Friday the 13th was a fun day at Lawrence Avenue Elementary School in Potsdam. Teachers and staff switched roles for part of the day to see a different perspective when working with the students. A fourth grade teacher filled in for the office secretary, the principal spent time in a Kindergarten class room, a counselor was the custodian while the custodian become a Pre-K aide or a few hours and many other staff members gladly took on a new role at the school. This activity was to emphasize this week’s Positivity Project theme, perspective, and how that relates to what other people do in school. Pictured above are students identified as Timmy, Sadie and Parker with second grade teacher Jen Saber, who dressed as the laminating queen for the day.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
More Democrats are registered to vote in St. Lawrence County than any other party, but Republicans have better turnout at the polls in recent years, according to information provided by St. Lawrence County Board of Elections. In St. Lawrence County there are 58,133 registered voters. The majority are women with 30,187. There are 27,946 men registered to vote in the county. Of those voters 21,616 are registered as Democrats and 19,960 are members of the Republican Party.
Do you plan to vote in the general election on Nov. 7?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Canton Central School has filed a formal protest against Potsdam Central claiming that having multiple boys on the girls swim team is having an adverse effect upon the female swimmers. Having boys on the swim team has raised concerns in the community about unfair competition. PCS is in preliminary discussions with other schools to form an athletic merger so that boys who are interested will have a boys' swim team to participate on.
Do you feel like boys should be able to compete with girls in high school sports when no other options are available?
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Olivia Page, 2, has been helping to grow a mammoth pumpkin for the last several months in her backyard in Louisville. The photo was taken by her mother Jennifer Page after carving out one of them.View enlarged photo.
Girl Scouts from the Nikentsiaki Service Unit recently worked with Nature Up North to map and collect data from ash trees in Canton as part of a citizen science project monitoring the emerald ash borer. Above are Girl Scout Cadettes and Ambassadors from the Canton and Hermon-DeKalb school districts along with Emlyn Crocker, Project Manager of Nature Up North. They are Emlyn Crocker, Jackie teRiele, Natalie Appel, Cassie Marcellus, Isabelle Gustafson, Margaret Doty, Riley O’Shea, Chloe O’Shea, Shileah Fletcher, Grace Magurk, Paige Blackmer, Maya Thomas, Ryleigh Ferguson and Vanessa Mousaw.View enlarged photo.
Students in Kim Trombly’s fifth grade science classes at Norwood-Norfolk Central School work on creating digital animations of the food chain. They are learning about the impact bees have on the ecosystem and what would happen if bees did not exist. Above are Madison Ashley, Brielle Smith, Kaiden LeRoux, Peyton Sullivan and Kayla Chase.View enlarged photo.
Natalie Aldrich of Canton recorded this image of a Jack-in-the-pulpit along the Remington Trail as evidence of the onset of autumn.
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