Cheektowaga, New York Tutoring Programs
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Cheektowaga District and Curriculum
The Cheektowaga Central School District provides a comprehensive and diversified learning program that focuses on educating the whole child. Students attending Cheektowaga Central Schools are provided with a wide variety of academic, enrichment and extra-curricular activities. The district’s curriculum is aligned with the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards. These national standards were created to provide a high quality education to students that will prepare them for success in college, career and for life as global citizens.
We currently cover the following Cheektowaga-area school district: Cheektowaga Central School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Cheektowaga District Curriculum
The Kindergarten through Grade 5 math standards help students build a solid foundation in whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals. This foundation helps students successfully apply more demanding math concepts and procedures and move into applications. The standards emphasize procedural skills to ensure students are learning and absorbing the critical information they need to succeed at higher levels in algebra, geometry, probability and statistics.
The New York State English Language Arts Curriculum is made up of three components: Listening and Learning, The Skills Strand and Guided and Accountable Independent Reading. Listening and Learning lessons include teacher read alouds, class discussion, vocabulary work and integrated activities. The Skills Segment teaches reading and writing. Student practice blending sounds (reading) and segmenting (spelling) Handwriting, spelling and writing instruction will also be included during this strand.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Cheektowaga Educational News
- Distinguished Speakers Series - Cheektowaga Central Honor students were excited to attend the Distinguished Speakers series held at University of Buffalo. Cheektowaga students were part of an audience that consisted of over 1,000 high school students from 49 regional high schools. The students had all come to hear a talk given by the well know author Malcolm Gladwell who discussed his latest book, ‘David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Questions’.
- New Leadership - Scott Zipp was named as new principal of the High School, following the retirement of Ms. Susan Cain. Mr. Zipp joined the district in 1998 as a high school biology teacher and coached Central’s award winning varsity football team for 15 years. In 2009, Mr. Zipp became an assistant principal. Mr. Zipp earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Biology from Buffalo State College. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in education and school administration from Canisius College.
- Watershed Exploration Program - English as Second Language students in grades 4 through 12 recently took to the high seas through a program provided by the Buffalo Urban Outdoor Education Great Lakes Watershed Exploration Program. This program was funded through a grant from the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, part of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Students enjoyed sailing aboard the Spirit of Buffalo in October. They helped the captain in untying the sailboat and hoisting one of the sails and observed live animals such as turtles and fish. Students also learned how to chart their location on the water and took and analyzed water samples from Lake Erie.
Cheektowaga Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Team Sports
Team sports have numerous social, emotional and physical benefits for children living in today’s world. First of all they get kids, active, moving, healthy, and help combat obesity. Physical activities also force kids to leave behind their smartphones, tablets, computers, video and computer games, even for a short time and connect, communicate and socialize with other kids and grown-ups. Team Sports help teach youth important life skills such as kindness, responsibility, cooperation, compassion, patience, practice and persistence. Children can be very self-centered. Team Sports help children think of a group as a whole and teaches them to be happy for other player success since it is beneficial to the whole team. Athletic Coaches often become positive role models for kids. One of the most powerful benefits of Team Sports is that it encourages family time. Whether it’s practicing drills, shooting baskets providing team snacks or cheering your child on from the bleachers – team sports provides memorable, fun family time.