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Sensational Scissors! Fourth Graders are Excited to use Scissors Again

How do you make learning fun? By creating a project; and what can be more fun than to create a project using glue and scissors – especially since cutting with scissors was not part of the curriculum last year?

Students in Laura Cascioli’s fourth grade class learned how to create complex sentences by cutting and gluing pieces of papers to build their sentences.

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Students Practice Debate and Research at a College-Level in New AP Capstone Class

In Briarcliff High School, the administration is always raising the bar and looking for new ways to challenge students.

This year the school is offering a new class: AP Capstone. AP Capstone is a two-year program that allows students to study at a college level and receive college credit. In the program students investigate topics from multiple perspectives, analyze and communicate information and evidence-based arguments and research independently, as well as with a team, to develop a written report and to create a presentation.

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Freshmen Learn Life Skills in Part II of Orientation

Balancing school with outside activities. Performing CPR. Avoiding plagiarism. Preparing for college and career.

Those were some of the big topics covered during part two of Freshmen Orientation at Briarcliff High School this week. While juniors and some sophomores were taking the PSAT exams, the freshmen class were getting a crash course in how to succeed in high school.

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From The Superintendent