As part of the Jazz History unit in music class, a professional jazz trio from New York City treated 5th grade students to a live performance at CDE. Through collaboration with the Catskill Jazz Factory, Mr. McCabe’s students were able to learn about jazz first-hand. Six Strings, Six Stories taught 5th graders about the history of jazz guitar by spotlighting several major figures of jazz guitar, such as Eddie Lang, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Toninho Horta, and The Modern Big Three (Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, and John Scofield).
A district spelling bee for Grades 4-8 was held on January 19 in order to determine who would go on to represent Cairo-Durham CSD in the Greater Capital Region Spelling Bee. Alexis Baitsholts (Grade 7) was declared the district representative after correctly spelling the word "miraculous." The runner-up was Aniston Keff (Grade 8). Alexis will be the Cairo-Durham district representative in the Greater Capital Region Spelling Bee, which will take place in February at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady.
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Students at Cairo-Durham Elementary School have been practicing their reading skills with Bandit the Therapy Dog, a three-year-old Australian Cattle Dog. The registered therapy dog and his owner, Elizabeth MacFarland from Cornwallville, visit CDE about once a week. Students read to Bandit in order to strengthen their skills and confidence in reading aloud.
Bandit and Ms. MacFarland started visiting CDE in December, and students hope their visits continue throughout the rest of the school year.
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United Way of the Greater Capital Region announces free tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). The available options are income-based.
Cairo-Durham CSD is in the first stages of developing the proposed budget for the 2017/2018 school year. Your input can help shape next year's spending plan! Let us know your ideas, suggestions, questions and/or concerns using the Google Form below:
The New York State Education Department’s Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in the Cairo-Durham Central School District during the 2016-2017 school year. The purpose of this review is to assess the district’s compliance with selected federal and state laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.