Featured image of article: 3rd Grade Hawk Watch

Third graders had a successful trip on their hawk migration hike at Crotched Mountain.  We met naturalist Susie Spikol of the Harris Center for Conservation Education.  We collected data, used scientific tools including binoculars, and discussed thermals used by the hawks to help them fly long distances with minimal energy.  Did you know that hawks can fly for many miles without flapping their wings?

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Featured image of article: Title 1 Raffle Winner

Title 1 held a raffle during Pierce School Open House on September 19th.  Parents who signed up for a Literacy Games Workshop to be held in October were entered into the raffle for a basket of exciting games and homework aids. In the drawing, first grade student Ryan Harrington’s ticket was chosen making him the winner of the Title 1 Raffle basket! 

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Featured image of article: Dodge Library Kicks Off Summer Program

Each year about this time, Leslie MacGregor, librarian for the town of Bennington, launches the summer reading program at the Dodge Library with a visit of introduction at Pierce School. “Libraries Rock”, the 5 week reading program beginning on July 5th through August 3rd features a musical tour through summer reading.  There will be stories,

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Featured image of article: All School Field Trip to the Montshire

Pierce School students, staff, and parents spent a day of exploaration and fun at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT. The Montshire Museum offers a hands-on experience featuring both indoor and outdoor activities. The topics touched upon at the Museum’s many exhibits relate to natural and physical science, ecology, and technology. Pierce students had the opportunity to interact with the exhibits and to exlore the water features and nature trails.

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Featured image of article: It’s Not Easy Being Green

The First Graders are so excited to be involved in the Cornucopia School Garden Program. For seven weeks we have the opportunity to have a hands on garden curriculum designed to excite and inspire a generation of enthusiastic young gardeners. Each week on Thursdays at Pierce School, Cornucopia Project educator Lauren Judd, and Master Gardener Volunteer Peggy Saunders,

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Featured image of article: Salamanders Wake UP

Over vacation, a few families joined Ms. Sutton to discover the phenomena of an amphibian migration.  In class, the 3rd graders studied life cycles and adaptations of frogs and salamanders. On the first warm, rainy nights in April when the temperature reaches 42 degrees or higher, amphibians begin to move toward the exact vernal pool where they were born to lay their eggs.

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Featured image of article: Spirit Week and Earth Day

By  ~ Luke Schoel ~ Second Grader

Here at Pierce School, we celebrate kindness by Spirit Week. Spirit Week is a group of five days of fun and community building. This year we had Crazy Hair Day, Sports Day, Splash of Kindness Day (each class wore their own color: Kindergarten-yellow, First Grade- blue,

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Featured image of article: PTO Owl Prowl

On March 9, the PTO sponsored an Owl Prowl at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock.  Susie Spikol-Faber led an interactive discussion about owls that included a special kid friendly drawing of owl adaptations.  Students viewed various owl mounts including the large Great Horned Owl and small Saw-Whet.  The excitement continued when we went outside to practice calling the Barred Owl.  

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