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St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more

Ontario County Youth Court welcomes new members

Ontario County Youth Court welcomes new members
To be tried by jury of your peers — for the Ontario County Youth Court, that’s exactly its function. On Wednesday night the Youth Court held its induction ceremony in which it welcomed 21 new members and said thank-you to the 21 outgoing members. The incoming members spent 10 weeks going through training. Youth court sees a variety of actual... more

Auburn student wins scholarship with essay

Auburn student wins scholarship with essay
Auburn High School senior Reilly Graney said witnessing history in the nation’s capital two years ago changed her life. Graney, 18, and a group attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2017, and then the Women’s March protest held in Washington the next day. Graney said one person she was with for both events had liberal views,... more

Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’

Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’
The Penn Yan Theatre Company is staging Urinetown as their summer musical. Set in a Gotham-like city in a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought, Urinetown is a sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, resistance, (and musicals) in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Directed by PYA drama club alumnus and PYTCo. board member Daniel... more

‘Day Without Hate’ observed at Waterloo Middle School

‘Day Without Hate’ observed at Waterloo Middle School
A program called Rachel’s Challenge came to Waterloo Middle School this year. It began in October and concluded with a Day Without Hate last Friday. The first Day Without Hate was planned by the middle school’s Respect Team. The goal was to encourage student leadership in promoting respect, non-violence and unity. “The activities, goals and conversations were student organized,” said... more

Speaker on implicit bias delivers important message in Wayne County

Speaker on implicit bias at Newark
Newark High School English teacher Danielle Ohlson, who advises the group It’s REAL (Rights, Education, Advocacy, Leadership) at NHS believes Sodus High School Principal Arkee Allen’s four, grade-level presentations on implicit bias May 17th at NHS was a “great conversation starter” for the entire school community. Because of his background Allen is a sought-after speaker on implicit bias. He has... more

Students partner with NYS to address food waste

Students partner with NYS to address food waste
Forty percent of the food that’s grown in the United States is never eaten. Often what’s left over is tossed and ends up in landfills which can impact the environment. On Tuesday, members of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at RIT talked about ways to consume 100% of the food grown in our country and around the world.... more

End of Beginning celebration held for Newark seniors

End of Beginning celebration held at Newark seniors
Newark High School’s outstanding Project Lead The Way – BioMedical Sciences Program celebrated another significant milestone at the third annual “End of the Beginning Celebration” for nine graduating seniors. They are: Noah Arnold, Kailyn Crawford, Amanda Colombo, Adian Elliott, Koebi Gorske, Jaiden Hernandez, Alexis Horn, Elizabeth Lang and Phillip Ross. Each received a distinctive medal for completing the core course... more

Two school guards will return to Skaneateles for 2019-20 academic year

Two school guards will return to Skaneateles for 2019-20 academic year
Two school guards who have been employed by the Skaneateles Central School District since last year are set to return for the 2019-20 academic year. The district board of education approved Aileen Sherman and James O’Brien, both retired state troopers, for the next school year at its board meeting Tuesday night. Sherman and O’Brien started in April 2018 and the... more

Clyde-Savannah High School announces Class of 2019 valedictorian, salutatorian

Clyde-Savannah High School announces Class of 2019 valedictorian, salutatorian
Clyde-Savannah High School has announced its valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2019. Noah Bastedo is the valedictorian and Julia Secor is the salutatorian. Both students have excelled in the classroom and in extracurricular activities during their years at Clyde-Savannah. Valedictorian Noah Bastedo has earned a 99.5 percent cumulative grade point average and will graduate high school with 26... more

8 ways to help students be successful

8 ways to help students be successful
Teachers should always be focused on making their students succeed in their academic career and other walks of life. There could be different criterions of success for students. For one group, success can be getting high grades in their class. For others, it can be improved involvement in classroom and extracurricular activities. Teacher helping students must pave the way to... more

The E-learning’s Future

The E-learning’s Future
Advanced computer models enter the market. The speed of Internet connection grows. New multimedia tools emerge. Smartphones and other portable gadgets, mobile networks make knowledge accessible at any time, in any place, open new opportunities for telecommuting. Also, social media ceases to be a purely entertaining industry, attracts educators’ and researchers’ attention. In the view of all these tendencies, e-learning... more

Wells College celebrates another graduating class at 151st Commencement

Wells College celebrates another graduating class at 151st Commencement
During Wells College’s 151st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019, President Jonathan Gibralter conferred undergraduate degrees upon 117 graduating students. In addition, three longtime professors who are retiring this year were granted honorary titles of professor emerita, and several students were honored with academic and leadership awards (see list below). The day’s events began at 10 a.m. in front... more

North Rose-Wolcott students participate in Special Olympics in Bloomfield

North Rose-Wolcott students participate in Special Olympics in Bloomfield
Students from the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District recently participated in the Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics, held at the Bloomfield Central School District athletic complex. NR-W student-athletes participated in various events and competed against other districts throughout the region. NR-W students were recognized as they arrived at the athletic complex. After opening ceremonies, students participated in events such as distance... more

Auburn rallying around siblings who need heart transplants

Auburn rallying around siblings who need heart transplants
The Auburn community is rallying behind a mother who is doing all she can to make sure her two kids live a full life. “I don’t think there’s a sacrifice out there a mom wouldn’t make for her kids,” said Carrie Brown. “They have faced more things in their life than any one person should.” Hailey and Hayden Brown have... more

‘Tuck’ earns acclaim at Stars of Tomorrow

‘Tuck’ earns acclaim at Stars of Tomorrow
The Penn Yan Academy Drama club attended the 21st annual “Stars of Tomorrow” gala May 16 in Rochester. This year, the Penn Yan Academy Drama Club brought home a number of awards in their division, in which they competed against nine schools: Outstanding Acting Ensemble, Outstanding Singing Ensemble, Outstanding Production Crew, And the Bob Sagan Award for Outstanding Overall Production,... more

Cayuga Community College honors Class of 2019

Cayuga Community College honors Class of 2019
Cayuga Community College leaders honored the Class of 2019 on Sunday, congratulating graduates for their achievements and urging them to continue working hard to reach their goals. Family and friends joined Cayuga’s faculty and staff in applauding the 561 members of the Class of 2019 for earning their associate’s degrees or certificates. The May 19, 2019, ceremony marked Cayuga’s 65th annual... more
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