Middle School Campus Newsletter

May 2022

Principal's Corner

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June Calendar

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The Road to Your Future Starts Here

Parkway students have been researching future careers in Health class. Mrs. Casler (6th grade School Counselor) had students utilize O*NET, an online career database to research interests and possible future careers. Students used the O*NET Interest Profiler to research two careers: one based on their interest results and another career of their choice. Students were asked following career information: skills/abilities needed, recommended personality traits or interests, level of education, and salary/job outlook.

Mrs. Casler then assigned a Vision Board for students to complete. Somethings illustrated on student vision boards included their inspirations, what was learned in 6th grade and future goals. Student work is proudly displayed throughout Parkway’s hallway.

Let's Chalk About Mental Health

On May 20th the Middle School Campus participated in the "Let's Chalk About Mental Health" event. The entire campus wrote messages of positive support in chalk on the front sidewalk of the Middle School. The goal of the event is to break the stigma surrounding mental health and it's treatment. The event inspired conversations and gestures of kindness on our campus. At the end of the day, a drone pilot took a picture of all of our students and staff standing with their chalk drawings in front of the Middle School. WKTV even stopped by to say hello. Thank you to all of our wonderful staff and students for making this event a tremendous success!
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Art Show

Our Whitesboro District Art Show was held on May 10th. The event was a wonderful display of our talented students and the dedication of of staff. Please see the link below for more information.

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Boys Varsity Golf Scholar Athletes

Two of our Middle School student-athletes on the Varsity Golf team have been named scholar athletes for the Spring 2022 season.

Michael DeCarlo 7th Grade

Leo Wilsey 8th Grade

Great job!

Mentor Meetings Year end Celebration x2

This year on the Middle School Campus we had two different types of Mentor Meetings. One group, organized by Mr. Spost, paired High School students with Middle School Students to meet after school to build supportive relationships and have some fun.

The second type of Mentor Meetings, organized by Mr. Rothdiener, used our campus trusted adult survey to match students with their selected trusted school staff.

Both groups recently celebrated an outstanding year with their year end celebrations!

Alex MacEnroe Saves the Ducks

Middle School teachers Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Loveric spotted a new family of ducklings making their way through the Middle School Campus on the morning of May 3rd. They were concerned the family would not make it to the creek in time as school traffic was beginning to enter our campus. They ushered the flock to Parkway where Alex MacEnroe took over. Alex carefully corralled and drove the new family the length of the Parkway building and around the corner to the creek. Upon arrival at the water the ducks knew exactly what to do! Thank you to our caring teachers and to Alex for being a friend to our local wildlife!
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Spring Concerts

Congratulations to all of our concert performers--Parkway Band and Orchestra, Parkway Chorus, Middle School Chorus, Middle School Band and Orchestra and Chorale. Your hard work paid off and we thoroughly enjoyed the sounds of the Middle School Campus on the evenings of May 9th and 16th. Both nights were a full house in the High School Auditorium. What a pleasure to hear the live music of our students!

Parkway Cinco de Mayo Dance

There was something for everyone at the May 5th Parkway Dance. A photo booth, "Taco Bags, " Coloring station, Pinatas, Limbo, dancing, giveaways and of course great music provided by Carl Militello/ Majestic DJ Service. Special thanks to our Parkway Student Council and all of our staff who made this event possible.

6th Grade Social Studies and Ancient Greece

The 6th grade Social Studies classes conducted research on a Greek god/goddess of their choice while studying ancient Greece. This research was done in collaboration with The ELA department and the Library department to assist with a deeper understanding of the Lightning Thief book and to learn about the multiple sources available to them while researching. The ELA teachers assisted with teaching students how to create a proper MLA style “Work Cited” page and the library staff helped students navigate credible sites for research, as well as provided many books they could use as another source of information. The students presented to small groups and had to come prepared on their topic and be ready for questions from their audience. The audience was prepared with questions as well as suggestions and positive feedback for their peers. Each student had a one on one conference with their Social Studies teacher to go over the rubric and grade.

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Utica Comets in Game 5

The Whitesboro Middle School Campus and Hart's Hill Elementary teamed up to create hundreds of posters and words of support for the Utica Comets Game 5 against the Rochester Americans. The Comets staff posted the drawings in the tunnel the Comets go in an out of for good luck.
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