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Staff vs Students in The Annual Mega Bowl!

The Mead School "Mega Bowl" took place this morning and the community witnessed Staff face-off against Students in a fast-paced and competitive game of basketball!  The teachers prevailed with a score of 50-38.

The event began with special introductions of the teams and our special guest player, Captain Sue!

During the half time show, we were entertained by the Mead School Spirit Club and their rousing cheer! There was also the Hot Shot halftime contest!

A special thanks to Coach Frank Pollifrone who orchestrated this yearly community event!

Grades 4 & 5 On The Farm




The 4th & 5th Grades students, along with three faculty members, spent 3 days on Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie, NY. The trip was full of fun with a healthy dose of physically challenging work for the students.

The days began at 6:00AM with a quick snack before chores. Each morning the children milked cows, fed goats and chickens and tended to other chores that need to be done on a working farm. Students helped to make their breakfast and, after clean-up, there were two hours of activities which included a rotation through a garden lesson, a chicken and eggs lesson, understanding of life on a farm / life-cycle lesson, local ecology, bread baking, and cheesemaking. Evening chores preceded dinner followed by some fun activities, including a campfire. At 9:00PM it was "lights out" for the tired but happy group.