What's Happening

In Chappaqua's Schools

November 5, 2018

Upcoming Events

  • November 5:  DG/RB/WO Early Dismissal - PM Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • November 5:  SHARE/HGSF 9th Annual Spelling Bee, 7pm (HG Gym)
  • November 12:  Veteran's Day (Observed) - Schools are Closed
  • November 14:  Board of Education Meeting, 7:30pm (HG)
  • November 17:  Westorchard Used Toy/Book Sale, 10am-4pm (WO)
  • November 17:  Bell PTA Craft & Gift Fair, 10am-4pm (Bell)
  • November 21:  DG/RB/WO/BS/SB/HG Early Dismissal
  • November 22-23:  Thanksgiving Recess - Schools are Closed

Full Calendar

Nintendo pilots STEAM program at Grafflin

We recently got our GAME ON in Grafflin's Global Learning Center when we partnered with Nintendo, and the Institute of Play, to have our students try out some amazing new STEAM-related activities using the Nintendo SWITCH gaming system.

Nintendo will use these pilot classes to develop a Nintendo Labo Teacher Guide that will allow other educators to implement Nintendo Labo in the classroom to promote the development of skills such as creative problem solving and collaboration.

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Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Our latest Professional Learning Symposium/Superintendent's Conference Day, on October 19, 2018, began with a keynote address by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, co-author of the book, "Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments," and renowned educational thought leader and researcher.

Dr. Jacobs is known for her work in curriculum mapping and integration, and developing 21st-century approaches to teaching and learning. Her remarks focused on powerful curriculum, project-based learning, authentic assessment, modern and flexible learning spaces, and progressive teaching and learning approaches.

Dr. Jacobs' work is constructed upon the latest research about the best ways to engage students and promote sustainable learning.

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Class of 2019 lauded for academic achievements

Horace Greeley High School's official motto is The Lifelong Joy of Learning. Greeley students are highly motivated and engaged as they are taught to think critically and collaborate to solve problems within all their courses.

As a result of this hard work during their time at HGHS, many of our students are recognized for their amazing accomplishments! Congratulations to the 129 seniors who were recently inducted into the Cum Laude Society -- with 11 students earning Valedictory honors! We also celebrate the 25 Commended Students and 17 Semifinalists who were recognized this year by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Students re-enforce lessons of cooperation and teamwork

Fifth- and sixth-graders at Seven Bridges recently ascended to a wooded area of the school's campus to participate in an outdoor Project Adventure challenge course.

Project Adventure is a program designed to provide students with opportunities to work together with their team, acquire and practice essential life skills, and to enhance self-esteem in an atmosphere that was physical, challenging, supportive, and fun.

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