Parents who are interested in the addition of a full-day section to the existing pre-k program are encouraged to attend a Pre-Kindergarten Information Night on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the CDE large cafeteria.
The school district is looking into adding a full-day section of pre-k to its already successful half-day program. The district hopes to positively affect more future kindergarteners by expanding the pre-k program to include a full-day section in addition to the current half-day sections.
Educators from the Center for Vascular Awareness in Albany visited Biology students at Cairo-Durham High School on April 11 for V-Healthy Day. The day is devoted to teaching students about the importance of maintaining a healthy vascular system. Students learned about the effects of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, smoking and genetics on their vascular health. They used sphygmomanometers to take blood pressure.
Our 6th grade English/Language Arts classes followed the annual Alaskan Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race during their Survival Unit, in which they selected and followed a musher (sled driver) while reading “Guts” and “Woodsong” by Gary Paulsen. The latter is an autobiographical account of Paulsen's 1983 Iditarod run. Throughout the unit, students worked on many group and individual reading and writing activities, comparing Paulsen's journey to their mushers' experiences. Through the wonders of the internet, the students were able to follow the 2017 race and its
We are very interested in the perspective of our district families and believe it is an important part of our planning. Our family/school partnership is central to our students’ successes.
REQUIRED SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGES
April 6, 2017
Dear Cairo-Durham School District Families,
This letter is to remind you that due to the excessive number of snow days used this year, Cairo-Durham Central School District will be in session on April 20-21, 2017. In addition, in order to meet the 180 day "In Session" requirement, April 13th must also be changed to a full day of instruction for K-12.
For the first time in more than 10 years, Cairo-Durham Elementary sent two teams to the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind competition held at Coxsackie-Athens CSD on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The CDE teams were made up of third and fourth grade students who showed a willingness to think outside the box.
Learn about the exciting new middle school honors program at the CDMS Honors Informational Night on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cairo-Durham Middle School auditorium.
We recommend that parents/guardians and students in Grades 4-8 attend, though the event is open to anyone who wants to know more about honors classes at the middle school level.
Please come out and meet administrators, teachers and staff to learn more about the new middle school honors curriculum that CDMS plans to implement in the 2017-2018 school year.