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Fourth-Graders Learn About Other Holidays

Love Elementary School fourth graders had an opportunity to learn more about how other cultures celebrate the holidays through an English Language unit. “Learning about how other cultures celebrate holiday traditions gives them an idea of how different, but yet similar, other parts of the ...

Students Show Empathy During December

Love Elementary School emphasizes a different character-building word each month and teaches and reinforces that trait in a number of ways. When “empathy” became the word for December, Love students helped to show that they cared by creating cards especially for elderly residents in the ...

Dress Fancy

Love Elementary School recently celebrated a Spirit Week to encourage school spirit, which included fun, theme days such as: Dress Like a Snowman, Pajama Day, Holiday Headwear Day and, as UPK students in Beth Stong’s class show off, “Dress Fancy for 2021 New Year Day.” Pictured are: ...

Jefferson Band Helps Community

Jefferson Middle School band program has had to move away from its normal, large-group performances this year but members have directed their energy towards different ways to positively impact their school and city through personal performances and developing projects for community outreach. ...

Elf On The Shelf, Ralph Tells About His Antics

Jefferson Middle School students in Rebecca Rupolo’s class are enjoying the holiday season with their classroom Elf on the Shelf, Ralph. Ms. Rupolo’s special needs students love following Ralph’s antics in their classroom, while promoting good behavior. Ms. Rupolo’s paraprofessionals, ...

Fifth-Graders Honor Area Veterans

In a world that is very different, Jefferson Middle School fifth-graders from Gina Hess and Priscilla Menzies’ classroom kept a 19-year-old tradition alive by holding their Veterans’ Gathering by Zoom. The students entertained the veterans with songs, poems and stories to thank them for ...