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  • The Pulsera Project

    The International Club at Somers Middle School held the Pulsera Project sales for the month of April. The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, and connects Central American artists with students in the U.S. schools through the sale of colorful handwoven pulseras (bracelets) and bolsitas (purses). The funds raised go towards education, employment, healthcare and housing in the communities of Guatemala and Nicaragua. We are happy to announce that we surpassed our goal and raised a total of $1310! Way to go SMS!

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  • Stitching Class Together

    Stitching together a semester’s worth of fashion when you have not spent a semester’s worth of time in school is difficult. Typically, at this time of the year the students in the Fashion Marketplace class at Somers High School would be putting finishing touches on their creations for the annual fashion show. But like so many traditions, this one had to be modified. “Some of these students were in the Fashion Fundamentals class last year when we shut down for COVID, so they didn’t have a lot of sewing experience to begin with,” says teacher Chrissy Brooks. “It would be asking a lot of them to create outfits now, so we are making the most of it.” The students who are not yet ready to design and sew articles of clothing are instead working on a beauty and fashion blog, www.SomersStyle.blog.

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  • Drummer a Big Hit

    Taylor Setterstrom, a senior at Somers High School, is in the running for a prestigious international drumming contest, the "Hit Like A Girl" competition. Click here to watch her entry video playing to Rush's challenging song, "Subdivisions." We asked Taylor a few questions about her experience as a musician. Q. What instruments do you play, how long have you been playing, and how did you learn them? A. I have been playing the drums since I was 13 and I taught myself guitar a year after----I would just look up tutorials for songs that I wanted to learn. Q. Where do you play music? A. I am currently the drummer for two bands. One is a band of first-year college students called "Crimson Crush." The other is a band of high school students from the Westchester area called "Puppets For Hire."

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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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