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Finley GeoBee winner

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Students from Finley Middle School recently participated in the National Geographic GeoBee. Michael Renga, a sixth grade student, won first place, seventh grader Mert Suyabatmer won second place, and Grace Guillen, also a seventh grade student, finished in third place. Over more than three decades, more than 120 million students have learned about the world through participation in the GeoBee. For the participants at Finley Middle School, the bee consisted of several rounds of questions in which each student was required to respond correctly, using the correct terminology and in a limited number of seconds. School champion Michael Renga will take an online qualifying test for the chance to become eligible for competition in the New York State GeoBee.

Congratulations to the winners, runners-up and all top classroom performers at Finley Middle School!

Gribbin Elementary Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Gribbin Elementary students honored the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a schoolwide assembly on Jan. 17. With every class participating, students performed for their peers, faculty and families in attendance by reading poems, singing songs and sharing Dr. King’s words. The event concluded with a touching video presentation of pictures drawn by the first grade class depicting the world as Dr. King envisioned it, reciting the Peace Pledge and everyone singing “We Shall Overcome.” 

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First Grade Classes “Cover the World with Love”

Gribbin first grade students created a video presentation to share with their peers, teachers and families at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ceremony on Friday, Jan. 17. The students drew photos depicting the world as Dr. King envisioned it should be, shared messages of peace, love and equality as well as quotes from Dr. King. The background music of the video is the first grade singing the song “Cove the World with Love” at their winter concert in December. View the video below.

Sharing Holiday Traditions

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The students in Mrs. Clementz’s fourth grade class recently enjoyed the holiday traditions of Hanukkah with Connolly retiree Mrs. Eileen Abramson. When Mrs. Abramson taught third grade she would share her Hannukah traditions by reading books, making latkes and teaching her students how to play the dreidel game. Shea, Mrs. Abramson’s grandson, and the entire class had fun learning about the holiday, taking part in the festivities and were very appreciative of all the effort Mrs. Abramson put into the special day.