PARISH, NY – Students from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Middle School welcomed representatives from CSX to their Family and Consumer Sciences class recently to learn about railway safety.
J.D. “Joe” Croteau and Tony Pascarella of CSX conducted an interactive presentation as part of Operation Lifesaver, a safety campaign which utilizes various Ã¢â‚¬Å“Look, Listen, and LiveÃ¢â‚¬Â principles to increase railway safety awareness.
Sybil RuffelsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ sixth grade class remained engaged throughout the visit, asking questions and letting out gasps of amazement as they learned fun and interesting facts about trains, tracks and road signs that could someday save their lives.
Students were also encouraged to share what they learned with family members and the community at large, to help build a safer environment for everyone.
The Family and consumer sciences class is an elective at APW that aims to combine aspects of social and natural science while emphasizing relationships between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live.
The class is broken up into units that include disciplines such as Human Development, Personal Environment Management, Family/Parenting, Nutrition & Wellness, Human Development, Financial Management, Career Development, Interpersonal Relationships, Consumer Resource Management, as well as other related subjects.
Designed to enrich and enhance the studentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ academic experience, the elective classes at A-P-W Middle School provide students the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects and interests.
Some of the elective classes include topics like animals, sports, wilderness, pet care, library, French, and boat/snow safety.
To learn more about the elective classes available at the A-P-W Middle School, contact the main office at 625-5200.