By Richard Bammer
Markham Elementary School third grade teacher Stephanie Jones works with her class on the cycle of water on Saturday. The students are part of the district’s Academic Attendance Recovery Program that affords the pupils extended educational support and enrichment, while receiving credit for missed classes. (Joel Rosenbaum/JRosenbaum@TheReporter.com#
Hemlock Elementary teacher Patty Wasielewski asked, “What is black? How do you make black?”A few of some 20 students, sitting Saturday in a classroom at the Hemlock Street school, raised their hands.”You mix two colors together,” said Wasielewski, and several students nodded in agreement.