Mr. Hughes' 8th Grade Social Studies classes completed a performance project recreating the protest movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Vietnam War, Women's Rights, Environment, Civil Rights, and Nuclear Weapons were among the topics being protested. Of course, wearing tie dye and bandanas added to the experience.
The Festival of the Arts will be tonight from 7 - 8:30 pm at the CA middle school. Student talents will be showcased through musical performances, hundreds of art works and classroom creations. Refreshments will be available. Please join us!-Lori Morris
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Congratulations to the Students of the Quarter for the Third Marking Period!
We invite you to stroll through our school and visit the many musical performances and over a thousand displays showcasing our students' creative talents. Refreshments are available for your enjoyment.
Mrs. Grassi's class along with the High School and Community class have been working diligently to clean-up, plant and weed gardens. Their effort should be commended! Mrs. Grassi's class has grown a variety of plants and vegetables in the classroom and the students will be planting them soon.
Carly Isabelle, Darian Briody, Julia Manns, Isabella Tacetta, Jesse Carmen, Michael-Everett Dean III and Matthew Gallagher. 3rd Place Winners: Cheyenne Brooks & Lindsey Penet and 4th place winners Aiden Boehm and Richie Sitcer.
All proceeds will go directly to the Coxsackie Local Food Pantry. The winning grade will receive a prize in June! Contest ends May 28, 2013. Bring in your coins and they will be counted, wrapped and delivered to the Food Pantry
On Saturday, March 9th, the Coxsackie-Athens school district had seven teams compete in the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition at Rensselaer HS/MS.
Flappers, Gangsters, Movie Stars, and sports heroes were spotted walking the Middle School halls on Friday, March 1st.
On Monday Feb. 25th Bill Williams from the local radio station 98.5 the CAT paid a visit to Mrs. Fori's classroom to recognize her for being selected as the 98.5 the CAT teacher of the month. (Click for full story)
Congratulations to the Students of the Quarter for Quarter #2
CAMS team wins awards for "The Best Planned Future City" and "The Most Innovative Use of green Space for a Community".
Next Friday, February 1, students will be participating in the 10th Annual "Go Red for Women" a nationwide event to bring attention to the problem of heart disease in women.
Congratulations to the Students of the Quarter for Quarter #1
This week is National Bullying Awareness Week. The Kindred Spirits No Bully Club is sponsoring the following activities this week.
From now until November 19th your help is needed to collection donations to provide Thanksgiving dinner to local families.
Students were encouraged to wear red, white and blue on election day.
While the 5th, 6th and 7th grade classes were lining up in the library to cast their votes for the President of the United States they were able to watch debates of some of the most important topics in this year’s election. Mr. Huges’s 8th grade social studies classes were assigned to argue for and against the plans and policies of the two major candidates and discusse topics such as taxes, health care and the environment. When the debates weren’t happening Mrs. Tator’s 7th classes were getting a lesson on 3rd party candidates and what it takes to run for our country’s highest office.
On Monday November 5th the entire middle school body voted for the President of the United States. The final vote was Barack Obama 219 votes, Mitt Romney 164 votes, James Harris 2 votes and Peta Lindsay 1 vote. Students are encouraged to watch election coverage tonight and tomorrow morning to see how the rest of the country votes.
Grade 5 is conducting its annual Phoneraiser fundraiser. Give any used cell phone to any 5th grader, or drop it off at the MS between Nov.-May. No accessories are needed. Any personal information may be wiped by the owner or will be wiped by the company before phones are recycled.Did you know that one cell phone can pollute 152,000 liters of drinking water if disposed of improperly?Please help 5th graders recycle to protect our environment and raise money at the same time!
Students at Coxsackie-Athens Middle School joined more than 2 million others across the country on October 31, 2012 for Mix It Up at Lunch Day, an event designed to foster respect and understanding in schools.
Last week on a rainy Friday (October 19th), the 8th grade students ventured to NYC on a fieldtrip. The Intrepid Air and Space Museum and the 9/11 Memorial were the two points of interest. The students were all excited to see the Space Shuttle Enterprise. They could not believe how big it was. The most moving part of the trip was the visit to the 9/11 Memorial. Many students remarked on how impressed they were with the memorial and felt it was a fitting tribute to the victims who lost their lives on that tragic day.
A challenge to design their own science experiment brought out the inner scientist in the 6th graders this week…
Mr. Hughes' 8th Grade Social Studies class had the pleasure of hearing about the Battle of Gettysburg from a licensed Battle of Gettysburg tour guide
Mr. Hughes’s 8th grade social studies classes were visited by two civil war re-enactors on Thursday. They gave the students a taste of what it was like to be a civil war soldier.