American Pharoah: The first Triple Crown winner in last 37 years

By Ella Miller, A&E Editor

June 16, 2015

Every year, three different big horse races take place. The first one is the Kentucky Derby, the second is the Preakness, and the third is the Belmont Stakes. If a horse wins all three races, then he or she is the new Triple...

Print edition: Student government brings change

June 10, 2015

COLONIAL LIBRARY -- This year in Student Government "we accomplished more than I could imagine," said Ms. Kim Norman, the Student Government advisor. "The 2015 Colonial School Government had to be one of the best," she...

Print edition: State tests are controversial

By Tisya Sharma and Kate Girolamo

June 10, 2015

COLONIAL SCHOOL – The New York State standardized tests ended in April. That was a vast relief to many students and teachers. But are the tests too harsh and difficult on children? This year was exceptional as thousands...

Print edition: 5th grade goes on out-of-this-world trip

By Charlotte Nanda, Student Life Editor

June 10, 2015

RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Colonial's fifth grade classes traveled to the Challenger Learning Center on May 4. The Challenger Center uses kids' enthusiasm about space to get them to solve problems in creative ways, build teamwork and communication,...

Print edition: N.Y. Aquarium’s new exhibit takes big shark bite

By Sarah Tapogna, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2015

BROOKLYN -- The Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium is creating a brand new exhibit called Ocean Wonders SHARK. This exhibit will come out in spring of 2017. Why sharks? Sharks are in trouble. Millions of sharks...

Print edition: Learning Constitution works

By Kathryn Alexander, World Editor

June 10, 2015

FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOMS -- What do kids love the best? Arguing. That's probably why most of the kids in fifth grade are really excited by Constitution Works. It's a hands-on experience that teaches students about the U.S. Constitution...

Print edition: Fourth graders excited about being biggest kids in school

By Caroline Michailoff and Sofia Carmona

June 10, 2015

COLONIAL SCHOOL — Fourth graders are preparing to become the biggest kids at the school. They are excited for lots of reasons, but are sad that fifth grade will be their last year here. Some of them will miss being the...

Print edition: New pet fish Riptide swims into Colonial School

By Emma Van Praagh, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2015

COLONIAL SCHOOL -- New pet fish Riptide has joined the Colonial School community. First, students voted on names and gave input on which names to choose and that they liked the most. Once the school had decided on a name,...

Print edition: Fifth graders look back on great years in elementary school

By Cate McLean and Thomas Shelton

June 10, 2015

COLONIAL SCHOOL – Students in the class of 2015 have lots of awesome memories. Their memories range from the Ellis Island trip that they took in fourth grade to the welcome back picnic that happens annually. Some students...