NYSSMA chooses seniors for All-State

The New York State School MusicAssociation (NYSSMA) has about around 7,000 students audition for the 8 All-State performing groups, and just shy of 900 are chosen to participate annually. Students must score 98-100 on their audition to be considered to join one of their music groups. This is the second year Senior Rebecca Matte has been chosen to participate in an All-State... 9:00am 10/29/17

Getting to know you

AmberLyn Ellinger’s 4th grade class at Bellamy Elementary School first assignment this year was an exercise for the students to get to know each other. Throughout the first week of school students worked to compare and contrast some of their traits, favorite foods, favorite sports etc. This was a great “Get to Know You” activity which allowed the class to become familiar and... 8:50am 09/30/18

Career fair held at Stokes Elementary

Kindergarteners in Mrs. Luczak's class at Stokes Elementary participated in a career fair on Wednesday, June 13. The students dressed up like workers in their dream job, made a poster describing why they chose this career and had props they would need when working in their field. Parents and guardians along with other classrooms and Stokes staff members were invited to visit... 8:50am 06/24/18

Students create interactive Art Exhibit

Computer Art students at RFA learned how to create animated GIF’s (Graphic Interchange Format). After working with dancing words, stick figures and cartoon morphing the class began working on elaborate creative scenes that offered a subtle animation. Students gained experience in motion graphics and basic animation as if they were “Google Doodlers” or Webpage Designers. All... 9:00am 05/27/18

Large-scale efforts help pre-k teachers receive resources

Studies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society gains as much as $13 in long-term savings, according to a 2016 study by Nobel Laureate, James Heckman.... 8:00am 04/29/18

The celebration continues … Writing becomes ‘way of life’ for Rome elementary students

Elementary students in the Rome City School District continue to hone their writing skills through the English Language Arts curriculum and during Writing Workshop where they experience the Lucy Calkins Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing. All students kick off the year learning how to write stories and grow toward achieving Common Core Learning... 9:00am 01/31/16

Our Day at Sylvan Beach

My sister, my friends, Gio and Siena, my friends’ nanny, and I went to Sylvan Beach, and we went on the Himalaya. The Himalaya is a ride that goes really fast around and around. Gio wanted to go on the roller coaster, but he got scared. The roller coaster was yellow, but it was also metal and it shrieked when it moved. My stomach dropped. I was so scared when I heard those... 9:00am 01/31/16

Bellamy Elementary School - Opinion writing on school uniforms

Ft. Joy Elemenatary – Haiku

Ava Zakala

My Teacher Young and beautiful Helps us learn by teaching us Very, very, nice – Ava Zakala 9:00am 12/27/15

Catherine Smith

Cookies Very yummy treats Deliciously good to eat Can I have one more? —Catherine Smith 9:00am 12/27/15

Caden Jeror

Christmas Night Flying in the air Giving presents to children Down the chimney he goes – Caden Jeror 9:00am 12/27/15

Caitlin Platis

Presents Wrapped up in paper Packed in a sack for children Goes under the tree ~Caitlin Platis 9:00am 12/27/15

Danica Lanzi

CookiesThey are very goodMaking them can be so funIt makes a good snack– Danica Lanzi 9:00am 12/27/15

Dustin Joy

Dustin Cookies and milk, yum Playing video games, cool Watching TV, fun – Dustin Joy 9:00am 12/27/15

Joey Fiorini

SantaA man with a beardGiving presents to childrenAll around the world– Joey Fiorini 9:00am 12/27/15

Karsen Patnode

Presents Under the Tree I’m always sleeping Something wrapped under the tree And always for me! – Karsen Patnode 9:00am 12/27/15

PJ Summa

Easter One Easter morning The bunny hides the all over I love to find eggs. — PJ Summa 9:00am 12/27/15

Trinity Ahrens

Santa Slides down the chimney Delivers presents to kids Wake up excited – Trinity Ahrens 9:00am 12/27/15

Danielle Kopek

Reindeer Flying in the sky They make the bells go ringing Pulling the red sleigh —Danielle Kopek 9:00am 12/27/15

Ft. Joy Elementary – Narrative writing

Handwriting instruction benefits students in a multitude of ways, experts say

Handwriting is more than a fine motor skill. Research shows that handwriting instruction and handwriting skill impact students’ overall literacy development and that early fine motor writing skills predict later academic achievement, according to education and childhood development experts. Here are just a few of the many benefits of handwriting for students, from the... 9:00am 12/06/15