James H. Boyd Intermediate
On January 23, 2018, Joseph Rizzuto, John Glenn graduate class of 2011, presented to the student body about his medical mission to Nepal. The Student Council of Boyd contributed to the fund raiser to help him complete his mission. As a result, he was able to provide much needed supplies and health checks for the community of Gorkha, Nepal. It was an eye opening experience for the students to see how people live in another community in another country which was affected by the earthquake in 2015 and still are trying to rebuild. Joseph came back to his own elementary school, James H.Boyd, to share his experience with the students by providing them with a slide show from his solo mission. He is currently attending medical school at the University of Wollongong in Australia.
Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly
Boyd held its annual assembly to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday January 12, 2018. Our Masters of Ceremony Brayden Klement and Ellie Mitola began our assembly by welcoming students, staff and parents. The Video Presentation began with a You Tube Video about the March on Washington with the song “We Shall Overcome”. It was followed by the U2 song and video about Dr. King and a short video of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech. Fifth grade students introduced a biography presentation, Martin Luther King Jr. Poem and excerpts from Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech”. Following the fifth graders appearance, a school Sing-A-Long was performed by a Select 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Chorus. Elwood middle school student, Matthew Charlotin, joined us to give a short speech on how Dr. Martin Luther King has impacted our lives. Dr. Toscano then read her poem about her own dream of equality and kindness to all human beings. What a wonderful way to end such a magnificent tribute assembly. As always, we thank Mrs. Halber-Romano, our vocal music teacher, for her countless hours spent preparing students for this performance. You have outdone yourself again with your dedication to our children.
Winter Daytime Concert
Boyd Students performed for the students and staff on December 5, 2017. Mrs. Gotzen-Berg led the orchestra which performed first, followed by the fifth grade band, led by Mr. Kenyon. Mrs. Romano, our choral director, led the fourth and fifth grade chorus singing many beautiful holiday songs. Everyone loved hearing the music our students performed so beautifully.
Annual Turkey Tag
Mrs. Weiss held the annual Turkey Tag game with physical education classes this week. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Volleyball Team Send Off
Accompanied by a fire truck, the John Glenn Varsity Volleyball team visited Boyd Intermediate School Friday November 17, 2017. The players and coaches walked the halls and were greeted by cheering students, teachers and staff before they left to go upstate for NY State playoff games. Good luck girls! Congratulations! We all wish you well!
For Cranberry Day, the children rotated through 6 stations, where they completed cranberry-based activities. These activities included measuring the distance a cranberry will bounce, estimating the number of cranberries in a container, creating cranberry art, tasting different types of cranberries, simulating a cranberry bog, and others. It was a "cran"tastic day!
Nerdcamp LI comes to Boyd!
On November 4, 2017, Elwood School District hosted Nerdcamp LI. There were over 200 people in attendance with over 40 authors present. The authors hosted discussions along with many other educators. At the end of the day, the authors signed book copies for students who visited. It was a wonderful experience for all who attended and great for Elwood!
On a chilly October morning, Boyd's 5th grade band, led by Mr. Kenyon, led our annual Halloween Parade. The band was followed by our guest, "Mr. Met", who was escorted by our AIS team. They were followed closely by the third, fourth and fifth grades. What wonderful costumes we all viewed. Enjoy the day and have a safe and Happy Halloween!
Third grade classes got together for a “book tasting”. Classes were paired with another class and students shared things they liked about books they read. Each student got a chance to share with others. They were rotated and were able to “taste” many different books. What a great way to learn about books!
Junior Achievement Third Grade
Our third grade classes enjoyed a wonderful and educational day with the Junior Achievement Program. Each class spent the day in the “JA Our City” program learning practical information about businesses and the main occupations found in those businesses within a typical day. The children all participated in 5 different sessions including, but not limited to, Inside Cities, Building a City, Dining Out, Making Headlines and You Can Bank on It. The students had a terrific time acquiring many new skills and concepts. Meet the future city planners and Thank you, Junior Achievement.
Our fourth and fifth grade classes enjoyed a wonderful and educational day with the Junior Achievement Program. Each class spent the day in the “JA Our City” program learning practical information about businesses and the main occupations found in those businesses within a typical day. The children all participated in 5 different sessions including, but not limited to, Inside Cities, Building a City, Dining Out, Making Headlines and You Can Bank on It. The students had a terrific time acquiring many new skills and concepts. Meet the future city planners and Thank you, Junior Achievement.
International Dot Day
Boyd Intermediate School once again celebrated International Dot Day. The school community was encouraged to wear their dots to school. The students experienced a reading of Peter H. Reynold's book, The Dot. This day is for all people to harness their creativity. It also teaches about the love, inspiration and beliefs that all teachers have for their students. The assembly encouraged everyone to trust in their abilities always. Thank you, Dr. Toscano for this inspirational assembly and for leading us in the “Dot Song”. Happy Dot Day to all.
We now have a subscription to the Encyclopedia Britannica Digital edition
Thanks Mrs. Kossowsky, our Librarian/Media Specialist for this!
The World Almanac for Kids
Good News! We now have a subscription to The World Almanac for Kids Online.
Many thanks to Mrs. Kossowsky, our wonderful librarian for arranging this!