This year, Briarcliff Middle School has made it available for students to either study remotely or to attend school five days per week. Teachers are doing everything to ensure that remote students fully participating in class discussions and activities. In addition, guidance counselors are virtual meeting aimed at helping remote students connect to the school and one another.
It’s not every day that you see a science teacher roaming the school hallways pushing a cart decorated with pink and blue streamers but for Briarcliff Middle School sixth grade science teacher Julie Gallagher, that cart is actually her office.
Students in Briarcliff's sixth grade arrived this morning to their orientation. They were greeted by Nurse Laura Jagielski who checked their temperature and made sure everyone was keeping their distance.
Recently, students at both Briarcliff High School and Middle School had an opportunity to participate in a discussion about racism. The discussion groups, which were well-attended by students and staff and were held for each of the schools separately, were facilitated by Simone Gamble, a chapter leader at the Brotherhood Sister Sol organization.
Picking up a bar of soap can be a simple task, or a complicated one, if you ask Briarcliff Middle School eighth grader Edmund Tsou. Together with his brother, Todd fifth grader Tristan, they have built a Rube Goldberg Machine that drops a bar of soap into your hand and the pair have entered the National Rube Goldberg Online Contest.
Many students are spending their downtime playing sports in their yards, throwing and catching baseballs. Students in Robert Iovino’s sixth grade science class at Briarcliff Middle School have been doing the same, but with a javelin and a discus. As part of their Ancient Greece Unit, they have been participating in the First-Ever Family Olympic Games, proving learning can be done through playtime.