Assemblyman Hawley helps Holley CSD celebrate Public Schools Week

By on November 5, 2018

Assemblyman Steve Hawley of the 139th Assembly District stopped by Holley Middle School/High School (MS/HS) on October 23 to help the Holley Central School District celebrate Public Schools Week. Since the week of October 22 through 26 is also School Board Recognition Week, Hawley began his visit by having lunch with several members of the Holley Board of Education and the district’s administration team.

Next, the Board members and Hawley attended a Current Events class, where teacher Nick D’Amuro explained the ongoing multimedia projects the students were working on. Current Events students were working on their first podcast to be released later that week. German foreign exchange student Janne Grasshoff spoke with Hawley about her segment of the podcast that focuses on her impressions of America. Grasshoff is spending this year at Holley MS/HS as part of her exchange experience sponsored by the Holley Rotary Club.

Hawley answered students’ questions about his position in state government, how he got started in politics and his views on current events. He also observed students in the MS/HS Library using Sphero BOLTs, trying to guide their remote-controlled robots up a ramp into a garbage can.

Hawley then met with technology teacher Tim Rogers, who showed the assemblyman the blueprints for the project that this year’s Geometry in Construction class is working on. Geometry in Construction is a class that teaches students how to take math concepts and apply them to real-world problems to create solutions. This year, the class will be building a barn for Homesteads for Hope in Spencerport.

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Front row, from left, Director of Special Programs Stephanie Sanchez, Board of Education (BOE) member Andrea Newman, Assemblyman Steve Hawley, BOE President Brenda Swanger and Elementary School (ES) Principal Karri Schiavone. Back row, from left, ES Assistant Principal Tim Artessa, BOE members John Heise, Anne Smith and Melissa Ierlan, Assistant Superintendent for Business Sharon Zacher, Superintendent Brian Bartalo and Middle School/High School Assistant Principal Dan Courtney.

Front row, from left, Director of Special Programs Stephanie Sanchez, Board of Education (BOE) member Andrea Newman, Assemblyman Steve Hawley, BOE President Brenda Swanger and Elementary School (ES) Principal Karri Schiavone. Back row, from left, ES Assistant Principal Tim Artessa, BOE members John Heise, Anne Smith and Melissa Ierlan, Assistant Superintendent for Business Sharon Zacher, Superintendent Brian Bartalo and Middle School/High School Assistant Principal Dan Courtney.

From left, Current Events teacher Nick D’Amuro and Assemblyman Hawley listen to student Greg Morrill explain editing the podcast.

From left, Current Events teacher Nick D’Amuro and Assemblyman Hawley listen to student Greg Morrill explain editing the podcast.

Hawley_tech –  From left, Technology teacher Tim Rogers shows Assemblyman Steve Hawley and Superintendent Brian Bartalo the blueprint for a project Rogers’ Geometry in Construction class is working on.

From left, Technology teacher Tim Rogers shows Assemblyman Steve Hawley and Superintendent Brian Bartalo the blueprint for a project Rogers’ Geometry in Construction class is working on.

From left, German foreign exchange student Janne Grasshoff speaks with Assemblyman Steve Hawley and Current Events teacher Nick D’Amuro.

From left, German foreign exchange student Janne Grasshoff speaks with Assemblyman Steve Hawley and Current Events teacher Nick D’Amuro.

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