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School year sparks great memories for students (from our print edition)

School year sparks great memories for students (from our print edition)

By Emily Rackley, News Editor

COLONIAL — The school year sparked some amazing memories among students of this elementary school. Colonial is a great place to be, and now that the school year is coming to an end, children start to look back on their favorite parts of the year. The...

June 20, 2017No Comments

New ways to make friends at Colonial (from our print edition)

New ways to make friends at Colonial (from our print edition)

By Gabby Ahitow and Madeline Smith

The Kindergarten-fifth grade buddy system has been a part of Colonial life for more than twenty years. But this year, a new peer buddy program was introduced to the school, as was Friendly First Fridays. Both were designed to give all the grades...

June 20, 2017No Comments

  • Colonial says farewell to beloved Mr. Benkwitt (from our print edition) June 19, 2017
  • Mrs. Wilson sees the whole Google campus in action (from our print edition) June 19, 2017
  • The stories of immigrants at Ellis Island inspire fourth graders June 16, 2017

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Our beloved custodian

Not only does he work all day, but the students love him, and he loves the students. He does so much to keep Colonial School on...

June 20, 2017No Comments

Right authors for older kids

Older students yawn and play with the things around them. They're not having fun like the Kindergartners. For the fourth and fifth...

June 20, 2017No Comments

Give Us Invention Convention

From the first day of school, many fifth graders were thinking of possible ideas for the big fifth grade project, the Invention...

June 20, 2017No Comments

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Literary Magazine’s new contest is superheroes for seasons; here are winter semi-finalists

Literary Magazine’s new contest is superheroes for seasons; here are winter semi-finalists

By Gabby Ahitow, Literary Magazine Editor

The Literary Magazine's editors have started a  new challenge for you to enjoy. Grades 1 through 5 will participate in a challenge to create a superhero...

March 8, 2017No Comments

The Great Turkey Search

By Carter O'Neil

A turkey named Jack was walking in the forest. He saw a snake in the bushes. Jack was scared. There was a hunter. Jack ran away and found a river. Jack...

January 23, 2017No Comments

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Pelham Cub Scout Pack 1’s Rain Gutter Regatta is down to last breath

Pelham Cub Scout Pack 1’s Rain Gutter Regatta is down to last breath

By Matt Michailoff, Sports Editor

PROSPECT HILL — Sure, there are camping trips and meetings, but none of those are as exciting as the Cub Scouts' Rain Gutter Regatta. More than 40 kids...

April 23, 2017

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Fifth graders take off on space mission (from our print edition)

Fifth graders take off on space mission (from our print edition)

By Natalia Christian, Student Life Editor

SUFFERN, N.Y. — Fifth grade students went to the exciting and educational Challenger Learning Center here. Every student had an extremely fun experience. All the students applied for a job on a space...

June 19, 2017No Comments

Next stop: the red carpet (from our print edition)

Next stop: the red carpet (from our print edition)

By Gabby Ahitow and Matt Michailoff

PELHAM — The fifth graders walked to the Pelham Picture House every week for several weeks to create their fifth grade graduation documentary. The tradition of making a fifth grade documentary started...

June 19, 2017No Comments

  • At Colonial’s Heritage Day, kids learn about the places fellow students come from May 8, 2017
  • Fourth graders excited about upcoming field trip to play at Carnegie Hall May 1, 2017

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The Lion King Jr. roars onto stage in SOOP Theater production

The Lion King Jr. roars onto stage in SOOP Theater production

By Lark Martin, Staff Reporter

PELHAM — "The Lion King Jr.," based on the Disney film "The Lion King," was presented March 10-12 by the SOOP Theater Co. with a number of Colonials students in the two casts. The musical tells the...

March 12, 20171 Comment

‘Peter Pan Jr.’ flies into Pelham Children’s Theater; auditions held Jan. 25-26

‘Peter Pan Jr.’ flies into Pelham Children’s Theater; auditions held Jan. 25-26

By Matt Michailoff, Sports Editor

PELHAM — "Peter Pan Jr." will be this year's production for Pelham Children's Theater, following on last year's successful "Wizard of Oz." Tryouts were on Jan. 25 for fifth graders and Jan. 26 for...

January 30, 2017No Comments

  • ‘Rouge One’ is Star Wars movie about girl who grows to be hero of rebellion January 30, 2017
  • Hamilton: an American Musical May 26, 2016
  • Alice Through The Looking Glass May 25, 2016

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NASA reports 2016 warmest year ever, January warmest January in history

NASA reports 2016 warmest year ever, January warmest January in history

By Plum Durham, Staff Reporter

PLANET EARTH — Have you noticed that it is getting warmer than it was in past years? If so, you are right. NASA had reported that 2015 was the warmest year on record, then...

March 3, 2017

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The Pel Mel, high school’s paper, full of interesting stories, headlines—and reporters and editors

The Pel Mel, high school’s paper, full of interesting stories, headlines—and reporters and editors

By Emily Rackley, Julia Kindig, Natalia Christian, Laura Shelton, Lian Spencer, Gabby Ahitow, Jaylin Santiago, and Matthew Michailoff

PMHS NEWSROOM — The Pel Mel, the high school student newspaper, has lots of interesting art, stories, headlines, reporters and edit...

April 28, 20173 Comments

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