Lauer and Trawicki win Kohl Foundation awards

We are excited to announce that Mrs. Lauer and Mrs. Trawicki are both receiving awards from the Kohl Foundation this spring. Mrs. Lauer, fifth grade teacher, will receive the Teacher Fellowship award. Winners are chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom.

Mrs. Trawicki is receiving the Principal Leadership Award. Principals are recognized for setting high standards for instruction, achievement and character, and creating a climate to best serve students, families, staff and the community. Recipients are selected by a statewide committee composed of civic leaders, and representatives of education-related associations and program sponsors. Each award provides a $6,000 grant to the school.

GoGuardian services protect students while on devices at school and home

The Hamilton School District uses GoGuardian, a Chromebook management and web filtering service, to provide safer digital learning experiences and keep student personal information private. When students log into their Chrome account, whether it is on a device at school or at home, GoGuardian monitors and filters web content and flags inappropriate sites.

If students use a device at home that is accessible to other family members, it is important that they log out of their Chrome account before other people use it. You can see if your children are logged into their Chrome account if their name is in the upper right-hand side of the browser along with other school app extensions in the browser.

Marcy nominated as National Blue Ribbon School

Marcy was recently notified that it has been nominated for the distinguished National Blue Ribbon School award. National Blue Ribbon Schools are public and non-public elementary, middle and high schools that are producing outstanding results for all students. They have demonstrated consistent excellence, and have made progress in closing gaps in student achievement.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools recognition program is part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about effective school leadership and promising instructional practices. A school can be nominated by the state under two categories: Exemplary High Performing School or Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing School. Marcy qualifies for both categories, but has been nominated as an exemplary high performing school.

The application process will be completed by the end of March and notification of awards will be early September. This is an amazing honor for our community and we are very proud of our school.

Winter reminders

Bundle up those little ones
Now that winter has arrived, we ask that you please send warm boots and snow pants to school with your children in addition to a warm coat, hat or earmuffs, and waterproof gloves. Students go outside for recess unless the wind chill or temperature is below zero degrees.  Also, please remember to have an extra set of dry clothing in your child’s locker.

Playground equipment closed
The Marcy playground equipment is now officially closed for the winter season. Once the kids begin wearing snow pants, boots and mittens it becomes a safety hazard for them to climb on the equipment.

Snowy playground guidelines

  • Boots and snow pants are required if the student wants to play in the snow;
  • If the student stays on the blacktop and out of the snow, only boots are required and
  • If the student does not have boots or snow pants, he/she must stay near the wall of the school building.