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Classroom Frog Classroom Frog   Thanks to Haleigh Eaton and Mr. Brown, Mrs. DiFulvio's classroom has a terrarium and tree frog.  Students are constantly dropping by to try and catch a glimpse of our elusive new friend.  Observing and caring for an animal instills a sense of responsibility and respect for life.  Classroom pets can help develop empathy and increased awareness of the needs and feelings ...
8th Grade Science 8th Grade Science Eighth grade Science students studying density and how convection currents move in the Earth.
TC3 Field Trip TC3 Field Trip   The 10th graders attend a fieldtrip through the ACE program at Tompkins Cortland Community College on November 1, 2018.  The students worked through College Life related scenerios in groups and brainstormed what the best choices would be and why.   The students had discussions about what values are important to them and how those values will help them decide what ...
Executive FUNction Executive FUNction   Executive functions are skills that help people plan, organize and complete tasks.  We are learning about how our brains work best and how we can help our brains work better by monitoring our executive functioning skills!   Here is a picture of us working on a few “paying attention” task cards.  A FUN way to talk about executive FUNction! ...
Women in Engineering Event Women in Engineering Event   On Friday, October 26 th , three ninth grade girls attended the Lockheed Martin Women in Engineering Event in Liverpool, NY.  Tehya Long, McKenzie Fuller, and Mini Stanton, accompanied by science teacher Jacqueline Niver, enjoyed a day full of problem-solving, a tour of the engineering complex, and a job fair where engineers described the field of engineering that they worked ...
Author Visits Elementary School Author Visits Elementary School     Author and illustrator, Daniel Miller visited our elementary school this fall.  Students in grades Pre-K to 5 attended his presentations.  Daniel knew at a very young age that he wanted to be a writer and to illustrate his own books.  Using exciting, and often humorous visuals, Daniel lead students through the timeline ...
Science Epidemic Simulation Science Epidemic Simulation   Seventh grade Science students simulating a viral epidemic.     One student "got it!"  
Join Ski Club Join Ski Club More information about Ski Club:  Ski Club Flyer
McGraw Giving Tree Project McGraw Giving Tree Project With fall on its way and winter right around the corner, the school community is gearing up for the McGraw Giving Tree Project.  The McGraw Giving Tree Project was started many years ago by Caroline Gates to provide holiday presents for families in need, in our district.  Last year the district staff and faculty made the homes of 37 families and over one hundered of our children ...
Making Fossils in Science Making Fossils in Science Seventh graders made fossils!
Super Busy in Fourth Grade Super Busy in Fourth Grade   The fourth grade has been super busy since the beginning of the school year.  In Science, they learned about the life cycle of butterflies.  The classes were fortunate enough to watch them go through the stages and eventually let them go in the wild.  They have also learned about the Scientific method and have enjoyed ...
Halloween Candy Halloween Candy   Some fifth grade students had the chance to write about their favorite Halloween candy! They wrote to persuade their teacher that their favorite candy is the ultimate Halloween candy. Now they are researching their favorite candy to write an informational paragraph. Who says writing can't be fun and tasty!    
Halloween Carnival Halloween Carnival   Last Thursday the high school Student Council put on the annual Halloween Carnival for the elementary school students. There were games like mummy bowling, face painting, and a scavenger hunt in the cafeteria with prizes and candy for the kids. There was also a "haunted hallway" in the basement that the students ...
Elementary CARES Elementary CARES The McGraw Elementary C.A.R.E.S Crew kicked off cooperation with a demonstration by the administrative team.  All the administrators and one student showed the importance of cooperating by pushing and pulling a heavy object across the stage. The students loved the cooperation presentation. Thank you to the administrative team for helping our students to better understand cooperation. ...
7th Grade Science 7th Grade Science     Seventh graders simulating bacterial growth in Mrs. Niver's science class.    
First Grade Learns Parts of Speech First Grade Learns Parts of Speech Mrs. Bassett's class has been introduced to the wonderful world of parts of speech.  The students have worked on using purposeful play to show the different types of nouns.  They built different places using legos, blocks, and pattern blocks. Then we used playdoh to create different types of things.  The students used their creations and played a guessing game. ...
Handmade Bowls Donated to Handmade Bowls Donated to "Empty Bowls" Fundraiser McGraw’s “Studio in Art” and “Ceramics” students generously donated 30 hand-made clay bowls to the “Empty Bowls Fundraiser”.  This annual event was held Sat., Oct. 20 th from 6pm – 10pm at the Center of the Arts of Homer.  It was the13th year that the Cortland Loaves and Fishes held this event. The theme of the dinner is to raise ...
Career Exploration Opportunities Career Exploration Opportunities CNY STEM Connection is offering a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Career Exploration Series this November.  Students age 12 and older are invited to participate at no cost.  For more information, see the flyer:   Upcoming STEM nights for Nov 2018.pdf  
Art Club Autumn Projects Art Club Autumn Projects   On Friday Oct. 5 th the Art Club gathered for the first workshop for the year.  Members had a great time painting autumn themed wood birdhouses and decorating styrofoam pumpkins.  The students created such a beautiful variety of colors and designs on their projects.  
Business Students Business Students "Live United" Students from Business Education courses participated in the annual United Way Day of Caring on September 26, 2018.  Ms. Coombs, Mr. Freeman, and 39 students volunteered their time and talents to assist the McGraw Methodist and Baptist churches, Lamont Library, McGraw Historical Society, McGraw Village Recreation, and McGraw Food Pantry.  A very big thank you to all the students ...



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