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Sidney Elementary holds end-of-year assembly
On Thursday, June 25, Sidney Elementary School students and staff joined parents, grandparents and friends in the high school gymnasium to celebrate student achievement and the end of a successful school year.

Students who received 100 Book Challenge awards and Star of the Month certificates during the school year were asked to stand in place and receive recognition. In addition, many ELA Improvement, ELA Achievement, Math Improvement and Math Achievement awards were earned by the students listed below:

English Language Arts Improvement: Students are selected for this award based on their consistent effort and overall improvement in reading and writing. These students try hard every day to improve their grades and expand their knowledge.

ELA Improvement Awards for UPK were given to Kameron Reigles and Rayla Ross. Kindergarten award winners were: Matthew Foulds, Hannah Giammateo, Evan Kirk, Anielle McEwan-Lomnicki and Lucas Mott. First graders earning the award were: Cooper Harvey, Logan Lafferty, Ethan Lihn and Liam Moore. Second-grade award recipients were: Sarah Crowley, Jacob Lester, Bruce Mistler and Jaden Prentice. Third-grade award winners were: Brook Backus, Colin Brigham, Karter Richter, Davion Rogers and Christopher Stosko. Fourth graders earning the award were: Wesley Alger, Aidan Hawkins-Odell, Emma McKown, Ryan Schalk and Tyler Weeden. Fifth-grade recipients were: Jade Beers, Amiah Campbell, Ashton Hanrahan, Kayla McEwan and Charlie Thiel. Sixth-grade award winners were: Ashley Hunt, Jonathan McNamara, Samantha Ray and Bryden Wood.

English Language Arts Achievement: The English Language Arts Achievement award is awarded to students who have excelled academically in reading and writing and who have made adequate progress with their 100 Book Challenge.

UPK ELA Achievement award winners were: Benjamin Byma and Isabella Phelps. Kindergarten students earning the award were: James Biddy, Trinity Lowe, Nathan Margeson and Nevaeh Sullivan. First-grade award winners were: Abigail Boyce, Avery Lundin, Alexandra Neubert and Braylee Phelps. Second-grade recipients were: Tanner Alger, Camille Bagley, Emily Russo and Isabella West. Students earning the award in third grade were: Molly Barnes, Madison Becker, Allayna Bidwell, Rudy Cordes-Sines and Jessica Dayton. Fourth grade awards were given to: Asma Butt, Liam Gronwall, Steven Loewenstein, Lillian MacRabie and Emma Simmons. Fifth-grade students earning the award were: Lucas Carroll, Bailey Gifford, Hannah Hasselbarth, Christopher Howard and Faith Wheeler. Sixth-grade award recipients were: Sarah Bessett, Kaitlin Bookhout, Kevin McEwan and Christopher Prentice.

Math Improvement: The math improvement award honors the student’s persistence and improvement through hard work and dedication to learning.

Math Improvement Awards for UPK were given to Madalynn Beardslee and Olivia Mech. Kindergarten award winners were: David Crandall, Trystin Steele, Isaac Stilson, Haylie VanValkenburgh and Kaydence Wright. First graders earning the award were: Jackson Langstaff, Brayden Rodriguez, Hannah Tomas and Cadence Wahlberg. Second-grade award recipients were: Hailey Anderson, Caden Higley, Quintin Kendrick and Alyssa Marcellus. Third-grade award winners were: Abbigail Granger, Angelle Irwin, Kayne Rotzler and Pecabo Scott. Fourth graders earning the award were: Alana Brownsell, Cassidy Gascon, Emma McKown and Christopher Moreno. Fifth-grade recipients were: Connor Bacon, Kylee Baldauf, Cecelia Fitzgerald and Collin Naef. Sixth-grade award winners were: Landon Bowie, Olivia DeMott, Parker Hinkley and Desaray Manzer.

Math Achievement: The math achievement award recognizes those students who have excelled in mathematics throughout the course of the school year.

UPK Math Achievement award winners were: Anthony Botte and Bronson Winans. Kindergarten students earning the award were: Gregory Bales, Matthew Greene, Karter Johnson and Kaleb Monroe. First-grade award winners were: Anthony Conroy, Austin Loewenstein, Parker Loewenstein and Levi Wetmore. Second-grade recipients were: Jacob Maniscalco, Joshua McNamara, Jonathon Roy, Carson Strauss and Connor van der Sommen. Students earning the award in third grade were: Madison Becker, Jessica Dayton, Elif Kaptan and Thomas Rude. Fourth-grade awards were given to: Holly Bookhout, Liam Gronwall, Tyler Sellards and Michael Towndrow. Fifth-grade students earning the award were: Marannda Barnes, Bailey Gifford, Kyra Moorhead and Diya Shah. Sixth-grade award recipients were: Kaitlin Bookhout, Marissa Church, Zachary Harrington and Payton Rosen.

Science Excellence: The Excellence in Science award is given to students who have not only performed well academically in science, but have also expressed a great interest in the subject area. These students continually participated in class, completed assignments and were enthusiastic about science.

Second-grade recipients were: Emersen Allen, Ellie Brown, Caden MacPherson and Logan Russo. Students earning the award in third grade were: Abott Bowles, Isabelle Briggs, Kylee Carlson, Brandon Miller and Rachel Wahlberg. Fourth-grade awards were given to: Trevor Baron, Lucas DeMott, David Kane and Julia Robinson. Fifth-grade students earning the award were: Anna Dewey, Bailey Gifford, Owen Hoyt and James Orezzoli. Sixth-grade award recipients were: Brady DeVost, Jolene Galbreth, Kori Scott and Tanya Scott.

Social Studies Excellence: The Excellence in Social Studies Award is given to students who have expressed a passion in social studies. These students have also achieved well academically and shared their interest with teachers and classmates.

Second-grade recipients were: Austin Anderson, Ian Ayala, Evan Kraiza and Maya Paul. Students earning the award in third grade were: Devin Baker, Jacob Byma, Cassandra Cole and Chelsea Jerman. Fourth-grade awards were given to: Connor Allen, Lillian MacRabie, Daniel Morris and Marek Rajner. Fifth-grade students earning the award were: Sierra Conant, Hannah Hasselbarth, Casey Hingos and Christopher Howard. Sixth-grade award recipients were: Carter DuMond, Devon Johnson, Kyle Riesen and Brian Wells.

Kay Boyd Social Studies Award: The Kay Boyd Social Studies Award is given in memory of Miss Kay Boyd, who taught sixth grade social studies for 29 of her 34 years of teaching. This award goes to a sixth-grade student who has exhibited exceptional interest and participation in Social Studies and has worked to his/her potential. The recipients were: Anthony Santana and Daniel Calkins. Both boys received a certificate and 10 dollars from their social studies teacher.

Special Area Awards: At Sidney Elementary School, students have many opportunities to take interesting classes. Our Special Area Awards focus on these new and different learning opportunities.

Imagine Learning Award: is given to students who have excelled with the Imagine Learning program. They have come to Imagine Learning with a good attitude and have tried their hardest. UPK students receiving the award were: Ella Kraiza, Erin Neubert, Isabella Phelps, and Anna Sellen. Kindergarten awards were given to: Jaiylee Adams, Gregory Bales, Samuel Blackman and Shannon Crowley. Students earning the award in first grade were: Abigail Boyce, Emily Hardy, Avery Lundin and Alexandra Neubert. Second-grade award recipients were: Nathan Artis, Jacob Maniscalco, Alyssa Marcellus and Emily Morris. Third-grade awards were given to: Angelina Brown, Jelena Myers, Thomas Rude and Kyle Smith. Students earning the award in fourth grade were: Kathryn Compton, David Kane, Emma Simmons and Mackenzie Terebo.

Computer and Keyboarding Award: The Computer and Keyboarding Award is given to students who excel during computer and keyboarding class. Awards were earned by the following kindergarten students: Elizabeth Goodspeed, Matthew Greene, Victoria Safford and Jaxen Swain. First graders receiving the award were: Abigail Boyce, Lynette Cleveland, Jackson Langstaff and Alexandra Neubert.

Art Award: The Art Award is in recognition of hard work and excellence during art class. Kindergarten recipients were: Elizabeth Goodspeed, Lauren Hoag, Juliet Hilpert and Victoria Safford. First graders earning the award were: Abigail Boyce, Emily Hardy, Alexandra Neubert and Marley Silva. Second-grade award winners were: Camille Bagley, Alyssa Marcellus, Joshua McNamara and Abigail Spindler. Students earning the award in third grade were: Madison Becker, Allayna Bidwell, Chelsea Jerman and Kaydence Lehmann. Fourth-grade awards were given to: Holly Bookhout, Liam Gronwall, Lillian MacRabie and Tyler Sellards. Fifth-grade award recipients were: Maegan Mazzarella, James Orezzoli, Elliana Rodriguez and Faith Wheeler. Sixth-grade students earning the award were: Sarah Bessett, Anthony Morris, Katelyn Stosko and Selena Vance.

Music Award: The Music Award is in recognition of hard work, dedication, preparedness and putting forth their best effort in music class. Kindergarten recipients were: Gregory Bales, Natalie Debiew, Elizabeth Goodspeed and Anielle McEwan-Lomnicki. First-grade award winners were: Avery Backus, Abigail Boyce, Stephanie Dayton, Cooper Harvey and Jesse Newell. Second-grade students earning the award were: Tanner Alger, Camille Bagley, Jonathon Roy, Emily Russo and Isabella West. Third-grade awards were given to: Madison Becker, Jacob Byma, Ava Cirigliano and Rachel Wahlberg. Students in fourth grade receiving the award were: Bryce Chirico, Hannah Gregory, Liam Gronwall and Brock Harvey. Fifth graders earning the award were: Sierra Conant, Christopher Howard, Kyra Moorhead and Elliana Rodriguez. Sixth-grade recipients were: Kaitlin Bookhout, Marissa Church, Zachary Harrington and Payton Rosen.

Band Award: This is awarded to students who have shown continued dedication and effort in band. The recipients of this award are: Liam Gronwall, Daniel Morris, Christopher Prentice, Tanya Scott, Samuel Bagley and Anna Dewey.

We cannot recognize Band excellence without recognizing Samuel Bagley and Anna Dewey for their impressive accomplishments at the New York State School Music Association Performance. Anna Played a Level II solo on flute for an outstanding rating. Samuel played a Level II on baritone for an outstanding rating, and he played a Level I solo on trombone for an outstanding rating. He also performed with a brass quartet (including JP Dewey and Ale Johnson) for an 0utstanding rating.

Chorus Award: This is given to students who consistently put forth their best effort in chorus. The award winners were: Garrett Beckwith, Anna Dewey, Sarah Bessett and Parker Hinkley.

Robotics Award: Sidney Elementary School students have a unique opportunity to participate in a robotics class. This year, second through sixth grade students took this class regularly and learned many new skills. This award is given to students for achieving above and beyond the expectations in Robotics class. Recipients of the Robotics award were: Stephanie Dayton, Riley DeRoche-Chase, Jacob Maniscalco, Emily Morris, Jonathon Roy, Carson Strauss, Devin Baker, Cameron O’Brien, Camry Sheffield, Rachel Wahlberg, Wesley Alger, Trevor Baron, Jose Bivar, Erin Callaghan, Daniel Morris, Jade Beers, Madison Burnett, Hannah Hasselbarth, Casey Hingos, Sarah Bessett, Kaitlin Bookhout, Jonathon McNamara, James Myers and Tanya Scott.

Physical Education Award: This award is given to students who have excelled in PE. These students have continuously participated in class, completed assignments and tests, and have put forth all of their effort in each activity. Kindergarten recipients were: Gregory Bales, Gabriel Cirigliano, Christian Decker and Anielle McEwan-Lomnicki. First-grade winners were: Abigail Boyce, Stephanie Dayton, Aryanna Maniscalco, Alexandra Neubert and Jonah Riker. Second-grade awards were given to: Nathan Artis, Angelina Goble, Hunter Harrington and Jacob Maniscalco. Third graders earning the award were: Abott Bowles, Kayleigh Gonzalez, Cole Goodspeed, Kayne Rotzler and Rachel Wahlberg. Students earning the award in fourth grade were: Jose Bivar, Emma Constable, Liam Gronwall and Lillian MacRabie. Fifth-grade award recipients were: Samuel Bagley, Alec Fogarty, Kayla McEwan and Faith Wheeler. Sixth graders receiving the award were: Sarah Bessett, Kaitlin Bookhout, Zachary Harrington and Christopher Prentice.

Computer Applications Award: This award is given to fifth- and sixth-grade students who have excelled in computer applications class. Students earning this award were: Samuel Bagley, Jade Beers, Sierra Conant, Hunter Langstaff, Sarah Bessett, Kevin McEwan, Christopher Prentice and Olivia Ryder.

Penny Awards: This year, we have worked hard to earn pennies to donate to the Sidney Area Food Bank. Students have earned pennies at home and at school through hard work, good character, and doing kind things!

Many students earned pennies at home, but Zaniel Burrows earned more than 4,600 pennies. Zaniel moved out of our district during the school year, but he continued to earn pennies by helping out at home and doing kind things. Zaniel was present at the assembly to donate 700 more pennies! We also want to recognize Mrs. Langstaff’s first-grade class for being the classroom that earned the most pennies this year! Our grand total of pennies is: 157 dollars.

Congratulations to all students on striving to do their best and earning these awards!

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