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Category: Accomplished Students

December 13, 2017December 13, 2017
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Jackson Street Giving Tree

The Giving Tree The Giving Tree is an annual JSS tradition in December and January. We decorate a branch and surrounds with donated hats, mittens, gloves and scarves and donations of canned/boxed food goods are placed under the tree.   All donations are brought to The Northampton Survival Center.

Classrooms: Northampton’s teachers, students build its website
December 1, 2017December 1, 2017
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Classrooms: Northampton’s teachers, students build its website

Jeromie Whalen, the technology teacher at Northampton High School works with Gabe Sussman, 16, in an after-school meeting for the school’s communications and media production course. Whalen, Sussman and other students have created a new website for the school district. GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS – Buy this Image NORTHAMPTON — Northampton’s school district has a new website, and Superintendent...

Leeds Hurricane Relief Fund Raising Efforts
November 2, 2017November 3, 2017
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Leeds Hurricane Relief Fund Raising Efforts

LEEDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has a school-wide Hurricane Relief project underway.  Classes have come up with fundraising projects, ranging from a read-a-thon and selling artistic bookmarks, to bake sales and direct donations, in an effort to raise funds for areas affected by the recent tropical storms. As of November 1st, $4,350 has been raised by Leeds!  Check out the presentation the...

October 16, 2017October 13, 2017
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Jackson Street Seed Investigation

Click here to see a panoramic view of the students’ work. The Jackson Street second grade investigated how seeds become new plants.  One part of the process is the dispersal of the seed from the plant.  The teacher’s explanation is below. Follow the link above to see the students’ full work.  

October 13, 2017October 12, 2017
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Bridge Street Collaboration

Click here for the full gallery of photos. This past week 1st and 4th grade got together for a joint activity.  4th graders helped the 1st grade students learn about measurement as part of the math curriculum.  Then small groups split up to read together.  Here 4th graders are doing a read aloud for their...

October 13, 2017October 13, 2017
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4th Grade Investigates Puerto Rican History

From Mr. Strouse’s 4th grade class.  Find the full album of pictures here. Mr. Strouse’s 4th graders studied the history of Borinquén, or Puerto Rico, through the book “Parrots Over Puerto Rico.”  This illustrated timeline tells the history of the Puerto Rican parrots and people!

Special Olympics
June 2, 2017June 2, 2017
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Special Olympics

NORTHAMPTON — A tall, lanky 15-year-old approaches a hurdle made of rope strung between plastic cones. An athlete at a Special Olympics track and field event, he is guided by an aide to step over one hurdle after another. Cheers of “We got it!” and “Yes!” come from watching teachers, peers and parents, as the boy,...

Bringing STEM to life: In cross-pond collaboration, JFK students team up with counterparts in England on water quality projects
May 19, 2017August 22, 2017
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Bringing STEM to life: In cross-pond collaboration, JFK students team up with counterparts in England on water quality projects

NORTHAMPTON — Seventh-graders in the community room of JFK Middle School scoot their chairs toward the front of the room as three uniformed boys appear on a large screen. “Hello! Hello! Hola!” pipe voices from the screen. The American students wave in slow circles to their U.K. counterparts, and the uniformed boys in England mirror...

Northampton High School junior goes all-solar with lawn care business
May 19, 2017May 24, 2017
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Northampton High School junior goes all-solar with lawn care business

NORTHAMPTON — Worries about the environmental impact of maintaining a lawn, from keeping the turf green and healthy to the fumes and noise created when it needs to be cut, have caused some people to wonder whether there is sense in having manicured grass surrounding their homes. By expanding his zero-pollution lawn care enterprise this...

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