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On Tuesday, November 20, students involved in Project Based Learning classrooms across all three buildings hosted and participated in a student-led Farmers Market. Third graders displayed posters about food; fifth grade classes shared digital presentations and posters about hunger, eighth graders led an informational booth; and HS art students created a visual display about food waste and served as media for the event. 

Students were able to take home onions, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, squash, cabbage, mangos and apples thanks to generous donations of fresh produce from the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.  Food samples and information about healthy eating were provided by Finger Lakes Eat Smart NY, and middle school honors students shared delicious recipes to prepare at home. We were lucky to receive these generous donations for the approximately 180 students who participated and hope to have more Farmer's Markets in the future.

Teachers across all three buildings attended a workshop this summer on engaged education where they worked to develop cooperative projects around the chosen theme of hunger.  The goal is to spread the word about healthy eating, supporting farmers, and helping those who are hungry while actively engaging students in real life learning. The process began with the Great Apple Crunch in October, the Farmer's Market in November, and the next scheduled event on January 9th--Empty Bowls. Watch for more information on that coming soon!

Photos by HS art student Shaylene Hari  





Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Superintendent
District Office
247 Main Street
Newfield, NY 14867

Phone: (607) 564-9955
Fax: (607) 564-0055

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