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Space Shuttle Enrichment Space Shuttle Enrichment Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 worked on activities relating to the recent NASA space shuttle attempts for enrichment time during the second week of school.  They read a book from NASA entitled  You Are Going .   They then wrote about if they would like to travel to space, and finally tried to dock a "Space Shuttle."  ...
Welcome Ms. Preston, Food Service Helper Welcome Ms. Preston, Food Service Helper Welcome Ms. Carole Preston to the Food Service Department at McGraw Elementary.  She is originally from Cincinnatus.  Her family includes a daughter, a son, and two step-daughters.  She proudly tells us she has “5 wonderful grandchildren.”  In her spare time Ms. Preston says, “I like to read, make quilts for my family, and I make braided rugs.”  ...
Welcome Mrs. Simpson, Bus Driver Welcome Mrs. Simpson, Bus Driver Welcome new bus driver, Mrs. Kimberly Simpson, who the students call “Miss Kim” to the McGraw Transportation Department.  She worked for 15 years helping children with Autism, then she decided to become a Certified Montessori teacher and continued as a lead toddler teacher.  She also volunteered as a Daisy & Brownie troop leader. Mrs. Simpson moved to upstate ...
Welcome Mr. Cruikshank, Bus Driver Welcome Mr. Cruikshank, Bus Driver Welcome Mr. Harry Cruikshank to the Transportation Department at McGraw CSD as a School Bus Driver.  Mr. Cruikshank graduated from Cincinnatus Central School.  He says, “My Dad drove truck all of his life so that was good training for me.”  He served in the Army during peace-time.   Mr. Cruikshank has a blended family with 5 children and 6 grandchildren.  ...
Welcome Mrs. Marshall, Teacher Aide Welcome Mrs. Marshall, Teacher Aide Welcome Mrs. Monique Marshall to McGraw Elementary.  She is a teacher aide in Mrs. Bassett’s class.  She brings seven years of experience working with adults with disabilities at the JM Murray Center.    Mrs. Marshall is originally from Homer, NY.  She and husband, Darrin, who is a sawyer at Gutchess Lumber and an Army veteran, currently live in McGraw with ...
Welcome Mrs. Skinner, Teacher Welcome Mrs. Skinner, Teacher Welcome Mrs. Amanda Skinner (formerly Miss Amanda Fox) to McGraw Elementary.  She is teaching a Pre-Kindergarten class of 3-year-olds. She graduated from SUNY Cortland last year with a bachelor's degree in childhood/early childhood education.  Mrs. Skinner worked for three years as a head teacher at a childcare center.   Mrs. Skinner is a native of DeRuyter, New York ...
Welcome Mr. Andrews, Teacher Welcome Mr. Andrews, Teacher Welcome Mr. Bradley Andrews to McGraw Elementary School as a First Grade Teacher this year.  He previously worked in first grade and special education in the Cato-Meridian school district and for OCM BOCES. He has also been a coach for several sports teams at Cato and other districts. Mr. Andrews earned a bachelor's degree in sports communication from Ithaca College, but after a career ...
Welcome Miss Hallett, Teacher Welcome Miss Hallett, Teacher Miss Kara Hallett is a new teacher at the High School building, teaching seventh grade science and enrichment/computer skills classes.  She graduated high school in 2015 then attended SUNY Broome graduating in 2017 with an associate's degree in education.  She then attended SUNY Cortland graduating in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in biology ...
Welcome Ms. Dewey, Teacher Welcome Ms. Dewey, Teacher   Ms. Krysandra Dewey joined the McGraw faculty in December of last year.  She is a Mathematics Teacher for grades 7 and 8.  She holds a Bachelors in Science for Adolescence (7-12) Math Education from SUNY Cortland, just graduating in December.  She will be starting her master’s degree work within the next year.  Ms. Dewey is from Homer, NY, where her family ...
Welcome Mrs. Witty, HS Nurse Welcome Mrs. Witty, HS Nurse Welcome Mrs. Ashley Witty to McGraw Central as the High School Nurse.  She has been a registered nurse for six years.  She first trained as a CNA, then went on for her LPN at OCM BOCES, and from there, received her associate’s degree in nursing from TC3.  She has experience in office nursing, O.R. nursing, and long term care.  “I’ve worked in some capacity ...
Welcome Mrs. Stull, Board of Education Member Welcome Mrs. Stull, Board of Education Member The McGraw Board of Education welcomed Mrs. Rebekah Stull as a new member for a three-year term beginning in July.   She is proud to join the McGraw Board of Education and will do her best to serve the community.  Mrs. Stull is a special education teacher who has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s of Science degree in teaching Students With ...
Team Bonding Breakfast Team Bonding Breakfast On Friday morning, August 26, the varsity soccer teams were treated to an amazing breakfast cooked up by Mr. Fox.   Afterwards the student athletes were treated to a presentation about leadership and being a great teammate from SUNY Cortland mens soccer coach, Steve Axtell.  It was a great learning experience for all!! 
2022-23 District Flip Calendar 2022-23 District Flip Calendar   District Calendar 22-23.pdf  
22-23 COVID 19  School FAQs 22-23 COVID 19 School FAQs     2022-23 School Year COVID-19 School FAQs for Parents-Caregivers_FINAL.pdf  
McGraw Rec- Community Movie Event McGraw Rec- Community Movie Event   REC Movie Night Flyer.pdf  
Section III Media Day Section III Media Day Members of the Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer Teams participated in the first ever Section III Media Day on Tuesday, August 16.  They were interviewed about the upcoming season.  It was a great way to get some enthusiasm going for the season!!
Sciencenter Field Trip Sciencenter Field Trip      Ms. Palmeri's class visited the Sciencenter and had a great time!!
Exploring Trout Brook Exploring Trout Brook         On Wednesday, July 24, Grades 1-4 all went down to Trout Brook to catch crayfish to study for the week.
New York Animals and Fish New York Animals and Fish   On Tuesday, July 19, the third and fourth grade classes met Officer Kostuk with the NYS Department of Enviornmental Conservation to learn about New York animals, fish, waterways, etc. 



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