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Safety Patrol  in Memorial Day Parade Safety Patrol in Memorial Day Parade Some members of our Safety Patrol marched in the Memorial Day Parade!  Thank you to the community members who put this great event together, and especially to the members of our military who made the ultimate sacrifice. 
Camp Learn-a-Lot Camp Learn-a-Lot First graders are ending their school year at Camp Learn-a-Lot.  Many fun activities are happening such as learning how to pitch a tent, using a compass, hiking, bug searching, singing songs, and making s'mores! 
Clay Target Family Fun Day Clay Target Family Fun Day     The McGraw Clay Target League held a Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 5.  Families were invited and given the opportunity to shoot along side the students and/or just enjoy watching.   ...
Friday Findings 6/4/21 Friday Findings 6/4/21
Grade 5 Visits the High School Grade 5 Visits the High School   Can you believe this school year is almost over already?  In order to prepare for next year, the 5th graders began exploring what 6th grade will be like.  Ms. Rieck and Mrs. Frink presented to the students all about 6th grade.  On Tuesday, May 18, two current 6th graders, Katie Millard and Kylie Marshall, came to the Elementary ...
Grade 3 Learns about Mexico Grade 3 Learns about Mexico   Students in third grade just finished a unit about Mexico.  This included studying the culture.  Students studied the flag, tried guacamole, shook maracas, saw Mexican blankets and sombreros, and learned a little Spanish. Third graders talked about similarities and differences as they started their study of the United States.  They ...
Studying the American Revolution Studying the American Revolution   Mrs. Frink and Mrs. Leach’s 5th grade ELA class spent a week and a half reading the play, Divided Loyalties.  The play went along with the current Social Studies unit about the American Revolution.  The students loved playing all the characters and determining what side they belong on.
Police Officer Visits Remote Students Police Officer Visits Remote Students   Miss Mullins’ class had a special visitor from the Cortland City Police Department. The remote students came up with over twenty questions to interview Officer Abbott about! They used their amazing interviewing and listening skills to learn more about being a police officer and about our community.
Friday Findings 5/21/2021 Friday Findings 5/21/2021
"Working" Hands   After reading Henry's Hand , by Ross MacDonald, students in grade 3 designed and created their own "working" hands.  
Staff Appreciation Week Staff Appreciation Week For Staff Appreciation Week, the Elementary Student Council provided lunches for all staff members on Friday, May 5 at the Elementary School.  Each bag was decorated by a student with a picture and a nice message.  McGraw Elementary Student Council would like to thank all the staff members in McGraw for their dedication to all the students.
From Goat to Rug From Goat to Rug     Second graders in Mrs. Valentine’s class recently read a narrative nonfiction story about a Navajo weaver- The Goat in the Rug .  As Geraldine, the goat, shared the process of weaving from her point of view, the children learned the many steps it takes to make a rug (from wool to yarn, cleaning and dying, ...
Friday Findings 5/7/2021 Friday Findings 5/7/2021
Fifth Grade Virtual Career Day Fifth Grade Virtual Career Day   On April 30, 2021, the 5th grade hosted a virtual Career Day.  Presenters from around the East Coast presented in a Google Meet to the three 5th grade classrooms.  They talked to the students about their careers and life experiences that lead them to this particular career.  Seven people presented to Mrs. Frink’s, Ms. ...
Friday Findings 4/30/21 Friday Findings 4/30/21
Maroon & White Celebration Maroon & White Celebration     On Wednesday, April 28th, the Marking Period 3 Maroon and White Club members celebrated with some cookie cake!!
Second Graders Celebrate Earth Day Second Graders Celebrate Earth Day Second graders getting their hands dirty planting and making predictions on Earth Day. 
Friday Findings 4/23/21 Friday Findings 4/23/21
Clay Target League Club Clay Target League Club The McGraw HS Clay Target League season has started.  April 17 was the first competition day following two practice weeks. The team competes virtually against four other schools for five weeks.  The state tournament scheduled for June 12 will also be virtual this year.  The club held a very successful fundraiser raffle.  The ...
Seventh Grade Review Seventh Grade Review Seventh grade students enjoying our wonderful spring weather while reviewing math, social studies, English and science.



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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
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