The North Country districts of Elizabethtown-Lewis and Westport have struggled for decades to maintain a high-quality education for the students they serve. In early December both communities voted to merge to form a new district by July 1, 2019.
Highlights from the 99th New York State School Boards Association Convention and Education Expo. This year’s event was held in New York City. Next year’s 100th convention and education expo will be hosted in Rochester.
Fifth grade students at the Sullivan-West Central School District nurture trout starting in the fall as eggs. In the spring when the fish have reached “release size” the students release them on a special day set aside to celebrate environmental awareness.
Manchester-Shortsville High School students take flight through the newly formed Red Jacket Flying Club. With the assistance of local flying clubs and the superintendent, Charlene Dehn, students have a chance to earn their pilots license before they graduate.
The Commack Union Free School District on Long Island, has found a unique way to tackle the obesity health issue with children. Their Movement in the Arts program helps children be more active while learning about the arts, music, language, science, math and social relations.