Figurative language in poems can conjure up all kinds of images, as well as feeling. Several weeks ago, Briarcliff Middle School eighth graders in Mary Ann McMorrow’s and Kristen Samet’s ELA class studied the poem “Harlem,” by Langston Hughes, as part of their Civil Rights/Change unit.
As we head into summer and the end of the school year, it is time to say goodbye to some of our teachers who will be retiring this year. We caught up with Todd fifth grade teacher Suzanne Mauriello to find out about her post-retirement plans, as well as her favorite memories from her time at school.
Sometimes it takes just one person to make a difference. Ryan Russin, a fifth grader in Amanda Schwartz’s class at Todd Elementary, has recently begun a project that is meant to uplift other students and, according to him, help them feel better about themselves.
Get ready for cuteness overload! Todd Kindergartners have been learning all about ladybugs in science class and after creating habitats for them, they got to hold live ladybugs in their hands and examine them up-close.
Life during a pandemic changes on a daily basis and sometimes it feels like we are all building a plane mid-flight. No one can relate to this more than Briarcliff High School Theater Director Paul Kite, who has been working with students on their spring musical and helping them figure things out as they went along.