Brayton Elementary School students and faculty honored veterans past and present during their Memorial Day ceremony.
After fourth-graders led the Pledge of Allegiance, the national anthem and went through the history of Memorial Day on Friday morning, speakers were invited to the stage to explain what Memorial Day means to them.
James Holmes, who teaches the class, said the program hits on the myriad skills students need to navigate through the world however last week's class was focused on providing students with the skills needed to make responsible decisions.
The city's Christmas tree has a unique decoration this year: a 220-foot paper chain.
This distinctive creation was made by Brayton Elementary sixth- and seventh-graders who presented the chain to Mayor Richard Alcombright on Wednesday, just in time for the tree's lighting that evening.
The school district is expanding yet again an after-school program that's credited with improving academic scores and social growth.
Beginning this fall, Brayton Elementary School will offer a supper program for any city students under the age of 18, Monday through Friday.
If there was a simple message for the youngsters at Brayton Elementary School on Friday, it was this: Remembrance isn't just for Memorial Day.
Marie McCarron's fourth-grade class this year took up the mantle from the former Sullivan School, which held a pre-Memorial Day celebration every year organized by Anna Saldo-Burke and her third-grade class.
The entire school, veterans organizations, local officials and the Richard A. Ruether Post 152 American Legion color guard filled the auditoriu
State Sen. Benjamin Downing celebrated a belated Read Across America Day at Brayton Elementary School on Friday and answered students' questions.
Although Read Across America day was in March, Downing did not want to pass up a chance to read to Marie McCarron's and Karen Cellana's fourth grade classes.
Brayton Elementary students learned how to give back to the community and donated handmade blankets and food to the Louison House.
Students from Marie McCarron’s leadership afterschool program “Giving Back” decided they wanted to do something nice for the residents at the Louison House, the non-profit family support center.
The theme of "Yertle the Turtle," a bossypants king who tramples other turtles, wasn't lost on second-graders at Brayton Elementary School.
"He's a bully!" more than a few shouted when Mayor Richard Alcombright asked the children to describe the turtle who wanted to be higher than the moon.