TUPPER LAKE - The halls of the Tupper Lake Middle/High School are being filled with the work of the school district's students in preparation for the student Expo, held every year during the school budget vote.
Students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade have been preparing for months to exhibit their work. School officials said the students take great pride in their work and are excited to show parents and neighbors what they work so hard on at school every day. Art teachers Shannon Kavanagh, Kathy Eldridge and Aggie Pelletieri have been busy framing and hanging hundreds of art projects to show the community.
But the Expo is more than just an art show. Teachers of many elementary classes will display their students' work. Kindergarten "Compost Totems" will be seen, middle school science teacher Sylvia Trudeau's baby chicks will chirp at visitors, and Melissa Savage's multimedia "Hamlet" projects, from her North Country Community College English class, will be shown. The school's foreign language department and Lori Ransom's "Adirondack Kitchen" class will host cultural displays and food to sample. Alison Brown's class will also have available for sale "Lumberjack Pupper Treats" for dogs.
Kathy Eldridge’s ninth-grade students get ready for the school’s student Expo. They are, second row from left to right, Ashleigh Boyea, Brad St. Pierre, Riley Amell and Casey O’Connor; and front row, Nick Rich, Brayden Riley and Cody Brickey.
(Photo provided byKathy Eldridge)
The student band and chorus will be accompanied by alumni and other community members for performances set to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.
Members of the community who would like to get involved can contact Laura Davison or Liz Cordes at email@example.com, or call the school at 518-359-3371 for more information.
Eldridge, who helps organize the Expo, said it gives the community an opportunity to find out what students are learning about in the schools.
"Our students are so proud of their accomplishments, and their efforts are honored and validated by these displays, performances and community participation," Eldridge said in a prepared statement. "At the end of the year, the 'wow' factor is absolutely evident throughout the building. We have a first-class school district, and this event gives us all the opportunity to see why this is true."