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What Is the Gap Elimination Adjustment?

Question about the Gap Elimination Adjustment? Watch this 3-minute video that explains the GEA school aid cuts in simple terms. Over the past three years, New York State has used the GEA to cut $4.5 million from our district’s school aid

Elementary Students Send Valentine’s Day Gifts to Troops

Troops serving overseas received letters and handmade teddy bears for Valentine’s Day from Tamarac Elementary students. As part of a service learning project, students in Sanada Bailey’s and Ira Share’s classrooms sewed teddy bears, with the help of volunteer Ginny Hanby. Students alsowrote letters and enclosed stars from retired flags to thank those who serve… Read more »

Student creating African art

Students Create Symbols Based on African Art

Sixth grade students learned about cloth symbols developed by the Ashanti people of Ghana in art class this year, developing their own symbols that represented themselves. Visiting artist Ellen Crane, through an Arts in Education grant, helped students transfer their Adinkra designs to a block, carve them and print with the blocks. Students also wrote… Read more »

January Students of the month

Congratulations to Middle School Students of the Month

Congratulations to students Zachary Baldwin, Laura Bornt, Korey Brock, Christopher Caiazza, Jesse LeVan and Julia Milos who were recognized as Students of the Month on Feb. 1. The awards, which were read over the morning announcements, are part of the Middle School’s Character Education program to recognize students in front of their peers. “Trustworthiness was… Read more »

Student trip to DC

Tamarac High School Students Tour Nation’s Capital

They had to wait four years but 14 National Honor Society students will finally get their chance to visit the U.S. Capitol and other Washington, D.C. sites this weekend. Social Studies teacher Jordan Carroll explained students were supposed to visit Washington, D.C. in 8th grade but a snow storm canceled the trip. With the bus… Read more »

Tamarac Alumnus Creates Documentary While Studying Abroad in South Africa

Tamarac alumnus Winslow Murdoch ’09 recently created a documentary during his senior year at Connecticut College. While studying abroad in South Africa, he created “Ukudlala”, a documentary about young men who participate in Oasis, an organization that partners with South African Homeless Street Soccer to use the sport as an education tool for underprivileged children… Read more »