Norman Rockwell Elementary received a signed copy of the “Freedom From Want” painting from Danny Galieote, a prominent artist who re-created Norman Rockwell paintings to represent the current cultural and social transformation in America today.

Belen Mendoza Molina Mann Elementary

Belen Mendoza Molina had the best all-around score in the nation for her age group in competitive sport stacking. A student from Horace Mann Elementary, she ranked number one in the nation overall at the live-streamed competition and ranked seventh in the nation for all age groups in the all-around female division.

Thoreau third grade book project

In this time of remote learning, Thoreau Elementary teacher Caroline Amundsen inspired her third-grade class to explore their creativity and hone their writing skills. Over the course of the fall, the students learned the fundamentals of writing and spent weeks drafting, revising, editing and illustrating their stories. 



    Dickinson students participate in Disability Fair to raise awareness about people with disabilities

    Dickinson Disability Awareness Fair


    Students at Emily Dickinson Elementary are now more knowledgeable about the challenges people with disabilities go through every day. The school’s PTSA hosted a Disability Awareness Fair in its gym on October 23, which was also National Unity Day. The gym was set up with six different stations that helped replicate some obstacles associated with common disabilities. Each station included information and an activity that demonstrated what it would be like to have that disability. The different station categories were vision, sensory, motor planning, speech and language, reading and writing, and mobility. For example, the mobility station had a wheelchair and walker, and students were asked to follow a path outlined in tape on the ground. 

    This fair was one way the school honored Disability Awareness Month in October. The Dickinson PTSA was focused on showing ways students can help their friends with disabilities feel more accepted and understood. They reminded students that a disability is only a part of who a person is, not the whole person.