Sincerely Someone, Week #1

How do you overcome fear?

Overcoming fear can be a tough thing to do.


I am not going to lie, there is no real answer to this question. However, there are tools that you can practice that can help you overcome your fears. One thing that you could do when you feel fear coming on, is to try and change the way that you think about the thing that you fear. By exposing yourself to the thing that you may fear, you eventually then train your brain to not be as afraid. Another tool is to try telling yourself that you are capable of getting through any situation. This will not only help you develop skills to overcome your fear, but will help build your self-confidence. Another big thing you should do that will help you develop new skills and have control of your fear, is to challenge yourself to do new things that you’re scared to do. Big or small, if you step out of your comfort zone, even just a little it’s progress. By forming the habit of exposing yourself to something that scares you on a daily basis, you will form the habit of becoming comfortable. This in turn will cause you to start to gain courage for yourself and the things that you may fear to do.


How do you get over a death of a close friend that you weren’t on good terms with before they died?

Death is never an easy subject, especially if it was someone special.


Overall, death is hard. It’s a crappy, saddening place to be and can completely destroy a person, as well as their well being, mindset, and the way that they experience their emotions. Arguments? They suck. In most cases they drain the energy out of you, they make you experience guilt and regret which aren’t the best emotions to feel. Quite truthfully, there is no way to get over a death. There is nothing that will make the truth of the death not be there. The only thing there is, are ways to cope with losing someone. Although there are ways that you can cope, you can try getting involved with therapy, you can talk to people that you’re comfortable with, you can do things that relax you, and you can cry it out. Each person as an individual has their own way(s) of coping with things that hurt, both good or bad. Some need help, and some can manage on their own. As for being on good terms or bad, you cannot blame yourself for anything that your loved one may have gone through and/or experienced. People tend to either place blame on someone else or take the blame upon themselves after a death of someone. It doesn’t help that the blame gets passed around even more when past arguments come up and are re-lived. The thing that is so important to realize is that regardless of what caused the death, there is nothing one can do to save a person. As humans, we learn to cope with the tragic events that life throws at us, but never does one fully get over a death.


I think back on memories from past relationships, both good and bad, and it is not something that I can help. What should I do when I do get them? Why do they affect me the way they do? How do I control my feelings from wandering while recalling the past?



That’s all that you can do. Accept the past for the past. In a relationship, you build. You have created memories, some that maybe you don’t want to remember. There will always be some things that hit you harder than others, but only because you once cared about those more than anything else. Eventually you will learn tools that will help you to be able to control your emotional response to your memories. There might be triggers or certain things that you see and they will automatically bring you back to what once was, but what is now not. While thinking back, you have to be a strong person, and not let them affect you so much. Your feelings may wander, but you have to remember the goods and bads, and why you’re no longer with that person.  




Any Fin is Possible, If You Don’t Trout Yourself!

Innovation Tech Students served the community by helping out Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery in Elbridge, New York as part of their outdoors advisory led by Mr. Feinberg. Students spent three hours loading the trucks to bring trout to local waters to prepare for opening day of trout season. Students also transferred fish to different ponds and took a tour of the facility which opened in 1936, a part of FDR’s New Deal.

Mascot Contest

Innovation Tech is looking for a mascot and we need your help!



Original art, no art theft (taking images from Google or any other site)

Could be anything, does not have to be an animal

Name for the mascot (Example: Otto the orange)

You may collaborate with other students

You can draw your mascot traditionally or digitally

Submit by (insert date that we will agree upon)

Brief summary as to why mascot was chosen

Keep it G-Rated


Prizes include:

All qualified participants will be invited to a pizza party.

Top 5 winners will have their artwork displays on our website.

The winner of 1st prize will win a poster of their mascot, a gift basket, and, of course, your mascot will represent our school!


Submit below:

Ed Sheeran Releases Amazing Singles (2017)

Ed Sheeran recently released an album featuring two hit singles called “Shape of You’ and “Castle on the Hill”. These songs show a new side of his music that hasn’t quite been revealed until now! The album is called “Divide”, and although in his previous albums he commonly used calming beats and only a few upbeat, he has evolved and has begun to make more upbeat songs.

“ The club isn’t the best place to find a lover
So the bar is where I go
Me and my friends at the table doing shots
Drinking faster and then we talk slow
Come over and start up a conversation with just me
And trust me I’ll give it a chance now
Take my hand, stop
Put Van The Man on the jukebox
And then we start to dance
And now I’m singing like “

When Ed Sheeran was writing the song “Shape of You”, he stated that he kept thinking “This would really work for Rihanna”. The first verse in the song is basically about how you can’t find love at a club, so he decides to go to a bar, where things are more relaxed. Sheeran is then drinking with his friends, when he sees a girl walk up to his table and she begins to talk to him. Then he contemplates giving the girl a chance. So, then they play a track from Van The Man on a jukebox and begin to dance to the song. During the song he continues to talk about how he gets to know her and falls for her more and more. So basically, this song is about a budding romance he finds in a bar. Taylor Weatherby has claimed “ ‘Shape of You’ “doesn’t quite sound like your typical Sheeran tune. But that almost serves as an indication of what the “Thinking Out Loud” singer has been up to during his hiatus: creating music that still feels like Sheeran, just with a new twist.” Many fans are agreeing that is Ed Sheeran has certainly made an even greater album than his previous ones (which didn’t seem possible due to the fact that his past albums were lyrical masterpieces). His change in style varies and has been enjoyed by many throughout the years.

“ Found my heart and broke it here
Made friends and lost them through the years
And I’ve not seen the roaring fields in so long, I know I’ve grown
But I can’t wait to go home “

In the song “Castle on the Hill”, Ed Sheeran is talking about what his life was like growing up in Suffolk, England. Sheeran has a special spot in his heart for his hometown, during this song he talks about how he fell in love and also got his heart broken there. He explains how he has made memories with and lost friends throughout the years. He has grown wiser throughout time and he doesn’t see things the same way he did when he was younger. He explains that he understands things have changed around him too, but he can’t wait to go back home. This is not only very inspiring, but also i’m sure it’s very relatable for many! The song has a bit of an upbeat rhythm but simultaneously can also get you thinking of your hometown and all of the memories you have made.
After Ed Sheeran took a long break, he came back into 2017 with a very appreciated BANG!! His songs show soul and tell amazing stories. “I really wanted to show two different sides to my music that I’m equally as passionate about and I just knew I wanted to roll with two songs at the same time,” Sheeran said in a statement. He then claims “I’m absolutely buzzing to be back.” A bunch of fans, as well as Sheeran himself are excited to hear more of what he has to offer and what new music he will release.


Protecting the Piping Plovers

Innovation Tech students are soaring to help the Piping Plover, as part of their Science in the News class (SNEWS). Students are creating a website to raise awareness about this special bird.
“The beaches are where (the birds eggs’) they’re hatched and people are walking all over their nests. Even worse, there are racoons who eat the eggs!” said Kiara Marie, a student who’s doing the project. These precious small birds are endangered due to their habitats being disturbed.
The group of students are creating a website to raise awareness for this bird. This website tells you why they’re important and ways they could be protected. Several students created groups to raise awareness for other endangered animals like; the chittenango snail, the short-eared owl,and the bog turtle. The project lasted four weeks and concluded on the 28th of February.


If you’re interested in learning more you can visit the website:

How Innovation Tech is Growing Our Community

In Mr. Feinberg’s fishing and outdoors advisory, students are sprouting an idea that will help them branch out into the community.

One of the four pillars of Innovation Tech is community service, and students in this class are striving to live up to the high expectations for this pillar. There are three other groups in this advisory including: hiking/cleaning trails, fishing lure crafts, and fishing competitions. After establishing their group goal, the gardening group decided to raise money for their field trip to Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery.

“Basically we’re gonna work together as a group to grow a garden and sell the goods we harvest. The money raised will go to our community service day at the hatchery. In the end it’s a win win,” says group member Franky McIlroy.

While details of the garden are still being discussed, the students are very excited and cannot wait to start their garden and make our community a better place. The plan right now is for the group to grow various vegetables from seedling all the way until harvest.

“We’ve really loved the idea of this helping multiple different groups of people, we get to help the community and provide a harvest worth of goods, the people get to have  freshly grown goods, we get to raise money to go on a trip, which in turn helps out the hatchery as well. I see some really great benefits coming out of this,” Antonio MacCombie explains.

“It’s really gonna help our community out, I’m excited to see where it goes,” Tyler Miller adds.