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Students Travel to Inventionland

Cornell's 8th grade students recently visited the Inventionland, located in RIDC park. During the tour, students witnessed several unique work areas like a pirate ship, giant robot, tree house, and many more . Inventionland creates these areas in the hopes of inspiring the many inventors that work there. Students were also allowed to explore the state-of-the-art studios and watch a video on how an idea becomes a product. After completing a pencil-holder maker project, students ate lunch in the castle.
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Wreaths Across America

Recently, the Key Club traveled to Washington DC to volunteer for Wreaths Across America. Students participated in wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. Students fundraised throughout the year in order to participate in this event. A special thank you to Mrs. Miriam Klein and Mrs. Megan Fuga for sponsoring the trip.
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Chain Reaction Contraption

Congratulations to Mr. Tavis Bogue’s Advanced Science class for winning “Most Efficient Reset” at the Carnegie Science Center’s Chain Reaction Contraption Contest.
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TRETC

For the second year in a row, Cornell had a great showing at the Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC). Mrs. Rachel McVeagh had a packed session, for the third year in a row, “Classroom Innovation: New and Better.” Mrs. Amy Palo and Mrs. Miriam Klein teamed up to share resources from all of the projects they work on, “Digital Humanities.” Mrs. Susan Dunning and Mrs. Miriam Klein brought their Games for Change Champion girls to share their work in a poster session. Finally, Mr. Tavis Bogue’s Advanced Science students shared their chain reaction contraption as part of the student showcase. Mr. Bogue’s students were also interviewed by SLB Radio’s Youth Express.
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Virtual Reality

Mrs. Dunning and Mrs. Fuga’s 7th grade science and social studies classes are learning about biomes in a new way this year. Graduate students from Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center are working with Mrs. Dunning and Mrs. Fuga and their students to develop an immersive virtual reality experience for students to learn about deciduous forests...
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Ever Fi Financial Literacy

Mr. Leo Grandovic of Northwest Savings Bank recently presented Jacob Owen, Noah Litzinger, James Dolan, Jasmine Fadel, Cassidy Schroder, Sydney Grannis, Brittany Postma with certificates of achievement. Each of the students achieved 100% on the Ever Fi Financial Literacy Program.
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Congratulations Austin Winchell

Austin Winchell was recognized at the May School Board Meeting for all his hard work and accomplishments as a swimmer. Austin qualified for the MAC and WPIAL championship meets in all four years of his high school career. He placed in the top 8 at the MAC and WPIAL meets. Austin currently holds Cornell records for the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Congratulations and good luck Austin!
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March of Dimes

Congratulations to the Cornell Key Club and their sponsor, Ms. Miriam Klein, for raising over $1,000 for the March of Dimes. The students raised the funds through their annual Penny Wars Competition.
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Smithsonian Learning Lab

Congratulations to high school teachers Mrs. Amy Palo, Mr. Andrew Erwin, and Mr. Kevin Quigley who recently finished the Smithsonian Learning Lab training. The Smithsonian Learning Lab was created to “inspire the discovery and creative use of its rich digital materials – more than a million images, recordings, and texts.” Through their training, the teachers engaged with educators from the Smithsonian Institute, Heinz History Center, and from around the region. When asked about the training, Mrs. Palo said, “I am excited about the new sorting tools they added and their potential for higher order learning.” Last school year, Mrs. M. Fuga completed the training.
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