Students learn about owls

Guest Educator Teaches Students About Ecology

Students learn about owl pellets

Gardner-Dickinson students are learning about ecology the week of Mar. 5 from guest educator George Steele, who worked in the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Endangered Species Unit.

Mr. Steele is working with all grades from teaching kindergartners about how leaves make food to discussing owl ecology with 7th graders.

The activities tie into Partners As Reading Partners (PARP) month which has an environmental awareness theme.

Students present in class

Gr. 6 Creates Their Own Olympics

Students present in class

Sixth graders celebrated the upcoming Olympics by creating their own this past week.

Teacher Karin Carmody explained students studied ancient and modern Olympics and then were challenged to work in groups to make their own.

Students created presentations for class, where they shared the games they invented, their mascot, and medals that could be given out.

Finally, students got a chance to try out one of their games such as Beret Dizzy Discus.

Great job!

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Dr. Thomas Reardon, Dominic Dinardo and Dr. Mary Yodis

Dominic Dinardo Wins Spelling Bee

Dr. Thomas Reardon, Dominic Dinardo and Dr. Mary Yodis

Congratulations to 5th grader Dominic Dinardo who won the Gr. 4-8 Spelling Bee on Jan. 8

He will represent Gardner-Dickinson at the Capital Region Spelling Bee on Feb. 7 at Proctors Theatre.

Students with Hat and Mitten Tree

Students Organize Hat & Mitten Donations

Hat and Mitten Tree Area children in need are receiving new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves this holiday season thanks to Gardner-Dickinson students.

The Builder’s Club created a Hat and Mitten Tree in the school lobby to encourage donations which were brought to Hope 7 Community Center in Troy.

Great job!