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A Nerd Sorting Nerds? A Nerd Sorting Nerds? No!  As Tyler Stone is living proof that being a good reader, and a good student, does not mean you are a nerd.   Tyler won a small candy prize for using the best close reading strategies on a passage in Mr. Cowit’s English 7 lab.  He did an excellent job of writing summary notes, underlining important details, and then answering the multiple choice questions. ...
Registration Open for Kindergarten & PreK Registration Open for Kindergarten & PreK ATTENTION… McGRAW SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS:   REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for PRE-KINDERGARTEN and NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS for September 2020!   Parents of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten age children must call McGraw Elementary School at 836-3650 to register their child for the fall.   Registration paperwork deadline is: April 20, 2020   ...
2020 Scholastic Art Show Field Trip 2020 Scholastic Art Show Field Trip The Art Club went to visit the "2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Art Show" at Onondaga Community College on Thurs. Feb. 13th.  As usual, the artwork from the various middle school and high school students in the Central New York area was outstanding.  Our students were able to observe the many talented artists ...
Practicing Drone Flying Skills Practicing Drone Flying Skills Students, Alex Relyea and James Graves, are practicing their drone skills during recess time.
Writing, Writing, and More Writing Writing, Writing, and More Writing First grade students have been busy writing.  They made snowmen and then described their snowman using adjectives such as number, color, and size.  They also made mittens and described the color and patterns on them.  They read many stories about gingerbread men.  Next, they colored their gingerbread man and gingerbread house.  Then they described what ...
Second Quarter Honor Roll Second Quarter Honor Roll     6th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL Allen, Mason  Eaton, Josslyn Lea, Owen  Mulcahy, Blair  Randall, Kamyren  Thomas, Drew  Vasquez, Casiana    6th GRADE HONOR ROLL Bergey, Sarah  Davis, Aaliyah  Nemecek, Anthoni  Okaru, Adellah  O'Rourke, Logan  ...
Employee Wellness Day Employee Wellness Day McGraw Central School Employees took part in their first Wellness Day Professional Development on the afternoon of January 31, 2020.  Participants attended educational sessions that focused on personal wellness and social emotional learning. In addition several community agencies attended and provided information and materials. It was a day full of positive energy and valuable ...
February Positivity Project Assembly February Positivity Project Assembly The Elementary Student Council Officers, Alexis Bilodeau, Liam Baker, and Leah Terwilliger hosted the February Positivity Project assembly.  The theme of the meeting was using strategies to help oneself de-stress.  As part of the assembly, the students did a GoNoodle to help practice the strategies.  The officers did a great job presenting. 
FBLA Spring District Competitions FBLA Spring District Competitions Congratulations to the participants and winners at the NYS FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Spring District Competition 2020.  McGraw FBLA students competed against other business students from all over the Central New York area at the annual District Competition in Syracuse on Friday, January 31, 2020.  Ms. Coombs’ students brought home 15 awards for their outstanding ...
English 12 English 12 Seniors in Miss Kring’s English 12 class shared essays they wrote about the things they cherish most in life.  They spent a great deal of time drafting their paragraphs, editing, and writing their final essays.  Students then celebrated and shared their work during a publishing party.
Police Officer and K9 Partner Police Officer and K9 Partner Cortland City Police Officer Ken Bush and his K9 partner Lummel came in this past month for a brief presentation for our 3 rd graders.  This demonstration followed a story from our Journeys Reading Series, Aero and Officer Mike .  Officer Bush shared information about the professional training and the equipment that is used to prepare Lummel for ...
Grade 8 Essays Grade 8 Essays Mr. Cowit’s 8 th grade English classes wrote essays describing the things that they value in their lives and why they are important.  They chose varied things to focus on such as their friends, parents, sports, hobbies, pets, grandparents, and cherished objects. After their essays were completed they created two pictures representing the ...
All About Circles All About Circles   Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are working hard learning about circles in math. They created a circle with a compass and found the diameter and radius. Using this information, they are able to calculate the circumference and area of their circle.  
Welcome Mr. Kenyon Welcome Mr. Kenyon Welcome Mr. Glenn Kenyon to McGraw Elementary as a Teaching Assistant.  Mr. Kenyon graduated in 2017 from TC3 with an Associates Degree.  He worked with Racker Centers for 2 years, learning different skills to help support individuals who may need it.  He also worked at OCMBOCES as a Teaching Assistant.  He says, "I have done many internships and observations ...
Clean the Water! Clean the Water! Ms. Neadom’s 5th grade Science class has been learning about Freshwater and water scarcity around the world.  Students have recently created their own filter system using coffee filters, rubber bands, plastic cups, and activated carbon to filter dirty, contaminated water with high nitrate levels.  They tested the nitrate levels before and after their test and saw great results! ...
2nd Grade Family Holiday Fun 2nd Grade Family Holiday Fun On the afternoon of December 18th, second graders and their families were able to enjoy some good, old-fashioned Holiday FUN together!  Students visited the three second grade classrooms with their families and were able to create three different crafts during these rotations.  With Mrs. McCool, they made a pinecone bird feeder.  With Mrs. Latta, they made a candy cane ornament ...
Reading Favorite Stories Reading Favorite Stories   Mrs. Young's first grade class enjoyed listening to Mr. and Mrs. Claus, we mean Mr. and Mrs. Mosher, read their favorite Christmas stories. Then we shared some yummy hot cocoa with them. 
Welcome Ms. Mullins Welcome Ms. Mullins   Welcome new teacher, Ms. Kimberly Mullins, to the Elementary School.  She says, "I am very excited to be working in the community that I have been living in the last few years.  I am originally from Long Island and moved up to this area in 2005.  I am excited to get more involved in the community that I live in!"   She attended SUNY Cortland ...
How Weather Impacts Land How Weather Impacts Land Second graders kicked off the New Year learning about how the weather impacts the land around them.  They have become erosion experts!  They know what causes erosion, how to prevent erosion, and they learned how to work together to become engineers and problem solvers.  All while having so much fun, getting a ...
Fire Fighter Visits Pre-Kindergarten Fire Fighter Visits Pre-Kindergarten   McGraw Pre-K had a classroom visitor on 1/6/2020 to learn about fire fighting as part of their community helpers unit.  EMT and Volunteer Fire Fighter Chris Vianos demonstrated fire escape techniques and displayed fire equipment for the students to explore.  It is important that in the event of a fire emergency, children know what to do ...



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