ECSD News Releases
NYS Association of School Nurses Announces Kim Holden as 2019 Award of Excellence in School Nursing
During a dinner held on National School Nurses Day on May 8, 2019, Elmira City School District’s Nurse Practitioner, Kim Holden, received the prestigious Award of Excellence in School Nursing for 2019. New York State Association of School Nurses (NYSAN) recognizes school nurses in New York State who excel in their practice of school nursing. Kim Holden’s colleagues have elected her to receive this award.
2019-2020 School Calendar
Announcing the 2019-2020 Elmira City School District School Calendar. See the full story for the full calendar.
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Rachel's Challenge Returns to Elmira | September 11
The Elmira City School District is pleased to announce that on September 11, Rachel’s Challenge is returning to Elmira to address seventh grade students of Broadway Academy as well as the community at-large. Rachel’s Challenge is a national nonprofit dedicated to making schools after, more connected places where bullying and isolation are replaced with kindness and respect; where learning and teaching are awakened to their fullest. Based on the life and writing of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine tragedy of 1999, Rachel’s Challenge provides a continuous improvement process designed to awaken the learner in every child. The objective is to motivate and equip students and staff to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools and communities. The program will be first presented at Broadway Academy on Tuesday, September 11 with a one-hour student presentation and an initial training for the Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club. In the evening at 6:00 p.m., Broadway Academy will be holding a special parent and community presentation to provide an opportunity to experience what students experienced during the day. This program is free and open to the public and is appropriate for ages 12+.
Community Schools in Elmira
The Community Schools initiative is an educational philosophy that is a critical component of the Elmira City School District’s Improvement Plan. Elmira School leadership has identified Community Schools as a way to re-imagine the school system in a way that continues to deliver high quality academic instruction along with social, emotional and physical health support for students. This model addresses the whole-student and recognizes that students and families who face chronic obstacles to learning in the classroom, from hunger to health, can be connected with programming to improve student achievement. A commitment to this transformational approach is evidenced by strong partnerships among principals, parents, teachers, and community-based organizations and reflects the strengths of our regional Elmira community.