Now accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year, ages 3 through Grade 10.

(to access the entire Newbery list go to: www.ala.org) 2022: The Last Quentista by Donna Barba Higuera Había una vez . . . There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra’s world is 
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teacher, and as the creator of an amazing fiber arts program.  She was only recently retired when we learned of her tragic death last December.
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"Musical theater is a way to bring people together, to open others to a new voice and perspective that maybe they haven't discovered yet," says seventh-grader Audrey Shannon of Homestead Collaborative College High School (CCHS)...
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Amidst the chaos and uncertainty of the past couple years, Homestead has forged ahead into the future we know is possible. Homestead expanded from a core staff of 38 to 49, hiring teachers for Wellness, Inclusivity, Mindfulness, and Outdoor Education instruction.  The student body grew from 213 to 246 as Homestead opened a new high school campus in Hurleyville, adding 9th grade. This is evidence of our resounding trust in the inherent potential, beauty, and intelligence of humanity. The mutual commitment of Homestead staff and our community of families is clear. Together we are devoted to creating a nurturing place of exploration and learning for our children.
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With heavy hearts, we share with you this very sad news… Our beloved Carla Giuffrida passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.  Carla taught at the Homestead for about 35 years and led Early Childhood Classrooms before becoming our first Fiber Arts Teacher.  Many of us worked 
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By Dharma Villareal At the conclusion of each daily press conference the Governor reminds us that we are New York Tough; he always explains that being New York Tough also means being smart, disciplined, unified, and loving. From my point of view this has been 
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