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Halloween Carnival Halloween Carnival   Last Thursday the high school Student Council put on the annual Halloween Carnival for the elementary school students. There were games like mummy bowling, face painting, and a scavenger hunt in the cafeteria with prizes and candy for the kids. There was also a "haunted hallway" in the basement that the students ...
Elementary CARES Elementary CARES The McGraw Elementary C.A.R.E.S Crew kicked off cooperation with a demonstration by the administrative team.  All the administrators and one student showed the importance of cooperating by pushing and pulling a heavy object across the stage. The students loved the cooperation presentation. Thank you to the administrative team for helping our students to better understand cooperation. ...
7th Grade Science 7th Grade Science     Seventh graders simulating bacterial growth in Mrs. Niver's science class.    
First Grade Learns Parts of Speech First Grade Learns Parts of Speech Mrs. Bassett's class has been introduced to the wonderful world of parts of speech.  The students have worked on using purposeful play to show the different types of nouns.  They built different places using legos, blocks, and pattern blocks. Then we used playdoh to create different types of things.  The students used their creations and played a guessing game. ...
Handmade Bowls Donated to Handmade Bowls Donated to "Empty Bowls" Fundraiser McGraw’s “Studio in Art” and “Ceramics” students generously donated 30 hand-made clay bowls to the “Empty Bowls Fundraiser”.  This annual event was held Sat., Oct. 20 th from 6pm – 10pm at the Center of the Arts of Homer.  It was the13th year that the Cortland Loaves and Fishes held this event. The theme of the dinner is to raise ...
Career Exploration Opportunities Career Exploration Opportunities CNY STEM Connection is offering a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Career Exploration Series this November.  Students age 12 and older are invited to participate at no cost.  For more information, see the flyer:   Upcoming STEM nights for Nov 2018.pdf  
Art Club Autumn Projects Art Club Autumn Projects   On Friday Oct. 5 th the Art Club gathered for the first workshop for the year.  Members had a great time painting autumn themed wood birdhouses and decorating styrofoam pumpkins.  The students created such a beautiful variety of colors and designs on their projects.  
Business Students Business Students "Live United" Students from Business Education courses participated in the annual United Way Day of Caring on September 26, 2018.  Ms. Coombs, Mr. Freeman, and 39 students volunteered their time and talents to assist the McGraw Methodist and Baptist churches, Lamont Library, McGraw Historical Society, McGraw Village Recreation, and McGraw Food Pantry.  A very big thank you to all the students ...
Pumpkin Painting Pumpkin Painting   Happy artists hard at work!  Students in Mrs. McMullin's class did a pumpkin painting to explore colors and get hands on with some real pumpkins.   
Sixth Grade English Sixth Grade English Mrs. DiFulvio’s sixth graders are reading the much anticipated novel, Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief .  This popular fantasy book is read in English with a focus on the archetype hero’s journey, comparing Percy’s path to characters in other mythical stories.  Our standards are concentrated on citing textual evidence to support our claims, determining a central ...
Literature Review Posters Literature Review Posters   Eleventh graders kick off the school year by creating unique literature review posters in Miss Wrisley's English class.
Elementary STEM Elementary STEM Students in all grade levels at the elementary school are wearing thinking caps while participating in various STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) activities.  These STEM activities in the photos range from “Which column shape is the sturdiest” to "Creating balloon towers” to “Saving Sam”.    ...
9/11 Ceremony 9/11 Ceremony   McGraw Seniors attended a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Courthouse Park in Cortland on September 11, 2018.  
Rx Take Back Event Rx Take Back Event Click here to view complete article: RxTake Back Event  
Welcome New Social Worker: Mrs. Jain Welcome New Social Worker: Mrs. Jain “Hello!! My name is Rebecca Jain and I am very excited to begin my first year at McGraw Central School District as your school social worker. I am a McGraw alumnus, class of 2006.  My parents still live in the community and are still active members with the McGraw Fire Department and Lady’s Auxiliary. I attended SUNY Oswego for my undergraduate degree and then later Syracuse ...
Welcome New Teacher:  Mrs. Rickards Welcome New Teacher: Mrs. Rickards   "My name is Danica Rickards and I am the art teacher at McGraw Elementary School. I just moved to the area from Oregon and I am so excited to be teaching art at McGraw! Like any good art teacher, I love to draw and paint, and before becoming an art teacher I was a ceramic artist for five years. When I'm not creating artwork, I love practicing yoga, baking, and hiking ...
Welcome New Teacher's Aide:  Mrs. Eggleston Welcome New Teacher's Aide: Mrs. Eggleston "I am a 1:1 teacher aide. I am a Homer graduate, originally from Homer. My husband graduated from McGraw and we have 3 kids: two at the high school and one in pre-k. I used to work at Here We Grow Daycare, and had my own daycare kids prior to getting hired at McGraw. In my spare time I like to crochet and hunt. An interesting fact is that I was a Christmas baby! " ~  Mrs. Shannon ...
Welcome New Bus Dispatcher:  Mrs. Kula Welcome New Bus Dispatcher: Mrs. Kula "My job here is bus dispatcher/bus driver.  I currently live in Willet/Marathon.  I am originally from New Jersey.  I am married to my husband, Bob.  We have 4 children together, 2 boys and 2 girls.  Our daughter is expecting a baby in September, which will bring our grandchildren count to 10.  I am a 19-A Certified Examiner (which means I am qualified to ...
Welcome New Teacher's Aide: Mrs. Streeter Welcome New Teacher's Aide: Mrs. Streeter Mrs. Streeter is a teacher’s aide in Mrs. Rolewicz’s Kindergarten classroom.   She is originally from Whitney Point, graduated from Whitney Point high school, attended Broome Community College, and has worked in child care for the past 10 years.  Mrs. Streeter and her husband, Brian, were married in 2012.  They have two daughters.  Mrs. Streeter enjoys ...
Welcome New Elem Nurse:  Mrs. Whorrall Welcome New Elem Nurse: Mrs. Whorrall "Hi, my name is Vanessa Whorrall and I am thrilled to be the new school nurse at the elementary school.  I am from South Otselic, NY where I still reside with my husband, David, and 2 year old son, Case.  I graduated from Utica College with my BSN, RN and worked at Upstate Medical Hospital as a charge nurse on a cardiovascular unit before taking this position.  I enjoy ...



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