The Kid Governor program is a national award-winning civics program for 5th grade students created by the Connecticut Democracy Center. Following an October campaign, 5th grader Nathan Deenihan was selected as the McAlister Intermediate School candidate for the position of Connecticut Kid Governor
By Diana Kelley - Director of Special Services with Sharon Goulet and Jana Volpe - Special Education Supervisors |
Through the generosity of a grant from the Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools, and collaboration between Allison Daly, special education teacher, and Morgan O’Malley, special education paraprofessional, the Coffee Cart project was established in 2017 at Suffield High School.
As part of the fifth-grade journalism unit at McAlister Intermediate School over the past three years, representatives from The Suffield Observer have been invited to speak to the students about what it takes to put together a monthly paper and how getting something written might actually happen. This year, on a beautiful October day, the fifth-grade students were gathered on the tennis courts behind the school to allow for social distancing and a speaker system was set up.