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Cubelets Cubelets: Students enjoy coding with cubelets during their 4th grade math enrichment time at the library.
Spring Elementary Concerts Spring Elementary Concerts: Our Spring Elementary Concerts are rapidly approaching! The concert for grades 3-5 is on Wednesday, May 16. The concert for grades 1-2 is on Tuesday, May 29, the day after Memorial Day. Both concerts are at 7 pm at the High School Auditorium.     The students in third, fourth, and fifth grades are working on Songs for Working Together. These include songs for unity, songs for friendship, and traditional work songs. Students in grades one and two are learning songs from “It’s a Hit!”, a short musical about working together on a team and keeping focused no matter what the situation may be. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the performances!
Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet: The ninth graders are currently reading  Romeo and Juliet . Class volunteers step up to perform the famous balcony scene where the young couple first profess their love for one another.    
Second Annual 5th Grade Career Day Second Annual 5th Grade Career Day: On Thursday April 19, 2018, the 5 th grade class hosted their second annual Career Day.  Presenters from around the community came to the elementary to talk with the students about their career and life experiences that helped them chose a career path.  Nine people came in to present and students were able to attend three presentations each.  There were eight career fields represented:  Farm/Agriculture, Coach/Athlete, Computer/Information Technology, Veterinarian, Environment, Automotive/Transportation, Law Enforcement, and Factory/Manufacturing.  The students did a wonderful job and were very engaged with all of the presenters.  The presenters all commented about what a wonderful time they ...
Landscapes Landscapes: In art class, first grade students learn the meaning of "foreground," "middleground," and "background" creating landscapes.  The students then created their own landscapes noting that things get bigger the closer they are, and things get smaller the further away they are.    
Spheros Spheros: Third grade students spend their recess mastering the spheros by completing their missions!
Our Speech and Language is Blooming Our Speech and Language is Blooming: Spring has arrived in McGraw.  This brings many opportunities for expanding speech/language and increasing vocabulary!  In the speech room, students are incorporating spring into speech practice, we will be making pinwheels with synonym and antonym words, we will be coloring umbrellas with our targeted speech sounds and students are looking forward to planting seeds. We will read books about different kinds of flowers as well as the animals that help them grow.  Students excel when they participate in activities they enjoy.  Spring is a great time to enjoy fun times as a family communicating.    Take a walk to the park, talk about the season of spring, ask questions, such as, What do we wear in the spring?,  How is spring ...
Kahoot Kahoot: Miss Fish, High School Librarian, worked with Ms. Coombs’s 6th grade Reading class.  The class is reading Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham. Miss Fish developed a quiz on Kahoot, as a way to assess their knowledge and understanding of the book.  The students were excited to use Kahoot and did well on the quiz. For more information on Kahoot you can go to .
Yoga Yoga: Students doing Yoga at the Elemtentary Afterschool Program instructed by Mrs. Friedman.  
NYS Mathematics NYS Mathematics: Fourth and fifth grade math students have been working hard all year long.  It will be their time to shine when we return after spring break.  The NYS Mathematics assessment will be given on May 2 and 3.  A few sayings that have been used throughout the year to encourage students to work to the best of their ability are: "Different strokes for different folks."  "If you can eliminate, that's great!"  "It's multiple choice, not multiple guess."  "Don't overthink."  
Naturalization Ceremony Naturalization Ceremony: Twenty-two 10th grade students were witness to 8 people becoming citizens during a Naturalization ceremony held on April 10th at the Cortland County Courthouse.  The students were also able to have a question and answer session with Judge Rumsey, District Attorney Perfetti, and the officer from Immigration and Customs.       
Keyboarding Keyboarding:   This past January, kindergarten students were introduced to the typing program "Keyboarding without Tears".  Although sometimes a daunting task, the students persevere to master the skills as well as have fun while learning.
Story Steps Story Steps: Students in all grades love a good book as well as the story steps to read them on!    
HS Honor Roll - 30 Weeks HS Honor Roll - 30 Weeks: 30 WEEK HONOR ROLL  6th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL Doty, Kyle Euson, Kendre  Heath, Noah Luzum, Keira Wilson, Hannah  6th GRADE HONOR ROLL Bassett, Jaydon  Benjamin, Emily  Conkrite, Riley  Guernsey, Noah  Hudson, Kimberly  Little, Hunter  Mancini, Nicholas Marshall, Jaden McCool, Shannon  Tetreault, Kirsten  West, Nicholas  7th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL Bergey, Blake  Bilodeau, Jacob Hodgson, Rayevyn  Hubbard, Samuel  Kahle, Gabriel Lang, Kaylee McCall, Hailey Thomas, Owen 7th GRADE HONOR ROLL Busby, Daltyn Greene, Julia  O'Connell, Lilyana Pitcher, Jackson  Stupke, Trista 8th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL Card, Jackson  ...
Chickens Chickens: High School students read some after school kids a story about chickens. They had a fun interactive time with some REAL chicks brought in from Mrs. Gilbert's farm. The kids loved it!
Habitats Habitats: While studying animals and their habitats, first grade students wrote detailed reports and created dioramas.  Their projects are on display in the elementary school lobby.    
Mobile Mammography Mobile Mammography: Lourdes Mobile Mammography is coming to McGraw, NY.  The Lourdes Mammogram Van will be at McGraw High School on Monday, April 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. offering 3D screening mammography for women 35 years and older.  To schedule your appointment for a digital screening mammogram, please call Lourdes Hospital Central Scheduling at (607) 798-5723. Download flyer here:  MobileMammography.pdf  
Business Students Shine at Competition Business Students Shine at Competition:   On Friday, February 2, 2018, McGraw High School FBLA Business students and their advisor, Ms. Coombs, participated in the FBLA Spring District Conference in Syracuse.  Students competed in a variety of Business events against students from all over the Central New York area, with the best scores awarded first-, second- or third-place plaques.  Five students from McGraw participated and four plaques were awarded: Rachel Coombs (1 st Place Accounting II & 1 st Place Banking & Financial), Kevin Shorts, Taylynn Tryon (1 st Place Business Communications), Makayla Cortez, and Elizabeth Fitzgerald (2 nd Place Business Law).  
Building Healthy Relationships Building Healthy Relationships: The McGraw After School Enrichment Program welcomed Megan Thomas from the Cortland County Child Advocacy Center in March. Megan taught participating 3 rd graders an evidence-based curriculum called Building Healthy Relationships . This hands-on, interactive program helped students to appreciate and respect ALL individuals. Sessions included identifying negative and positive words during communication, understanding feelings, and learning about the importance of personal safety. As you can see by the picture, the students really enjoyed the interaction with Megan. They were happy to report understanding their feelings better after the program ended.  
Hour of Code Hour of Code:   Third grade students participating in the afterschool enrichment program practice their coding skills using the website "Hour of Code".  There are many different challenges and activities that allow students to learn and master computer programming skills.  For more information, visit the website .  

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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
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McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636