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Chatterton Moves Up

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Congratulations to this year’s sixth grade class at Chatterton School. Best of luck in middle school!

TED Talks at Chatterton

TED Talks at Chatterton
TED Talks at Chatterton
TED Talks at Chatterton
At Chatterton School, 15 sixth-graders participated in the school’s TED-Ed Club, launched this year. Modeled after the popular TED Talks series of online discussions of ideas, the group met every day fifth day of the school cycle during lunch/recess time during the 2018-19 school year.  

Under the direction of teacher/club adviser Andrea McCabe, the Chatterton TED-Ed club provided a unique opportunity for students to choose a topic they are passionate about and create a TED Talk to present to the group.  The club promotes research skills while allowing students to express themselves and practice essential presentation skills. 

During the club cycle, each member engaged in a series of explorations designed to help them present their TED-Talk.  Along the way, club members will become experts in:
Identifying the elements of a great idea
Researching, developing, and presenting an idea
Creating visuals to tell a compelling story
Using best practices for camera, lighting, and sound

Each member of the Chatterton TED-Ed Club filmed a TED Talk for possible posting on TED-Ed social media outlets, ed.ted.com, and the TED-Ed Club YouTube channel. They joined a network of thousands of TED-Ed students around the world, all working to spark and celebrate the ideas of one another. 

Chatterton students Keira Sheridan and Kyle Park recently gave their respective TEDTalks at the June Board of Education meeting before Board members, administrators, teachers, parents and fellow students. Keira spoke about learning new things and stepping out of one’s comfort zone while Kyle spoke on the topic of why we forget things. 

Chatterton’s TED-Ed Club will be expanded to the fifth-grade next year while Birch and Levy Lakeside schools will each launch a TED-Ed Club of their own.





Honoring Exemplary Citizenship

Honoring Exemplary Citizenship photo
At their June meeting, the Merrick Board of Education honored one student from each of the district’s three elementary schools with the Board of Education Citizenship Award.

With input from the principal, faculty and staff of each school, this award recognizes students who demonstrate exemplary leadership characteristics, good judgement and an overall appreciation and respect for others, as well as themselves.

The Merrick Board and administration congratulate Elena Hyzak (Birch School), Leah Pollack (Levy Lakeside School) and Katherine Salvatore (Chatterton School), each of whom embody pride in school, self and community.  Pictured are Board of Education members congratulating Leah and Katherine. Missing from the photo is Elena.



Merrick Students Know Their Scrabble

Merrick Students Know Their Scrabble photo
Students from Birch, Chatterton, and Lakeside schools recently participated in the annual Kiwanis Club Scrabble Tournament, which brings students from across the Merrick School District together to engage in friendly competition.  Fifth and sixth grade teams played several rounds of Scrabble throughout the daylong tournament held at the Merrick Public Library.  The Merrick Kiwanis Club generously hosts this event, treating participants to snacks, lunch, certificates, t-shirts, and trophies!   

Chatterton STEAM Day

Chatterton STEAM Day photo

Scenes from Chatterton Schools recent STEAM Day.