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Art Club Visits Exhibition at OCC Art Club Visits Exhibition at OCC The Art Club visited the "Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition" at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse on Wednesday, February 12th.  We saw hundreds of amazingly talented artwork done by middle school and high school students within the central New York area. Students were both impressed and inspired by what they ...
Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten   PRE-KINDERGARTEN and NEW KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for September 2019   Parents of Pre-Kindergarten age children must call McGraw Elementary School at 836-3650 to pre-register your child by March 22, 2019 .  Pre-K eligible children must be 4 years of age on or before 12/1/19.   Parents of Kindergarten eligible children not currently enrolled in McGraw ...
FBLA District Competition FBLA District Competition Congratulations to our FBLA District Competition competitors.  Students attended the competition on Friday, February 8 with Ms. Coombs and competed against students from all of the CNY area. The six competitors brought home 11 awards! Neka Long:  1st Place Business Law, 1st Place Intro To Business, and 2nd Place Intro to Financial Math; Caitlin Luzum:  2nd Place Intro to ...
Fourth Grade Working as Audiologists Fourth Grade Working as Audiologists This STEM project has our fourth grade students working with a team of audiologists to teach pre-k and kindergarten students the importance of ears.  They will present their projects at the beginning of March.  The first step of their research included presentations by Dr. Hulslander and Dr. Curro.  Over the next few weeks, they ...
20 Week Honor Roll 20 Week Honor Roll 6th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL   Brown, Morgan Gale, Hailey Harris IV, Richard Hubbard, Meghan Libbey, Mallory Marshall, Emma Miller, Ysabelle VanLiew, Riley   6th GRADE HONOR ROLL   Lea, Thomas McCall, Alexandria Petit V, Robert Pitcher. Isabelle Ramey, Kaleb Stacconi, Adrianna Ticknor, Karleigh Turner, Jennifer   7th GRADE ...
First Grade Scientists First Grade Scientists First graders are scientists!  We have been studying polar bears in class and have learned many different polar bear facts.  To expand on our knowledge of blubber, the classes followed the scientific method to find out if blubber keeps you warm.  All we needed was Crisco, snow and some gallon bags.  The students had a great time.  Our conclusion??  Blubber ...
Varsity Volleyball Varsity Volleyball McGraw volleyball started a little slow this season with a new coach and a new offensive system.  As of January 30, with strong play from sophomore, outside hitter, Bayley Meade; junior, outside hitter, Ashley White; and  junior, setter, Kaylee Streeter, the McGraw Varsity Volleyball team is one win away from continuing on in sectional play.  The 2019-20 season looks to ...
K9 Visitor K9 Visitor     Officer K. Natoli and K9 Frenky from the Cortland County Sherriff’s Office came in for a brief presentation for our 3 rd graders.  This demonstration followed a story from our Journeys Reading Series, Aero and Officer Mike , which was a non-fiction story about the duties and significance of a K-9 unit. K9 Frenky was born in ...
Girls Varsity Basketball Girls Varsity Basketball   As of January 30, McGraw Girls Varsity Basketball team was 4-4 in league play and on a 3-game winning streak.  They are really coming together as a team. They are playing great defense and starting to believe in each other.  Emily Fish and Andrea May have demonstrated some strong defensive skills and Karissa Wilbur is averaging 18.4 points a game.  The team as a whole ...
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Boys Varsity Basketball Boys Varsity Basketball As of January 29, the McGraw Boys Varsity Basketball Team has compiled a 13-3 record with 4 games to go.  They have been locking teams down defensively and have been playing excellent team basketball.  Senior, Chase Curtis, and sophomore, Caleb Smith, lead the way averaging double digit points per game and senior, Chris Pickert, has excelled at the defensive end.  This group ...
McGraw Hosts All-County McGraw Hosts All-County McGraw Middle/High School was the host for this year’s All-County Choral Festival.  On Friday, January 11 th selected students from Cincinnatus, Cortland, Homer, and McGraw participated in the Pre-Festival Rehearsal. The following week, on Friday, January 18 th those students returned to McGraw for the first day of rehearsals with the guest conductors.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature ...
Animals, Animals, and More Animals Animals, Animals, and More Animals Some students in second grade chose an animal that they wanted to know more about.  Then they did some research on the internet, looked up information in some books, and typed up some interesting facts that they discovered from their research.  After they finished their research they made a poster and collected items that were suitable for a diorama of their animal’s habitat.  ...
Science 6-8 Co-Taught Class Science 6-8 Co-Taught Class The co-taught science 6-8 class is learning about energy.   Along with readings from the textbook, we have been doing really interesting hands-on experiments learning about sound, a form of energy that travels as waves.  We used tuning forks to see how the vibration, when hit on the countertop, will transfer to water.  Mrs. Lener also brought in her guitar to ...
Mobile Mammography in McGraw Mobile Mammography in McGraw   Place: McGraw High School            10 West Academy St.            McGraw, NY   Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019   Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   Call 607-798-5723 to schedule an appointment.   You do not have to be a Lourdes patient. Your results can be sent to the health ...
Next Generation Science Standards Next Generation Science Standards   The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with Smithsonian Science:   From hand cranks to spinning fans to building circuits, our fourth graders recently explored how energy moves and changes, and how people obtain sources of energy and convert them for practical purposes.  Students were engaged in the practices of investigation ...
STEM in Second Grade STEM in Second Grade Second graders aren't letting the snow and cold stop them from having fun!  STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) continues to be one of our favorite things to do.  To start off STEM in 2019, we listened to a story called The Biggest Snowman (and identified many story elements: Beginning, middle, end, characters, setting, ...
Fifth Grade Book Reports Fifth Grade Book Reports The fifth grade class has been working diligently each month to complete a book report on a different genre. For the month of December, students were able to report on a science fiction or fantasy book of their choice. Fifth graders set personal goals and mapped out how many pages or chapters they would need to read each day in order to finish the book on time. After coming back from ...
Critical Thinking Through Coding Critical Thinking Through Coding The after school enrichment opportunity for 4 th  graders called “Critical Thinking Through Coding” is a great success! Students are using their critical thinking skills to design, compete, brainstorm, and PAINT while learning to use the blockly coding/ programming language with Sphero robots.   
Welcome New Teacher: Mrs. Vianos Welcome New Teacher: Mrs. Vianos "My name is Rachael Vianos, known as Mrs. V to my students. I am a Special Education Teacher at McGraw Elementary School. I was a substitute teacher for McGraw Central Schools for several years, and have also taught in the OCM BOCES special education programs. I obtained my dual degree in education from SUNY Cortland in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. I am a New York State ...



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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
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