MCS News and Notes: Students go "Nuts" at KCH

Singing and dancing acorns, nuts, and squirrels filled the stage as students from Janet Kringer's third grade class and Dean Kloss' first grade class at K. C. Heffernan Elementary School staged the very entertaining play "Nuts" on May 14 and 15.

The play depicts the "circle of life" that occurs from the dropping of an acorn to the birth of an oak tree. Musical and dance selections from the show included "We're Nuts," "We're Big Bad Squirrels" (a musical rap extraordinaire), "Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain," "The Sun, the Sun," and "Circle of Life." Students from Janet Kringer's third grade class who participated in the play included Jillian Hunt, Audrey Jordan, Katherine Locastro, Lauren Lundrigan, Rebecca Nutting, Lily Powell, Madison Riccardi, Michaela Snook, Sydney Spanfelner, Emma Stuart, Emily Weeks, Christian Adamo, Benjamin Beratta, Riley Burns, Justin Costa, Benjamin Fedorenko, Samuel Hayduke, Robert Lobello, Matthew Spicer, Bradley Stoyell, and Daniel Wrona. Students from Dean Kloss' first grade class who participated in the play included Corinne Bandera, Laura Canny, Alyssa Compo, Emily Falge, Amy Francesconi, Olivia Haines, Chloe Hardenburgh, Megan Mitchell, Olivia Robertson, Allison Solan, Raimondo Castellino, Andrew Fragnito, Bradley Furnia, Liam Hawes, Kevin Huss, Matthew Norris, Kyle Quinlan, Aidan Shea, Nathan VonHausen.

Theatrical learning experiences such as "Nuts" support and enhance classroom core curricular areas such as English language arts, math, social studies and science while at the same time creating a lifelong school memory.

Marcellus Administrator honored with New York Teaching Center Grant

Congratulations go out to Deborah Glisson, Marcellus High School assistant principal, who was honored with a $3,000 Central New York Teaching Center Professional Development Grant for the 2009-10 school year.

The grant provides on-going professional growth opportunities for educators to support district professional development plans. The mission of the CNYTC is to "envision, develop, and support quality teaching."

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