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Planting the Seeds of Success

This spring 3rd graders in Mrs. Sandy Schweers, Mrs. Robin Freiss, and Mrs. Casey Thomas’ classes are doing some gardening. The students are learning about germination and will be growing Brassica Plants (also known as the Wisconsin Fast Plants), radishes, spinach, and tomatoes. They will also be measuring and charting plant growth. Students are reading Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens in which a rabbit tricks a bear into giving him all of the good parts of the harvest.
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Dunning's Class Knee-deep in Surgery

Mrs. Susan Dunning’s 8th grade science classes recently watched a knee replacement live via videoconference. During the surgery, the orthopedic surgeon and entire operating room team discussed the anatomy of the human body, the surgery they were performing, and helped students learn about a wide range of medical careers. The videoconference was hosted by the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) which is located in Columbus, Ohio.
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Ivy League Literacy

Congratulations to elementary teachers, Mrs. Julie Roncone, Ms. Mara Kramer, and Mrs. Jamie Chambers, who just completed a 4.5 credit Penn Literacy Network (PLN) course at the University of Pennsylvania. Through their coursework they have learned about research-based best practice to engage students in deeper learning as related to literacy and have implemented these strategies in their teaching practice.
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Swim Lessons

The Cornell School District is offering swim lessons for children ages 5-12. The cost for the month of April is $40.00.  There are two times that classes are available: 5:30–6:00 PM and 6:00–6:30 PM. If your child wishes to attend...
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New iPad in 2nd Grade

Congratulations to Mrs. Brittany Ritchie for getting funded by Donors Choose for an iPad Mini and case to be used with 2nd graders. Mrs. Ritchie is already off to the races with the 2nd graders and created an iMovie about “Dex Heart of a Hero.” Congratulations Mrs. Ritchie and thank you Donors Choose!
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Googling "Extra Effort"

If you Google the term “Extra Effort”, you might find Mrs. Kristen Bardelli and Mrs. Miriam Klein in your search results. This dynamic duo just earned their Google Certified Educator Level I Badge. Both teachers spent a lot of time preparing for the rigorous online exam they had to pass to earn the credential. Way to go Mrs. Bardelli & Mrs. Klein!
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Who is Your Role Model?

Click on the link above to watch high school senior John May’s interview of science teacher, Mr. Tavis Bogue. The interview was part of a journalism class assignment that John completed for Mrs. Patricia Dahmen. Students were asked to interview a role model and John selected a role model that was just down the hallway. The interview is on our high school Fusfoo channel and was so well received that it is being featured on Fusfoo’s national channel.
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Cornell Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services under the leadership of Neville Island Resident, Michael Leon, recently held a Naturalization Ceremony at Cornell. A total of 58 individuals from 29 countries became U.S. Citizens in our auditorium that day. Cornell students and staff actively participated in the ceremony...
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Got Data?

Students in Mrs. Ruth Mihalyi’s College in High School Statistics class competed in this year’s Big Data Jam through Pittsburgh DataWorks. The student analyzed data from Allegheny County and Pennsylvania dropout rates to see the impact of the introduction of Keystone Exams on the state’s dropout rate. The students found a sharp increase in 2011 after the introduction of the exams. The dropout rate leveled off after the state eased the requirement.
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