Education during a pandemic: Lockport Central School District shows how throughout month of November

The Lockport Central School District has remained steadfast in their communication with parents during 2020’s fall semester, exhibiting resiliency and creativity, teachers have discovered ways to adapt around guidelines and engage students safely and effectively.

One mode of communication the school system utilizes frequently, photo updates on social media, displaying new methods of learning in a year that requires any educator to think outside the box.

You can find some of those photo updates below:

(11/05): North Park Junior High School: Staff nominated 30 students to be recognized for their hard work, positive attitudes, completion of assignments and having a successful start to the school year. Principal, Dr. Smith, and counselors, Mrs. Mambretti and Ms. McKenna, delivered the Lion Proud gift bags to students this week. Pictured receiving his award is Nicholas Kennedy. #LionProud
(11/05): Election Day at George Southard Elementary School featured an awesome voting station set up by Student Council!
(11/05): Anna Merritt Elementary School: Friends in Mrs. DiPaolo’s classroom are having socially distanced nonfiction reading playdates!
(11/05): City of Lockport Firefighters donated 150 winter coats to the Lockport City School District for distribution from the school health offices when a need arises. Operation Warm provides brand-new winter coats to children in need, giving them warmth, confidence and hope. Thank you Lockport Fire Department for your generosity!
(11/06): Charles Upson Elementary School hosted an after-school Techmobile event providing academic and technology support to families. Parents and students were offered on-site assistance with google classroom and with their iPads. Student snacks were provided, compliments of Wegmans Food Markets and the CU PTA.
(11/10): Music class at Charles Upson Elementary School! Students are participating in Rhythmic Dictation – listening to the rhythms, clapping it back, and writing the rhythms that they hear!
(11/12): Every hybrid student at Roy B. Kelly Elementary School contributed a self-portrait to this collaborative rainbow mural. The project was inspired by the book, “It’s Okay to be Different”, by Todd Parr, which teaches about diversity and acceptance. In Miss Korchowsky’s art class, students learned about the art element of value while creating their own monochrome self-portrait.
(11/13): Having fun and practicing social distancing in physical education class at Charles Upson Elementary School playing disc golf! Disc golf is played like traditional golf, but with flying discs instead of balls and clubs. The hole is completed when the disc comes to rest in a disc golf basket. #LionStrong
(11/13): Charles Upson Elementary School: Students in Mrs. Newman’s classroom are learning their lessons safely with plexiglass dividers between them!
(11/16): Mrs. Hall’s and Mrs. Currie’s Kindergarten class at George Southard Elementary had their first Mystery Reader. The Mystery Reader was revealed live on Google Meet, where she read the book “The Napping House Wakes Up” by Audrey Wood. Thank you, Mrs. Cheryl Reid (grandma of our student Ava and retired Lockport City School District kindergarten teacher)!
(11/24): Charles Upson Elementary School: Students in Mrs. Leuer’s kindergarten class had so much fun practicing writing letters and drawing shapes in shaving cream!
(12/01): Charles A. Upson Elementary School was excited to participate in their annual peanut butter and jelly drive in pajamas! The students have so much fun wearing their pajamas and donating to a great cause.
(12/01): Just in time for the winter snowfall! Students at Anna Merritt Elementary School are learning how to draw portraits of themselves catching snowflakes on their tongues during art class.