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Irvington Middle School joins ‘WeatherBug’ Schools Program

The school will soon be giving its own daily forecasts using its new programming.

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You won’t need to tune into the Weather Channel much longer if you go to, or work at, Irvington Middle School (IMS).

The school recently announced its new partnership with the “WeatherBug Schools Program,” and will soon be providing its own weather reports. WeatherBug is a leading provider of consumer and professional weather products and services, and it is also operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network.

IMS recently installed the WeatherBug weather station and web-based educational software tools, all of which provide weather data for meteorological teams at news stations across the country, to broadcast online and on-air. The weather station will also be used to enhance the science, technology and math school curriculum using the WeatherBug Achieve program.

“We are thrilled to bring a WeatherBug weather station to our school because it will help bring science to life for our students,” Assistant Principal Joyce Chapnick said.

“This weather station and software from WeatherBug will give members of the Irvington Middle School community the opportunity to further their knowledge about weather and climate by using current technological tools. This project came to fruition because of the hard work, dedication and vision of sixth grade science teacher, Philip Levine,” she added.

Bringing the WeatherBug Schools Program to the school district was part of a collaborative effort between the Irvington UFSD and the Irvington Education Foundation. The program will enable students to more effectively understand the science of meteorology.

“WeatherBug is pleased to welcome the students and faculty of the Irvington Middle School as the newest members of WeatherBug Schools Program,” Frank McCathran, Director of WeatherBug Education, said.

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