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Welcome to the Dryden Central School District!  We are located in the southern part of central New York State in Tompkins County.  The District encompasses an area of 110 square miles and serves a population of about 1600 students.
Sandra R. Sherwood, Superintendent

Dryden News

2/13/17

Students at Cassavant Elementary School were recently visited by a local taxidermist, who shared a little bit about Native American culture with them.

Richard Burke presented furs and tools made from different animals in the area that might have been similar to what Native Americans made and used. The Dryden students were full of questions and excitement as they tried to identify animals by looking at their furs.

Burke brought along fox, deer, buffalo, bear and beaver furs that he has made himself over the years. He started presenting his collection to elementary students about two years ago.

“Some students never get to see a fur or the tools that may have been used in that time,” Burke stated. “I love seeing how excited students are when I show them things that can’t be bought at Walmart.”

Students were afforded the opportunity to not only try on the furs, but also try out some of the tools such as drums and pouches. The buffalo fur was a crowd favorite during this hands-on activity.  

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2/9/17

Dryden Middle School students designed and built carbon dioxide (CO2) cars in their technology and industrial arts class taught by Daniel Coolbaugh.

Students learned about the physics behind creating a fast car, which included lessons on drag, friction aerodynamics and weight. Using this information, the middle-schoolers got to work designing a car.

After tracing out Styrofoam, they used industrial tech machines to cut out their car designs. The students repeated the process on woodblocks, attaching wheels and inserting a CO2 compartment into the frame.

Finally, the students were able to race their cars against one another to determine who built the fastest car.

The learning activity was one the students will not soon forget!

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Dryden Schools promote academic achievement and youth development, preparing students for lives of productive employment, sound relationships, and responsible citizenship in our community and the world.

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Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Bullying, harassment, and discrimination are serious and will not be tolerated within the Dryden Central School District. Please click here for the form to report alleged bullying, harassment, or ...more

Safety Reminder

Lockdowns occur when there is an awareness of a situation requiring investigation in the building.  Once the investigation is completed, the lockdown is lifted and classes resume.  The purpose of any lockdown is to assure student and staff safety.

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