Are Colonial students still fans of Harry Potter books? (year-end print edition)

By Honor Durham and Michael Micciche

July 26, 2014

Filed under A&E

COLONIAL — The Harry Potter book series has been published for 17 years, but it's still popular around the world. We were curious to see if the series was being read in Colonial by many kids. To find out the answer, we interviewed...

Fifth graders cook up great cultural food (year-end print edition)

By Jack Murphy and Marco Gracie

July 26, 2014

Filed under Student Life

5TH GRADE CLASSROOMS -- The fifth graders received a social studies project to make a dish that was culturally related to their family. The dish for the Top Chef project needed to have at least four ingredients, and none of...

Colonial big winner in year’s 24 math game tournament (year-end print edition)

By Tisya Sharma, Staff Reporter

July 26, 2014

Filed under News

COLONIAL SCHOOL -- Whenever you think about 24 game math tournaments, Colonial School is a winner. Colonial has won the 24 game district tournament for the last four consecutive years. Mr. Ronald Martucci, a fourth grade...

Instagram social app popular among upper grades (year-end print edition)

By Christian Shiels and Thomas Shelton

July 26, 2014

Filed under A&E, News

COLONIAL SCHOOL -- Do you have friends who are far away and you can't keep in touch with them? If so, then you might want to consider using Instagram. Instagram is a smartphone social app that lets you keep your friends updated...

Australia’s wildlife, Kangaroo Island and zoos are great for families on vacation

By Ella Miller, Staff Reporter

July 23, 2014

Filed under From Our Own Summer Correspondents

SYDNEY — Are you a traveler? Do you love adventure? Well, then the perfect vacation for you would be Australia. Recently, I traveled with my family to this world of adventure. Sydney is one of the places I visited. Sydney...

Scuba diving and snorkeling are activities to amaze during Hawaii visit

By Ella Miller, Staff Reporter

July 23, 2014

Filed under From Our Own Summer Correspondents

MAUI, HAWAII — When I went to Hawaii, I had a big experience that I will never forget. I did so many activities from relaxing in the pool to zip lining over a rainforest. But two activities really impressed me—snorkeling...

Fifth grade moved up June 25 with dinner at Split Rock afterwards (year-end print edition)

By Miranda Barrett and Natalia Cherner

July 21, 2014

Filed under Student Life

PMS — On June 25, the fifth grade will move up to the exciting Pelham Middle School. Sixth grade will begin in September. There will be a moving-up ceremony, and then after that, there will be a dinner held at the Split Rock...

Were the state math and ELA tests fair this year? (year-end print edition)

By Cate McLean and Kate Girolamo

July 21, 2014

Filed under News

COLONIAL SCHOOL --  Students believe the New York State tests in English language arts and math this year were on their level. A lot of students thought that their teachers prepared them well enough, although there were a few...