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Special report: Steampunk festival in Waltham
The World Around Us
Special report: Battle of Lexington and Concord
An eye for news: Battle of Lexington and Concord
An Eye for News: Art Show
Front Page News
Favorite Things
Pleased to meet you
Fun and games
Halloween at the Cunniff
Special report: Clown debates
King Richard's Faire 2012
An eye for news: Ringling Bros. Circus
An eye for news: King Richard's Faire
Cunniff Culture
Read all about it!
Corridors and classrooms
Chicks!
An eye for news: Baby chicks 2010
An eye for news: Baby chicks 2009
Editorials
To the Cove and beyond!
An interview with ...
Pleased to meet you: Debby Ryan
Pleased to meet you: Henry Winkler
2011 Gift Guide
Fun features!
An eye for news: Fifth-grade play 2011
Special report: Meet the Candidates
Special report: Snowstorm!
Special report: New police station, 2008-2010
An eye for news: Fifth-grade play
Archive: Pleased to meet you
May I ask a few questions? Angela Hucles
May I ask a few questions? Harry and the Potters/Math the Band
Archive: To the Cove and beyond!
May I ask a few questions? Mike Reiss
An eye for news: Shubert Theatre
An eye for news: Magic class
An eye for news: Bonaparte
An eye for news: Scott Wahle
Archive: Front page news
Archive: The world around us
Archive: Corridors and classrooms
Archive: Cunniff culture
Archive: Fun and games
Closer look: Super Bowl
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Go back in time with the Cunniff Kids News as it prepares for the annual Steampunk festival in Waltham this weekend by reading a Special Report from the archives (at left) or watch videos (below) !

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The Cunniff School has gone Steampunk, thanks to Captain David Fork Tongue (back row right with vest) and Professor William Whatley (back row center with red tie), who answered questions from Cunniff Kids News reporters about the Watch City Festival in Waltham this weekend! See their answers -- and more pictures -- in Special report: Steampunk festival in Waltham (at left)!


The sovereign ruler of Steampunk City can show her favor

to any newspaper (in any century), so to stay in

Her Majesty's good graces, click on the question mark below!





Can the poet laureate of Steampunk City be at a loss for words when discussing the best in online student journalism?

To find out, click on the question mark below! 


 


Inside Steampunk City during the Watch City Festival in Waltham, the latest news is very important -- even for those living in the past!

Find out where a certain airship captain gets his info by clicking on the question mark below! 




The national holiday for kids of all ages known as Free Comic Book Day will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4, with local festivities centered at The Comic Stop on Main Street. Come meet a man with a super job by reading a story from the Cunniff Kids News archives in The World Around Us (at left)!



Travel with the Cunniff Kids News back in time to the Battle of Lexington and Concord and meet the women and women who reenact the Shot Heard 'Round the World every Patriots Day! Click on Special Report: Battle of Lexington and Concord at left!



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The annual all-Watertown art show, featuring work by students from kindergarten through 12th grade, will be on display at Watertown Mall through April 22, 2013. For a preview of the 2013 show, with art from Cunniff School artists, turn to An Eye for News: Art Show (at left)!


It's funny you should ask! Yes, there's still time to buy tickets and place bids for the Cunniff School's Comedy Night and Silent Auction! Read the story for all the info about the sixth annul event in Front Page News (at left)!

All of Watertown is buzzing about the annual Spelling Bee for students to be held this Sunday, Jan. 27, at Watertown Middle School. For details about the event, see the new story in Front Page News (at left)!


The staff of the Cunniff Kids News asked dozens of people one question: "What was your favorite thing that happened in 2012?" For some of the nearly 100 answers, turn to the new story at Favorite Things (at left)!



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Reporters from the Cunniff Kids News this week interviewed new fifth-grade teacher Lucas Donohue (above, standing center), who took over his class on Nov. 1. Get to know the school's newest teacher by reading the story in Pleased to Meet You! (at left)


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PHOTO BY BRIDGET D.
Volunteers work preparing the cafetorium stage for the Scholastic Book fair to be held at Cunniff Elementary from Nov. 26-30.

Do you want to start your holiday shopping, all while helping getting more books into the hands of students? Here's your chance as the Scholastic Book Fair returns to Cunniff Elementary School this week! For details on hours and titles, read the new story in Front Page News (at left)!


John Donohue has a grand goal: To get 1,000 runners to participate in the Turkey Trot in Watertown on Thanksgiving morning to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club! Find out all about the seventh annual race, including how to sign up, by reading the new story in Fun and Games (at left)!

The questions come from all sizes as reporters from Watertown's school newspapers interview US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren during a campaign stop in Watertown. Learn what happened from the Cunniff Kids News reporters on the scene by reading the story in Front Page News (at left)!


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Read some (NBA) Finals thoughts from Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck,
who sits down with five reporters from the Cunniff Kids News!
Turn to Fun and Games (at left) for the interview!

 

Get a sneak preview of Halloween Town, the haunted house for the Cunniff School's annual Halloween party set for Friday, Oct. 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. Read the story and see some behind-the-scenes pictures -- if you dare! -- by turning to the special section Halloween at the Cunniff (at left)!


Election Day is here! The Cunniff Kids News team takes readers to the Boss Clown debates with a new story and video from the Ringling Bros. visit to Cunniff Elementary at Special Report: Clown debates (at left)!
PLUS: find out how to watch the final clown debate and learn who won the vote between Todd Voting and Mike Matters when the results are announced Wednesday, Oct. 24!


Cunniff Kids News video exclusive
As the last weekend of King Richard's Faire approaches, here's a video highlighting the animals you don't want to miss -- a chimp, a baby puma, and the world's biggest cat!



We're not clowning around -- oh wait, maybe we are -- but find out who is reading the Cunniff Kids News now by pressing the play button below! 


The second Boss Clown debate was held Wednesday, Oct. 10, at
Cunniff Elementary School in Watertown, Mass. The debate, which was live-streamed throughout the country, featured Todd Voting and Mike Matters, who are running for the job of Boss Clown of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. It is an election to be decided by the votes of kids across America! While the Cunniff Kids News reporters work on their stories, see the photo gallery in Special Report: Clown debates (at left)!
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Boss Clown candidates Mike Matter (left) and Todd Voting pose in the Cunniff Elementary School lobby after their debate Oct. 10, 2012.


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King Richard's Faire is open for the long Columbus Day weekend, but before you go read the new story from the Cunniff Kids News as the reporters get up close to the big cats and meet the people behind the scenes! Read the story and see the dozens of photos of ligers, monkeys, pumas, and dancing kings and queens  by clicking on King Richard's Faire 2012 (at left)!


One of Starkid's many stars explains how she stays informed while touring across the country. (And, no, it's not by reading the Daily Prophet!)
Click on the question mark below to find out!



SPECIAL REPORT: Clown Debates

The Cunniff Kids News had an exclusive interview with Ringling Brothers clowns Todd Voting and Mike Matters from Denver as they run for the job of Boss Clown! The next clown debate will be held at Cunniff Elementary in Watertown on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and the Cunniff Kids News has all of the pie-throwing details! Read the story by following the link in the left-hand rail!


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A Cunniff Kids News reporter interviews Boss Clown candidates Mike Matters by Skype on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The Ringling Brothers clowns were in Denver for their first debate. The next debate will be held at Cunniff Elementary School in Watertown on Wednesday, Oct. 10.




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Heather O'Reilly (center) shows off one of her three Olympic gold medals won with the US Women's Soccer team while posing with Watertown public school students -- who are also reporters for the Cunniff Kids News, Watertown Splash, and Raider Times -- following an interview at Parsons Field after a Northeastern women's soccer game. (Cunniff Kids News photo, Sept. 23, 2012)



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Elizabeth Warren (center) poses with Watertown public school students -- who are also reporters for the Cunniff Kids News, Watertown Splash, and Raider Times -- following an interview on the steps on Watertown's Town Hall. (Cunniff Kids News photo, Sept. 22, 2012)


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Late third-grade teacher Beverly DiMascio was honored with a tree donated by the Town of Watertown on June 6. Find out about the ceremony and how it came to be by reading the new story in Front Page News (at left)!



The sovereign ruler of Steampunk City can show her favor

to any newspaper (in any century), so to stay in

Her Majesty's good graces, click on the question mark below! 






Cunniff fifth-graders blazed a new trail back to Sargent Center in Peterborough, N.H. Find out about their three-day adventure by reading the latest story in The World Around Us (at left)!



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BREAKING NEWS: Principal Cynthia Crimmin (back row, center)
talks about why she's leaving Watertown and who will take over
for her as the Cunniff Elementary School's principal
in a special interview with nearly 50 Cunniff Kids News reporters!
For a transcript of the press conference and more pictures,
turn to Front Page News (at left)!

 

The Cunniff's annual Spring Fling will be held Friday, June 8, starting at 2:30 p.m.! For all the details, read the new story in Front Page News (at left)!


A story about a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston paints quite a picture in Cunniff Culture (at left)!



As with any birthday party, it all starts with the Hello Kitty cake ...  For the rest of the details, read the new story in The World Around Us (at left)!


Can the poet laureate of Steampunk City be at a loss for words when discussing the best in online student journalism?

To find out, click on the question mark below! 



 



What's it like to have your dad own a candy store? Read the new story in The World Around Us (at left) to find out!



Plant yourself down and read Nicola Davies's new book, "Welcome to Silver Street Farm," says the latest review in Read All About It! (at left)


The second-graders are learning about plants, and the subject is growing on them! Read about it in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!


There a lot of surprises in store for this new pet owner! Find out what it's like to take care of a climbing, biting, talking pet by reading the story in The World Around Us! (at left)



NEW! EXCLUSIVE! Cunniff Kids News reporters on TV tonight reporting

on the baby chicks in the third-grade classroom -- complete with an interview

with Mrs. Munger! Watch the latest edition of the Watertown Weekly News

at 7 p.m. Thursday on Ch. 9 (Comcast) or Ch. 3 (RCN)!


Inside Steampunk City during the Watch City Festival in Waltham, the latest news is very important -- even for those living in the past!

Find out where a certain airship captain gets his info by clicking on the question mark below! 





Cunniff Elementary students are showing a big appetite for "The Hunger Games" book trilogy and hit movie! But how young is the audience, and do the kids have a preference between the books and the film? To find out, read the new story in Cunniff Culture (at left)! 



Introducing ... Chick In Black!!!


In the back of Mrs. Munger’s classroom are six eggs and two incubators. On Tuesday, May 15, when the students came to school, they found that one of the eggs had hatched overnight. Meet Chick In Black (in video above) and by reading the story and seeing the pictures in the new section, Chicks! (at left), exclusively in the Cunniff Kids News!


At Fun and Games, it's all fun and games! Read about it in -- where else? -- Fun and Games (at left)!


The fifth-graders at the Cunniff School have a busy spring planned, with three field trips set for the next month! Find out where the class is going and what the students will be learning by reading the new story in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!



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The Cunniff School has gone Steampunk, thanks to Captain David Fork Tongue (back row right with vest) and Professor William Whatley (back row center with red tie), who answered questions from Cunniff Kids News reporters about the Watch City Festival in Waltham this weekend! See their answers -- and more pictures -- in Special report: Steampunk festival in Waltham (at left)!


The best grade to be in at Cunniff Elementary? One of its students offers an opinion in a new Editorial (at left).

The Shriners Circus in Wilmington had face-painting, elephants, and clowns being shot out of a cannon. This circus wasn't monkeying around! Find out all about it in the new story in To The Cove and Beyond! (at left)

The latest book by Olympic gold medalist and "Dancing with the Stars" champion Kristi Yamaguchi, "It's a Big World, Little Pig" is a big hit! See the review in the Cunniff Kids News in Read All About It! (at left)

Can a reader of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" enjoy the Lego Harry Potter video game, too? Find out in the new story in Read All About It! (at left)


Wednesday May 2 is Walk to School Day! Get the details in Front Page News (at left)!

MCAS is a work-filled time at the Cunniff School, with the math section coming up shortly. Hear from teachers about how they prepare the kids, then learn about what it's like to take the test -- about the No. 2 pencils and how gum-chewing is OK! All this in the latest story in Front Page News (at left)!

Two new stories! Discover the inspiration behind the Cunniff's great artwork by reading the profile in Pleased to Meet You (at left), then find out what a new cheerleader thinks about the sport in Fun and Games (at left)!

Students spent April vacation doing many different things, such as spending time with family, as detailed here in two new stories in The World Around Us! (at left)

Opening Day for Watertown Little League featured hats, hamburgers, and hits! Read about the first day of the new season from a player's perspective in the new story in Fun and Games (at left)!

"Dora the Explorer" still finds ways to entertain, while "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" cracks up audiences, so says two new reviews in Cunniff Culture (at left), the arts and entertainment section of the Cunniff Kids News!

Cunniff Kids News reporters have wide-ranging interests, as shown by new stories about stars and mermaids that now can be read in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!

With math and centers and recess, a Cunniff Elementary student in kindergarten has a very busy schedule! Follow along as a Cunniff Kids News reporter shows us a day in the life of a kindergartener in the latest story in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!

The Butterfly Place nets happy visitors who come to see the flights of fancy colors! Read all about the Westford, Mass., destination -- and see lots of pictures -- in The World Around Us! (at left)

For these Cunniff students, soccer is the game of choice each day at recess, played in the field between the kindergarten courtyard and the graveyard. Read all about it in Fun and Games (at left)!

One of the highlights of Patriots' Day each year is the Battle of Lexington and Concord. If you can't make it to Lexington Green on Monday, April 16, you can still experience all of the excitement. And you don't need a time machine, all you need is the Cunniff Kids News! See Special Report: Battle of Lexington and Concord (at left) for the behind-the-scenes stories and pictures of the reenactment. (Reprinted from April 2008)

Cunniff students are learning the very latest on something 65 million years old ... Dinosaurs! Get up to date by reading the latest story in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!


A Cunniff Kids News reporter was at Target in Watertown recently to meet Milan Lucic of the Bruins! Get the first-hand report of the signature moment in Fun and Games (at left)!

The fifth annual Cunniff Comedy Night and Silent Auction -- a hilarious fund-raiser for the Cunniff PTO -- is set for Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. For all of the details, see the story in Front Page News (at left)!


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By Daniel Garside

The annual Watertown student art show has opened at the Watertown Mall! Find out about how to see it in person by reading the story in An Eye for News: 2012 Art Show (at left) -- and then stay and see 20 more works in the special Cunniff Kids News photo gallery! 

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By Lauren Amedio


Meet professional illustrator John MacNeill and see examples of his work in the latest story in An Interview With ... (at left)

It's Opening Day for the Red Sox and the first hit of the new season is a home run -- the coffee table book "Fenway Park" about the Red Sox' longtime home! Put your Sox on, put your feet up, and see the review in Read All About It (at left)

Find out why "The Secret World of Arrietty" is a big hit with the small crowd by turning to Cunniff Culture (at left)!

Guess what’s coming to Watertown Middle School on Friday, March 30, from 7-10 p.m.? The first Watertown Music Festival! See Cunniff Culture (at left) for the details!

Disney star Debby Ryan returns to the Boston area this weekend, appearing again at the annual World of Wheels car show! To prepare for the weekend, get details about this year's show at the World Trade Center and see pictures of past WOW cars in To the Cove and Beyond (at left)! Then get to know Debby Ryan and Henry Winkler, previous guest stars at World of Wheels, by reading Cunniff Kids News profiles about them (see below)!
 
It's been quite a trip for Debby Ryan, starting with "The Suite Life on Deck." Follow her journey and get to know her better by reading the 2010 Cunniff Kids News interview with her at Pleased to meet you: Debby Ryan (at left)!

Come aboard and find out who is reading Cunniff Kids News now!
Click on the question mark below to find out!


 

Some people may know Henry Winkler as an actor. Others may know him as an author. We at the Cunniff Kids News know him as the subject of one our 2010  interviews! Get to know him better by going to Pleased to meet you: Henry Winkler (at left)!



Hey! Who do you think might be reading the Cunniff Kids News now?
Click on the question mark below to find out!


Harvard's baseball team has developed quite a fan base at the Cunniff School, thanks to the players' help at the school! There will be a pep rally Friday and then fans can see the team play BC on Wednesday, April 4! See pictures of the players and Cunniff students and get all the game details in Fun and Games (at left)!

Art teacher Jessica Gillooly is teaching Cunniff School students about Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai with the help of giant murals on display in the Cunniff lobby! For the story and pictures, see Cunniff Culture (at left)!

CUNNIFF KIDS NEWS is on the air -- again!
Remember to tune in to Watertown Community Access television to watch
a new edition of the Watertown Weekly News tonight (Feb. 16) at 7 p.m.
for more stories from student reporters in the Cunniff Kids News newsroom!
Watertown Weekly News can be seen on Ch. 9 (Comcast) or Ch. 3 (RCN)


Terrible things may befall an author and an illustrator if they don't know
where to look for the best in student journalism.
(Unfortunate? We think not.)
Click on the question mark below to find out what they read


Watch and learn! That's what Cunniff Kids News reporters did when Katy Fitzpatrick, producer of the "Watertown Weekly News," came to the CKN newsroom! Find out how she has the whole town covered by reading the new story in An Interview with ... (at left)


Cats stay inside. Dogs, you’re OK, except for little chihuahuas. There are two new residents on Purvis Street, Rustle and Lina, the red-tailed hawks. Read all about them in the new story in The World Around Us (at left)!

Get ready for the 2011-12 NBA season with a preview of the Celtics and find out how watching the team play live at TD Garden will win over any fan! All this Fun and Games (at left)!

Another day, another Watertown native featured in Pleased to Meet You (at left), this time it's a person who breaks out FurReal pets at recess. Who is it? Read the new Cunniff Kids News profile to find out!


Which person at the school likes pecan pie, polar bears, and Papa Razzi? Go to Pleased to Meet You (at left) and get to know a member of the Cunniff staff a little better!


So, you think you can spell? It's time for Watertown's young students to sign up for the annual Townwide Spelling Bee, to be held Sunday, Jan. 29. Turn to Front Page News (at left) for the whole s-t-o-r-y.     


SPECIAL EDITION: The 2011 Holiday Gift Guide! In this season of giving, here are but a few ideas taken from the pages of the Watertown Splash and Cunniff Kids News (along with links to their accompanying stories)! Need ideas? Start by checking out the Cunniff Kids News and Watertown Splash 2011 Gift Guide (at left)!  



How can presidential candidates take the pulse of the people when they are on the campaign trail?
Click on the question mark below to find out!



It was a scary scene when an ice skating accident sends a Cunniff student to the hospital for emergency surgery! Read the first-person account in Front Page News (at left)! 

Cunniff students spent Thanksgiving with family and friends all over the country -- but not everybody ate turkey! Read the stories about the food, the family, and the fun in The World Around Us (at left)!

Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins is tough on the ice, but, off of it, he's very nice! Find out what he's like by reading an exclusive interview with the Cunniff Kids News in the section Fun and Games (at left)!

Artists Ventura and Norberto have been carving out an audience by carving ... dancing chickens? Meet the recent guests of the Cunniff School and see examples of their work in Cunniff Culture (at left)!

The Cunniff's fifth-grade classes will be taking a field trip Thursday to Oklahoma -- the musical "Oklahoma!" that is at Watertown Middle School. For details and show times, read the new story in Cunniff Culture (at left)!

Try to get a read on this one! From Bangor, Maine, comes the newest Cunniff personality profiled in Pleased to Meet You (at left)

Readers are in for a treat as three CKN reporters relay their first-person stories about Halloween 2011 in Halloween at the Cunniff (at left)!

Whose favorite food is tacos, likes to read to kids, and has a cat named Tiki? To find out, read the latest story in Pleased to Meet You (at left) and discover another story about one of the Cunniff's many interesting people!
Jenny Howard and a host of volunteers this week are busy turning the Cunniff's basement into a Haunted House, always a highlight of the annual Halloween Party set for Friday, Oct. 28! For all the details -- and a sneak peek -- turn to Halloween at the Cunniff (at left)!

This is the last weekend for King Richard's Faire in Carver, Mass., and the Cunniff Kids News wants you to see some of what you don't want to miss with three new videos of the performers in action 
in An Eye for News: King Richard's Faire! (at left)! 

The Cunniff Kids News celebrates the holiday weekend by debuting a new section, Fun Features! (at left), and introducing our readers to Gareth the Green Bean, star of CKN's first comic strip!

From the shores of the Merrimack, meet Mike DeKoster of Lowell's Boat Shop, the oldest continuously operating place of its kind in America, in An Interview with ... (at left)!

Huzzah, you are all invited to join the royal audience at Carver, Mass., to celebrate the 30th year of King Richard's Faire! Meet the king and get to know some of this year's acts with a new story and a lot of photos in An Eye for News: King Richard's Faire! (at left)! 

Watertown's annual Faire on the Square is this Saturday, Sept. 24, and once again the Cunniff School fifth-graders will be running the dunk tank behind the Watertown Boys and Girls Club. For more, read the story in Front Page News (at left)!


Where do the biggest stars of TV, movies, and music get their news? 

Click on the question mark below to find out!


 


Cunniff's Spring Fling is Friday, June 17, and features the unveiling of the community garden, as well as games, magic, and free pizza and ice cream! Get the lowdown on the evening's fun by reading the new story in Front Page News (at left)!


The stage is set for the Cunniff's annual play -- written and choreographed by this year's fifth-grade class -- and set to be performed twice on June 8! Sneak into one of the last rehearsals by reading the latest story in An eye for news: Fifth-grade play 2011 (at left)!

Who thinks the Cunniff Kids News is a force for good? 

Click on the question mark below to find out!

 


When it comes to their move to Watertown Middle School in September, Cunniff's fifth-graders are out in front! See the new story in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!
 
Cunniff School fifth-graders are stepping up their game for the annual play by being part of the dance committee! You'll be floored by their progress after reading the latest story in An eye for news: Fifth-grade play 2011 (at left)!

Megan McKee, a reporter for the Boston Globe who covers Watertown, proves to be quite a story herself.  See for yourself in The World Around Us! (at left)

The show goes on in the Cunniff's second grade as Mrs. Wolf gets her best role yet, standing in for Mrs. Sauder. Read the new story in Front Page News (at left)!

A free Science Carnival will be held Saturday, May 7, and the Charles River and MIT will be all aglow Saturday night, all as part of the Cambridge Science Festival! For information, read the story in The World Around Us (at left)!

Through hands-on activities, Cunniff fourth-graders gain appreciation for kids with Asperger's and autism. Read the story in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!

The writing committee shares favorite school memories in order to come up with the script for the Cunniff School's 2011 fifth-grade play. See how it is being done in our new section, An eye for news: Fifth-grade play 2011 (at left)!

Time to hear from three Celtics fans, who say that the last row of TD Garden is a great view! And the people at the games are proud to be loud! See more in Fun and Games (at left)!  

Celtics Von Wafer and Delonte West shared their stories with the Cunniff Kids News after reading to students at Perkins School for the Blind on March 7, 2011. See story and pictures in Fun and Games (at left)!
 
Concerned Cunniff fourth-graders have come up with a delicious way to help victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami: running a treat table at Little League Opening Day on Saturday, April 30!  For information on the fund-raiser and how to help, turn to the story in Front Page News (at left)!

Drag racer Jim McDonald gives the green light to an interview in the Cunniff Kids News! Hit the gas and go to An Interview With ... (at left)!

Wherever maple syrup, coyote tracks, and slime can be found, fun can't be far behind! And so it was for two Cunniff Kids News reporters who spent a vacation at Nature Camp! For more, head off To the Cove and Beyond! (at left)

Fifth-graders from Cunniff Elementary explore the MIT Museum, home of the upcoming Cambridge Science Festival! See for yourself in The World Around Us! (at left)

When Watertown hockey players are ready for their Three Minutes of Fame, the Bruins give them the TD Garden ice! Find out how by reading the story and seeing the pictures in Fun and Games (at left)! 

When the Jump Rope Club at Cunniff Elementary puts on a performance, it's not an occasion to be skipped! See story in Fun and Games (at left)!

Reporters for the Cunniff Kids News have a lot of opinions on the issues of the day, so where better to let them be heard than in our new Editorials section (at left)! The first editorial describes for parents what really goes on when kids go online!
 
Everyone's favorite bunnies, Max & Ruby, are coming to Boston for a live show at the Orpheum April 21 -- but not before author Rosemary Wells and stage director Patti Caplette answer questions from the Cunniff Kids News! See Cunniff Culture (at left)!

Everyone from Watertown and up and down the Charles is invited to help clean around the river on Saturday in the 12th annual Earth Day event! For details on how everyone can pitch in, read the new story in The World Around Us (at left)!

The primary for the 10th Middlesex Special Election is April 12, but, before you go out and vote, find out about each of the candidates in a new story about the successful Meet the Candidates night (at left)!   

Two new stories in Fun and Games, the Cunniff Kids News sports section (at left): First, the Watertown Wavemakers swim team dives into action at the regionals in Florida, then check in with the very popular Watertown youth lacrosse program!  

Mary Ellen Rinaldi will headline the fourth annual Comedy Night and Silent Auction on Friday, April 8, to benefit the Cunniff PTO! For show information, as well as special web links so that you can buy tickets or bid on your auction items now, right from home, go to the latest story in Cunniff Culture (at left)!

A skater about to perform in "Toy Story 3" -- his first big Disney on Ice show -- talks with reporters from the Cunniff Kids News in Front Page News (at left)

Lookin' for a glorious feeling? Then check out "Singin' in the Rain" produced by Watertown Children's Theatre this weekend! Two of the show's featured players stopped by the CKN newsroom to promote the classic musical, and their interviews can be found in the latest story in Cunniff Culture (at left)!

SPECIAL REPORT: The Cunniff Kids News joined with the town's other school newspapers to host a Meet the Candidates night for the 10th Middlesex District Special election! See our Special Report (at left) for an update and photo gallery of this first-of-its-kind political event!

Third-graders at the Cunniff are making a change for the good, planning and running a schoolwide fund-raiser to help Watertown's Pet Haven! For all the details, read the latest story in Front Page News (at left) -- but hurry, because the drive ends Friday, March 18!

 

Who is keeping in step with current events by reading the Cunniff Kids News! Click on the question mark below to find out!



 

Travel with two Cunniff Kids News reporters as they fly to Ireland to meet members of their parents' families by reading the new story in To the Cove and Beyond! (at left) 

In Corridors and Classrooms (at left), find out how a visit from a gemologist added luster to the Cunniff School and left the fourth-graders with a sparkle in their eyes! 

BREAKING NEWS! The three Watertown school newspapers are sponsoring a meet-the-candidates night for the 10th Middlesex special election on March 29 at Watertown Middle School!  Check out the story in The World Around Us! (at left) for the details!


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Second-grade teacher Shannon Sauder welcomed the newest member of the Cunniff family on Feb. 3, when she gave birth to son Parker! Find out all the details about mother and son in Front Page News (at left)!

Two new Cunniff Kids News stories: The annual Bandarama concert is set for March 9 -- see Cunniff Culture (at left) for details! A new art installation graces Cunniff hallway -- see for yourself in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)! 

Cunniff Kids News reporters were behind the scenes for opening night of the latest Disney On Ice show, "Toy Story 3," running through Feb. 27 at TD Garden! For more, go to Front Page News (at left)!  

Watertown students sit a spell and tell the Cunniff Kids News what it felt like to compete in the first townwide Spelling Bee in The World Around Us! (at left)

The murals of Diego Rivera are showcased in the Cunniff lobby this week, highlighting the annual art show, as well as Specialist Night on Wednesday, Feb. 16. See a sneak peek at Cunniff Culture (at left)!

Oh honey, look! More than 150 Watertown students in grades 2 through 5 swarmed to the Watertown Middle School to compete in the first townwide Spelling Bee! See what's got the whole town buzzing in The World Around Us! (at left) 

Dive into fun with the Watertown Wavemakers -- swimmers who pool their talents at the Watertown Boys & Girls Club! Meet the team and coaches Colleen and Matt when you read the new story in Fun and Games (at left)! 

A poll of nearly 300 people shows that students and Watertown Public School employees agree that a longer day is the way to make up for time lost to the storms. See all the results of the exclusive Cunniff Kids News/Watertown Splash poll by turning to Special Report: Snowstorm! (at left)

Because of Watertown's snow emergency, the Cunniff School's students and staff have had to roll with a new afternoon dismissal plan! Read all about it in Front Page News (at left)!

With some help from Lucille Ball, a student from North Carolina finds a new home in Watertown! Read all about her big move in the CKN Travel Section, To the Cove and Beyond! (at left)

How's this for a stroke of genius? The completed mural on the west wall of the Cunniff shows off its students' artistic vision! See up-close pictures of the finished work in Cunniff Culture (at left)!

Words can't describe how much Kathy Kopp has helped the community since she started visiting Mrs. Munger's class seven years ago! Now you can learn about her by reading the new story in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!

Watertown students and Cunniff Kids News reporters help design new PBS show, "Design Squad Nation," which premieres Sunday, Jan. 30! Read the story in Front Page News (at left)!

WWE's Beth Phoenix  -- one of two women ever to participate in the Royal Rumble -- answers questions from the Cunniff Kids News on the eve of annual pay-per-view, to be held Sunday, Jan. 30, at TD Garden! See how the reporters tried to pin her down by turning to Fun and Games (at left)!

Meet Julie Erwin, the Cunniff School's new third-grade teacher, in Pleased to Meet You (at left)! BONUS: For nearly 30 other previously published profiles of the Cunniff School most interesting people, check out Archive: Pleased to Meet You (below left)!

The Cunniff's annual Winter Concert gave students a chance to band together and show off all of the instruments available for them to play. Get tuned in by reading the new story in Cunniff Culture (at left)!

From the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, readers have been on top of the world! Start at the beginning of the series by discovering more about "The Lightning Thief" with a new story in Read All About It! (at left) -- the book section of the Cunniff Kids News!

From Yastrzemski to Yamaguchi, people's favorite sports figures are surprisingly all over the field. Check out the survey results by turning to Fun and Games, the Cunniff Kids News sports section (at left).

What's the buzz? Why it's the first Watertown Spelling Bee, to be held Feb. 13! Meet event organizer Amy Donohue and find out how Watertown students from second through fifth grade can participate by reading the new story in The World Around Us! (at left)!

The Cunniff Kids News is there as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks about her book "Extraordinary, Ordinary People" and being raised during segregation in Birmingham, Ala.! All of this and more in Front Page News (at left)!

On the weekend of the Patriots' latest big game, it's a good time to look at football at the youngest level with a story on the popular Watertown Belmont Pop Warner program in Fun and Games (at left)!

SPECIAL REPORT: Snowstorm! Cunniff Kids News reporters filed these eyewitness accounts, and many pictures, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, from the snowy streets and yards of Watertown! See Special Report: Snowstorm! (at left)

It is shocking how much fun the Cunniff School students are having in Mad Science class! Measure the electricity for yourself by reading the latest story in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!

Cunniff students, are, in a word, studying new words all the time -- but how they do it depends on the grade and the teacher. See how the kids, from kindergarten to fifth grade, are learning their spelling by turning to the story in Front Page News (at left)!

A recent second-grade reading program at the Cunniff School was a real hit with Red Sox manager Terry Francona! Turn to the Cunniff Kids News sports section, Fun and Games (at left), to find out what he said!

Fifth-graders applaud the bravo performances at the Watertown Middle School's recent staging of "Once Upon a Mattress." Read the review in Cunniff Culture (at left)!

Don't throw away those box tops and labels from food packages -- cut them out and turn them into the collection box in the Cunniff's front lobby and the school will benefit! Find out about these fund-raising programs and the person who runs them by reading the new story in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!

The laughs and sightseeing were plentiful when a Watertown family opened its doors for a week to two Danish teens during the students' recent trip to the United States! Get a taste of international travel by reading the new story in the travel section,  To the Cove and Beyond! (at left)

Fourth-graders became flush with knowledge after a recent visit from the MWRA! Soak in what they learned by reading the latest story in The World Around Us! (at left).

A LOOK BACK AT 2010! What was the best part of the year gone past? Reporters from the Cunniff Kids News talked with dozens of people and asked them that one simple question. To find out what they said, turn to Front Page News (at left) to read the responses!

Kids as young as 7 are learning the 4 R's -- reading, 'riting, and rock 'n' roll -- at Watertown's School of Rock! Meet its music director and find out about its winter vacation rock band camp by reading the new story The World Around Us! (at left).

Stephen Billhardt stepped down in June -- and is happy he did! Catch up with the former Cunniff principal by reading the latest story in Front Page News (at left)!

Here's our two cents' worth of advice: The next time you are in Chicago, visit the Money Museum! Talk about being worth the price of admission! Check out the details with the latest story in To the Cove and beyond! (at left), the CKN Travel section!

Chorus, band, and string ensembles playing on the same stage ... Doesn't that sound fun? It is time for the Cunniff School's annual Winter Concert to be held Tuesday, Dec. 14. Find out all the details by reading the latest story in Cunniff Culture (at left)!

The pool at Watertown Boys and Girls Club has everything a kid needs to enjoy swim class -- and no slimy fish! So, quick, go change, then hurry back and dive into the latest story in Fun and Games (at left)!

The annual Scholastic book fair returns this week to the Cunniff cafeteria, highlighted by a visit by Watertown author Kristin Kladstrup! Find out the best way not to lose your place (in line) by reading the new story in Front Page News (at left)!

The first Cunniff family movie night will be held Friday, Nov. 12! Find out all the details for this special event by reading the latest story in Cunniff Culture (at left)!

Cunniff third-graders were on the prowl during a recent trip to the Franklin Park Zoo! Find out all about their roaring good time by reading the latest story in The World Around Us! (at left)

The Wiggles, who are heading to Boston for two shows Nov. 5, took time during their worldwide tour to answer questions from the Cunniff Kids News about their life and music! Find out more about one of the world's most colorful and entertaining bands by reading the Q and A at Cunniff Culture (at left)!


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For Cunniff families, the annual Halloween party has become a familiar haunt over the years! This year's event is set for Friday, Oct. 29! Don't be scared -- catch up on all the information by reading the latest story in Front Page News (at left)!

Mena Ciarlone may have left the Cunniff School, but she is still helping teach its students! Find out about her new job, her new programs, and the meeting she is planning about student reading by checking out the latest story in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!


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King Richard's Faire is open for one more weekend before closing for the season! To get a feel for life in the Renaissance -- and some of the performances in "Carvershire" -- watch new Cunniff Kids News video of unique musical entertainment and a real live joust!  All of this and more at An eye for news: King Richard's Faire (at left)!

 

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Who is the new face in the crowd? Why it's Dr. Cynthia Crimmin, the new principal of the Cunniff School! Get to know her better by reading the new story in Front Page News (at left)!

The Cunniff's second-grade classes are having a reading contest, but to find out more you will have to read the whole story in Corridors and Classrooms (at left)!

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus makes its annual visit to Boston's TD Garden from Wednesday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 17.  Last year the circus gave the Cunniff Kids News unprecedented access behind the scenes on Opening Night! Go backstage with CKN's own story, as well as pictures and video of the famous Globe of Steel motorcycle stunt at An Eye for News: Ringling Bros. Circus (at left)!

With ribbon-cutting ceremonies held Oct. 7,  the new Watertown police station project is finally complete, making this a perfect time take to revisit -- through the eyes and words of the Cunniff Kids News reporters -- what the Main Street site looked like throughout the construction by going to Special report: New police station, 2008-2010 (at left)!

 


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Reporters from the Cunniff Kids News return to the site of the new Watertown police station for the fourth time in two years to find it open for business -- even before the grand opening gala! Take a tour of the new facility by reading the latest story in The World Around Us! (at left)

Talk about your constructive playtime! LEGO KidsFest is in Boston this weekend, and one of its organizers took time out preparing for the show to answer questions from the Cunniff Kids News! Read about an event to build your weekend around by going to Fun and Games (at left)!

King Richard's Faire opens Saturday, Sept. 4, for its 29th annual trip back to the Renaissance. Meet the king, queen, lord mayor, and many other the inhabitants of "Carvershire" -- including the ogre and the jugglers! -- by reading the new story, An eye for news: King Richard's Faire (at left)!

Part of being a fifth-grader at the Cunniff School is staging the annual play! Go behind the scenes for a story about this year's production, as well as many photos from rehearsals at An  eye for news: Fifth-grade play (at left)!
 
A new chapter is beginning in the life of new author Allison DiDomenico! Find out all about the Cunniff kindergarten teacher and her book, "You Can Do It, Fiona!" by turning to Front Page News (at left)!


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Four of the six eggs in Mrs. Munger's room have hatched, and the third-graders are bringing the chicks home each night! Find out how the year's fluffiest science project is progressing by reading An Eye for News: Baby Chicks 2010 (at left)!

All eyes were on the incubators in the back of Mrs. Munger's room Tuesday when the first chick was born! Now meet Sunshine for yourself with a story and pictures in a special section: An Eye for News: Baby Chicks 2010 (at left)!

EXTRA: See Tubby and Lemonade, two of the chicks hatched in Debbie Munger's third-grade classroom in 2009, as you have never seen them before -- in photos and video posted on a special Cunniff Kids News page, An Eye for News: Baby Chicks 2009 (at left)!


It's been quite a trip for Debby Ryan, starting with "The Suite Life on Deck." Follow her journey and get to know her better by reading the Cunniff Kids News interview with her at Pleased to meet you: Debby Ryan (at left)!


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Some people may know Henry Winkler as an actor. Others may know him as an author. We at the Cunniff Kids News know him as the subject of one our latest interviews! Get to know him better by going to Pleased to meet you: Henry Winkler (at left)!


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Rissa Bartholomew has a lot going on right now, but what leads her to her own Declaration of Independence? Read the review of Lynda B. Comerford's book to see if it is worth finding out in Read All About It! (at left).

Just how do you care for a dinosaur? Find out as the celebration of the relaunch of Read All About It!, CKN's book review section, continues!

Danny Lipman had no idea what lurked in the shadows ... Discover what he found there by reading the review of "The Shadow Project" in Read All About It! (at left)

The book review page has returned to the Cunniff Kids News! Kicking off the relaunch is a story featuring sugar-coated plums and King Rat's army and ... go to Read All About It! (at left) for more!


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More than 50 representatives of scholastic journalism in the Watertown schools surround actor Matthew Lewis (front row in black-and-white shirt), who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, at a Museum of Science press preview Oct. 22. The new Harry Potter exhibit, celebrating the science and magic of the Harry Potter films, opens Sunday, Oct. 25, and runs until Feb. 21.

First on the scene

Watertown student reporters cover new Harry Potter exhibit

Student journalists from three Watertown schools attended the invitation-only press screening of the new Harry Potter movie exhibit at Boston's Museum of Science Oct. 22. The reporters -- representing the Cunniff Kids News (from Cunniff Elementary), Watertown Splash (Watertown Middle School), and the Raider Times (Watertown High School) -- were given a guided tour by Robin Stapley, who created the exhibit. The 45 reporters, who ranged in grade level from kindergarten to high school seniors, also met actor Matthew Lewis, who portrays Neville Longbottom in the films.


Archive: The World Around Us
 -- WBZ-TV reporter Scott Wahle; master magician Bonaparte; reenactment of the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

An Eye for News -- The making of the CKN interview with Scott Wahle; Bonaparte's magic class in action;  the Shubert Theatre; reenactment of the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

Closer Look: Super Bowl -- CKN's special analysis of the 2008 Super Bowl.

Archive: Cunniff Culture -- Home of the Boston Lyric Opera; sumo wrestling at the Museum of Fine Arts.

An Interview With... -- Smoosh, Mary Pope Osborne; Megan McDonald; Nicole Keuchkarian.

May I Ask a Few Questions? -- Mike Reiss; Harry and the Potters; Math the Band; Angela Hucles.

Corridors and Classrooms -- Halloween party 2008; Elizabeth Uccello's trip; school store; Girl Scouts' food drive; WBZ's Todd Gutner; Mini Dells; hatching chicks in Mrs. Munger's room; Memorial Day assembly; Jump Rope for Heart fund-raiser; Brownie Troop 1988;  Essex Shipbuilding Museum; Halloween party 2009; Lost and Found; Harvard field trip; Skype; Ms. Rabbitt's projects; Scientist of the Day; Corridors and Classrooms.

Cunniff Culture -- Ralph Masiello; Vincent Van Gogh lobby display; Frank Santorelli; Gustav Klimt lobby display; Watertown Public Schools art show; Xtranormal; Cunniff mural.

The World Around Us -- Archeologists at Gore Place; Free Comic Book Day; Kindergarten trip to police and fire stations; science museum trip; Watertown Police Station construction site; Charlesbridge Publishing; Gamewright games; the Sims; Plumbing Museum; The Comic Stop; The Browne House; Dunk Tank; Fifth-grade car wash.

Front Page News -- Memories of 2008; teachers switching classes; Scholastic book fair; Spring Fling; a look back at 2009; Haiti earthquake; school store; Stephen Billhardt steps down as principal; Cunniff PTO; MIT's Curiosity Awards; Spring Fling.

Fun and Games -- Boston Blazers; Afterschool Sports; Ryan Murphy of the Lowell Devils; swimming at the Watertown Boys and Girls Club; Sensei Craig; youth lacrosse; jump rope club; Fit Club; Afterschool Sports; Squirt A hockey; Family Fitness; World of Wheels; professional indoor lacrosse.

Pleased to Meet You: Greg Marcotte;  Patty Donovan;  Allison DiDomenico; Danika Johnsky; Toni Carlson; Sheila Doherty.

To the Cove and beyond! -- San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Read All About It -- "Spoon" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; "Diogenes" by M.D. Usher; "Annie's Adventures"; "Mudshark" by Gary Paulsen; "Confetti Girl" by Diana Lopez; "Dessert First" by Hallie Durand; "Spelling B and the Missing Magic" by Lexi Connor; "The Underneath".

Exclusive! Reporters from the Cunniff Kids News and the Watertown Splash were at TD Garden for opening night of the Ringling Brothers Circus, where they were given unprecedented access to performers and were able to go behind the scenes! To share just a taste of what they saw, see photos and video of the famous Globe of Steel motorcycle stunt at An Eye for News: Ringling Bros. Circus (at left)!

A CKN EXCLUSIVE! More than 50 members of the Cunniff Kids News and the Watertown Splash traveled to Foxborough for a tour of Gillette Stadium, a trip through the Patriots' Hall of Fame, and exclusive interviews with Patriots greats Len St. Jean and John Hannah! Read the story, look at the pictures, and watch the video all by going toAn Eye for News: Gillette Stadium (at left)!






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