Elementary Newspaper Club Releases Second Issue of TV Newsletter

Members of the Tri-Valley Elementary School Newspaper Club created their second issue of TV News.

Tri-Valley School News

Poetry Club at Tri-Valley Central School District led by Mrs. Shannon

By: Navya Patel

The students who participate during this after school program are: Kenzie Krier, Navya Patel, Riley Mioglionico, Crixus Fields, Charlie Flores, Bianna Meyer, Addison Dymond, Isabella Garritt and Kavy Patel. Each week we have different types of poems to learn and write about. We did biography, haiku, acrostic poems, limericks, and free verse. Poetry club takes place at Mrs. Shannon’s classroom every Thursday from 3-4 p.m. after school. The kids in the poetry club love it and think that it is very productive. The poetry club is very fun and I recommend joining.

Here are some questions I asked Mrs. Shannon and she answered.

Q: Is it hard teaching kids about poetry?
A: Yes, because I don’t teach ELA.

Q: Do you enjoy leading this club?
A: Yes.

Q: What’s your favorite poem that you have gone over?
A: I liked the bio poems and haiku poems.

Q: What accomplishment fills you with pride so far this year?
A: Teaching students about math and then actually learning and doing problems without my help.

Acrostic poems by Navya Patel and Addison Dymond

C- Calm
L- Luminous
U- Unique
B- Balances

B- Bears are strong
E- Elegant
A- Amazing
R- Respectful

The Winter Concert Elementary Grades

By: Naiya Patel

Mrs. Weyant will be leading the 5th and 6th Grade chorus students for the winter concert. She has a lot of songs planned out for the audience. For example one of the songs the chorus kids are going to sing is called “Shine, Little Light”. It is about a little light shining for the Hanukkah holiday. There are a few more songs that we are sure that the audience is going to love. These two pieces are called “The Fox” and “Under Winter Moon”.  The piece that is called “The Fox” is about how a fox goes to a town and brings back a goose and a duck home back to his den for his family to eat. “Under Winter Moon” is about moon and how the icicles shine in the moonlight and how snow falls on the ground making it look like a canvas of white.

After the chorus, is band. Ms. Thietje, the band teacher will also be leading the 6th leading the band students for the winter concert. She also has a bunch of songs planned out. Some of the songs that were played were named “Snow Globe”. It is about snow when it sprinkles to the ground, and “Welcome Christmas” is actually from the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. We hope that you enjoyed all the songs that were played, and the concert!

Ms. Bassani Interview

Q: How old are you?
A: 24 turning 25 in April.

Q: What is your job?
A: A School counselor, the best way to describe what I do is that I’m a bridge between the students, teachers, parents and administrators.

Q: What made you want to do this job you have right now?
A: I wanted to work with students to help them feel safe and teach them how to advocate for themselves.

Q: What makes you want to go to work everyday?
A:Being able to see the students smiling faces.

Q:What is the most challenging part of your job ?
A: The most challenging problem of my job is when I have to go home and be able to separate my emotions and my students emotions.

Q: What is your least favorite part about this job?
A: That I have to commute an hour away from this job.

Q: What are you most proud of in your career?
A:I feel like I’m making a difference in the students’ lives. And seeing students grow.

Q:What did you do before your current job?
A: I was a substitute teacher while doing my masters degree.

Q:What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I love to read and travel, I really want to go to Ireland, I like to workout and spend time with my friends and family.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your job?
A:My favorite part is being able to help a student feel better and make them smile.

Q: What is your favorite Social Emotional Learning lesson you taught?
A: My snowflake lesson which focused on teaching my students about diversity and bullying, I also really enjoy the escape room lessons.

Q: When you were younger did you always want to be?
A: I originally wanted to be a teacher And then when I was in college I was an RA and that’s when everyone was asking me for advice and I realized I wanted to be a counselor.

Q: What’s one of the hardest things you’ve had to deal with
A: I had a vision disorder so when I was growing up reading and writing was a lot harder for me.

Mrs. Williams Interview

By: Makayla Frey and Addison Dymond

Q: What is the name of your position at Tri-Valley Central School District?
A: This year I am trying out a new position and program called Multi-tiered System of Supports and Grants (MTSS).

Q: What do your job duties entail?
A: This position helps students meet their full potential academically, behaviorally and emotionally.

Q: What is the most rewarding part of your position?
A: This year, I get to help students of all ages. The big kids too this year.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: My hobbies include reading, doing jigsaw puzzles and playing golf.

Q: What is the biggest accomplishment you have had this year?
A: I have had many of my students that I work with achieve the short term goal that they made for themselves.

Q: Are there any cool technology gadgets that you get to use?
A: Yes, there are amazing ones students use especially these earbuds that translate from English to any other language.

Q: What is one piece of advice you have for our students in the elementary school?
A: Come to school every day and be sure to have fun.

Q: What are your favorite things about our school?
A: The children of course!

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: My favorite book is definitely The Lightning Thief from Percy Jackson.

Q: What is your favorite sport?
A: I do love watching soccer but my favorite sport to play is golf.

Q; What is your least favorite part?
A: I don’t have one. I really enjoy everything about my job.

Q: What is your favorite part?
A: Helping and hanging out with the students.

Q: Was this what you wanted to be when you were a child? If not, what was it?
A: This wasn’t what I wanted to be when I was a child. I wanted to be a lawyer, but with my interest in laws and rules, I still get to apply it here.

Q: Have you ever had someone use the new gadget?
A: Yes, six I give out to six students everyday.

Q: When were these gadgets introduced?
A: These gadgets were introduced last year by some of the honor students in high school.

Mr. Snyder Interview

By : Isabelle Kahn

Q: What is the name of your position at Tri-Valley Central School District?
A: Mr. Snyder, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

Q: What do your job duties entail?
A: Curriculum, scheduling, observing teachers, meetings, ordering, after school clubs, assemblies.

Q; What is the most rewarding part of your position?
A: Seeing students succeed.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Baseball, playing with my 3 year old son, and hiking.

Q: What is the biggest accomplishment you have had this year?
A: New job and the after school programs.

Q: Are there any exciting assemblies coming up in the spring?
A: Bubble guy for kindergarten through grade 2.

Q: What is one piece of advice you have for our students in elementary school?
A: To read.

Q: What are your favorite things about our school?
A: The people.

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.

Q: What is your favorite sport/team?
A: Baseball, the Mets.

Q: Where did you work before?
A: San Miguel Academy.

Q: What is your favorite home activity?
A: Playing outside.

Strings and Things

By: Michael Cacioppo

Mrs Raykoff likes to make things with the students. They’re making a
snow man and hats out of strings. Mrs. Raykoff likes doing this with the
students. Some materials they used are string, yarn, tulle, and para
cord. Past projects include making paintings with string, creating
wreaths, and gnomes.

Art Club

By: Bianna Meyer

Run by: Mrs.Shannon

The Art Club is making a painting using a box, canvas, paint, and gumballs. They put the canvas in the box and choose 4 different paint colors and put them on the canvas before putting the gumballs on the canvas and shaking the box so they can make pretty art. They are planning to take them home


Editor: Addison Dymond
Graphic designer: Samuel Morton-Curry
Reporters: Navya Patel, Naiya Patel, Michael Cacioppo, Bianna Meyer
Sub reporters: Addison Dymond, Makayla Frey, Isabelle Kahn
Sub Editor: Bianna Meyer