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Lesson from Rwanda
October 4, 2018October 4, 2018
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Lesson from Rwanda

By JACQUELYN VOGHEL Staff Writer Friday, August 17, 2018 NORTHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL — For Northampton High School teacher Kate Todhunter, history is about telling stories. Following a trip to Rwanda in July, Todhunter has countless stories to share with her students in hopes of fostering a greater understanding of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Todhunter has...

Teachers Continue Learning about Systemic Racism
October 2, 2018October 2, 2018
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Teachers Continue Learning about Systemic Racism

Teachers took time this summer for a two and a half day workshop held at the The Montessori School of Northampton to explore and learn about Analyzing & Understanding Systemic Racism. Put on by the Crossroads Anti Racism group, participants came from schools all around the commonwealth. With 30-40 attendants, including schools from Boston as...

Science & Technology merge in the JFK Classroom
October 2, 2018October 2, 2018
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Science & Technology merge in the JFK Classroom

As JFK Middle School begins the first month with access to chromebooks, students can be seen importing science data into spreadsheets and graphing their scientific research while examining live reference samples of the macroninvertebrate concentrations found in local pond water. Students in grade 7 science classes were tasked with determining which of their pond water...

Teachers Taking Time for Tech
August 22, 2018August 22, 2018
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Teachers Taking Time for Tech

This week, teachers from the elementary schools, JFK and the high school joined together for a two day tech conference at Ryan Road Elementary School. Led by Tech Integration Specialists, David Cantler, Kate Jopson and Rocky Mariani-Prall as well as DLCS Coordinator, Molly McLoughlin, the conference came about as a joint effort to support teachers...

IT Students Back to School
August 22, 2018August 22, 2018
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IT Students Back to School

By Bera Dunau NORTHAMPTON — The first day of school for students in Northampton Public Schools will be Aug. 30. However, students in a new IT program at Northampton High School launching this year have already been hard at work in internships over the summer. The IT Innovation Pathway Scope and Sequence was started this...

Ryan Road Marker Recycling Project
May 16, 2018May 16, 2018
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Ryan Road Marker Recycling Project

      As part of the “Change the World” opinion writing unit, the third grade classes from RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary will be collecting markers for recycling through the Crayola ColorCycle program until June 14th.  Literacy Coach, Andrew Samuelson, met with WWLP Mass Appeal co-hosts,  Lauren Zenzie and Danny New, to challenge the third...

New Information Technology Pathway at NHS
May 16, 2018May 16, 2018
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New Information Technology Pathway at NHS

By Emily Cutts NORTHAMPTON — A new program set to begin this fall at Northampton High School is aimed at preparing students for a career in the information technology field. The high school has created the Information Technology Innovation Pathway through a partnership with Greenfield Community College and Tech Foundry, a Springfield program that trains...

Honorable Mention at New England NASA Globe Symposium
May 8, 2018May 9, 2018
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Honorable Mention at New England NASA Globe Symposium

Two student representatives from Mrs. Simmons class presented the class cloud data at the NE/Mid-Atlantic GLOBE Student Research Symposium in Buffalo, New York on May 5th. Having spent a month studying the clouds seen outside Ryan Road classroom, students recorded this data using a Google Form Ms. Mariani-Prall set up for them on ipads. Students researched...

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