Keshequa Intermediate

Pride in the Tribe

Intermediate students have gotten off to a great start this year! Our focus on P.R.I.D.E in the Tribe has been introduced all over our building. Students are working on demonstrating perseverance, respect, integrity, dependability and empathy throughout their day. We are working to build students' skills in these areas to support them now and throughout their whole lives. .

At the end of September we were able to recognize our first group to achieve Student of the Month recognition. Students were recognized at our morning assembly and also treated to a Breakfast of Champions!

In addition, when teachers noticed a student working on demonstrating an aspect of Pride in one of their classrooms, they may receive a Positive Office Referral. Students had fun coming to the office and signing the Pride poster!

Keshequa Do-Gooders!

Students in Mrs. Camuto’s class gathered donations for the people of Puerto Rico who have been affected greatly due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. They made flyers that they posted throughout the school. One student gave a short talk to the 4th - 6th graders, explaining what happened there and asking for some help! Many students and staff then made monetary, food and simple toy donations to the class. The students took time to make cards and fill shoeboxes with snacks and toys for the children of Puerto Rico. Great Job by both students and staff as there was tremendous support by many!

What’s happening in the library?

Maker Spaces are all the rage now, so the Nunda building library has joined the movement! Maker Spaces are areas where people can imagine, create, explore, and learn. They can include not only electronics but also low tech materials. The idea is to use your imagination to explore and create.

Because of the limited time that most of the students have to explore the Maker Space, there is usually a pre-set challenge that they can try. We have made predictions using colored water and paper towels, how many drops of water will fit in a variety of sized circles, and different kinds of liquids and their effect on gummy bears. We have worked to make popsicle stick catapults, the longest paper chain using one sheet of paper, and piper cleaner skeletons and pumpkins. Many more challenges are in the works!

If you would like to donate any materials to our Maker Space we are always looking for supplies. Some examples are: craft supplies (decorative stones, gems, glitter, beads), old newspaper, paper towel and toilet paper rolls, rubber bands, scrap fabric, markers, paper towels, and anything else you think we could use to create and explore! You can send any supplies with your student to drop off in the library. Thank you for your support!

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Fun Things To Do

Looking for a fun and creative activity to do with the family? Check out Every Kid in a Park! Federal Land Management agencies launched a program that gives every 4th grade student across the country the chance to experience federal public lands and waters in person. From September 1st all students in fourth grade have free access to national parks across the country. All you need to do is check out for more details and you are on your way to a fun filled day!

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