CCS Elementary Science Teacher Erik Hanson adapted to changes in remote learning and switched up units to Astronomy as he leveraged technology and provided students with the opportunity to make simple models at home and dig deeper into concept learning. Students were exposed to a number of computer simulations to understand how the Earth’s rotation affects us here on the planet and how the tilt of the Earth is the biggest factor in creating the seasons. CCS students made shadow clocks, or sundials, and investigated how the sun’s path in the sky can be used to tell time. Students also made the “Universe in a Box'' which helped students understand Earth’s orbit around the sun and how and why it affects the constellations we can see in the night sky. Through the use of technology in this study, students were introduced to a number of apps and websites to help in identifying different constellations in the night sky. Science rocks with Mr. Hanson! Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
Students in CCS Science Teacher Jennifer Yanisko’s classes presented their projects on elements of the periodic table (8th grade) and the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes (9th grade). Yanisko shook up learning in her classes as we jumped into the New Year. Students chose a topic from the next unit, researched the topic using resources provided through Michelle Hitchcock’s Library Media Resources online, developed individual Google Slides presentations, and presented to peers about everything they learned. Students in Physical Science researched chlorine, sodium, mercury, neo and other elements of the periodic table, while others in Unified Science studied the origins and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes. Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
Cooperstown Central School District Board of Education has appointed Sarah Spross as Superintendent of Schools beginning March 1, 2021. Please read the attached PDF as we welcome Sarah Spross to Cooperstown. http://bit.ly/CCSSuperintendent
CCS Gets Crafty for a Cause! CCS students are encouraged to make creative contributions to help support others.
Monday, January 18, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - The CCS Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM via Zoom webinar. For register and access to the Zoom webinar, use the following link: https://bit.ly/BOEMtg01202021 Zoom webinar information can always be accessed through Board Docs on the CCS website: Copy and paste the following address into your web browser: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/93925709580?pwd=a25KcEVIUmZzUWRvOWVuZnNEMHlKQT09 Passcode: 403693 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465189805,,93925709580# or +16468769923,,93925709580# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 646 876 9923
This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes a message from CCS administration along with helpful resources and updates from across the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 1/18/2021: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress01182021
A reminder of the Hybrid Bell Schedule that will be followed at CCS Jr./Sr. High School beginning tomorrow, January 19, 2021. All remote students or students in cohorts on non-cohort days, should follow class schedules and Zoom into EACH class period, with the exception of study halls and lunch. Attendance will be taken for each class. Zoom links can be found in Google Classrooms for each designated teacher. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! http://bit.ly/Jan2021HybridBellSchedule
CCS recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. What can YOU do to support others?
Sunday, January 17, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - Please see the attached PDF file containing a letter from CCS Interim Superintendent Romona Wenck regarding return to hybrid in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. http://bit.ly/Jan17DistrictLetter
Attention CCS Grades K-6: As we return to our hybrid model of in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, please see the following reminders for next week’s schedule. Mon. Jan. 18th - No School due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tues. Jan. 19th - Cohort B Day 2 Wed. Jan. 20th - Cohort A Day 3 Thurs Jan. 21st - Cohort B Day 4 Please note that Cohort A will complete mandatory Bus Drills on Wednesday 1/27. Make-up Picture Day will take place on Thursday 2/4. Please call the CCS Elementary Main Office to schedule a time slot. For those students returning to in-person learning, please continue to practice the COVID-19 safety protocols of mask wearing, social distancing, frequent hand washing and frequent use of hand sanitizer. Please be sure to contact Kim Stahl, CCS Elementary School Nurse 607-547-9322, should you or your children develop symptoms or test positive for COVID. We also need everyone to remember to complete the daily Covid-19 screening app for in-person learning.
Attention CCS Students in Grades 7-12! As we return to our hybrid learning model of in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, please see the following reminders for next week’s schedule. Mon. Jan. 18th - No School due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (A Day) Tue. Jan. 19th - Cohort B (A Day) Wed. Jan. 20th - Cohort A (B Day) Thu. Jan. 21st - Cohort B (B Day) Those students who are 100% Remote and those who are home on their non-cohort day, will Zoom into every class every day Monday through Thursday. Students do not need to check into class remotely for study hall or lunch periods. Fri. Jan. 22nd - morning meeting at 8:05am for ALL students, no other scheduled classes unless specifically scheduled with individual teachers Mondays and Tuesdays will remain A Days. Wednesdays and Thursdays will remain B Days. For those students returning to in-person learning, please continue to practice the COVID-19 safety protocols of mask wearing, social distancing, frequent hand washing and frequent use of hand sanitizer. Please be sure to contact Lucas Spencer, CCS Jr./Sr. High School Nurse 607-547-2808, should you or your children develop symptoms or test positive for COVID. We also need everyone to remember to complete the daily Covid-19 screening app for in-person learning. A reminder from CCS Library Media Specialist Michell Hitchcock, to all CCS students grades 7-12. Please periodically clear your browsing history and restart your device as a precaution to fix many issues.
Have you ever played the art game with a friend where participants take turns writing or drawing on a sheet of paper, folding it to conceal your contribution, and then passing it to the next player for a further contribution? Mrs. Cook-Wightman brought this game to life with CCS Jr./Sr. High School Art students and shook up the tedium of online learning. Cook-Wightman shared a Google Drawings document with students, assigned them a body part for their class character, and then all students added their contribution at the same time. Some students were proficient in Google Drawings and others were learning the program as they played the game. There was no shortage of laughter and creativity. Way to go Mrs. Cook-Wightman, shaking up learning and having fun with students. Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
CFES Brilliant Pathways offers Manufacturing Week January 11-15th along with January College and Career Readiness (CCR) Advisor Training for Parents and Guardians. CFES offers a variety of virtual opportunities to learn more about career and college pathways in manufacturing. Don’t miss these opportunities to support your student(s) needs! http://bit.ly/CFESManufacturingWeek https://bit.ly/JanCCRTraining https://bit.ly/CCRTrainingFlyer
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes important updates from CCS administration along with helpful resources and updates from across the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 1/11/2021: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress01112021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Attention CCS District Families K-12: Below please find the links to three separate PDF documents including letters from the CCS Jr./Sr. High Principal, CCS Elementary School Principal and CCS District Interim Superintendent. Each letter addresses updates and details related to district plans for resuming in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Please carefully read each letter as it relates to your student(s) needs. For more information, please contact the corresponding building office. http://bit.ly/SuperintendentLetterJan12 District Superintendent Office 607-547-5364 http://bit.ly/JrSrHighPrincipalLetterJan12 Jr./Sr. High 607-547-8181 http://bit.ly/ElementaryPrincipalLetterJan12 Elementary 607-547-9976
Attention CCS 7th-9th grade students: The CCS Junior Ballroom Cotillion classes and formal event have been cancelled for 2021. In the fall, look for information about the 2022 Junior Ballroom Cotillion for 7th and 8th grade students. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
CCS Families K-6: Elementary School photos for students K-6 have arrived and are available for pick-up at the Elementary School. They will be available outside the front doors today (Friday, January 8, 2021) until 6pm and then again all day on Monday beginning at 7:30am. For further questions, please the Elementary School office at 607-547-9976.
Cooperstown Central School reminds all students in Grades 7-12 that attendance is required in ALL live Zoom classes during remote learning, including Physical Education, Art and Music classes listed in student schedules. Attendance is taken each period and classroom attendance is compulsory, required by law. Please contact us at 607-547-8181 if we can help you or your student with any issues related to attendance in online classes.
Friday, January 8, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - The January 2021 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High School Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important information on student financial aid, college applications, college testing and other updates on school programs to support CCS students and families. Monthly issues can be found on the Counseling page of the CCS website and issues are emailed to district families through student Naviance accounts. For more information, please contact the CCS Counseling Dept at 607-547-5300 or email@example.com. http://bit.ly/Jan2021CounselingNewsletter
Thursday, January 7, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - The day after the historic events that took place in Washington D.C., CCS History Teacher Jenn Pindar embraced her time with students during remote learning today to talk through the events, listen to each other and find perspective in history. Pindar provided an objective review of yesterday’s events as we understand them at this point in time and encouraged students to share how they learned of the events and what they feel is significant about these events. Pindar encouraged students to stay involved, keep paying attention to current events and recognize sources of information. Pindar finished up class by saying, “I’m proud of all of you. We talked about these events, we shared opinions and reflected on what has happened. You listened to each other and you were respectful.”