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Oneida Middle School students, flowers transplanted

Kids impressed by bigger school

Turner Construction Company and Synthesis volunteers worked on Friday with the Schenectady City School District and some of their students to revitalize their main entrance planting areas at Mont Pleasant Middle School.
In order to make this event possible plants were donated by both Turner Construction and Cloverleaf Nurseries, stone products  from Galusha & Sons, LLC and trees from ReTree Schenectady.  
Schenectady CSD is closing their Oneida Middle School and consolidating their students and staff to the Mont Pleasant Middle School next year. The Earth Day project involves transplanting some of the plants at the OMS entrance to the MPMS entrance and involved students from both schools, seen here, allowing them to work together on this “green” endeavor.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Turner Construction Company and Synthesis volunteers worked on Friday with the Schenectady City School District and some of their students to revitalize their main entrance planting areas at Mont Pleasant Middle School. In order to make this event possible plants were donated by both Turner Construction and Cloverleaf Nurseries, stone products from Galusha & Sons, LLC and trees from ReTree Schenectady. Schenectady CSD is closing their Oneida Middle School and consolidating their students and staff to the Mont Pleasant Middle School next year. The Earth Day project involves transplanting some of the plants at the OMS entrance to the MPMS entrance and involved students from both schools, seen here, allowing them to work together on this “green” endeavor.
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All the things that have worried some parents about switching children from Oneida to Mont Pleasant Middle School were on display Friday as students got their first look at their new school. But it was all exciting from the perspective of the seventh-graders considering their next school. “I’ve noticed better things about it,” said Felicia Timson, 12. “Like better bathrooms and the giant auditorium.” Indeed, all of the students seemed thrilled to see how big ...


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