Elementary Chorus and Junior Band Perform in All County Music Festival
Congratulations to our Elementary Chorus and Junior Band students who participated in the Rensselaer All County Music Festival at Berlin Central School District on Nov. 13 and 15. Students had the opportunity to practice and perform with students from schools throughout the county.
Gr. 6 Collecting Canned Goods for Local Food Pantry
A local food pantry is receiving much needed canned good donations thanks to a food drive organized by sixth grade students. “It’s extremely important for our children to realize how fortunate they are and how great it feels to help those in need,” said teacher Laura Horacek. Great job!
School Recognized for Good Sportsmanship
Gardner-Dickinson School was recognized for good sportsmanship by the NYS Public High School Athletic Association. The school received a banner, which is on display in the school gym, as part of the organization’s “Stay in the Game” program that recognizes schools that display good sportsmanship.
Student Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to Athletes of the Month Amaya George, Justin Cioffi and Max Marte. “Amaya is a true leader by example. Justin’s work ethic is a role model to his peers. Max’s most recent accomplishment was running a 5K in under 26 minutes,” said Athletic Director Laurie Albright. Read more...
Gardner-Dickinson School Thanks Community's Veterans
Gardner-Dickinson School thanked our community’s veterans on Nov. 7 with an assembly in their honor in the school gym. Students, faculty and staff showed their appreciation with music and presentations. Veterans and their families then enjoyed a breakfast made by the school’s Food Services staff. Thank you again to all our veterans and their families for their service! View a photo gallery...
Text Evidence Helps Students to Build Reading and Writing Skills
Second graders worked on their reading and writing skills by using text evidence, a learning standard that teaches students to think deeper about what they read by citing specific examples from their text. “Our 2nd graders found text evidence from a story titled ‘Super Storms’,” said Teacher Kate Cronin. “Students then wrote poems about the descriptive words they found.”
Fourth Graders Learn About Five Nations of the Iroquois
Fourth graders learned about the Five Nations of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) on Nov. 6 when Native Educator Stephanie Marie visited Gardner-Dickinson School. Students learned about the culture and history of the Native Americans and had an opportunity to try some traditional dances.
Students Prepare School Garden for Next Year
Fifth graders gathered the final harvest of the school garden in November. Students then weeded and mulched in leaves to the beds to prepare for next year’s plantings.
5th Graders Learn About Water Treatment
Fifth graders toured the Troy Sewage Treatment Center to learn how waste water is treated before it is released back into the Hudson River.
4th Graders Learn About Henry Hudson and Half Moon
Fourth graders learned about Henry Hudson’s journey up the Hudson River and life aboard the Half Moon during a trip to the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center in October. View photo gallery...