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Todd Students are Learning about Art While Making Halloween-Themed Decorations

The halls of Todd Elementary School are beginning to fill up with dazzling artwork featuring spiders, bats and other Halloween-themed decorations as the students are getting ready to celebrate Halloween next week. In Paul Villanueva’s art class, first graders were excited to create artwork featuring pumpkins while learning about various art elements along the way.

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Briarcliff Squash Athletes Win the U.S. Scholar Athlete Award

It started as an experiment: a collaborative effort among parents, Briarcliff School District Superintendent Dr. James Kaishian, Athletics Director Chris Drosopolous and the Board of Education. It resulted in an additional sport in the district: squash. Now, after over three years, three Briarcliff squash athletes have received the U.S. Scholar Athlete Award.

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Todd Music Class Teacher Uses Literature, Art and Movement to Enhance Class

Music teacher Jenna Stufkosky takes her ukulele and Tubano drum with her when she visits the classrooms at Todd. The K-2 teacher, who also teaches at Briarcliff Middle School this year, has been visiting the classrooms instead of staying in the music room due to COVID safety guidelines. Although students typically use musical instrument in class, this year, in lieu of instruments, Ms. Stufkosky found ways to enrich the students’ learning of music through movement, creating art and studying literature.

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