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  • Somers Gets Music Education Award

    The Somers Central School District has been honored for the sixth year with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. “The music programs in Somers schools are the perfect environment for any student to grow and develop into an individual performer,” says Somers High School senior Bailey Ross.

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  • Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at SIS

    The third-grade students at Somers Intermediate School ventured on a virtual field trip to Challenge Island recently. The children built working windmills from household items to understand first-hand how wind’s kinetic energy can be harnessed by a windmill or wind turbine, and then transferred to mechanical power or electricity. “We used paper towel and toilet paper rolls, popsicle sticks, paper cups and yarn,” says student Laurel Knapp.

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  • The Golden Rule Rules at Primrose

    School counselor Katie Bergin opens a book to a page showing a little girl standing on a hill shouting, “No boys allowed!” A group of second graders shake their heads in dismay at the image. The book, “What If Everybody Said That?” is a story by Ellen Javernick that emphasizes both the negative and positive impact of our word choices. The book is a progression from a story these students read in first grade, called “What If Everybody Did That?” “What is respect?” asks Bergin. Hands shoot up. “Respect means treating someone the way you wanted to be treated,” says Carter Iglesias. “That is the golden rule.”

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  • Somers Junior Wins Two Science Awards

    A Somers High School junior was recently awarded two separate honors for her research on immunotherapy cancer treatment. Gabby Susca, a Science Research student, received the Innovations in Biological Sciences Research Award at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. She was also awarded a $1000 Nurturing & Empowering Women Through STEM scholarship, established by Cognitive Consulting to promote greater diversity in the STEM field. “Gabby is a very driven, motivated, and passionate student,” says Science Research teacher William Maelia. “Her curiosity will take her far in her scientific endeavors.”

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