Working hard for the money, er, pelts, Elyse Lazrabo sold chocolate pretzels, “one for one beaver pelt, four for three beaver pelts and seven for five beaver pelts” at Wattles Elementary School. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
Brownies will set you back one beaver pelt each. Paper plate creations will cost you one or two pelts. Hair clip wrist bands run about three beaver pelts. And for each origami creation, it’ll cost you four. Rice Krispie treats are two pelts each and getting your nails done is four, but if you decide to spring for both, you get one beaver pelt off.
The Leonard Elementary Geography Bee came down to two finalists on Wednesday, fifth-graders Achyudt Venkat and Gautham Veettil.
(photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
We don’t want to give away any of the questions — or for that matter, any of the answers — but right off the top, the very first query of the Leonard Elementary Geography Bee was about a certain state that had both an upper and a lower peninsula.Continue reading “Bee Prepared”
He came with his grandson, great-grandson and family. They had some breakfast, watched a presentation about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., then his family went into the gym to help out during the service day.
Jane Korotko reacts with amazement as teacher Jason Cichowic looks over the heart dissection work done by a team of fifth-graders from Schroeder Elementary and sixth-graders from Boulan Park Middle School on Friday. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
Larson 7th-grade science teacher Michael Egan hugs Kathy Kitzmann after winning the SEFMD Science Fair Teacher of the Year award.
(photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)Continue reading “Surprise Award”
“It took me two years to start this club. It means a lot for me. I just wanted to create a safe space in the school where everyone’s accepted and to make the school safer for everyone. I’ve noticed that it’s brought more people together, even sixth-graders. We’re actually about stopping bullying and having a safe space for everyone no matter what race, gender, sexuality, religion, anything.” Eighth-grader Red ScanlanContinue reading “Diversity Club”
Praharshita leans over to help code her group’s robot while MacKenzie, Sadhana and Meher watch during the Dash Robot and Coding Club at Wass Elementary School. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
The Larson Middle School cheer team practices their stunts in the cafeteria and auditorium after school lets out. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
When the bell rings and the busses come and cart kids away, school life doesn’t just cease. Larson Middle School is a perfect example of the hubbub of activity that takes place when school lets out.Continue reading “Afternoon, After The Bell”
Troy High sophomore Michael Song tutors Smith Middle School 6th-grader Ian Crego. “Oh shoot! I was actually looking at the wrong problem and I messed up,” laughed Ian. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)Continue reading “Snacks and Trapezoids”
Like a character in a Christmas television show, 8th-grader Ben Dalian uses his height to help deck the halls at Smith Middle School before the holiday dance. “I’m tall, ya know, I can do that,” he said.
(photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)Continue reading “Scenes From A Holiday Dance”
At first, Fernanda Melgar wasn’t too sure about getting her teeth cleaned, but the Morse Elementary kindergartner happily picked out a toothbrush and sticker afterward. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)Continue reading “When The Dentist Visits You”
Members of the Baker “Bopcats” Jazz Ensemble, clockwise from top: Andrew Pan, Immanuel Cooper, Lanna Lowrie and Ethan Armbruster perform their set during the Baker Middle School Winter Concert on Wednesday night.
(photos by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)
George Mayotte, Jack Davenport and Katherine Stinson finish up their no-sew fleece blanket in Tammy Polena’s fifth-grade class at Schroeder Elementary on Wednesday. (photo by Rodney Curtis/School Life Troy)