Student Journalists Present New and Improved School Newspaper
Aspiring journalists from James H. Vernon School recently released their second copy of The Bulldog Chronicles, a student-run newspaper. Although there has always been a newspaper club at the school, this year the students utilized some new technology programs to reformat and rebrand what was previously done.
Led by teachers Stephanie Grasek and Liz McGee, more than 30 students in grades 3-6 played a role in producing content for the new issue, which was released digitally. The first issue was released back in January and garnered 511 views.
“We believe that this club helps to curate a future where these students will have a greater ability to participate in group projects, where they will understand how important it is that they play their part and participate in an equal manner in order to complete a project,” Ms. McGee said.
Students picked topics that interested them. They wrote about news around the school, ranging from a sixth grade ancient civilization project, to the third grade biography wax museum. In addition, the newspaper featured student-crafted articles about after-school activities, things to do around Oyster Bay, animal stories, current events around the world and recent sports news. The second edition also included interviews with several James H. Vernon teachers, student comics, a word search and more.
The newspaper club has been a great way for Vernon students to get involved and creative. The young journalists have learned how to work together as a team to produce something beneficial for the entire school community.