Preparations are being made for the graduation this Saturday, June 24th of more than 320 seniors in Rome Free Academy’s class of 2017, including a live streaming of the RFA Stadium ceremony to the Internet. The graduation procession will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at RFA Stadium, where an estimated crowd of more than 2,000 family members and friends is expected.
The Rome City School District held its first annual Graduation Walk through all the hallways of its elementary schools on Monday, June 19th. The seniors even had time to visit the Early Childhood program!
Fourth graders at Gansevoort Elementary recently had a cool assignment from their teachers, Suzanne Varano, Cheryl Corr and Michael Scerra. They had to write a persuasive essay—a unit in their writing curriculum— in an effort to persuade the owners of Dippin Donuts in Rome, John and Helen Zourdos to make their donut flavor!
The bracelets were made to raise money for the Clean Water Project to build a well in the Dominican Republic! Gansevoort 4th graders raised $2,700 so far.