CDE recently hosted a family engagement event called “STEAM Night.” STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Activities included building towers, robots and three-dimensional structures. The activities were great for all ages and everyone enjoyed themselves!
A very big “thank you” to the fifth grade team for all their hard work in creating STEAM Night! Check out some photos in the Facebook photo album below.
Students and staff at Cairo-Durham CSD wore red on Friday, February 3 in support of the American Heart Association’s “Wear Red Day.”
Wear Red Day is a national event during which people raise awareness for heart health by wearing red items. Our staff and students also raised funds by selling red bracelets.
The AHA’s Wear Red Day is especially important in the Cairo-Durham community because of sweet Clara Ray, a school employee’s 7-month-old granddaughter who is currently living with a congenital heart condition.
Talk about state testing with Ms. Culihan (CDE principal) and Mr. Mitchell (CDMS principal) while enjoying some coffee! Please join us in the Cairo-Durham Elementary cafeteria on Friday, March 3 from 10-11 a.m. while the principals share information and answer your questions about the Grades 3-8 NYS assessments in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.
Click here to download the flyer.
The College Board named Cairo-Durham Central School District to the AP® District Honor Roll, a distinction shared by 433 school districts across the United States and Canada.
The AP District Honor Roll recognizes school districts in the U.S. and Canada that achieved increases in access to Advanced Placement® (AP) courses for a broader number of students, while simultaneously maintaining or improving the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP exam.
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.
Help ignite the creativity and a student interest in STEM by donating to the Camp Invention registration fees!