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  • Celebrating Mentoring Program

    The TEAM Tuskers mentoring program celebrated mentors and mentees games and treats in the middle school cafeteria recently. Does your middle-schooler or SIS student want a mentor? Are you interested in getting a mentor for your child? Studies show that having a non-family member adult friend (mentor) improves the social and emotional well-being of students. All students are welcome!

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  • Rolling Fury Down the Court

    Just like many of his classmates, 7th-grader Michael Abrams spends hours on the basketball court. He goes to New York City at least once a week for practice and travels around the country regularly for basketball tournaments. Unlike his classmates, Michael plays basketball in a wheelchair. “My favorite part of the game,” says Michael, “Is going down the court and making a basket.” As one of the top scorers on his team, the New York Rolling Fury, Michael is a key player on both offense and defense. “He is a competitor,” says his coach, Chris Bacon. “He is usually amped up, ready to play, and he plays with his heart on his sleeve.”

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  • A Taste of High School

    The move from middle school to high school is a big transition for 8th-graders. To help students feel comfortable and as prepared as possible for Somers High School, the 8th-graders A Taste of High School on Friday. Students were introduced to all aspects of the school, including musical performances, electives, the counseling center, and meeting Principal Mark Bayer in the main office.

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  • Celebrating Chinese New Year

    Did you know the Chinese Dragon is a symbol of Chinese culture and the longer the dragon is, the more luck it will bring to the community? The International Club at the middle school celebrated Chinese New Year by eating traditional food, such as dumplings and noodles - but don’t cut them, it’s bad luck! Matthew D’Ippolito, Andrew Fasone and Joey Gherardi showed a video and presentation about Chinese New Year traditions. Giving red envelopes is a custom at Chinese New Year and each member received an envelope where they wrote a message to give to a family member/friend.

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