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.
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.