Technology learning delivers engineering feats and classroom upgrades

You probably think “airport” when you hear the words “conveyor belt.” But the conveyor belt Mr. Pekny’s students are building in the principles of engineering class looks more like a roller coaster for marbles. Putting their electrical and mechanical engineering skills to the test, students built the wooden frame for the project and the downward …

Florida students join community to celebrate Rockefeller Center tree

It’s hard to imagine a more memorable start to the holiday season for our schools and community than the cutting and sendoff of the 2019 Rockefeller Center holiday tree—with love from Florida, NY. Our students couldn’t hide their excitement as they watched their small village become the subject of prime-time newscasts, and many in the …

S.S. Seward hosts annual Veterans Day celebration

For the fifth consecutive year, the S.S. Seward Institute hosted a school-wide Veterans Day celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to honor those who serve. Rows of American flags lined the Veterans’ path into the Seward building where everyone gathered in the school gymnasium. The ceremony began with a warm welcome by Principal Michael Rheaume and …

AP exam notice

The College Board has changed its procedure for students planning to sit for an AP exam in the spring. Students taking college courses in Biology, Chemistry, English and U.S. History are eligible to sit for an AP exam.  Students applying to colleges that only accept an AP exam for the awarding of credit should take …

Sweet side of Halloween creeps into chemistry lab

Its tantalizing appearance notwithstanding, today’s chemistry lab in Katie Hannon’s class was no child’s play. Students were methodically measuring and recording the data needed to calculate the average atomic mass of a Halloween-inspired, fictitious element named candium, and each of its three isotopes: M&Mium, Skittleitium, and Reeces Piecium. No sampling was allowed but for strict …

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