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Thankful 1st Graders Thankful 1st Graders Some of our 1st graders showing their gratitude in Mrs. McMullin's class.
Career & Academic Success Career & Academic Success AmeriCU Credit Union visited Ms. Coombs' Career & Academic Success class to discuss the importance of establishing and maintaining good credit.  Students were able to interact with Kaleb Wilson, from AmeriCU to learn, interact, and ask questions to help them prepare for big financial decisions in the future.  AmeriCU representatives will be back in December to discuss financial ...
Cursive Writing Cursive Writing   In an after school enrichment class with Mrs. Latta, some students are learning lowercase and uppercase cursive letters. They are also learning how to connect these letters to form words properly. In our last class, we created a turkey and then wrote a fictional story about him or her. The students had tons of fun doing this! Happy Thanksgiving! ...
Fab-Maker Creations Fab-Maker Creations The After School Enrichment Program: Fab-Maker Creations is teaching McGraw Elementary students how to use tools, 3-D printing, and how to fabricate an image in a program called Fab Maker Studio. The students so far have made masks, 3 dimensional shapes, and fun miscellaneous images of their choice to put together.
Great Body Shop Great Body Shop The Great Body Shop visited sixth grade Science Class as students demonstrated their knowledge of the human body system from cells to systems. Cooperative groups used movement, music, and words to explain the interrelationship of functions in the body. 
Stories in First Grade Stories in First Grade Students in Mrs. Bassett's and Mrs. Young's first grade were treated to some really fun stories and Halloween activities. One of the stories was  Room on the Broom  by Julia Donaldson.  Mrs. Brooks read the story and Mrs. McMullin acted it out with the different props.Then, Mrs. Brooks entertained the students with the story,  I'm the Ghost with One Black ...
Farm Safety Presentatioin Farm Safety Presentatioin Katherine Niver and Lee Price from McNeill 's Risk Management Division presenting a mini farm safety course to the Ag Science class.
Onion Slides in Living Environment Class Onion Slides in Living Environment Class Students in Mrs. Nuesell and Mr. Briggs's Living Environment class recently prepared onion slides so they could look at plant cells under the microscope.  A picture of the onion cell under magnification was taken, note all of the individual cells that make up just a sliver of an onion.
Pumpkin Towers Pumpkin Towers First graders had a fun filled day to wrap up their units on apples and pumpkins.  One activity was to create pumpkin towers using candy pumpkins and toothpicks.  Their biggest challenge was to use the pumpkins and NOT eat them! 
Colonial America Colonial America   Seventh graders in Mrs. Goodwin's social studies classes have been learning about Colonial America.  They played traditional games such as "shut the box" and "hotch potch," and examined replicas of items used during this time period. 
Elementary Student Council Presentation Elementary Student Council Presentation   On the evening of November 7th, the Elementary Student Council Officers, President: Alexis Bilodeau, Vice-President: Liam Baker, Historian: Alex Burns, and Treasurer: Remington Stull, presented to our McGraw Central School Board of Education about our new character education program this year called the Positivity Project. The students prepared for this presentation by recalling their ...
Kids Coding Kids Coding   The After School Enrichment Program: Kids Coding is teaching McGraw Elementary students how to use blockly coding to control Sphero robots.  Some fun things being done so far are learning how to use the EDU app, Sphero golf, and painting with Spheros.  All the kids in the club are having a great time.  Watch the movie below ...
Soil Erosion Lab Soil Erosion Lab The Agriculture Science class has been studying about air, water, and soil management. Here they are conducting a soil erosion lab, comparing the different tilling practices to see which would benefit farmers in our hilly area.  
Brochures of the Colonies Brochures of the Colonies In a social studies class the students have been researching the Plymouth Colony and the Jamestown Colony. They are creating a factual brochure enticing other family and friends from England to come to one of the colonies. The students are using technology to do their research and their creativity skills to produce an eye-catching ...
First Quarter Honor Roll First Quarter Honor Roll   6th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL Allen, Mason Bergey, Sarah Eaton, Josslyn Lea, Owen Mulcahy, Blair Randall, Kamyren Shute, Gabrielle Thomas, Drew Vasquez, Casiana   6th GRADE HONOR ROLL O'Rourke, Logan Rizzo, Jacob Storie, Hannah   7th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL Brown, Morgan Gale, Hailey Harris IV, Richard Hubbard, Meghan Libbey, Mallory ...
Exploring Friction Exploring Friction   Kids love to send cars down ramps - the faster the better!  Did you know that this is also an awesome science lesson for kids? The third grade decided to test out a number of different materials to see which material created the most friction when traveling down a cardboard ramp. Students worked in groups of three and based on what they already ...
Greek Mythology Greek Mythology Mrs. Gorman's sixth graders traveled back in time as they researched the gods and goddesses of ancient Greek Mythology. Each student created a slide presentation that included their god's/goddess' special attributes, symbols, family tree, and a mythical story.
Youth Leadership Youth Leadership   The 2019-20 representatives for the Cortland County Youth Leadership Program for McGraw are Joyce Linn, Jaden Cortez, Collin Thompson, and Antonio Underwood.  This program gets youth involved in leadership topics and connects them with leaders in the community.  The first day was the kickoff with attendance from the mayor of Cortland, the owner of Coffee Mania, and ...
"Twelve Angry Men" at Syracuse Stage   Recently, students in Mr. Farfaglia’s and Mr. Briggs’s high school English classes attended a performance of “Twelve Angry Men” at Syracuse Stage. This classic play has captivated audiences for decades, and it is just as relevant today as it was in the mid-1950s when it was written. Prior to the trip, students read a version ...
Blood Drive on November 20 Blood Drive on November 20 Sponsored by National Honor Society   Date : 11/20/2019   Start Time : 9:00 AM   End Time : 1:00 PM   Where : McGraw High School               10 W. Academy St., Mc Graw, NY 13101 Walk-ins welcome!   To schedule an appointment, contact Ms. Coombs at 607-836-4791 or   ...

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