|Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Teams on winning the Section X Championships at SUNY Potsdam on February 20, 2017!|
News and Notes: February 11, 2017
News & Notes
Miss LaCombe’s third-grade students used their problem-solving skills during their Math Daily 3 groups. They worked together to find the total area of the third grade hallway in squared units. This activity allowed students to use the skills they learned in Math Module 4, which is introducing concepts of measuring area in squared units. Another day in Math Daily 3 it was a "math with me" day and the students used candy conversation hearts to estimate, group/sort, measure, and graph.
Elementary All-County Chorus
On Saturday, February 4, 2017 four proud Madison Owls represented our school as members of this year's Elementary All-County Chorus. Sixth graders Naava Blue, Breawnna Eckstein, Elisa Fewell and Roy Gamble were part of the chorus of over 100 of the hardest working, and talented singers in the county. They practiced many times at school with Mrs. Burnett before joining the students from the other school districts on Saturday to finish putting 4 songs together, which they performed for a full audience at the OFA Auditorium. They were privileged to work with Massena's own Mrs. Darling from Jefferson on "The Tailor and the Mouse" and "Button up Your Overcoat." They also sang "Toucans Two" and "A Song to End All War" with Mrs. Ellison from Parishville-Hopkinton. The songs were not easy, but the chorus rose to the challenge and sounded wonderful. The students also learned some other fun, but tricky songs, and played some singing games throughout the day. Great work everyone!
Madison Celebrated National School Counseling Week
This week Madison recognized our fabulous school counselor, Mrs. Burke, during National School Counseling Week. We highlighted the tremendous impact she has in helping our students achieve social, emotional and academic success.. Mrs. Burke helps students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents. She works with teachers to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.
As part of National School Counseling Week, the Madison teachers and staff created thank you cards, illustrations and posters to thank Mrs. Burke for all that she does for us. Staff wrapped up the week by showing Mrs. Burke that we all have school spirit by wearing our college and career attire.
Madison Owls in Nature
Robert Moses State Park made nature come to life at Madison for students in the classrooms of Ms. Ouimet, Ms. Wilkins, Mrs. Hendershot, Mrs. Peets and Mr. Todd. Students were able to look at animal tracks, droppings, as well as, touch fur from a variety of animals. After learning about snowshoeing the students strapped on a pair of snowshoes and took a nature walk. Many students saw deer tracks and were able to feed the birds. After returning to school the students were able to enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate! We thank the Nature Center for the awesome opportunity.