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  • Students use straws to build freestanding towers

    Students use straws to build freestanding towers

    Students in Mrs. Szorc's science class at Beatrice Gilmore School in Woodland Park took on a big challenge. In order to win first prize in the Tiny Towers contest, students had to design and build the tallest freestanding tower possible using only 30 straws. The winning tower, pictured below, measured six feet tall.

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  • Animal Club wraps up year with trip to Turtle Back Zoo

    Animal Club wraps up year with trip to Turtle Back Zoo

    The Woodland Park Animal Club visited The Turtle Back Zoo as the final activity of the school year. This year, there were many zoo babies to observe. Most had been born just a few weeks prior to their visit.

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  • STRIVE students Skype with data scientist

    STRIVE students Skype with data scientist

    Third and fourth grade STRIVE students at Beatrice Gilmore School recently enjoyed Skyping with a data scientist from South Africa.

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  • Second graders create robot prototypes

    Second graders create robot prototypes

    During Ms. McGinnis' second grade STEAM class at Charles Olbon School in Woodland Park, students self-selected groups and used the engineering design process to create prototypes of robots that will help keep the environment clean. The students planned, built, tested, improved, and even named their unique robots.

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  • Beatrice Gilmore students create Earth Day Challenge

    Beatrice Gilmore students create Earth Day Challenge

    Seven third grade students at Beatrice School Gilmore in Woodland Park took the initiative to create an Earth Day Challenge. They created the idea, fliers, posters and did morning PA announcements. Several students participated over Spring Break doing such acts as planting trees with their grandparent, collecting trash from the neighborhood with their mom and lots of recycling and reusing. Winners were selected and were awarded a prize from Pomptonian Food Services.

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  • WP Education Association fundraiser a celebration of life

    WP Education Association fundraiser a celebration of life

    The Woodland Park Education Association PRIDE Committee, along with the teachers at Memorial Middle School, held an 8th grade class fundraiser for 8th grade student, Josephine Palman, who has been diagnosed with a brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG.)

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  • Beatrice Gilmore students bringing stories to life

    Beatrice Gilmore students bringing stories to life

    Students in Miss Webb's and Mr. Rizzo's third grade classes at Beatrice Gilmore have been participating in the Young Audiences program throughout March. The students read related passages and used various art forms to demonstrate their comprehension of those passages. Most recently, they worked in groups to choose one scene to act out in a "tableaux vivant." With guidance from Ms. Flynn from Young Audiences, the class added dialogue into each tableaux.

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  • Second grade teachers learn about storytelling program

    Second grade teachers learn about storytelling program

    Charles Olbon teachers learned the power of storytelling through improvisation at a faculty meeting. Dodge Theatre to Learn Professional Learning Community will be working with the second grade team to implement the Theatre to Learn curriculum.

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  • Flashlight Friday enhances independent reading

    Flashlight Friday enhances independent reading

    Students in Mrs. Wilson's Language Arts classroom utilized "Flashlight Friday" to enhance their independent reading with small flashlights.

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  • Memorial School students compete in academic triathlon

    Memorial School students compete in academic triathlon

    Memorial Middle School hosted an academic triathlon last week for 7th grade students from schools in the Passaic County Gifted & Talented Consortium. One of the two Memorial School teams placed second in the event, which had students competing in three different rounds: theoretical, knowledgeable, and practical.

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  • Kindness Challenge results in thousands of logged acts

    Kindness Challenge results in thousands of logged acts

    Woodland Park District Schools recently completed the "Think Kindness" 15 Day Challenge. They were competing against 7,000 other schools in their efforts to become "Kindness Ninjas" and become the kindness school district in America.

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  • Science rocks at Beatrice Gilmore School

    Science rocks at Beatrice Gilmore School

    Mrs. Szorc's students at Beatrice Gilmore have been observing and researching the unique properties of rocks through a microscope. They had a visit from Mr. Rich, who brought in a huge specimen of an amethyst in its raw form. This rock has been in his family for three generations. How cool is that?

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  • Fourth graders are working to become playwrights

    Fourth graders are working to become playwrights

    Students in Mrs. Yesenosky's class at Beatrice Gilmore excitedly began their playwriting project - turning prose into drama. They have been working to turn a fable into a play.

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  • Eighth graders take on staff in volleyball game

    Eighth graders take on staff in volleyball game

    On April 5 after school, Memorial School 8th grade students took on a team of teachers and staff at a fundraising volleyball game for the 8th Grade Dance Committee.

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  • Beatice Gilmore students write poems inspired by spring

    Beatice Gilmore students write poems inspired by spring

    On the recent World Poetry Day, students in Ms. Capo's class at Beatrice Gilmore School wrote free verse poems inspired by spring.

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  • District schools celebrate Music In Our Schools Month

    District schools celebrate Music In Our Schools Month

    March has been designated for the observance of “Music In Our Schools Month” (MIOSM) by NAfME, the National Association for Music Education. It is a time in which school districts recognize the importance of music in all children’s educational experiences.

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  • Memorial teacher, student honored by Borough Council

    Memorial teacher, student honored by Borough Council

    Memorial School English teacher Rosemary Ficarra and 8th grader Josephine Palman, who is battling cancer, were among four honored by the Mayor and Council as part of Women’s History Month for helping to shape and inspire the community.

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  • Magic show brings favorite books to life

    Magic show brings favorite books to life

    Charles Olbon and Beatrice Gilmore Schools received a visit from the Reading Rocks assembly program on March 13. The programs were funded by the Home & School Associations. Joe Holiday's Reading Rocks Magic Show is a literacy assembly that blends stage magic, comedy, music and audience participation.

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  • Indoor recess allows for creative Knex time

    Indoor recess allows for creative Knex time

    Students use Knex to create miniature figurines or objects during indoor recess at Beatrice Gilmore School. Shown are students from Mrs. Seavy and Mrs. D'Astolfo's classes, who created such things as an ice cream cone, fish, weightlifter, dune buggy, and tow truck. The projects showed great collaboration and communication,

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  • Beatrice Gilmore Newspaper Club publishes first edition

    Beatrice Gilmore Newspaper Club publishes first edition

    Mrs. Yesenosky and Mr. Krakower have been working with Beatrice Gilmore School students who are part of the Newspaper Club during their lunch time. They have recently completed their very first edition of "Buddy's News," which is a digital newspaper the students created for their peers.

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  • Local educational leaders present at conference

    Local educational leaders present at conference

    District Superintendent Dr. Michele Pillari, Little Falls School District Superintendent Tracy Marinelli, Totowa School District Superintendent Patricia Capitelli and Passaic Valley Regional High School Superintendent Dr. JoAnn Cardillo on March 15 gave a presentation on collaborative school practices at the New Jersey Association of School Administrators' Women's Leadership Conference, held in Somerset.

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  • Sixth graders take part in anti-drug, alcohol workshop series

    Sixth graders take part in anti-drug, alcohol workshop series

    The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse recently sponsored a six-part workshop called "We're Not Buying It" for Memorial School sixth graders, given by the Center for Prevention, based in Newton. The program aims to prevent or delay the onset of alcohol, marijuana, and drug use, and to prevent bullying.

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  • Charles Olbon creates sensory hallway, movement break wall

    Charles Olbon creates sensory hallway, movement break wall

    Charles Olbon School created a sensory hallway to provide students with movement breaks throughout the day when needed. Sensory hallways provide students with a positive outlet for addressing fidgeting, ADHD, sensory processing issues, stress and anxiety.

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  • Beatrice Gilmore raises $1,886 for American Heart Association

    Beatrice Gilmore raises $1,886 for American Heart Association

    Beatrice Gilmore School art teacher Mrs. Toole created these collages of all student work for the Kids Heart Challenge. Gym teacher Mr. Pomante and nurse Ms. Roehrich spearheaded this drive, raising $1,886 for the American Heart Association. Students were encouraged to register online and take advantage of the online activities as well as download the American Heart Association's mobile app. On the online site, there are challenges the kids could pledge to take, such as drinking more water and exercising.

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  • Memorial School's March Book Madness is underway

    Memorial School's March Book Madness is underway

    The 2019 March Book Madness at Memorial is underway. March Madness is the perfect event to merge students' love of basketball and of amazing books. Language Arts teacher Miss Moore compiled a list of the books most commonly checked-out by our middle schoolers.  Over the course of the month, students vote weekly for their favorites. We can't wait to see who wins this tournament of books.

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