Retired teachers fund Naples project

Naples Elementary School is transforming an underutilized courtyard into an outdoor learning space for the entire school. Kyle Inda, a special education teacher and PLANT club advisor, recently received a $1,000 check from the New York State Retired Teachers’ Association Hudson-Kramer Memorial Grant fund. The money will be used to install a shade sail over one of the classroom spaces,... more

FLCC grad to receive Potato Growers scholarship

Marcus Whitman High School and recent Finger Lakes Community College grad Karen Luong has been named the 2017 Empire State Potato Growers Scholarship winner. Luong, of Rushville, will receive $500 per academic year for up to four consecutive years of agricultural education at a college in New York state. Luong first became interested in agriculture when she took an agriculture... more

Auburn students miss graduation to play historic venue

Two Auburn High School students missed their graduation last month, but for what some would call a good reason: They were performing at Carnegie Hall that night. Rose Morabito and Sheelan Mirza played with the Syracuse Youth Orchestras at the world-famous New York City venue for the 2017 Viennese Master Invitational, in which the group and four other select orchestras —... more

Newark school district holds reception for retiring staff

Newark Central School District held a reception for its retiring staff last month at the high school library. Ten of the 14 staff members retiring at the end of the school year attended. Superintendent Matt Cook expressed appreciation for the employees’ many years of faithful service. Then each of the district’s principals took turns highlighting attributes of and, in some... more

Newark High School collects more than 115 units of blood

Newark High School has the distinction of collecting more than 115 units of blood during the four American Red Cross blood drives held at the school during this school year. The drives were coordinated by PLTW-BioMedical Sciences Program students in grades 9-12. NHS BioMedical Sciences teacher Shawn Flanagan recently learned that Newark High School donated the second highest amount of... more

Aurora library to host discussion about human rights book

A book discussion about “Free? Stories About Human Rights Compiled by Amnesty International” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Aurora Free Library, 370 Main St., Aurora. The book is the subject of the area’s community read. It contains 14 stories about human rights struggles around the world. Copies of the book are available at Aurora,... more

Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine one of top schools in the world

An adorable little baby Baltimore Oriole simply left its nest far too soon. A screech owl has a problem with its eye and a fisher is undergoing a physical exam to see where and if she’s injured after being hit by a car. All of these wild animals are taken care of at the Wildlife Health Center at Cornell University.... more

Play Space in Auburn to be site of kindergarten readiness events

ABC Cayuga will host three evening events, Countdown to Kindergarten Readiness, at its downtown Auburn Play Space in July. Taking place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 13 and 20, and Tuesday, July 25, the events will help children meet other children and practice social skills and problem-solving while parents learn about making a smooth transition to kindergarten. Healthy... more

Four school districts take part in FLI science fair

The annual Finger Lakes Institute science fair brought middle and high school students to the Hobart and William Smith campus in May to present original research on the environment in the Finger Lakes region. The fair gave students the opportunity to participate in a professional research conference in a college environment, and encouraged them to investigate STEM research in the... more

Waterloo school district honors teacher for long career

Henry Landschoot arrived to teach middle school mathematics in Waterloo in September 1969. He was 21 years old and fresh out of college. Monday, the 69-year-old Landschoot was honored with a plaque and words of thanks for a 48-year career that has come to an end. “I loved it very much. I enjoyed the kids, the staff and the administrators... more

Graduating students receive scholarships from Seneca Meadows

For 14 years, Seneca Meadows has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the four school districts in Seneca County. Those schools include Mynderse Academy, Romulus Central School, South Seneca Central School, and Waterloo Central School. The recipients were selected by the respective school awards committees, and the committees chose outstanding students who have chosen to further their education... more

Penn Yan Academy Class of 2017 graduates

The 124 members of Penn Yan’s Class of 2017 celebrated their commencement in the academy gymnasium because of rain showers June 23. The guest speaker at the 159th commencement was Michael Griffiths, a 1972 PYA graduate who has been a teacher at the academy for the past 23 years. – Read more & see photos at the Chronicle Express website more

Dundee Central Class of 2017 graduates

The sun beamed on the Dundee Class of 2017 — 51 strong — as they took the famous walk down the schoolyard hillside on June 22. Dundee’s 78th ceremony included the presentation of a diploma to Wayne Leroy Campbell, who left the school before graduating to join the service during the Vietnam War. – Read more at the Chronicle Express... more

Community garden takes root at Penn Yan school

A planned visit by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand didn’t materialize, but that did little to dampen the enthusiasm over a new community garden unveiled Friday at Penn Yan Elementary School. Several PYE students received certificates for being part of the school’s new Garden Club. It was one of several after-school clubs established after the school district received a multi-year grant... more

Newfield Elementary School student dies

A Newfield Elementary School student has died, the school district confirmed Friday. “The district is saddened by the loss of a student,” a Newfield School District representative said. “Our sympathies are with the family. We grieve along with the family.” The school district would not disclose the child’s name or grade. Newfield Elementary School serves students in pre-kindergarten through fifth... more

Canandaigua superintendent closing book on her career

For Lynne Erdle, retiring superintendent of the Canandaigua City School District, it’s always been about the kids — whom she affectionately calls kiddos. Erdle has worked with and watched generations of children learn and grow and has witnessed various transformations in her nearly four decades in the district. She said the biggest changes have been technology and a different family... more
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