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Avoiding the Mistakes of the Past: Eighth Graders Learn How to Avoid a War

Eighth graders have been plotting, scheming and sending secret messages to one another. No, this is not an attempt to avoid school – it is an attempt to avoid war. World War I, that is.

Students in Dr. Stephanie Muson’s eighth grade social studies class have been engaged in a World War I simulation activity and they are learning what it takes to run a country amid the threat of war.

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Briarcliff Middle School Earns the Coveted Apple Distinguished School Designation

Briarcliff Manor School District Superintendent Dr. James Kaishian is known for his famous mantra to the District teachers: “Play! You have permission to fail. Learn by doing,” and has thus set the tone throughout the three schools. This mantra has opened up both teaching and learning opportunities, and this growth mindset has culminated in Briarcliff Middle School recently earning the coveted Apple Distinguished School Designation for 2021.

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