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Webster Schroeder senior wins award

Webster Schroeder senior wins award

A Webster Schroeder senior will be honored by the Board of Education on Thursday after winning a national art award.

Tristen Cannan, a member of Schroeder's Portfolio Prep ad AP Drawing portfolio class has received a Visual Arts Honorable Mention presented by The National Foundation for the Advancement in Arts, Young Arts competition.

Awards are presented in three categories: Finalist, Honorable Mention and Merit awards.

 

Penfield to hold Kindergarten registration

Penfield's elementary schools are holding kindergarten registration for the 2012-13 school year.

Registration will be on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cobbles, Harris Hill and Indian Landing schools will register students with last names A-M from 5:30 to 7 pm on Tuesday and students with last names N-Z from 5:30 to 7 pm on Wednesday.

Scribner only will register all students from 5:30 to 7 pm on Wednesday.

Hush Day at Spry Middle School to benefit Pilato Family

Hush Day at Spry Middle School to benefit Pilato Family

It was a quiet day at Spry Middle School. That's because students were asked to be quiet outside of class today.

It was part of the school's Hush Day. If a student talked out of class, they had to put their spare change in a staff member's container.

All of the money collected was donated to the Pilato family. Elaine Pilato and her daughter, Elizabeth, survived a fire in their home last week. Police say the fire was set by the Pilato's 15-year-old son, Michael. Elaine's husband, Carmen, and their two sons, Peter and Joshua, died in the fire. Elizabeth is a student at Spry Middle School. Joshua was a sixth-grade student there as well.

Other Webster Central schools were asked to participate as well.

Scholar Athlete of the Week 12/13: Penfield's Gaylen Fronk

Penfield's Gaylen Fronk is special. Her 99-average places her fourth in her class but it's her attitude about learning that sets her apart. “Mostly it's intrinsic because I want to do well because I enjoy being successful at school and I know that doing well in school is going to give me the best opportunity to be in college and after that.”

She enjoys moving at a faster pace in the classroom. Her honors and AP classes are her normal course load -- math, history, languages, reading, you name it. “For me it's important to have a high level of discussion in the class so having intellectual peers around me in class is more enjoyable because when we talk it's a high level discussion.”

Her athletic abilities are also at a high level. She has played club volleyball since the seventh grade, varsity since she was a sophomore. “It's a really connected team sport.

Webster Thomas student receives "Do the Right Thing Award"

A Webster Thomas student was honored Thursday for being positive role models in our community.

Valeria Delgado was presented the "Do the Right Thing Award" at the Public Safety Building.  She is a senior at Webster Thomas High School.

Valeria recently received the Young Latina Leader Award for civic responsibility and volunteerism for Latinas Unidas.  Valeria returned to Manta Ecuador and volunteered with Go Forth International, a humanitarian aid organization. Valeria served as an interpreter for both medical and dental professionals. This past spring, Valeria returned to Ecuador and met with the mayor's wife of Manta and exchanged ideas about construction of the city's first senior center. She has made this her senior project at school.

News 10NBC is a proud sponsor of the Rochester Police Department's  "Do The Right Thing Award".

Penfield school district to hold capital project vote today

Residents in the Penfield school district will vote on a capital project today to decide whether to approve small-scale expansions to two elementary schools and the school district office.

The renovations, in part, will help accommodate the addition of full-day kindergarten in the 2012-13 school year.

State law requires handicap-accessible bathrooms to be installed in all kindergarten classrooms, so two new bathrooms will be added to Indian Landing Elementary.

At Harris Hill Elementary, four existing offices will be converted into one kindergarten classroom, and the art room will be relocated to make room for a second kindergarten classroom.

The district approved implementing full-day kindergarten in June after a committee was formed to research the pros and cons of such a program.

Penfield school district to hold capital project vote on Wednesday

Residents in the Penfield school district will vote on a capital project on Wednesday to decide whether to approve small-scale expansions to two elementary schools and the school district office.

The renovations, in part, will help accommodate the addition of full-day kindergarten in the 2012-13 school year.

State law requires handicap-accessible bathrooms to be installed in all kindergarten classrooms, so two new bathrooms will be added to Indian Landing Elementary.

At Harris Hill Elementary, four existing offices will be converted into one kindergarten classroom, and the art room will be relocated to make room for a second kindergarten classroom.

The district approved implementing full-day kindergarten in June after a committee was formed to research the pros and cons of such a program.