James H. Boyd Intermediate
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!