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  • Celebration of 2016 Graduating Class of GRC MSW Program

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    RCSD social work staff and interns celebrated the completion of the interns’ graduate level education at the GRC MSW Program of Brockport and Nazareth. The students interned over the past year in District schools, working side by side with staff.

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  • John Williams School No. 5 Students Raise Money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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    A huge “thank you” to Ms. Frazier, Mrs. Engels and School 5’s National Junior Honor students for a job well done in exceeding their collective fundraising goal of $500 for the Pennies for Patients Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series Fundraiser. The school raised a $615.42! 

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  • Second-Graders at Enrico Fermi School No. 17 Celebrate Earth Day

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    Ms. Leigh’s second-grade class made self-watering plant terrariums out of recycled materials.

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  • Nathaniel Rochester Community School Launches March STEM Challenge

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    Students and teachers participated in the March schoolwide STEM Challenge on April 8, which tested students’ ability to build a catapult from common materials. The final competition challenged teams to use their catapults to launch an object for greatest distance and accuracy. First-place winners were Mrs. Rose’s 6th grade, Mr. Wayman’s 2nd grade and Mrs. Maggio’s 4th grade.

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  • Enrico Fermi School No. 17 Celebrates Earth Day

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    Ms. Martinez’s second-grade class made self-watering plant terrariums out of recycled materials and recognized their new Green Team classroom representative.

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  • NRCS Engineering Academy Students Place 3rd and 5th at the 2016 E3 F

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    Two Nathaniel Rochester Community School sixth-grade engineering teams placed in the E3 Fair competition, with one team capturing 3rd place in the Option III Challenge and a second team taking 5th place in the Option II Challenge. NRCS is proud to have the only girls’ team place in either the Option II or Option III Challenges.

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  • Nathaniel Rochester Community School Students Study Exhibit Design with the RMSC

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    Groups of fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade students are working with RMSC’s Dr. Calvin Uzelmeier on an eight-week Exhibit Design project. Students are learning and experiencing the process RMSC uses to move an exhibit from thought to prototype to exhibit. Using RMSC’s process, students will create a functional, interactive exhibit that will be displayed and experienced by the students, staff and visitors at Nathaniel Rochester in the fall of 2016.

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  • School of the Arts Presents URINETOWN

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    SOTA’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Urinetown, continues this weekend, with final performances scheduled for April 29, 30 and May 1.

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  • School No. 8 Students Submit Animated Film to Rochester International Children’s Film Festival

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    Eight students from School 8 created the animated film, “The Learning Tree,” through a collaboration with school staff, the Maplewood Y after-school program, the Rochester Association for Young Children, and Animatus Studios. Their film is being shown at screenings throughout the greater Rochester area. 

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  • OACES Success Story: Cecilia Loki

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    Cecilia, a former Ugandan refugee and recent graduate of the culinary program, took advantage of the citizenship classes offered at OACES and was recently sworn in as a US citizen at a ceremony. She now works at the Wegmans Pittsford store.

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  • SOTA Senior Wins Rochester Business Alliance/Women’s Council Young Women of Distinction

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    Aleah Adams was named one of four winners for the award, which recognizes outstanding high school seniors who excel in academics, leadership, and community service. The four winners receive a $2,000 scholarship, paid internship opportunity, and participation in a leadership seminar.

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  • Rochester International Academy Presents to Board of Regents in Albany

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    Librarian Julianne Wise and three students presented the exciting opportunities Julianne has provided to students at RIA, specifically the Makerspace program.

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  • 6th Annual 19th Ward Spelling Bee Winners

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    The winners include Dezire Bishop-Richardson, 3rd grade, School 29; Sarah Adams, 4th grade, School 10; Xavier Rizzo, 5th grade, School 10; Don Huggins, 6th grade, School 16; Janaya Jackson, 7th grade, School  19; and Virgil Barnes, 8th grade, School 19.

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  • James Monroe High School Teacher Meets Secretary Clinton

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    Special education teacher Janelle Sacco was personally invited by her campaign manager to attend a meet and greet photo session with Secretary Clinton prior to the MCC event. Janelle attended the event with her husband Sam, also an RCSD teacher, her son, and Monroe Principal Dr. Ramos.

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  • Leadership Academy for Young Men Students Receive the Real Life 101 Scholarship

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    This national scholarship is a $10,000 award given to African American males across the country. Congratulations to James Weathers and Deshauntly Lee, who are the first students in the Rochester area to be awarded this scholarship.

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  • U of R Brass Choir Rehearses with East High Instrumental Music Members

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    Directed by Dr. Josef Hanson, the U of R Brass Choir performed a number of pieces and then participated in a side-by-side rehearsal with East High Eagles jazz students Alexandra Monson-Wright, Gerquan Brown-Hairston, Jan Luis Rosa, Patrick Duffy, and Ricardo Borges.

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  • East Lower School 8th-Graders Attend Soy Unica, Soy Latina Rally

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    Students were empowered by the speakers’ messages and inspired to spread the messages of self-confidence, diversity and anti-bullying policies.

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  • Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19 Spelling Bee Winners

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    8th-grader Virgil Barnes won the Spelling Bee, earning a $1,000 college scholarship from the Rochester Education Foundation. Janaya Jackson won first place for the 7th-grade class and will receive a $500 college scholarship.

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  • Wilson Foundation Academy First-Graders Open for Mayor Lovely Warren

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    Mrs. Vazquez-Ramirez’s class led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and performed the poem I Am Somebody at the Mayor’s 2016 State of the City Address.

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  • WDKX Visits Wilson Foundation Academy 4th-Grade Class

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    After seeing a tribute to the radio station by Ms. Clark’s class, WDKX visited the class to thank them for learning about the station as well as the call letters. Mr. Andre Langston and Board President Van White spoke to the class about being excellent citizens and educated contributors to society.

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  • District Teachers Participate in 100 Mile Bike Ride for Missing and Exploited Children

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    Christine Tymczyszyn, Todd Bissell, Kimberly Siracusa, Jeannine Brown, Lisa Poinan, and Michele Myers will be riding as a District to support the Center for Missing and Exploited Children on May 20. Their team is fundraising for the Lake Avenue branch.

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  • 62nd OACES Graduate Employed

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    Congratulations to Wilmarie Fragueda, the 62nd graduate of the OACES Culinary Program, who was hired as a baker for Salvatore’s Donut Delights.

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  • Driver’s Education Classes During Spring Break

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    Students at Edison Tech and the Career Pathways to Public Safety Program participated in free, five-hour pre-licensing classes over the March break.

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  • Second-Graders at Henry Hudson School No. 28 Make Virtual Connection

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    With the help of Instructional Technology resource teachers, Rosie Castle and Larisa Useda, second-grade bilingual students connected virtually with a class near Utica, NY, to play the mystery number game. Teachers Mariela Polito-Fischer and Hulda Yau worked with students to ask questions, using a hundreds chart and academic language when asking yes/no questions about the other class’s mystery number.

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  • Multicultural Night at Lincoln Park School No. 44

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    This event for Pre-K and Kindergarten families focused on nursery rhymes from The Neighborhood Mother Goose book. Stations were set up with a variety of activities, and the night ended with a drum circle and the Mexican hat dance.

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