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Welcome New Teacher:  Mrs. Rickards Welcome New Teacher: Mrs. Rickards   "My name is Danica Rickards and I am the art teacher at McGraw Elementary School. I just moved to the area from Oregon and I am so excited to be teaching art at McGraw! Like any good art teacher, I love to draw and paint, and before becoming an art teacher I was a ceramic artist for five years. When I'm not creating artwork, I love practicing yoga, baking, and hiking ...
Welcome New Teacher's Aide:  Mrs. Eggleston Welcome New Teacher's Aide: Mrs. Eggleston "I am a 1:1 teacher aide. I am a Homer graduate, originally from Homer. My husband graduated from McGraw and we have 3 kids: two at the high school and one in pre-k. I used to work at Here We Grow Daycare, and had my own daycare kids prior to getting hired at McGraw. In my spare time I like to crochet and hunt. An interesting fact is that I was a Christmas baby! " ~  Mrs. Shannon ...
Welcome New Bus Dispatcher:  Mrs. Kula Welcome New Bus Dispatcher: Mrs. Kula "My job here is bus dispatcher/bus driver.  I currently live in Willet/Marathon.  I am originally from New Jersey.  I am married to my husband, Bob.  We have 4 children together, 2 boys and 2 girls.  Our daughter is expecting a baby in September, which will bring our grandchildren count to 10.  I am a 19-A Certified Examiner (which means I am qualified to ...
Welcome New Teacher's Aide: Mrs. Streeter Welcome New Teacher's Aide: Mrs. Streeter Mrs. Streeter is a teacher’s aide in Mrs. Rolewicz’s Kindergarten classroom.   She is originally from Whitney Point, graduated from Whitney Point high school, attended Broome Community College, and has worked in child care for the past 10 years.  Mrs. Streeter and her husband, Brian, were married in 2012.  They have two daughters.  Mrs. Streeter enjoys ...
Welcome New Elem Nurse:  Mrs. Whorrall Welcome New Elem Nurse: Mrs. Whorrall "Hi, my name is Vanessa Whorrall and I am thrilled to be the new school nurse at the elementary school.  I am from South Otselic, NY where I still reside with my husband, David, and 2 year old son, Case.  I graduated from Utica College with my BSN, RN and worked at Upstate Medical Hospital as a charge nurse on a cardiovascular unit before taking this position.  I enjoy ...
Welcome New HS Nurse: Mrs. Dean Welcome New HS Nurse: Mrs. Dean   "My name is Stacey Dean.  I'm very excited to be joining the McGraw community as the new nurse in the high school.  I have lived in the Homer area my whole life and currently reside there with my husband, John, and our two girls, Maddelyn and Kennady, and of course our bassett hound, Ollie.  We are also expecting a little boy due at the end of October!" ...
Welcome New Teacher:  Ms. Yonta Welcome New Teacher: Ms. Yonta "My name is Sara Yonta and I am the new Geometry Teacher at the high school.  I grew up in Cortland and went to Homer Schools.  I have three sisters and in my free time enjoy sports, traveling, and hiking.  I have an associate’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Onondaga Community College and a bachelor's degree in Adolescence Education: Mathematics ...
Welcome New Teacher:  Mrs. Burhans Welcome New Teacher: Mrs. Burhans Mrs. Danielle Burhans is a Special Ed Teacher at the Elementary School.  She says, “I have my Bachelors in Early childhood education from Cortland and am currently pursing my masters in teaching students with disabilities at Cortland.  I worked for 4 years as a teaching assistant at BOCES.  This is my first teaching job :)”  Mrs. Burhans is from Homer ...
Welcome New Teacher: Mrs. McMullin Welcome New Teacher: Mrs. McMullin   "My name's Jackie McMullin and I'm super excited to be a K-1 Special Education Teacher this year at McGraw school.  I was born and raised a Long Islander but have lived in the Cortland area since 2006.  Currently my husband and I live in Preble with our two dogs and cat.  I went to SUNY Cortland for both my bachelors degree as well as my masters.  Since ...
Health Office Notes 2018 Health Office Notes 2018 This is to inform you of some important changes in Education Law effective July 1, 2018   Beginning July 1, 2018 all NYS public school students must have a health examination when they enter as a new entrant and in Pre-K or Kindergarten and in grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.  A dental certificate which states your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is also asked ...
2018-19 District Flip Calendar 2018-19 District Flip Calendar Download here:  district calendar2018-19.pdf
2018 Summer Internships 2018 Summer Internships   The summer internship program has been another great success.  The students have been able to work as a team. They have been job shadowing the maintenance staff through their duties from landscaping, classroom cleaning, painting, room set-up, inventory control, project planning, and bridge construction. I am very proud of their hard work and great dedication to their school. ...
Grade 5/6 Summer Enrichment Grade 5/6 Summer Enrichment Ms. Coombs Grade 5/6 summer school class focused on mathematics, reading, and writing across their projects and curriculum. They also incorporated science and social studies into their daily learning.  They learned about layers of soil, different rocks, evaporation, New York State counties, units of measurement using English and metric measurements, and spent a great deal of ...
Summer Ocean Studies Summer Ocean Studies During summer school Mrs. Brooks' class studied the ocean. Mrs. Cornell provided the students with plenty of books to use to research the sea animal of their choice. Students answered questions and watched short educational videos about their animals. Then students used keyboarding skills to type up some facts about their animal. Finally, we painted a mural and made ...
Elementary School Supplies List Elementary School Supplies List Elementary School Supplies List:  Supply lists18-19.pdf
2018 Summer Feeding Program 2018 Summer Feeding Program The McGraw Elementary School is an official summer feeding site for any children in the local area age 0-18 years old.  The Summer Feeding Program will be open Monday- Friday, July 9 th - August 3 rd . Breakfast will be served from 8:00- 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30- 12:30 p.m. in the Elementary School cafeteria. summer breakfast menu.pdf summer lunch menu.pdf ...
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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
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