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PUPILS DISPLAY ART PROJECTS

For almost 10 years now, Sheridan Hill Elementary School has offered children a unique extracurricular activity.

During Monday's night's Clarence School Board meeting, trustees got to see the result, as fourth- and fifth-grade pupils presented the art projects on which they worked during the early-morning program. Jadine Zadvorney, the school's art teacher, launched the program almost a decade ago. The children -- an average of 30 per week -- come to school 45 minutes early each Thursday to work on nothing but art.

"The kids of Sheridan Hill are gung-ho on art," Zadvorney said, showing a computer presentation on the program.

In other matters, Richard Mancuso, the district's business administrator, said the district is in the running for a $100,000 grant for less-polluting buses.

Jill Fitzgerald, the parent of a Sheridan Hill pupil, raised concern about a proposed change in the sixth-grade curriculum that would replace music with a humanities course. Board members said the proposal remained under review.

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