In The Community: From classroom to garden; Northville teacher takes learning outside

In The Community: From classroom to garden; Northville teacher takes learning outside

NORTHVILLE -- Research shows that learning outside has numerous benefits for students.  It’s just one of the reasons Northville High School science teacher Jamie Groff Dickinson decided to get about half the students in the small, Fulton County district involved in a project to create various outdoor learning spaces. “We know going outside increases social-emotional learning,” Dickinson said. “Their moods are increased. Their academic performance is increased. There’s so much research that shows outdoor learning is beneficial even for [just] 15 to 20 minutes.” On Wednesday morning juniors, seniors and kindergartners had their opportunity to work on the project. They planted…
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Gloversville boy named ambassador for epilepsy organization

Gloversville boy named ambassador for epilepsy organization

GLOVERSVILLE -- A Fulton County boy and his family will be the ambassadors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York’s annual Walk to End Epilepsy event Sunday. Nine-year-old Lorenzo Boles of Gloversville will lead the walk as the organization's “winning kid” alongside his parents Anne and Justin Boles. Lorenzo was diagnosed with absence seizures when he was 4-years-old. According to his mother, he and his medical team struggled to find medication that worked, all while continuing to maintain his childhood, including going to school, following the diagnosis. One in 26 people are diagnosed with the neurological disorder with two or more recurring seizures during…
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