IN THE MAIL
From: Waterville Central School
On March 26, six Waterville students in the agriculture program attended “Dairy Discovery”
at Cornell University’s Department of Animal Science. Students rotated through 6 sessions
which were taught by university professors. Topics included: Anatomy and Physiology, Dairy Nutrition,
Reproduction, Lactation, Raising the Newborn Calf and more! Students gained hands-on lab
experience in a variety of activities through these sessions. The sessions allowed attendants to
interact with other students and 4-H members from around the state, expanding their knowledge
of opportunities in the dairy industry. They also took the time to tour some of the Cornell campus.
Dairy Discovery is an annual program organized by CALS Dairy Science Pro-Dairy Program.
AP US History students participated in a Breakout EDU critical thinking activity
about the Great Depression. Students collaborated as a team to solve a series of clues
about the Dust Bowl. Upon solving each clue, students were able to unlock a series of
locks to break into a box that eventually solved the mystery they were given.
Students effectively communicated, worked together and solved the mystery
within the 45 minute time limit and learned more about the Dust Bowl in the process! (4/01)
A little April Fool’s Day humor in kindergarten!
All three teachers gave their students some “brown e’s”!
(Eventually they did have some real “brownies”!)
At MPS, Mrs. Scranton’s class built circuits today! (3/31)