What's Happening this April in the Cooperstown Central School District

April will be filled with exciting events in the Cooperstown Central School District! 

Elementary School Events:

Wednesday, April 12th: As a culminating activity to their weather unit, Bill Kardas, the Chief Meteorologist for News Channel 2, will be presenting to third grade.

Tuesday, April 18th: Fourth grade students will be visiting the Fenimore Museum to listen to Perry Ground, Onondaga Storyteller and Cultural Historian, as he shares some retellings of Iroquois legends and storytellers.

Wednesday, April 26th: Sixth graders will visit the SUNY Oneonta campus to tour important parts of the university and get an idea of what college life is like! 

Friday, April 28th: First grade will be performing in collaboration with our High School American Sign Language Class at the Community Gathering.  We look forward to sharing this performance with the school community.

Ongoing Elementary School Events in April:

Kid Garden: Mr. Zach Lynn, Kid Garden Advisor, will be working with Kindergarten, 1st and 4th grades to prepare for the planting and growing season. Kindergartners will be exploring the five senses in the garden, and our 1st and 4th graders will be planting seeds that will be transferred to the garden later this spring.

Kindergarten: Kindergarten will begin the incubation of eggs at the end of April.  Each class will learn about the development of an egg embryo, as we care for our very own eggs in our classroom! After observing for 21 days, we will enjoy caring for the newborn chicks. 

Jr. - Sr. High School Events:

Friday, April 14th and Saturday, April 15th: Hawkeye Review
The CCS Thespians will present an evening of Broadway music by the decades on April 14th and 15th at 7pm on both dates in the N.J. Sterling Auditorium in the Jr. - Sr. High School.  The Review will cover musical theatre songs from the 1920's to the 2010's. Admission is by donation.

Friday, April 14th: Ruggles Essay Competition 
CCSD juniors will compete in the 144th Ruggles Essay Competition on Friday, April 14th. All juniors complete a 600-800 word essay that is judged in two parts; Part I covers the originality of the content, written work, grammar, and vivid and musical choice of language.  Part II covers the oral interpretation of each student’s work. Judges are made up of teachers, community members, and last year's winners and are seated throughout the audience. The competition will take place from 8:45am-11:15am in the N.J. Sterling Auditorium in the Jr. - Sr. High School.

Monday, April 24th: National Honor Society Inductions and Reception
Students who have earned at least a 92.5 average and have been selected by a faculty committee will be inducted into the National Honor Society on Monday, April 24th. The event will take place from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the N.J. Sterling Auditorium in the Jr. - Sr. High School.