Category Archives: School Zone

Column: Looking forward to Dec. 6

Until this fall, Rye High school students would be surprised when working in one of the old science labs. If the experiment called for water, the student would turn on one faucet at the lab table, only to have the water spurt out of the other faucet. While that may well have been good for […]

Column: Mapping out effective instruction

The following was authored by guest columnist Dr. Betty Ann Wykes, Rye City School District’s assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment.  While students consider school closed for summer, teachers and administrators are busy engaging in various initiatives as they prepare for another successful year. Educating children is a year-round mission; July and August are […]

Column: Ending the school year on the best of notes

Spring is a season filled with celebrations of accomplishment in the Rye City School District, and there is so much to celebrate, including the varsity baseball team’s historic sectional victory last week. The last time the Garnets reached the sectionals was in 1984, when many of the current player’s parents were in college or even […]

Column: Tax levy cap: A cap on education?

As I reflect on the years I have volunteered for the Rye City School District, the last few years in public education have changed dramatically. Local school districts are required to comply with so many more state mandates while the state pushes costs down to the local level, which affects the public financing of schools […]