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Geddes District and Curriculum

Geddes, New York, is part of the Solvay Union Free School District. The district operates one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. Geddes base their curricula for all other classes, including technology, science, social studies, and the arts, on the New York State Learning Standards. Geddes schools base their English Language Arts and Mathematics curriculum on the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards. Students can also take career and technical courses at the local area BOCES center.

We currently cover the following Geddes-area school district: Solvay Union Free School District.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Geddes District Curriculum

The Common Core is a set of standards that requires students to be able to read closely and attentively in a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. The curriculum also encourages students to develop other important literacy skills such as researching, listening, and expressing ones thoughts though written and verbal communication. Another standard used to prepare students pertains to writing. Students will work on all genres of writing, but will pay special attention to expository writing and using this writing in real-life contexts.

The Mathematics standards require student in the early grades to develop an understanding of core mathematics concepts such as operational sense, measurement and data analysis, problem solving, and mathematic reasoning. As students move into higher grades they learn to use their understanding of these concepts to see how math is used in real life, for instance, understand the role of statistics in creating the US Census and understanding how it is used to make political and economic decisions.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Geddes Educational News

  • Solvay Middle School Students of the Month Program - Solvay Middle School has announced its grades 6-8 Students of the Month. This regular honor is meant to instill a sense of educational achievement and give students a goal to shoot for to help them stand-out academically.
  • Solvay Union Free School District Board of Education Meetings - The Solvay Union Free School District Board of Education has announced its next meeting. The meeting will take place in the Solvay High School, and will address any school business that is brought before the board.
  • Solvay High School Clubs and Groups - Students at Solvay High School have many extracurricular groups to join. Some of them are for students who are academically competitive, others are for students who wish to work on community service or awareness projects, and some are to support common interests of the students.

Geddes 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: The Class Size Debate

Over the past few decades more and more people who speak with actual or theoretical knowledge of education environments have come to focus on one issue in particular: class size. Many of these experts would have you believe that class size is the determining factor when it comes to quality and efficacy of education. This argument seems reasonable enough; however, it undermines the effort that teachers put into teaching their classes each and every day. Saying there are too many students in a class does not take into account how teacher handle those students, nor does it address how students deal with each other based on the environment the teacher creates. A class with four students and one bad teacher isn’t an ideal environment for learning. In fact, a class with 35 students and one good teacher is a better environment for learning. The class size argument is a band-aid. It might solve some problems in some instances, but it is not going to fix the large problems that plague our schools.