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Algebra 2A Algebra 2A Mr. Tkachuk's Algebra 2A Class is diligently working on an assignment.  This is a small class and the students like to share their knowledge with one another.  In addition, having new furniture just creates a better atmosphere.
Snowshoeing in Grade 4 Snowshoeing in Grade 4 The 4th grade physical education class enjoying themselves on the hill after snowshoeing.
Defensive Driver Workshop Defensive Driver Workshop The Rainbow-Wafer Agency is once again offering the Empire Safety Council's Defensive Driving Workshop.  This two-night program will allow any principal rated driver a 10% discount off the base rate on collision and liability insurance for three years.  (Any student with a permit may take the course, however a driver’s license must be obtained within 90 days to have the discount ...
Golf Team Fundraiser Golf Team Fundraiser The golf team will be starting their annual Coffee Mania Fundraiser on March 19th.  Please support our program by purchasing a great local product from one of our players.  Sales will continue until March 29th.  The golf program is always happy to accept any donations of golf equipment.      
District Seeking BOE Candidates District Seeking BOE Candidates McGRAW CENTRAL SCHOOL SEEKS BOARD CANDIDATES Individuals interested in running for a seat on the McGraw School Board of Education should obtain a nomination packet from Fleurette Clough, District Clerk, or from the website, www.mcgrawschools.org .  The deadline for filing petitions is Monday, April 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. There ...
Middle School Donates to SNAP Middle School Donates to SNAP In February, the Middle School classes collected spare change for CNY SNAP, a program that provides free or low cost spay and neutering for pets.  They collected $57 and met that with class funds to give an overall donation of $114 to CNY SNAP.  Seventh graders Shannon McCool and Jaden Marshall spearheaded the campaign and collected during lunch period.  Thank you to everyone ...
Social-Emotional Learning Social-Emotional Learning This year Mrs. Laffoon, School Counselor, and Ms. LaVancha, School Counseling Intern, have been going into PK-5 classrooms to present lessons on different topics for Social-Emotional Learning.  The pictures are of students attending a “Personal Space Camp” and learning about boundaries.  We have also covered topics like team work, ...
Musical set for March 15 & 16 Musical set for March 15 & 16
Children and Conversation Children and Conversation There is tremendous value in talking with your children regularly and often!  What is it that makes conversation with kids so vital? 1.  “ Ain’t Isn’t a Word” (Language development) :  When you talk with your child, you are modeling correct language.  You say words in a certain order, and you make sentences longer by putting “and, or, ...
Gelatin Volcanoes Gelatin Volcanoes  

In Science class - 8th graders learning about volcanoes using a gelatin model!

Elementary Band Elementary Band Four fifth-graders from McGraw Elementary were selected to participate in the 2019 Cortland All-County Elementary Band: Drew Thomas, Sarah Bergey, Zachary Moon, and Leah Nauseef. These four students spent several weeks learning three difficult band pieces in addition to their normal lesson work. They had the opportunity to join more than fifty other local students in a full-day rehearsal ...
Art Club Visits Exhibition at OCC Art Club Visits Exhibition at OCC The Art Club visited the "Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition" at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse on Wednesday, February 12th.  We saw hundreds of amazingly talented artwork done by middle school and high school students within the central New York area. Students were both impressed and inspired by what they ...
Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten   PRE-KINDERGARTEN and NEW KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for September 2019   Parents of Pre-Kindergarten age children must call McGraw Elementary School at 836-3650 to pre-register your child by March 22, 2019 .  Pre-K eligible children must be 4 years of age on or before 12/1/19.   Parents of Kindergarten eligible children not currently enrolled in McGraw ...
FBLA District Competition FBLA District Competition Congratulations to our FBLA District Competition competitors.  Students attended the competition on Friday, February 8 with Ms. Coombs and competed against students from all of the CNY area. The six competitors brought home 11 awards! Neka Long:  1st Place Business Law, 1st Place Intro To Business, and 2nd Place Intro to Financial Math; Caitlin Luzum:  2nd Place Intro to ...
Fourth Grade Working as Audiologists Fourth Grade Working as Audiologists This STEM project has our fourth grade students working with a team of audiologists to teach pre-k and kindergarten students the importance of ears.  They will present their projects at the beginning of March.  The first step of their research included presentations by Dr. Hulslander and Dr. Curro.  Over the next few weeks, they ...
20 Week Honor Roll 20 Week Honor Roll 6th GRADE HIGH HONOR ROLL   Brown, Morgan Gale, Hailey Harris IV, Richard Hubbard, Meghan Libbey, Mallory Marshall, Emma Miller, Ysabelle VanLiew, Riley   6th GRADE HONOR ROLL   Lea, Thomas McCall, Alexandria Petit V, Robert Pitcher. Isabelle Ramey, Kaleb Stacconi, Adrianna Ticknor, Karleigh Turner, Jennifer   7th GRADE ...
First Grade Scientists First Grade Scientists First graders are scientists!  We have been studying polar bears in class and have learned many different polar bear facts.  To expand on our knowledge of blubber, the classes followed the scientific method to find out if blubber keeps you warm.  All we needed was Crisco, snow and some gallon bags.  The students had a great time.  Our conclusion??  Blubber ...
Varsity Volleyball Varsity Volleyball McGraw volleyball started a little slow this season with a new coach and a new offensive system.  As of January 30, with strong play from sophomore, outside hitter, Bayley Meade; junior, outside hitter, Ashley White; and  junior, setter, Kaylee Streeter, the McGraw Varsity Volleyball team is one win away from continuing on in sectional play.  The 2019-20 season looks to ...
K9 Visitor K9 Visitor     Officer K. Natoli and K9 Frenky from the Cortland County Sherriff’s Office came in for a brief presentation for our 3 rd graders.  This demonstration followed a story from our Journeys Reading Series, Aero and Officer Mike , which was a non-fiction story about the duties and significance of a K-9 unit. K9 Frenky was born in ...
Girls Varsity Basketball Girls Varsity Basketball   As of January 30, McGraw Girls Varsity Basketball team was 4-4 in league play and on a 3-game winning streak.  They are really coming together as a team. They are playing great defense and starting to believe in each other.  Emily Fish and Andrea May have demonstrated some strong defensive skills and Karissa Wilbur is averaging 18.4 points a game.  The team as a whole ...



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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
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