day in Monroe’s new temporary location at the Marshall Campus. School supplies were distributed to all students.
A group of employees at Central Office raised money to support Kailee, the four-year-old granddaughter of District employee Bob Kwiecien. Kailee is bravely battling her 2nd bought with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of muscle cancer.
Li-Hill, a Canadian artist currently living in Brooklyn, left a secret gift of a large sculpture hidden outdoors in northwest Rochester during the Wall\Therapy 2015 event. The sculpture is located on an industrial property adjacent to the Dr. Freddie Thomas Learning Center, just barely visible from the second-floor classrooms. Students discovered the secret gift after studying the Wall\Therapy project as part of their summer enrichment program.
Thanks to sponsors, participants, donors, volunteers and the community, this event raised close to $14,000, with Staples gift card donations being made to teachers (captains) within the elementary and secondary schools/programs in the RCSD. School 12 raised the most funds for their school without any community sponsorship.
Chosen by Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA), Melajah Clinkscales, Tyshon Kelly, and Jonathan Radcliffe arrived in China on July 6 and will return on August 10. They have settled into a routine and started blogging their experiences. The scholars are attending classes, participating in service learning projects at places, such as the Bethel School for the Visually Impaired, and engaging in cultural awareness activities.
As part of the summer enrichment program, Ms. Cope’s class visited the Phillis Wheatley public library where students toured the library, visited the community garden and received public library card applications.
Students are learning about civic responsibility and working to make the community a better place through service projects. They chose to gather pet supplies and made dog biscuits for Joyful Rescues.
This violin instruction program, open to grades three through eight, served 112 students this year at School No. 19. Damante joined in third grade and now his talents, passion, discipline and all he has learned from the program are taking him far as he has been accepted as a 7th grader at the School of the Arts.
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.