South Davis Elementary Art teacher, Miss Bleem helped South Davis students visually represent how they will make their mark on South Davis Elementary and their community. In Art class students learned about collaborative art and what it means to work together and to plan and design their artwork to be part of a larger piece. They discussed organic lines and patterns and used the philosophy of the book The Dot with the idea “just to make a mark and see where it takes you”. Students followed a bingo chip around their paper with a marker to create unpredictable organic lines. The students filled in all the sections that they created with different colors and patterns using 4 different art supplies: colored pencils, markers, oil pastel, and watercolor paint. Fifth-grade students then worked together to arrange all of the individual dots, made by each K-5 student at South Davis, into a large collaborative mural in a rainbow design.
The Orchard Park Central School District is hiring bus drivers. There are great benefits including: competitive pay, annual wage increase, health insurance coverage, paid training, flexible schedule and NYS retirement. If you are interested, please contact the Orchard Park Central School District Transportation Department at 716-209-6237.
This fall the district will launch its K-5 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program at all four district elementary schools. Over the course of the summer, the spaces that once housed the elementary computer labs have been renovated to create elementary STEM classrooms. The renovation includes flexible and collaborative seating options, open floor space for robotics lessons, Lego walls and dry erase surfaces and upgraded classroom technology. Students in grades K-5 will have STEM once every 6 days which is approximately thirty STEM classes per school year. Click here to learn more about the K-5 STEM program.
On August 9th, Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblyman Patrick Burke announced $1 million in school safety funding for Orchard Park and West Seneca schools at a press conference held at West Seneca West High School. Orchard Park will receive $500k from the NYS Assembly and these funds will be used to enhance the safety and security of our school buildings. This generous funding will help Orchard Park continue to build upon our strong foundation of safety measures that are currently in place.
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