Happy Halloween!

Former Principal Deb Mastropaolo reads to ECC elementary kids. Mrs. Mastropaolo was a welcome “visitor” to Elmcrest just in time for Halloween. This beloved principal of Elmcrest’s school recently retired but made a return visit to kick-off the Monthly Mystery Reader for our elementary students. She read "Creepy Carrots" By Aaron Reynolds. The kids loved Read More »


Hay is for horses…and the annual hayride the children at Elmcrest enjoyed a short time ago! They continued their fall adventure with a trip to the pumpkin patch. Each child selected a favorite pumpkin and enjoyed cider and donut treats. The smiles on these faces were all captured in the fall “photo booth.” Read More »

The Spirit of the Wolf

The call of the wolf reached one of our senior boys at Elmcrest. He traveled with our Literacy Specialist to Wolf Mountain Nature Center in Smyrna, Chenango County, NY. This young man has a passion for wolves and was happy to check out this unique place that fosters appreciation for the intrinsic value of Gray Read More »

An Exciting Chapter

Elmcrest youth at the Teen Book Festival in Rochester. A short trip to Rochester was the highlight of a recent weekend for six Elmcrest students. They traveled to the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (GRTBF).  They met several authors who write for teens and who spoke to them personally about writing and publishing books. The Read More »