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Tops in Education Tops in Education Visit Tops website to register your Bonus Card to support McGraw School -  Click Here   or text "tops" to 52236 Earn money for your school every time you shop at Tops.  Tops donates up to 5% of your purchases.  More information:  Tops info.pdf
Boys Varsity Basketball Boys Varsity Basketball As of January 29, the McGraw Boys Varsity Basketball Team has compiled a 13-3 record with 4 games to go.  They have been locking teams down defensively and have been playing excellent team basketball.  Senior, Chase Curtis, and sophomore, Caleb Smith, lead the way averaging double digit points per game and senior, Chris Pickert, has excelled at the defensive end.  This group ...
McGraw Hosts All-County McGraw Hosts All-County McGraw Middle/High School was the host for this year’s All-County Choral Festival.  On Friday, January 11 th selected students from Cincinnatus, Cortland, Homer, and McGraw participated in the Pre-Festival Rehearsal. The following week, on Friday, January 18 th those students returned to McGraw for the first day of rehearsals with the guest conductors.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature ...
Animals, Animals, and More Animals Animals, Animals, and More Animals Some students in second grade chose an animal that they wanted to know more about.  Then they did some research on the internet, looked up information in some books, and typed up some interesting facts that they discovered from their research.  After they finished their research they made a poster and collected items that were suitable for a diorama of their animal’s habitat.  ...
Science 6-8 Co-Taught Class Science 6-8 Co-Taught Class The co-taught science 6-8 class is learning about energy.   Along with readings from the textbook, we have been doing really interesting hands-on experiments learning about sound, a form of energy that travels as waves.  We used tuning forks to see how the vibration, when hit on the countertop, will transfer to water.  Mrs. Lener also brought in her guitar to ...
Mobile Mammography in McGraw Mobile Mammography in McGraw   Place: McGraw High School            10 West Academy St.            McGraw, NY   Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019   Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   Call 607-798-5723 to schedule an appointment.   You do not have to be a Lourdes patient. Your results can be sent to the health ...
Next Generation Science Standards Next Generation Science Standards   The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with Smithsonian Science:   From hand cranks to spinning fans to building circuits, our fourth graders recently explored how energy moves and changes, and how people obtain sources of energy and convert them for practical purposes.  Students were engaged in the practices of investigation ...
STEM in Second Grade STEM in Second Grade Second graders aren't letting the snow and cold stop them from having fun!  STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) continues to be one of our favorite things to do.  To start off STEM in 2019, we listened to a story called The Biggest Snowman (and identified many story elements: Beginning, middle, end, characters, setting, ...
Fifth Grade Book Reports Fifth Grade Book Reports The fifth grade class has been working diligently each month to complete a book report on a different genre. For the month of December, students were able to report on a science fiction or fantasy book of their choice. Fifth graders set personal goals and mapped out how many pages or chapters they would need to read each day in order to finish the book on time. After coming back from ...
Critical Thinking Through Coding Critical Thinking Through Coding The after school enrichment opportunity for 4 th  graders called “Critical Thinking Through Coding” is a great success! Students are using their critical thinking skills to design, compete, brainstorm, and PAINT while learning to use the blockly coding/ programming language with Sphero robots.   
Welcome New Teacher: Mrs. Vianos Welcome New Teacher: Mrs. Vianos "My name is Rachael Vianos, known as Mrs. V to my students. I am a Special Education Teacher at McGraw Elementary School. I was a substitute teacher for McGraw Central Schools for several years, and have also taught in the OCM BOCES special education programs. I obtained my dual degree in education from SUNY Cortland in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. I am a New York State ...
Executive FUNction: Task Initiation Executive FUNction: Task Initiation   One executive function skill that we are building is Task Initiation . Let’s break it down! Task = a job, work, chore Initiation = to begin, start     Some children have a difficult time getting started once directions have been given.  There are many strategies that they can try to give themselves the boost they need to get started. ...
Youth Leadership Volunteers Youth Leadership Volunteers   Our Cortland County Youth Leadership group volunteered at the Salvation Army the week before Christmas filling boxes with food, wrapping presents, and filling bags with gifts.   
NYSSMA Winter Conference NYSSMA Winter Conference Mr. Michael Brownell, Chorus Director at McGraw Middle/High School, recently presented a session titled "Music Education and 21st Century Skills" at the Annual NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Winter Conference held in Rochester.  Mr. Brownell currently holds the office of NYSSMA Immediate Past President.  He was joined in the presentation by the President ...
Learning About Thomas Edison Learning About Thomas Edison Recently, our McGraw 3 rd Graders read a biography titled, Young Thomas Edison by Michael Dooling. This biography gave us a lot of information about why Edison was so important and it focused on the obstacles that he encountered throughout his life. It was remarkable that he never gave up on his dream of becoming an inventor! As a culminating ...
New York City Field Trip New York City Field Trip   Forty-five FBLA, National Honor Society, and Junior Honor Society students enjoyed New York City on Tuesday, December 4.  They enjoyed the city, food, and attractions of NYC at Christmas-time including stops at Bryant Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes, ...
Third Grade Visits Roberson Museum Third Grade Visits Roberson Museum This year third graders visited the Roberson Museum in Binghamton for their Holiday Mansion Tour, tying in the social studies curriculum of world cultures and traditions during the holidays. Students traveled back in time to hear stories that would put them in the holiday spirit. They learned about the Roberson family, their origins, and got to know their generosity and commitment to building ...
Community Music Festival Community Music Festival Members from the McGraw High School Chorus shared holiday music throughout the McGraw community on Saturday, December 8th. They performed at the Lamont Memorial Free Library's Tree Lighting and at the McGraw United Methodist Church's Festival of Music.
McGraw Sponsors a Platoon McGraw Sponsors a Platoon The Elementary Student Council hosted a collection drive for two weeks to help the McGraw Village sponsor a platoon.  They collected a variety of items such as cookies, gum, cards, envelopes, pens, crackers, and more. Overall they collected a total of 677 items.  The grade collecting the most was 4 th grade with a total of 177 items.  Thank you to all who donated, ...
Building Ziggurats Building Ziggurats   The 6th graders built Ancient Mesopotamian Ziggurat models during their Ancient Mesopotamia unit in Social Studies! [A ziggurat is a type of massive stone structure built in ancient Mesopotamia. It has the form of a terraced compound of successively receding stories or levels.]



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