2023 Coding and Cocoa

Superintendent Morse with students in the classroom during Coding and Cocoa.

Superintendent Morse with students while visiting a classroom during Coding and Cocoa.

Updated 12/19/2023: You may read the full press release here.

On Wednesday, December 5-6, 2023, Oyster River students of all grade levels engaged in coding activities in celebration of the Hour of Code. High school students celebrated on December 5, while elementary and middle school students participated on December 6.

Oyster River schools host Coding and Cocoa annually the first week of December during Computer Science Education Week.

Digital Learning Specialists Celeste Best (high school), Janet Martel (middle school), Susan Leifer (Mast Way), and Sarah Curtin (Moharimet) coordinated the activities for their respective schools.

Middle school students assisted grades K- 4 students by providing technical support remotely via Teams. Fourth graders at Mast Way School enjoyed their cocoa in a mug they created in art class.

The ORCSD wishes to extend a warm thank you to all team members who supported coding activities and volunteered and helped make this event a success.

Liberty Mutual, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Turbocam, and Mobius Mobility imparted the importance of code to students by hosting presentations and experiential activities. Numerous parents, guardians and community members served hot cocoa to students.

A Moharimet student receiving technical support over a Teams meeting.

A Moharimet student receiving remote technical support from middle schoolers in the classroom.

Mast Way students enjoying a cup of hot cocoa in their classroom.

Mast Way students enjoying a cup of cocoa in their classroom.

Middle school team members getting ready to serve hot cocoa to students.

Oyster River Middle School team members served cocoa to students.

High schools students enjoying a cup of cocoa.

High school students celebrated Coding and Cocoa on December 5, 2023. A group of students is pictured enjoying a cup of hot cocoa.