• On Jan. 23, fifth graders at Marcy Elementary School had the opportunity to learn about the Mandarin Chinese language from Dana Gaska, a Mandarin Chinese teacher who works for the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES. Gaska gave a presentation on Mandarin Chinese to all of the fifth grade students, and she had the students speaking the language and acting out some of the words. The students seemed to be interested in the Distance Learning Program at Parkway.