School News for the week of November 11, 2007
School News for the week of
November 11, 2007

Emergency backpacks delivered to senior citizens
Students from the Byron-Bergen Emergency Response Team (BBERT) participated in National Make a Difference Day for the first time. more

Hilton High School a GRAMMY Signature School finalist
Hilton High School Music Program Coordinator Nancy Russo was notified by the GRAMMY Foundation of Santa Monica, California, the same group that recognizes excellence in the recording industry, that Hilton High School is one of 225 finalists in a pool of 5,000 applicants for the GRAMMY Signature Schools Award. more

Holley Elementary students walk
for health during Red Ribbon Week

Holley Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week with activities that centered on the theme "Drug Free, A Healthy Way To Be." Students and staff participated in a school-wide walk to promote healthy lifestyles. more

Meet and greet
Tianna Bethue, left, the NYS SkillsUSA president, spoke with David Mayorga, senior legislative assistant for Congressman Michael Arcuri on September 18 in Washington, D.C. more

National Junior Honor Society inductees
Merton Williams Middle School Principal Carol Stehm named 26 students into the National Junior Honor Society at induction ceremonies held November 1 at the school. New members Lindsay Adams and Shannen Drennon sang the National Anthem. more

Reading, writing and cooking
Second graders in Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Williams' classes at the Byron-Bergen Elementary School are learning about process writing. Students took part in a cooking project that required reading and writing. more

Senior experience day held at Byron-Bergen
Byron-Bergen High School hosted its annual "Senior Experience Day" on Wednesday, October 24. more

Spencerport Rotarians donate dictionaries
Spencerport Rotarians provided new dictionaries to students in third grade. "The Rotarians provide our students with an invaluable resource that will benefit them for years to come, we can't thank them enough," said Bernabi Elementary School Principal Andrea Campo. more

SUNY Brockport foreign language instructor
receives Russia's highest honor

Jane Shuffelton, Russian language instructor at the College at Brockport, was presented the distinguished Pushkin Medal, the highest award bestowed by Russia upon an individual who is not a Russian citizen, during a ceremony at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC. more

Veterans' education scholarship launched at GCC
As Americans recognize the contributions of servicemen and women in the coming week with Veterans' Day, Genesee Community College is introducing a new Veterans' Education Scholarship designed to promote higher education with our nation's veterans. more