The students of Driggs School followed the crew of the popular New York Times video series, 36 Hours, as they traveled around the world. They researched each city visited and created their own kids version of a city guide, and they also produced their own 36 Hours: Driggs School episode.
In June 2015 the 36 Hours video crew went to Driggs School to assist the kids in production of their very own episode. They were able to learn about and use the professional audio and video equipment brought by the 36 Hours Crew, they learned how to be location producers and they learned how to conduct an interview. Here is the video shot and produced by the kids, with the guidance of professional crew. Please enjoy.
Thank you to all that came to participate in our Latin Dance Night at Driggs School! A BIG THANK YOU to all of the staff that came out and attended Drigg's Latin Dance
Night. Mr. Caldron was a great instructor, kept the night fun and
exciting. We had a total of about 60 parents and students show up.
A Special Drigg's shout out to Mrs. Arroyo who went above and beyond
on Drigg's Latin Dance Night.
Former Driggs graduate Donald Powell came to school this week to talk to students about his obstacles he has overcome in his lifetime. He was born a paraplegic and learned how to live his life to the fullest! He was a great public speaker and the students learned so much about him!
answers will be addressed at the appropriate time
We will be
respectful of each other at all times.
---Mrs.Heather Greene began
the meeting, and norms were read.
Parent Leadership conference was held at Naugatuck Valley. Parents were very engaged . Mr. Clay, and Jennifer Kee, , Jaden Polluck’s
mother, received awards. Best practice on The Walking School
Bus was given by Mr. Clay. Heather
Greene was on the committee, and participated also. Mr. Clay said that we need more programs for parents.
For example, internet for parents in a school
space-called Internet Café for Parents. Put this on for next year.
--- Mother’s Day Tea – Six parents attended for information
on support services. They gave out a lot of pamphlets.
---- The Gathering;
Miss Connolly said it was the largest crowd yet. 11:00-8:00 pm A lot of
singing, dancing, and food, after the parade. Net year-maybe a float? Candy
idea was good-but hand out candy. Thinking of using a mascot eagle for parade
--- Career Day is planned for Friday June 5, 2015. Miguel
Reyes is coming. Also Police chief Riddick.
---- Plan calendar for next year, and discuss members. In
the Fall, nomination sheets will be given out for new members. Also Mrs. Greene
will finish 2 years, and Mrs. Moynihan will finish 4 year
That is, her second 2 year term.
--- Voted on the meetings
as the last Tuesday of the month.
2015 January 26, 2016
February 23, 2016
2015 March 29,
December 15, 2015
April 26, 2016
2016 (last meeting)
--- Discussion: Successes of the school year:
Safe routes for
school-incl. new bus
Earth Day clean
Dr. Suess Night
Career Day –we
will anticipate an exciting day
GOALs and ideas for next year; Get letters during the summer for
ideas/people we would like to have.
Suggestion was to have Zumba next year for parents by Cherie Lamb.
kid’s marathon will take place at Library Park on Wednesday June 3rd. Students must arrive at Driggs School’s
parking lot to take the bus at 4:15pm.
Date: June 3rd, 2015
Depart: 4:15pm at Driggs’s parking lot
Marathon End Time: Approximately 7:30pm
Transportation: Twobuses will be provided for Driggs’s school
students. Families are encouraged
to attend this event. They may ride the bus with their children and run with
them. It will be a great honor. Also, plenty of parking at the Train Station,
Buckingham Street & Bank Street Parking Garage, there is no fee for
NO PARKING ON GRAND STREET or
Busses will park on Meadow Street along the Library Park side.
will be available at the completion of the event
Wilby grad puts Driggs on map
From Waterbury to the New York Times and beyond
BY MICHAEL PUFFER REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
WATERBURY — Growing up in Waterbury, Sarah Brady Voll always wanted to travel
the globe. Her love of video production blossomed at Wilby High School, thanks
to teacher Scott Serafine.
In the past seven months, Brady Voll merged these passions as a contracted
audio specialist working with the New York Times on a highly stylized video
travel feature called "36 Hours." The project uses sharp video
production and well-blended audio and music to highlight the culture of
destinations around the world.
Brady Voll, 33, of Queens, has visited Strasbourg, Milan, Columbia, Austria,
Croatia, Sante Fe and 15 other destinations since October. And, in a way, she's
taken students from Driggs Elementary School along for the ride.
Brady Voll's mother, Charlotte Brady, is the library-media specialist at
Driggs. She's made a schoolwide project of following her daughter's
international exploits. Students have created diamond-shaped pennants featuring
the cities visited to hang in the library. Where the New York Times focuses on
activities for adults in the visited cities, Driggs students focused on
activities for children among the various cultures.
It began with Brady sharing a photo blog of her daughter's destinations. From
there, the project "snowballed," she said, and became a favorite of
Driggs students. Brady said students constantly ask where
her daughter is traveling next.
For Brady, it helped drive home the point that Waterbury students, like her daughter,
can accomplish any goal.
On Tuesday, Brady Voll visited Driggs, with a crew of four New York Times
contractors and one producer, all of whom volunteered their time to work with
students to create a "36 Hours" piece focusing on Driggs and Waterbury.
Ten students wearing red polo shirts were trained as the assistant film crew.
Students held the microphone boom, helped manage the camera, and even conducted
interviews with the lunch staff, Principal Michael Theriault and others. All of
this was done under the careful tutelage of the New York Times crew.
Brady Voll said it felt "really good" to show students a slice of the
broader world, and potential career opportunities.
"I was one of them," Brady Voll said. "It's nice for them to
know they can do whatever they want."
From Waterbury Republican Newspaper: WATERBURY — Growing up in Waterbury, Sarah Brady Voll always wanted to travel the globe. Her love of video production blossomed at Wilby High School, thanks to teacher Scott Serafine.
In the past seven months, Brady Voll merged these passions as a contracted audio specialist working with the New York Times on a highly stylized video travel feature called "36 Hours." The project uses sharp video production and well-blended audio and music to highlight the culture of destinations around the world.