James H. Boyd Intermediate
As Boyd's teachers and staff gathered in the bus circle, the students boarded the buses for the final goodbye of the 2017-2018 school year. Buses beeped their horns while staff waved goodbye to students who also waved from the buses on the last day of school. Have a safe and happy summer. See you all in September!
On Tuesday June 19, 2018 the senior class did the “Senior Walk” at Boyd. Three buses pulled up to Boyd and seniors dressed in caps and gowns walked through the halls of Boyd cheered on by students and staff. Congratulations to the Graduates!
Flag Day Ceremony
Boyd Intermediate School held its annual Flag Day Ceremony on Thursday June 14, 2018. The ceremony began with Boyd Scouts and Girl Scouts presenting our flag which was followed by the 5th grade band, led by Mr. Kenyon, playing “The Star Spangled Banner”. Student Council President and Vice President were our Masters of Ceremonies and led our program for the day. Students in Mrs. Reilly’s class recited “Old Glory”, a poem they wrote, and Girl Scouts in Troop 2968 recited a Flag Day Poem while Girl Scout Troop 681 completed the Flag folding ceremony. The folded flag was presented to Vietnam Veteran James Early whose twin grandsons attend Boyd school. Select Chorus members in grades 3, 4 and 5 assembled, singing patriotic songs, as the audience joined in singing: “America the Beautiful”, “Fifty Nifty”, and “My Country, My Flag”. They were led by Mrs. Romano and Mrs. Scotto. The String Trio which accompanied the chorus was led by Mrs. Gotzen-Berg. The fifth grade band ended the tribute with “You’re a Grand Old Flag” led by Mr. Kenyon, who will be retiring next week. He will be missed! Dr. Toscano wrapped up with closing thoughts about honoring the flag. Happy Flag Day!
Field Day 2018
After so much bad weather, the weather for Boyd's Field Day is great! Each grade enjoyed all the activities run by Mrs. Weiss and Mr. Schiraldi, our wonderful physical education teachers. Each class participates in Lacrosse Relay, Ball Partner Relay, Water Partner Relay,Chicken Paramedics and of course, Tug of War! Enjoy the photos!
5th Grade Trip
As the buses pull up to Boyd, the fifth graders, teachers and parents get ready for the 5th grade trip to New York City to take a boat ride around New York harbor. Looks like a beautiful day for a boat ride!
The students in Mr. Tellekamp's class invited their parents to a "Poetry Cafe". Throughout the year, the students used their creativity and writing skills to compose and publish a Poetry Book. The students were excited to recite three of their favorite poems for the parents. What a wonderful memory and what a fantastic speaking and listening experience for all!
Fairy Tale Presentation
On May 21st, Mrs. Vetter's class from James H. Boyd, performed Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Chicken Little, and The Little Yellow Chicken for their parents and teachers. They concluded their presentation with a class song enjoyed by all. The class presentation was the culminating activity for the Fairy Tale Unit of study.
Royal Wedding Celebration
Mrs. Held's third grade class celebrated the recent royal wedding with their own reception. Students learned about the wedding and designed invitations with the actual wedding information. The students also studied maps and wrote out the directions for the carriage to escort the Duke and Duchess from their ceremony to the reception. The students helped to arrange a seating arrangement for the Queen. The students decorated fancy crowns to wear to the reception. Finally, the children dined on fruit and cheese and sipped drinks from tea cups. It was a celebration fit for a King!
Spring Orchestra and Chorus Concert
Boyd students and staff enjoyed hearing the orchestra and chorus perform for the school on Tuesday May 8, 2018. Second graders from Harley Avenue were visiting for the concert also. Our Student Council co-presidents Ellie Mitola and Brayden Klement were out Masters of Ceremony and introduced the performing groups. The third grade string students, led by Mrs. Gellert performed first and were followed by Mrs. Gellert’s fourth grade orchestra. Mrs. Gotzen-Berg directed the fifth grade orchestra playing four very challenging pieces. The orchestra students did a wonderful job! Finally, the fourth and fifth grade chorus performed, singing four wonderful songs. They were led by our wonderful vocal music teacher, Mrs. Romano. Everyone enjoyed the amazing performance!
Fairy Tale Ball
Third-graders at Boyd participated in the second annual Stem Fairytale Ball. At the ball, students completed two stem activities based upon fairytales studied in class. At one station, the children had to build a house for the Three Little Pigs that was at least 6 centimeters high, could hold 20 grams, and could withstand the blowing of the wolf. The house could only be made of toothpicks without glue or tape. At the second station, the children had to build a raft for the three Billy Goats Gruff that could hold the Billy goats and 10 grams for at least 10 seconds. Finally the children enjoyed our green screen photo booth. A magical time was had by all.
Dancing With the Teachers
On April 19. 2018 many Boyd Teachers participated in the Dancing with the Teachers competition at John Glenn High School. Boyd teachers were the "fan favorite" of the night.
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