A ‘good job’ and a ‘nice house’ were some examples Briarcliff ninth graders in Melissa Carnahan’s social studies class provided when she asked them to write down examples of the American Dream.
It was a bitter cold afternoon at the Briarcliff High School stadium field but the chilly air was refreshing to the student athletes who were wearing masks as they were jogging on the track, in preparation for upcoming competitions.
During the day, when students and teachers are in the classrooms at Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District, there is a great deal going on behind the scenes.
Everyone knows Martin Luther King’s famous speeches, “I have a dream,” “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” and “To serve” but how much do we really know about the true meaning of those speeches? In honor of MLK’s birthday, Briarcliff Middle School social studies teacher Christopher Quinn discussed and analyzed those three speeches together with students in his seventh grade class.
There is no such thing as “too early” when it comes to educating students about the power of collaboration and friendship and at Todd Elementary School, kindergartners seem to have a head start.
Nothing will stop the talent of Briarcliff High School students!