The Page Turners Book Club is getting 100 books to give away to its members to help promote the 2015 Teen Book Festival thanks to a grant submitted by library media specialist Diane Mohney. The books were written by a variety of authors who will be attending the Rochester Teen Book Festival in May at Nazareth College.
Students in GIS Scholars, a youth-directed program started in 2012, use Geographic Info Systems (GIS) to explore their community and search for solutions to problems such as crime and poor housing conditions.
Classroom doors were decorated in a Dr. Seuss theme to tie in with his birthday, World Read Aloud Day in March, and SOAR – Safe, On Task, Always Caring, Ready for Success.
Fourth grade students in Mrs. Maggio's class collected food for two weeks to help the St. Andrews Food Pantry. The school generously donated over 800 items, filling 22 boxes with food.
Students celebrated their completion the MAC program with OACES staff, family and friends. Speeches were made by students and staff and several achievement awards were given.
Students wrote and received a grant to fund "HeART to Heart," a project enabling them to create artwork to be sold at local coffee shops. Proceeds donated to the American Heart Association.