It’s The Great Pumpkin ... Investigation!

by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 25, 2016 8:14 pm

Markeshia Ricks Photo Mauro Sheridan third-graders and first-graders were in the back of the cafeteria dutifully scooping seeds out of pumpkins with gusto, but they weren’t getting very far.

They needed the seeds to work on counting in tens, but first they needed enough seeds to do it.

“Get in their with your hands,” Math Instructional Coach Mindy Schwartzman urged. “Like this!”

Continue reading ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin ... Investigation!’

Young Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your ... Applications

by Allan Appel | Oct 19, 2016 4:15 pm

Allan Appel Photo Devonte Fletcher, who plays the trumpet and is the band’s drum major, wants to be a music/ band teacher—preferably right back at Hillhouse High School in the years to come.

Flutist Iyonna Pottinger is equally passionate about majoring in music education, but wonders whether she should apply at an historically black college or to an in-state school where tuition is less.

Continue reading ‘Young Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your ... Applications’