On Saturday, June 1, students, families, teachers, and community members took some time out of their day to help clean up the nature trail behind the school and make space for an outdoor classroom. The classroom will allow students more authentic hands-on learning experiences and exposure to nature. “Recent studies show that exposure to nature significantly benefits mental health, academic achievement, physical health, and overall student well-being,” said Andrew Ferrone, second-grade teacher. Volunteers cleared the trail,...
Students from Wood Road's Penny Harvest Roundtable presented a check to a representative from the MIOP Foundation during a School Pride Day Ceremony. The foundation supports families affected by malignant infantile osteopetrosis. Students at Wood Road decided to give the pennies they collected from the Penny Harvest to MIOP after an electronic vote was held by the roundtable. The roundtable presented the student body with four organizations before voting. Each of the organizations was researched by the roundtable before the vote.
Six Wood Road fifth-grade students were chosen to receive the Sandra G. Morley Student Leadership award, which was presented to them on Monday, May 6, during a ceremony at Hudson Valley Community College. The award is given to students who show good leadership and sportsmanship inside and outside of physical education class. Students awarded were Sean Paulsey, Joseph Ramsey, Steven Fodera, Aubrey Kramer, Tina Marie Mullins, and Alex Beck (not pictured).
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Wednesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 20th
Cash or check made out to Wood Road PTA.
Tuesday, June 18th
Mr. Bailey will be venturing off into the middle school next year.
In honor of our awesome musica teacher, we are having "Dress Like Mr. Bailey Day" on Tuesday, June 18th.
If you would like to participate, here are some ideas:
Wood Road Student Council is hosting a Friday Night Fun event on Friday, June 7th. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wood Road cafeteria. This is a free event for Wood Road 4th and 5th graders.
Did you know that there are nature trails behind the Ballston Spa Elementary School complex? There are, but they need a little work and we want to make them better than ever by adding an outdoor classroom. That is why we are hosting a community work party on June 1st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families are invited to join us for a morning of work followed by a free barbeque and shaved ice.
Where? The Nature Trails behind Wood Road Elementary School. (Park in the Wood Road or Gordon Creek parking lot and walk around back)
When? Saturday, June 1st. Work starts at 9 a.m. BBQ is at 11/11:30. (Please don't arrive at 11 a.m. and expect to eat)
What: Spreading woodchips, clearing trails, removing invasive species, placing bird houses, hanging trail markers, placing picnic tables, removing trash.
Supplies: We will have several shovels, clippers, wheelbarrows, and rakes. If you are able to bring any of your own supplies from home, that would be great, but not necessary.
Reminder - Dress for work in the woods (long pants, work gloves, dirty shoes/boots, etc), bring water, and label any tools (no power equipment).
All student volunteers must be accompanied by an adult.
If you have additional questions, contact Andrew Ferrone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ballston Spa Central School District's display of student artwork and projects received the first place award in this year's Showcase of Schools at the Saratoga County Fair. The fair is held July 23-28, 2019 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa.
Ballston Spa fifth grade students recently participated in the annual 5th Grade Moving-Up ceremonies at their elementary schools before the summer break. One student at each school was presented with the Maurice “Christopher” Morley Literacy Award.