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Recent Announcements

  • Healthy Heart Living
    Students will be going on a field trip to Bassett Hospital on Friday, April 7. Students will learn about living a healthy lifestyle and ways to prevent heart disease. A heart healthy lunch will be provided.
    Posted Mar 30, 2017, 5:44 AM by Celia VanDerwerker
  • Traveling Nurse Visits Canjo's 7th Grade
        Today our 7th graders were treated to a presentation led by a veteran nurse. Anita is a nurse and has experience traveling to various locations and hospitals around the country, Mexico, and Africa. She graciously traveled to Canajoharie from Saratoga to share her experience as a nurse in Zambia, Africa with our students. She was involved with the organization, Nurses for Africa, and together, they helped to provide medical services for 600 people in two weeks. 
        Anita incorporated our novel, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park into the presentation with many of the recurring topics and ideas. Our students learned about the daily lives and poverty, the culture of sharing, common medical diseases and viruses, and common games the students would play. As a "treat", Anita provided our students with a taste of nshima, a common staple in Zambia made of boiled millet. Nshima was a dish provided to the orphan children every day; often this was there only meal. 
        This was a great presentation for our students and one that I hope lingers with them in the years to come.  
    Posted Oct 13, 2016, 12:19 PM by Celia VanDerwerker
  • Book 2: Among the Imposter
    Look what I found! Among the Imposter is online. You can read it here! 
    Posted Dec 22, 2015, 11:38 AM by Celia VanDerwerker
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