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Our View: Project-based learning prepares students for the real world

We’ve all been there. Stuck in a classroom with a teacher lecturing on and on with slides and projections that don’t really grab the attention of a student with a wandering mind.

Weekend of fun coming to the Cazenovia Public Library

Kids of all ages are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library for fun-filled activities during the first weekend in February — Art for Kids, Winter Festival events and Lego My Library.

Dwight Williams art exhibit opens at Reisman Hall

Exhibit a collaboration between the Cazenovia Public Library and Cazenovia College

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host the upcoming exhibition “Dwight Williams (1856-1932) Artist, teacher, scholar, Cazenovia's son.” The exhibit will open Thursday, Jan. 28, with a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. It will continue through Feb. 25.

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Setting the record straight on vaccines

F-M students set up PR campaign to teach others about importance of vaccines

High school students in Ben Gnacik’s anatomy, physiology and epidemiology course at Fayetteville-Manlius High School are getting the chance to have a hands-on learning experience by creating a multi-level public relations campaign to inform people about vaccines and why they are important.

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Building blocks of learning

L’pool students use Legos to learn about simple machines

Students in Carolyn Spach’s first grade classroom spend a lot of their science time playing with Legos.

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L'pool BOE lays groundwork for start time discussion

The Liverpool Central School District Board of Education has already decided it needs to at least look into later start times at the high school. Now the BOE has to determine what else a new committee on modified school start times should examine.

Morrisville State College to host Global Game Jam

Only one among handful of sites in New York state to host

Morrisville State College will once again serve as a host site for teams of artists, hobbyists, programmers, designers and musicians during the popular Global Game Jam event, which will be held Jan. 29 to 31. Morrisville is one of only a handful of sites in New York state hosting the event, which is a chance for gamers throughout the world to collaborate, explore creativity, tout inventiveness and let their imaginations roam as they create playable video games in under 48 hours.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Governor falls short on ethics, gets it right with small business tax cuts, increase in school aid

Gov. Cuomo recently delivered his State of the State address, which, contrary to protocol, he combined with his 2016-17 budget address. The following are some of the highlights of his speech.

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Eagle Hill students connect with local animal shelter

Fayetteville-Manlius School District middle school students recently treated the animals at Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association to homemade snuggly beds and yummy snacks, a project that allowed the students to hone their skills in the classroom while forging a stronger school-community connection.

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Stay curious Cazenovia!

In anticipation of the new permanent museum exhibit that is nearing completion, Cazenovia Public Library Museum educators Pat Hill and Julia Smith Shotzberger have created a new lobby exhibit that will engage people’s minds. The exhibit, “Stay Curious Cazenovia,” features 24 curious objects from the museum’s “attic” that have long been out of public sight.

High school musical tickets to go on sale Feb. 1

Auditions have been held and rehearsals are well underway as the Cazenovia High School Drama Club prepares for their staging of “Footloose,” the musical. Performances will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 3, 4 and 5. Reserve seating will go on sale Monday, Feb. 1.

National diabetes prevention program workshop offered in Cazenovia

If you have pre-diabetes, the National Diabetes Prevention Program offered in Cazenovia can help you make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent Type 2 diabetes. Participants will work in a group with a trained coach to learn how to eat healthier and add physical activity to help lower weight and blood glucose levels.

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Second Quarter middle school student leaders named

The second quarter student leaders have been selected at the middle school.

Column: Making sense of the new PSAT scores

In the last few days, sophomores and juniors received scores from the New PSAT. Many parents are confused about how to read the test results compared to previous PSAT scores. Equally confusing is how to determine whether their son or daughter’s scores qualify for National Merit Scholarship eligibility.

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Four CBA students advance to next round of spelling bee competition

Christian Brothers Academy eighth graders Lizzie Lucas, Katie Purcell, Katie Weissenberg and Shivam Nansavati will represent the school in the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Onondaga Community College.