Category: Featured

Principal Agna Meets Jackson the Dog
April 23, 2018April 25, 2018
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Principal Agna Meets Jackson the Dog

Principal Agna writes: My husband, Tom and I drove from my hometown in Yellow Springs, Ohio, to Westfield, Indiana to meet Jackson at his training site, Ultimate Canine! He is very soft and cuddly – and smart! He has learned a lot already – the trainer, JoDale, is very pleased with his progress! It was...

First Grade Goes STEMing!
March 29, 2018March 29, 2018
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First Grade Goes STEMing!

  Students in the first grade at Ryan Road have put on their STEM hats and are diving into a six-session long exploration of the engineering and design principles. Ms. Ramsden, Ms. Stenuis and Ms. Maggio’s classes are teaming up with the Tech Integration Specialist, Ms. Rocky to break into small groups in the classroom...

NHS Students Win C-SPAN Documentary Award
March 22, 2018March 22, 2018
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NHS Students Win C-SPAN Documentary Award

C-SPAN is pleased to announce the 150 prize winning documentaries in C-SPAN’s 2018 StudentCam competition. After much deliberation and multiple rounds of judging, the following documentaries have been selected as this year’s award winning entries.   This year we received 2,985 films from over 5,700 students – the most entries in the fourteen years of...

FY19 Proposed Budget
March 9, 2018March 15, 2018
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FY19 Proposed Budget

Click HERE for the FY19 Proposed Budget presented March 8th. If you’d like to review the presentation from Dr. Provost on Tuesday, Feb. 27th click HERE

RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary School and Leeds Elementary participates in Read Across America
March 7, 2018March 9, 2018
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RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary School and Leeds Elementary participates in Read Across America

Read Across America is a national initiative that includes National Read Across America Day, a tradition created by the National Education Association, in 1997.  Each year, on the school day closest to March 2 (the birthday of Dr. Seuss) students participate in the nation’s largest reading event. Ryan Road Elementary School celebrated Read Across America,...

Boston Globe Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards
March 7, 2018March 15, 2018
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Boston Globe Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

This fall, grade 8 students worked with Dr. Graham and Ms. Schofield on creative writing pieces to be submitted to the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards contest, hosted regionally by the Boston Globe. JFK students did a remarkable job with this activity and on Monday, 3/5, students awarded Gold, Silver and Honorable Mentions read their...

Superintendent Letter on Safety
February 27, 2018March 22, 2018
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Superintendent Letter on Safety

February 27, 2018   Dear Caregivers: The Women’s March’s Youth EMPOWER group is planning a national school walkout on March 14, 2018. Students at JFK Middle School and Northampton High School have approached their administrators to discuss participation in this event, and it is possible that some students at the elementary schools will want to...

Ms. Bachman’s Bird Adaptation Project – using stop motion animation and WeVideo
February 6, 2018February 6, 2018
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Ms. Bachman’s Bird Adaptation Project – using stop motion animation and WeVideo

For this project, Ms Bachman’s 3rd grade students collaboratively researched a bird species, and created a paper collage specimen for use in a stop motion animation. Students used their research to identify and explain adaptations in their selected birds. Students used stop motion animation and video editing software, to create a short clip of their...

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