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Teachers Share Favorite Stories

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A special selection of stories was on display at the Grundy Avenue Elementary School library recently as part of the building’s celebration of National Library Week. 

Lining the library shelves was a collection of staff-selected stories chosen for students to take home and read. Each book was labeled with the name of the teacher who selected the book as one of their favorites. Once students read one of the teachers’ picks they were asked to provide their own review on the story for other students to see before checking out their own book. 

The initiative served as a unique addition to the library for the special celebration of literacy and learning. 

Middle School Musicians Share Experience

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Seneca Middle School music students shared their performance experience with fifth-grade musicians from Grundy Avenue, Merrimac, Nokomis and Tamarac Elementary Schools during the annual moving-up music visit. 

The visit was an opportunity for elementary students to become better acclimated to the various experiences they will encounter while practicing and performing on the middle school level. The fifth-grade students were able to ask the middle school musicians questions about their experience, including when they received their instruments, what extra music opportunities are available to them and how lessons are taught in a large group setting. 

Following the opportunity for questions, band and orchestra students separated into their respective ensembles for a large group performance that joined middle and elementary school students together. The band performed “The Great Gate of Kiev” by Modest Mussorgsky and the orchestra performed “Dragon Slayer” by Rob Grice.

Each Sachem middle school welcomes students from its feeder elementary schools for a similar music experience each year.