BOCES 2 Preschoolers recognized with Youth Activities Award

By on April 28, 2013

Preschool Teacher Alicia Coleates and Classroom Aide Dianne Wallenhorst (back row, l-r) pose with students in Coleates’ morning preschool class and the Youth Activities Award.The Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Preschool Program received a Youth Activities Award from the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Students in Alicia Coleates and Heather O’Loughlin’s morning and afternoon preschool classes received the award for their support of the military.

Under the direction of Classroom Aide Dianne Wallenhorst, approximately 45 preschool students from age 3 to 5 created and decorated Valentine’s Day cards for military men and women overseas. Wallenhorst is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Greece Post Unit 468 and was notified of the opportunity for the young students to help support the troops.

In February, the preschool students worked with stickers, glitter and paper hearts to send notes of love to those in the military. WEMOCO Career and Technical Education Center students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program also assisted the preschoolers during the project.

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Brockport High School students build solar powered electric car





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