Students’ Tiny Hats Shed Warm Light on NICU

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton The MED Knitting Club is embracing this idea by making hats for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Albany Medical Center. The club boasts 20 enthusiastic fifth graders who have a lot to be […]

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D.A.R.E. Graduation

Every student in Mary E. Dardess Elementary School’s fifth grade celebrated their successful completion of D.A.R.E. with a graduation ceremony held February 14. Students walked across the CHS stage to accept their certificates of completion from Principal Kristen Reno. D.A.R.E. educates students on how to make safe and responsible choices concerning drugs, violence, and in […]

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Valentine’s STEM Challenge

Fourth grade competed in a Valentine’s Day catapult STEM challenge on February 14. Teams from each fourth grade class built catapults with the goal of launching a projectile (a candy heart) as far as possible, then took their contraptions to the hallway to put them to the test. The winners of this friendly competition were […]

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Kindness Cards

Here are some pictures from MED’s Red House challenge. Mrs. Rudat’s red team made and delivered kindness cards for Mrs. Milano’s blue team.

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Groundhog Day Predictions

For February’s Kindergarten STEM activity, students learned about Groundhog Day (this year, Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicts an early spring). Students experimented with light by using flashlights to represent the sun and building structures to block the sunlight. Students then followed the activity to see if their chubby little rodents saw the […]

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Green Gives Ice Cream

Giving is better than receiving! For their house challenge, the Green House visited Purple House classrooms to dish out ice cream and handmade greeting cards. This random act of kindness was done in the spirit of building unity between the houses. The smiles on their peers’ faces taught students the value of giving without the […]

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Service Club at Kids Club

The CMS Service Club visited the Chatham Kids Club afterschool program on January 28 to play games, read books, and make crafts with the younger children.