James H. Boyd Intermediate
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 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!