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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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How Do You Spell "Champion"?

According to all observers, Cornell Junior High just finished the most competitive spelling bee in recent memory. It ended after many rounds among the finalists. Congratulations to our 2016 - 2017 Spelling Bee Champions!

1st Place Brandon Spencer

2nd Place Carmine D’ Alessandro

3rd Place Isabella Jones

A special thank you to Mrs. Heather Tisch for organizing the event to and to Mr. Jason Moore for serving as the pronouncer for the competition.
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Knause Goes Green

Cornell High School teacher, Mr. Dan Knause, has been quietly working this school year to protect our environment while teaching students about responsibility. Under his leadership the paper used K-12 in our district is getting recycled. Click on the link to listen to Mr. Knause talk about the importance of his work.
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Coaching Boys Into Men

Cornell Athletic Director Bill Sacco and volunteer assistant coach Charles Langston have recently received media attention for their successful implementation of the Coaching Boys Into Men Program. The program is designed to reduce dating violence and sexual assault. At Cornell the program was first instituted this school year by the football team under the leadership of Head Coach Ed Dawson and has now spread to basketball. You can read the article and see the KDKA story by visiting
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Students learn from author, Chris Grabenstein

Mr. Ryan Rinaldi’s sixth grade students participated in a Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures videoconference with Mr. Chris Grabenstein, author of the Mr. Lemoncello series and the Wonderland series. Students were able to ask Mr. Grabenstein questions about how he develops his stories and what he did before becoming a writer.
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