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Cecil Elementary Students Raise Money for Angel Ridge
Cecil Elementary fourth-graders in Mrs. Lucy Gaydos and Mrs. Jennifer Stealeys' class collected $205 and two full boxes of supplies for Angel Ridge Animal Shelter.
Way to go, everyone!
Canonsburg Middle School Re-Designated as National School to Watch
CANONSBURG—Canonsburg Middle School is one of 38 middle schools that have been named Don Eichhorn “Schools to Watch” in Pennsylvania.
This is the third time time in nine years that CMS has been nationally designated as part of the recognition program developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. The
school is among a select group of schools in the state—10— that have been re-designated.
The list is based on a written application that required schools to show how they met criteria developed by the National Forum. Schools that appeared to meet the criteria were then visited by
state teams that observed classrooms, interviewed administrators, teachers, students, and parents,
and looked at achievement data, suspension rates, quality of lessons, and student work.
Schools are recognized for a three-year period, and at the end of three years, they must demonstrate progress on specific goals in order to be re-designated—which CMS did.
Unlike the Blue Ribbon recognition program, “Schools to Watch” requires schools to not just identify strengths, but to also focus on areas for continuous improvement; thus the three year re-
Canonsburg Middle School Principal Greg Taranto said he is proud of his staff.
“This is a big deal,” he said. “This is a true reflection of the work and dedication we put into the
school with an absolute focus on best practices for middle school students.”
“The re-designation is a true honor. It is a reflection of the high quality administrative leadership, the collaborative efforts of an excellent team of teachers who provide for the delivery of effective instruction and the overall performance of our hard-working students," Canon-McMillan School District Superintendent Michael Daniels said. "Congratulations to Canonsburg Middle School."
CMSD school board President Manuel Pihakis agreed.
"We've always known that our Canonsburg Middle School—aswell as its administration and staff—are among the best of the best, and now the whole country knows it," he added.
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Association for
Middle Level Education, Duquesne University, Edinboro University, Shippensburg University,
Horace Mann Service Corporation, and Vibra Life, the Pennsylvania “Schools to Watch” re-
designated schools will be recognized at the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education State Conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College on Feb. 26.
They will be recognized nationally with all the other recognized STW schools across the country in Washington DC at the National Forum’s National Schools to Watch conference on June 22-24.
A celebration at the middle school—which will be attended by both state officials and local dignitaries—will also take place in the spring.
STEAMPower Day Inspires at Cecil Elementary School
For Bryce Dean, a Cecil Elementary fourth grader, it was more than just a fun day to explore with friends that made STEAMPower Day worthwhile—it was a day to encourage a possible future career.
“I really liked building with the different robots and using the computers. I’ve always liked science and want to be a chemist like my mom, but I also might want to design computer games too. It was a little hard at first, but now I really like programming,” she said.
Dean was one of the third- and fourth-grade students who participated in the STEAMPower Day at Cecil Elementary on Dec. 6.
Teams of four or five students worked together to apply science, technology, arts and mathematics to accomplish engineering challenges. Teachers planned and provided the learning centers that required the students to use teamwork and problem solving skills.
“Students really enjoyed the hands-on activities and building with the different robots. I think we may have many future engineers and problem solvers in this group!” said Natalie Blackburn, a third grade teacher and coordinator of the event.“We are very fortunate that our principal, Mrs. Tula Dziak, and our district have supplied our students with so many resources to encourage this type of learning.”
Blackburn and third-grade teaching partner, Kristin Subrick, introduced students to Cubelets and Dash and Dot robots. Fourth-grade teachers Lucy Gaydos and Jennifer Stealey introduced students to SCRATCH, a visual programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. Rebecca Jackson, art teacher, helped create art based projects with Makey Makey, an electronic invention tool and toy that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs.
The STEAMPower Day at Cecil Elementary was a part of the many activities taking place in the Canon-McMillan School District during the nationwide, “Hour of Code Week,” December 5-9. Robots, technology and resources were made available to each school through Mrs. Grace Lani, director of curriculum and instruction.
Bryce Dean, Tiffany Megyesy, Troy Madden, MJ Maruschak proudly show off their Cubelets robot.
Brenna Elko, Aiden Campbell, Ian Bailey, Ellie Semple, and Carter McGowan work together on using SCRATCH to program a game character.
Shelby Fisher, Emma Bridge, Kendall Brownlee, Ben Taczak, and Tyler Trecki excitedly watch their SCRATCH sprite character come to life!
Brooke Nagy, Jason Helbling, Ashlynn Farrell, Ryan Jordon, and Alex Shank discuss sound options for their program.
Luke Zilich and Alex Snyder happily test out their robot that can spin and light up!
Lydia Moreschi and Isabella Hunt work together to choose the right cubelet to construct their robot while Ashlynn Farrell records the steps in the engineering process.
Matt Spalding works with teammate Amanda Ciolli while connecting Cubelet blocks together.
Third and fourth grade students choose a baseball field background for their SCRATCH program.
New Scoreboards in High School Gym
I’ve sent this letter home with all student-athletes as we’re looking for some help.
We recently upgraded the scoreboard system in our gym and we’re hoping to raise money to help offset the cost of the new system. The ScoreVision displays will be used for athletics and academics alike, as students can create content to be shown on our displays during games.
The system offers unique, digital advertising opportunities and we’re hoping you or your employer would like to get involved.
We’ll be hosting an Open House for potential advertising sponsors on Friday, December 16. If you own your own business and you’re interested in advertising with us, we’d love to have you attend. If you work for a company that might be interested in this opportunity, please share this letter with the appropriate person and have them contact me directly.
For convenience, we have 3 different Open House times available:
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
We’re hoping you can join us to learn more about the new system and we’re hoping you will consider supporting our school and Athletics Program with this new and exciting opportunity.
The mission of the Canon-McMillan School District, in partnership with the community, is to invest in our greatest resource, our students. We strive to teach, challenge and support all students to prepare them for college and careers with the information and skills necessary to compete, achieve and serve as leaders in a global economy as ethical and responsible citizens.
The vision of the Canon-McMillan School District is to graduate all students with the ethical and effective communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in an evolving global economy.
"Striving to be a bully free School District"
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