116 Volney St.
Phoenix, NY 13135
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Michael A Maroun

11 Elm Street
Phoenix, New York 13135

Main Office: 315.695.1561
Student Services: 315.695.1500
PreK - 4 Nurse: 315.695.1563

Emerson J Dillon

116 Volney Street
Phoenix, New York 13135

Main Office: 315.695.1521
Guidance: 315.695.1522
Grade 5 - 8 Nurse: 315.695.1524

John C Birdlebough

552 Main Street
Phoenix, New York 13135

Main Office: 315.695.1631
Guidance: 315.695.1645
Grades 9 - 12 Nurse: 315.695.1634

DaniMarie Taylor checks out a viewfinder during Canal Days along the river in Phoenix.

Canal Days provides Phoenix students with history lesson

For more than three decades, Phoenix fourth-graders have taken their studies of the canal system from the traditional classroom and into a real-world learning experience along the river.

As part of the 32nd annual Canal Days celebration, students learned about the locks, played old-time games, practiced needlework, made candles and participated in a variety of activities. The day offered fourth-graders a glimpse into local history while having fun at the same time.

Local business owners, historians and politicians were on hand to teach the students about different tools, jobs and toys used in the late 1800s and early 1900s. To make the experience more realistic, several presenters wore period costumes so the fourth-graders could see the fashion of that era.