Students in Mrs. Robbins’ class at MSS are learning yoga poses to increase their mindfulness. They are learning to be aware of signals their body tells them so they can develop a personal toolkit to help them calm down and focus.

Take a look at our researchers from Mrs. Brandao’s class at MSS! Third graders have been researching famous historical figures. They have used multiple sources of information, including books, articles, and websites, to take notes on their historical figure in order to create a report! They've also been discussing how different sources of information may not present all of the same facts.

 Fourth grade students at Maple were working on test taking opinions in schools. Students researched to find details and examples that support their opinion, took notes and then presented their opinion orally.

CRS- The Fifth grade chorus members sang the National Anthem at the recent Wolfpack game. They sang beautifully. Thank you Ms. Rubinstein for giving the students such a great experience!

CRS- Khang Bao and Shelby Pelletier were recently recognized for our Student Spotlight. They were honored for their hard work, their kindness and respect for others, and their leadership in their classroom. Congratulations Khang and Shelby!

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VCMS - Vernon Center Middle School  students and staff members participated in the Annual Arctic Splash held at Valley Falls on January 7.  VCMS raised enough funds to send several students to camp this summer.  

Fifth Grade Students at Maple Street School had their annual Snowflake Fair this week. The students sell donated items to raise money for their class trip to Boston. Not only are the students developing life skills during this event they are also raising money for Maple Street!

The next day, Ms. Russell and Mrs. Fabuien developed a math activity in which the students had to solve to find out how much money they raised! The students were so engaged and proud of their accomplishments!

Students at NES had some visitors from Mystic Aquarium! They loved learning about the horseshoe crabs,snails and more!

The pictures above show our buddy classes at MSS working together! Mrs. Fabuien’s 5th grade class and Mrs. Wright’s 2nd grade class have teamed up to solve a mystery...Where is the gingerbread man hiding? The students worked together to solve the mystery and write an explanation about how they were able to solve the mystery!

 

 Mrs. Lagun-Brandao's third grade at Maple are tech experts! They are engaged in the the Hour of Code and solving logic puzzles in the Computer Lab!

With the guidance of Ms. Sabal, the MSS Art teacher, the Art Club has created a fabulous mural in our corridor. The rainbow mural has one elementary sight word on each block. Not only was this precise work but it also serves as meaningful environmental print to our students!

CRS-On Saturday, November 19th, Two FLL teams from Center Road School Participated in the Regional FLL Tournament. Speedy Robotics and Roadrunner Robotics Team Members had a great time and did well at the tables!

CRS-Congratulations to Elisa Ortolani and Alexander Stoner on receiving the Superintendent's Award for Center Road School on Monday, November 14, 2016. Elisa and Alex were chosen for the way they live out our CRS core values of being Responsible, Reliable, and Respectful! Both Alex and Elisa are involved in many activities in school and at home while maintaining their academics. They are role models for their peers and our younger students. We are so proud of them! Congratulations! 😊
(They are pictured with their teachers: Mr. Brunt, Mrs. Holcomb, and Mr. Willette)

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VCMS - On November 5th three EPOCH Art students, Leah Mullett, Eliza DeGiacomo, and Emma Blanchet presented two murals to the West Hartford Health and Rehab center in West Hartford, CT.

They extended their presentation with assisting residents with a little painting of their own.  This was just one of the eleven projects that were created during the 2015 2016 school year.

EPOCH 11-16 trip.jpgEPOCH 11-16 trip2.jpgVCMS - EPOCH Art students in 7th and 8th grade were invited to go to Real Art Ways - a trip that was fully grant funded!  There we viewed a film titled, “Inocente” which is a documentary film about a homeless girl that finds peace in painting.  As described on the web site: “Inocente is a vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artist’s fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. Told entirely in her own words, Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America. We discussed the film as well as got a docent led tour of the current gallery exhibits.

NES - 3rd grade students at Northeast enjoyed a visit from two Veterans on Veteran’s Day!

 

SRS-Make it a great day!

                                     

 

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The kids had a great evening!

SRS-A special thank you to Author June Hyjek for sharing her story of Grace and the adventures of the writing process.

RHS UNIFIED SPORTS

Read below for great news from the CIAC about our Unified Sports program. Congratulations Joe Prignano, Stephanie Fortin, and Nick Cody!

 

On behalf of the CIAC Unified Sports staff I'd like to congratulate you and your school on being identified as a Unified Champion Banner School. This is a national award sponsored by Special Olympics International. We are planning to make the award presentation at our annual Unified Leadership Summit on December 9th at the Aetna in Hartford. If you haven't already registered to attend the Summit I hope you'll consider doing so. You can register by Clicking here. The Aetna requires that all registrations be completed by November 22nd and that all adults attending show an official identification upon arrival. Members from Special Olympics International will be on hand to present the banners to the Champion Schools.

Congratulations again. The Unified program at your school certainly serves as a model not only for Connecticut schools but for high schools throughout the country.

George J. Synnott

Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference  ( CIAC)

 Director, Special Olympics Unified Sports

CRS- Our K-5 Math night was a great success! Teachers prepared math games that families could make and take home. Each family was given a deck of cards, a die, and a bag in which to collect all of their games. Eighty-three families participated in this fun event!

Students at Maple are celebrating their hard work by having a publishing party!

Students at Maple are rocking their phonics skills! They have become confident readers!