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Students Learn the Ins and Outs of a TV News Report Straight from the Source

In 1997 BBC video journalist James Cooke was asked to move from London to New York for six months to help in the network’s Manhattan branch At the time, he had no idea those six months would turn into twenty-five years, in which he would travel all over the world covering stories.

Mr. Cooke recently visited film students in Briarcliff High School to share his experiences working for the BBC and shooting news stories. He even helped the students create videos of their own.

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Fourth Graders Take a Trip Back in Time

Daily life during Colonial times was filled with tedious chores. Todd Fourth-graders recently got a close-up look at what it took to live and work on a farm in the 1750s.

Students in Laura Cascioli’s class recently visited Philipsburg Manor in nearby Sleepy Hollow. The farm, which is now a living history museum, focuses on the lives of the 23 enslaved individuals who lived on the property, as well as demonstrations of daily work that took place there.

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Todd Fifth Graders Shine in their First In-Person Concert

It was a combination of hard work, dedicated teachers and a sprinkle of beginner’s luck, which led to Todd Elementary’s fifth graders pulling off a fantastic in-person spring concert that earned them a well-deserved standing ovation.

The band performed six songs, while the orchestra performed four pieces. Rounding off the performance was the chorus, which sang two songs.

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