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Ring Artists Create Their Own Dr. Seuss Characters

Ring Elementary School artists had the unique opportunity to become Dr. Seuss illustrators – creating their own characters based on their passions – with the help of art teacher, Becky Whitman. “My character wipes out COVID. I created it so if you have COVID it heals you and if you ...

Persell 7th Graders Discover Namibia Pen Pals

Persell Middle School seventh graders in Grace Johnson’s classes have the amazing opportunity to talk to fellow students in Namibia, Africa through traditional letter writing and on-screen technology. The collaboration is thanks to an innovative grant called “Building Cultural Bridges’’ ...

Middle School Art Club Provides Online Creativity, Fun

The opportunity of participating in the Persell Middle School Art Club may look and feel a bit different this year, but students would agree that it’s still a lot of fun. “I like Art Club because we get to make different types of crafts and it’s a lot of fun,” said Persell fifth ...

Helping Students Learn How To Cook — Virtually

“What is the difference between baking powder and baking soda?” asked Persell Middle School Family & Consumer Science teacher, Marcy Miller, to her virtual class. “One has acid and one doesn’t,” said a student. “Yes, baking powder has acid and soda doesn’t. We will be ...

Working On Math Problems

Persell Middle School sixth grade teacher, Sarah Olson, works with her students on math problems through Zoom.

Pupils Give Back to Their Community With Help From The KINF And JOANN

Bush Elementary School students are learning an important lesson in giving back to their community with the help of the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) and JOANN Stores. Students created blankets for residents of the Lutheran Home and thank you cards for UPMC Chautauqua healthcare workers with ...