Responsive Layout

A responsive design automatically adapts itself to a particular viewing environment such as desktop, tablet or mobile, without the need for separate layouts for varying platforms

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Conservation Field Day

Every September, 5th and 6th grade students clue in to conservation at the annual Lynn Galusha Memorial Conservation Field Day. Presentations have ranged from invasive species, wetlands, and wilderness survival to groundwater, Tree4forestry, and energy conservation. Students enter the 5th grade poster or 6th grade essay contests describing one pre-lunch topic that, in the student's opinion, most effectively conserves / protects the natural resources of Hamilton County.  Students are honored with awards.

 

2017 Essay and Poster Contest Winners

Inlet Common School’s Grace Heath (left) received overall second place for her essay and Gabriel Lutz received class wide first place for his poster.
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Lake Pleasant Central School’s Emma Hoffman (left) received overall third place for her essay, and Lillian Hughes and Amelia Germain received overall honorable mention awards for their posters.  Alexander Vogel received overall first place for his poster.

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Long Lake Central School’s Nathan Hosley II received overall first place for his essay and Amelia Belcher received class wide first place for her poster.

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Wells Central School’s Bradyn Persch received class wide first place for his essay.

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Wheelerville Union Free School’s Tavien Blowers received overall third place for his poster and Logan Smith received class wide first place for his essay.

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Learning Standards met by the CFD Essay and Poster Contests:

This event addresses the following STEM / STEAM standards:
CATEGORY / CLUSTER S1: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: The central purpose of scientific inquiry is to develop explanations of natural phenomena in a continuing, creative process.

STANDARD S1.1. Formulate questions independently with the aid of references appropriate for guiding the search for explanations of everyday observations.

EXPECTATION S1.1a. Formulate questions about natural phenomena

EXPECTATION S1.1b. Identify appropriate references to investigate a question

EXPECTATION S1.1c. Refine and clarify questions so that they are subject to scientific investigation

This event addresses the following Common Core learning standards:
Writing Grade 5/6
Speaking and Listening
3. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge
8. Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

Range of Writing
10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Integration of knowledge and ideas
7. Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

Production and Distribution of Writing
4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Conservation Field Day 2012

Every September, 5th and 6th grade students clue in to conservation at the annual Lynn Galusha Memorial Conservation Field Day. Presentations have ranged from invasive species, wetlands, and wilderness survival to groundwater, forestry, and energy conservation. Students enter the 5th grade essay or 6th grade poster contests showing what they learned.

2012 Essay and Poster Contest Winners

InletInlet Common School’s Natalie Brownsell was awarded county wide first place for her essay and Melissa Hoffman received county wide second place for her poster.

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By Natalie Brownsell

Last month I went on a trip to Conservation Field Days that changed my way of thinking about erosion issues. Erosion happens all around the world all the time. For example when I drove down the road and saw a house close to the water, I never thought about fifty years from now that persons life could be in danger. I never thought about someones house falling in a river, or someone losing their possessions because of a bank collapsing.

Most people like waterfront and like to build close to a stream or lake. There are ways to build by water and be safer. For example to help prevent erosion you could line the edge of the water with rocks. You can also use rocks for ditches and creeks. You can use the same trick for other things too, like keeping your driveway from eroding. Rocks have the effect of slowing water down and may also hold the dirt in place.

Ever since my trip to Conservation Field Days, I haven’t only noticed more, but thought more about what erosion can do. From now on I will be thinking about these things when ever I see water. Maybe I can help prevent a problem from happening someday because of what I’ve learned. As I said in the beginning, this is how Conservation Field Days changed my way of thinking.



Long Lake Central School’s Abbie Roalsvig received county wide third place for her essay and Peter Gocke received county wide first place for his post.

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Lake Pleasant Central School’s Anna Crouse received county wide second place for her essay and Joyellen Trezise received county wide third place for her poster.

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Wells Central School’s Jonni Stuart received first place for the school-wide poster contest and Jocelyn Scribner received first for the school-wide essay contest.

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Wheelerville Union Free School’s Macenzie Ward placed first for the school-wide poster contest and Juilianna Wager placed first for the school-wide essay contest.

Responsive Layouts

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Oculus's responsive grid system is designed for desktop, tablet and smartphone systems, each with minor modifications to ensure compatibility in each mode. The table above shows the breakdown of screen resolutions and associated devices, and what layout characters are then applied to each.

Responsive Classes

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Another useful feature available, via Bootstrap, is the collection of responsive utility classes that can be used to help tweak layouts by providing a simple method of showing or hiding modules. Insert the above module class suffixes into your settings to show/hide a module for a particular mode.

The District’s accomplishments would not be possible without the support of the State of New York, Hamilton County, and FLLOWPA.

Media Queries

In terms of media queries, the breakdown is:

/* Smartphones */
@media (max-width: 480px) { ... }

/* Smartphones to Tablets */
@media (min-width: 481px) and (max-width: 767px) { ... }

/* Tablets */
@media (min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 959px) { ... }

/* Desktop */
@media (min-width: 960px) and (max-width: 1199px) { ... }

/* Large Display */
@media (min-width: 1200px) { ... }

Navigation

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For mobile devices, there are two options, a dropdown panel menu with items in a tree format or a select box using the browsers own UI elements. Chose a format in the template's menu settings.

The Dropdown Menu is a CSS driven dropdown menu, offering such features as multiple columns, inline icons, subtext, modules and positions, custom column widths, item distribution and menu offsets.

SplitMenu displays 1st level items in the navigation bar and children in the Sidebar.