Cannolis, maple taffy, guinea pigs…what do these things all have in common? They are foods eaten in Italy, Canada and Ecuador, respectively. Seventh graders in Nancy Kress’s Culture Enrichment class learned all about foods and other cultural aspects during family heritage presentations.
Briarcliff librarian Teka McCabe is giving students the tools they need to become intelligent consumers of media.
Unless it is a cooking class, making ice cream in the classroom is not a typical school-related activity, but at Jodi Shearer’s eighth grade science class at Briarcliff Middle School, it is part of the curriculum.
Empowering middle schoolers to make a real-world impact starts at the school. At Briarcliff Middle School, that is. Seventh and eighth grade students in Austin Perry’s Design and Modeling class recently designed, built and tested a prototype for an ankle foot orthosis, as part of Project Lead the Way.
As the old saying goes, the best way to learn is through experience, and what better experience can one possibly get, than at Briarcliff Middle School!?
Fordham School Counseling student, Elizabeth Manuele, has been learning the ropes from guidance counselor Sara Piersons, and will be spending a full year side-by-side with her in Briarcliff.
As she wraps up her first year at Briarcliff Middle School as a sixth grader, Anushka Rai has accomplished a dream: she self-published a book on Amazon called ‘Chasing the Stars.’ With the help of her parents, as well as her friend Lily Ahmed, who drew the cover, Anushka wrote a book which, she hopes, will bring inspiration to others.