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  • OACES Culinary Students Tour Wegmans Organic Farm in Canandaigua

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    The students were able to learn about the growing and harvesting process for organic foods.

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  • Pre-K Students at Francis Parker School No. 23 Enjoy First Book of the School Year

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    Books were provided by the District’s Early Childhood department as an effort to send books home with each student to help build at home libraries. Engaging and high quality Pre-K literature is carefully chosen to encourage literacy sharing at home.

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  • Four RCSD Schools Raise Funds to Help Ecuador

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    The money raised by students in Schools 9, 12, 22 and 35 have helped support the recovery efforts in Ecuador after the earthquake in April 2016.

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  • World of Inquiry Soccer Player Exhibits Exemplary Sportsmanship

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    World of Inquiry soccer player James Weh comforted a hurt Newark player by holding his hand until trainers reached him. The parent of the Newark soccer player sent these kind words to praise him: “I thought this act exhibited a tremendous piece of sportsmanship and thought this is what interscholastic sports is all about.”

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  • School No. 10 Third-Graders Complete Service Learning Project for Children in Uganda

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    The school helped to fund Ugandan Water Project #286, which has provided clean, safe water to God's Hope High School in Nakaseke, Uganda. Their support has imparted an invaluable resource and basic need that helps restore health and quality of life. Students no longer have to go to a shallow well for their water, which ran dry often—now they have safe, clean water right at the school.

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  • Summer Trip to Ghana, West-Africa

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    Teachers from Edison Tech and School 58 spent time in Ghana this summer interacting with Ghanaian students and teachers. They also visited the W.E.B. Dubois Center for Pan-African Research and gained first-hand knowledge about the life and writings of Dr. W.E.B. Dubois. The group was led by Abraham Steiner, a native of Ghana and a Pan-African teacher at Edison.

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  • Huge Success at the Rochester Early Childhood Education Center Parent Orientation

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    One hundred families attended the orientation event for the new Pre-K center. Families were happy and students eager to attend school next week.

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  • School No. 1 Students Receive Backpacks

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    Elders from the Friendly Home distributed book bags and supplies to students at Martin B. Anderson School No. 1’s orientation. Their generous donation was in conjunction with their partnership with School #1.

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  • Francis Parker School No. 23 Wins School Supplies

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    School No. 23 was nominated and won supplies from the Advantage Federal Credit Union RCSD Supply Drive.

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  • Pre-K Students Get an Early Start This Summer

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    Incoming Pre-K students at Nathaniel Hawthorne School No. 25 participate in a three-week summer program to help with the transition to Pre-K in September.

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  • East High School Teachers Visit Chile

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    Teachers from East High were immersed in a week of school and cultural activities in Chile to explore educational systems in South America in order to better approach education of Spanish-speaking students. They learned about different expectations from country to country, different curriculums and gained a better understanding of their ELL students.

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  • Recent Graduates of OACES Culinary Program

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    Elizabeth Roberts and Chynesha Holland are the first graduates to be placed with Aramark at the University of Rochester.

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  • Students Visit Bahamas for Marine Biology Field Trip

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    SOTA science teacher Richard Hendricks took students from SOTA and World of Inquiry to the Bahamas to spend a week at the Gerace Research Center, College of the Bahamas on San Salvador Island. They learned marine biology, were taught to snorkel and they visited two dive sites each day immersed in the most beautiful undisturbed coral reefs in the world. Teacher Debbie Ortenzi and CO marine biology expert Joe Zuniga attended as well.

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  • OACES Culinary Students Visited Palmer Food Services

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    Students toured the distribution warehouse and learned about the butchering department, HACCP guidelines, USDA inspections, routing of deliveries and more. They also met two graduates working there, and were served lunch by Tom Chamot, the Palmer’s Executive Chef.

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  • RCSD Students Win Ringside World National Boxing Championship

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    Nevaeha Nelson (School 22, 11 years old), Jay’von Larry Cummings (School 45, 9 years old), and Fynest Larry Cummings (School 22, 8 years old) are 2016 Ringside World Boxing National Champions. 9 year-old Lavon Peak from School 43 won a Silver Medal in the 2016 National Junior Olympic Championship. The event was held at Independence Events Center, July 27-30, in Independence, MO.

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  • OACES Culinary Students Visit Lamb Dairy Farm in Oakfield

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    The students learned about the milking and pasteurization process on western New York’s largest dairy farm.

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  • Student Interns Working in IM&T This Summer

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    IM&T interns are busy cleaning, repairing and preparing hardware in our schools in order for students and teachers to start the year with the tech tools for teaching and learning. With the support of IM&T Building Technicians and Instructional Technology staff, interns are learning about the technology we use while developing work skills for college and their careers.

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  • OACES Students Visit St. John Fisher College

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    Students met with Executive Chef Joel Kraft at Lackmann Culinary, received a tour of the facility and learned about purchasing, receiving, staffing, and kitchen design.

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  • Roberto Clemente School No. 8 Pre-K Students Create Book for Golisano Children’s Hospital

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    As part of the “To Be Real or Not To Be Real” expedition, students focused on identifying real emotions, creating the book Pre-K Parade as a final project. The class thought children from Golisano Children’s Hospital would benefit most from their book about emotions, with pictures and drawings of real children from their community.  

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  • P-TECH Rochester Student Receives Young Citizen of the Year Honor

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    P-TECH sophomore Shawnte Arterberry was honored with The Young Citizen of the Year by the Monroe County Legislature—one of the highest honors for youth leadership, community service, advocacy and perseverance. She was nominated by her FBLA advisor, Francine Martella, because of her commitment to strengthening her school, local community and herself.

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  • Nathaniel Hawthorne School No. 25 and Durand-Eastman Present Play

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    For the fifth consecutive year, students from School No. 25 and Durand-Eastman Intermediate School in East Irondequoit presented an end-of-year musical. This year they performed The Lion King Jr.

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  • US Air Force Association Honors NRCS STEM Team with 2016 Teacher of the Year Award

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    The Nathaniel Rochester Community School STEM Team was presented with the 2016 Air Force Association’s Genesee Valley Chapter Teacher of the Year Award at the June RTA Representative Assembly meeting, where teachers were honored by NYS Senator Joe Robach and NYS Senator Rich Funke’s office.

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  • OACES MAC Academy Students Mentor School No. 50 Students

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    MAC Academy students visited Springdale Farm with School No. 50 elementary students from similar countries.

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  • MAC Academy Students at OACES Celebrate Accomplishments

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    Community partners attended the award ceremony where students celebrated obtaining learner’s permits, employment, enrolling in CTE classes, moving from ESL classes to High School Equivalency, completing Financial Literacy classes, and completing 50+ hours of community service.

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  • Rochester Museum and Science Center Exhibit Design Class at Nathaniel Rochester Community School

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    On June 8, students in the School Exhibit Design class completed and presented their prototypes/exhibits at the NRCS Spring STEM Expo. Led by Dr. Calvin Uzelmeier of the RMSC, the Exhibit Design program introduced students to the process used by the RMSC to move an exhibit from thought to floor.

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